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    Arts

    MelanchoLalaland™ update: June 2014

    June 26, 2014, 5:12 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Joey Bargsten, Florida Atlantic University MelanchoLalaland™, our multimedia opera, is in full swing. Here's a few of the lighting/staging sketches we prepared to visually explain the relationship of live performer to screen for the Miami venues we are currently pursuing. The corporate-dystopia environment was built in Maya and Unity,...

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    Arts

    Learn more about collage and Abstract Expressionism

    June 26, 2014, 10:53 a.m., Posted by kbalcerek

    The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Daniel Haxall will speak at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art this evening, June 26th at 7 p.m. The lecture is free, but reservations are required, and a reception will be held before the lecture at 6 p.m. Dr....

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    Engaged Communities

    Startup Grind broadens networks of Miami’s emerging entrepreneurs

    June 26, 2014, 10 a.m., Posted by Jason Ibarra

    Watch Startup Grind videos from other cities on YouTube.

    Knight Foundation supports Startup Grind Miami, part of a global community, to expand South Florida’s network for entrepreneurs. Jason Ibarra is the founder of Startup Grind Miami. 

    Startup Grind is yet another piece of the puzzle we’ve been assembling for the Miami startup community. In this case, community is not an empty word; our startup scene is driven by people, an individual here, a group there, and it’s our ability to think bigger than most that drives us forward. We believe in Miami because we believe in ourselves. Whether we were born here or chose to move here, we call Miami home and wouldn’t build our businesses anywhere else.

    It was that belief that led to the creation of Startup Grind Miami. On a recent trip to Tampa, Fla., to spend some time with entrepreneurial friends I met on The StartupBus, I learned about Startup Grind. I couldn’t make it to that month’s Startup Grind Tampa event to see Jonathan Cordeau, founder and CEO of LaunchTrack, speak, but I confidently shrugged my shoulders and said, I’ll catch a Startup Grind event in Miami; we have everything in Miami, so if it’s in Tampa I’ve probably just overlooked the Miami chapter.” Well, a week later I stood corrected; Startup Grind hadn’t made it to Miami and someone needed to step up and lead the launch.

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