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Mar 04, 2013

Start-Up City Miami explores emerging models of "urban tech"

Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller


Above: Opening remarks from Start-Up City Miami with Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic and Matt Haggman, program director/Miami at Knight Foundation

In partnership with The Atlantic and author Richard Florida, Knight Foundation presented Startup City: Miamia day-long series of talks and conversations asking how we can make Miami more of a place where ideas are built.

It's a key component of Knight’s effort to help strengthen Miami’s startup community and create better opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect and learn together. 

In the videos below, you'll hear from leading experts across many sectors including government, technology, business and more as to how we can help build that future together.

The Urban Tech Revolution

Presented by Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Miami: The Entrepreneurial Mecca of the Future
Presented by Manny Diaz, Former Mayor, City of Miami


The City as the Start-Up: How to Jumpstart the Movement
by Tony Hsieh, Chief Executive Officer, Zappos

Peers Incorporated: A New Way of Thinking about Innovation

Featuring Robin Chase, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Buzzcar
Interviewed by Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Anticipating the Curve: Looking to the Future of Tech
Featuring Steve Case (via Skype), Chairman and CEO, Revolution
Interviewed by Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Panel Discussion: Building a Transcontinental Tech Hub

Featuring Marcelo Ballona, Entrepreneur, Juan Diego Calle, CEO of .CO Internet, Juan Pablo Cappello, Greenberg Traurig LLP and Manny Medina, Chairman and CEO of Medina Capital Partners

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Moderated by Andres Viglucci, Urban Affairs Writer, Miami Herald

Urbanism Case Study Roundtable: The Urban Tech Shift – Lessons from New York and London
Featuring Eric van der Kleij, British entrepreneur and Neil Kleiman, special advisor to the dean of New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service 

Moderated by Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Innovation Roundtable: Sparking Start-Up Success
Featuring Susan Amat, Executive Director, The Launch Pad, Fernando Fabre, a member of Endeavor's management team and Melissa Krinzman, Founder and Managing Director, Venture Architectures

Moderated by Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor, The Atlantic


Design Roundtable: A New Start-Up Geography
Featuring Demian Bellumio, COO of SenzariNiesen Kasdin, Office Managing Shareholder of Akerman's Miami officer and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Miami

Moderated by Emily Badger, Staff Writer, The Atlantic Cities

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