Event connects entrepreneurs and investors

Florida International University’s Americas Venture Capital Conference, to be held Nov. 16-17, offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to tap venture capital from Latin America. The event, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, aims to connect entrepreneurs with venture capitalists from South Florida and Latin America, acknowledging the synergy between the two regions. Entrepreneurs “may have […]

Job creation focus of upcoming FIU conference

Job creation, especially through partnerships with Latin America, is the focus of the Florida International University’s 2011 Americas Venture Capital Conference scheduled Nov. 16-17 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. As part of the two-day conference, entrepreneurs will share their first-person stories of success and overcoming the challenges that face entrepreneurial ventures. Speakers include: […]

FIU’s Becerra-Fernandez shares expertise on Latin American venture development, promotes Americas Venture Capital Conference.

As Florida International University (FIU)’s College of Business Administration gears up for the second Americas Venture Capital Conference (AVCC), November 16-17, 2011 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, word continues to spread about the event’s central role in promoting Latin American entrepreneurship. At the 2011 Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit in San Francisco in June, FIU […]

Past participants agree that the Americas Venture Capital Conference presents a great opportunity for companies looking for investors

Read: “Disputan en AL capital de riesgo,“ an article by Diario Reforma (Spanish). Disputan en AL capital de riesgo Pretenden empresas, mediante proyectos, obtener financiamiento para crecer. El año pasado 350 empresas emprendedoras de América Latina y el sur de Florida presentaron su proyecto en la Conferencia Anual de Capital de Riesgo de las Americas, […]

FIU’s Americas Venture Capital Conference Draws Innovative Companies to Miami

Building on last year’s breakthrough success, Florida International University (FIU) will host for the second consecutive year some of Latin America’s most innovative emerging companies, thought leaders and venture capital investors at the 2011 Americas Venture Capital Conference. “We are excited about what the future holds and look forward to expanding the conference as we […]

Americas Venture Capital Conference awards prizes, spurs Latin American business investment.

Four outstanding ventures in biotechnology, education, mobile finance and consumer products walked away with the top prizes at the Americas Venture Capital Conference, recently held at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration. The two-day conference, presented by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, provided a unique opportunity for Latin American and U.S. entrepreneurs to […]

Capital Sources: Venture capitalist conference focuses on the Americas

Baby Abuelita Productions is a Miami company with both an unusual name and an unusual line of products. “We create, manufacture and distribute a line of plush singing dolls, musical books and animated DVDs, and we target Hispanic families — children, parents, grandparents,” said Carol Fenster, who co-founded the business in 2004 with Hilda Argilagos-Jimenez. […]

Irma Becerra-Fernandez fosters entrepreneurship at FIU with first two-day Americas Venture Capital Conference.

The days when “you could kick around an idea and have a concept and get some chunk of money to get it going are gone,” said Irma Becerra-Fernandez, director of Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. Her career has taken her from Florida Power & Light Co. to the knowledge management and technology transfer […]