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      April 14, 2016

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      11200 South West 8th Street
      Miami, Florida 33199

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      Starting a Company w/Brandon Timinsky (CEO GasNinjas), Juan Lopez Salaberry (MentorDay), Mario Cruz (Director, Watsco Ventures)

      We believe the big opportunity for impact in tech lies in connecting the Global South; the nations of Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia. These regions account for 5.6 billion people, 80% of the total world population of 7 billion. There is incredible opportunity to innovate and build as these communities shift from the Industrial Revolution to the Internet Revolution.  Our goal is to connect the world emerging tech ecosytems. This time we are excited to feature Starting a Company with our special guests: Juan Lopez Salaberry (Co-founder of Startupvisa.co & Mentorday.co) - Juan was born in Patagonia, Argentina. And now he is Co-founder of StartupVisa.co and Founder of Mentorday.co. He was previously, partner at 500 Startups, and head of the 500 Startups Spanish Speaking Accelerator in Mexico City. Juan has been an entrepreneur all his life and has participated in the growth of more than 80 high-impact companies in Latin America. He is focused on VC, Innovation and Startups in Silicon Valley, Miami, LatAm & beyond. Brandon Timinsky (Co-founder CEO of GasNinjas) - Brandon is the CEO & Co-Founder of GasNinjas, an on demand fuel delivery service.  He is a Miami native, studied economics at the Florida International University and Marketing at the University of Miami, but took a leave in his third year to pursue his entrepreneurial endeavors. Brandon started his first online business. At the age of 16, he grew the site virally in just a few weeks and averaged over 5-figures in monthly sales. Since then, Brandon has started a few other businesses in the social media space, one of which he took to 7-figure revenues within the first year as a solo founder. Now, GasNinjas has become a top priority for Brandon. GasNinjas delivers gas to people’s cars (whether at home or work). The company is quickly gaining popularity in Miami Mario Cruz (Director, Watsco Ventures) - Mario Cruz is a technologist and entrepreneur with over 20 years of expertise in both B2B/B2C, Cloud and DevOps technology solutions for various industries including digital media, loyalty, SaaS, financial services, airlines, and Fortune 100 corporations in South Florida. In 2011, Mario co-founded Choose Digital that was acquired by Viggle in 2014. Mario currently is a Director Watsco Ventures’ whose mission is to invent, build and deploy innovative technology and business models to accelerate Watsco Inc’s growth. Hosts: Rita das Mittal (CEO IN:MARG, Genesis Multimedia Communications) - Rita das Mittal is CEO and Founder of Genesis Multimedia Communications Inc., a marketing and PR consulting firm specializing in content creation and marketing strategies. She also co-founded IN:MARG Inc., which provides startups with mentors and support teams, connects student with employers to enhance tech ecosystems, and conducts business development events. IN:MARG also provides private, intensive summer programs in which students can gain research and volunteer experience in the fields of media, medicine and management in the United States and India. Rita has also served as the Operations Director of Google for Entrepreneurs’ Startup Grind Miami Chapter for the past two years.  Mario Valdez, born in Venezuela and now based in NYC. Mario is the founder of a starup that deals with nutrition and fitness called Traineat, and co-organizer to Latam Tech & Global South Tech Meetup. He is also a former director of a television channel in Venezuela now closed by the current regime. Mario is Lawyer and Communication, Online Marketing & Project Management. Agenda: 6:30pm Drinks & Food 7:00pm Panel Starts

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