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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 […]

Finance, Resources

14 Miami-Dade small businesses receive $800,000 in BizUp grants

In August, we told Growbiz readers about an upcoming deadline for Miami-Dade County BizUp grant applications. The recipients have just been announced: Bank of America, Miami-Dade County and StartUP FIU Local recently announced the selection of 14 Miami-Dade County small businesses as winners in the county’s BizUp competition. The 14 winners were […]

Economy, Finance, Resources

Small business grants from the $20M Miami Foundation Open for Business Program are now available. Here’s how to apply

The Miami Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic institutions in South Florida, announced today that its Miami Open for Business program is accepting loan and grant applications from historically underserved small business owners in Miami-Dade County. Funded with a $20 million grant from Wells Fargo announced earlier this year, the program aims […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Resources

Here’s how the Florida SBDC will help small businesses across the state recover from Hurricane Ian

Here is a message from the Florida SBDC, which stands ready to help small businesses across the state impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Florida SBDC network has more than 40 centers around the state, including Florida SBDC at FIU covering Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, whose disaster assistance specialists will be […]

Economy, Finance, Resources

Comcast RISE to award $1 million in grants to 100 women-owned or minority-owned South Florida small businesses

Comcast today announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, bringing the Comcast RISE program’s total investment in South Florida to $2 million. Comcast RISE […]

Economy, Resources

Miami-Dade announces 7 recipients of BizUp grants

Last month we told Growbiz readers about an upcoming deadline for Miami-Dade County BizUp grant applications. The recipients have just been announced: This week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava  and County Commissioner Jean Monestime announced the seven recipients of small business grants totaling $400,000 through the Business Innovation Start-Up […]

Economy, Education, Finance, Growth Stages, Resources

Deadline to apply for Miami-Dade small business grants is Aug. 28

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Commissioner Jean Monestime launched a new round of  grants from BizUp, a $1 million business innovation start-up grant program for local small businesses. Businesses can apply online now through Aug. 28. This program is managed in partnership with StartUP FIU and Bank of […]