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

Community Events

Jun
3
Wed
Coping with, Confronting and Conquering Covid19 Chaos Ep. 3: South Florida Women Tech Leaders Panel @ Startup Grind FTL Virtual
Jun 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for a critical panel discussion on the future of entrepreneurship in these disruptive times brought on by the Novel Corona Virus COVID19. We are proudly hosting women Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Consultants as part of Startup Grind Women in Tech Month. Maxeme Tuchman, Olivia Ramos and Emily Cleary will share their views on the impact of the crisis on women’s lives, careers and businesses.

Who is Maxeme Tuchman?
is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that helps kids have virtual playdates with family and friends when they can’t be physically together. Caribu is one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions, made Fast Company’s list of World Changing Ideas, was named one of the ‘Top Ten EdTech Companies to Watch’ in Forbes, and became one of the most innovative startups in the world by winning the 1776 Global Challenge Cup. Max has been the winner or finalist in 30+ pitch competitions, is the 59th Latina in the US to raise over $1M in venture funding and the first Latinx founder to raise $1M in Equity Crowdfunding, and was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Female Founders in 2019.

Who is Olivia Ramos?
Olivia Ramos is an entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Deepblocks, a multi-market software consolidating data and processes needed to analyze risk in real estate investments. She is a graduate of all three Singularity University startup programs, GSP, Incubator, and Accelerator, and participant in the DARPA Innovation House program. Olivia holds a Master’s of Architecture from Columbia University, a Master’s of Real Estate Development from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Florida.

Who is Emily Cleary?
Curious by nature and passionate by design, Emily Cleary is a speaker, entrepreneur, and entertainer (a singer, to be specific!). She founded her company Cleary Co and specializes in research & development – specifically UX strategy and design, content creation, and teaching. Emily is driven by the opportunity to create meaningful and memorable experiences that motivate and inspire others. Emily holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, and Bachelors in Business Administration and Sociology, both from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a graduate of Ironhack’s intensive UX/UI Design academy.

What can we learn from Maxime, Olivia and Emily?
Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale is extremely proud to host Maxeme Tuchman, Olivia Ramos and Emily Cleary

You will learn:

How Covid19 is affecting these entrepreneurs on all levels.
What coping mechanisms they employ to remain productive.
Do they think Women in Tech are affected differently than men.
What strategies they’ve been employing to navigate uncertain times.
What are their plans post Covid19. Are they ready for the new normal?
What opportunities do they see emerging for women in the new normal.
What unique insights they have gained confronting the Covid19 challenge.
Have they developed new metrics for success/progress and are they meeting them.

Jun
11
Thu
Monthly Online Agile Coaching Meetup (Remote Connections)
Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Thursday, June 11 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, Jun 11, 2020, 6:00 PM

No location yet.

1 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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SoFloPHP Fort Lauderdale (Monthly Meetup)
Jun 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

South Florida PHP User Group (SoFloPHP)
Thursday, June 11 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 of…

SoFloPHP Fort Lauderdale (Monthly Meetup)

Thursday, Jun 11, 2020, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

0 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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Jun
16
Tue
Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems)
Jun 16 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

South Florida Linux Users Group – FLUX
Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 PM

Monthly Linux Meetup at NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing, Carl DeSantis Bldg, Room 1124, “Knight Auditorium”, Ground Floor. Send your sugges…

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

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020, 6:30 PM

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

1 fluxsters Attending

Monthly Linux Meetup at NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing, Carl DeSantis Bldg, Room 1124, “Knight Auditorium”, Ground Floor. Send your suggestions for FOSS topics you would like to know more about, or give a presentation on, to suggestions-at-flux-dot-org. About FLUX: A meetup group for IT Professionals who use Free and Open Source Softwar…

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Jun
23
Tue
SFAA SIG – SAFe Scaling Agile : What , How and When ?
Jun 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Tuesday, June 23 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, Jun 23, 2020, 7:00 PM

Online Only
Online Only Online, FL

0 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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Jul
9
Thu
Monthly Online Agile Coaching Meetup (Remote Connections)
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

South Florida Agile Association
Thursday, July 9 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, Jul 9, 2020, 6:00 PM

No location yet.

1 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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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.

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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

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!