Small Business Entrepreneurship: From Fizzle to Sizzle
South Florida's Venture City aims to take tech startups to the next level.
Getting a Venture City Assist
Venture City has helped companies in multiple states and countries. Here are four companies with a presence in south Florida:
Boatsetter / Fort Lauderdale
Boatsetter operates akin to an Airbnb for boats. The company allows people to rent vessels (from a choice of about 5,000) — with or without captains — in Florida, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and other markets.
Fast Mind / Plantation
The company offers a social gaming platform where users can play from anywhere with a single click. Through the platform, FastMind allows gaming apps to increase active users across platforms, boost growth, lower acquisition costs and increase conversion. The app studio has had more than 25 million downloads.
RecargaPay / Miami
The company’s mobile wallet and payment platform is designed for paying personal bills. The company’s platform helps users manage their expenses and pay for utilities, cell-phone and transportation charges, among others, through a centralized app.
Above & Beyond / Key Biscayne
Above & Beyond is a digital platform where financial institutions can shop for tech solutions from many providers. It gives them access to many “fintech” options and lets them test the solutions “under a secure, controlled environment” that won’t compromise their data, it says. Meanwhile, companies that offer financial technology solutions can test their products on the platform to establish a track record. The company is in Miami, Lima, Mexico, Argentina, Singapore and Africa.
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