Startup Weekend Miami | Latinx in Tech
Friday, September 21 - 23, 2018
Friday, September 21 - 23, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
1951 NW 7th Ave #600
Your idea in 54 hours
We're gathering 100 Latinx entrepreneurs in the making and allies over 54 hours, in different cities to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community.
Our main focus is on tech solutions, but we welcome all ideas that will help to create a future fueled by Latinx leadership and experiences.
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
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No talk, all action!
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Managing Director of 4Geeks Academy
Maria is also the Executive Director of Refresh Miami, Florida’s oldest and largest tech and startup community with over 10,000 members, and is the founder of Women in Miami Tech, a group dedicated to supporting and advancing women in technology in South Florida.
Maria has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University Questrom School of Business. She is also a proud Miami native.
As an Entrepreneurial Scholar of Distinction, Johanna had the opportunity to work with the angel group venVelo throughout graduate school. Johanna is born and raised in Sweden.
Coaches and Mentors
She also founded Kloset Karma APP and is a former Startup Weekend winner and community leader.
Founder at Nawal and Mayanful
Entrepreneur in the fashion field, started my company Nawal Boots on June 2014.
All of our products are handcrafted by Guatemalan artisans, through fair trade we empower indigenous women ,give back to the community and children living in extreme poverty through our "In their shoes project" working hand by hand with Passion Asociación.
Launched my second company Mayanful recently , the first e-commerce platform and fulfillment center for Guatemalan products.
In my spare time, I co-founded my own startup (SquareSharp) with some other Microsofties that focus on custom mobile applications.
I've also been active for a number of years as a volunteer Computer Science teacher in local area high schools through the TEALS program.
More recently, I made the switch to come work at Citrix, where I've been managing a group of engineers focused on a great Device and Application Management Software that is cloud ready.
I have a unique range of experiences that have led me to my role as an online coach and community leader. They include an Occupational Therapy degree, certifications in Personal Styling and Coaching, and a brief stint as a TV host for a local Chicago station.
I am passionate about inspiring my audience to illuminate their talents for the service of others and believe that becoming known is the secret sauce to unlocking a world of possibility. I look forward to getting to know you!
Strategy & Impact Manager | Radical Partners - Curator | Global Shapers Miami - Advisor | INDESGUA
Clinical Psychologist, with a master degree in International NGOs, and 10 years of intercultural and international work experience in social development (Guatemala, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, Chile and the United States). I am currently based in Miami, working as Strategy Manger for Radical Partners, a social impact accelerator.
I continue to be a Global Shaper at the Miami Hub, a volunteer member and advisor at INDESGUA, and founding member of the Holland Alumni Association in Guatemala. Dance, yoga & travel are also important part of who I am.
Ceo and Founder
He founded Travelastic, a SaaS solution for tour experts. As a solutions architect, he converts business ideas into software design.
He has over 20 years of programming experience across multiple technologies. Worked extensively in cloud architecture, networking, security and high availability implementations. He lead and delivered multi-million dollar projects for fortune 100 companies. Also recruited and managed development teams for these companies. He has bachelors in Electrical and Electronics engineering. He is a technology evangelist and loves to motivate startups and guide them.
Biz Dev Exec @MasterCard, Co-Founder @ Bodega Music Group, Writer/Blogger, Creative Strategist & Thought Leader
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Miami | Latinx in Tech team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Miami is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Juan Carlos holds a degree in Computer Science. He is a graduate of the StartupNow Incubator Program from the InnovationHub@BrowardCollege. He is also the founder and CEO of Hom3bound.com.
She is a business strategist working with the leaders of the cities and organizations to create a positive change. She has eighteen years of work experience in strategic planning, business development, strategic partnership development, and record of raising millions of funding dollars for large-scale public and private sector projects.
As the Executive Director for World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities in Turkey, Arzu and her team partnered with national government and sixteen cities in Turkey and two cities in Africa to improve the quality of lives and to create a positive impact on urban mobility and urban sprawl and urban efficiency. Previously to WRI, Arzu advised companies to develop innovative IT projects in Istanbul. She worked as European Union Projects Coordinator and External Relations Director for IT companies producing technology solutions for the cities, directed the financing of the projects and established strategic partnerships. As the new manager, she rebuilt a management consultancy company which had been inoperative for the previous three years when she started in 2003 and ran it for about two years.
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