Startup Angels, a global platform that provides services to new angel investors, will host the AngelSummit Americas conference at the InterContinental Miami on Thursday and Friday in the lead up to the eMerge Americas technology conference.
AngelSummit Americas aims to convene more than 300 investors, entrepreneurs and industry and community leaders from across the Americas to discuss ways to unleash the potential of startup investors in Miami and globally, said Leslie Jump, founder and CEO of Startup Angels. Speakers include Bedy Yang of 500 Startups; Marc Nager of Techstars; Alex Mittal of FundersClub, John McIntire of Cuba Emprende, Guibert Englebienne of Globant and Adriana Cisneros of Cisneros. Community partners include AGP Miami, CREATE Miami, and Endeavor Miami, as well as global partners such as Techstars, 500 Startups, the Global Accelerator Network, the Latino Startup Alliance and Startupbootcamp. The conference will feature sessions on investing in Cuba, developing strong angel networks, the new investment platforms and finding opportunities in Latin America.
“The AngelSummit will connect local investors with the best startup investment practices, and inspire them to invest in Miami’s emerging entrepreneurs and our city’s future,” said Matt Haggman, Miami program director of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which provided a $125,000 grant to bring the conference to Miami. Lack of a strong capital network has been one of the South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem’s biggest challenges.
As part of a partnership with eMerge Americas, AngelSummit participants will have the opportunity to attend eMerge Americas April 18-19, while eMerge participants will be able to attend AngelSummit Americas. Startup Angels’ mission is to increase the number of startup investors across the U.S. and around the world. For more information and to register, visit americas.angelsummit.io.