In recent years, business incubators, angel investors, and a passionate community of entrepreneurs have transformed Miami into a city brimming with creative energy and innovation. While the high concentration of new ventures is promising, now is the critical time to make smart investments that will secure South Florida’s long-term prospects for competition.
Start-Up City: Miami 2014 explored key components of a successful urban tech hub, with a particular focus on the vibrant entrepreneurial activity underway in Miami and the South Florida region. A full day of panel discussions, headline interviews, and keynote case studies discussed how to harness the economic potential of Miami and delve into the fundamental questions underlying the next stage of start-up success.
Monday, March 31, 2014
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Opening Remarks: The Atlantic's Frank Roda; The Atlantic Cities' Richard Florida; Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Michael Jones, Creator, Google Earth and Chief Technology Advocate, Google with The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal
Roger Duarte, Co-founder, My Ceviche; Joel Pollock, Co-founder, Panther Coffee; Leticia Pollock, Co-founder, Panther Coffee; John Hall, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Miami Dade College with The Atlantic Cities' Richard Florida
Colin Raney, Managing Director and Startup-in-Residence, IDEO with The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal
Michael McCord, Co-founder, LearnerNation and Michael Laas, Co-founder, LearnerNation with The Atlantic's Steve Clemons
Josh Linkner, ePrize founder and CEO, Detroit Rock Ventures with The Atlantic Cities' Richard Florida
Ilan Zechory, Co-founder, Rap Genius with The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal
Felecia Hatcher, Founder, Feverish Ice Cream with Tech Cocktail's Camila Souza
Sam Altman, President, Y Combinator with The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal
Philip Levine, Mayor, City of Miami Beach with The Atlantic Cities' Richard Florida
Wifredo Fernandez, Co-founder and CEO, The LAB Miami; Maurice Ferré, Founder and CEO, MAKO Surgical; Demian Bellumio, Chief Operating Officer, Senzari; and Brian Brackeen, Founder & CEO, WSJ Startup of the Year, Kairos with the Knight Foundation's Carol Coletta
Paul Singh, Founder, Disruption Corporation and Crystal Tech Fund
Laura Maydón, Managing Director, Endeavor Miami; Sean Ammirati, Partner, Birchmere Ventures; Alex Robbio, Co-founder, Belatrix Software; and Steve Repetti, Co-founder, CrunchFire Ventures with Techweek's Alex Siegel
Andres Moreno, Founder and CEO, Open English; Manny Medina, Founder of Terremark and Technology Foundation of the Americas; Gonzalo Costa, Co-founder and Director, NXTP Labs; and Gonzalo Martin-Villa, CEO, WAYRA with Tech Cocktail's Camila Souza
Juan Pablo Cappello, Co-founder, idea.me; Melissa Krinzman, Co-founder and Partner of Krillion Ventures, Founder and Managing Director, Venture Architects; Peter Kellner, Co-founder of Endeavor Global and Founder and Managing Partner, Richmond Global LLC; Joanna Schwartz, CEO, EarlyShares; and Will Weinraub, Co-founder, LiveNinja with The Atlantic's Steve Clemons
David Porter, Founder, 8tracks with The Atlantic Cities' Richard Florida
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