Start-Up City: Miami

Start-Up City: Miami

February 13, 2013
Miami, FL, Florida


On February 13, The Atlantic and The Atlantic Cities launched Start-Up City: Miami, gathering leading entrepreneurs and tech experts from London, New York, California, Kansas City, and more at the New World Center in Miami for a day of discussions about different aspects of the city’s innovation ecosystem. In partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and in association with the Creative Class Group, the inaugural program explored the emerging models of "urban tech" taking root in cities around the world.

In recent years, Miami has seen a surge in entrepreneurship and creative ventures. After a decade of rapid growth and urbanization, much work remains to be done if Miami is to become a hub for the global creative class. What short-term and long-term strategies will do the most to attract entrepreneurs and start-ups to the city?  Featuring roundtables, panels, and interviews on tech, design, start-up incubators, audience Q&A, a networking lunch and more, this daylong program gave participants a 360-degree view of how to attract tech, talent, and innovation to the Miami community. CLICK HERE for the program agenda.


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Opening Remarks
Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Matt Haggman, Program Director, Knight Foundation



Miami: The Entrepreneurial Mecca of the Future
Presented by Manny Diaz, Former Mayor, City of Miami



The Urban Tech Revolution
Presented by Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



The City as the Start-Up: How to Jumpstart the Movement
Presented by Tony Hsieh, Chief Executive Officer, Zappos



Peers Incorporated: A New Way of Thinking about Innovation
Featuring Robin Chase, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Buzzcar
Interviewed by Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



Panel Discussion: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Featuring Sam Arbesman, Adriana Cisneros, Brad Feld (via Skype), and Eric Toone
Moderated by Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



Design Roundtable: A New Start-Up Geography
Featuring Demian Bellumio, Niesen Kasdin, and Dean Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
Moderated by Emily Badger, Staff Writer,The Atlantic Cities



Urbanism Case Study Roundtable: The Urban Tech Shift – Lessons from New York and London
Featuring Eric van der Kleij and Neil Kleiman
Moderated by Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



Panel Discussion: Building a Transcontinental Tech Hub
Featuring Marcelo Ballona, Juan Diego Calle, Juan Pablo Cappello, and Manny Medina
Moderated by Andres Viglucci, Urban Affairs Writer, Miami Herald




Innovation Roundtable: Sparking Start-Up Success
Featuring Susan Amat, Fernando Fabre, and Melissa Krinzman
Moderated by Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



Partnerships for Urban Innovation
Featuring Tony Hsieh, Chief Executive Officer, Zappos
Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



Anticipating the Curve: Looking to the Future of Tech
Featuring Steve Case (via Skype), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Revolution
Interviewed by Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



Closing Remarks
Elizabeth Baker Keffer, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher – Live Events, Atlantic Media Company; President, AtlanticLIVE and QuartzLIVE







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