“Miami is at the heart of so much innovation going on globally, and the epicenter for Latin America, but we wanted to focus on the ecosystem itself and on the networks that make it unique,” says Rodrigo Rodriguez-Novas, INNOVATE MIAMI’s publishing partner. “It’s really exciting to see them mapped out in the book.”
INNOVATE MIAMI also includes exclusive pieces by some of the city’s top Thought Leaders, including Dr. Susan Amat, founder and CEO of Venture Hive; Nitin Motwani, managing partner of Miami Worldcenter; Felecia Hatcher, founder of Code Fever; Jaret Davis, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig LLP, Jorge Ruiz founder and CEO of FinConecta; and Johanna Mikkola, founder of Wyncode; among others.
Instead of being included based on a “pay-to-play” model, participants in INNOVATE MIAMI are selected through research and nominations. This approach ensures that the book accurately reflects those making a difference in their city and in the world, no matter their size or industry.
INNOVATE MIAMI’s chapters demonstrate the depth and breadth of the city’s ecosystem. From Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, and Digital Health to Associations & Councils; Legal & Intellectual Property; Building, Architecture & Real Estate; Technology; and ESOs-INNOVATE MIAMI has it all. Other chapters include Advertising, Marketing & PR; Food, Beverage & Hospitality; Accelerators, Incubators & Mentors; Education; Events, Media & Networking; Healthcare; Human Resources; Product Innovations & Retail; Professional Consulting; Social Innovation; Sports & Wellness; and Transportation.
Within these chapters are organizations like Endeavor Miami, 500 Startups, Greenberg Traurig, MBAF, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Arts & Business Council of Miami, eMerge Americas, the City of Coral Gables, IPS Legal Group, ARVISL Future, Boatrax, Caribu, CIC Miami, Crowd Capital, and AMR Healthcare Consulting. Also included are Sustalytics, EveryMundo, SheWorks!, Miami Angels, Leya Health, Refresh Miami, Gaming Frog, Founder Institute, World Happiness Summit, Guru Financial, HealthSnap, and KiwiTech, alongside SmartBarrel, Outsmart Labs, SynerTech, The Perfect Shipping, Vendy, Touchland, LaunchCode, Liquid Carrot, Miami Waterkeeper, and WELWAZE Medical. Pipeline, Work2Live, The Lab Miami, SkyPlanner, Misstudy, My-Cierge, Path Waves Life, VITAS, The Grint, Obra Kitchen Table, Recipes for Change, ON Energy Storage and Next Legal are also featured in INNOVATE MIAMI.
“INNOVATE MIAMI represents the wealth of the city-financial and otherwise. There are so many great stories to be told, so much talent, opportunity and such a bright future for the city, it is a fascinating time to be a part of this ecosystem,” says Rodriguez-Novas. “I’m proud of how the book is coming together.”
In a digital age, the timelessness of a book solidifies participants’ legacies. Featured organizations worked with Global Village’s in-house editorial and design team to create their custom features, which are also published online at InnovationsoftheWorld.com.
Rodriguez-Novas, who has spent the last fourteen years in corporate Miami & Latin America, felt the partnership to be a natural extension of his business and consulting experience. In his past and present roles as Senior Vice President of Citibank and founder of Nordes Consulting respectively, Rodriguez-Novas has developed a keen sense of who’s most positively contributing to Miami’s innovation ecosystem-and INNOVATE MIAMI reflects it.
The INNOVATE series is part of Global Village Publishing. Sven Boermeester, Global Village’s founder and CEO, is an avid traveler and conceived of creating the coffee-table books as “love letters” to different cities he traveled to. Boermeester opened his first media company upon completing his business studies in Cape Town and since then has published over 183 INNOVATE and BEST OF editions across 60 countries.
Carel “Callie” Van Graan, Global Village Publishing’s COO, possesses a similar wanderlust. As a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in marketing, branding, and logistics-and having traveled the world with his family-Van Graan is well-suited to bringing the INNOVATE series into being.
“Global Village’s books really reward a closer look into the cities they feature,” Van Graan says. “This is true of INNOVATE MIAMI.”
INNOVATE MIAMI will be available through Amazon and GlobalVillage.world in early 2020.
The eBook is now available at Innovations of the World – Miami
ABOUT GLOBAL VILLAGE PUBLISHING
Global Village Publishing produces high-end, tech-enabled coffee-table books that feature cities around the world. Its series include INNOVATE-which celebrates the innovators and innovation enablers that make a city awesome-and the BEST OF series, each book a snapshot of the people, places, and businesses of different global locales. By teaming up with publishing partners on the ground in the cities featured, and by ditching the pay-to-play publication model, Global Village Publishing captures the ecosystem of a place and sees the world as an ever-growing tribe of entrepreneurs, colleagues, and friends. Learn more at GlobalVillage.world and at InnovationsoftheWorld.com.