Start-Up City Miami: Summit on Urban Tech Growth


With start-up culture and investment permeating Miami, The Atlantic presents Start-Up City: Miami, an annual gathering of ideas and inventors shaping the local—and global—start-up scene. The full-day program, in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will take over the New World Center on Monday, March 30, 2015. Tickets are now available.

Building on the energy of the previous two years, the event will feature the people and companies at the heart of Miami’s start-up revolution who also serve as models for the growing brand of entrepreneurship and innovation in cities around the world.

“We are thrilled to be coming back to Miami. This will be a high energy day that captures the sense of possibility in this city and beyond. It will be a great place for making connections within the start-up community and for learning about what is building all around us,” said Margaret Low Smith, President of AtlanticLIVE.

“Since launching Start-Up City: Miami two years ago, the city’s start-up scene has grown immensely,” said Matt Haggman, Miami program director for Knight Foundation. “We’re excited to bring the key players together again with national leaders to cement Miami’s reputation as a place where ideas are built.”

In its two years, Start-Up City: Miami has featured dozens of speakers whose work is transforming education, music, design, food, and technology. Previous attendees include Sam Altman of Y Combinator; Tony Hsieh of Zappos; Laura Maydon of Endeavor Miami; Ilan Zechory of Rap Genius; Michael Jones of Google Earth; Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine; and Joanna Schwartz of EarlyShares.

Editors from The Atlantic and will lead the conversations. Among them: urban studies expert Richard Florida, editor at large of CityLab; Steve Clemons, Washington editor of The Atlantic; Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic; and Mary Louise Kelley, contributing editor to AtlanticLIVE.