Ten Companies Selected for 2016 Venture Hive Winter Accelerator

Miami -– After receiving hundreds of applicants throughout the world, 10 technology startup companies have been selected to participate in Venture Hive’s 2016 Winter accelerator class.

The Venture Hive accelerator is founder-friendly, 12-week accelerator program focusing on individual development and supports global, disrupt-the-industry visions.  The companies selected focus on one of four industry verticals of the Miami-Dade area: tourism/hospitality, healthcare, creative industries, and trade/logistics.

Benefits of participating in the program include a $25,000 non-equity grant, a world-class curriculum of highly practical workshops and training session, free working space in Venture Hive’s 35,000-square-foot building in downtown Miami for six months, exposure to qualified investors and a Demo Day at the conclusion of the program. This intensive structured program will also provide the selected businesses with access to a dedicated group of business coaches and mentors, highly customized training and a relevant network to scale their ventures, driving the economic growth of the region.

The Venture Hive accelerator class will run from Feb. 29 through the week of May 16. The ten selected companies are:

Whimzy (Miami, FL) - A company dedicated to creating products and brands that foster joy, creativity, learning, and development in children and producing products that are fun and useful for a child or parent. Their first line, HeroBoys is meant to specifically address the lack of thoughtful, meaningful superhero related content for young children (ages 4-9).

Big Propeller (Miami, FL) –  A company designed to help agencies and brands to better manage their social media content workflow, especially when collaborating with stakeholders and clients.

Datil (Guayaquil, Ecuador) - A company that builds digital tools to make commerce simple and sustainable for micro, small and medium businesses. By using simple point of sale, accounting and e-billing applications together with legally complaint digital certificates, they help SMBs build a trusted digital record of their business with which they can access paperless, personalized business loans and factoring services.

SmartLoc (Miami, FL) - An asset-tracking company whose core product LugLoc will let you know the location of your device anytime and anywhere. It utilizes both GSM-GPRS and Bluetooth BTE technology to provide you with the location of your device.

OneClickShip (San Francisco, CA) -  A web-based platform that empowers small businesses to take control of their global supply chain. By taking control of their supply chain, small businesses take control of their profits.

Wayniloans - A P2P lending platform based on blockchain technology for Latin American and US Hispanic market. In order to bring access to credit for the unbanked and youngest people who doesn’t have a relation with traditional banking institutions, Wayniloans works in financial solutions more efficient and transparent for borrowers and lenders.

Webee (Córdoba, Argentina)- The first truly smart home system that goes beyond simple home automation and remote control, to provide the first hub that is also an entertainment box, which learns from users and programs itself.

Einsof Biohealth (Miami, FL) - A biotech company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel, proprietary therapies and OTC products. Their main product Speedlyte is an Oral Rehydration Solution.

Cetus Labs (Miami, FL) - A tech company that builds and sells software to simplify and streamline port terminal operations. Their first product is a Terminal Operating System.

Asombro Extremo Digital (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - The first company founded by professional illusionists and technology experts with the objective to create the most stunning technological campaigns designed to communicate ideas in an amazing way.


Venture Hive Launches Virtual Accelerator for Veteran-led Businesses

Now accepting applications from veteran-led businesses anywhere in U.S.

Military veterans have the skills and discipline to create successful, global and scalable businesses. To support established veteran entrepreneurs across the United States, Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach is now accepting applications for its first-ever Veterans Virtual Accelerator distance learning program to connect high-growth veteran and veteran spouse-led businesses with the support and training they need to scale to the next level.

The benefits of the Virtual Accelerator program include a world-class curriculum of highly practical workshops and training sessions, weekly personal mentoring from a vetted network of local, national and international entrepreneurs and experts, exposure to qualified investors and an all expenses paid trip to Fort Walton Beach to participate in the official Demo Day during the week of June 6, 2016.

Requirements for the program:

  • Any U.S.-based high-growth veteran and veteran spouse-led business is eligible to apply.

Applications for the Venture Hive Veteran Virtual Accelerator Program can be submitted online at apply.venturehive.com/veterans and will be accepted until February 12, 2016. The class will run from March 14, 2016 through June 6, 2016. Companies selected to participate will be announced on February 23, 2016.


Venture Hive Veterans opens Applications for its 2016 Accelerator Class

Recently the City of Fort Walton Beach was named a top ten city for veteran entrepreneurs in a study conducted by USAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To support the veteran entrepreneurship community within the Emerald Coast, Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach is now accepting applications for its 2016 Venture Hive Veterans Program.

The program aims to connect highly qualified veteran, military dependent-led businesses or concepts from Department of Defense employees from the Fort Walton Beach and NW Florida area with the support and training they need to scale their businesses to the next level.

Requirements for the program:

  • At least one of the business's primary founders must be a U.S. Military Veteran, Military dependent or DoD Employee
  • Must be located within the Fort Walton Beach and NW Florida area

The benefits of the Veteran Accelerator program include a world-class curriculum of highly practical workshops and training sessions, weekly personal mentoring from a vetted network of local, national and international entrepreneurs and experts, exposure to qualified investors , dedicated office space in our collaborative offices in Fort Walton Beach and an official Demo Day during the week of June 6, 2016.

Applications for the Venture Hive Veteran Accelerator Program can be submitted online at fwb.venturehive.com. Applications will be accepted until midnight February 12, 2016. 

Congratulations to DocuVital for being named Entrepreneur Selected Winner

Venture Hive incubator company, DocuVital was recently named Entrepreneur Selected Winner during the 2016 Miami FinTech Forum on Feb. 4.

The FinTech Forum is hosted by  Village Capital and Citi Community Development to bridge the opportunity gap for women and minority entrepreneurs throughout the US taking on major challenges in Financial Inclusion, Health and Education.

Microsoft Innovation Center presents


IoT Labs Workshop with guest David Crook

David Crook is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft. As a Tech Evangelist he works with game development and mobile development communities publishing starter kits, plugins, and runs workshops and seminars around game development for the east coast. His background is in enterprise developer consulting and game development.

Monday, February 22nd
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Microsoft Innovation Center
1010 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Early Bird Special for The Future School Program 

The Future School is partnering with Venture Hive to offer its 3-day, interactive, project-based foresight program in Miami, Fla. on May 2-4.. Early registration rate is available through Feb. 12. 

The Futures School (TFS) invites innovative entrepreneurs, innovators, executives, leaders, trend hunters and corporate foresight practitioners to attend. TFS looks to empower participants with the critical skills of Strategic Foresight and Futures Thinking for an era of complexity and change. During the training, professionals will have the opportunity to take their strategic planning and innovation efforts to the next level while networking with fellow business leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of industries and backgrounds. 
Click HERE to register

Register Now for Angels Summit America

Join other influencers and chart the future of startup investing in the Americas and across the globe.

Learn from the world’s most forward-thinking investors and entrepreneurs. Meet trailblazers in corporate innovation and community development. Explore new opportunities and partnerships.

Intercontinental Hotel

Venture Hive and Startup Grind present

Fireside Chat with Christian Seale

Tuesday, February 9th
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Venture Hive Main Room

Healthtech entrepreneur and Startupbootcamp Miami founder, Christian Seale will speak during a Startup Grind Fireside Chat at Venture Hive Miami, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.. 

Christian Seale is an entrepreneur and early stage investor passionate about making the healthcare system more efficient, equitable and accessible - while improving healthcare for diverse and underserved populations by supporting ambitious and extraordinary founders navigate the high and lows of their startup journey. 
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