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.

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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Apr
2
Thu
Postponed: Tech In The City Showcasing City Furniture @ Postponed: City Furniture Corporate Office
Apr 2 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Please note that due to coronavirus concerns, we have taken the decision to postpone Tech In The City.

 

Our premier Tech in the City event, showcasing technology at our Platinum member companies, kicks off at City Furniture.

Andrew Koenig, President of CITY Furniture often tells a crowd that CITY is a technology company that happens to sell furniture. Learn why City Furniture calls itself a tech company.

After a presentation by Andrew Koenig, enjoy a behind the scenes tour of City Furniture with its Senior Leadership of IT, Digital & Sales learning how it has become one of the region’s most innovative companies.

Agenda:
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Networking & happy hour refreshments
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Presentation and facility tours

Speaker:
Andrew Koenig, President of CITY Furniture

 

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Apr
8
Wed
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Apr 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, April 8 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, Apr 8, 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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Apr
15
Wed
vBeers @ Boca
Apr 15 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, April 15 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, Apr 15, 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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Apr
22
Wed
vBeersPlus @ vBeersPlus New Horizons Miami (Blue Lagoon)
Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

vBeers South Florida
Wednesday, April 22 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, Apr 22, 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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May
1
Fri
Postponed: 8th Annual Cinco De Mayo Golf Tournament – May 1 @ Plantation Preserve golf club
May 1 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

You’ve found the 8th Annual TechLauderdale Golf Tournament calendar page!

Click here for the Golf Tournament page!

You are invited to Join TechLauderdale for Cinco De Mayo themed 8th Annual Golf Tournament.

To learn more about player packages and sponsorship opportunities, contact Cecil Kidd – ckidd@techlauderdale.org

Click to download the event flier

Our Event Includes:

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Driving range
  • Golf Cart
  • Beverage Cart
  • Lunch & Happy Hour
  • Contest
  • Prizes
  • Golf Swag Bag

Schedule:

  • 7:00 AM Check-in, Driving range opens
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM Tee time
  • 1:30 PM Lunch, Awards, and Prizes
  • 2:30 PM Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour

Individual Player Packages:

  • Member Discounts Available
  • Earlybird thru’ April 1
  • Members $125, then $160
  • Non-members $160, then $185

Foursomes:

  • Member Discounts Available
  • Earlybird thru’ April 1
  • Members $500, then $600
  • Non-members $640, then $740

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Community Events

Apr
1
Wed
Assembling Online: Design Your Dream Job @ Zoom
Apr 1 @ 1:00 PM

About This Workshop

Very few of us graduate from school with a clear idea of what we want our careers to look like. Even when we think we know what we want, there are all sorts of obstacles to landing the right job. And worst of all, when we’ve finally gotten that job that we think will make us happy, it doesn’t. This leads to dissatisfaction and under-performance…and the process begins again.

A Gallup study found that nearly 70% of people feel disengaged by their work. In other words, they work because they have to, not because they want to. If that sounds like you, then join us for this solution-oriented workshop. We will help you to discover what matters most when it comes to finding inspiring work. We’ll then teach you a clear and compelling approach to find, and get, a job you love faster. It won’t happen all at once, of workshop, but this workshop can jumpstart your journey towards finding joy and meaning in your work.

This workshop will be hosted online due to safety considerations, please check out the “Preparation” section on the bottom of this page. Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the workshop.

Takeaways

Find how to avoid the mistake that everyone makes when making a career transition
Learn how to identify a true “dream” job in a world full of uninspiring opportunities
Be equipped with a “playbook” for getting a job you love (including scripts and email templates to help you secure an interview and win the position)
Learn specific daily practices you can start right away to ensure the success of your career transition

Apr
2
Thu
Data Analytics With Tableau @ Zoom
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

About This Workshop

Data analytics is in the midst of an evolution. In today’s digital world, the practice of decision makers relying on information to be delivered to them is no longer sufficient to keep pace. Tableau is software that puts access to data, and the insights it can unlock, directly in the hands of those who need it. The software is designed to help people see and understand data and offers a powerful yet intuitive and easy to use method of visually exploring & analyzing data for more effective decision making and strategizing.
This workshop provides an introduction to visual data discovery using Tableau software. It will explore how to use Tableau to connect to, interpret, and analyze data. You will explore sample data sets and then create a Tableau Dashboard showcasing the insights they have discovered.

Takeaways

Understand the value of visual data discovery
Understand Tableau’s software offerings
Understand Tableau terminology
Use Tableau Public to connect to and analyze data
Create and publish a Tableau Dashboard
Workshop attendees will receive a full recording of the entire session for their reference.

Preparation

An awareness of data concepts is helpful.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
Please download and setup Tableau Public prior to class.
This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

Product Management Lightning Class @ Zoom
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM

About This Event

Learn how to work with designers and developers to successfully build and launch digital products. In this class, we introduce you to 3 successful product manager and the key product management concepts. Learn how to analyze the market, flesh out your ideas, identify risks, and validate assumptions. We also touch on the post-launch process of tracking performance, prioritising development of new features, and managing stakeholders.

Whether you’re considering a career in product management or launching your own digital product, you will need to draw on a diverse range of skills to determine viability, and to plan out a roadmap to longterm product success.

Takeaways

Get acquainted with key concepts in product management
Gain an understanding of the product development cycle
Learn key techniques for understanding the needs of your users to ensure product / market fit

Apr
3
Fri
Costumer Journey Mapping Workshop @ Zoom
Apr 3 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

About This Class

Consumer empathy. It’s the key to successful product strategy, design, and marketing. Through it, we find unanswered questions, unmet needs, and idea­ catalyzing behaviors. But building a business, product, or service around a point­-in-­time understanding of your consumer is a strategy destined to fail. To successfully create an offering that dramatically shifts behavior, organically generates habitual engagement, and promotes a profitable viral cycle, we must first understand the consumer journey.

This introductory workshop will teach you a multidisciplinary approach to consumer journey mapping research, design, and implementation. Having successfully designed and implemented consumer journey maps for clients like Anthem Blue Cross, Sprint, Target, and Taco Bell, this team of subject matter experts will use real project expertise to equip you with the approach, tools, and knowledge to successfully employ consumer journey mapping in product design, service design, marketing, and business design.
Takeaways

Participants of this workshop will learn:
● Where and how to find the necessary data and research inputs to customer journey maps ● Proven consumer journey map design methodologies used for major brands and products
● How to implement consumer journey maps as shown by real business case studies
Workshop attendees will receive a full recording of the entire session for their reference.

Preparation

You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

Apr
8
Wed
Setting Up Email Sequences That Work @ Zoom
Apr 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

About This Event

Are you still blasting your email list? Or do you have more ambitious goals, such as offering your list subscribers services or offers that are right for them? If you’re planning on reaching your list subscribers at the right time with the right offer, this event can help you get your ducks in a row.
There is no one right way to set up an email sequence: it all depends on your audience, your offer, and your goal for a particular drip. This is why this event will focus on helping you work through an email sequence you’ll use in your business.
This can be anything from a self-segmentation drip to an onboarding sequence, to a lead magnet sequence with an offer at the end. The main goal is to make sure it’s not another event you leave with a plan to implement.

Takeaways

Inspiration sources: frameworks to swoon over online
What you need to know before you start mapping out your sequence
How to determine how many steps it should take to get from email 0 to the final email
What “extra” emails you can add to make your email drip more effective

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

South Florida Agile Association
Thursday, April 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, Apr 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.

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]

Platinum Members

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