Miami Entrepreneurship Center (MEC261) is the epicenter of Miami’s entrepreneurship community. Come see our events, be part of our mentor network and help entrepreneurs get started.We have strategic partnerships with many Miami coworking spaces so entrepreneurs can come to the center and benefit from education, connections and support services at no additional costs.
The center is located at the JANE building (261 NE 1st Street) in Downtown Miami. Future plans for the building include: housing a tech incubator, a fashion incubator, a larger coworking only space. All-in-one location.
This type of entrepreneurial centers are no longer just in California; they are popping up across the country, expanding the startup communities across the US (Chicago, Austin, New York, Denver, Las Vegas and now Miami).
The impact centers like this have been well documented. In June 2013 the mayor’s office in Chicago, released the economic impact numbers for the one year anniversary of 1871 (CEC). The numbers showed how one center, in less than one year, created 800+ jobs, helped 200+ companies with access to more than $30,000,000 in venture capital, and more importantly helped the city keep candidates and businesses from leaving Chicago to other tech markets like New York and San Francisco.
“…MEC provides a true ecosystem for startups to flourish, that’s why we made it a non-profit center,” – Maurice LopesMaurice Lopes