2013 Workshops

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."

Steve Jobs

Gain insights on the most important

topics for every Entrepreneur in one day

Power Networking Session

Come learn from the top networking and marketing guru on how to how to sell, market and promote yourself in a way that draws in business organically - getting high-quality referrals and clients.



Michelle Villalobos, 

MIVISTA Consulting, Inc.


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Understanding & Securing Venture

Capital and Angel Investors

Need money to finance your business?  Raising venture capital is an intricate process that requires business owners to understand how to look for investors, the process of presenting your idea and if it merits VC &/or Angel funds.




Abe Cardenas

Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch




Demian Bellumio,

Venture and Angel Investor


Juan Pablo Cappello,

Principal Shareholder in the Latin American Group of Greenberg Traurig


Marco Giberti,

Angel Investor


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Gateway to the Americas Importing & Exporting

Is your business growing? Find out how to open new avenues to expand.  As the Gateway to the Americas, South Florida is one of the leading ports in the world. Learn how to identify international markets for your products, understand legal requirements for trade, and the intricacies of importing.



Mary Hernandez, 

Regional Manager Export Solutions Group Office of International Trade

U.S. Small Business Administration SBA,



Peter Quinter,

Gray Robinson, I/E Expert


Miguel Orta,

NSU Professor


Leandro Solorzano,

International Trade Expert, Department of Commerce



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Can your business survive without customers? Learn how to market strategically and boost your bottom line. Discover new trends on branding, digital & social media and how you can measure success when it comes to marketing.



Maria Harrison, 

Vice President and Director, Bullseye Strategy



Kathy Koch,  

Founder & President after Ambit Marketing


Michelle Villalobos,

MIVISTA Consulting, Inc.


Mitch Welin,

Entrepreneur and Social Media User


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Work Life Integration while Growing Your Business

Learn simple tips on how to achieve harmony and balance between work and personal life; it is achievable. Get the tools to help you discover how, as you take your business to the next level!



Durée Mellion Ross  

President, Durée & Company




Carlos Molinet,

Senior VP, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Business Bureau


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Social Entrepreneurship

How can entrepreneurship be a key element in solving social problems and generating high impact? Whether in the corporate world or non-profit sector, you can have an impact. In this workshop you will learn different entrepreneurial models that are both increasing revenue for communities and changing the world.



Jennifer Kovach,   

Director, South Florida Outreach Division

The Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship

Florida State University


Lorena Garcia Duran,

Director ASHOKA Miami & Latin America


Dennis Haas,

ARC Broward


Conchy Bretos,

Founder, Mia Consulting Group, Inc.


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How I Financed  My Business (Never Asked Questions)

First hand accounts by successful entrepreneurs who have successfully pitched and received venture funds. You will learn how to position your company for competitive advantage with a Venture Capitalist or Angel Investor.  The entrepreneurs will share: What I learned in developing my elevator pitch, how to make a pitch that sells, how to write an investment-quality business plan and market study and the “never asked questions” - what are they and how to prepare for them.



Martin J. Morin   

Small Business Banking SVP, Small Business Banking Manager Broward County




Luis Ortiz Gross,  

CEO Ideame


Brian Brackeen,  

CEO Kairos


Joshua Morales 

Founder Ocean Star International, Inc.


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