Economy

Revive the Apprentice Model in Miami

We are growing a new pathway for professional success in Miami. According to recent studies, Miami is the hardest city in the country to find a job. Young people go into debt getting college degrees, to then find themselves underemployed or unemployed, working most frequently in entry-level roles where they learn from the lowest ranking managers in a company. That's a backward way to build a vibrant talent force. ...more »

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In The Loop 305

IN THE LOOP 305 asks what it takes to actualize a creative economy in Miami? IN THE LOOP 305 asks how can we promote more age, ethnic, and geographic diversity in the culture spaces of Miami? IN THE LOOP 305 asks how we change our city by having the ability to influence change agents? Goals: * Support the creative industries. * Reduce silos and support the policy changes needed to make Miami a friendlier city. * Develop ...more »

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Service Dogs and Restaurants

This project witll work with Chambers of Commerce and reaturant owners to educate them about the service dog provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law. We also propose to train users of service dog.Service dogsa re individually trained to serve people with disabilities, come in a lsizes and breeds, and serve a range of disabilities. This project will reduce tensions, and increase awareness. ...more »

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eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas is a not-for-profit initiative developed by the Technology Foundation of the Americas (TFA) that serves as a catalyst for establishing Miami as a technology hub. This large-scale technology conference is the defining moment for tapping into the diverse potential of local entrepreneurs and helping to transform our community’s economy. Our mission is to help advance Miami’s technology ecosystem through ...more »

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Ignition Accelerator for Nonprofits and Social Ventures

The Ignition Accelerator provides early-stage development for innovative ideas with social impact. The program is for non-profits and individuals to help develop viable and sustainable social programs. Our curriculum is based on developing successful non-profit and social ventures. We apply entrepreneurial principles to social impact projects by focusing on (1) rapid access to funding, (2) intensive educational programming ...more »

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FU Nights Miami

FU Nights occur in 20+ cities around the world. As a goal, it is global movement that aims to accelerate the learning process while reaching people closer to actual cases of business failure. Logistically, it is a monthly event series where entrepreneurs talk about their biggest professional or business failure in a candid way. As a Miami-specific example, Faquiry Diaz (CEO, Tres Mares Group) has already agreed to be ...more »

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Sustainable Manufacturing in South Florida

The existing approach to product development/manufacturing is in dire need of a paradigm shift. Resources and labor have been outsourced to such an extent that the carbon footprint associated with consumer products is through the roof. Not to mention legislation, companies and organizations are pulling together to demand a more eco-conscious approach to daily practices and protocol. D Squared Engineering seeks to improve ...more »

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Kiva Zip Miami

Kiva Zip is a crowd-lending platform that enables financially excluded small entrepreneurs to access loan capital. These entrepreneurs are able to crowd-fund a loan of 5 to 10K with 0% interest on our platform. Through our platform more than 35,000 lenders from around the world have lent to entrepreneurs in the United States. In addition to the financial capital, our borrowers also connect with thousands of lenders who ...more »

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Preserving Haitian Identity through Economic Security

NE2P’s proposal is to further support our capabilities to execute the Business Improvement District (BID) process for Little Haiti (LH) in Miami, Florida, ultimately securing a BID for the area leading to increased economic growth, artistic environment, and local civic engagement. Miami has the largest Haitian population outside of Haiti, and LH is the only US neighborhood identified as a Haitian ethnic enclave. Using ...more »

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Incubate Social Change

As Miami grows it faces a number of serious social and environmental problems that will impede its ability to have a truly robust economy and compete in global markets. We believe that our local entrepreneurs can solve these problems: problems that are not being addressed effectively by other sectors alone, problems that also represent substantial market opportunities and the potential for diversified and inclusive job ...more »

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popSTART

popSTART is a not-for-profit initiative of the Global Shapers Community: Miami Hub which aims to help small independently owned businesses by connecting them with strategic resources throughout the local community.

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