Author Archive for: OCT Admin

SERGE ELKINER of Yellow Pepper – Navigating the Miami Startup Ecosystem

Serge Elkiner Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Serge Elkiner is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of YellowPepper,an innovative company that provides mobile-banking and payment solutions across Latin America. Under Serge’s leadership, YellowPepper is revolutionizing the banking and payments industry by making mobile payments a reality. His unique vision is bearing fruit forging partnerships with major banks, financial institutions and business enterprises alike. Across the region,YellowPepper

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THRIFTER Miami Startup Journey

OCT met up with Victor Gosa, this cool and genuinely hip guy is making waves across the inter-webs with thriftermia.com. His story to make it happen, is as rad as it comes and speaks to the entrepreneurial spirit blossoming in the magic city. Awesome photos by the great Michael Alexander and amazing creative directing by Hope Kauffman! OCT: How was Thrifter founded? It was founded

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Miami Soup’s Carl Hildebrand

As founder and director of MIAMI SOUP, Carl Hildebrand secured funding from the Knight Foundation in order to award micro-grants for social innovation projects. Carl brought to Miami this unique international funding model which is a non-bureaucratic format for the implementation of change at the local level.  Launched on May 1st, 2014 in Soya & Pomodoro’s historic Great Hall, the

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Jorge Cortes, Momentum in Miami

We met up with Jorge Cortes, this Colombian American entrepreneur is on a mission. From his work with the free trade agreement between Colombia and USA to now building Momentum International, focused on fostering innovation and social entrepreneurship among younger generations in South Florida and Latin America. Jorge’s passion for prosperous ideas for solutions is evident across everything he is creating. Our City

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Ebonie Mukasa Miami Social Entrepreneur

Ebonie Mukasa – The Challenges and Triumphs of Being a Miami Social Entrepreneur Words & Images: Ilana Berman Social entrepreneurs are the new philanthropists. They are individuals who, through innovative business practices, find solutions to the problems that vex our communities, states, and countries. Founder of CLOAK INC, Ebonie Mukasa, is a social entrepreneur committed to putting the mission before the

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