Venture Cafe Miami – Big Money, Investing Locally & Cultivating Millennial Talent

Connecting Innovators -> To Make Things Happen.

We’re soft-launching our weekly Thursday Gatherings with a focus on you. The Innovator.  The person with amazing ideas that will reshape our neighborhoods, our community, our city, our world- for the better.  How might you turn your great idea into action? We believe connecting with other innovators is a great place to start.

Our Thursday Gatherings serve as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. And, hey, the $25,000 of no-strings-attached grant money up for grabs this week at our featured event, Overtown Pitch Night, by Urban Philanthropies, doesn’t hurt either. Come meet Miami’s next crop of game-changing entrepreneurs and learn about their awesome business ideas.

We will also have info tables by Neighborhood Start Fund and Leader of the New Schools: Millennial Leader Workshop.

The Lineup:

5:00 to 6:00 Venture Cafe Connections

6:00 to 8:00 Overtown Pitch Night | Urban Philanthropies

Finalists will compete for $25,000 in grant money to use for their businesses by making business plan presentations to a panel of esteemed judges.Details  | RSVP (optional)

5:00 to 7:00 (Info Table) Neighborhood Start Fund | Overtown Youth Center

5:00 to 7:00 (Info Table) Millennial Leader Workshop Series: Leader of the New Schools | The Idea, Inc.

Summer Series:

August 4, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  A.I. & Machine Learning | ImpactMIA

Artificial intelligence is something that we talk about in the future, but it is already engrained in our daily lives. Join us as we explore how it is changing the way we think about solving some of our toughest problems. Details  | RSVP (optional)

August 11, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. NPR, Podcasts and Habitual Listening: Why Do We Tune In? | Action Design Miami

When people tune in to public radio or subscribe to podcasts like NPR’s Invisibilia, what keeps them coming back as regular listeners? How does NPR design products to build fulfilling relationships with its audience? We will follow Scott’s talk with a conversation with a local media leaders to discuss how media can reach and foster a connection with audiences in the future. Details  | RSVP (optional)

Check out the full calendar online.

We look forward to meeting you at our first Thursday Gathering!