A Curated Conversation with Kevin Cadette for our 100th event & MLK Day Tribute.

Jan 16, 11:00 PM – Jan 17, 1:00 AM

Ft. Lauderdale

Axis Space, 333 Las Olas Way, Fort Lauderdale, 33301

Join us for our 100th event and meet Kevin Cadette, Black Angels Miami's former Executive Director, while we Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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About this event


  • Limited attendance
  • Who: Kevin Cadette, Black Angels Miami's Former Executive Director
  • What: Celebration Buffet, Fireside Chat, Consultation, After-Party
  • Where: Axis Space Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Velvet Taco
  • When: Tuesday, January 16th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

This event is the third Session of our Fundraising Demystified For Founders Series.

Join us for our 100th event and meet Kevin Cadette, Black Angels Miami's former Executive Director in Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day.

As we're launching our slate of events for 2024, we are proud to invite you to the celebration of the 100th event our Chapter has hosted since its inception almost 10 years ago. Come and celebrate with us and join us for a festive meal, share memories, and learn of our plans for the future of our chapter.

Having covered Angel and Venture Capital investing in prior events, we will have our guest speaker, Kevin Cadette, lead us in a discussion on Private Equity, how it works, and how founders can best position their startups to benefit from this investment class. 

We will also commemorate MLK Day (Jan 15th) by reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight for economic justice in the wake of the US Supreme Court's gutting of Affirmative Action in college admissions, and the recent revelations about Big Tech retreating on their DEI commitments. There's no one more qualified than the former founding executive director of Black Angels Miami to give us insight into the impact of access to capital on minority entrepreneurship and its future.

About Kevin Cadette
Kevin is a start-up industry veteran and technology leader. Formerly leading Black Angels Miami as its Executive Director and founder of multiple start-ups, he was a technology executive with multiple Fortune 50 companies. His experience spans a wide spectrum from bootstrapped start-ups to global corporations.

About our Venue Partner Axis Space
We are a community of bold minds who have decided to work under the same roof. Our workspace and the people around us inspire us to take action, to grow, to do better.

Join the community where bold minds and brave spirits meet to change the world together. We’ve designed a well-lit and inviting space to inspire your creativity. Soar to new heights of success with our team and your peers. Take inspired action, grow as you scale and be a member of the business community on your terms.

You can park in style at Axis Space by using the valet at a flat $10 rate (30-car limit) or across the street in the municipal garage at the City of Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Parking Garage (1-minute walk) for $5 after hour flat rate.

Velvet Taco After-Party
Our 100th event celebration would not be complete without a proper after-party! Follow us single file style at 8:30 to Velvet Taco for a suitable conclusion to our evening of education, reflection, and celebration. Velvet Taco is located at 
305 S Andrews Ave Suite 115, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, literally a 5-minute walk from Axis Space. 1 drink ticket is included with the Stellar Supporter ticket.

Curated Conversations Experience:
Our curated conversations are unique opportunities for the guest and audience to engage in conversation in a controlled environment away from large crowds. We subscribe to the notion that it's better to be heard than be herded.

  • Captivating Guests
  • Catered Meal
  • Curated Audience
  • Consultation Session

Once registered, if you elect to participate in our Consultation Session please send a four to five-minute pitch deck, company logo and description to marc(at)startupgrind.com. 1 Finalist will be selected.

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  • Kevin Cadette

    Black Angels Miami

    Fmr. Executive Director



January 16 – 17, 2024
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


Welcome & Networking
Celebration Buffet
Curated Conversation
Audience Q&A
Special Presentation
Consultation Session
Announcements & Farewells


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Jason Dukes

    Captains Chair Coaching


  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


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