MAMP Labs Workshop 7/14/15

MAMP Labs Workshop
Tuesday, 07/14/2015 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
mamp-7-14-hiveVenture Hive
1010 NE 2 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $35

Art + Tech Connection: Leveraging the Power of Local Tech and Startups.

Join us for an interactive, forward thinking discussion on exploring ways in which we can connect local arts to the tech boom of Miami.

Startup Weekend Miami 5/29/15, 5/30/15, 5/31/15

Startup Weekend Miami
Friday, 05/29/2015 – 05/31/2015 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Adam-SWVenture Hive
1010 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $74 using discount code LIVEANSWER for $25 OFF the regular priced $99 tickets

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and wannapreneurs come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.

Cost of Tickets-$74 using discount code LIVEANSWER for $25 OFF the regular priced $99 tickets

If you have ever had the startup itch and wanted to know if that idea of yours has any real viable business potential Startup Weekend is the place to form a team and build a business plan with a minimum viable product to test market and investor interest.

We are a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers, and startup enthusiasts. They gather to to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch, the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.

Meet your future co-founders or the opportunity to get one-on-one mentorship from VCs, Angels and some of the most recognized startup leaders in Miami.

We are seeking for Miami’s most diverse talented crowd of developers, designers, marketers, people with ideas to pitch or that just want to experience and get their feet wet into the tech scene.

Sunday Post-Party Presented By Live Answer will be held in the Key Biscayne home of Miami entrepreneur Adam Boalt, CEO of LiveAnswer where Miami Dolphin’s DJ Supersede will be performing.

Become an Irresistible Brand 5/21/15

Become an Irresistible Brand
Thursday, 05/21/2015 – 08:30 am – 03:30 pm
Irresistible-Brand-Workshop-May21The Ideal Marketing Agency
40 Island Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $495

This one day workshop hosted at The Standard, Miami Beach is going to teach you Social Media and Brand Strategy 101. If Social Media seems like a ratrace – or you’re having trouble getting through the clutter online – or whatever you’re doing isn’t working, this workshop is for you.

Who Should Attend?
Business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to see more results from their social media marketing.

What Will Be Covered?
A Social Media Strategy is having a process for reaching your ideal customer consistently, so you can generate as much business as you want. Social media is the easiest way to find new customers.

– what makes some brands incredibly successful on social media
– how to leverage your brand’s uniqueness to create a powerful connection with the people who can’t wait to buy from you
– how to make your ideal customer a fan for life and share your posts
– how to develop a signature look and feel that translates your branding to social media posts, pins, tweets, and grams
– the exact method to design a process for consistently attracting, engaging and retaining new business with social media

What else do I get?

– a light breakfast and lots of coffee and tea
– a gorgeous garden lunch, included
– a complimentary one-hour follow-up with the instructors, so we can get into all the juicy details of your business and your needs
– a course packet jam-packed with tools and resources, so you can create more beautiful & irresistible branded digital content
– the social media management system the course instructors developed to plan your content calendar and keep you on track

What is not covered?
All strategies we teach are organic (free) strategies. We do not cover Ads, SEO, or Pay per click. Those are covered in our advanced workshop series.

Where do I register?
See the event link above. When you visit our webpage, click register.

2nd Session of “A Conversation With Innovative Women”

Innovative Women Hacking The Startup Life

This was the second in the series of conversations with innovative women titled “Hacking the Startup Life”, hosted byLuminary Central, Crea7ive Interactive Advertising, and Pipeline Brickell. Its aim was to engage the panelists in a discussion regarding common obstacles women entrepreneurs face, and what methods they developed to overcome them.

The entrepreneurs involved in this session were Birame Sock from FlyScan, Dawn Sole from Pluck N’ File, and Tamar Lucien from CanUStart. The event was masterfully moderated by Luminary Central‘s own Christine Johnson.

The event kicked off with interesting facts from each of the founders that shed some light on how they now face obstacles. Dawn used to play football for an all boys team, Tamar has family gingerbread house building competitions that encourage the demolition of other’s structures, and Birame responds to an irrate note with the gift of a can opener.

The conversation was fluid and directed by Christine with various pointed questions. Some of the responses are highlighted below:

Have you ever experienced an unconcious bias as a woman in the startup world?

Birame responded with an experience she had when sitting in the office of a VC in Boston. “I was sitting in the office waiting for my appointment. The door was open while we were waiting. The guy I was meeting walks by and looks in. Walks by again, and looks in. Walks by a third time and says “You’re my meeting?”. After I said yes he said “Well I have a hard stop in 10 minutes, what’s your business plan?” Two hours later he called his assistant to cancel his lunch meeting to continue our conversation.”

Are there moments when you under estimate yourself?

Dawn replied with “We all experience it, but I’ve realized it’s all in how you talk to yourself. Now I force myself to look in the mirror and say “You’re the champ” repeatedly.”

How do you overcome fear or other inner struggles?

Tamar stated “I’ve learned you just have to call it for what it is. If you’re upset, just say you’re upset. I have to own my feelings and let them out and then move onto the next thing.”

There were many other impactful moments and lessons shared by these three great founders. The insight they shared with the audience was relatable, actionable, and inspiring. Numerous audience members stated how valuable they found the experience and the actionable advice they were going to implement immediately.

We are looking forward to the next session in the series of conversations with innovative women.

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For those that were not able to attend, you can watch the entire session below:


eMerge Americas 5/1/15 – 5/5/15

eMerge Americas
emergeamericasMay 1 – May 5, 9:00am – 10:00pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

eMerge Americas will once again shine a spotlight on the leading innovations impacting industries across the Americas. Over 10,000 entrepreneurs, global thought leaders, business titans and tech enthusiasts are expected to return to Miami Beach for an even bigger and better seven-day experience that is uniquely Miami.

From stimulating keynote addresses to EXPO floor experiences, there’s something exciting happening at every turn. Be sure to catch the speakers and topics that most interest you. Check out the agenda to plan your time or download the eMerge App to customize your experience even more.

Brings together the best and brightest from the startup and funding ecosystems. This diverse summit features keynotes and topics that impact various industries yet all focused on innovation.

Showcases innovators from the music, entertainment and gaming industries. A vibrant and engaging summit which will surely draw a crowd as celebrities and industry leaders discuss transforming trends.

Holds the promise of making us healthier, stronger, and smarter by radically transforming healthcare access and economics. Whether discussing the New Era of HealthTech, the future of Nanobiophysics, or the impact of policy, this summit dives into the latest themes surrounding health.

Demonstrates the latest tools and best practices in education that are revolutionizing the way we learn. This summit focuses on how technology is impacting education. What’s the future of education? How are mobility, technology and creativity changing the learning process?

Features thought leaders disrupting the world of finance, sharing how innovation transforms the industry. The global marketplace expansion and increased transactional demands are impacting this sector.

Addresses urban challenges and ways to employ technology to create smarter cities. This summit addresses the ever pressing issues impacting urban centers and showcases how technology is being embraced in order to find resilient solutions.

Women + Tech + Creativity = The Women, Innovation & Technology Summit. It’s a one-day summit, complete with experiential programming, networking opportunities, a Technology & Innovation Fashion Show, and much more. Top female professionals from different industries discuss how they are transforming the business landscape through technology and innovation. Monday, May 4th.

Networking Events
By day, eMerge Americas engages attendees with summit panels, keynote addresses, Startup presentations, and much more. Once the sun sets, the evening celebrations are just as thrilling, with energetic social gatherings designed to embrace the essence of Miami. Networking events are held at Miami’s most innovative venues including the New World Center and 1111 Lincoln Road. With an entertainment lineup that celebrates the diversity of the local talent, the after-hours scene at eMerge Americas is just the place for attendees to relax, mingle and be in the mix with Miami’s best.

The 2nd annual eMerge Americas Hackathon is on!
Are you passionate about your city? Are you a developer, designer, or just plain interested in making a meaningful change through technology? In partnership with Miami Dade College and Ironhack, this year’s eMerge Americas Hackathon is looking for people like you to help build Smart Cities. Wait, scratch that…GENIUS Cities. On May 2nd, you and your team will have 24 hours to work on something innovative and impactful. Compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes.

A Conversation with Innovative Women 4/9/15

A Conversation with Innovative Women
Thursday, 04/09/2015 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Innovative-Woman-Post-2_1Pipeline Brickell
1101 Brickell Ave South Tower – 8th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

We’re excited to announce the 2nd session of “A Conversation with Innovative Women” presented by Crea7ive Interactive Advertising, Luminary Central, and Pipeline Workspaces. We’ll be covering topics about diversity, overcoming obstacles, and celebrating successes.

Panelists include: Birame Sock – FlyScan, Dawn Sole – Pluck N’ File, Tamar Lucien – Can U Start

Seating is limited.

2nd Annual MIA Music Summit

The second annual MIA Music Summit took place on March 26th and delivered on its promise of “Silicon Valley and Miami Rock Together”. Industry leaders, live performances, celebrated artists, and curated startups took part for a day of discussion about the future of the music.

Demian Bellumio, from Senzari, and the MIA Collective gathered some of today’s leading digital music experts, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the globe to discuss the intersection of music and technology and the future. Primary moderators Derrick Ashong and Lilia Luciano skillfully kept the audience engaged while eliciting insightful responses from the curated panel.

Miami Music Summit 2015

The event fittingly took place at the historic Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. The experience began, and was maintained throughout the day, with DJ Guti Talavera showcasing his scratching and beat juggling skills. Live performances were quite refreshing, especially from Sony’s first digital artist Raquel Sofia, who also shared her journey as a singer using social media platforms to ignite her career.

Liv Buli

Liv Buli from Next Big Sound provided a data driven overview of the industry and touched on the creative ways they are using data to consistently predict who the next big artist will be.

Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam beamed in from Colombia via Skype to discuss his re-emergence as a relevant artist. He attributes the majority of his success to the platform Instagram and his ability to upload 15 second clips. Social platforms allowed him to build a significant and loyal following. He used this brand to strengthen his bargaining power while sitting down with Sony to negotiate a deal favourable to himself.

David Guetta

The event’s panelists were all passionate about the future of the business, the opportunities being revealed, and the changing dynamics within the industry. Advertising panelists introduced interesting trends shifting to more native type ads, with high fidelity sound, and playlist creation by brands. Robby Towns introduced the history and evolution of the EDM music industry while Jean Charles-Carre revealed the 20-year journey of David Guetta’s career.

The startup showcases revealed companies accomplishing amazing things. From UpClose‘s live communication tool that is platform indifferent to Bandhub that allows random individuals to collaborate musically together. Miami companies Muzik and SoStereo impressed the audience with their offerings. This impressive showing bodes well for the future of the industry.MIA Music Summit 2015 was an amazingly educational, inspirational, and revealing event. We can’t imagine how next year’s event can be even bigger and better, but we know it will be.

Follow Darryl on Twitter @ddoonie