Entrepreneurship

Camila Souza, From PFunk to Tech Cocktails

Camila Souza or Cami as her friends call her was born in Brazil and raised in Peru, a globe trotter whose communications work has spanned from organizations like Greenpeace International, The Organization of Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) where she worked to empower the indigenous community of Mapuches in Chile. Now in Miami, she

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Austin Allan, Tio Gazpacho – Startup Founder

Austin Allan is the founder of Tio Gazpacho, an innovative Spanish inspired cold soup start-up. He was born in NJ.  School at Washington University in St. Louis.  Studied Spanish Lit and Marketing.  Studied in Madrid.  Moved to Barcelona after college. Then DC and NYC for four years each. Our City Thoughts:  Why have you decided to build your startup in

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Decharging a Buzzword at eMerge Americas 2014

By Adam Goldberg There’s something going around Emerge this inaugural year. No, not advertisements disguised as panel questions (that happens at every conference). It’s this word, the same way 2013’s word was “Social Media”. When we were kids, anything from a too-clever question to a chair-slamming tantrum was considered “disruptive”. Kids would trudge (or get pulled) to the principal’s office

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Brian Brackeen Founder & CEO – Kairos

Q&A with Brian Brackeen Founder & CEO – Kairos is creating a world without fraud via facial recognition. Our City Thoughts: Why did you come to Miami? Brian Brackeen: I actually came here around 5 years ago, I was consultant and traveling a bunch. I could live anywhere in the world and I thought… “This is my chance!, I can

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Wyncode, Co-Founders

Our City Thoughts: Why did you decide to create in Miami? Wyncode Founders: We love what’s happening in Miami right now, especially in tech. The city is in transformation and there is so much incredible potential. We want to play a small role in making Miami a destination for people beyond the great weather! OCT: What does your org do?

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Melissa Medina-Schnur, eMerge Americas

Melissa Medina-Schnur, 34, is a creative and driven business professional who can be best described as dynamic and inspired. As President of the Medina foundation, Melissa defined the foundation’s mission as funding local initiatives that focus on mentoring children and empowering families by enhancing education and quality of life. Melissa is the Vice President of Strategic Engagement of the Technology

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Luis Angel, GetMyRx Founder

Luis Angel is the founder of GetMyRx. His mobile app connects patients with pharmacies at the tap of a button, transforming the entire medication purchase experience while reducing prescription leakage. His background is in technology and healthcare in both start-up and corporate environments with up to $500 million under his responsibility. OCT: Why did you create in Miami? LA: GetMyRx

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Rodolfo Saccoman, AdMobilize Founder

Rodolfo Saccoman, graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and received his MBA from the University of Miami, Rodolfo went on to serve as the Director of Online Marketing at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach. He spent ten years establishing & growing their online presence as well as developing several software systems. Rodolfo switched gears thereafter and began a

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