CARTA alumna’s gift will help minority-owned small businesses thrive

Silvana Massolo ’04 has made a quarter-million dollar commitment to support FIU alumni-owned businesses. A new and uncommon opportunity will soon be available to budding alumni entrepreneurs in the communication, art and design fields. With a gift from Silvana Massolo ’04, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) alumni will have the opportunity to apply for […]

Engineering grad creates Internet of Things startup company

By Diana Hernandez-Alende Giovanni Giannola, an FIU alumnus, recalls how at the young age of seven, he began upgrading computers for his father’s company. His dad worked as a general contractor in their home country, Venezuela. Giannola would install Windows 95 onto the computers using what would be considered a fossil in this day and […]

FIU business incubator meets the community

StartUP FIU had its coming out party this week at a luncheon in Miami’s Little River neighborhood. In attendance: more than 200 movers and shakers eager to hear about the university’s new business incubator. “We are a collaborative in which we provide support for ideas, inventions, early-stage startup companies that can scale globally,” Assistant Vice […]

StartUP FIU launches with 3 incubators and entrepreneurship accelerator program

WANTED: Entrepreneurs looking to solve problems, generate prosperity and create jobs. StartUP FIU, an initiative aimed at supporting innovation among students, faculty, alumni and community members, encompasses three new incubators and an accelerator program that is accepting applications for the first cohort starting in September. Additionally, the initiative will leverage FIU’s many existing entrepreneurship resources  […]

FIU eMerges as a leader in innovation

A wise man recently said that F-I-U stands for the Future Is Us. Nowhere was that more evident than at the 2016 edition of eMerge Americas. The powerhouse conference on Miami Beach brings together entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and everyone else with an interest in tech innovation. And it served as the perfect showcase for promising […]

Winner of Startup Weekend@FIU moves on to global challenge

A team of FIU students that wants to change the way fans, musicians and venues connect has launched its idea on the world scene, competing for a chance to win recognition – and support – from top leaders in the tech world like Google, YouTube and Hootsuite. Headliner – an online platform designed to enable […]

Start-up City Miami

Calling all FIU Alumni: Start-Up City: Miami, March 30 On March 30, The Atlantic and CityLab, along with our partners at the Knight Foundation, will take over the New World Center for the third annual Start-Up City: Miami – and we want YOU to join us.  We’re gathering the creative minds behind tomorrow¹s biggest start-up innovations and trends for a full day of groundbreaking ideas– […]

Basic Start-Up Questions

We are currently in an entrepreneurship era, which is an exciting time for those trying to live out their dreams.  However, being an entrepreneur is tough because there are so many demands and so many hats to wear.  Entrepreneurs are typically subject-matter experts in the business they are starting and accounting is sometimes looked at […]

2015 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

Entering the challenge can give you valuable media coverage in The Miami Herald as well as exposure to possible investors for your business. Eligibility Current FIU student or alumni Currently living in South Florida For-profit business ideas only A business idea or established business in operation for 2 years or less At least one of […]