How Miami Is Filling The High-Tech Void In Latin America

This is a very interesting time to be a tech company focusing on LatAm in Miami,” says Sjogren. “Throughout Latin America we have a very strong position for mobile phones, so our application development is really taking off.”

In fact, thanks largely to Latin America, Miami’s entire tech scene looks wheels up these days – and its “Silicon Beach” aspirations don’t sound so far-fetched anymore as a result. A growing number of South Florida tech firms and start-ups are finding their El Dorado, or gold, in a developing region where the number of Internet users has mushroomed since 2000 from 18 million to 254 million today. No other region in the world, in fact, sports more social media usage.

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