Creating a pop-up park and urban forest along Biscayne Boulevard to drive momentum for “Biscayne Green,” a proposal to redesign Biscayne Boulevard to include a pedestrian promenade.
Ensuring that people building local government technology use real-world feedback throughout the development process by creating a user testing group that will identify user experience issues more quickly, while making websites and apps more accessible.
Creating a sports field and gym as part of The Underline, a proposed 10-mile linear park underneath the Miami-Dade Metrorail, to provide quality of life incentives to talented young adults.
To strengthen a culture of civic engagement in three Knight communities by supporting nonpartisan workshops that surface new nonpartisan projects intended to make the voting experience more joyful.
To support Black Tech Week, which aims to drive greater diversity in Miami's startup community by serving as a platform for minority-owned, high growth startups to connect with venture capitalists, other entrepreneurs, and established technology companies.
To support MIAMade, which seeks to propel Miami's rapidly growing maker community through annual events, educational programming and monthly workshops
To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.
To support the launch of Women Innovating Now Miami by Babson College, in an effort to engage and propel a greater number of women entrepreneurs in Miami.
To help attract and retain diverse talent through the launch of PowerMoves@Miami, which will primarily support and propel black entrepreneurs and create on-ramps into Miami's startup ecosystem from underrepresented areas of the community.
To attract and retain talented people in South Florida and expand opportunity by supporting the Miami launch of Startupbootcamp, an accelerator that aims to boost the next generation of startups by each year selecting the 10 best from around the world to participate in its new South Florida business development program.
To enrich the ideas, opportunities and talent in Miami's entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting Wyncode's effort to promote tech diversity by offering scholarships to its 9-week bootcamp for students from low-income and under-represented parts of the community, with a particular emphasis on women and individuals of color.
To support Miami's entrepreneurial community by expanding Venture Hive's accelerator program with greater mentorship and access to funding, along with programming including 2-day Angel Investor Summit and publicly-available talks, panels and workshops.