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Latinoamérica desearía tener un ambiente emprendedor tan poderoso como el que ofrece CIC Miami. CIC te entrega todo lo que un emprendedor Latino necesita tener en Estados Unidos. Estar acá nos abrió las puertas con el mundo de los grandes negocios en Miami.

—Juan Manuel Santos y Lucas Jaramillo, Event Collective Founders (from Colombia)

 

What we offer

CIC Miami offers a business immersion experience with the intention of supporting foreign companies looking to scale, establish a presence in the United States, or explore engagement opportunities in this market. Our softlanding package includes:

  • Free coworking for 15 days for up to two members per company.

  • Extended period in co-working at a reduced rate of $250/mo/person for up to one month.

  • Connections to programmatic objectives, help navigating strategic exploration of Miami, and introductions to relevant stakeholders and experts (Legal, Financial & Accounting, Human Resources, Investment seeking and preparation, User Experience (UX) and Coding, Compliance, Predictive Analytics, Government relations/interaction and Marketing & Branding).

As with all of our clients, we believe that companies should have as much time and energy as possible to focus on their core business. In order to support them in doing so, we have designed a concierge solution that supports them operationally. For this reason, all of our services are unmetered and included in the cost, so there are no added charges or additional hassles. These include CIC’s core amenities:

  • Flexible 30-day leases

  • 24/7 building access

  • Coworking Space

  • Fully stocked kitchens

  • High-speed internet & dedicated phone lines

  • Unmetered usage of 26 conference rooms & 14 phone booths

  • Unmetered printing/copying

  • Mail & guest reception services (business commercial address)

  • Weekly Community events

  • Access to our private event spaces

  • Access to programming, including wellness offerings such as meditation and yoga (free and paid).

  • Access to free expert advice/mentoring through weekly office hours w/ experts, investors & service providers

  • Access to vetted and recommended service providers, from accountants to lawyers, et al.
     

ARE YOU A COMPANY/STARTUP FROM LATAM LOOKING TO EXPLORE THE US MARKET VIA MIAMI?

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RELOCATING OR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS HERE?

 

Why Miami?

TALENTED PEOPLE: 
There is an increasing amount of highly qualified and globally competitive talent arriving to Miami.

COST OF LIVING:
13th city in cost of living

ACCESS TO CAPITAL:
+30 International Banks
Growing angel, seed, and VC investment community with a high concentration of capital
Miami is: 
Top 10 "Most attractive metro areas for Investment" and Best City for Business in Latin America  (CBR North America 2015 Investor Intentions Survey)

LIFE QUALITY:
230 Sunny days
Top 5 Best beaches in the US (travel USnews)
Top 5 in Most Influential Art World Cities (artsy editorial)

GATEWAY TO THE U.S:
5,564,635 Habitants
5.2% Unemployment rate

TAXES:
Non-local & state income tax

A GROWING STARTUP SCENE WITH:
30+ Collaborative Spaces
Dozens of ongoing community events
Incubators/Accelerator programs
Mentor and advising partners

Miami is...
#2 City in Startup activity in the U.S. (Kauffman Index)
#3 Top emerging tech hub (Mashable)

GEOGRAPHIC ADVANTAGES:
Miami International Airport has more direct flights to Latin
America than any other U.S airport.
 

 

our partners

Ruta N

Ruta N is the center for innovation and business of Medellin created in 2009 by Medellin's City Hall, Empresas Publicas de Medellin (“EPM”) and TIGO UNE. Ruta N aims to streamline the city's innovation ecosystem and promote development of innovative, technology-based businesses to boost the region's competitiveness and create welfare for its citizens.

Start-up Chile

Start-Up Chile is a governmental institution that seeks to position Chile as the entrepreneurship hub for the Latin American market by attracting high potential, early stage entrepreneurial activity.

VENTURE CITY

Led by a team of experienced professionals from HyperGrowth companies, Venture City is an incubator and accelerator ecosystem based in Miami Beach, Florida. Venture City aims to help startups scale globally with a full stage solution, guiding them from engineering stages all the way to product optimization, marketing and data analysis. With a focus on quality over quantity, Venture City works selectively with 25 startups per year.

ViaGlobal

With offices in Miami and San Francisco, VIAGlobal helps companies evaluate their US market potential, establish their US operations, scale their business, raise additional capital, and seek potential partnerships and/or exits .Their program is designed to help companies commercialize their product in the U.S. as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to position themselves for success when they seek additional capital and includes varying support functions such as public relations, marketing, accounting and tax services, vendor certification, sales management, regulatory compliance, and investor relations.  

Chilean Venture Capital Association (ACVC)

The Chilean Venture Capital Association (ACVC for its acronym in Spanish) seeks to promote the venture capital industry in Chile by communicating the positive role of VC industry in the Chilean economy. ACVC seeks to increase capital deployments to $100 million/year, focused mainly in Pre Series A or Series A ($500.000 –  $3 million); increase numbers and quality of GPs and VC Funds (meeting international compliance standards); promote successful exit strategies to be done abroad in order to improve the likelihood of success (boost multiples) and Chilean VC internationalization (fundraising, scouting, scale up, and exits). 

Overboost

Overboost a company builder and product accelerator, which helps corporations innovate by combining projects that target real and specific challenges with teams of entrepreneurs that provide “out of the box” solutions. We focus on creating and implementing profitable businesses and products. At Overboost we help startups grow creating joint projects with brands, media and other strategic partners throughout Latin America and the US, allowing entrepreneurs to find and validate sustainable business models which in turn allows them to unleash their potential and become world -class companies.

Endeavor Chile

Endeavor Chile seeks, selects and delivers strategic support to entrepreneurs who have the potential to become high-impact entrepreneurs. Endeavor's goal is to catalyze economic and social development through the impulse to entrepreneurship in the countries where it operates. Endeavor helps entrepreneurs achieve the economic sustainability of their companies, generate growth and employment, become role models and foster an entrepreneurial culture that motivates more people to think big.

Fundación Chile

is a private non-profit organization that fosters innovation and its partners are the State of Chile and BHP-Billiton-Minera Escondida, one of the largest mining companies in the world. FCh develops local and international networks, delivering high impact solutions in areas such as sustainability, human capital development, education, aquaculture, entrepreneurship and foods.

InvestBA

investBA is Buenos Aires City’s Investment & Trade Promotion Agency. Our goal is to position BA as an attractive FDI destination and promote BA’s talent abroad, creating new jobs, and propelling sustainable growth.