212121 Digital Accelerator is a mentorship-driven seed stage accelerator program located in Rio de Janeiro (21) and New York City (212). Our 6 month long program is concentrated on building successful companies focused on the exploding digital market in Brazil. Admission to 21212 is highly competitive – hundreds of companies apply, but only 10 are accepted to participate and complete the program. Each admitted company receives seed funding, shared office space, hands-on mentoring and the chance to pitch to the world’s best angel investors and venture capitalists. 21212 is recognized today as the leading digital accelerator in Brazil. For more information, please visit: 212121 Digital Accelerator is a mentorship-driven seed stage accelerator program located in Rio de Janeiro (21) and New York City (212). Our 6 month long program is concentrated on building successful companies focused on the exploding digital market in Brazil. Admission to 21212 is highly competitive – hundreds of companies apply, but only 10 are accepted to participate and complete the program. Each admitted company receives seed funding, shared office space, hands-on mentoring and the chance to pitch to the world’s best angel investors and venture capitalists. 21212 is recognized today as the leading digital accelerator in Brazil. For more information, please visit www.21212.com.
Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Uniting opinion leaders to exchange ideas and create solutions to the challenges of the Americas today.
The Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), founded by David Rockefeller in the mid-1960’s, are the premier international business organizations that address contemporary political, social and economic issues facing Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. We unite senior-level representatives from both the public and private sectors, with our mission to foster debate and dialogue on key issues facing the Hemisphere.
Anjos do Brasil
Anjos do Brasil is a angel investor network dedicated to foster angel investment for supporting inovative entrepreneurs in Brazil. It was founded by Cassio Spina, a entrepreneur and a angel investor with over 25 years experience in tech industry (see more at http://www.crunchbase.com/person/cassio-spina-3) .
Receiving support of major brazilian institutions related to entrepreneurship and investments, such as Endeavor Brasil, ABVCAP, BM&F BOVESPA, FIESP/CJE, Brazil Innovators, etc. (see full list here), Anjos do Brasil is commited to connect investors with entrepreneurs in order to help growing new business in Brazil.
Associação Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture capital (ABVCAP)
The Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 that represents the industry and promotes the development of long-term investments. In 11 years of existence, ABVCAP has helped to improve industry conditions for GPs and LPs, advance understanding about the industry and promote best practices that are aligned with international industry standards.
ABVCAP´s membership includes more than 180 members, representing key active players in the Brazilian private equity and venture capital community. ABVCAP members comprise institutional investors including Brazil´s major pension funds, local and international general partners and service providers among others.
Angel Ventures Mexico
Angel Ventures México manages Angel Investor Networks, facilitating access to early stage venture capital for entrepreneurs and presenting structured projects to investors. With over 130 accredited investors in over 5 chapters, they have financed 9 deals for over 9.2 MM. They are now launching a 20MM Coinvestment Fund to empower investors and entrepreneurs, helping bridge the gap.
As Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, The Beacon Council has worked to enhance our community by facilitating business investment and promoting our area as the ideal location for businesses to operate. Since its creation in 1985, The Beacon Council has assisted over 800 companies which have created more than 55,000 direct jobs, retained more than 16,000 existing jobs, and added more than $2.8 billion in new capital investment to our community.
Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
The CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association was founded in 1974 and is the sole national representative of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. Its over 1800 members are firms and organizations which manage the majority of Canada’s pools of capital designated to be committed to venture capital and private equity investments. CVCA members’ collectively manage over $85 billion.
CVCA’s members actively collaborate to increase the flow of capital into the industry and expand the range of profitable investment opportunities. This is accomplished by the CVCA undertaking a wide variety of initiatives, ranging from developing comprehensive performance and valuation statistics, education and networking activities to promoting the industry’s interests with governments and regulatory agencies.
Join over 600 private capital professionals at the industry’s largest Canadian annual conference taking place in Montreal from May 23-25, 2012.
Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion
The Latin American Council of Management Schools – CLADEA, is one of the largest networks of business schools worldwide. This international organization provides a system of global cooperation and reciprocal membership has links with leading academic institutions in the world. The governing body is composed of the President, CEO and Executive Coordinator and a Steering Committee, Academic Committee and the executive team headquarters, which is responsible for the areas of marketing and communications.
Currently, CLADEA has 182 member institutions – both private and public-owned Latin America, North America, Europe and Oceania.
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to foster and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of the Coral Gables community. Created in 1925 by Coral Gables founder George E. Merrick, the Chamber is comprised of businesses and professionals whose goal is to expand the economy of the area. The Chamber hosts a variety of events each month, creating an opportunity for business leaders to network, connect and strengthen relationships.
The Entrepreneur Week (EW)
The Entrepreneur Week (EW) is a global platform that runs in premier Global cities around the world to connect young idea-stage innovators to hundred million dollar revenue generators. Aspiring entrepreneurs Complete the Global Entrepreneur Rotation Program across 3 cities to learn, create, connect and execute their start-ups.
As the centerpiece of the event, supporters are seamlessly integrated into our global multimedia platform, built for optimizing engagement with founders and CEOs in an intimate environment where enterprise, innovation and connection flourish through the following stages:
- Stimulating Entrepreneurial Mindsets
- Enhancing Skill Sets & Product Knowledge/Value
- Turning Ideas Into & Scaling Businesses
- Supporting Competitiveness Through Inspiration, Tools, Resources and Leveraging Social Networks
Registration is open for the next EW, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 22nd to 26th of October, 2012. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.entrepreneurweek.net.
Endeavor transforms the economies of emerging markets by identifying and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs.
High-impact entrepreneurs have the biggest ideas and most ambitious plans. They have the potential to create thriving companies that employ hundreds, even thousands of people, and generate millions of wages and revenues. And they have the power to inspire countless others.
Endeavor targets only entrepreneurs with high-impact potential. We scour a country for these entrepreneurs, help them break down a society’s barriers to success, offer world-class strategic advice, and open doors to capital. With Endeavor’s guidance, they become role models, encourage others to innovate and take risks, and create sustainable economic growth.
Together, Endeavor and high-impact entrepreneurs are changing industries, communities and entire countries.
Florida International Bankers Association
The Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), Inc is a non profit trade association founded in 1979. Its membership includes banks from 18 countries spanning 4 continents, including some of the largest banks from Europe, the U.S. and Latin America that are active in international trade and finance in our hemisphere.
FIBA has long been recognized by industry peers and regulators for its serious commitment to the growth of international trade and finance. FIBA also takes a proactive position in education, offering in person and on line training in nearly every area of international banking.
Florida Alternative Investment Association (FLAIA)
Formed in 2007, the Florida Alternative Investment Association (formerly South Florida Hedge Fund Managers) is an exclusive not-for-profit money manager association, dedicated to informing and uniting the growing population of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach and Naples hedge fund managers, fund of fund managers, analysts, and traders.
Let’s grow our business together.
To learn more, please visit: www.flaia.org.
Florida Venture Sourcing
Florida Venture Sourcing is an online community of Florida technology venture startups, investors and mentors. We provide Florida’s technology startups with a place to describe their company, their product or service, the markets they address and visibility to Florida technology investors and mentors. We provide Florida’s technology investors with a place to find Florida startup deal flow and those Floridians with “career capital”, advisors and mentors, with a place to make connections with Florida startups and help them navigate the startup process. We also aggregate all of the news, events, deals, service providers, and jobs in the Florida startup community. Our weekly newsletter is received by nearly everyone in Florida involved in the technology venture community. We also host a quarterly startup pitch competition in Orlando – VenturePitch Orlando. For more information, please visit www.floridaventuresourcing.com.
Founders Network is a high quality community of technology startup founders who share expertise and contacts to help each other quickly and effectively solve startup challenges. Our members have experience at companies like Google, Twitter, Hewlett-Packard, Salesforce.com, Oracle, Box.net and IDEO and as founders of startups with millions in venture capital funding, exponential revenue growth and several high profile exits. Unlike random event based communities, the Founders Network platform enables our members to achieve urgent business objectives with relevant expertise and introductions exactly when they need them. Our members have numerous success stories encompassing fundraising, customer development, talent acquisition and more. The Founders Network management team is led by Kevin Holmes and is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA.
Harvard Business School
Club of South Florida
The HBS Club of South Florida covers a broad geography, from Monroe County in the South through the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, the northern border. With more than 1000 alumni in our geography, we welcome club members from the most recent HBS graduating class through some of the most “experienced” alums.
The HBS Club allows members to stay in contact with fellow alumni, further their professional training, participate in community partners programs and stay linked with the broader HBS community in South Florida, Boston and elsewhere.
Activities of the HBS Club of South Florida include:
Professional Development events including luncheons and evening activities in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties
Career development and enrichment activities
Co-sponsored events with other MBA Clubs in the area
Annual Community Partners Projects for HBS alumni only
If you are currently an HBS Club member, we encourage you to explore our website to find more ways to participate. If you are not yet a member, visit the membership page for the opportunity to join the Club and participate in our various activities year-round.
First and largest Campus for startups in Latinoamerica. We combine Aceleration, Academy, Coworking Space and Investment for stratups. HubBog is the perfect place to articulate passion, creativity and innovation in information technology entrepreneurship, with a constant and systematic dynamic of investing in an inclusive environment for collaboration and training.
We create and organize meetups, networking events, lunches and parties where communities exchange and build links and competitive teams. Companies from all around the world welcome to share and establish its offices in our convenient place. We offer more than 30 courses and workshops focused in management and technical skill for internet companies. For more information, please visit hubbog.com.
Latin American Venture Capital Association
The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of private equity and venture capital in Latin America. LAVCA’s membership is comprised of over 130 firms, from leading global investment firms active in the region to local fund managers from Mexico to Argentina. Member firms control assets in excess of US$50 billion, directed at capitalizing and growing Latin American businesses.
LAVCA plays an active role in the advocacy of sound public policy, with efforts supported by the LAVCA Scorecard, an annual ranking of the PE/VC environments of 12 key markets in Latin America. LAVCA also produces targeted research and proprietary industry data, with nearly 200 firms reporting annual fundraising, exits and investments. In addition, the association’s activities include investor education programs targeting global and Latin American LPs and networking forums in the US and throughout the region. For more information, visit www.lavca.org.
Lean Startup Machine
Lean Startup Machine is the hands-on workshop for learning Lean Startup methodologies. In 3 days, acquire the skills you need to identify, test, and eliminate the barriers to a viable business model. Progress more in 3 days than most do in 6 months.
Bring your team, or come alone and form a new team Friday night.
Economic Development & International Trade
The mission of the Economic Development and International Trade (EDIT) Unit, part of the Business Affairs Division of Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, is to facilitate economic development opportunities in the areas of Business Growth and Expansion, International Trade and Commerce, and Film & Entertainment; and to promote Miami-Dade County as a global gateway.
Miami Finance Forum
The Miami Finance Forum is a not-for-profit membership organization comprised of professionals and executives from the world of finance, investment management, banking, capital markets, private equity, legal, accounting and related fields. The organization’s main objective is to provide a conduit for its members to meet on a regular basis in order to establish meaningful and relevant business relationships. Through its events, the Miami Finance Forum aims to promote networking and contact among industry professionals, provide its members with educational and career development opportunities, and to create a forum for the general advancement of South Florida as a leading global financial marketplace.
MIT Enterprise Forum
The MIT Enterprise Forum is the preeminent organization of entrepreneurs in the global innovation economy.
Founded in 1978, the MIT Enterprise Forum produces programs and events about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship for an engaged community of 50,000+ thought leaders through a network of 27 worldwide chapters.
Anyone interested in technology innovation and entrepreneurship is welcome to participate and join together to form the MIT Enterprise Forum community. MIT Enterprise Forum collaborates with hundreds of corporate and education organizations that connect members of the technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem with resources that make the commercialization of technologies faster and easier. The MIT Enterprise Forum produces 400+ world-class networking and educational events annually to connect, inspire and inform technology business leaders and enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.mitforumfl.org.
Munich Venture Summit
The Munich Venture Summit brings together talent, industry and capital in one information packed day. It is a platform for starting new business, young entrepreneurs, and investors.
When: 13. April 2012 | 9:00 – 18:00
Where: Konferenzzentrum München, Lazarettstraße 33, 80636 Munich
Nextperience (NXTP) Labs
Nextperience Labs is a Buenos Aires-based accelerator seed fund. We seek to invest and provide hands-on support and community to entrepreneurs with passion for starting up and growing their companies.
We provide seed funding, mentoring, community and office space to entrepreneurs with great ideas and execution capabilities.
For more information please visit nxtplabs.com.
The Chilean Export Promotion Bureau, ProChile, is an agency of the Department of International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. Its mission is to contribute to economic development in Chile through its promotion abroad, and sustainable internationalization of Chilean companies.
ProChile has 54 commercial offices strategically located in over 40 countries. They have specialized teams with all the know-how necessary to support Chilean exporters in international management. They also conduct a transcendental work of positioning Chile’s image in the world.
For more information, please visit rc.prochile.gob.cl
Start Up Chile
Start-Up Chile is a program created by the Chilean Government that seeks to attract high-potential, globally-oriented entrepreneurs to bootstrap their startups utilizing Chile as a platform while interacting fully within the Chilean entrepreneurship ecosystem. With the end goal of converting Chile into the innovation and entrepreneurial hub of Latin America, the plan is to have 1,000 startups participate in the program by 2014.
TekFight is a movement that brings together individuals from varying backgrounds and disciplines to foster innovation. Through a unique “Dojo” approach all participants involved advance towards a greater entrepreneurial ecosystem. Contribution and support of the Dojo, directly impacts the participants ability to gain access to transformative resources.
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Tecnológico de Monterrey was founded in 1943 by a group of visionary Mexicans led by Eugenio Garza Sada. Today, we are a university with 33 campuses across Mexico and a Virtual University which provides us with an international platform; we offer quality educational programs in Mexico, Latin America and elsewhere around the world.
Our vision is aimed at making Tecnológico de Monterrey the most respected educational institution in Latin America for the leadership of its alumni in the private, public and social sectors; the research and technological development it carries out to contribute to a knowledge-based economy; the generation and incubation of new business enterprises; collaboration in the improvement of public administration and policy; and the creation of models and innovative systems for the sustainable development of the community.
Our mission is to prepare people of integrity, ethical standards and a humanistic outlook who are internationally competitive in their field and, who, at the same time, are good citizens committed to the economic, political, social and cultural development of their communities and the sustainable use of natural resources.
Universidad EAFIT’s mission is to contribute to the country’s social, economic, scientific and cultural development through undergraduate and graduate programs that mold globally competent individuals within a framework of ideological pluralism and academic excellence, as well as through scientific and applied research carried out in permanent interaction with the private sector, government and academia.
UnleashingIdeas – Kauffman Foundation
Global Entrepreneurship Week
For one week, millions of young people around the world join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. Countries across six continents come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big. To turn their ideas into reality. To make their mark.
Wayra is a Telefonica Digital initiative whose main goal is to promote innovation and identify talent in Latin America and Europe in the fields of Internet and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Its global acceleration model helps entrepreneurs develop disruptive products and services, providing them with technological tools, qualified mentors, a cutting edge working space and the financing required to accelerate their growth. Already present in 11 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, Peru, United Kingdom and Venezuela) Wayra’s calls for projects have received more than 13,000 applications from new digital businesses, making it a leading platform for identifying technological talent in Latin America and Europe. Its offices in Bogota, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Lima, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Munich and Dublin currently host more than 170 startups.
Wharton Club of South Florida
The mission of the Wharton Club of South Florida is to provide value business education and networking opportunities for Wharton Alumni in South Florida.