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.

Feb
5
Wed
vBeersPlus @ West Palm Beach (Venture X) @ Venture X West Palm Beach - Rosemary Square
Feb 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 PM

vBeers and vBeersPlus events happen four times each month, once each week. Locations include: West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pi…

vBeersPlus @ West Palm Beach (Venture X)

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020, 6:00 PM

Venture X West Palm Beach – Rosemary Square
700 S Rosemary Ave Suite 204 West Palm Beach, FL

4 Techies Attending

vBeers and vBeersPlus events happen four times each month, once each week. Locations include: West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pines 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 connect wi…

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Feb
12
Wed
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Feb 12 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, February 12 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, Feb 12, 2020, 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 Please register at EventBrite: https:/…

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Feb
19
Wed
vBeers @ Boca @ Biergarten Boca
Feb 19 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 PM

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 mont…

vBeers @ Boca

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020, 5:30 PM

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

2 Techies Attending

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 East of I-95. $5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during happy hour! We mee…

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Feb
26
Wed
vBeersPlus @ vBeersPlus New Horizons Miami (Blue Lagoon)
Feb 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00 PM

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

vBeersPlus @ vBeersPlus New Horizons Miami (Blue Lagoon)

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020, 6:00 PM

vBeersPlus at New Horizons South Florida, Miami
6505 Blue Lagoon Drive Miami, 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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Mar
4
Wed
vBeersPlus @ West Palm Beach (Venture X)
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

vBeers and vBeersPlus events happen four times each month, once each week. Locations include: West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pi…

vBeersPlus @ West Palm Beach (Venture X)

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020, 6:00 PM

Venture X West Palm Beach – Rosemary Square
700 S Rosemary Ave Suite 204 West Palm Beach, FL

0 Techies Attending

vBeers and vBeersPlus events happen four times each month, once each week. Locations include: West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pines 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 connect wi…

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Mar
11
Wed
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, March 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, Mar 11, 2020, 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 Please register at EventBrite: https:/…

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Community Events

Jan
28
Tue
SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ? @ Online Only
Jan 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Tuesday, January 28 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, Jan 28, 2020, 7:00 PM

Online Only
Online Only Online, FL

6 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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Jan
29
Wed
Creative thinking and Innovation Workshop for Entrepreneurs. @ General Provision Downtown
Jan 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Who: Oscar Arias, Transformational Leadership and Learning Expert.
What: Creative thinking and Innovation Workshop.
Where: General Provision Downtown | 300 SW 1st Ave. | Fort Lauderdale
When: January 29th, from 6:00-9:00 pm

Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale is launching 2020 with a bang and is extremely proud to host Transformational Leadership and Learning Expert Oscar Arias for the most dynamic workshop of the year.

Creative thinking and innovation are vital components in both our personal and professional lives. However, many people feel as though they are lacking in creativity. What most of us do not recognize is that we are creative on a daily basis, whether it’s picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work.

While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity, there is a great deal of creativity involved to get those jobs done. Some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others find it a struggle to think outside the BOX. If you fall into that category, it is important to understand that boosting your creative and innovative abilities takes practice. Recognizing and honing your own creative potential is a process.

You will learn:
How to identify the difference between creativity and innovation
How to recognize your own creativity
Ways to build your own creative environment
The importance of creativity and innovation in business
Problem solving steps and tools
Individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas
How to implement creative ideas

Goodie bags will be available for the first 10 arrivals. We will also be holding a drawing for 2 tickets to attend the Startup Grind Global 2020 Conference in Silicon Valley.

Oscar Arias is a Transformational Leadership and Learning Expert who works with organizations, universities, an emerging entrepreneurs to release their full potential through peak performance and human development technologies.
He is a highly sought after Learning and Development Consultant and holds a Masters in Organizational Learning and Leadership with a focus on Transformative and Positive Learning Systems.

Oscar will run a full 2 hour workshop similar to the ones he has facilitated for many elite military units, universities, blue chip companies and startups including:
US Southern Command
US Army
Barry University
Florida International University (Consulting Group)
Capital One Financial
VM Ware
SAP Software
Racker
Tenaris
TeleDoc
Honeywell Inc
Nestle
SAB Miller
Citrix
Pepsi Co.
Hewett Packard
NFL PA
BASF Chemical

Jan
30
Thu
Democratizing AI with Google Cloud and Power BI by Joe “OG of the UG” Homnick @ Nova Southeastern University @ 3301 College Avenue
Jan 30 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Gold Coast Users Group
Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 PM

GCUG joint event with the Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group, https://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-Data-and-AI-South-Florida/ Joe “OG of the U…

Democratizing AI with Google Cloud and Power BI by Joe “OG of the UG” Homnick

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020, 6:30 PM

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue – Carl DeSantis building Auditorium Fort Lauderdale, FL

21 Members Attending

GCUG joint event with the Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group, https://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-Data-and-AI-South-Florida/ Joe “OG of the UG” Homnick is presenting on Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the Google Cloud and Power BI. The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has new features that democratizes, or makes accessible to al…

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Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Google Cloud and Power BI @ NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing Carl DeSantis Building
Jan 30 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group
Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 PM

This is a joint event between Gold Cost User Group (GCUG) and the Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group. – TITLE:Democratizing Artificial Int…

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Google Cloud and Power BI

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020, 6:30 PM

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

15 Members Attending

This is a joint event between Gold Cost User Group (GCUG) and the Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group. – TITLE: Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Google Cloud and Power BI -PRESENTER: Joe Homnick, Certified DBA and Data Scientist – ABSTRACT: The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has new features that democratizes, or makes access…

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Swift Algorithm Club: Sorting Algorithms 3
Jan 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Swift Miami
Thursday, January 30 at 8:00 PM

Important: This is a video conference meetup only.Event URL: https://zoom.us/j/965884833 Come join us as we’ll be continuing our lessons on sorting. T…

Swift Algorithm Club: Sorting Algorithms 3

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020, 8:00 PM

No location yet.

11 Miami Swifters Attending

Important: This is a video conference meetup only. Event URL: https://zoom.us/j/965884833 Come join us as we’ll be continuing our lessons on sorting. The Swift Algorithm Club is a monthly remote meetup to cover basic computer science data structures and algorithms. Inspired and guided by the Ray Wenderlich book (https://store.raywenderlich.com/prod…

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Feb
4
Tue
Online Love + Data Analytics – Learn the data behind your favorite dating sites @ Ironhack Miami
Feb 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Ironhack Miami: Learn to Code + Design
Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 PM

Do you know the data behind your favorite sites like Bumble, Tinder and Grindr? In the spirit of Valentine’s day, Ironhack wants to bring you all thin…

Online Love + Data Analytics – Learn the data behind your favorite dating sites

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020, 6:30 PM

Ironhack Miami
120 SW 8th St Miami, FL

4 Ironhackers Attending

Do you know the data behind your favorite sites like Bumble, Tinder and Grindr? In the spirit of Valentine’s day, Ironhack wants to bring you all things “love”. But we’re nerdy, so let’s get into the number crunching. Walk away learning – What is data analytics & Industry Tools – How dating sites are sharing their data – The ideal profile hac…

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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.

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]

Corporate Members

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