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Betsy F. Perry

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    Francisco D’Elia sees the effects of climate change every day in Miami Beach, where the city is installing pumps and raising streets to mitigate the effects of sea level rise.Now D’Elia, a geographic information systems analyst in the city’s Public Works Department, is taking his big ideas for addressing climate change to Silicon Valley as the winner of Singularity University’s 2017 Miami Global Impact Challenge.
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    Black Tech Weekend kicked off last Thursday with a standing-room-only crowd that gathered at CIC Miami to hear from Michael Seibel, CEO of Y-Combinator, the leading business accelerator. Though Seibel received top billing, the program began with advice from both Sarah Kunst, founder and CEO of Proday, a subscription fitness app that allows users to work out with pro athletes and fitness celebrities, and from Angela Benton, CEO and founder of NewME, a Miami business accelerator targeting minority and women entrepreneurs that relocated from San Francisco.