Join us in celebrating the launch of our new tech hub StartUP FIU WEST KENDALL, a community space devoted to the learning, developing, and testing of emerging technologies.
We invite you to discover our community space in a night of great conversation, libation, local startups and much more. The night will include guest speakers from Dell/Alienware, LifeWallet and Topp Solutions, a local Miami tech startups showcase, networking opportunity, food trucks, and the ability to leave your mark on our space…. come make StartUP FIU West Kendall your own.
Schedule of Events:
- 6:00pm – Registration & Food Trucks
- 7:00 pm – West Kendall Tech Innovators Panel
- 8:00 pm – Local Startups Exhibit, Flash Talks and Opportunities to Network.
The “West Kendall Tech Innovators” Panel
Frank Azor, Vice President & General Manager Alienware, Gaming and XPS at Dell
Joe Balerdi, CEO at Topp Solutions
Norberto Menendez, CEO at LifeWallet
Emily Gresham, Assistant Vice President of Research at FIU and Co-Founder of StartUP FIU
Who should attend?
YOU. We want everyone interested in tech to come and join us, share your projects and be part of this launch! Whether you are a gamer, coder, developer, designer, entrepreneur or just curious about what we are doing, we want to meet you and welcome you to the community.
What to learn a little more about us?
What is StartUP FIU West Kendall?
StartUP FIU West Kendall is committed to the learning, developing, and testing of emerging technologies. Open to the community; we will host workshops, hold events and have co-working space free of charge. We aim to foster the tech community and create more opportunity within tech in Miami emphasizing our four pillars: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Gaming, and Robotics.
What is StartUP FIU?
StartUP FIU is an initiative developing innovation and entrepreneurship to fully leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution for FIU and the Miami community.
What are Emerging Technologies?
Glad you asked. Emerging Technologies are technologies that have perceived capability of substantially altering the business and social environment. According to the World Economic Forum, we are currently in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a “period of change driven by unprecedented technological development.” Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Autonomous Cars, Blockchain, 3D Printing, and Biotechnology will have a significant and unprecedented impact on society as we know it.
Why West Kendall?
78% of West Kendall residents commute to work outside of the community. With a population of roughly 40,000 living in West Kendall, that’s around 31,000 people driving across Miami every day. We want to fix that problem by fostering an innovative tech community to eventually bring high-paying jobs back to West Kendall making your commute a little more bearable.
Who is in our space?
We share our space with:
- Alienware – a computer hardware company, specializing in gaming.
- Topp Solutions – a certified repair facility servicing manufacturers, insurance providers, and mobile network operators.
- Life Wallet – provides a powerful solution to assess and monitor the health of their population.
- Dell – multinational computer technology company.
- You – Lastly we want YOU, the community to use our space and learn, grow and develop with us.
Follow us at @StartUPFIU
Got any questions, concerns or fresh ideas? Email us at startupWK@fiu.edu!! We would love to hear from you!