Venture Hive: Cultivating Miami’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
With job creation a top priority for Mayor Carlos Gimenez, business incubator and accelerator, Venture Hive stands as a highly-synergistic partner in positioning Miami-Dade County as a hotbed for dynamic start-up businesses that supports new jobs.
Similar to the enormous success of the accelerator model in communities like Silicon Valley, Venture Hive is working hard to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem and sophisticated global support structure to help startups become commercially viable and create jobs more quickly.
Even software giant Microsoft is partnering in the effort; its first US-based Innovation Center is located under Venture Hive’s roof. The MIC is a state of the art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups. It is focused on accelerating the creation of new companies, jobs, and growing the local software ecosystem.
“Venture Hive’s mission of attracting forward-thinking entrepreneurs and giving them the tools they need to succeed is cultivating the next generation of accelerators right here in Miami,” explained Venture Hive Founder, Dr. Susan Amat.
The program is focused on recruiting and cultivating businesses in sectors closely aligned with Miami’s economic future including hospitality and tourism; trade and logistics; healthcare; finance; and creative sectors such as design, music, art, and fashion.
Beyond offering USD $25,000 grants (with no equity required), Venture Hive provides selected companies a top-notch curriculum of highly-practical workshops and training sessions, exposure to qualified investors, and most importantly, mentoring from a vetted network of world class local, national, and international entrepreneurs and experts.