FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center
Our aim at FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of our students campus-wide, alumni and the community at large by providing the tools and building networks to make your vision (whether an idea or existing venture) a success.
Our Center will support you as you embark on your journey through the entrepreneurial ecosystem: LEARN through our educational and outreach programs, CONNECT with experienced entrepreneurs and professionals and apply the opportunities we offer to EVOLVE through this process.
For more information about FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, please visit: entrepreneurship.fiu.edu.
About the Conference
The Americas Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) provides a unique forum for innovative enterprises to showcase their ventures and to network with established firms seeking alliances, as well as potential investors. Now in its fourth year, Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center will host the AVCC: Healthcare Innovation and Venture Capital on December 11th and 12th, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
The conference will spotlight new ventures in Florida and the Americas (including early and mid-stage companies and a student track) in the healthcare sector, from products and processes to service delivery and new business models. With new policies such as the Affordable Care Act and daunting challenges and boundless opportunities throughout the Americas, the agenda will offer all those connected with healthcare the opportunity to exchange ideas and get a first look at solutions and investment options. Additionally, companies can apply to be selected to pitch before investor groups at the conference.
Interactive presentations, concurrent panel sessions, and a student showcase will facilitate learning, sharing, networking and deal-making. In addition to distinguished keynote speakers, AVCC 2013 will address mobile health, big data, innovative technologies and services, accountable care organizations, health supply chain management, and best practices from universities in commercializing health technologies.
2013 Americas Venture Capital Conference Program Committee
Dr. Jerry Haar, FIU College of Busines
Mike Fernandez, MBF Healthcare Partners
2013 Committee Members
Thomas Avazian, Managing Director – Sales Executive, Healthcare Treasury Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Marcelo Ballona – CEO, Synergic
Neera Bhansali – Director, MS in Health Informatics, FIU College of Business
Nancy Borkowski – Director, Health MBA Program, FIU College of Business
Craig Burson – Partner, HIG
Matthew E. Cole – Partner, North Bay Equity Partners
Ernie Diaz – President, TD Bank, South Florida
Alexander Fernandez – Senior Associate, MBF Healthcare Partners
Norberto “Tito” Gill – CEO, MapYourStartUp
Jerry Haar – Director, Pino Center, FIU College of Business
Ranu Jang – Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Jack Karabees – President, Consult a Doctor
David Klock – Dean, FIU College of Business
Steven Luis – Director, Business Administration, FIU College of Engineering
Fernando Martinez – National Pracice Director, Beacon Partners
David McDonald- CEO & Partner, Lift 1428 and Project Lift
Melissa Medina – Schnur – President, Medina Family Foundation
Amir Mirmiran – Dean, College of Engineering, FIU
Ben Mollere – Coporate VP, Baptist Health
Benjamin Porritt – CEO, Outsideeyes.com
Elizabeth Rockowitz – Associate Dean of Health IT, FIU
Joseph Sawyer – Vice President of Marketing, CareCloud
Lissette Stancioff – Senior Counsel, Cisneros Group of Companies
Allen Taylor – Director, Global Network, Endeavor
Mike Tomás – CEO & President, Bioheart, Inc. and The ASTRIGroup
Roberto Vainrub – Managing Director, Financial Partners Capital Management
Fernando Valverde – Assoicate Dean of Medicine, FIU
Ricardo Weisz – President, NorthVest
Michael Wasserman – Partner, HIG