The Future of Travel Makes History

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Yesterday marked Miami’s first travel tech conference, the Future of Travel. With over 250 attendees from different countries and industries, LAB Ventures successfully kicked off the first-ever event in Miami to bring together all corners of the travel industry. From start-ups developing disruptive technologies, angel investors, and established global brands, the Future of Travel was… Read more »

Electronic payments support tourism in Latin America & the Caribbean

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By Carlos Andres Sabogal, Cross Border Leader, Visa Latin America, and the Caribbean   Visa, the global payments technology company, plays an important role in supporting the expansion of the infrastructure of electronic payments in Latin America and the Caribbean, thus improving conditions for tourism.   There are great opportunities to improve the acceptance of… Read more »

Back to the Basics| Growth Hacking Crowdfunding Fundamentals

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  Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it can definitely grow through the use of internet campaigns. With the rise of crowdfunding sites, such as gofundme.com, kickstarter.com, and indiegogo.com, the question of how to maximize these platforms logically arises. Founder of Growth.ly, a growth marketing agency, Justin Wu enumerated the basics of crowdfunding in his… Read more »

Meet the 10 Finalists

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Meet the 10 most disruptive startups chosen to pitch at the Future of Travel Summit on Feb 12th. Coming from all over the globe, these startups are shaking up the industry.  Axle Travel (NY, US)  provides door-to-door ground transportation for long-distance travel. Axle works with bus companies to ensure the fastest, safest, most affordable and… Read more »

Dear TravelTech Entrepreneurs, Here’s What You Should Know

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On Feb 12th, executives from established brands and founders will be discussing how technology is disrupting travel, tourism & hospitality. Becoming increasingly geared towards convenience and accessibility, the travel tech industry has created unique opportunities for emerging technologies. We asked panel speakers what advice they’d give to entrepreneurs to keep up in these rapidly-changing industries…. Read more »

Employee or Independent Contractor?

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The Underlying Cause of Many Lawsuits  About 20% of employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors. That is about 3.4 million misclassified employees. This is a recurring issue and the cause of many lawsuits in the past decade. There are many differences between an employee and an independent contractor. One of the main differences is that… Read more »

Scale Your Small Business One Growth Hack at a Time

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Bigger doesn’t always mean better… but in this case- it does. With over 30 million small businesses in the U.S. and 1.3 million in Florida alone, distinguishing your business from the rest can be a challenge. However, Guy Israeli, the co-founder of Solomoto, shared 5 simple ways to scale your small business. Solomoto is a… Read more »

Say Hello to Our Newest Member, Bushido Lab

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Bushido is a Japanese collective term for the “way of the warrior” and samurai way of life, but today we aren’t talking about just any samurai. We are talking about our new members, BushidoLab. The guys are code samurai, developing and creating custom applications while strictly abiding by the 7 tenets of Bushido. Bushido Lab… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Sophie Zembra of Antidote

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Meet Sophie Zembra, one of our most eco-fashionable members. She’s the founder and CEO of Antidote,  one of Wynwood’s newest addition on 2nd Ave and NW 26 St. Read on to find out her story and how she came to form Antidote.        What’s your background- how did you get involved in the… Read more »