APEX Accelerator at FIU Business creates pathways to government contracts and innovation programs
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APEX Accelerator at FIU Business creates pathways to government contracts and innovation programs

Florida International University’s College of Business has been selected as the regional administrator for the newly named Florida APEX Accelerator.  Part of the national APEX Accelerator program and the statewide Florida APEX Accelerator network, the Florida APEX Accelerator at FIU Business is focused on creating more government contract-ready companies and […]

Education, Resources

From startup to $2B empire: Founder to share ‘secrets of success’ at FIU event

By Michelle Lopez – FIU News Gaston Taratuta, a Florida International University MBA alum,  is eager to share his formula for success with entrepreneurial hopefuls at a presentation, Introduction to Unicorn Entrepreneurship, aimed at developing high-potential ventures. In 2005, he founded Miami-based Internet Media Services, seizing on the explosion of […]

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Florida SBDC at FIU launches BizGap to improve enterprise opportunities in Miami-Dade’s 27th congressional district

By Cynthia Corzo – FIU News Leaders of the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business and U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) on Dec. 18 launched the Business Growth and Acceleration Program, known as BizGap, for small businesses located in Florida’s 27th congressional district. Funded by a $650,000 Community […]

Resources, Success Stories

SBA Administrator hosts a roundtable with local small businesses at FIU Business

By Cynthia Corzo and Michelle Lopez – FIU News Hosted at FIU Business, Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), met in July with South Florida small business owners who shared their challenges and offered suggestions on how the organization can improve opportunities for growth. “It’s […]

Education, Resources

New grant will establish Blackstone LaunchPad for FIU student entrepreneurs

By Cynthia Corzo – Guest Contributor  Florida International University has received a $500,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, establishing a Blackstone LaunchPad at FIU. The program will augment entrepreneurship support already available at the university and provide students with skills, knowledge and guidance to transform ideas into companies. Open to students of all […]