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ConnectEDU

ConnectEDU is a custom program designed to create value-driven connections between the students, internal groups, faculty and team members from academic and anchor institutions to Miami’s innovation and entrepreneurial community.

Why Connect Innovation and Academia?

At VCM, we’re focused on connecting innovators to make things happen, including potential and active innovators at our local academic institutions. 

The goal of ConnectEDU is to create value-driven connections between the students, internal groups, faculty and team members from academic and anchor institutions and Miami’s innovation and entrepreneurial community. 

How Does It Work?

VCM and the partner academic institution establish a relationship of mutual support.

VCM curates special engagements that fall within existing #ThursdayGathering program categories as well as experiential learning opportunities in exchange for service hours, entrepreneurship, or externship credit.

VCM offerings:  Academic Institution offerings: 
  • Entrepreneurial engagement in the #ThursdayGathering
  • Faculty or entrepreneurs in residence take advantage of office hours 
  • Opportunities for students to lead sessions
  • Job placements through our Startup Internship Fair
  • Storytelling for students/faculty/staff (e.g. Innovation City) 
  • Continuous flow of students/faculty into local entrepreneurial community 
  • Co-creating 1 credit courses on entrepreneurial Engagement/Leadership
  • Point of contact for logistics/programming
  • Enhancement of learning outcomes for designated courses

Please contact us at aileen@venturecafemiami.org so that we can contact you and start the planning process.

Tell Me More About Venture Cafe Miami?

Venture Café Miami is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse innovation ecosystem. Our goal is to fill the gaps in Miami’s entrepreneurial and startup community that limit access to capital and opportunity. We achieve this by collaborating with other stakeholders to curate programs, design activations, and create partnerships that foster the social and economic growth of the region.  Venture Café Miami is a member of the Venture Cafe Global Network which expands its international reach and impact. www.venturecafemiami.org.