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Startup Weekend Latinx Miami
September 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 1, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, “that was my idea a few years ago!”? If you have, then that means you did not have a process for taking that idea and building it out into a prototype.
Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to…
get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
learn the process of putting your ideas into action
meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Miami
join or build an all-star team
make meaningful connections and become part of a global community
beef up your resume
Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of September 29th through October 1st!
It doesn’t matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including…
aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,
developers and other tech-related professionals,
designers of all types,
non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
students from universities and high schools,
professionals looking to switch careers,
and learners from all around Miami and the surrounding area!
For the full-weekend ticket you get:
Access to the full weekend-long event
Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
Mentoring by all-stars from the local Miami startup community
Meals all weekend
Collaboration with awesome professionals from throughout Miami
All-star judges ready to listen to your final presentations and providing expert feedback
Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni) #SWMafia
And over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!
Why LatinX in Tech?
The complex intersectionalities of the Latinx (La-teen-ex) population in the U.S. coupled with their increasing technology consumption make this ethnic group one of the most misunderstood, yet powerful communities of our time. By 2060, over a quarter of the entire U.S. population will be Latinx – that’s about 119MM people – representing over a trillion dollars of economic power.
As of 2013, Latinx Millennials and Gen-Z comprised 58% of the Latinx population. These groups are proving to be a game-changing consumer segment across markets because of the way they are influencing their communities across race, culture, politics, gender identity and language — case in point, the term Latinx.
Imagine what could happen if we gathered 500 entrepreneurially-minded Latinxs and allies over 54 hours, in 5 different cities, to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community? What if we facilitated mentorship by some of the most talented technologists, business innovators, and prominent investors?
This Startup Weekend event is part of a 5-city LatinX in Tech campaign going on throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us in this special edition of Startup Weekend Miami and help us prove that we can all learn, work, and create together in order to deliver better outcomes.
Need based scholarships available – contact us at with questions and requests [email protected]