This is a Miami that delivers for Everyone

Miami’s transformation into a growing tech hub creates increased access to launching successful endeavors, competitive careers in tech, and innovative approaches to economic development.

Black History Month Pitch Competition

Venture Miami has partnered with eMerge Americans and Silicon Valley Bank to host a pitch competition during Black History Month.

Celebrating diverse Founders in Miami

  • Miami-based startups are invited to compete for $40,000 worth of funding

  • 8 companies will be selected to participate

  • The grand prize is $15,000, second-place prize of $10,000, third-prize $5,000, and the remaining five participants will each receive $2,000.

  • Top two companies will fast track into the 2023 eMerge Americas Startup Showcase for the opportunity to win $420,000 investment into their company.

Join as a guest

February 7, 2023

Venture Miami Opportunity Program

The Venture Miami Opportunity Program tackles inequity in tech and entrepreneurship by providing access and resources alongside training and leadership management to 10 female founders of color looking to scale their ventures in the #MiamiTech movement

supporting and investing in female founders of color

  • The program will host 10 female founders of color in Cohort III starting Feb. 23

  • The program will consist of 14 weeks of business development, a pitch deck, and a closing Demo Day inviting investors and stakeholders in the Miami venture ecosystem.

  • After 14 weeks, the founders should know and understand how to craft a captivating pitch, how to perfect an investor deck, and how to build meaningful relationships in the venture capital and investor community.

  • The program will also support founders to increase their venture’s annual recurring revenue within 18 months of joining the program to prepare for Series-A level investment capital or other forms of significant investment.

Application Deadline

February 18th, 2023

Venture Miami Scholarship Fund

Venture Miami and The Miami Foundation partner to launch the “Venture Miami Scholarship Program”. The scholarship provides free tuition to at-need City residents who have been accepted into STEM or identified high wage and in demand programs.

Free tuition for City of Miami students pursuing a STEM education

  • University of Miami

  • Florida International University

  • Florida Memorial University

  • Miami Dade College

Apply now!

Venture Miami Hiring Fair

The Venture Miami Hiring Fair brings together Miami’s top academic institutions and key community partners in order to connect local talent to existing and new-to-Miami tech firms that are hiring local talent.

Connecting local talent to the tech companies that are hiring now

  • University Partners: Miami Dade College, University of Miami, Florida International University, and Florida Memorial University

  • Government Partners: Venture Miami, City of Miami, Miami-Dade County

  • 2,687 open roles

  • 1,500 jobseekers

  • 74 Employers

November 29, 2022

City of Miami x TIME, Mastercard & Salesforce NFT Initiative

The NFT initiative for the City of Miami designed to drive revenue to local artists, businesses, and non-profits through exclusive rewards offerings.

Innovative Web3 Approach to Drive Revenue to Local Artists, Businesses and Non-Profits

  • 5000 NFTs focusing on the culture and history of Miami created by 56 local artists

  • Holders of these NFTs will benefit from access to Mastercard’s Priceless Miami program

  • The sale of these NFTs will generate revenue for the city, local artist, the Bakehouse Art Complex non-profit organization

  • Unique experiences, from one-of-a-kind events at local Miami restaurants to curated, unforgettable private tours of Miami cultural institutions and other memorable activities.

More information coming soon

Miami For Everyone- Tech Series

Miami for Everyone is a series of educational events open to all City of Miami residents. The goal of this series is to engage citizens within their own communities to embrace Miami's growing tech opportunities.

A catalyst for introducing and transitioning citizens into Miami Tech

  • Educational Workshops

  • Hackathon

  • Resources

  • Networking

Resources

Venture Miami Opportunity Program

The Venture Miami Opportunity Program tackles inequity in tech and entrepreneurship by providing access and resources alongside training and leadership management to 10 female founders of color looking to scale their ventures in the #MiamiTech movement

Start Up Mornings

Venture Miami Start-Up Mornings is an opportunity for Miami-based tech founders to have an open Q&A with experienced local venture capital investors in a small group setting.

MDC Tech

MDC Tech offers a pathway for students of any age, interest or level of education, to learn tech skills via degrees or professional development opportunities that lead to employment.

The City of Miami's Opportunity Center

The City of Miami's Opportunity Center connects ready, willing and able job seekers with local job opportunities and employment resources.