When it comes to tech, 20 years can seem more like 200.

Back in 1998, when the Miami Herald launched its first ever Business Plan Challenge, Miami had no real startup community. Most of that year's winners — and those from many of the years that followed — were spread t...

Two years ago, Cambridge Innovation Center announced it would be expanding to Miami, taking most of the space in the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park, which is now called Converge Miami. And at that time it made a bold prediction: that it would quickl...

August 13, 2017

Anywhere you turn in Miami, it seems, you can find women in leadership positions in tech, from CIC Miami, to Refresh Miami, to The LAB, to Wyncode.

Yet despite their high profiles, some of these same women say Miami’s tech scene is no better than the national tech commu...

Miami is a teenager with a mustache. Anyone who’s been in a meeting with me knows how I feel about metaphors, and talking about our city is no exception. By this particular one, I mean that we are still an adolescent – with all of the awkward growth spurts and opportun...

Women make up just 25 percent of all angel investors. This group wants to change that.

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April 13, 2017

If you ask a local, South Florida’s startup scene is burgeoning—some have even tossed around the moniker “Silicon Beach.”

Locals and transplants alike are contributing to and supporting the growth of our emerging entrepreneurial class, which begs the question—why is Sou...

March 23, 2017

The numbers don’t lie--female angel investors’ contributions to the economy has exponential benefits, but they make up only a fraction of the global angel investor pool. Here’s how Aminta Ventures is changing that.

It’s not news that Silicon Valley’s gender gap--both in...

The numbers say it all. 

Women make up only about 25 percent of angel investors in general, and women received just 29 percent of angel capital sought in 2015.

It gets worse as the checks get bigger. In the venture capital world, less than 5 percent of VCs are women. Onl...

February 16, 2017

Quick question: How many famous female venture capitalists can you name?

If the answer is none, there’s a depressing reason why: Women make up as little as 4 percent of deal-making venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, according to Techcrunch, and 25 percent of angel i...

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