October 6, 2022

Miami-Dade

Miami-based fintech company Pipe reaches $2 billion valuation

While companies usually sell equity or take out loans to fund growth, Miami-based Pipe makes recurring revenue streams tradable for small businesses or startups by treating the revenue streams as an asset companies can sell to investors for instant cash. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

OnChain Studios has signed a multi-year partnership with Mattel for its Cryptoys NFT platform

OnChain Studios has signed a multi-year partnership with Mattel for its Cryptoys NFT platform and raised $23 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Dapper Labs and Mattel. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

Health officials issue mosquito-borne illness advisory

Release follows confirmation of one dengue case Read more »
Published on 7/18/2022

Miami Beach filmmakers Rakontur build on fame after breakout Netflix hit Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Miami's ‘teenage celluloid whiz kids' are in their 40s. The state's homegrown iconoclastic filmmakers are busier than ever as they pivot to Florida stories with wider import. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2022

South Florida employers demand more office space, adopt hybrid models to accommodate growth

Jeffrey Gordon is senior managing director at JLL. He says he's seeing the most demand for office space in Miami-Dade. He told FLORIDA TREND how JLL is managing the growth of the hybrid office and what his outlook is for the next year... Read more »
Published on 6/23/2022

Tech Equity Miami aims to invest at least $100 million to boost diversity

To boost diversity and inclusion in Miami-Dade's tech sector, JPMorgan Chase, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami Foundation and social impact venture studio aire ventures launched Tech Equity Miami, which aims to invest at least $100 million over five years in projects that advance internet connectivity, educational programs, resources for small businesses and tech employment opportunities for residents. Read more »
Published on 6/22/2022

Virgin Voyages' new palm tree design cruise terminal is open at PortMiami

Virgin Voyages' new cruise terminal is open at PortMiami. The terminal, part of a county project aimed at reducing emissions from vessels at berth, is home to the 2,770-passenger Scarlet Lady... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Kiwibot aims to expand its fleet of robots by 1,200

Kiwibot, a robotic delivery service startup founded in Colombia and now headquartered in Miami, closed a $20-million contract with Sodexo, a Fortune 500 food services company... Read more »
Published on 5/19/2022

April is Tech Month in Miami

INNOVATION Tech Time April is the inaugural Miami Tech Month, with dozens of conferences and events on the calendar. The eMerge Americas tech conference, launched by tech pioneer Manny Medina... Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Pure optimism and momentum

When Jorge Gonzalez joined City National Bank in Miami 12 years ago, the community bank had about $3 billion in assets. Assets have since grown to nearly $22 billion, making CNB the second-largest bank based in Florida, with about 1,000 employees statewide. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

The Miami-Dade Women's Fund launches website to assess barriers for women in the community

The Miami-Dade Women's Fund has launched an online dashboard that provides local data on how women are faring in terms of economic mobility, personal health, safety and leadership positions... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Minimally invasive valve replacement procedures are transforming heart repair

Alternative medicine practitioners have long argued that coronary artery disease can be treated safely and effectively with chelation therapy — a process in which chemical compounds are injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals from the body... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

$37-million NIH grant used to study chelation's effects on diabetics with heart disease

A South Florida cardiologist hopes his second major study ends the debate around chelation therapy... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Dr. Ahmed Osman leads the way with clinical trials for irregular heartbeat treatments

Broward Health Medical Center's leading light for treating heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Ahmed Osman, continues to guide the hospital's build-out in treating irregular heartbeats with new tech and as principal investigator in clinical trials... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

A snapshot of Florida

Industries across the state are reporting robust activity — some are surpassing pre-pandemic levels of growth. Read the full regional reports - Miami • Southeast • Southwest • Central •... Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Miami's economic forecast for 2022

“We've never been busier, and it's because so many are looking for so much at the same time — everybody from luxury and aspirational luxury to street-level retail and restaurants, both high-end and casual, all the way through to Walmart, Target and Dollar General stores. There's so much population explosion, and that population requires retail. The biggest issue in the restaurant world in Miami today is getting a seat. So many restaurants have cut down on their hours of operation because there simply aren't enough employees to go around..." Read more »
Published on 1/17/2022

Hospitals Around the State

Miami Hospital City Beds Top Executive Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami 1,550 Carlos Migoya Baptist Hospital of Miami Miami 838 Brian E. Keeley Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 672 Gino... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2021

Miami-based company targets productivity with AI

In the past two decades, the construction industry has seen an average annual increase in worker productivity of only 1%... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Teddy Sagi enters joint venture to invest in luxury development in North Miami

Billionaire real estate mogul Teddy Sagi, development powerhouse Related Group, and BH Group are teaming up to acquire the site of the former White House Inn Read more »
Published on 11/18/2021

Adventist Health will open a Blue Zones center at Legacy Hotel & Residences

The mixed-use tower is under construction in downtown Miami. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

Scientists hope to make vanilla a cash crop in Florida

University of Florida scientists in Homestead hope to add a new crop to the state's agricultural portfolio. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2021

Eight Sleep designs mattresses to improve sleep through thermoregulation

Backed by $85 million in private equity, Eight Sleep makes mattresses designed to improve sleep... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Miami-Dade County collaborates with MIT to launch healthcare A.I. hub Global Co- Creation Lab

In 2019, Miami-Dade County joined with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to bring together entrepreneurs, scientists... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Online travel search engine Kayak expands with its own tech-driven Miami Beach hotel

The 52-room Kayak Miami Beach, which recently opened in a 1934 Art Deco building, functions as a test lab and showcase for the company's new app-based hotel management system... Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

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