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.

Oct
16
Wed
vBeers @ Boca
Oct 16 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, October 16 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, Oct 16, 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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Oct
23
Wed
vBeersPlus @ Keiser University, Pembroke Pines
Oct 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, October 23 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, Oct 23, 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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Nov
5
Tue
Citrix Turns 30 – Hear From 3 Decades of Citrix CEO’s @ Citrix HQ Fort Lauderdale
Nov 5 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CITRIX TURNS 30! – Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of CITRIX Systems.

Hear from 3 decades of the Citrix CEO’s and how they shaped Tech in South Florida and globally. The founding, the IPO success, the near-death, the growth, the future, and more.

Chris Fleck will host with Roger Roberts, Mark Templeton, and David Henshall.

Schedule:

  • 5:00pm — Registration
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm — Networking & Reception
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm — Panel Program
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm — Q & A

 

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About Citrix:

Citrix is a digital workspace platform that gives employees everything they need to be productive in one unified experience while arming IT with the visibility, simplicity, and security needed to enable and control it all.

The company was founded in 1989 by Ed Iacobucci, who served as chairman until 2000. It began by developing remote access products for Microsoft operating systems, licensing source code from Microsoft, and has been in partnership with the company throughout its history. By the 1990s, Citrix came to prominence as an industry leader in thin client technology, enabling purpose-built devices to access remote servers and resources. The company launched its first initial public offering in 1995.

Since 1989, Citrix has made it easier for people to access the applications and content they need to do their very best work – wherever and whenever work needs to get done. Today, more than 100 million users across 400,000 organizations – including 99% of the Fortune 500 – trust Citrix to power a better way to work. They deliver digital workspaces, networking and security, and analytics technologies.

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

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, November 6 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, Nov 6, 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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Nov
13
Wed
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Nov 13 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, November 13 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, Nov 13, 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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Nov
20
Wed
vBeers @ Boca
Nov 20 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, November 20 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, Nov 20, 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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Community Events

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

South Florida Linux Users Group – FLUX
Tuesday, October 15 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, Oct 15, 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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Oct
17
Thu
October 2019 Monthly Meeting @ St. Thomas University
Oct 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida ISSA Chapter
Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 PM

Please join us for our October 2019 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at St Thomas University. Networking to fo…

October 2019 Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019, 6:00 PM

St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave Miami Gardens, FL

1 Members Attending

Please join us for our October 2019 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at St Thomas University. Networking to follow nearby. Speaker 1: TBA Speaker 2: TBA

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Nov
7
Thu
TBD – will update once the agenda is set @ CIC Miami
Nov 7 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Swift Miami
Thursday, November 7 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, Nov 7, 2019, 6:30 PM

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

2 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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Nov
21
Thu
ITWomen’s 16th Celebrity CIO Poker Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser @ Design Center of the Americas DCOTA
Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join top CIO’s at ITWomen’s 16th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and help us #RaiseTheRatio of women in Tech by funding more college dreams for extraordinary young women from South Florida to pursue Degrees in Technology & Engineering. Secure your seat in the Texas Hold’em Poker tournament now, or support a Scholar through a variety of partner options.

November 2019 Monthly Meeting
Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida ISSA Chapter
Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 PM

Please join us for our November Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. We will also be holding elections for half our board: President, S…

November 2019 Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019, 6:00 PM

No location yet.

1 Members Attending

Please join us for our November Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. We will also be holding elections for half our board: President, Secretary, directors of Communications, Program, and a Director @ Large. This month we will be at Nova. Networking to follow at Falcon Pub. Speaker 1: TBA Speaker 2: TBA

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

Swift Miami
Thursday, December 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, Dec 5, 2019, 6:30 PM

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

2 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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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.

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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.

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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]

Corporate Members

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