2012 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year prepared at FIU.

The award for the Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 took place in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in December 2012. Jean Lionel Pressoir of Lojistik S.A.—who has built a tourism company to promote Haiti’s beauty and culture—was selected for the honor. Prior to the competition, Pressoir was one of 24 Haitian entrepreneurs who attended a Digicel CEO […]

Save the date: FIU’s AVCC to be Dec. 11-12

Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center will host its fourth annual Americas Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) on Dec. 11 and 12 in Miami. This year’s theme will be the hot topic of “Healthcare Innovation and Venture Capital.” The conference will spotlight new ventures and opportunities in the healthcare sector, from products and processes to […]

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. […]