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.

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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Nov
27
Wed
vBeersPlus @ Keiser University, Pembroke Pines
Nov 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, November 27 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, Nov 27, 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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Dec
4
Wed
vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)
Dec 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, December 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, Dec 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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Dec
5
Thu
8th Annual ITPalooza 2019 – Dec 5 @ Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Dec 5 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8th Annual ITPalooza 2019 – Dec 5 @ Fort Lauderdale Convention Center | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

ITPalooza is scheduled for December 5, 2019, at the Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center.

Sponsorships – Sponsorship packages are also now available at the ITPalooza store. Packages start at just $500 for Non-profits and startups, with Gold packages starting at just $2500 and Silver starting at only $1000

Click or tap here for Sponsorships.

Register – We have a limited number of early bird tickets at a reduced rate of $59.00 through August 31 or while stocks last. After that, we’ll be reverting to regular price tickets $89.00.

Click or tap here for Tickets.

 

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

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, December 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, Dec 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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Community Events

Nov
18
Mon
Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida @ Gulf Stream Brewing Company
Nov 18 @ 5:00 PM – Nov 22 @ 11:00 PM

Inviting all startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, founders, developers, innovators, designers, students, mentors, investors, speakers, instructors, community leaders to join us for Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida presented by Office Depot.

Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida celebrates entrepreneurship throughout South Florida this November 18th to 23rd and features entrepreneurial talent, innovation, expertise while building and strengthening local connections.
Featured Speaker Guy Kawasaki.

Reasons to attend:
Learn from experienced mentors, qualified professionals, and successful peers.
Meet fellow entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors etc. to celebrate entrepreneurship.
Discover and support the amazing array of local venues, spaces and resources provided throughout the community.
Be counted as an active member of the growing South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem by sharing and learning from one another.

Featuring:
9 tracks:
Food & Beverage
https://gewsouthfloridafood.eventbrite.com
Tech & Startups
https://gewsouthfloridatech.eventbrite.com
Small Business
https://gewsouthfloridabusiness.eventbrite.com
Public Sector & Policies
https://gewsouthfloridapublic.eventbrite.com
Socials & Networking
https://gewsouthfloridasocials.eventbrite.com
Female Entrepreneurs
https://gewsouthfloridafemale.eventbrite.com
Personal Development
https://gewsouthfloridapersonal.eventbrite.com
Innovation & Creativity
https://gewsouthfloridainnovation.eventbrite.com
Thought Leaders
https://gewsouthfloridalivestream.eventbrite.com

40+ events including educational tracks, programs, networking sessions, opening and closing ceremonies.
Events held in a city near you.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida.
Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida endeavors to educate aspiring and established entrepreneurs on best practices, to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to share successes and hurdles and to facilitate access to the dynamic network of resources within the South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem. Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida provides access to professional resources, mentorship and specialized live events in order to spur small business growth and accelerate business success.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big.
Each November, GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through local, national and global events and activities. From large-scale startup competitions and workshops to small, community discussions – GEW reaches new audiences and connects participants to a network that can help them take the next step, no matter where they are on their entrepreneurial journey.
During the week of November 18th to the 24th, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries will inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations.

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.

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]

Corporate Members

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