TECH LAUDERDALE

  • Find the resources you need from incubators, accelerators, networking events to funding.

Among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach ranked…

  • 1st
  • In Startup
  • Activity
  • 10th
  • in Main Street
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 36th
  • in Growth
  • Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs

Resources for startups and businesses of all sizes.

Our directory of resources can help connect you to the right tool and people in order to bring your new idea to fruition or your existing business to the next level.

Education

Never too young or too old to learn something new to 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, Innovative Programs and more 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.

Events

You can’t say we didn’t prepare you!

Are you Suffering from Event Tech FOMO? You’ve come to the right place. Staying up to date on tech events allows you to save time, astound your clients, and reach your goals. To help you stay ahead of the curve, check out all the upcoming tech events.

Mar
26
Tue
SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ? @ Sproutloud Media Networks
Mar 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 PM

As part of SFAA’s SAFe SIG group initiative, let us meet to discuss different ways of Scaling agile from small teams to large organizations, what are …

SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ?

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019, 7:00 PM

Sproutloud Media Networks
15431 SW 14th Street Sunrise, FL

5 Agilists Attending

As part of SFAA’s SAFe SIG 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. Acronyms: • SFAA: South Florida Agile Association (https://www.mee…

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Mar
27
Wed
vBeers @ Miami (Veza Sur Brewing Co.) @ Veza Sur Brewing Co.
Mar 27 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 PM

Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Miami. Come out and connect with other professionals in your indust…

vBeers @ Miami (Veza Sur Brewing Co.)

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019, 5:30 PM

Veza Sur Brewing Co.
55 NW 25th St Miami, FL

3 Techies Attending

Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Miami. Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in thes…

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Apr
2
Tue
Serverless … but without the servers! – By Damian Montero @ Cendyn Spaces, in the Atrium
Apr 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Boca JS
Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM

You’ve heard about it and you’ve wondered WHY you’d use it. Join our Organizer, Damian Montero, as he presents “Serverless… BUt without the servers”…

Serverless … but without the servers! – By Damian Montero

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019, 6:30 PM

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

1 JavaScripters Attending

You’ve heard about it and you’ve wondered WHY you’d use it. Join our Organizer, Damian Montero, as he presents “Serverless… BUt without the servers” Damian will be Live coding several examples of every day issues we’ve all encountered and setting up the environments, he’ll be showing, from scratch so you don’t miss a thing. Find out what are t…

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Apr
3
Wed
How To Operationalize AI Into Your Business In 2019 @ Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
Apr 3 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

SFBW presents our new Digital South Florida Tech series! Enjoy an evening featuring an engaging panel discussion with senior executives from Modernizing Medicine, Chase and Baptist Health. This panel discussion will be moderated by Founder & CEO of Levatas, Chris Nielsen. Appetizers and cocktails will be served. Complimentary valet parking included as well.

vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)
Apr 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, April 3 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, Apr 3, 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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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

Speakers

Local & Regional

We have a collection of presenters who have brought their expertise and passion to Broward and whose enthusiasm and dedication has entertained and educated.

Dan Roberts
CEO – Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc.

Guest Speaker: Unleashing the Power of IT with renowned author Dan Roberts

Elizabeth Decker
Director, IT Enabled Services Operations

Transformative Technology Executive and Builder of Diverse and Purposeful Teams

Richard Heimann
Chief Data Scientist – Cybraics

Guest Speaker: Chief Data Scientist at Cybraics Inc. presents a speech at our yearly event

Patrick Hale
CIO & EVP – VITAS Healthcare

Guest Speaker: CIO track at ITPalooza 2017

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 to one of the below area's? If so, go ahead and contribute by selecting one of areas below.

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