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We are hosting Steve O'Hara, President, New World Angels World Angels: Angel Investor Speaks

October 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Steve O’Hara, President, New World Angels
Following a business career which included CEO roles in public and private companies, Steve became an active angel investor and author in 2011. After joining New World Angels (NWA) in 2012, Steve became President of this premier Florida angel investor which is comprised of 68 accredited investors who had prior successful careers in business, medicine, law, finance and technology. Since 2014, NWA has invested over $12MM into Florida start-ups and now has an active portfolio of 14 companies. NWA members range from Naples to Tampa and from Miami to Jupiter.
6:00 pm Networking
7:00 pm Fireside Chat
7:45 pm Q & A
8:00 pm Networking
Steve O’Hara – New World Angels (President)
Hosted By
Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland, Miami Chapter Director
Managing Director and founder of Laspainc Consulting. A seasoned operator whose direct approach to problems and/or opportunities is fact-based, agile, and hands-on. With the natural ability of identifying win-win situations rapidly, coupled with knowing and understanding all aspects of the business consistently delivers results needed for an organization to be successful. 
Prior Program Leader of The Startup Challenge and CREATE Accelerator at The Idea Center of Miami Dade College. CREATE Miami is an intensive experience that guides students through the venture creation process drawing from the Lean LaunchPad methodology and principles of human-centered design. A program to incubate the creation of more than 100 startups a year. Miami Dade College is the largest institution of higher education in the United States with more than 170,000 students. 
Founder of The i-LAB Startup Initiative a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation that is focused on building entrepreneurship centers in urban communities and university sectors. The i-LAB Startup initiative is open to any entrepreneur from any university or community with any idea at any stage of formation. Every cohort entrepreneur teams apply to participate in the Venture Incubation Program, a 15-week integrated program that combines mentoring, workshops and community to help the teams move their startup ideas “further, faster.” Post-graduation select teams and other qualified applicants move onto the Launch Lab, a prototype co-working space and program of funded alumni ventures.
Twitter: @StartupGrindMIA
Mark Bavisotto, CEO
Mark Bavisotto is a Partner in an Application development and Consulting company Successive Technologies.
He’s also the Regional Director for America East at Startup Grind and runs the local Chapter in Raleigh/Durham. 
Twitter: @startupbavs
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What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


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