Techbeach retreat


event agenda

Day 01: Thursday October 27th 2022
Start time end time
07:00 am 09:00 am Welcome Breakfast Host Hotel
08:30 am 09:00 am Registration Host Hotel
09:00 am 09:10 am Welcome Remarks

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Co-Founder, Tech Beach Retreat

09:10 am 09:40 am A Look at the Ecosystem

Damian McIntyre - Head of Research & Startup Engagement Lead - Tech Beach Retreat

09:40 am 10:10 am Renaissance: Miami's Emergence as a Global Tech Hub Moderator: Jason Saltzman - Co-Founder, Co-Founder & CEO, Relief

George Corton - Managing Principal, Westside Capital

Maria Derchi - Refresh Miami

Brian Brackeen - Managing Partner, Lightship Capital

Francesca de Quesada Covey - Head of Early Investments at The Venture City

Morning Coffee break

10:20 am 11:00 am Soft Landing : Transitioning in to New Markets

Moderator: Ady Arguelles - Snr. Executive Director, FIU

Maria Dominguez - Head of Special Projects, CIC

Ricardo Aizenman - Chairman, Ironman Capital Partners

Carlos Guerra - Manager, International Investment, Enterprise Florida

Kevin Waklatsi - Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP

11:00 am 11:40 am Relationship Building with Investors and Partners

Moderator: Karl Pawlik, Consulting CFO, Early Growth Financial Services

Andres Baretto - Tech Stars, Miami

Jenny Fielding - Founder and Managing Partner, The Fund

Ariel Jaduszliwer - General Partner, Brainstorm Ventures

Hantz Fevry - Founder and CEO, Stoovo

11:40 am 12:20 pm From Zero to Scale Moderator:

Gordon Swaby - Co-Founder & CEO, EduFocal

Aldwyn Wayne - Founder and CEO, WiPay

Adam Garfield - VP, Wix Restaurants at

Sharon Winter, VP at Atomic


01:30 pm 02:10 pm Fireside Chat Moderator: Rosa Jimenez-Cano - Head of Comms at Jeeves

Jon Oringer - Founder and Chairman of Shutterstock

Edward Lando - Managing Partner, Pareto Holdings

02:10 pm 02:50 pm Building an Ecosystem and Developing Community Moderator: Teresa Grandal - Asst. Executive Director, Levan Center

Sydney Paul - Snr. Manager, RT Park

Leigh-Ann Buchannan - Founder and President, Aire Ventures

Emilio Eva - CEO, Mosto Global & Founder of Equinox LATAM Game Awards

Erick Gavin - Executive Director, The Venture City

02:50 pm 03:30 pm Fireside Chat - The First Check

Moderator: Rosa Jimenez-Cano - Head of Comms at Jeeves

Henri Pierre-Jacques - Managing Partner, Harlem Capital

Kwame Anku - Founder, BlackStar Fund

03:30 pm 04:30 pm Startup Showcase: Caribbean & Latin America A Showcase of Promising Early Stage Startups and their key milestones. An opportunity for Partnership and Investment
04:30 pm 04:40pm CLOSING REMARKS Cari Perez
05:00 pm 08:00pm Cocktails and Connect The Confidante Lounge
Day 02: Friday October 28th 2022

Start time end time
08:00 am 09:00 am Registration The Confidante, Miami Beach
09:00 am 09:10 am Welcome Remarks Kyle Maloney - Co-Founder, Tech Beach Retreat
09:10 am 09:30 am Beyond Borders: Taking Bets on the Unusual Suspects Jeff Hoffman - The Chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network
09:30 am 10:10 am Fireside Chat Moderator: Kadion Preston - Co-Founder and CEO, Caribshopper

Irene Walker - Head of Business Equity Programs & Founder of Meta Elevate

Yve-Car Momperousse - Co-Founder & CEO, Kreyol Essence

Morning Coffee break

10:20 am 11:00 am Fireside Chat: Investing in Emerging Markets

Moderator: Cari Perez - Account Director for Government and Workforce Partnerships, General Assembly

Marlon Nichols - Managing General Partner, MaC Venture Capital

11:00 am 11:40 pm Big Ideas, Big Capital: Funding for Growth

Moderator: Moderator: Eric Sonnier - Director of Accelerator Programs, TBR Lab

Barron Channer - Founder, Black Angels Miami

Memo Chavez - Managing Partner, Complexity Capital

Julia Figuererdo - Director LATAM, PF Growth

Torez Hanna - Head of Investments, FTX Bahamas Venture

11:40 pm 12:20 pm Building the Future: The State of Web 3 and other Emerging Trends

Moderator: Jenna Pilgrim - Managing Partner, Mayflower

Kimberly Adams - Founder and CEO, Bridge Network

Javaughn Lawrence - Co-Founder & CEO, Drip

Mary Spio - Founder & CEO, CEEK V

Chris Adamo - Partner, Flamingo Capital


01:30 pm 02:10 pm Global Accelerators: How to maximize the benefits Moderator: James Barrood - Advisor, Tech Council Ventures

Melissa Pegus - Managing Director, Tech Stars

Abdullah Snobar - Executive Director, DMZ

Nit Reeder - Director, Entrepreneurs Access Network, EY.

02:10 pm 02:50 pm Enterprise Level Collaboration Moderator: Anupam Govil, Managing Partner, Avasant

Nneka Ukpai - Head of Financial Innovation, Better

Alex Santana - Startup BD, Venture Capital Manager, AWS

David Pulliam - VP Business Development & Parnterships, Capital Connect by JP Morgan

02:50 pm 03:30 pm Building your Brand and Storytelling Moderator: Anya AyoungChee, Co-Founder NUDGE & WyldFlwr

Dr. Bita Sarah Haynes - Founder and CEO, Coach Era

Maxeme Tuchman - CEO & Co-Founder, Caribu

Daniel Gómez Iñiguez - CEO, Somos Capital & Author of "The Abstract of Entrepreneurship"

03:30 pm 04:10 pm Market Access - Transitioning from Latin America to the US Moderator: Fernando Cariello - Partner, Seed Stage Ventures

Rodrigo Bernadinelli - Co-founder and CEO of Digibee

Felipe Sommer - Entrepreneur and Investor

Pablo Santos - CEO of Finaktiva

04:10 pm 04:50 pm Startup Showcase A Showcase of Promising Early Stage Startups and their key milestones. An opportunity for Partnership and Investment
04:50 pm 05:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS Cari Perez
06:30 pm 08:30 pm CLOSING PARTY The Solana Embassy - 215 NW 24th St, Miami