Why Miami-Dade College Created the Idea Center

The Idea Center was conceived as Miami-Dade College’s groundbreaking engine of innovation–a place to gather, collaborate and discover resources and training to develop entrepreneurial ideas and solve today‚Äôs problems.

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Your entrepreneurship journey starts here.

Bring your idea to life. This is the place for all MDC students and community members to collaborate, learn and feel inspired to develop ideas to solve a problem.

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Startup Challenge

Have a great idea? Make it a reality.

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CREATE

Learn through experience, get inspired by a mentor and find the resources you need.

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PUENTE

Creating bridges between Cuba and Miami through entrepreneurship.

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ALL WELCOME

We are all-inclusive and welcome students and community members of all disciplines.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Apply your idea in the real world and reflect on your results.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

Accelerate your idea with targeted training and mentorship.

21ST CENTURY SKILLS

Learn to adapt, think critically, solve problems and innovate.

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PROGRAMS

LEAN STARTUP

Test your idea in the real world.
Turn your vision into reality.

Transform your idea into a real business. Make your pitch to mentors and experts.

Set your idea onto the fast track by learning through experience.

Los recursos para desarrollar su idea y hallar soluciones tanto en Miami como en Cuba.

DESIGN THINKING

The first step of the innovation journey. Find the problem. Review your options. Discover a solution.

Learn from the pros, get inspired, and top it off with a 24-hour challenge.

Practice design thinking, work in teams, and find solutions for the community.

BUILD

Feel empowered to create your own device. Learn the latest hardware technology.

The hands-on skills you need for designing and prototyping.

TECHNOLOGY

It’s all about the code.
Take your first steps or code at lightning speed with these programs.

Jump start your tech career with this intensive program.

Hack this Harvard course without leaving your hometown.

Don’t know where to begin? Start here for the basics.

DIGITAL MARKETING

Get the word out about your business.
Use data to show you the way.

Learn the right tools to find your audience online and keep them coming back.

Become a data master and stay ahead of the game. Get certified and take your business to new heights.

Make sure your message stands out on the world’s biggest digital platform.

DATA ANALYTICS

The numbers don’t lie.
Data can tell you a lot if you know how to use it.

Build your data portfolio using the R and Tableau software.

VERTICALS

Stay ahead of the crowd.
Experiment with technology from emerging industries.

Capture breathtaking views as you operate a drone across the sky.

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The Idea Center