GrowthX Founding Partner, Sean Sheppard, to Keynote SUP-X: The StartUp Expo

SUP-X: The StartUp Expo, Florida’s premier early stage technology conference, announced today that Sean Sheppard will keynote the event, to be held Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Sheppard is one of the Founding Partners of GrowthX, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund that also operates a corporate and civic innovation […]

Innovation Week Miami

eMerge Americas The last week of April was a busy week for all the tech and innovators in Miami. It kicked off with eMerge Americas, followed by Rise of the Rest and ended with the Miami Herald’s 2019 Startup Pitch Competition. Joining eMerge Americas for the 6th consecutive year we leveraged the theme ‘Miami Powers […]

Trade & Logistics Committee – April Meeting

The Trade & Logistics Committee Meeting hosted a program titled, Help Wanted: Bringing Employers and Job Candidates Together, in early April. The event was curated by the Talent Pipeline Subcommittee to focus on connecting locally educated talent with business leaders from Miami-Dade’s booming trade & logistics industry. The meeting was held on the FIU main […]

World Trade Month Kicks Off with a Collaborative Effort

The month of May is internationally recognized as World Trade Month. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council was proud to collaborate with World Trade Center Miami and WLRN Media on a joint program that launched our local celebration of the role trade plays in our local economy on May 1. The three organizations organized and hosted a […]

Positively Disruptive: 2019 World Happiness Summit

  By Dyan Brasington, Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Miami-Dade Beacon Council I embarked on a new adventure just a day or so ago and had the opportunity to attend the World Happiness Summit, held on the gorgeous campus of the University of Miami.  My quest for this adventure was to learn about the science […]

Miami to Draw Thousands of Fashion Reps, Investors as Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami Show Gets Underway May 28-30

Miami’s fashion industry is getting a major revival, thanks to new global investment with the return of the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) to the Mana Wynwood Conference Center May 28-30. The second annual event — the largest apparel and textile sourcing trade show in the Southern U.S. and Latin America, which coincides with Miami […]

Miami’s Innovators – Get to Know the Disruptors of Trade & Logistics

How will technology and innovation continue to change our business lives? Can industry disruption transform long held business norms and traditions? These gnawing questions motivated the Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Trade and Logistics Committee to create its Innovation Subcommittee with a mandate to identify and encourage innovation within the booming, but conventional, trade and logistics industry. […]

The Progressive Miami International Boat Show is back for its 78th Year, Continues its Impact in Miami

The Progressive Miami International Boat Show returns to Virginia Key from February 14-18, 2019, marking the annual event’s 78th year here in Miami. The Show is a must-see for recreational boaters, but there’s a lot more to it than just the latest and greatest in boats and marine gear. Whether you’re a boater or not, […]

Fridays are for Fierce (South) Florida Females

Inspired by our Chair, Fierce Female Penny Shaffer (Market President – South Florida, Florida Blue), The Beacon Council will be joining the #FierceFemaleFriday movement. We’ll be highlighting some of our business community’s many strong, influential women on our social media platforms, as well as in our newsletter. Our goal is to inspire and empower a […]

A Year in Review as Chair of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Technology and Innovation Committee

By: Ivan Rapin-Smith Today marks the official leadership transition of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Technology Committee where I step down as chair. I wanted to capture the highlights of the work we did with my partner in crime Christine Johnson. Highlights Core themes: Raise awareness to what is available for startups and corporates who choose […]

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