Miami Tech is pretty new on the scene, so if you haven’t heard about it, let me introduce you to it through Twitter. We’ve talked about why people are moving to Florida in a recent social media round-up, but we have yet to talk about Miami Tech. From my understanding, Miami Tech is a brand for all the tech people and tech startups located in Miami. There’s been an influx of tech-related businesses to south Florida, and people are starting to notice, calling Miami Tech the new silicon valley.
Miami tech started in 2020 when high-profile investors moved to South Florida. Soon after, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez began promoting Miami as a technology hub, coupled with south Florida’s no income state tax; it’s the perfect getaway for those who are used to silicon valley.
Best Spokesman of a major city… Mayor Suarez is pitching merch to support our #MiamiTech efforts. I love how we can move things forward while being a little silly and fun at the same time! https://t.co/Kk8tndLSAa
— Alex "The Hoch" Hochberger, MBA (@the_hoch) May 10, 2021
What began as a tweet has now turned into a campaign that asks the “techies” to join in and help make Miami better for the industry. Suarez responded to a tweet by Founder’s Fund director Delian Asparouhov. He asked, “What if we move Silicon Valley to Miami?” and Suarez responded with the viral tweet, “How can I help?”
Mayor Suarez has single handedly reformed politics Twitter.
First, politicians around the world now understand they can recruit constituents with their tweets.
— balajis.com (@balajis) December 26, 2020
Many people are commending to the pro-bitcoin mayor for utilizing Twitter in such a uniting and human way. Suarez stands out in the tech world as being the “How Can I Help?” guy as well as a forward-thinking Mayor on the front of bitcoin. As Ryan Hoover said, Gary Vee would be proud.
— Maria Derchi (@MariaDerchi) May 13, 2021
As you can see from this video, this Miami Tech event is booming with people and full of good energy. Would you be interested in going to one of these events?
— Orlando Bravo (@OrlandoBravoTB) May 13, 2021
The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Miami’s been ranked #2 on the list of best cities for small businesses. What do you think? Will we get to number 1? Let me know on social and check out last week’s social media round-up. Stay safe and see you next week.