The pall cast over the global economy shows no sign of lifting anytime soon. The U.S. and Europe are mired in debt, experiencing the lowest levels of consumer confidence in decades, and a sharp slowdown in the global economy is predicted for 2012. In our own backyard, Florida continues to suffer from high mortgage defaults, foreclosures and joblessness above the national average.
Nevertheless, unaware to most, an exciting, positive, and transformational development is taking place— one that all of us should celebrate: Miami’s entrepreneurial renaissance.
What is igniting this most welcome development? Seven drivers explain our good fortune:
An existing base of entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of South Florida. Our new world in the tropics was built by the likes of Henry Flagler, Carl Fisher and the Wolfson Family; entrepreneurs in the arts and music including architect Morris Lapidus, music producers Henry Stone, the Estefans and Luther Campbell; developers Tibor Hollo, Jorge Perez and Martin Margulies; inventor Herbert Wertheim; the late Ted Arison, cruise industry magnate; and serial entrepreneurs Maria Elena Ibánez and Mike Fernandez. This fertile environment is now spawning a whole new generation of young entrepreneurs in technology and venture capital, such as Demian Bellumio (Senzari), Mike Tomás (Bioheart), Joe Caruncho (Preferred Care Partners) and Albert Santalo (CareCloud) .
Read : ” What’s driving Miami’s entrepreneurial renaissance ” an article by The Miami Herald