A lot of people have been throwing a lot of cold water lately on the notion of Miami as a high-tech “Silicon Beach.”
Even Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine this year called it “the dumbest idea in the world.”
As classmates at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Wifredo Fernandez and Daniel Lafuente were “always cooking up ideas for businesses” that the pair dreamed of launching.
South Florida may be known for its sun and sand, but software? There is a burgeoning effort to grow, encourage and attract the technology industry to South Florida.
Local entrepreneur advocates have been very active building the necessary infrastructure to support local start-ups. What else is needed? Can Miami really become “Silicon Beach?”
Future of Technology