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.

Jul
24
Wed
vBeers @ Miami (Keiser University, Pembroke Pines) @ Keiser University
Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 PM

Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Technically, this location is in Broward, but it is easy to access fr…

vBeers @ Miami (Keiser University, Pembroke Pines)

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019, 6:00 PM

Keiser University
1640 SW 145th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL

2 Techies Attending

Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Technically, this location is in Broward, but it is easy to access from Miami (less than 30 minutes from MIA), and Broward (less than 30 minutes from FLL). It is next to I75 (between the Pines Blvd and Miramar Pkwy exits.) Food and drinks will be provided, so please re…

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Jul
25
Thu
SUP-X – The Startup Expo – Presented by TechLauderdale Powered by SFTA @ Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
Jul 25 all-day
SUP-X – The Startup Expo – Presented by TechLauderdale Powered by SFTA @ Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

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Key Facts About SUP-X:

  • 1000+ Attendees
  • 4 Stages, 60+ panels, speeches, pitches, and demos
  • 100+ exhibitors, special exhibition opportunities for venture oriented startups and community partners
  • Startup competition with $25,000+ in cash and prizes, exhibition and pitch opportunities
  • #Women4Women, our morning forum focused on female founders, entrepreneurs, and investors

For more information visit SUP-X.ORG

Aug
7
Wed
vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)
Aug 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, August 7 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, Aug 7, 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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Aug
14
Wed
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale @ General Provision Downtown
Aug 14 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, August 14 at 6:00 PM

Sponsors: Strictlytech, TEKsystems, TechLauderdale, ITNE, SUP-X.org Informal IT Networking Every Wednesday, Locations Vary Join us for vBeersPlus at G…

vBeers+ @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019, 6:00 PM

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

2 Techies Attending

Join us for the next vBeer+ South Florida. vBeers events happen four times a month on the first four Wednesdays. Check the meetup.com page for the locations. 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. I would like to invite local …

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Aug
21
Wed
vBeers @ Boca
Aug 21 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, August 21 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, Aug 21, 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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Aug
28
Wed
vBeers @ Miami (Keiser University, Pembroke Pines)
Aug 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Technically, this location is in Broward, but it is easy to access fr…

vBeers @ Miami (Keiser University, Pembroke Pines)

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019, 6:00 PM

Keiser University
1640 SW 145th Ave Pembroke Pines, FL

0 Techies Attending

Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Technically, this location is in Broward, but it is easy to access from Miami (less than 30 minutes from MIA), and Broward (less than 30 minutes from FLL). It is next to I75 (between the Pines Blvd and Miramar Pkwy exits.) Food and drinks will be provided, so please re…

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Community Events

Jul
18
Thu
July 2019 Monthly Meeting @ Nova Southeastern University
Jul 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida ISSA Chapter
Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 PM

Please join us for our July 2019 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at Nova in Carl DeSantis rm 1052. Networking…

July 2019 Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019, 6:00 PM

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building Davie, FL

1 Members Attending

Please join us for our July 2019 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at Nova. Networking to follow at Falcon Pub. Speaker 1: TBA Speaker 2: TBA

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Jul
27
Sat
4th Annual International NodeBots Day 2019 – Sat – All DAY @ General Provision Downtown
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Boca JS
Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 AM

It’s July again and time for making JavaScript-controlled robots. It’s South Florida’s 3rd annual International NodeBotsDay! The focus of NodeBots Day…

4th Annual International NodeBots Day 2018

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019, 10:00 AM

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

1 JavaScripters Attending

It’s July again and time for making JavaScript-controlled robots. It’s South Florida’s 3rd annual International NodeBotsDay! The focus of NodeBots Day is on sharing and enjoying each other’s company. And JavaScript. Lots of JavaScript. This year we’re joining with Palm Beach JS (https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript) and MiamiJS (https://www…

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Aug
8
Thu
Monthly Online Agile Coaching Meetup (Remote Connections)
Aug 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Thursday, August 8 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, Aug 8, 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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Intro to tvOS @ CIC Miami
Aug 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Swift Miami
Thursday, August 8 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, Aug 1, 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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SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)
Aug 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

South Florida PHP User Group (SoFloPHP)
Thursday, August 8 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, Aug 8, 2019, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

2 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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Aug
15
Thu
August 2019 Monthly Meeting @ Nova Southeastern University
Aug 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida ISSA Chapter
Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 PM

Please join us for our August 2019 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at Nova in Carl DeSantis rm 1052. Networki…

August 2019 Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019, 6:00 PM

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building Davie, FL

1 Members Attending

Please join us for our August 2019 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at Nova. Networking to follow at Falcon Pub. Speaker 1: TBA Speaker 2: TBA

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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!