Words & Images: Ilana Berman Raising capital for your budding business just became delicious. FEAST Miami, a grassroots organization is cooking up an arts revolution, holding vegan dinners that micro-fund arts ventures—And chef Loren Pulitzer is the one behind the scenes, cooking up the revolution. Here’s how it works: you and your friends pay what ..
LiveNinja is a live video chat marketplace that connects users with experts in various topics, fields and expertise. Meet CEO and co-founder Will Weinraub who shares the startup life in Miami, why his team believes in Live Ninja, and the impact he wishes to have through this inspiring organization. Also meet Alfonso Martinez, the creative ..
W&P: Ilana Berman University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center looks a little brighter these days. Maybe it’s because of the new building. Or perhaps it’s the smiles of recent graduates glad to be rid of homework. But one new development stands out among the rest: the opening of a permanent exhibition featuring 80—that’s right, 80—artworks by ..
Urban.Us is organized by Shaun Abrahamson + Stonly Baptiste these two guys are on a mission to identify, fund, and grow smart city startups poised to effectively solve urban problems. Their focus on startups working with cities is a trend on the rise, that impacts local governments to better cope with matters like public transportation, mobility, and transparency. Both ..
Words & Photography: Ilana Berman In the heart of Downtown Miami lie seven shipping containers. They typically carry things like canned goods and washing machines. But inside these graffiti decorated containers is something very different: theater. Two and half years ago, Jorge Monje brought an innovative theater concept from Spain to Miami. He envisioned short ..
Alyce M. Robertson, executive director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority directs the activities of the public organization while driving its mission to make Downtown Miami a world class city and international center for commerce, culture, and tourism. Our City Thoughts: Why did you decide to build a life in Miami? Alyce Robertson: I moved ..
Q&A by Christian Beltz Our City Thoughts: Why did you create the Motivational Edge in Miami? Ian Welsch: I founded The Motivational Edge in Miami because I am inspired by the diversity of this city’s student population and what that means for the ever changing world of education. Miami is a ripe and raw city; ..
Camila Souza or Cami as her friends call her was born in Brazil and raised in Peru, a globe trotter whose communications work has spanned from organizations like Greenpeace International, The Organization of Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) where she worked to empower the indigenous community of Mapuches in ..
Austin Allan is the founder of Tio Gazpacho, an innovative Spanish inspired cold soup start-up. He was born in NJ. School at Washington University in St. Louis. Studied Spanish Lit and Marketing. Studied in Madrid. Moved to Barcelona after college. Then DC and NYC for four years each. Our City Thoughts: Why have you decided ..
By Adam Goldberg There’s something going around Emerge this inaugural year. No, not advertisements disguised as panel questions (that happens at every conference). It’s this word, the same way 2013’s word was “Social Media”. When we were kids, anything from a too-clever question to a chair-slamming tantrum was considered “disruptive”. Kids would trudge (or get ..
Meet Komal Delani, at the launch party for eMerge Americas TechWeek Miami 2014. Watch her as she shares her thoughts on how she believe this conference is the perfect spot to show all the awesome Latin American tech startups
Watch this candid power breakfast with Manny Medina and his daughter Melissa Medina, as they talk about the eMerge Americas Conference, success, naysayers, and a vision for Miami’s future. Manuel D. “Manny” Medina is “one of South Florida’s most successful tech entrepreneurs”, noted for selling his Terremark data services company in 2012 to Verizon Communications ..