Start-Up City: Miami

The Entrepreneurial Economy

On February 13, The Atlantic and The Atlantic Cities will launch Start-Up City: Miami, gathering leading entrepreneurs and tech experts from London, New York, California, Kansas City, and more at the New World Center in Miami for a day of discussions about different aspects of the city’s innovation ecosystem. In partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and in association with the Creative Class Group, the inaugural program will explore the emerging models of "urban tech" taking root in cities around the world.

In recent years, Miami has seen a surge in entrepreneurship and creative ventures. After a decade of rapid growth and urbanization, much work remains to be done if Miami is to become a hub for the global creative class. What short-term and long-term strategies will do the most to attract entrepreneurs and start-ups to the city? Featuring roundtables, panels, and interviews on tech, design, start-up incubators, audience Q&A, a networking lunch and more, this daylong program will give participants a 360-degree view of how to attract tech, talent, and innovation to the Miami community.

19 speakers

  • Juan Pablo Cappello Co-Founder, idea.me
  • Brad Feld @bfeld Author, Start-Up Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
  • Jonathan Bowles Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
  • Marcelo Ballona Founder, Submarino
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Miami
  • Samuel Arbesman @arbesman Senior Scholar in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Juan Diego Calle @juandiegocalle Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, .co
  • Steve Case @SteveCase Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Revolution
  • Richard Florida @Richard_Florida Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • Manuel A. Diaz @Manny_A_Diaz Former Mayor, City of Miami
  • Niesen Kasdin Former Mayor, Miami Beach
  • Adriana Cisneros @cisnerosadriana Vice Chairman of the Board and Director of Strategy, Cisneros Group
  • Susan Amat @SusanAmat Professor and Executive Director, “The Launch Pad” at the Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami

16 known attendees

  • Juan Pablo Cappello
  • Brad Feld
  • Marcelo Ballona
  • Samuel Arbesman
  • Juan Diego Calle
  • MelissaKrinzman
  • fabref
  • iammaxnathan
  • Tony Hsieh (Zappos)
  • matthaggman
  • Steve Case
  • Richard Florida
  • Manny_A_Diaz
  • cisnerosadriana
  • SusanAmat
  • AtlanticLIVE

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