IncubateMIAMI graduates 25 companies to grow tech industry in South Florida

Next technology “Demo Day” scheduled for December 6, 2012

Incubate Miami, the first technology accelerator program in South Florida founded in 2009, which supports emerging companies within the technology and software industry. Incubate Miami will be graduating its next set of start-ups, on December 6. The “Demo Day” will take place at the 100 Southeast 2nd Street, Auditorium Level, Miami, FL 33131.

The event provides technology and application businesses the opportunity to showcase their product or software, as well as pitch venture capital firms and private investors.

Incubate Miami is also proud to announce that the program has shifted from public to private funding for future programs. As Incubate Miami continues to enhance the technology community in Miami and has successfully graduated 18 companies through its program, private corporations have taken notice. The 2012 and 2013 program now has top-level sponsorships from: Accenture, Robert Half Legal, NetSuite, Digiport and Enterprise Development Corporation.

The Fall 2012 companies are:

  • Extend Events – offers a near field ticketing system (NFC) as well as social solutions for public events.
  • iCare Technologies – provides powerful software solutions for health care insurance companies. The software will help save millions of dollars and multiple system operators (MSO’s).
  • Kipu Records – provides electronic medical record solutions tailored for addiction center facilities.
  • NDO Guide – offers personal training and award winning workout plans to mobile phones. Customers will have the accountability to truly reach their fitness goals anywhere, anytime.
  • Pear Fund – addresses the needs of the crowdfunding marketplace in South America to allow a forum for individuals to network and gather resources.
  • RentJiffy – facilitates property management and maintenance procedures for landlords.
  • Regalos Y Amigos – provides a custom crowdfunding application for niche customers in Latin America, which will allow potential users to connect and create unique experiences with co-workers, family, friends, clubs, etc.

“Incubate Miami allows industry experts to mentor, educate, promote and shape the next generation of top-notched Miami-based technology and application leaders,” said Marc Billings, CEO of Digiport and Incubate Miami co-founder.

“Each graduating company develops the necessary skills to bring business dreams to fruition and hopefully secure funding which is shaping Miami to become a key technology corridor throughout the United States and a Gateway to South America,” said Charles Volkert, co-founder of Incubate Miami.

ABOUT INCUBATE MIAMI

In 2009, Incubate Miami set out to become the first local, community based incubator to offer start-up technology companies the opportunity to make their business plans into reality. Founded by Marc Billings, CEO of Digiport and co-founder of Incubate Miami, and Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal and co-founder of Incubate Miami, its purpose is to offer support for entrepreneurs. The incubator program takes place over three months of mentorship, including unparalleled perks as well as opportunities to interact with potential investors. The program is much like a “boot camp” for industry startups is offered twice a year to technology and application companies. Each program class consists of five to ten companies selected to participate in a series of fast-paced, rigorous workshops focused on topics critical to their business development. As such, the program brings in top executives, successful entrepreneurs, service providers and mentors to educate and guide the entrepreneurs. The three month engagement culminates in a “Demo Day” pitch event where companies announce the official launch of their businesses to a select audience group. For additional information about Incubate Miami and Demo Day, please visit www.incubatemiami.com. Follow Incubate Miami on Twitter at www.twitter.com/incubatemiami, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IncubateMiami.

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