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AngelSummit Americas 2016 April 14 - 15

InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza Miami FL 33131

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AngelSummit Americas brought together some 160 leaders for a two-day conference on the future of startup investing and ways to expand investment activity across the Americas.

Speakers and attendees traveled from across the US, Canada, Europe and Latin America. This diverse group included investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, government and community leaders.

We also launched 10X10K Cuba.

The launch of the 10X10K Cuba contest, the first international startup competition for Cuban entrepreneurs, was a success. The timely visit of President Obama and the Cabinet to Cuba the week prior generated significant media attention for Cuba and Cuban entrepreneurship. This in turn provoked interest in the summit and the startup competition.

The announcement received live coverage from CNN En Espanol, and other coverage by Univision, TechCrunch, and local and international Spanish-language media.

Event Speakers

Adriana Cisneros

Adriana Cisneros

Cisneros
Stonly Baptiste

Stonly Baptiste

Urban.us
Marc Nager

Marc Nager

Techstars
Bedy Yang

Bedy Yang

500 Startups
Trey Bowles

Trey Bowles

Dallas Entreprenur Center
Juan Pablo Capello

Juan Pablo Capello

JP Advisors
Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman

Moderne Ventures
Guibert Englebienne

Guibert Englebienne

Globant
Jaret Davis

Jaret Davis

Greenberg Traurig LLP
Hernan Fernandez

Hernan Fernandez

Angel Ventures Mexico
Annette Franqui

Annette Franqui

Forrestal Capital
John McIntire

John McIntire

Cuba Imprende
Alex Mittal

Alex Mittal

Funders Club
Josh Maher

Josh Maher

Author, Startup Wealth
Chris Eben

Chris Eben

The Working Group
Marcus Dantus

Marcus Dantus

Startup Mexico
Diego Graglia

Diego Graglia

Univision
Susan Amat

Susan Amat

Venture Hive
Nico Berardi

Nico Berardi

AGP
Sherwood Niess

Sherwood Niess

Crowd Capital Venture Fund
Andres Moreno

Andres Moreno

Open English
Noah Redler

Noah Redler

Notman House
Rob Wilder

Rob Wilder

Think Food Group
Matt Haggman

Matt Haggman

The Knight Foundation
Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders

SheEO
Maria Rita S. Bueno

Maria Rita S. Bueno

Anjos Do Brasil
Ken Kanara

Ken Kanara

Seed Invest
Ivan Rapin-Smith

Ivan Rapin-Smith

Watsco
Pablo Salazar

Pablo Salazar

NXTP Labs
Lori Anne Wardi

Lori Anne Wardi

.CO
Pat Riley

Pat Riley

Global Accelerator Network
Bill Wheelock

Bill Wheelock

Houston Angel Network
Rob Delman

Rob Delman

Golden Seeds
César Salazar

César Salazar

23 Design
Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson

IBM

Event Agenda

Date Time Session Topic Speakers
14th 12:30pm Keynote Billion Dollar Companies Can Come From Anywhere Moderator: Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation
Adriana Cisneros, Cisneros
Guibert Englebienne, Globant
14th 2:00pm Lean Angel Workshop Role of Startup Investing in Your Portfolio Facilitators: Leslie Jump & Kelli Theis, Startup Angels
Annette Franqui, Forrestal Capital
David McCombie III, McCombie Group
14th 2:00pm Breakout Growing Emerging Startup Communities Moderator: Wifi Fernandez, FIU
Pablo Salazar Rojo, NXTP Labs
Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation
Josh Maher, Flight.vc
14th 2:00pm Breakout HealthTech Investing Moderator: Christian Seale, Startubootcamp
Mike Tomas, Bioheart
Gabriela Perez, NextGen Venture Partners
14th 3:00pm Break Networking Break
14th 3:30pm Lean Angel Worshop Choosing Early Stage Startups Facilitators: Leslie Jump & Kelli Theis, Startup Angels
Nico Berardi, AGP
Camilo Kejner, Angel Ventures Mexico
Bill Wheelock, Houston Angel Network
14th 3:30pm Breakout Emerging Investing Platforms Moderator: Mack Kolarich, Startup Angels
Alex MIttal, FundersClub
Ken Kanara, Seed Invest
Rob Wilder, FoodTech Angels
Sherwood Neiss, Crowd Capital Venture Fund
14th 3:30pm Breakout Smart Cities, Smart Investors Moderator: Claudia Cruz, CNET
Trey Bowles, DEC
Stonly Baptiste, Urban.Us
Susan Amat, Venture Hive
14th 5:00pm Keynote Both Sides of the Table: a View into Startup Cuba Moderator: John McIntire, Cuba Emprende Foundation
Ubaldo Don, Itopia
Sergio Lazaro, Ingenius
Eliecer Cabrera, ConoceCuba
14th 6:00pm Reception AngelSummit Reception
Date Time Session Topic Speakers
15th 8:45am Coffee Coffee & Networking
15th 9:30am Keynote Investing Beyond the Alley and the Valley Bedy Yang, 500 Startups
Constance Freedman, Moderne Ventures
15th 10:45am Lean Angel Workshop Getting the Deal Done Facilitators: Leslie Jump & Mack Kolarich, Startup Angels
Sofia Yague, Private Advising Group
Robert Delman, Golden Seeds
Jaret Davis, Greenberg Traurig LLP
15th 10:45am Breakout From Madrid to Miami to Medellin: Investing Across the Spanish Speaking World // Beyond Your Market Moderator: Cesar Salazar, 23 Design
Pedro Sorrentino, Funders Club
Hernan Fernandez, Angel Ventures Mexico
Andres Barreto, Pulso Social
15th 10:45am Breakout Startup Mexico Case Study Moderator: Claudia Cruz, CNET
Marcus Dantus, Startup Mexico
15th 11:45am Break Networking Break
15th 12:15pm Lean Angel Workshop Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking Facilitators: Leslie Jump & Kelli Theis, Startup Angels
Vicky Saunder, ShEO
Pat Riley, Global Accelerator Network
Chris Eben, TWG
Juan Lopez Salaberry, MindTheGap.co
15th 12:15pm Breakout Corporate Startup Engagement Moderator: William Crowder, Comcast Ventures
Ivan Rapin-Smith, Watsco
Lori Anne Wardi, .CO
Chris Pearson, IBM GEP
Scarlett Seiber, BBVA
15th 12:15pm Breakout When Public Meets Private, How Government Can Help Moderator: JP Cappello, Private Advising Group
Luis Terrones, COFIDE (Peru)
Yuri Navarro, NACO (Canada)
15th 1:15pm Break Networking Break
15th 1:30pm Lunch & Keynote Investing In Emerging Startup Communities Marc Nager, Techstars
15th 3:00pm Closing Thank You and Wrap-Up Leslie Jump, Startup Angels
Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation

Who We Are

We’re investors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders with experience in over 50 countries and counting. We’re on a mission to eliminate the problem of ‘access to capital’ by unleashing the potential of millions of new startup investors around the world.

Our summits are highly curated to foster environments where participants discover best practices, forge new partnerships, and leave better prepared to grow their businesses, their portfolios, and their startup communities.

Why Miami

Miami lies at the intersection of South and North America. It sits at the nexus of numerous industries and draws creative talent as well as business leaders from around the globe. With a blossoming innovation community Miami is now ‘home base’ for emerging businesses across the Americas and a perfect backdrop for a conference on the ‘state-of-the-art’ in startup investing, and ways to accelerate investing both within and across borders.

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AngelSummit Americas 2016 April 14 - 15

InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza Miami FL 33131

Register