United States

Miami

Late-Globalization Phase

Miami’s transformation over the last decade goes beyond the built environment: It’s a story about people — those who are choosing to build their lives here and the kinds of endeavors they are pursuing.

Raul Moas
Miami Program Director at Knight Foundation

Sub-sector Strengths

Life Sciences

Startupbootcamp’s first U.S. program was set up to support Miami health care startups with a $2 million grant from the Knight Foundation. The Cambridge Innovation Center houses 250 early and mid-stage companies and a wet lab for early-stage Biotech startups. Biscayne Neurotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, was acquired for $185 million in 2018.

Edtech

Hero K12, based near Miami, builds student behavior applications and received $150 million in 2017. Nearpod, a mobile app that enables teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations with their students, raised $21 million in Series B funding in 2017.

Why you should invest in Miami

SOFTWARE STARTUP OUTPUT
1.2k-1.7k
GLOBAL AVG.
1,010
ECOSYSTEM VALUE
$13 bn
GLOBAL AVG.
$5 bn
#5 Global Ecosystem
Market Reach
Top 30 Global Ecosystem
Life Sciences
5
Exit Growth
INDEX
6
Output Growth
INDEX
3
Funding Growth
INDEX

Reasons to move your startup to Miami

EARLY-STAGE FUNDING PER STARTUP
$178 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$284 k
TOTAL EARLY-STAGE FUNDING
$300 m
GLOBAL AVG.
$837 m
SOFTWARE ENGINEER SALARY
$81.3 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$58.3 k

Global Community

Startups can tap into one of the most diverse talent pools in North America. Miami is the #1 metropolitan area in the U.S. in Latino entrepreneurship and has one of the highest percentages of immigrant-owned businesses. This diversity also allows companies to test ideas across a wide range of potential customers.

Gateway to Latin America

Miami has more flight connections to Latin America than any other U.S. city. eMerge Americas, the first tech-focused conference uniting the U.S. and Latin America, is based in Miami.

Startup Community

Startup Genome
Partners & Members

500 Startups
Babson WIN
CIC Miami
Code Fever
eMerge Americas
Endeavor Miami
Florida International University
Idea Center
LAB Miami
Miami Angels
Refresh Miami
The Venture City
University of Miami
Venture Cafe Miami
WhereBy.Us

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