Refresh Miami is excited for the official return of our Signature Speaker Events! For those that have been Refresh Miami members for many years, you’ll remember the incredible speakers we’ve had over the years including Alexis Ohanian, Jason Calacanis, Lenny Rachitsky, Amy Bohutinsky, Michael Seibel, Casey Winters and many more (check some of them out on our Youtube channel). We’re excited to welcome you back as well as invite newer members to experience a Refresh Miami Signature Speaker Event for the first time.
The purpose of our Signature Speaker Events are to educate, inspire, connect and grow the Miami Tech & Startup ecosystem while highlighting both local success stories and those building incredible companies around the world.
We’re delighted to kick off the year with a fireside chat between Karl Alomar, Managing Partner of M13 and former COO of Digital Ocean, and Saif Ishoof, founder of Lab22c.
A big thanks to our sponsor, Northeastern University, for helping make this event possible and for supporting #MiamiTech!
As DigitalOcean’s COO, Karl Alomar built the business from first product to >500 employees & $250M ARR over six years and prepared it for its eventual IPO (NYSE: DOCN). Having previously managed and exited two startups over a 20 year operating career, Karl is now M13’s Managing Partner and oversees its day-to-day operations.
Saif Ishoof is the founder of Lab22c, serving as a thought partner to companies, founders, funders, and institutions that are looking to grow and scale their impact and reach in Miami’s innovation ecosystem.
Raised in Miami, Saif is an expert on how the forces of disruption are transforming how we learn, work, and play. Saif has been recognized with several prestigious distinctions including as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a scholar of the German Marshall Fund, and as an Aspen Institute Fellow for Civil Society. Saif is a frequently sought-after advisor and board member to venture & private-equity backed companies. He is also a speaker and writer on subjects including innovation, talent, American competitiveness, the Future of Work, and Web 3.0.
Saif previously served as the Vice President for Engagement at Florida International University and as the founding Senior Advisor for Innovation & Technology to City of Miami Mayor, Francis Suarez.
6PM – 6:30PM: Networking, drinks and light bites
6:30PM – 7:30PM: Fireside chat and Q&A
7:30PM – 8PM: Additional networking
Anyone interested in technology, startups, investing, scaling a business, meeting other people in the Miami Tech ecosystem, or just learning something new!
Note: While this event is free and open to the public, Refresh Miami paid members are given advanced notice of events and have VIP access to registration. To learn more about Refresh Miami membership, click here.
Northeastern will launch its newest campus in Miami, a move that will bring the university’s signature experiential learning model to the rapidly growing economy of South Florida. The university’s 14th campus will be based in the Wynwood neighborhood and offer educational programs with a focus on technology, health care and finance. To learn more please visit: https://miami.northeastern.edu/
Cerveceria La Tropical is a craft brewery and lush tropical garden in the heart of Wynwood, Miami. Established in 1888, Cuba’s oldest brewery, is now one of Miami’s youngest. Over a century in the making and inspired by the tropics, bringing refreshing craft beers full of sun, fun and rhythm to beverage consumers everywhere. Enjoy the perfect cerveza crafted for all that LIVE PASSIONATELY! Salud!
Parking: There is no parking lot available at this venue, however there may be metered parking spots available on the surrounding streets.
Each attendee must be on the registration list in order to gain entry to the event. There will be no walk-in spots available for this event.
Aggressive behavior or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Attendees exhibiting unacceptable behavior will be required to leave immediately.
Founded in 2006, Refresh Miami is the city’s oldest and largest tech and startup community with over 15,500 members. With a mission to educate, inspire, connect and grow the South Florida tech and startup ecosystem; Refresh delivers Miami’s technology news daily, produces events with top-notch speakers, curates introductions amongst its members, and connects talent with opportunities via our job board and upcoming talent network. To lean more, visit: refreshmiami.com.
Refresh provides strategic partnership opportunities for companies looking to grow their presence locally and become a well-recognized brand among the tech and startup community. To learn more, visit our Partner with Refresh page.
Refresh Miami will be taking digital photography and/or videography throughout the event. The photographs and/or video may be used across our platforms, including our website, email newsletters, social media channels, Youtube channel, media releases, and marketing materials. Refresh Miami does not intend to use these photographs/videos in any manner other than for the purposes stated above. By registering for this event, you grant permission for Refresh Miami to use your photograph/video in this manner.
Q: Is there parking available?
A: There is no parking lot available at this venue, however there may be metered parking spots available on the surrounding streets.
Q: Can I bring a friend?
A: Each attendee must be on the registration list in order to gain entry to the event. There will be no walk-in spots available for this event.
Q: How can I get involved with future Refresh Miami events?
A: Refresh provides strategic partnership opportunities for companies looking to grow their presence locally and become a well-recognized brand among the tech and startup community. To learn more, visit: www.refreshmiami.com/partner
Q: I’m interested in the sponsors, how can I get in touch with them?