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    Arts

    Announcing 69 finalists in Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul

    July 14, 2014, 10:15 a.m., Posted by Tatiana Hernandez

    Mu Performing Arts is a finalist in the 2014 St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge. We are excited to announce 69 finalists for this year's Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul. This spring, we asked the community for their best ideas for the arts. More than 850...

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    "Resonancias" by Jose Luis Rodriguez opens at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

    July 14, 2014, 7:49 a.m., Posted by laflor

    FUNDarte and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) present flamenco guitarist and composer Jose Luis Rodriguez's "Resonancias" as part of the SMDCAC's Cabaret Series on Saturday, July 19th at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 20th at 3:30 p.m. Jose Luis Rodriguez. Photo by Elvis Suarez of...

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    Engaged Communities

    Ideas, passion, persistence and the right mix for startup success

    July 11, 2014, 4:54 p.m., Posted by Fernando González

    Music producer Jermaine Dupri spoke at Tech Cocktail in Miami. Photos by Ezequiel Williams.

    The book launch of “Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing and Celebrating Startup Success,” by Frank Gruber, the founder and CEO of Tech Cocktail, brought together entrepreneurs, on stage and in the audience, and featured sound advice, a llama and cocktails. What else do you need for your next successful startup?

    As it turns out, quite a bit more — which is the subject of “Startup Mixology.”

    “The reason to do this book was that it took me 10 years to start my company and run it myself,” explained Gruber in a post-panel interview at The Stage in Miami. “It was a scary, long process to figure out on my own and I made a lot of mistakes. So I wanted to create the book that was not out there when I was trying to do this and something that would be easy for people to follow. There are a lot of books out that talk about a lot of the different components but I wanted to create a comprehensive guide that only would tell you how to do it, but [it would tell you] also the harsh realities of it too. Because it’s hard.”

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