In recent years, entrepreneurs and angel investors have flocked to Miami as the next frontier for innovation and creative growth. Widely known as the capital of Latin America, the city has become ground zero for a flood of Latin American startups. In fact, in 2013 Miami raked in about $300 million in venture capital, a significant increase from previous years. However, while there is a high concentration of new ventures, and an increased amount of incoming capital, there are a variety of hurdles and challenges to overcome in order to ensure South Florida’s continued growth in this arena, and guarantee its competitiveness with larger urban metropolises.
This breakfast will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs, investors and start-up owners interested in learning more about why Miami has become the new breeding ground for the latest class of entrepreneurs, what is needed to continue to accelerate the development of these ventures and most importantly, how we as a community can help foster the growth of Miami's new frontier.
Javier Aviñó, Land Development & Government Relations Partner
Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Litigation Partner
Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Laura I. Maydón, Managing Director, Endeavor Miami
Manny Medina, Founder and Managing Partner of Medina Capital, Founder of Terremark Worldwide and Founder of eMerge Americas
Joanna Schwartz, CEO, EarlyShares
William Silverman, Director of The Launch Pad, University of Miami
Andre do Valle, President, Handprint