Haar to heart: Many companies are born to be global.

What do Skype (Internet/software application), Mavi (clothing), HTC (smartphones), and Cochlear (medical devices) have in common? These firms from Estonia, Turkey, Taiwan and Australia, respectively, are all “born global” companies—enterprises whose genesis stems from a major (and sometimes exclusive) focus on foreign markets rather than their own. The phenomenon of born global companies has been […]

Pino Entrepreneurship Center provides opportunities for aspiring FIU entrepreneurs.

As a business student, Frankie Coletto (BBA ’07) often stared at the banners celebrating successful Florida International University (FIU) entrepreneurs, and made a promise to himself: someday, he would be up there. Four years later, his dream became a reality. The CEO of PassTheNotes.com was one of five FIU graduates featured in the Pino Global […]

FIU’s AVCC showcases top global enterprises.

Florida International University’s (FIU) 2012 Americas Venture Capital Conference awarded Trapezoid Digital Security and Fotopigeon top prizes at closing ceremonies for the event, which brought together nearly 400 investors, ventures and other attendees to the JW Marriott Brickell. The 2012 AVCC was presented by the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center at the FIU College of Business. […]

The envelope please … Announcing the AVCC presenting companies; 7 are from South Florida

The moment many startups have been waiting for: Florida International University’s Americas Venture Capital Conference has selected its presenting companies. Seven of the companies are from South Florida. The presentations are a high point of the two-day conference of speakers, panels, networking and deal-making. AVCC will be Dec. 13-14 at Miami’s JW Marriott Brickell and […]

FIU’s Pino Center plays major role in technology innovation and venture growth.

As excitement builds around Miami’s burgeoning tech community, Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration continues to expand its presence as a vital resource, and important facilitator of knowledge-based industries. Planning for FIU’s third Americas Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) is in full gear, with an advisory council now creating the agenda and soliciting innovative […]

Deals done, networks forged at FIU’s 2011 Americas Venture Capital Conference.

With rising global interest in Latin American ventures, Florida International University’s (FIU) 2011 Americas Venture Capital Conference brought together entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in Miami for two days of deal-making, networking and education. Speakers from the top echelons of Latin American entrepreneurship, venture investing, international finance and government addressed the conference, held November 16-17, […]