Entrepreneurship

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Inside of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a movement to connect environmental entrepreneurs with philanthropists who love to boat and are passionate about ocean health. 

 

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Thirteen-year-old Taylor Moxey is quite extrodinary.

The Miami teen launched her own cupcake company at the age of seven. She also founded the "Taylor Moxey Foundation," which educates youth through the power of reading, and published her own book, "The Adventures of Taylor the Chef." About two years ago she created a mini-library from a former shipping container at Omni Park, near the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. She is now working on opening more in Broward County, and internationally in Haiti and El Salvador. 

ice cream entrepreneaurship
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One Fort Lauderdale ice cream shop is getting ready to host a special limited-edition flavor. 

Yo Mama's Ice Cream on Fort Lauderdale Beach teamed up with Nova Southeastern University two months ago to help high schoolers in Broward County develop and market their own sugary concoctions. 

Now it's time to sell the stuff. 

Marlee's Diner
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Marlee's Diner has been a beloved institution in Deerfield Beach for the past 17 years. 

Diners could get all types of homemade pies  - from cherry to peach - and endless combinations of omelettes for breakfast and Greek specialty foods served for lunch. 

But it's closing shop this Sunday. 

 

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Guests for Sundial Thursday, April 26, 2018:

Jesse Keenan conducts research and teaches courses on urban development and climate adaptation at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He recently co-authored a study that explored climate gentrification and sought to find a correlation between property prices and elevation. He called into the program to share his findings.

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Three South Florida high school students have come up with an invention that could protect people from becoming rape victims. What's that invention? They call it the Smart Straw.

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Uber for kids?

 

It could be a thing in Miami soon, with the debut of a ride-sharing service that's a new spin on the after-school carpool.

 

 

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Entrepreneurship in South Florida region is very healthy. But it also is struggling.

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Felecia Hatcher and Derick Pearson started their nonprofit Code Fever Miami three years ago.

The husband and wife duo wanted to use their background in math, science and marketing to support entrepreneurs of color in South Florida and to connect them to the start-up and tech scene.

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Santiago Cueto’s a lawyer from Coral Gables. But this election season he’s moved into a new business: cereal.

It started with questions from his 8-year-old daughter, Hannah. Questions like: Does Trump really hate Mexicans? Does Hillary Clinton really lie all the time? So Cueto, Hannah and Cueto's wife, Giselle, started looking on the internet to answer some of those questions.

 

"We came across some products, I think some hats or whatnot," Cueto said, "and she [Hannah] had the idea to make some cereal."

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Two lemonade stands are operating on a fairly busy street corner in Miami Gardens at Northwest 191st Street and 33rd Avenue.

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A Missouri-based nonprofit studying trends in entrepreneurial activity ranked the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area No. 2 on its list for startup business activity.

The Kauffman Foundation's annual report ranks 40 metropolitan areas based on their startup activity.

This year, Austin, Texas ranked No. 1. The top 10 list included San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; Denver, Colo.; San Francisco; New York; Houston; San Diego, Calif.; and San Antonio, Texas.

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Higher than New York, Chicago and Dallas. Better than Atlanta, Seattle and Houston. South Florida's entrepreneurial activity is third highest among the nation's largest metropolitan areas.  Only San Francisco and Los Angeles ranked higher in the group's annual index of entrepreneurial activity.

Why Miami?

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EcoTech Visions is tucked away in a nondescript mall between the busy Northwest Seventh Avenue corridor and I-95.

Pandwe Gibson, founder of the shared space for green manufacturers, is directing workers on last minute preparations for EcoTech's Nov. 20 grand opening.

In this space, eco-friendly entrepreneurs -- or eco-preneurs -- will grow and expand their businesses. They will collaborate where possible and create jobs for the surrounding community.

Vernon Moxey

Hundreds of girls from all over South Florida will be taking part in a Girl Power summit in West Palm Beach this weekend. The event is designed to inspire the girls to see themselves as leaders. 

Participants will attend workshops on topics such as public speaking and handling stress, and they'll hear from accomplished young women who have achieved success in the areas of science and philanthropy.

The youngest speaker is a Miami business owner in the third grade.

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