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. […]

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, […]

FIU’s Becerra-Fernandez shares expertise on Latin American venture development, promotes Americas Venture Capital Conference.

As Florida International University (FIU)’s College of Business Administration gears up for the second Americas Venture Capital Conference (AVCC), November 16-17, 2011 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, word continues to spread about the event’s central role in promoting Latin American entrepreneurship. At the 2011 Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit in San Francisco in June, FIU […]

Americas Venture Capital Conference awards prizes, spurs Latin American business investment.

Four outstanding ventures in biotechnology, education, mobile finance and consumer products walked away with the top prizes at the Americas Venture Capital Conference, recently held at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration. The two-day conference, presented by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, provided a unique opportunity for Latin American and U.S. entrepreneurs to […]

FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center to host first Americas Venture Capital Conference

Investors, entrepreneurs and experts to convene in Miami for “Latin America: The New Mainstream” MIAMI (Sept. 24, 2010) – Leading venture capitalists, international business experts and entrepreneurs will convene in Miami this November for the first venture capital conference of its kind to focus on Latin American enterprises. The 2010 Americas Venture Capital Conference, presented […]