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, 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.

May
21
Tue
The British Invasion @ Voltaire
May 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Palm Beach Tech Meetup
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 PM

Palm Beach Tech Meetups are held regularly for tech professionals, enthusiasts, and stakeholders. PANELAndy Parry | Vice President, IT @ Office DepotK…

The British Invasion

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM

Voltaire
526 Clematis St West Palm Beach, FL

11 Techies Attending

Palm Beach Tech Meetups are held regularly for tech professionals, enthusiasts, and stakeholders. PANEL Andy Parry | Vice President, IT @ Office Depot Kevin Grayling | CIO @ Florida Crystals Trevor White | CIO @ Liberty Mutual PRESENTED BY The British Consulate General | Nicolette Brent MBE ABOUT The British Isles have brought the world many innova…

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Coders Cafe Visual Basic Lives! – Leonard Ansin – Founder, Ansin Technology @ Cendyn SPACES - In the Atrium area, outside of M.E.A.T. http://www.cendynspaces.com/m-e-a-t-eatery-taproom/
May 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FlaDotNet
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM

Leonard will share his experience with his “SOS” software which started as a VB6 app in 2003. He will share both technical and marketing ideas coverin…

Coders Cafe Visual Basic Lives! – Leonard Ansin – Founder, Ansin Technology

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30 PM

Cendyn SPACES – In the Atrium area, outside of M.E.A.T. http://www.cendynspaces.com/m-e-a-t-eatery-taproom/
980 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL

1 Members Attending

Leonard will share his experience with his “SOS” software which started as a VB6 app in 2003. He will share both technical and marketing ideas covering both positives and negatives. The SOS application was written in 2003 using VB6. In 2010 new applications were moved to VB.NET. Leonard Ansin is the founder of Ansin Technology (AT). AT specialized …

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Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems) @ NSU's College of Engineering and Computing
May 21 @ 6:30 PM – 9:15 PM

South Florida Linux Users Group – FLUX
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM

Announcement in South Florida Linux Users Group – FLUX: Monthly Meeting Tuesday, May 21st. The Monthly Linux Meetup covering Open Source, UNIX and UNI…

Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30 PM

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

3 fluxsters Attending

Monthly Linux Meetup covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems

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May
22
Wed
vBeers @ Miami (Veza Sur Brewing Co.) @ Veza Sur Brewing Co.
May 22 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, May 22 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, May 22, 2019, 5:30 PM

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

1 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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Modernizing your Data Platform with Microsoft and Intel – SQL Server Migration @ Microsoft Building Fort Lauderdale
May 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

South Florida SQL Server User Group
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00 PM

It’s SQL Server migration season. With the end of support (EOS) coming for SQL Server 2008 in July, PASS has teamed up with Microsoft and Intel® to he…

Modernizing your Data Platform with Microsoft and Intel – SQL Server Migration

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:00 PM

2 SFSSUG Members Attending

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May
23
Thu
May 23rd Startup Grind PB @ 1909
May 23 @ 6:00 PM

Understanding collective intelligence is key for every company.

Hear the journey of someone who has created a service around this concept, absorb all his advice and ask him how he did it.

Nicholas Mohnacky is a tech entrepreneur with a desire to live life passionately, creatively, and with integrity, both personally and in his professional career. Born in Florida and raised in Hawaii, Nick graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2006, after which he spent 4.5 years working for Cox Media in digital advertising sales before launching his own digital advertising consultancy in 2010, kicking off what would be many years of successful innovation in the technology space.

May
28
Tue
SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ? @ Sproutloud Media Networks
May 28 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Tuesday, May 28 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, May 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

Sproutloud Media Networks
15431 SW 14th Street Sunrise, FL

2 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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May
29
Wed
Meet Lillian Roberts of Xendoo, winner of Steve’s Case’s Rise Of The Rest tour 100k prize. @ General Provision
May 29 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Lillian is a force to be reckoned with. After winning the 2018 technology prize at Emerge Americas, Lillian’s pitch just won Xendoo the Rise of the Rest Miami 2019 startup pitch contest. Join us to hear Lillian share her successful entrepreneurial journey and provide us with invaluable insights as we celebrate #SGWomen Leaders Month and Kickoff Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale LatinX In Tech.

Xendoo offers a financial scorecard, scalable monthly rates that include your tax return, planning support and unlimited access to CPAs, while simplifying your bookkeeping and accounting and delivering the financial attention you’ve been craving. Unlike a traditional CPA relationship where the focus may not be on your big picture, Xendoo takes a holistic and responsive approach to make your company operate faster and better. By using Xendoo as your business partner, you’ll have the peace of mind you need to do what you do best – build your business.

Every May, Startup Grind hosts #SGWomen Leaders Month –  proudly recognizing the accomplishments of successful women leaders all over the world. These women are founders, venture capitalists, engineers, executives and more, who represent our community. They are the women who exemplify profound leadership skills, hard-work, humility, and success and demonstrate their strength with devotion to the work they do everyday. They encourage and inspire us all!

Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale is partnering with Startup Broward to kickoff Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale LatinX In Tech with a series of events designed to strengthen and grow the local Startup ecosystem. By purchasing a ticket to Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale LatinX In Tech you will receive a courtesy discount code to this event.

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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

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]

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!