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Juneteenth Freedom Week: TECHnically Free Mixer & Pitch Competition

June 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A panel conversation and networking experience with Miami’s government, business, and professional leaders shaping Miami’s innovation ecosystem. Attendees will learn how businesses of all types can embrace the innovation revolution and create or be apart of disruptive businesses.

Event Details:

Welcome Remarks – Rodrick Miller, CEO and President, Beacon Council

Shaping a Business Innovation Community for All Panel

  • Michealjohn Green, Deputy Director of Economic Development
  • Kenasha Paul, Program Director, Venture Miami Opportunity at City of Miami
  • Hilmon Sorey, Investor and Advisor, TechNolij
  • Leigh-Ann Buchanan, President, Miami-Dade Innovation Authority

FUNDing Your Legacy Pitch Competition presented by TradeStation

College Division

Startup (> Less than 2 Years)

This is an opportunity to provide seed funding to companies with new business ideas and to support the development of bringing their ventures to life. The pitch competition will have two divisions: college and new business idea. Founders apply at mybpn.org/juneteenth and submit a business concept within the following categories: technology, consumer product goods, commercial real estate, and/or food & beverage. The finalists will be invited to do a 4-minute pitch and 1 winner in each category will be selected for the grand prize.

Closing Remarks – Mayor Danielle Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County

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