Start-Up City: Miami hits immediately after ULTRA Music Festival
As start-ups continue to transform the way Americans live, allowing us to select a playlist that fits our mood or order groceries at the touch of an app, The Atlantic and The Atlantic Cities present the second annualStart-Up City: Miami, a marquee event on the national urban tech revolution and its impact on South Florida. Held in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this year’s event—taking place Monday, March 31—will gather leading entrepreneurs and thinkers for a series of conversations on what makes a successful start-up—from the importance of scaling and funding, to the best places to incubate talent, to Miami as a hub for the Latin American start-up ecosystem.
Tickets for Start-Up City: Miami are on sale now.
Start-Up City: Miami will connect attendees with the influential minds behind the national start-up scene: spanning the foodie revolution, education and e-learning, music, design, and technology. Joining the event are Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator; Laura Maydón, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami; Ilan Zechory, Founder of Rap Genius; Michael Jones, Chief Technology Advocate and Co-Founder of Google Earth; Philip Levine, Mayor of Miami Beach; David Porter, Founder and CEO of 8tracks; Joanna Schwartz, CEO of EarlyShares, and more. A full list of speakers and complete agenda follows.
Urban studies expert Richard Florida, Co-Founder and Editor at Large of The Atlantic Cities and Senior Editor of The Atlantic, will lead the day’s discussions. On the day of the event, Florida and the Martin Prosperity Institute at The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will release the comprehensive report”Startup City: The Urban Shift in Venture Capital and High Technology”that shows the high-tech startup sector is shifting back to both the urban center and mixed-use, transit-friendly suburbs.
Steve Clemons, Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE and Washington Editor-at-Large ofThe Atlantic; Carol Coletta, Vice President for Community and National Initiatives at the Knight Foundation; Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor for The Atlantic’s technology channel; Iain Shovlin, Chairman of TechWeek; and Camila Souza, Writer and Community Manager at Tech Cocktail, will also serve as event moderators.
A full program agenda, which is subject to change, is attached below. Members of the media interested in attending the event or requesting video coverage should email The Atlantic’s Anna Bross (firstname.lastname@example.org). For those unable to attend in person, the event will be webcast live online. The conversation can also be followed online via @Atlantic_LIVE, @
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