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Thu April 3, 2014

Starting Up In South Florida By 9 Entrepreneurs

We caught up with several South Florida entrepreneurs about their trials and triumphs in starting a business in South Florida. 

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Jordan Melnick started "Sktchy", an app that connects artists with subjects to draw, paint or sculpt.

Q: What was the moment you realized South Florida would work well for your business?

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Pandwe Gibson started EcoTech Visions, a business incubator with a focus on environmental companies.

Q: What is the most difficult part about starting a business in South Florida?

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William Hatcher is a comedian who started Delicious Bathwater, a company that specializes in creating comedic products for the tech scene.

Q: What is the most creative or unusual thing you've done to get funding for your business?

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Wifredo Fernandez is the co-founder of The LAB Miami, a workspace for creative entrepreneurs in the Wynwood arts district. 

Q: When did you realize that South Florida would work well for your business?

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Feverish Pops and Code Fever are two of Felecia Hatcher's ventures. Feverish Pops is a Miami-based popsicle company. Code Fever is an organization teaching minorities how to code.

Q:What has been the most difficult part about setting up a business in South Florida?

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After 10 years in law enforcement , O'Neil Anderson decided to leave it all. He went on to start AAMPP, a social music hub, with co-founder Garth Soshahi

Q:What has been the most difficult part about setting up a business in South Florida?

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Sean Canton is a recent South Florida transplant. He runs Eight Eyes Creations, which creates interactive prototypes for start-ups.

Q: What was the moment you realized South Florida would work well for your business?

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Michael McCord is a co-founder of LearnerNation, a online software and services system that facilitates rapid teaching and learning.

Q:What has been the most difficult part about setting up a business in South Florida?

Based out of LAB Miami, Kairos is facial recognition software dedicated to serving retailers. Its founder is Brian Brackeen.

Q: What was your back-up plan in case your start-up failed?

This post has been updated with correct name spellings.