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Emerge Americas Techweek Miami

Emerge Americas Techweek Miami

The first Emerge Americas Techweek Miami fair, expo, events, series of presentations and start-up competition Hackathon took place a few days ago at the Miami Beach Convention Center and looked like it was a successful launch. The fair aims at positioning Miami as the tech hub for the Americas,local start-ups meet potential investors to fund their venture…just like Art Basel Miami Beach helped Miami become one of the most vivid stages in the art world. I was there at the beginning of the week and got to attend a few interesting presentations on various topics such as the boom of crowdfunding, the importance of qualified data to predict behavioral trends, where online and mobile device advertising and social networks are heading to etc… There were some high-caliber speakers who spoke about the impact of the high-tech trends on our cities, health, work, finances, media and entertainment. The reason why I am commenting on this trade show is to show that Miami is clearly diversifying itself and maturing as a community. Some of its shakers and movers are realizing that it is important to help local creative minds and start-ups grow by getting access to logistics, educational and financial resources and retain talent in Miami. By helping the high-tech industry flourish in South Florida, we are nurturing a growing need for high-level education, jobs, housing, working  and storage spaces and helping our local economy expand. Pitbull was the guest speaker for the closing presentation of Emerge Americas Techweek Miami. As a person who grew-up in Miami and saw the city become an international metropolis, it was refreshing to listen to his comments about his own path and his pride to be from and in Miami.

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