Miami 2015 Winter Accelerator Class Applications Now Closed!


The next Venture Hive® Miami Accelerator class will start in January 2015. Stay tuned for the announcements in the coming weeks! Sign up for our newsletter to get it sent directly to your inbox!

2015 Miami Accelerator Industry Verticals

Hospitality/Tourism IT

With all its hotels, restaurants, bars and nightlife, what better place than Miami to start and grow a tech startup in the hospitality and tourism industry?

Creative IT

Art Basel has put Miami on the map as a world wide capital for the arts. We welcome tech startups that bring technology innovation to the fashion, design, music, arts, photography, video, and news industries.

Financial Tech

Financial technologies (FinTech) focused on unbanked and underbanked populations, remittances, and other solutions for the financial services industry will find Miami is the perfect place to access LATAM and US opportunities.

Healthcare IT

South Florida has a high density of hospitals and other healthcare providers. A great market to come to for tech startups that build software for the healthcare ecosystem.

Trade/Logistics IT

Miami-Dade is one of the major international trade locations for the U.S. as well as the major gateway to the Americas for domestic and international businesses. The metropolitan area has multiple, world-class trade facilities, networks of intermodal infrastructure, along with supportive leadership committed to the area’s continued freight success.

Venture Hive® Miami Accelerator: The Next Generation Of Accelerators In The Heart Of The Magic City.

Miami has the resources and Venture Hive® offers the support you need to scale your business! The Venture Hive® Miami Accelerator program spans 12 weeks, during which 10 teams work full-time on creating a scalable business model for their technology startup. The next Venture Hive® Accelerator class will start in January 2015. Applications are now closed.

Venture Hive® Miami Incubator: Mentoring And Services Any Time Of Year

For startups outside of our targeted industry verticals or for those that can't wait for the next Miami Accelerator class to start, you may apply to be considered for our incubator. Miami Incubator applications are currently closed and will re-open in March 2015.

Venture Hive® Prep: Top Quality Entrepreneurship Education at the High School Level

For Students: Mindset shifting for K-12 students, creating problem solvers. Development through programming including 1 to 4 week camps, after school programs, and full time high school programs. For School Systems: Training, content, platform, and ongoing support to give your students unparalleled educational resources and opportunities.

The Benefits

The accelerator is a founder-friendly organization with amazing benefits:

  • A grant of 25,000 USD from Miami-Dade County. No equity taken in your company!
  • A collaborative working space at our headquarters in Downtown Miami for up to six months, free of charge.
  • Mentoring from a vetted network of world class local, national and international entrepreneurs and experts.
  • Exposure to qualified investors.
  • A top-notch curriculum of highly practical workshops and training sessions.
  • And more awesome surprises...

The Teams

Our program focuses on individual development. We want you to succeed so we established some guidelines based on what has worked with our companies:

  • We only take teams of 2 to 4 founders with complementary backgrounds.
  • Teams must be committed to spending the first 12 weeks of the program full time in our accelerator space in downtown Miami during the acceleration program.
  • Founding team members must speak English.

We place a great deal of importance on the team, on its solidity and on its ability to be coached and to take feedback.

The Business

The Venture Hive Accelerator supports big, disrupt-the-industry visions:

  • The business is an innovative web or mobile technology solution applied to one of the five following industries:
    1. Creatives (art, design, music, photography, etc.)
    2. FinTech
    3. Healthcare IT
    4. Hospitality & Tourism IT
    5. Trade & Logistics IT
  • The business has passed the idea phase, talking to early potential customers, have built an early version of your product, a WORKING SOLUTION.
  • The company can be pre-revenue or just starting to generate its first revenue.
  • The company can already have received external funding but no more than 500,000 USD.
  • Having some form of intellectual capital ownership is a plus but not a requirement.

We want your Accelerator experience to be focused on validation with customers and setting the foundation for scaling.