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NewME's Angela Benton: The best thing about the Miami tech community ...

By Angela Benton

ABenton14_squareFor the past three years, we’ve been lucky to bring our NewME PopUp accelerator to Miami. In fact, Miami was the first city we launched the concept in. Over the years, I’ve been excited and intrigued by all the excitement and energy in the Miami ecosystem.  Watching from afar in San Francisco, where NewME is based, always builds momentum within our team for returning.  Of all the cities we visit during our annual popup tour, what I love about Miami and the startup and tech ecosystem is simple:  You’re not afraid to invest in yourselves.

It’s a known fact that the most successful people invest in themselves even when no one else does. Every time we visit Miami, this is a consistent theme among each batch of startups we work with. We're excited not just because organizations like Knight Foundation that are headquartered in Miami (Disclosure: Knight has been a supporter and sponsor of NewME popups since we launched them)  make it their business to support the city around them through investments in events, organizations and startups. At NewME we’re just as excited to partner with you, the Miami community, in helping more startups and entrepreneurs to become successful.

In a few days we’re headed back to Miami.... with a twist!  We’ve partnered with REVOLT TV (Diddy’s new TV Network) for our Miami Popup on Oct. 18-19 and are hosting the Idea Lab at the Revolt Music Conference at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach.  Registration is open for 100 lucky entrepreneurs only, regardless of whether  your idea is focused on music. The event includes working with registered entrepreneurs prior to the event via our platform and closing out the popup at RMC with two days of fireside chats, networking, a pitch event and parties in the Idea Lab. Though condensed, it’s so much more than just an hour of coaching and workshops like we did in previous years. Additional Idea Lab details can be found here: http://bit.ly/1DjXs3p

Needless to say, the team and I can’t wait to arrive and start working with you. If you decide to register, I look forward to seeing you there and please don’t hesitate to use the promo code ‘NEWME100’ for a SWEET discount off the normal $199 price.

Angela Benton is the founder of NewME Accelerator in San Francisco. 

 Posted Oct. 9

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