When most people think of South Florida, they probably don’t think of start ups and incubator programs.
But there are many people trying to change that perception.
You can listen to some of them tonight (June 30) at the latest Jurnid session about the current state of Miami’s tech hub.
The event will feature a panel discussion with five leading voices on technology and business in the region.
The panelists include:
Faquiry Diaz Cala, the President and CEO, Tres Mares Group Inc.
Mitsunori Ogihara, professor of Computer Science at University of Miami.
Mary Wolff, the CEO/Co-Founder of Tap.tl.
Nico Berardi, the Director of AGP Miami
Peter Kovach, the Director of MentorDay.
“We are talking about entrepreneurial growth activities in tech or the lack thereof, challenges, and the solutions to move us forward,” Jurnid founder and event moderator Andrew Quarrie said on the event webpage. “No warm and fuzzy kumbaya banter, just the real of it all – so we know what to fix and how to go forward with clarity.”
Jurnid is a Miami based startup that connects freelance writers with publishers among other services.
The event will start at 6:30 PM and is taking place at Building.co, located at 120 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130.
RISE NEWS is a grassroots journalism news organization that is working to change the way young people become informed and engaged in public affairs. You can write for us.
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About the AuthorRich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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Personal Drama Splits North Miami Night Market Into Two Different Organizations
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-The NoMi Night Market has split into two separate market operations after the co-founders split after a personal squabble.
-The newly named Urban Habitat Night Market [led by Howard Tonkin] will continue to take place Friday nights at a property located near the intersection of NE 123rd St and NE 13th Ave
-The NoMi Night Market [led by Laura Hill] vows to relaunch in the future, but is currently looking to secure a permanent space.
-Hill and Tonkin had worked together to bring North Miami’s first night market into being and it opened to a nice amount of support from the community on Nov. 3.
Personal differences have split a promising North Miami happening into two, only a few days after it officially started.
The NoMi Night Market is now the Urban Habitat Night Market or just a night market that happens at Urban Habitat, depending on who you ask.
And the NoMi Night Market is not dead, just looking to continue on at a different venue, depending on who you ask.
RISE NEWS attended the first weekly NoMi Night Market when it debuted on Nov. 3.
There were around 10 vendors and a smattering of local residents who popped in to sample various organic and sustainable products.
We even did a video on the opening:
But in the days following that opening, the co-founders split into two competing organizations.
As a result, North Miami may end up with two separate night markets.
What caused the split is based on who you believe.
Laura Hill and Howard Tonkin were the co-founders.
Hill is a North Miami activist and organizer, and Tonkin runs Urban Habitat, a sustainable landscaping business.
They both agree that they worked together to launch a night market at Tonkin’s new Urban Habitat property in North Miami.
But that’s about all they seem to agree on.
The biggest sticking point?
Just who came up with the idea in the first place.
Tonkin told RISE NEWS that the night market has been a dream of his for years, dating back to his time in Australia when he would visit the Mindil Beach night market.
He said that he’s wanted to bring the concept to Miami for years and that it is part of his overall long-term strategy for Urban Habitat.
“It’s my dream to bring people into my market,” Tonkin said. “It’s exciting to bring people into the market at night. That’s when the plants come alive.”
But Hill said that she came up with the idea.
“I’ve been around [Tonkin] for four years and I haven’t really heard him talk about the night market,” Hill said. “NoMi Night Market was the market we were bringing to that space. I brought the market together. Everything.”
What actually tore them apart is unclear as they each have wildly different versions.
“His vision and his methods made it clear to me that we had to rethink the market,” Hill said of Tonkin. “I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of hours putting the thing together. He’s very upset with me because I decided to part ways. Our philosophies of running a business are just different.”
Tonkin said that he felt that Hill was trying to “sabotage my business and take the idea and run with it on [her] own.”
No matter what caused the split, it could actually end up benefiting North Miami in the long run.
Now, the city and surrounding communities will have two night markets to choose from.
The Urban Habitat Night Market will take place every Friday near the intersection of NE 123rd St and NE 13th Ave.
The NoMi Night Market is looking to secure a space but plans to open in the near future.
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Hillary Clinton Speaks To Students At Broward College, Tying Trump To Marco RubioBy Contributor
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Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made an appearance at Broward College Tuesday to deliver a speech geared towards young voters.
The event was held at Broward College’s Omni Auditorium and was open to the public.
Supporters of Clinton started waited in line as early as 11:00 am and filled the auditorium to full capacity.
Clinton was preceded on the stage by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. They warmed up the crowd for Clinton and encouraged those attending to make their vote count.
“Trump’s disgusting and distasteful attacks on the women who accused him of sexual assault and Hillary Clinton in this campaign are a nightmare introduction to gender studies” Deutch said. “Men like Donald trump will try to silence the vote and contribution of strong women and they will always fail.”
Hastings for his part called out both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, earning cheers from the crow.
“When you see Donald Trump, ask him where his plan for criminal reform [is]…is where is he on climate change…for that matter where’s Marco Rubio on climate change! How can you live in a Miami and not understand that we have a situation?,” Hastings said.
Schultz in the meantime encouraged all “nasty women” to go out and vote against Trump.
Clinton was introduced by Patrick Murphy, who is Marco Rubio’s opponent in the Senate race.
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Both Hastings and Schultz spoke to the crowd about Clinton and why she was the better-and only- choice while calling out Trump’s and Rubio’s behavior.
Before introducing Clinton, Murphy gave his own speech.
“When Donald trump goes low Marco Rubio’s right there with him,” Murphy said. “Marco Rubio claims he can stand up to Donald Trump if elected, he can’t even do that right now as a candidate.”
During her speech Clinton commended Murphy saying that unlike Rubio, “Patrick Murphy has never been afraid to stand up to Donald Trump.”
Clinton spoke about her policies regarding immigration, increasing the minimum wage, and education.
She gained clamored applause when she promised a plan to make school more affordable for students who came from low-income families, and debt free to those who didn’t.
She also spoke about the changes both she and Murphy had in store should they win the election.
“We need to fix our criminal justice system,” Clinton said. “Florida needs a senator who will fight for comprehensive immigration reform that will keep families together against a deportation force, it’s so unimaginable for police force to go house to house-school to school, rounding up eleven million people. It is not gonna happen in America. You also deserve a senator who already believes climate change is real. I always wondered why don’t you talk to scientist. Start here at Broward College.”
During her speech, the crowd starting singing happy birthday to Clinton, to which the candidate replied “the last debate was like an early gift.”
While on the subject of the debate, Clinton also went into Trump’s continuously alarming behavior, stating the man was a danger to America itself.
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“In that last debate he said something I found horrifying. No presidential candidate has ever said this. He refused to say that he would respect the outcome of this election,” Clinton said. “This is serious- in America we don’t say we’re gonna keep you in suspense about whether we will respect the outcome of an election. We have free and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power. That is the one thing that makes America great.”
Clinton proceeded to say “Donald Trump is attacking everything that has set our country apart for 240 years…After spending his entire campaign attacking one group of American after another…his final target is democracy itself”
Her speech was finished with an excitement and appreciation over the fact that of the 200 million Americans are now registered, 15 million were young people.
Clinton called this a historical high and said “You only see numbers like this when you see people standing up for what they really believed in…coming together to stop hate and division.”
According to Broward College student Edd-Lentz Philistin, the event had a great reception “It is important for us college students to involve ourselves politically so we can have a solid idea of whom we’re voting for and for what reason.” said Philistin who works for student Government at BC “I definitely think the students benefited from the event. For some students, this may shaped their choice for White House.”
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VICE Media Executive To Give Free Advice For Miami Startups At Event Tuesday Night
Miami’s bustling startup community will be centered on Lincoln Road Tuesday night for a talk by VICE Media’s Dan Perry on how to produce an effective content strategy for new businesses.
The event is hosted by Jurnid, a publishing platform startup that connects publishers with top freelance talent. The event will allow people in Miami’s startup and small business ecosystem to ask questions and learn from Perry on best practices to web content.
From Jurnid on what to expect:
“Join Dan Perry and a growing list of game changing Miami based startups for an evening of discussion focused on content strategy. Develop a content strategy for your startup, brand, organization or business that works. Build a more engaged community around your products and services. Learn what current trends are affecting your digital signals and how to cut through the noise of information overload. We focus heavily on Q&A after a very short presentation, so bring your questions!”
Andrew Quarrie, the founder of Jurnid said that the event could be a game changer for some local businesses.
“We want founders and attendees to walk away with answers and insights related to their specific implementation of a content strategy,” Quarrie said. “Since we focus heavily on Q&A, this becomes a forum where we can learn from each other’s experience. Aside from knowledge gained, making peer and media related connections are important to building relationships for the exchange of ideas and more.”
Quarrie said that Perry was picked as the speaker because of his experience leading Vice Media’s expansion across three continents.
“He [Perry] comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share,” Quarrie said. “Entrepreneurs, marketers, and anyone in business responsible for developing a content strategy can learn from engaging in this discussion.”
The event will be taking place October 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at WeWork co-working space (350 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139).
Quarrie said that there is a shift happening in the digital marketing space, as display ads and traditional SEM style push in advertising are not as effective as the pull of stories that are native to the websites, apps, and various media properties of businesses and brands.
“Organic and native stories perform better for engaging readers, which can help with high quality web traffic, lead generation, and brand loyalty,” Quarrie said. “It is important for startups to tell original stories even while in the early stages of building a product. Drive better engagement with your current and potential customers – pre and post launch – know what resonates with your audience.”
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