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ENDNOTES 1. Luisa Yanez, “Jeff Bezos: A Rocket Launched from Miami’s Palmetto High,” Miami Herald, 5 August 2013: Web, 10 August 2013. 2. John Dorschner, “Sheryl Sandberg: From North Miami Beach High to Facebook’s No. 2,” Miami Herald, 2 February 2012: Web, 4 August 2013. 3. Jason L. Baptiste, “Jason L. Baptiste,“ n.d., LinkedIn, 4 Aug 2013 <>; Donna Fenn, “Jason Baptiste and Andres Barreto, Founders of Onswipe,” Inc. Magazine, 27 June 2011: Web, 4 August 2013. 4. Paul Graham, “A Student’s Guide to Startups,“ October 2006,, 4 August 2013 <http://www.>. 5. Robert B. Cruz and Robert Hesler, “August 2013, Release,” Labor Market Report Miami-Dade County, August 2013: 2-3. 6. Carlos A. Gimenez, “2013 State of the County Address,” Miami-Dade County, Caleb Center Auditorium, Miami, FL, 28 February 2013. 7. Robert W. Fairlie, Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, (Kansas City: Kauffman Foundation, April 2013) 3. 8. Zoltan J. Acs, William Parsons, and Spencer Tracy, High-Impact Firms: Gazelles Revisited, (Washington: Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, 2008) 2. 9. Endeavor Insight analysis based on 2012 NETS Database data for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. 10. Gary Kunkle, Building Scale and Sustaining Growth: The Surprising Drivers of Job Creation, (Cassopolis: Edward Lowe Foundation, February 2013) 3. 11. Endeavor Insight analysis for an upcoming publication on entrepreneurship ecosystems; based on data collected from numerous historical sources. 12. Endeavor Insight analysis based on interviews with more than 200 entrepreneurs in the Buenos Aires tech sector as well as data drawn from numerous publications. 13. Ariel Torres and Ricardo Sametband, ”Google Instaló en la Argentina Su Tercer Centro de Operaciones,” La Nacion, 13 April 2007: Web, 4 August 2013. 14. Endeavor Insight analysis for an upcoming publication on entrepreneurship ecosystems; based on data collected from numerous historical sources. 15. George Foster et al., Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Company Growth Dynamics, (Geneva: World Economic Forum, September 2013) 13. 16. Kate Maxwell and Samuel Arbesman, The Ascent of America’s High-Growth Companies, (Kansas City: Kauffman Foundation, September 2012) 10. 17. Doreen Hemlock, “Miami Passes New York’s JFK in International Flights,” Sun Sentinel, 30 April 2012: Web, 10 August 2013; Charles Rabin, “Miami-Dade and Broward Ports on Edge as Union Strike Looms,” Miami Herald, 23 December 2012: Web, 10 August 2013. 18. Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation, One Community One Goal: Competitive Assessment, (Miami: Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation, 1 December 2011) 70. 19. “The 2012 Inc. 5000 List,”, 2012, Inc. Magazine, 5 August 2013, <>; Douglas Hanks, “Net Element Acquires Unified Payments,” 15 March 2013, The Starting Gate, 5 August 2013, <http://>.

21. Endeavor Insight interviews and analysis. 22. Ibid. 23. Ibid. 24. Ibid.


20. Nancy Dahlberg, “Miami-Based Open English Raises $65 million in 4th Round of Funding,” Miami Herald, 30 April 2013: Web, 4 August 2013.

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