Miami, FL | Publication Date: 6/15/2023
The Shrimp Society, a leading incubator and accelerator program supporting Miami's vibrant startup ecosystem, is thrilled to announce the addition of three prominent partners to its Built in Miami Startup Program. Cogent Bank, DeepWork Capital, and Nelson Mullins have joined forces to provide invaluable expertise and resources to founders in Miami, fostering growth and innovation in the region's entrepreneurial landscape.
The partnership between Shrimp Society and these industry-leading organizations marks a significant milestone in Miami's startup community, as it brings together the collective strengths and networks of these influential entities. By combining their respective expertise, Cogent Bank, DeepWork Capital, and Nelson Mullins aim to accelerate the success of early-stage startups, fueling their growth, and empower entrepreneurs to succeed in Miami.
The Built in Miami Startup Program is collaboration between Venture Miami, an innovation Office of the City of Miami, the Shrimp Society, and educational provider Argent Strategies. This is a three-part program designed to serve local entrepreneurs at each stage of their entrepreneurial journey.
Cogent Bank, a trusted financial institution deeply committed to supporting local businesses, will leverage its extensive banking experience to provide tailored financial solutions to startups participating in the Built in Miami program. As a partner, Cogent Bank will offer guidance and mentorship, helping founders navigate the complexities of raising capital and managing their finances effectively.
DeepWork Capital, a prominent venture capital firm with a strong track record of supporting startups, will bring its deep industry knowledge and network to the program. As a partner, DeepWork Capital will provide strategic guidance, access to a vast network of investors, and mentorship to entrepreneurs, ensuring they have the necessary resources to scale their businesses and drive innovation.
DeepWork Capital is also the investment manager for the Florida Opportunity Fund, a venture fund created by the State of Florida to drive innovation across the state. To date, the Florida Opportunity Fund has invested in 80 companies that have generated $1 billion in revenue.
Nelson Mullins, a leading law firm known for its expertise in various practice areas, will provide crucial legal guidance and support to the founders participating in the Built in Miami program. As a partner, Nelson Mullins will offer insights into navigating legal challenges, intellectual property protection, and overall corporate governance, ensuring that startups have a solid legal foundation to grow and thrive.
"We couldn’t be happier to welcome Cogent Bank, DeepWork Capital, and Nelson Mullins as partners into the Built in Miami Startup Program," said Chris Daniels, CEO of the Shrimp Society . "Each partner is aligned on the mission of the program and is contributing valuable resources to the entrepreneurs. It really lined up perfectly and I believe this adds a whole new dimension to the Built in Miami Startup Program.”
The partnership between Shrimp Society, Cogent Bank, DeepWork Capital, and Nelson Mullins represents an aligned force dedicated to fostering innovation and supporting Miami's startup community. By working together, these partners are positioning Miami as a leading hub for entrepreneurship, attracting top talent and fostering economic growth.
About the Shrimp Society:
The Shrimp Society is a leading accelerator program and community hub for startups in Miami. Committed to fostering innovation, Shrimp Society provides early-stage entrepreneurs with the programs, resources, and network necessary to succeed. Through its programs and partnerships, Shrimp Society is driving the growth of Miami's vibrant startup ecosystem.
About Venture Miami:
Venture Miami is an office within the City of Miami focused on improving the City's standard of living through the creation of jobs, support for innovation, increase in wealth, and an overall improvement in the quality of life.
About Cogent Bank:
Cogent Bank is a trusted financial institution dedicated to supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by startups, Cogent Bank provides tailored financial solutions and expert guidance to help businesses thrive.
About DeepWork Capital:
DeepWork Capital is a prominent venture capital firm investing in early-stage startups across various industries. With a passion for fostering innovation, DeepWork Capital brings strategic guidance, industry expertise, and access to a vast network of investors to help startups reach their full potential.
About Nelson Mullins:
Nelson Mullins is a leading law firm with a focus on providing comprehensive legal services to startups, established businesses, and entrepreneurs. With a team of experienced attorneys, Nelson Mullins offers a wide range of legal expertise, including corporate law, intellectual property protection, contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, and more.