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Apr 23, 2014

Tech Cocktail debuts speaker series in Miami with Open English CEO

Posted by Camila Souza on Vimeo.

Camila Souza is the writer and community manager in Miami for Tech Cocktail, a national media and events organization that covers entrepreneurs. Knight Foundation invested $150,000 to bring Tech Cocktail to South Florida.

Tech Cocktail will launch its popular speaker series in Miami with a local businessman who heads a growing online English school that serves U.S. and Latin American markets.

Andrés Moreno, co-founder and CEO of Open English, kicks off Tech Cocktail sessions May 1 at Venture Hive in downtown Miami. Frank Gruber, CEO and co-founder of Tech Cocktail, will lead the conversation, which will tap into Moreno’s experience as an entrepreneur. Moreno raised more than $120 million in venture capital to drive the expansion of Open English.

“Our goal with these types of events is to help nurture this growing tech community,”  Gruber said, “by creating opportunities for experienced entrepreneurs to share lessons learned while unlocking stories we can share online with both our local and national audience.”

Tech Cocktail Sessions seeks to inspire and educate people on how to start and run a business through the experience of seasoned entrepreneurs. Previous speakers have included Steve Case, former chairman of AOL Time Warner; anthropologist Genevieve Bell, of Intel; Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese restaurants; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit; and Genevieve Thiers, founder of Sitter City.

The conversation with Moreno will be the first in a series of sessions tailored to the Miami entrepreneurial community, and you won’t want to miss it.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 1 at Venture Hive. Tickets are available through Tech Cocktail’s website.

OpenEnglish Web Demo ES from on Vimeo.

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