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.

Sep
23
Wed
Virtual Beers South Florida
Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

TechLauderdale
Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 PM

Online – Zoom @ 6PM In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtu…

Virtual Beers South Florida

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020, 6:00 PM

Online event
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0 TechLauderdalians Attending

Online – Zoom @ 6PM In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume. Make sure you have your own food and beers handy before joining the meeting! I may ask each participant to introduce themselves – who are you, …

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Sep
30
Wed
Virtual Beers South Florida
Sep 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

TechLauderdale
Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 PM

Online – Zoom @ 6PM In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtu…

Virtual Beers South Florida

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020, 6:00 PM

Online event
,

0 TechLauderdalians Attending

Online – Zoom @ 6PM In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume. Make sure you have your own food and beers handy before joining the meeting! I may ask each participant to introduce themselves – who are you, …

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Community Events

Sep
19
Sat
FREE REMOTE | Taste of Agile for Remote High Performing Teams @ Online event
Sep 19 @ 4:30 AM – 6:30 AM

If you find yourself working from home and want to learn new skills to catapult your career and build Agile, Remote High Performing Teams, this is the workshop for you.

Attend this Agile remote workshop that is customized for today’s remote challenges. Obtain the techniques to make a difference in your organization.

Are you interested in getting to know what Agile is and how it works in the business world? Do you want to know the difference between Waterfall and Agile? Or maybe you are interested in understanding the most popular Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Scaling). Do you want to learn how a Scrum Master can take a Remote Agile team to “High Performing”, then this workshop is ideal for you?

What will you learn?
– Agile Mindset for Remote Teams
– Unlock the Secrets of Scrum & Kanban
– Building Remote High Performing Teams
– Remote Tool Kits

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Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/94906986849?pwd=dGZpbHloL042Y0c5NVQ5ZTkwemFEUT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Password:[masked]
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Rick Regueira, PMP, CEC, (305)[masked]
Chief Executive Coach

Sep
22
Tue
SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ? @ Online Only
Sep 22 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

As part of Florida’s SAFe (ScaledAgileFramework) group initiative, let us meet to discuss different ways of Scaling agile from small teams to large organizations, what are different ways and means and when would be the right time to implement this.

This is part of the monthly recurring series of meetups.

SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ?
Sep 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 PM

As part of Florida’s SAFe (ScaledAgileFramework) group initiative, let us meet to discuss different ways of Scaling agile from small teams to large or…

SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ?

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020, 7:00 PM

Online Only
Online Only Online, FL

0 Agilists Attending

As part of Florida’s SAFe (ScaledAgileFramework) group initiative, let us meet to discuss different ways of Scaling agile from small teams to large organizations, what are different ways and means and when would be the right time to implement this. This is part of the monthly recurring series of meetups.

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Sep
23
Wed
Live Online – OPEN HOUSE FOR FULLY FUNDED IT TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS!! @ The Academy of Fort Lauderdale
Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

*** Due Corona Virus, all upcoming open houses and events can be taken Live Online (Virtual), just sent an email to [masked] ***

We would like to welcome you to our Open House hosted by OIC of South Florida for fully funded IT training!

With more than 15 years of IT training experience, The Academy is uniquely qualified to help advance your IT career.

Whether you are an experienced IT Professional looking for additional skills or IT certification or you are looking to start a new career in technology, The Academy has the training you need.

Our Corporate Division trains more than 2,000 IT Professionals and Developers from over 500 companies each year.

Our accelerated Vocational programs are designed to teach you the IT career skills needed to start a new IT career in just four months – even if you have no previous technology experience.

The Academy, Computer Training Centers, in Florida offers accelerated Certification training for IT Professionals in MCSE 2012, MCITP 2008, MCSA, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, MCSE SQL Data Platform, MCSE SQL Business Intelligence, Exchange 2013, Exchange 2010, SharePoint, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Security+, MCITP, Cisco CCNA, Cisco CCNP, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Project, Windows 10, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Crystal Reports, CISSP, Ethical Hacking, Cyber Security Classes, Java, HTML5, Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET, Linux, CCE, and others. Learn more: www.it-certification-courses.com

• What to bring
– Driver’s license/State ID
– Social Security Card

• Important to know
– Great opportunity for IT training and certifications!!
– Fully funded grant programs available!!
– Free certification training!!
– Career Services/Placement!!
– Classes starting soon!!

To be considered for funding, OIC will require the following documents:
• Copy of driver’s license or a utility bill. (Document must indicate established residency in Broward County)
• Copy of High School diploma
• Proof to established legal guardianship of Child, e.g. Birth certificate, court order etc. (if child is above 13 years and has a disability documented proof of such)
• Proof of Public Assistance
Proof of qualifying income (e.g. pay stub)
If you are approved for funding, on site registrations will be done. For this, The Academy will need:
• Driver’s license
• Proof of education
• Signed Social Security Card

Agile Leadership Series @ Online event
Sep 23 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 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 Session occurring every Wednesday at 6:00 PM EST.

Description: This is an interactive session for anyone interested in topics relating to Agile software development, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Lean Management, SAFe, etc. All experience levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to get together with your fellow South Florida Agilists and discuss challenges, solutions, trends, certifications (CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP, CSP, CEC, CST, SPC4, Kanban) or anything else to help you grow as an Agilist.

Agenda: We gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are focused and productive because the agenda for the meeting is democratically generated.

Place: Remote connection only.

Rick Regueira, PMP, CEC, (305)[masked]
Agile Coach/Trainer

Virtual Beers South Florida @ Online event
Sep 23 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Online – Zoom @ 6PM

In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gathering are again allowed.

I will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume.

Make sure you have your own food and beers handy before joining the meeting!

I may ask each participant to introduce themselves – who are you, what do you do, what does your company do, etc.

That will be followed by an open discussion.

Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/792850274

You can also join by phone:

Meeting ID:[masked]

Phone:[masked] US

Monile: [masked],,[masked]#

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.

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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]

Platinum Members

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