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By Sydney Marrero

#MadeInPBC | Shay Berman, President @ Digital Resource

 

What is your business?

I’m the Founder of Digital Resource, a full service South Florida SEO and internet marketing company in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Who are your clients?

Business owners of all sizes throughout the United States.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

Not being able to stay inside the box.

What’s your favorite part about what you do?

The freedom to take risks and get rewards.

Fun Facts?

I almost restarted my landscape construction company before I decided that internet marketing was my passion.

Why the Palm Beaches?

The warm and sunny environment keeps not only myself but my team working hard and happy.

How has Palm Beach Tech helped you?

We are new members, but already we feel more apart of the thriving digital & tech community here in the Palm Beaches.

By Kellie Ames

1 Million Cups coming to Delray Beach

Start your month off on the right foot by attending a FREE 1 Million Cups event. Every first Wednesday of the month, two early-stage businesses will present their companies or ideas to the community. These presentations allow both the entrepreneurs and audience engage in collaborative and honest conversations with like-minded people in your community.

What is 1 Million Cups?

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups – a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.

Taking place in over 40 states around the US, 1MC culture is supportive, inclusive and welcoming. You’re encouraged to be open and honest about your business and the challenges you face. Everyone that attends 1MC is there to support each other in their entrepreneurial journey.

 

Quick Facts:

  • Every 1st Wednesday of the month

  • 8am-10am @ Capital One Café

  • Two Presenters/6-minutes each

  • 20-minutes Questions & Answers w/ Audience

  • Free Coffee & Baked goods provided by Peets Coffee

  • Meet the community & have some fun!

     

 

Who’s Presenting?

We are excited to announce that one of our presenters for this month’s event is Rooster, a local start-up aiming to connect individual service providers with consumers. Our other presenter is a surprise, so come to the event to find out!

 

“I am excited to bring this event to the Delray Beach community. There are so many startups and entrepreneurs in the area, so this is a perfect outlet for them to get their names out there and create opportunities right at home.”—Kellie Ames, Community Coordinator @ Palm Beach Tech

Join us for our inaugural event on October 4th from 8:00am-10:00am. RSVP through our Meetup page & redeem your ticket on Eventbrite.

A special thanks to our sponsors: Capital One CaféWoo Creative, 1-800-Call-Lee, The KTCHN, Delray Newspaper, CDS International, and Better Delray

 

Follow 1 Million Cups: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram | E-mail: delraybeach@1millioncups.com

By Vanessa Calas

Alta Planning: A Coworking Space Success Story

Here in Downtown West Palm Beach we have a vibrant community of entrepreneurs looking to make their mark not only on Palm Beach County, but on the world at large. Coworking communities like ours support the growth of start ups through collaboration and continuing education, and provide resources to budding satellite offices for more established organizations.

Alta Planning + Design, a design firm based out of Portland, Oregon, learned this when they were looking to get their Florida office off the ground. With the help of Palm Beach Tech Space, they established a firm presence in the West Palm Beach area.

Here’s their story, and how Palm Beach Tech has helped.

Who is Alta Planning

Alta Planning believes in making urban spaces more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Their transportation planning and design efforts have spanned dozens of US cities, with over 30 offices and 200 employees. They work toward what they call “complete streets,” by creating spaces for pedestrians and bikers in existing streets, and on more elaborate walking and biking projects. At the end of the day, their primary goal is to turn bustling cities into safer and more accessible cultural hubs.

In the Palm Beach Tech Space, let’s meet Brad Davis and Brian Ruscher. Brad had opened Alta’s Atlanta office several years ago before moving back to the Palm Beaches, where he grew up. He and Brian, a recruit out of Florida State University, set to work starting up Alta’s office in West Palm Beach. Things moved quickly as they soon won a contract with the City of West Palm Beach, planning strategies for improving mobility and quality of life downtown.

They had their hearts set on West Palm Beach, a downtown that with its SkyBike program and the upcoming Brightline train, exemplified the morals and mission of Alta Planning.

Enter Palm Beach Tech

Thanks to Palm Beach Tech, Brad and Brian were able to get office space quickly. The Space gave them the flexibility and affordability they needed to hit the ground running. The Space is conveniently located downtown, so Brad and Brian can get around the city and take advantage of community support, amenities, and activities.

Palm Beach Tech provides the Alta team with varied opportunities to connect with other businesses in the area. They have networked with others involved with the larger West Palm Beach community, which has provided them with insight into the interests and needs of the people they were working to serve. The exposure to other businesses and individuals through Palm Beach Tech has been an effective way to keep their finger on the proverbial pulse of West Palm Beach.

 

 Consider Coworking

Whether you’re a brand-new startup or a remote office, a coworking space will give you the tools and flexibility you need to get started. The convenient location and networking opportunities of Palm Beach Tech make it an ideal spot for anyone looking to get involved and get their business off the ground.

By Joe Russo

Full Day Coding Workshop @ Palm Beach Tech | August 19

Wyncode Academy is hosting a full day coding bootcamp at Palm Beach Tech Space on Saturday, August 19th – an event they’ve dubbed Wyntroduction!

During the full day coding workshop, you will be taught programming basics for those with little to no experience in programming. All you’ll need for this event is a computer that is able to access the internet and a charger. Write your first line of code using Ruby learning from Ed Toro, M.I.T. Graduate with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Wyncode’s Head Instructor. You will also have the opportunity to engage with alumni and hear from both developer and hiring partner panels. By the end of the day, you will have built your own game!

Note: This is an in-person event, so be sure to bring your laptop & a charger!

 A Little Background on Wyncode Academy:

Wyncode is a coding Bootcamp teaching Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML and CSS in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. They provide an inspiring learning environment engineered to develop successful coders with business acumen.Students are immersed in learning how to code in South Florida’s up and coming startup ecosystem. You will be given the training to succeed and make an impact in your chosen business or career whether in South Florida or beyond.

Wyncode is the #3 most reviewed in-person code school in the country on the industry-leading website Course Report with a 4.63/5 star rating. Wyncode is the place tech companies look for developers. Our hiring partner network includes 300+ companies looking for developers. 150+ companies in our hiring network have hired a Wyncoder, with over 45 hiring more than one graduate. Some of our top hiring partners are Carecloud, MDLIVE, Kipu Systems, SATO Global Solutions and Cloud Logistics, all companies that have hired over 5 Wyncoders. Kipu Systems and MDLive, have hired over 7 Wyncoders each. But the company that has hired the most is Carecloud with 9.

 

What the Day Will Look Like:

  • 9:30 AM Registration & breakfast
  • 10:00 AM Why learn to code
  • 10:15 AM Intro to Ruby Part 1
  • 11:15 AM Break
  • 11:20 AM Intro to Ruby Part 2
  • 12:20 PM Lunch
  • 1:20 PM Hiring Partner Panel
  • 2:05 PM Ruby Pat 3
  • 3:05 PM Developer Panel
  • 4:00 PM Break
  • 4:15 PM Intro to Ruby Part 4
  • 5:15 PM Closing
  • 5:30 PM Group photo on stage

By Joe Russo

Palm Beach Tech Appoints New Leadership

Palm Beach Tech Appoints New Leadership

Cam Collins & David Bates to Co-Chair 2017-2018 Board of Directors

West Palm Beach, Fla. – The Palm Beach Tech Association has announced its new Board of Directors for its 2017-2018 organizational year, led by Co-Chairs Cam Collins & David Bates.

“Co-Chairing the Palm Beach Tech Association has special meaning for me as I grew up in West Palm Beach,” said Cam Collins, President of DockMaster Software, Inc. “When I graduated from the University of Florida, it was difficult to find technology positions here. Today, that’s changed considerably, with more opportunities and professionals interested in calling the Palm Beaches their home.”

“Palm Beach Tech has achieved more in the last two years then anyone could’ve imagined, and I’m proud to say we have quite a lot in store for this year,” said David Bates, Chair of the Technology and Entrepreneurial Practice Group at Gunster.

Bates is also a former Board Member of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, BioFlorida, South Florida Tech Alliance, and the former Chair of both the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association and Enterprise Development Corporation.

“Going into our third year, I’m proud to say we’ve assembled an unparalleled team of leaders to guide Palm Beach Tech to new heights,” said Executive Director Joe Russo.

Founded in July 2015, the Palm Beach Tech Association now has 127 Corporate Members representing $100’s on Million in economic impact to Palm Beach County. They also founded the Palm Beach Tech Space, a 3,500 square foot coworking space in downtown West Palm Beach, thanks to a generous grant by the James S. & John L. Knight Foundation.

The Palm Beach Tech Association will host its next Meetup, a joint event with the Broward-based South Florida Technology Alliance, on July 25, 2017 at FAU Tech Runway with AT&T Florida President Joe York.

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The Palm Beach Tech Association is a non-profit membership association established in 2015, building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub. Members include MyTaskit, Levatas, Florida Power & Light, Achieve, ScriptSender, and Dedicated IT. For more, visit www.PalmBeachTech.org

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#MadeInPBC | Shay Berman, President @ Digital Resource
1 Million Cups coming to Delray Beach
Alta Planning: A Coworking Space Success Story
Full Day Coding Workshop @ Palm Beach Tech | August 19
Palm Beach Tech Appoints New Leadership