Inaugural LATAM Tech Meetup brought to you by eMerge Americas




Tech Meetup

Funding a startup – LatAm Tech Miami, Inaugural Event

Come to the inaugural Latam Tech Meetup in Miami brought to you by eMerge Americas. Members of the tech community, including noted entrepreneurs and investors, will discuss trends and opportunities in the convergence of startups + technology between NYC, SF, Miami and Latin America.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Miami, FL

The LatamTech Meetup was first started in NYC and SF. The inaugural event in Miami will feature How to fund a Startup with our Special Guests:


johnpaulmilciunas[1]John Milciunas (Accelerator Ventures). John is Enprepreneur in residence at Acelerator Ventures as SF based venture capital firm that invest in early stage tech companies. John has over 13 years experience working with start-up companies. John was CEO of SPI Dynamics, an Atlanta based web security start-up that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $90MM. John Paul also spent 3 years in Silicon Valley working for Scient as a business strategy consultant. He began his career at S1 and was part of the team that created the world’s first Internet bank, SFNB.

nicoberardi-1Nico Berardi (Managing Director of Accelerated Growth Partners) – Nico is the Managing Director of AGP. A Miami investment angel group. Nico has been selected as a Young American Leader by Harvard Business School, Top 100 Innovators of Argentina by BGH, GameChanger by the Miami Chamber of Commerce and showcased at Yahoo! The Innovators series. Nico has spoken at TEDx Miami

edbolland-1[1]Ed Boland (Principal at Scout Ventures) – Ed is a a principal at Scout Ventures, Scout Ventures is a premier “Series Seed” technology investor. Through more than 40 investments, Scout is the first stop for companies moving from angel to institutional investors.



Derrick Ashong, an AFropolitan, Musician, Entrepreneur. Founder/CEO of He brings good things to life.


  • 7:00 Drinks & Snacks
  • 7:30 Panel
  • 8:15 Networking


Adrian Avendaño, founder of the Latin America Tech Meetup in NYC and SF and CEO of Peoplehunt. Adrian was born in Mexico City, raised in New York City, and has lived in Chile, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, UK, and San Francisco. His obsession is making things that change the world. He started his fist company in Ireland in 2008. Since then he has been starting tech companies that connect people face to face.Yahoo bio press

Felipe Saenz, born in Colombia, grew up in Miami, now based in New York. Felipe is the Founder & CEO of a startup to aggregate media – focusing on music, and co-organizer of the LatAm Tech Meetup. The music startup is a platform that digitizest he middle man for musicians and later on for any type of digital content creator, we’re starting with aggregating music. Some backers including a University part of Berklee’s College of Music. Felipe has also gathered his team of five, to make his startup a reality.


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