Next week, SUP-X, the Startup Expo, hits TechLauderdale, this week, we take a look at Miami’s startup ecosystem.
First published in TNW by Conrad Egusa CEO, Publicize & Espacio Media Incubator.
Many may have been surprised when Miami made the shortlist for the Amazon HQ2 finalists, and even more so when Amazon’s search committee made a second trip to the city in the fall of 2018.
After all, the city is very different from the other large urban contenders New York City, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington DC. With its beaches, art deco architecture and multi-cultural flavor, Miami is generally characterized by its booming tourism and real estate industries.
However, in the same way as Miami earned its nickname ‘The Magic City’ for its rapid urban growth in the late 19th century, over the last seven years the city has placed itself on the map as a quickly growing international tech and startup hub.
Tech giants such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, Uber, Lyft and Spotify have all based their LatAm headquarters in Miami, and the city is now home to 139 startups and companies on the Inc. 5000 list – registering the highest startup density found in the US, at roughly 247.6 startups per 100,000 people. All of this contributes to Miami now being rated the second most entrepreneurial city in the U.S according to the Kauffman Index. Over this past year, I made a visit and was able to get a glimpse into the city’s startup scene…
Read the complete article here: https://thenextweb.com/podium/2019/07/15/an-entrepreneurs-guide-to-miamis-startup-ecosystem/