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Video: Claps for Mr. Yap

People say Mr. Yap is crazy. But ask him, and he’ll tell you he’s just “crazy happy.” George Yap migrated from Jamaica to Miami in 1976 with $50 in his pocket. With the help of family and friends, he founded Leasa Industries in 1977 inside a dilapidated warehouse in Liberty City. Today, his company is […]

/ February 13, 2019


Video: Meet Overtown’s RBG, Ms. Jackie Bell

At 81, Jackie Bell is far from retirement. She may not have a computer or a smartphone, but what she lacks in technology, she makes up for in resilience. She remembers the Overtown she grew up in, before the construction of I-95 drove businesses out of the community. “You didn’t know you were segregated,” she […]

/ January 10, 2019


What job hunting in South Florida’s tech scene is really like

South Florida’s tech scene is growing fast — but not fast enough, or in not the right ways, for many local jobseekers.

/ October 16, 2017


South Florida got its first high-profile startup exit this week

CIC Miami prepares for another “launch,” NewCo arrives in Miami, and the Miami Herald’s Business Plan Challenge declares its finalists.

/ April 21, 2017


Four things to know about Miami startups this week

Miami’s food startups take the spotlight.

/ April 14, 2017


Five things that happened on the Miami startup scene this week

Miami now has a VC-In-Residence, the Knight Foundation makes a big bet on Miami startups, and South Florida moves up a spot on the VC tables.

/ April 7, 2017


Startup.Miami job board

A rundown of tech and startup job openings in South Florida, updated monthly

/ February 6, 2017


Where can I find coworking space?

Innovative workspaces and serendipitous interactions are important parts of the connective tissue that makes a community possible. We collected some of the leading Miami coworking and maker spaces here.

/ January 14, 2016