In Miami's quest to be a tech hub on par with Silicon Valley, there's a gap that is commonly mentioned. Some would say Miami lacks deep tech & hard tech startups & talent.
We would say, you just don't know where to look 👀
What is deep tech & hard tech? Two different ways to say:
And basically anything where software and hardware/physical materials interact
Hard Tech Miami and Deep Nights Miami
About Hard Tech Miami: After moving to Miami this year and joining the OnDeck Miami Drop, Channing Pear saw the lack of community for hard tech entrepreneurs. He started Hard Tech Miami with a long-term vision of creating a local hard tech ecosystem that rivals that of Silicon Valley.
Hard Tech Miami serves as a "lightning rod & loudspeaker" for local hard tech founders and technologists. The up-and-coming organization is looking for other hard tech founders & technologists to join. If that's you - please get involved through the website here.
About Deep Nights Miami: In Miami, this name would normally be associated with a deep house music club.
You would not think it was 40 nerds in a Brickell coffee shop talking about robots on a Friday night. But that's exactly what Deep Nights Miami was. And it was beautiful.
It's a monthly meetup organized by Kayra Yasa, a Pareto Fellow and now founder of a new Biotech company, that brings deep tech professionals together. Keep an eye out for future events from this group as they plan to hold the meetups monthly.