In 2020, six of the county commissioners will term out and their seats will be open for election. For those unfamiliar, the role of the county commission is to make laws for Miami-Dade County, create policy solutions to our most challenging problems, and allocate resources in our $7B budget. At its most effective, this board should be able to work together to bring us much closer to solving transit, affordable housing, economic development, and climate change preparedness.
The Beacon Council named Venture Café Miami and CIC Miami as finalists for the 16th Annual Beacon Awards, both in the category of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. These awards are bestowed on organizations and individuals who have made impact and demonstrated leadership in the categories outlined in the One Community, One Goal initiative.
Pathwaves are the creators of Neural Empowerment. What do they really do? They help people optimize their flow, however they define that for themselves. Said another way, they compress time and compound change by working at the intersection of neuroplasticity, neurotech and psychology.
“Artists should think of themselves as innovators and entrepreneurs... The birth of Creator’s Lounge was a mission to make local creators and makers aware of the resources around them... and [give them] practical business skills to thrive and survive and respond to the market,” says Medrano, who also works as a senior relationship partner at the CIC.
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 quickly become a hub for entrepreneurship in Miami.
The University of Miami and the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami (CIC Miami) have partnered to establish South Florida's first shared wet lab space for early stage biomedical startups. Years in the making, it is the final piece of the puzzle to attracting and fostering biomedical discoveries in the South Florida region.
At CIC Miami, our mission is to change the world through innovation by developing ecosystems that allow exceptional entrepreneurs to create new products and companies better and faster. We enable startups to connect, collaborate and grow by building resource-rich communities. Since opening in Miami in October 2016 as part of the Converge Miami innovation district, we have tried to not only become a center of entrepreneurial and innovative activity in our city, but also to reflect the artistic personality and dynamism that Miami is known for. As such, we have worked with numerous local craftsmen, artists, and designers for both permanent installations and temporary activations of our space."
A Memorandum of Understanding signed between Medellin's Ruta N and the Cambridge Innovation Center Miami (CIC Miami) will create a connection between the companies located in The Sun City and the capital of Antioquia to exchange experiences, practices, resources and knowledge and to facilitate the expansion and growth of entrepreneurship linked to both institutions.
Babson College plans to announce Monday that it is expanding to Miami, where it will begin offering some of its top-ranked graduate programs in the fall of 2018.
Babson’s newest hub, which will be located at the Cambridge Innovation Center at 1951 NW 7th Ave., will build on its base of 1,300 area alumni, the institution’s fourth largest alumni group, and a growing relationship in Miami’s entrepreneurship community. Miami will be Babson’s third location outside its main campus in Wellesley, Mass. It also has campuses in Boston and San Francisco."
"As with any good metropolis, Miami’s startup success is scattered across a couple key neighborhoods, like Wynwood, Brickell, and Lincoln Road. But a focal point has emerged inside a single building on the border of Overtown and Allapattah.
In less than a year, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Miami, located in the old UM Life Science & Technology Park building off I-95, has grown into a launch pad for some of the city’s most promising startups."
Maxeme Tuchman and Alvaro Sabido run Caribu, an app that bridges the miles and brings families together at story time. They took third place in the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. Marsha Halper, Miami Herald File.
Startup Spotlight: Through a simple-to-use app, Cargo42 provides companies an option to ship locally for a lower rate with trucks that have empty space in them. At the same time, trucking companies enjoy an additional revenue stream and maximize the trucks’ productivity.
Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), a well-established entrepreneur community and work space, has moved to Miami. The space has only been open in full since this fall, but it’s already working to bring the same support and resources to Miami startups that other CIC locations have already done in the past for other startups you may have heard of — Google, for instance.
Located at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park in Overtown, CIC Miami offers plenty of event space, offices, and co-working areas. There’s even a Venture Café hub on the sixth floor.
On Saturday, January 21st, over 1.700 people attended the official opening party of CIC Miami. With visitors from as far as Santiago and Tokyo, guests enjoyed a fair of innovation with great food, drink, and entertainment. Check out photos here!
The University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park will be renamed Converge Miami to more inclusively brand the building for what the University of Miami hopes it will become: a hub of entrepreneurship and technology reaching across industries as well as geographies.
Following its recent launch, Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Miami, a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with CIC Miami – the newest expansion out of what was originally known as the Cambridge Innovation Center in Massachusetts. All WIN Lab Miami entrepreneurs, also known as WINners, will work out of CIC Miami’s brand new space on the third floor at 1951 NW 7th Avenue.
The South Florida Accelerator has expanded with a new location at the Cambridge Innovation Center at Converge Miami, formerly known as the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park.The second space aims to accommodate TSFA’s rapid growth as an off-ramp startup accelerator and leverage the area’s talent pool.
With its growing number of locations, CIC is working to find ways to increase interconnectivity and collaboration between clients & communities across the states, and soon across the globe! Last week, CIC Miami welcomed Michael Burtov, of GeoOrbital, from CIC’s headquarters in Cambridge. A long time client of CIC, and a true creator, Michael was recommended to speak at the Masters of Tomorrow Summit in Miami by our General Manager, Natalia Martinez-Kalinina.
CIC aims to better the world through innovation. We do this by building diverse ecosystems that allow exceptional entrepreneurs to create new products and companies better and faster. Our Office Hours program provides a platform for experts across all industries, like you, to share their unique knowledge, stories, and tools with emerging innovators. Join this dialogue and be a part of our community.
A vision of Miami as a technology hub is coming into focus.
The Cambridge Innovation Center is the latest high-profile startup-centric organization to bet big on Miami’s future. The company chose Miami as its second U.S. expansion location, and its center will eventually house more than 500 tech startup companies.