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April 2020

Show Me the Money: 2020 Year Ahead Investment Outlook | TiE Miami

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In these times of COVID -19 crisis, TiE Miami is focused on supporting entrepreneurs, investors, and intrapreneurs through virtual engagements to continue adding value to our entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida.We have planned several intellectually expansive discussions each Thursday at 4 PM as part of #VCMVirtual for the next several weeks, so keep checking back for more details!APRIL 30th: Show Me the Money: 2020 Year Ahead Investment OutlookJoin us to for a special session with a financial expert to understand…

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#CafeConvo: Cultivating Community in the Digital Realm with Gaby Guzman | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. April 30th6:00 - 6:30 - Gaby Guzman, Founder of Las Comadres - Cultivating Community in the Digital Realm6:30 - 7:00 - Kerry Ann Royes, YWCA - How We Build Community with Intentional InclusivityTo join: Please click here to check-in at…

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#CafeConvo: Building Community with Intentional Inclusivity with Kerry Ann Royes | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. April 30th6:00 - 6:30 - Gaby Guzman, Founder of Las Comadres - Cultivating Community in the Digital Realm6:30 - 7:00 - Kerry Ann Royes, YWCA - How We Build Community with Intentional InclusivityTo join: Please click…

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Governance & Capacity Building for Vulnerable Communities during COVID-19 | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading COVID-19 related conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity, and driving action for local COVID-19 response.APRIL 30 speakers include:NAZIFE EMEL GANAPATI, Ph.D.- Director, Laboratory for Social Science, International Hurricane Research Center, Extreme Events Institute- Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International…

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May 2020

Break Out: Share a Meal! Miami Rotterdam Connect: 10 Days of Connection | Venture Cafe Rotterdam & Dutch Consulate of Miami

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What better way to connect than during lunch or dinner? Come and share a meal with innovators from Miami and Rotterdam! In Miami it will be lunch time, in Rotterdam it is dinner time. Bring your dish and tune into this session to connect with and learn from each other!This session is organized as part of 10 Days of Connection. For ten days each year, they challenge the entire community to do the opposite: break down silos and engage in acts of…

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Founders Meet Mentors: AMA with Venture Mentoring Team | Venture Mentoring Team

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you an entrepreneur? Have questions about how to make your venture more successful and grow?Are you a founder seeking a mentor?Join members of the Venture Mentoring Team for an informal AMA in Remo! Mentors will be stationed at tables based on their area of expertise and available to answer any questions you may have.Andrew Simkovsky          TechBernardo Wolfson            Consumer Marketing/Value PropositionTerry Bentley                     Investor Pitch PerfectionHartmut…

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Urgency of Artificial Intelligence & Digitization in a Post-COVID World | TiE Miami

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In these times of COVID -19 crisis, TiE Miami is focused on supporting entrepreneurs, investors, and intrapreneurs through virtual engagements to continue adding value to our entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida.We have planned several intellectually expansive discussions each Thursday at 4 PM as part of #VCMVirtual for the next several weeks, so keep checking back for more details!MAY 7th: Business Case for Artificial Intelligence & Digitization in a post COVID-19 worldCOVID-19 crisis has precipitated the urgent need for adopting digitization.…

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#CafeConvo: Creating Opportunities for All with Daniel Gibson | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. May 7th6:00 - 6:30 - Creating Opportunities for All with Daniel Gibson, Allegany Franciscan Ministries Regional VP, Miami-Dade6:30 - 7:00 - Mental Health Awareness & Staying Sane During COVID-19 with Marvin Toliver LSW, Therapist at Radical…

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#CafeConvo: Mental Health Awareness & Staying Sane During COVID-19 with Marvin Toliver, LSW | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. May 7th6:00 - 6:30 - Creating Opportunities for All with Daniel Gibson, Allegany Franciscan Ministries Regional VP, Miami-Dade6:30 - 7:00 - Mental Health Awareness & Staying Sane During COVID-19 with Marvin Toliver LSW, Therapist at…

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Artist Studio Virtual Visits: Marco Caridad | Life is Art Inc.

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Join Life Is Art weekly during #VCMVirtual to meet local artists! Take a step "out" of your lockdown to enjoy a tour of the artist's studio, listen to their stories, and interact with them to ask about their lives and process. Go full-screen and it is almost like you are there!It is a break from the talking heads of most Zoom meetings. A way to get "out" and see something new and different. The opportunity to talk creativity and inspiration.…

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Designing Equitable Infrastructure | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading COVID-19 related conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity and driving action for local COVID-19 response.This week's featured guest speaker is:JoAnne Chalom, COMS,Ed.S.Certified Orientation and Mobility SpecialistOrientation & Mobility Solution Providerswww.infocusmobility.comTo join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)

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Contracts in the Age of COVID-19: Force Majeure and Contractual Issues | TiE Miami

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In these times of COVID -19 crisis, TiE Miami is focused on supporting entrepreneurs, investors, and intrapreneurs through virtual engagements to continue adding value to our entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida.We have planned several intellectually expansive discussions each Thursday at 4 PM as part of #VCMVirtual for the next several weeks, so keep checking back for more details!MAY 7th: Contracts in the Age of COVID-19: Force Majeure and Contractual IssuesLearn about effective contracts and how Force Majeure applies to your business during…

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#CafeConvo: Innovating Virtual Partnerships with Martin Ekechukwu | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. May 14th6:00 - 6:30 - Innovating Virtual Partnerships with Martin Ekechukwu, CEO & Co-Founder of WHTWRKS6:30 - 7:00 - Creating Opportunities for All with Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County District 8To join: Please click here to check-in…

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#CafeConvo: Creating Opportunities for All with Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. May 14th6:00 - 6:30 - Innovating Virtual Partnerships with Martin Ekechukwu, CEO & Co-Founder of WHTWRKS6:30 - 7:00 - Creating Opportunities for All with Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County District 8To join: Please click here…

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Millennials and #Census2020 | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity and driving action for local COVID-19 response and other community issues. This week, we'll talk about #Census2020, what's at stake for millennials, and how to get involved. Speakers for this session include: Hon. Esteban Bovo, Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 13,…

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Artist Studio Virtual Visits: Marcelo Salup | Life is Art Inc.

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Join Life Is Art weekly during #VCMVirtual to meet local artists! Take a step "out" of your lockdown to enjoy a tour of the artist's studio, listen to their stories, and interact with them to ask about their lives and process. Go full-screen and it is almost like you are there!It is a break from the talking heads of most Zoom meetings. A way to get "out" and see something new and different. The opportunity to talk creativity and inspiration.…

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Travel Hacking for the New Normal | Dana’s Epic Adventures

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cabin fever is real and we're all imagining our next travel adventures when it's safe enough to get on a plane. But what's holding you back from buying that ticket? What prevented you from traveling more pre-COVID-19? Is it because you believe travel is too expensive?Come learn travel hacks and strategies Dana's Epic Adventures used to earn enough airline miles for a free roundtrip ticket to Hawaii!In this workshop, you will learn:1) how to earn airline miles to get free flights…

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Office Hours: Accelerating Social Impact I Radical Partners

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Radical Partners is a social impact accelerator. We identify issues that matter most to the future of our city and 1) accelerate the work of change-makers tackling those issues head-on; 2) mobilize innovators, investors, and leaders with the community at large to collectively generate solutions together.We are committed to meaningfully impacting South Florida by supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit and for-profit social impact ventures. Over the course of the last 4 years we have helped scale and launch over 50…

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Investor Office Hours: Navigating Miami’s Startup Resources | Jon Belgrad, Knight Foundation

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jon Belgrad joined Knight Foundation as Miami program associate in May 2019. His work focuses on establishing Miami as a hub of innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Knight, Belgrad helped grow Pacific54, a boutique digital marketing agency in Miami, serving startups, universities, banks, and non-profits. A self-taught marketer and hobbyist glassblower, Belgrad started his career at a B2B SaaS startup in San Francisco and has spent time building an art studio in Colorado. He draws creative inspiration to…

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Intellectual Property, Media and Internet Law Office Hours | Alexander Loveyko

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alexander Loveyko is an Associate Attorney in the offices of IP, Media, and Entertainment law firm ChaseLawyers. As part of his current diverse practice, he represents start-up owners, entrepreneurs, online course creators, social media influencers, website, and mobile app owners, fashion designers, inventors, Amazon store owners, as well as moviemakers, musical and visual artists, and international athletes. He can assist and guide you through the confusing and intricate legal aspects of launching your Internet-based business in 2020.Book Your Appointment Now!.Click here…

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#CafeConvo: Mindset & Mental Fortitude with Rochelle Gapere | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. May 21st6:00 - 7:00- To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)

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#CafeConvo: When Is It Time to Shift? Checking In & Checking Up On Our Values With Corey Davis | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. May 21st6:00 - 6:30 -Mindset & Mental Fortitude with Rochelle Gapere, Best Selling Author, International Speaker, And Certified Happiness Coach6:30 - 7:00-  When Is It Time to Shift? Checking In & Checking Up On Our…

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Artist Studio Virtual Visits: Carlos G Scott | Life is Art Inc.

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Join Life Is Art weekly during #VCMVirtual to meet local artists! Take a step "out" of your lockdown to enjoy a tour of the artist's studio, listen to their stories, and interact with them to ask about their lives and process. Go full-screen and it is almost like you are there!It is a break from the talking heads of most Zoom meetings. A way to get "out" and see something new and different. The opportunity to talk creativity and inspiration.…

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Port Miami Tunnel: Navigating COVID & Hurricanes for Miamians | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only) Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity and driving action for local COVID-19 response and other community issues. This week, we'll talk about how the Port of Miami Tunnel is navigating COVID-19 and…

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Hurricane Responsiveness: Navigating COVID & ‘Canes for Miamians | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity, and driving action for local COVID-19 response and other community issues.This week, we'll talk about Hurricane Responsiveness with Frank K. Rollason, Director of Emergency Management at Miami-Dade…

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Artist Studio Virtual Visits: Rochelle Berman | Life is Art Inc.

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Join Life Is Art weekly during #VCMVirtual to meet local artists! Take a step "out" of your lockdown to enjoy a tour of the artist's studio, listen to their stories, and interact with them to ask about their lives and process. Go full-screen and it is almost like you are there!It is a break from the talking heads of most Zoom meetings. A way to get "out"…

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June 2020

Office Hours: Accelerating Social Impact I Radical Partners

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Radical Partners is a social impact accelerator. We identify issues that matter most to the future of our city and 1) accelerate the work of change-makers tackling those issues head-on; 2) mobilize innovators, investors, and leaders with the community at large to collectively generate solutions together. We are committed to meaningfully impacting South Florida by supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit and for-profit social impact ventures. Over the course of the last 4 years we have helped scale and launch over…

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Investor Office Hours: Navigating Miami’s Startup Resources | Jon Belgrad, Knight Foundation

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  Jon Belgrad joined Knight Foundation as Miami program associate in May 2019. His work focuses on establishing Miami as a hub of innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Knight, Belgrad helped grow Pacific54, a boutique digital marketing agency in Miami, serving startups, universities, banks, and non-profits. A self-taught marketer and hobbyist glassblower, Belgrad started his career at a B2B SaaS startup in San Francisco and has spent time building an art studio in Colorado. He draws creative inspiration…

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#CafeConvo: Opportunity For All with Saif Ishoof | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. June 4th 6:00 - 6:30 Opportunity For All with Saif Ishoof, Vice President for Engagement at Florida International University 6:30 - 7:00-  Redesigning the Technology of Racial Justice with Sherrell Dorsey, Founder of ThePLUG, Data Journalist,…

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#CafeConvo: Redesigning the Technology of Racial Justice with Sherrell Dorsey | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. June 4th 6:00 - 6:30 Opportunity For All with Saif Ishoof, Vice President for Engagement at Florida International University 6:30 - 7:00-  Redesigning the Technology of Racial Justice with Sherrell Dorsey, Founder of ThePLUG, Data Journalist,…

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Local Elected Millennials Leading During These Times | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity, and driving action for local COVID-19 response and other community issues. This week Topic: Local Elected Millennials Leading During These Times Speakers: Hon. David Borrero, Commissioner, City of Sweetwater; Hon. Vanessa Joseph, Clerk, City of North Miami; Hon. Eric Diaz…

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Get in the Zone: Remote Work Best Practices for Teams | Venture Cafe Miami + 305eLab

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Click here to join the session at #VCMVirtualJoin Kyle Maharlika, Associate at Venture Cafe Miami, and Mary Connors, Director of Culture & Team Engagement at 305XL, for an interactive session on how to best engage, motivate, and manage your team in a remote work setting. While offices and buildings are opening back up, quarantine has proven that many companies and jobs can operate remotely, potentially allowing employees more flexibility in where and how they work. As we continue to adapt to…

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Office Hours: Accelerating Social Impact I Radical Partners

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Radical Partners is a social impact accelerator. We identify issues that matter most to the future of our city and 1) accelerate the work of change-makers tackling those issues head-on; 2) mobilize innovators, investors, and leaders with the community at large to collectively generate solutions together.We are committed to meaningfully impacting South Florida by supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit and for-profit social impact ventures. Over the course of the last 4 years we have helped scale and launch over 50…

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Inspirational Stories of Innovation and Perseverance | Synapse Converge + Venture Cafe Miami

June 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Click here to join the session at #VCMVirtualThe 2008 financial crisis wrought havoc on the global economy but also provided a platform for now-ubiquitous startups such as WhatsApp, Uber, and Venmo, among many others. As we embark upon another period of economic uncertainty, the time is ripe for entrepreneurs and investors to rise out of the ashes of recession and create and execute innovative business ideas. The task of an entrepreneur is often to create solutions to problems that consumers didn’t…

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Synapse Saloon Mixology Happy Hour + Networker | Synapse Converge

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Click here to join the session at #VCMVirtualMuch like Synapse, Venture Café Miami connects innovators to make things happen. For this hour of the "Synapse Saloon," Synapse and Venture Café Miami are joining forces for an hour of informal networking fun. Join us for a mini-mixology class, games, and serendipitous collisions with like-minded folks looking to make Florida an innovation hub for years to come.Join Cesar Valdivia, Assistant Sommelier and Bartender at Bourbon Steak Miami, to learn how to make…

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#CafeConvo: The Kids Aren’t Alright – Youth Leaders’ Perspectives | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. June 11th6:00 - 6:30  The Kids Aren't Alright - Youth Leaders' Perspectives with Dewayne Martin (Youth Education Coalition). Chanice Lee (FL Changemakers Summit), and John Paul Mejia (Sunrise Movement/CLEO Institute)6:30 - 7:00  The Kids Aren't Alright - Mentors…

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Engaging Policy Makers in Racial Equity Discussions & Actions | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity, and driving action for local COVID-19 response and other community issues.This week topic: Engaging Policy Makers in Racial Equity Discussions & ActionsJoin City of North Miami City Clerk…

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#CafeConvo: The Kids Aren’t Alright – Mentors & Allies with Chad Bernstein | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. June 11th6:00 - 6:30  The Kids Aren't Alright - Youth Leaders' Perspectives with Dewayne Martin (Youth Education Coalition). Chanice Lee (FL Changemakers Summit), and…

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WiSE24 Women Entrepreneurs Pitch – NY & Miami | Women’s Startup Lab

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To access this session, you MUST click here to register for the WiSE24 conference. Please use discount code VentureCafeWiSE for your complimentary ticket.Venture Cafe Miami is a proud Community Partner for WiSE24, one of the world's largest online pitch events for female entrepreneurs hosted by Women's Startup Lab! For 24 hours, you'll have access to exciting breakout sessions and international pitch competitions featuring female entrepreneurs around the globe. We are featuring select sessions as part of the #VCMVirtual line up this week!For this pitch,…

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Office Hours: Accelerating Social Impact I Radical Partners

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Radical Partners is a social impact accelerator. We identify issues that matter most to the future of our city and 1) accelerate the work of change-makers tackling those issues head-on; 2) mobilize innovators, investors, and leaders with the community at large to collectively generate solutions together.We are committed to meaningfully impacting South Florida by supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit and for-profit social impact ventures. Over the course of the last 4 years we have helped scale and launch over 50…

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Investor Office Hours: Navigating Miami’s Startup Resources | Jon Belgrad, Knight Foundation

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Click here to join the session at #VCMVirtual on ThursdayJon Belgrad joined Knight Foundation as Miami program associate in May 2019. His work focuses on establishing Miami as a hub of innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Knight, Belgrad helped grow Pacific54, a boutique digital marketing agency in Miami, serving startups, universities, banks, and non-profits. A self-taught marketer and hobbyist glassblower, Belgrad started his career at a B2B SaaS startup in San Francisco and has spent time building an…

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WiSE24 Black Founders Rising Pitch | Women’s Startup Lab

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

To access this session, you MUST click here to register for the WiSE24 conference. Please use discount code VentureCafeWiSE for your complimentary ticket.Venture Cafe Miami is a proud Community Partner for WiSE24, one of the world's largest online pitch events for female entrepreneurs hosted by Women's Startup Lab! For 24 hours, you'll have access to exciting breakout sessions and international pitch competitions featuring female entrepreneurs around the globe. We are featuring select sessions as part of the #VCMVirtual line up this week!Get inspired, ready…

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Office Hours: Storytelling for Nonprofits & Social Good | Ana Mantica, Miami Dade College Foundation

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)I'm Ana, a journalist & storyteller living in Miami. I care about People + Place + Purpose and have 15+ years of experience as a writer and editor for women's magazines in NYC, travel, lifestyle, higher education, nonprofits, and philanthropy. I currently serve as director of communications and digital engagement for Miami Dade College Foundation. Prior, I was Editorial Manager for The Miami Foundation.If you’re a nonprofit or…

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The Future of Governance with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) | Government Blockchain Association – Miami

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Join the Government Blockchain Association of Miami for our first virtual blockchain meetup!We will be going over the concept of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and their potential, as well as relations to venture capital funds. What is a DAO?A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), sometimes labeled a decentralized autonomous corporation (DAC), is an organization represented by rules encoded as a computer program that is transparent, controlled by shareholders and…

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Road to Recovery: An Artists’ COVID-19 Resource Workshop | Life is Art, Inc.

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)The arts are integral to daily life, yet they are often the ones to lose funding first during a budgetary crises. We hear about support for arts organizations, but what about the artists and creatives themselves? Join this session to learn about the many resources available to artists in all disciplines to recover from the hardships of the COVID-19 lockdown!As an artist, creative, independent contractor or even solopreneur,…

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#CafeConvo: Advancing Equity Through Innovation with Karen Barnes | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. June 18th6:00 - 6:30  Advancing Equity Through Innovation with Karen Barnes, Executive Director of Venture Cafe Winston-Salem6:30 - 7:00  Connecting Globally Through…

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#CafeConvo: Connecting Globally Through Innovation with Zara Crichton | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. June 18th6:00 - 6:30  Advancing Equity Through Innovation with Karen Barnes, Executive Director of Venture Cafe Winston-Salem6:30 - 7:00  Connecting Globally Through…

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WiSE24 Digital Social Transformation & Innovation: Lessons from Taiwan | Women’s Startup Lab

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

To access this session, you MUST click here to register for the WiSE24 conference. Please use discount code VentureCafeWiSE for your complimentary ticket.Venture Cafe Miami is a proud Community Partner for WiSE24, one of the world's largest online pitch events for female entrepreneurs hosted by Women's Startup Lab! For 24 hours, you'll have access to exciting breakout sessions and international pitch competitions featuring female entrepreneurs around the globe. We are featuring select sessions as part of the #VCMVirtual line up this week!For this session,…

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Diversity & Inclusion in the Funding Ecosystem | Florida Venture Forum

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click here to join the session at #VCMVirtualThe Florida Venture Forum & Florida Venture Education Foundation present Capital Matters: A Live Webinar Series. This session will address issues with diversity and inclusion in the funding ecosystem. Speakers include:Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Venture Cafe MiamiNatalie Buford Young, DeloitteDavid Chitester, Seedfunders Opportunity FundLeslie Frecon, LFE CapitalReamonn Soto, SensatekCarolyn Mathis, Harbor View (Moderator) 

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Office Hours: Accelerating Social Impact I Radical Partners

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Radical Partners is a social impact accelerator. We identify issues that matter most to the future of our city and 1) accelerate the work of change-makers tackling those issues head-on; 2) mobilize innovators, investors, and leaders with the community at large to collectively generate solutions together.We are committed to meaningfully impacting South Florida by supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit and for-profit social impact ventures. Over the course of the last 4 years we have helped scale and launch over 50…

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Putting Racial Equity Into Action In Your Innovation Ecosystem | Forward Cities

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Click here to join the session at #VCMVirtual on Thursday! Innovation communities are the laboratories where pathways to inclusive economic development can be pioneered. In the absence of support structures, underestimated entrepreneurs have been forging their own paths relying on the unique assets and social networks of their local neighborhoods and communities of belonging.Historic and present-day, systemic racial inequities create countless barriers for entrepreneurs of color regardless of industry. So many existing and emerging startups are founded by underrepresented, under-connected, under-resourced,…

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Intellectual Property, Media and Internet Law Office Hours | Alexander Loveyko

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

STEP 1: Book Your Appointment Now!.STEP 2: Click here to join your appointment at #VCMVirtual (Thursdays only)Alexander Loveyko is an Associate Attorney in the offices of IP, Media, and Entertainment law firm ChaseLawyers. As part of his current diverse practice, he represents start-up owners, entrepreneurs, online course creators, social media influencers, website, and mobile app owners, fashion designers, inventors, Amazon store owners, as well as moviemakers, musical and visual artists, and international athletes. He can assist and guide you through the confusing and intricate…

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COVID Conversations: Millennial-Led Resiliency Initiatives in Hialeah | Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chair

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Miami-Dade County Millennial Board Chairman David Capelli is leading conversations with local leaders speakers each week to build a more equitable and connected Miami during COVID-19. Sessions are informative and interactive with the goal of building local resilience, community capacity, and driving action for local COVID-19 response and other community issues.This week topic: Millennial-Led Resiliency Initiatives in HialeahJoin Christensen Medina, rising community leader, to learn more about GoneMIA,…

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#CafeConvo: Activating Creatives for Stronger Communities with Mojo | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. 6:00 - 6:30  Activating Creatives for Stronger Communities with Mojo6:30 - 7:00  Cultivating Creativity in Community with Nadia Payan

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#CafeConvo: Cultivating Creativity in Community with Nadia Payan | Venture Cafe Miami + Friends

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

To join: Please click here to check-in at #VCMVirtual and access this session (Thursday only)Grab your drink or dinner (or both!) and head to the (Global) Cafe Space for a Community Chat and virtual networking with VCM Executive Director Leigh-Ann Buchanan and Friends. Each chat will feature special guests to help lead engaging discussions with the Venture Cafe Global community. 6:00 - 6:30  Activating Creatives for Stronger Communities with Mojo6:30 - 7:00  Cultivating Creativity in Community with Nadia Payan

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