Do you dream of start-up success? Do you want to rake in so much venture capital that you become completely out of touch with the average American, buy your high school crush's affection, and build a castle in Silicon Valley?
You can live your wildest tech fantasies at The Atlantic's Start-Up City, a blowout designed to maximize the entrepreneurial escapades of South Florida techies. Forget Northern Cali -- Miami could be the next big thing.
Tons of successful speakers will be on hand to inspire the entrepreneur in everyone. Gifting the masses with their start-up savvy will be Y Combinator president Sam Altman, 8tracks founder David Porter, Endeavor Miami's Laura Maydón, and plenty of other heavyweights. Expect a day-long geek-fest including panel discussions, headline interviews, and keynote case studies from innovators, experts, and people who know a lot more than you do. Check out the full agenda below.
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8:45 a.m.: Guest arrival and registration
9:10 a.m.: Welcome remarks
9:30 a.m.: Headline Interview
Michael Jones, Co-Creator of Google Earth and Chief Technology Advocate for Google
9:50 a.m.: Start-Up Cities: Miami's Entrepreneurs Succeeding in Lifestyle and Other Businesses
Roger Duarte, Co-Founder of My Ceviche
John Hall, Executive Director of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College
Joel Pollock, Co-Founder of Panther Coffee
Leticia Pollock, Co-Founder of Panther Coffee
10:25 a.m.: Interview
Colin Raney, Managing Director of IDEO
10:50 a.m.: Case Study: Learner Nation
Michael McCord, Co-Founder of Learner Nation
Michael Laas, Co-Founder of Learner Nation
11:00 a.m.: Headline Interview
Josh Linkner, Founder of ePrize and CEO of Detroit Rock Ventures
11:30 a.m.: Headline Interview
Ilan Zechory, Co-Founder of Rap Genius
12:00 p.m.: Interview
Felecia Hatcher, Founder of Code Fever
12:15 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m.: Headline Interview
Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator
1:30 p.m.: Headline Interview
Philip Levine, Mayor of Miami Beach
1:50 p.m.: Urban Case Studies: How the Best Places Incubate Talent
Demian Bellumio, Chief Operating Officer of Senzari
Brian Brackeen, Founder and CEO of Kairos
Wifredo Fernandez, Co-founder and CEO of The LAB Miami
Maurice Ferré, Founder and CEO of MAKO Surgical
2:30 p.m.: Headline Interview
Paul Singh, Founder of Disruption Corporation and Crystal Tech Fund and Co-Founder of 500 Startups
2:55 p.m.: Designing for Growth and Scaling to Success
Sean Ammirati, Partner at Birchmere Ventures
Laura Maydón, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami
Steve Repetti, Co-Founder of CrunchFire Ventures
Alex Robbio, Co-Founder of Belatrix Software
3:30 p.m.: Miami as a Hub for the Latin American Start-up Ecosystem
Gonzalo Costa, Co-Founder and Director of NXTP Labs
Gonzalo Martin-Villa, CEO of WAYRA
Manny Medina, Founder of Terremark and Technology Foundation of the Americas
Andres Moreno, Founder and CEO of Open English
4:05 p.m.: Funding the Dream
Juan Pablo Cappello, Co-Founder of idea.me
Peter Kellner, Co-Founder of Endeavor Global and Founder and Managing Partner of Richmond Global LLC
Melissa Krinzman, Co-Founder and Partner of Krillion Ventures and Founder and Managing Director of Venture Architects
Joanna Schwartz, CEO of EarlyShares
4:35 p.m.: Closing Keynote Interview
David Porter, Founder and CEO of 8tracks
5:00 p.m.: Program concludes
This is the time to maximize those budding opportunities and find yourself an angel investor, stat. That custom-built, diamond-accented matte-black Maserati ain't gonna buy itself.
Start-Up City comes Monday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $75 via cvent.com. Visit events.theatlantic.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.