About Us

About Us


About Us

Founded in 2006, Refresh Miami has served as the hub of Miami Tech for 15 years. As a 501c3 non-profit, our mission is to educate, inspire, connect and grow South Florida’s tech and startup ecosystem.

As the oldest and largest tech & startup community in the state, Refresh Miami members get a front-row seat to learn from top-notch founders, innovators and technology professionals from across the country. They expand their skills through Refresh Miami’s in-depth educational workshops, read about who is scaling, exiting and relocation here through Refresh News, grow their teams through the Refresh Job Board, and learn about the resources available to them through Refresh’s Resource directories. Pulling it all together is Refresh’s weekly email newsletter which keeps the ecosystem “in-the- know” on all things tech and startups in South Florida.

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Humble Beginnings

Refresh Miami started out as a handful of strangers talking tech over coffee at a local Starbucks. A decade and a half later, we’ve grown to a community over 13,000 strong. Each month, we gather hundreds of entrepreneurs and technology professionals together to discuss the latest trends and advances in technology and entrepreneurship.

Meet the Team

Brian Breslin


Maria Derchi Russo Executive Director

Nancy Dahlberg
Head Writer & Editor