A new networking group for Miami tech heads has emerged, called Tech Tuesday (but no relation to the Miami Herald's tech news section with the same name). It was launched by Seth Gordon, managing partner of the Miami marketing and communications firm Gordon | Diaz-Balart.
The first meeting will be today, June 23, at ECCO Pizzateca, 168 SE First Street, and will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gordon tells me today's meeting will just be networking, but in the future they plan to have speakers.
The events will be sponsored by The Miami Urban Technology Alliance, a project of the Downtown Miami Partnership. A few of the first members include Digiport, real estate firm Colliers Abood Wood Fay, The Internet Coast, South Florida Technology Alliance and Terremark Worldwide.
This isn't the first time Gordon started up a tech networking group in Miami. In October of 1999 he got together a group called Tuesday Network, and had hundreds of people coming a month. But it died out about 18 months later.
So why bring it back now?
"[Tuesday Network] was launched amidst the frothiest part of the bubble. People were just giddy with excitement. ... People had stacks of business plans under their arms," Gordon said. "I think people are more realistic now. More business minded. More grounded."
Gordon is doing this to bring together technology businesses in Downtown Miami. But this isn't a unique concept. There have been other networking groups for tech heads in South Florida, such as Mobile Monday, Refresh Miami, Social Media Club and the South Florida Technology Alliance, to name a few.
Gordon said he would be open to combining forces with another group to make the networking groups even stronger.
But if you're attending today's event, be sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-381-7909.