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City Hubs for Entrepreneurship Series: Miami, Florida / 5

Methodology The findings in this report are based on data from over 100 early-stage and growth-stage companies, as well as interviews, focus groups, and surveys of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and other entrepreneurship stakeholders in Miami conducted between April and September of 2013. A partial list of participating organizations is shown below. Comparison data and benchmark programs used in this report are drawn from previous Endeavor Insight research in more than 100 cities across the world. This report was funded through the generous support of Knight Foundation and created in October and November of 2013 by Fernando Fabre and Rhett Morris. They wish to thank John Bowman and Shantanu Garg, who assisted with this research, as well as Matt Haggman, Kito Cetrulo, Ben Wirz, Laura Maydon, and Joanna Harries, who provided critical input and feedback during the research process. Richard Florida also generously shared his perspective on the local ecosystem and his expertise on the development of cities across the world. For additional information on this report, please contact Rhett Morris at rhett.morris@endeavor.org.

Special Thanks to Participating Organizations Representatives from the following companies and organizations generously contributed their time to participate in interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Accelerated Growth Partners

Lead Creations

The Knight Foundation

AdMobilize

LearnerNation

The Lab Miami

Aranda Software

LiveNinja

Ashoka of South Florida

Medina Capital

The Launch Pad at The University of Miami

BrokersWeb.com

Merchandize Liquidators

The LeVine Group

Caerus Ventures

Mia Senior Living Solutions

The Retail Outsource Companies

Campo Alto

Miami Innovation Fund

The University of Miami

Care Cloud

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

TradeKing

DoYouRemember

New Wave Surgical

Tritoncorp

Elebev

New World Angels

Trivest

Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida

Ocean Star International

Unified Payments

Open English

Venture Architects

Entrepreneurs Organization of South Florida

Peoplefund

Venture Hive

Pipeline Brickell

Veramiko

Pkolino

Vinyify

PMI Quality

Voike

Premium Blend

Zumba

European Wax Center Fitting Room Social Florida Atlantic University Florida Growth Fund Fly in Style GO.co Greenberg Taurig HIG Capital Incubate Miami Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Intermark Foods Kairos Kaufman Rossin Kleo

RBB Public Relations Refresh Miami Republica Richmond Global Rokk3r Labs Senzari Shooger Small Business Administration, South Florida Solstice Benefits Sutton Ferneries The Fresh Diet


City Hubs for Entrepreneurship Series