It’s no secret that Miami is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation. But while much of this focus to date has been centered on international investment, tourism, cuisine and arts and culture, it now appears Miami’s growing tech and healthcare sectors are also embracing diversity.
A recent Forbes article sheds light on Miami’s emergence as a melting pot for life science and technology firms from around the world, with the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park being ground zero for this trend. Home to dozens of companies from as far away as South America and Denmark, the UMLSTP is the most high-profile symbol of how Miami’s tech scene is going global.
There are other examples across Miami. Venture Hive, the tech incubator in Downtown that helps start-ups and early-stage businesses grow, is home to companies hailing from 18 countries.
Pipeline, a shared workspace in the Brickell Financial District, is made up of a diverse community of entrepreneurs, start-ups, independent professionals and small business teams. The Pipeline membership base has reached more than 250 since opening in 2012, with several businesses calling South America and Europe home.
Miami’s track record of welcoming international companies, coupled with its comparatively low cost of doing business and proximity to Latin America, creates a winning combination – no wonder why the City is flooding with international health and tech firms.