The Emerging Miami Tech-hub

Miami’s creative culture is catching the eye of many investment firms and start-up accelerators. A recent article by Nancy Dahlberg in the Miami Herald reiterates the exciting new prospects of South Florida and the reasons for which Miami is becoming a new tech ecosystem, with a big nod to ParkJockey.

“All the elements are here,” speaks Brad Harrison, a New York Venture capitalist. It’s position as the gateway to Latin America and a growing ecosystem of talented entrepreneurs show that there is an abundance of potential for finding the next best thing in Miami.

As ParkJockey, we are proud to be part of the thriving Miami start-up ecosystem.

To read full article on The Miami Herald, click here.


Don’t Let Parking Drive You Crazy !!!

Getting parking tickets can be very stressful business.  It makes you wonder just how far people will go to avoid a parking ticket.  One San Francisco woman went 12 blocks.  With a traffic cop on the hood of her car!

The Huffington Post reports that Bo Mounsombath, 33, was trying to get out of a parking citation by swiping a ticket from another car and placing it on her own.  Obviously, that old trick wasn’t slick enough to get by San Francisco’s finest, and while a traffic officer was writing her a ticket, Ms. Mounsombath hit the gas and took the officer for a half mile ride on the hood of her car.

Usually, parking tickets are only a petty, albeit expensive, nuisance.  However, you never can tell when your morning can shift gears from facing a $50 fine to facing charges of assault with a deadly  weapon.  Don’t push your luck and don’t let parking tickets drive you insane.  Keep your cool and book your parking space ahead of time with ParkJockey.



ParkJockey expedites your trip to store to get your new iPhone 6!

iPhone 6 is coming out tomorrow!

If you are planning on heading out to pick up your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on Friday morning, ParkJockey recommends reserving your parking in advance to expedite your trip. Feel free to use and share the ParkJockey One-Touch Parking™” solution and no-cost mobile application to find an Apple store near you and reserve a parking spot for tomorrow instead of spending your time searching for parking during the rush!  ParkJockey is now live in U.S. in Chicago, Miami and New York and in the U.K. in London.




ParkJockey featured in Parking Magazine

ParkJockey was recently featured in the July/August 2014 edition of Parking magazine. Listed under “Industry Newsmakers”, Parking magazine highlights the app’s “One Touch” experience, its ability to sync with personal calendars and adjust based on customer preferences.

Pick up a copy today and read all about it!




ParkJockey’s Global Head of Sales & Marketing speaks at Refresh Miami

Last Thursday, Igal Aciman, our Global Head of Sales & Marketing, was a guest speaker on Refresh Miami’s “You’ve Built It, Now Launch It!” panel. Other panelists included Sari Azout, Co-Founder of Bib and Tuck, an online portal to sell clothes and shop a curated collection of personal closets, and Dawn Dickson,  CEO and Founder of Flat Out of Heels, a rollable flat that promises to ease the pain of women across the world.  The panelists highlighted ways to grow your customer base, garner press and track success.

Refresh Miami began in April of 2006 and has grown to become the largest technology networking organization in South Florida.  Their goal is to provide the community with a steady stream of educational content focused on the technological and entrepreneurial communities. Their events are held once a month in various locations around Miami. For more information, click here.

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Where to Watch The World Cup Finals in Miami

Germany VS Argentina

The ParkJockey Miami team has put together a list of the top spots to catch this Sunday’s World Cup Finals based on your country allegiance –

If you bleed celeste y blanco…


Why? Whether you’re at their location in Brickell, Aventura or Key Biscayne, you’re promised to be surrounded by flocks of Messi-wearing jerseys screaming obscenities at the multiple screens. If you get a chance to eat in between all of the chanting, the Novecento salad is a personal favorite.

To secure your Brickell parking for Sunday’s game in advance, click here.


Why? Located in what is commonly referred to as Little Buenos Aires, Manolo is the meeting point for all things Argentine – whether it be protesting the government or chowing down on some empanadas and sandwiches de miga. Rest assured, if Argentina wins, the streets will come to an absolute standstill as fans flock to the streets.

If you bleed black, red and gold… 

Hofbräu Beer Hall

Why? If your wife or girlfriend isn’t as into soccer as you are, she’ll be fully entertained ringing up your credit card at the many shops up and down Lincoln Road.

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus

Why? We’re in Miami – our German bar options are limited but this place is sure not to disappoint. Check out the scene here when Germany played Ghana.

If you’re from one of the countries that didn’t make it…

Watch The Cup in Wynwood

Why? 35,000 square foot space housing a 240” Jumbo LED Screen, the kids will have a great time playing “Pool Ball” – essentially an enlarged pool table with soccer balls you kick for points.

To secure your Wynwood parking for Sunday’s game in advance, click here.

Wherever you allegiance lies – Argentina or Germany, South America vs. Europe, Sunday’s game promises to be one hell of a match!



Beat (them to) It!

5 years ago to this day we lost an entertainer, an influencer, a king … Michael Jackson.

He blessed us with many toe-tapping greats, from ‘Thriller’ to ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,’ his music has been and is influential to the music industry to this very day.

There is one song that sticks in my mind though –  ‘Beat It!’  The repetitive tuneful lyrics are so catchy you can sing the words over and over again in any country and will be recognised by all…

So if you are rushing to an event and you’re scared you are running out of time, don’t worry because pre-booking with ParkJockey will ensure you win the fight against time and space!

Ok fine…there really isn’t much of a connection between this King of Pop and Parking, but hey, visit and ‘Beat them to it!

He he!


ParkJockey featured on Reuters on the Road!

ParkJockey founder and CEO, Umut Tekin, is at it again – spreading the word about ParkJockey! Previously on prime time morning TV with CNBC,  this time, he’s speaking with Axel Threlfall of Reuters on the Road. In this interview, Umut gives a great explanation on how ParkJockey uses predictive analytics to provide more intelligent parking spot recommendations to its users. He also gives some insight into ParkJockey’s larger plans. Check out the full interview below or click here.


See Also: ParkJockey Receives Business Innovation Award


ParkJockey CTO shares his thoughts on iOS8 with Mobile Entertainment

Earlier this week, our very own CTO, Philippe Saint-Just, was interviewed by Mobile Entertainment (ME), along with other thought-leaders in the mobile community. This is the second time ParkJockey has been featured here, the first being given the crown of App of the Day.

The topic of this was, ‘Apple’s introduction of iOS8’. Here were his thoughts:

“The updates to notifications, widgets and lock screen apps will increase the fluidity of information and reduce the number of steps required to take action – ultimately, translating to better user engagement.

Since some of these features already exist on Android, this will allow app developers to align the products more closely on iOS and Android platforms. We also look very positively on the introduction of Swift. By reducing the learning curve for developers and allowing them to focus less on low level programming and more on feature development, we expect to see drops in costs and shorter development cycles.”

ParkJockey CTO

 See Also: ParkJockey now integrated with Apple Passbook




ParkJockey presents “Words to Live By” by “Fena” Gonzalez

ParkJockey cordially invites you to experience a night of art this Saturday, June 14 at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge.  Guests will enjoy work by Maria “Fena” Gonzalez and those that display their ParkJockey registration on their phone will receive complimentary cocktails.

“Words to Live By” is the artist’s introspective look into her favorite poetry intertwined with her own reflections on life, intentions and embracing it all. These works are presented as a whimsical dreamscape for viewers to lose themselves in.

“Floating images of nature, of visions dreamed and lived, weave in and out, intertwining with linings of text from poems, sayings and conversations with others that inspire and change me.” -Fena Gonzalez

The festivities will take place between 7pm – 9pm. To secure your parking in advance, visit or search “Fena” within your ParkJockey app. All reservations are paid with a credit card, so there’s no need for cash or ATMs. The app and website are free to use and there are no extra fees associated with booking in advance.

As always, please drink responsibly. Our partners, RedCap, can drive you home, or wherever else you would like to go, in your own car for less than the price of a round-trip taxi. Drivers are booked on a first-come, first-served basis so please book your personal driver early.


See Also: Inaugural Wynwood Life Festival + FREE TICKETS courtesy of ParkJockey!