On March 31st, members of Miami Beach Urban Studios went to Start-Up City: Miami at the New World Center. We had the chance to ask Mayor Levine about education and innovation, and MBUS got its very own shout out! Good stuff starts at 18:07!
“Start-Up City: Miami explored key components of a successful urban tech hub, with a particular focus on the vibrant entrepreneurial activity underway in Miami and the South Florida region. In recent years, business incubators, angel investors, and a passionate community of entrepreneurs have transformed Miami into a city brimming with creative energy and innovation. While the high concentration of new ventures is promising, now is the critical time to make smart investments that will secure South Florida’s long-term prospects for competition.
Attracting and retaining talent, scaling startups, and leveraging strong ties with Latin America will all be vital to a newly-revitalized Miami that seeks to keep pace with established high-tech innovation hubs. A full day of panel discussions, headline interviews, and keynote case studies discussed how to harness the economic potential of Miami and delve into the fundamental questions underlying the next stage of start up success.” For more information on Start-Up City, please visit http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/start-up-city-miami/2014/.