“Silicon Beach” is for real, say panelists at the Entrepreneurs in Tech forum.

While people debate whether the greater Miami-Dade area can rightfully be called Silicon Beach, a group of local experts gave the idea an enthusiastic “yes” and shared information about how entrepreneurs can make the most of local opportunities during the Entrepreneurs in Tech forum on February 18, 2014. This event, hosted by the Eugenio Pino […]

With its move to FIU Downtown on Brickell, Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center creates the Miami Open Coffee Club.

With its recent move to the heart of Miami at Florida International University’s (FIU) Brickell Ave. location, the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center has expanded its work with the venture community. As its first outreach effort in its new home, the center initiated the Miami Open Coffee Club, an extension of its free mentoring assistance to […]

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 […]

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. […]

Haar to heart: Alternative Energy for Latin America, No Panacea

While alternative energy holds great promise for Latin America, serious limitations and costs limit its potential at present. This past July, the world’s biggest iron ore producer, Vale, announced that the firm is turning to palm-tree oil and wind turbines to insulate earnings from the rising costs of energy. The Brazilian multinational plans to produce […]