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
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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Mar
18
Wed
vBeers @ Boca
Mar 18 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, March 18 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, Mar 18, 2020, 5:30 PM

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

0 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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Mar
25
Wed
vBeersPlus @ vBeersPlus New Horizons Miami (Blue Lagoon)
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, March 25 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, Mar 25, 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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Apr
1
Wed
vBeersPlus @ West Palm Beach (Venture X)
Apr 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, April 1 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, Apr 1, 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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Community Events

Feb
22
Sat
SFAA and RMJ Solutions presents a workshop on Project Management Fundamentals @ 805 E Broward Blvd
Feb 22 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

South Florida Agile Association
Saturday, February 22 at 9:00 AM

Learn the fundamentals of Project Management in simple terms! Join us for an exciting workshop focused on guiding you to the next level in your career…

SFAA and RMJ Solutions presents a workshop on Project Management Fundamentals

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020, 9:00 AM

805 E Broward Blvd
805 E Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL

25 Agilists Attending

Learn the fundamentals of Project Management in simple terms! Join us for an exciting workshop focused on guiding you to the next level in your career. This will be an interactive session for anyone entering the field or if you are looking to expand your current knowledge. Highlights – Learn the basics to help you transition into Project Mgmt. – Ca…

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Feb
25
Tue
SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ? @ Online Only
Feb 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Tuesday, February 25 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, Feb 25, 2020, 7:00 PM

Online Only
Online Only Online, FL

3 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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Feb
28
Fri
WordCamp Miami 2020 @ FIU MODESTO A. MAIDIQUE CAMPUS MIAMI, FLORIDA
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

3 Days of WordPress based Tech Talks from industry leaders from near and far. Great info., networking, and fun. The price of the ticket includes lunch, snacks, and the after-party.

Feb
29
Sat
South Florida Software Dev Con @ Nova Southeastern University
Feb 29 all-day

The 2020 South Florida Software Developer Conference is the 16th annual conference previously known as the South Florida Code Camp. It is a FREE one-day GEEK FEST held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Nova Southeastern University. This year we are teaming up with Tech Lauderdale and taking steps to make this an even bigger conference. The event will have speakers from the local community and beyond.

Speakers will be presenting some of the most requested topics like Machine Learning, AI/VR/AR/MR, IoT, .NET Core, Visual Studio 2019, DevOps, MVC Framework, Javascript, JQuery, SQL Server 2019, Business Intelligence, Software Testing, Xamarin/Mobile Development, cross-platform development, Azure/Cloud and Business/Career Development.

Democratizing AI at South Florida Software Developer Conference @ Nova Southeastern University @ 3301 College Avenue
Feb 29 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Gold Coast Users Group
Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 AM

GCUG supports the South Florida Software Developer Conference, be sure to sign up at http://sfsdc.com 11:10AM-12:20PM, Auditorium – Room 1124Joe Homni…

Democratizing AI at South Florida Software Developer Conference

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020, 8:00 AM

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

37 Members Attending

GCUG supports the South Florida Software Developer Conference, be sure to sign up at http://sfsdc.com Joe Homnick is presenting on Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the Power Platform. The Power Platform has new features that democratizes, or makes accessible to all, AI capabilities to Tech Professionals. You don’t need to be a Data S…

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Mar
3
Tue
BocaJS – Kubernetes (Hell’s) Kitchen by Joel Lord @ Cendyn Spaces, in the Atrium
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Boca JS
Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 PM

Kubernetes (Hell’s) Kitchen You’ve been to a restaurant before, right? Have you noticed how everything is structured? Everyone has a job and there is …

BocaJS – Kubernetes (Hell’s) Kitchen by Joel Lord

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020, 7:00 PM

Cendyn Spaces, in the Atrium
980 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL

11 JavaScripters Attending

Kubernetes (Hell’s) Kitchen You’ve been to a restaurant before, right? Have you noticed how everything is structured? Everyone has a job and there is a chain of command. You can’t just walk into the kitchen and tell the cook how you want your steak done. Kubernetes is actually very similar to this. You will deploy some pods that do specific things …

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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]

Platinum Members

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