TechLauderdale

  • Fort Lauderdale’s hub for tech professionals, executives and entrepreneurs.

Our Mission

TechLauderdale promotes the growth, connectivity, and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, South Florida ranked…

  • 1st
  • In Startup
  • Activity
  • 10th
  • in Main Street
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 36th
  • in Growth
  • Entrepreneurship

TechLauderdale Events

You can’t say we didn’t prepare you!

Are you Suffering from Tech Event FOMO? You’ve come to the right place. Staying up to date on tech events allows you to save time and make the right connections.

Aug
28
Wed
vBeersPlus @ Keiser University, Pembroke Pines @ Keiser University
Aug 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 PM

Join us for the next vBeersPlus @ Keiser University! vBeersPlus events are vBeers events plus sponsorships – recruitment, community, commercial – plus…

vBeersPlus @ Keiser University, Pembroke Pines

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019, 6:00 PM

Keiser University
1640 SW 145th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL

11 Techies Attending

Join us for the next vBeersPlus @ Keiser University! vBeersPlus events are vBeers events plus sponsorships – recruitment, community, commercial – plus food and drinks! We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. This location is in South West Broward, with easy to access from Miami (less than 30 minutes from MIA), and Broward (less than 30 minutes …

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Sep
4
Wed
vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)
Sep 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00 PM

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, …

vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019, 6:00 PM

Yard House
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave North Palm Beach, FL

0 Techies Attending

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, Boca Raton and Miami. These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida. Come out and con…

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Sep
11
Wed
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Sep 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 PM

Informal IT Networking Every Wednesday, Locations Vary Join us for vBeersPlus at General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale. vBeers events happen four …

vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019, 6:00 PM

General Provision Downtown
300 SW 1st Ave #155 Fort Lauderdale, FL

0 Techies Attending

Informal IT Networking Every Wednesday, Locations Vary Join us for vBeersPlus at General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale. vBeers events happen four times a month on the first four Wednesdays. Check the meetup.com page for the locations. vBeersPlus events adds sponsorships – recruitment, community, commercial These informal networking/social event…

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Sep
18
Wed
vBeers @ Boca
Sep 18 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 PM

The South Florida Technology Alliance (http://www.southfloridatech.org/) and vBeers South Florida (http://www.meetup.com/vBeers-South-Florida/) invite…

vBeers @ Boca

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

Biergarten Boca
309 Via De Palmas #90 Boca Raton, FL

0 Techies Attending

The South Florida Technology Alliance (http://www.southfloridatech.org/) and vBeers South Florida (http://www.meetup.com/vBeers-South-Florida/) invites you to join us for vBeers @ Boca. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Boca Raton, FL. The meeting will be at Biergarten Boca, which is located in on US 1, just South of Palmetto Park and E…

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Sep
25
Wed
vBeersPlus @ Keiser University, Pembroke Pines
Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 PM

Join us for the next vBeersPlus @ Keiser University! vBeersPlus events are vBeers events plus sponsorships – recruitment, community, commercial – plus…

vBeersPlus @ Keiser University, Pembroke Pines

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019, 6:00 PM

Keiser University
1640 SW 145th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL

0 Techies Attending

Join us for the next vBeersPlus @ Keiser University! vBeersPlus events are vBeers events plus sponsorships – recruitment, community, commercial – plus food and drinks! We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. This location is in South West Broward, with easy to access from Miami (less than 30 minutes from MIA), and Broward (less than 30 minutes …

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Oct
2
Wed
vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)
Oct 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00 PM

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, …

vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019, 6:00 PM

Yard House
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave North Palm Beach, FL

0 Techies Attending

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, Boca Raton and Miami. These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida. Come out and con…

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Community Events

Aug
26
Mon
Technology Career Fair – City of Pompano Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency @ E. Pat Larkins Community Center
Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

On behalf of the City of Pompano Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency, you are cordially invited to participate in our free Technology Career Fair. The goal of this Career Fair is to fast-track the meeting of technology job seekers, employers, and workforce resources. We are aiming for a mix of companies from a variety of industries that have immediate job openings and workforce resources available, so as to cater to a broad segment of job seekers.

NOTE: The Career Fair will be held on Monday, August 26th, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

Aug
27
Tue
We are hosting Julie and D Sharma, Co-Founders of meditation.live @ General Provision Downtown
Aug 27 @ 6:00 PM

Julie & D Sharma are the co-founders of meditation.live, a wellness platform backed by some of the best investors in the world. Some of those investors and entrepreneurs include Steve Murry of Revolution Growth and on the board of companies like Fitbit; Dennis Phelps of IVP and early investor in companies like Snapchat; Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom.us; Howard, founder and CEO of Yext.
Their mission is to inspire 5 billion people to find their true purpose through meditation and movement classes that help you go inward, ultimately finding true purpose for lasting happiness. Their unique platform allows anyone to ask questions to live teachers improving their daily meditation practice.
Last Funding Type: $2.5 million in seed.

Sep
5
Thu
TBD – will update once the agenda is set @ CIC Miami
Sep 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Swift Miami
Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 PM

TBD – will update once the agenda is set Tweet @SwiftDevsMiami to tell us you’re joining or if you have questions/concerns. Developers across all expe…

TBD – will update once the agenda is set

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019, 6:30 PM

CIC Miami
1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 Miami, FL

1 Miami Swifters Attending

TBD – will update once the agenda is set Tweet @SwiftDevsMiami to tell us you’re joining or if you have questions/concerns. Developers across all experience levels are welcome! Bring your own laptop & charger, plan to participate in the discussion, and get ready to learn something new.

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Sep
12
Thu
Monthly Online Agile Coaching Meetup (Remote Connections)
Sep 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 PM

This remote meeting is for anyone interested in learning more about Agile. Everyone can join remotely via ZOOM This is a recurring Agile Coaching Sess…

Monthly Online Agile Coaching Meetup (Remote Connections)

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019, 6:00 PM

No location yet.

2 Agilists Attending

This remote meeting is for anyone interested in learning more about Agile. Everyone can join remotely via ZOOM This is a recurring Agile Coaching Session occurring on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM EST. Description: This is an interactive session for anyone interested in topics relating to Agile software development, Scrum Masters, P…

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SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)
Sep 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

South Florida PHP User Group (SoFloPHP)
Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM

A subject for this meetup not firm yet, but it is bound to be good even if we simply get together and chat about what we are all up to lately. Most o…

SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

3 PHP Users Attending

A subject for this meetup not firm yet, but it is bound to be good even if we simply get together and chat about what we are all up to lately.Most of these meetups include FREE pizza and drinks provided by the current months sponsor. These meetups are alcohol free and a learning atmosphere, though we usually socialize before and after the topic of…

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Sep
17
Tue
Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems)
Sep 17 @ 6:30 PM – 9:15 PM

South Florida Linux Users Group – FLUX
Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 PM

Monthly Linux Meetup covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems

Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems)

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019, 6:30 PM

NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing
3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL

0 fluxsters Attending

Monthly Linux Meetup covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems

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Entrepreneurs

Resources for startups and businesses of all sizes.

Our directory of resources can help connect you to the right tools and people to bring your new idea to fruition or take your existing business to the next level.

Education

Never too young or too old to learn something new or enhance your skills

 

Take classes to learn every part of building a business. Work on your startup in class, develop a product, or prepare yourself for a career in startups, private equity & VC, intrapreneurship, or social entrepreneurship.  Experience theory and practice in and out of the classroom with other successful business owners.

High School

Broward County school district is the second largest in the state of Florida. High school students have opportunities to experience learning beyond the classroom in Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and Innovative Programs that prepare students for a multitude of career paths.

Higher Education

Higher Ed universities such as Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward College help students further develop their creative and technical skills through experiential learning opportunities and corporate/community partnerships.

Professional Development

There are a number of professional development opportunities featured in Broward County throughout the year. Conferences, workshops, and continuing education courses can be located though our events calendar or by visiting collaborator websites.

Economic Development

New & growing businesses = job creation & innovation.

The engine of success, economic development is, without doubt, a pivotal resource in building and maintaining the continued growth of our region. We welcome the regions’ chambers of commerce and all economic development organizations within Broward County.

Broward by the Numbers…

  • 23,700
  • Total Tech
  • Talent
  • 24%
  • of Tech are
  • Female
  • 1,031
  • Total Tech
  • Degrees
  • 76%
  • of Tech are
  • Male
  • $81,108
  • Avg. Tech
  • Talent Wage
  • 11%
  • Talent Wage
  • 5yr Growth

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is pleased to support and assist entrepreneurs and emerging companies in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County.

Read More

NSU Broward Innovation Center

NSU Broward Innovation Center, a 60,000-square-foot incubator and accelerator project. Elevating Broward as a national technology hub.

Read Press Release

Center for Collaborative Research

NSU’s Technology Incubator and high-tech space enables qualified companies to lease private space that will give them access to researchers, technology, and labs.

Read More

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Metro), April 2018. & The National Center for Education Statistics (Metro), July 2017

Get Involved

Help build and promote our tech community

Looking to get involved in Broward's Technology Ecosystem? Do you provide a service that aligns with one of the objectives below? If so, go ahead and contribute by selecting one of the following.

About

A County-wide technology initiative

We are a collaboration of tech trailblazers passionately curating content to cultivate and expand the tech ecosystem in South Florida.

Collaborators

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success, and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, and education, we provide South Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region. [more]
The Broward Workshop is a private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization comprised of the chief decision makers representing 100 of Broward County’s business and professions seeking to facilitate solutions to our most critical issues. [more]

As the primary economic development organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance focuses on creating, attracting, expanding and retaining high-wage jobs and capital investment in high value targeted industries, developing more vibrant communities, and improving the quality of life for our area’s citizens. [more]

Broward College offers a wide range of more than 100 degrees and certificates with day and evening classes—plus an online option. With three campuses and six centers in Broward County, you can achieve your higher education goals without commuting too far from home. Pick a program today and make a plan that suits you perfectly. [more]
Discover the best within yourself at Nova Southeastern University. Use it to inspire others – on the job, in your community, in the relationships you build. With a fast track to graduation, personal career coaches, access to our vast network of industry partners, and a chance to explore your personal passions, you will always have the NSU Edge. [more]

A community of over sixty thousand technology professionals working in companies large and small.Join the SFTA Today!