eMerge Americas 2016 4/15/16 – 4/19/16

eMerge Americas 2016
April 15-19, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

eMerge Americas, a global event which serves as a platform for the advancement of technology, a forum for idea exchange and a launchpad for innovation connecting Latin America, North America and Europe, is ringing in the new year with a series of announcements ahead of the highly-anticipated Spring conference, which will take place April 18 and 19, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

Entering its third year, eMerge Americas is working to meet and exceed expectations for 2016. The event will once again deliver on its distinct and comprehensive content, bringing together the world’s most disruptive thinkers across diverse industries under one roof. eMerge has revealed new world-class speakers confirmed to participate:
Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution LLC; Co-Founder, America Online; Chairman, The Case Foundation
Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions
Bibop Gresta, COO & Deputy Chairman of Hyperloop
Minister Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Diego Meiriño General Director of Carvajal Soluciones Educativas-Editorial Norma
Marc Kushner, Co-Founder of Architizer, HAWKN
Antonio Caparrós, Fund Manager of INICIA
Willard Ahdritz, Founder & CEO of Kobalt
Eduardo E. Cabrera, Vice President Cybersecurity Strategy for Trend Micro
Leslie Zigel, Shareholder & Chairman of Greenspoon Marder Law’s Entertainment Practice
Zalmi Duchman, Founder of Fresh Diet
Heatherjean MacNeil, Global Director of WIN Lab at Babson College
Rachel Spekman, Director of Programming at MassChallenge
Dr. Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Chair and Associate Professor of Information Systems & Business Analytics at Florida International University

The eMerge Americas Hackathon, in partnership with Ironhack, will host participants for an intense coding competition on April 16th and 17th, with the winners taking away cash and prizes.

The Startup Showcase brings together a world-class array of early and later stage companies from around the globe to highlight innovation and disruptive technology. Startups will also have the opportunity of attending the Startup Bootcamp at Venture Hive on April 17th.

With hundreds of angel investors and venture capitalists on the EXPO floor, the exposure alone is powerful. The showcase will culminate with the top companies pitching on eMerge’s Center Stage or “Launchpad” for the chance to walk away with up to $175,000 in cash and prizes. Past competition winners Modernizing Medicine (2014 late-stage), Hair Construction (2014 early-stage), VSNMobile (2015 late-stage) and Symptify (2015 early-stage) received global exposure along with access to key investment opportunities that have helped grow their ventures ever since.