ACCELERATORS DEMYSTIFIED: Mana Tech: Miami's latest innovation hub.

Jun 6, 9:30 PM – Jun 7, 1:30 AM

Oaklyn, 3333 North Federal Highway, Oakland Park, 33306

Discover Miami's latest innovation hub Mana Tech and it's impressive lineup of programs.

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event


  • Limited attendance
  • Who: Charly Esnal Managing Director at Mana Tech
  • What: Fireside Chat
  • Where: Oaklyn, US1 & Oakland Park Blvd
  • When: Thursday, June 6th

This event is our first of three planned Accelerator Demystified events for the year.

Join us for an exciting session featuring an informative fireside chat featuring Charly Esnal, a prominent leader in the South Florida entrepreneurial community and led by Andrew Davis, a three-time founder playing a supporting role for about 50 companies from pre-seed to series D as an employee, consultant, investor, and advisor. Discover how Mana Tech's many programs can unlock new opportunities for your startup, offering crucial resources, mentorship, and market access that extend beyond the local ecosystem.

About Charly Esnal
Charly Esnal brings a wealth of experience to this discussion. As a Board Member of several startups and the founder of the Entrepreneurship Committee of the Argentine Consulate in Miami, Charly has been instrumental in fostering entrepreneurial growth and international business development. He co-founded Base Miami to assist tech startups entering the U.S. market, and following its acquisition by Mana Tech, he now serves as Managing Director, continuing his mission to support and scale innovative ventures.

About Andrew Davis
With a decade immersed in the innovation ecosystem, Andrew is a passionate builder and investor in tech entrepreneurship. As an Investment Partner at MakerX, he leads the development of a venture studio, aiming to make entrepreneurship more accessible and efficient. Andrew's extensive experience includes roles at Comcast, Google, and Techstars, being a three-time founder, and supporting around 50 companies from pre-seed to series D as an employee, consultant, investor, and advisor. He specializes in emerging technologies like IoT, AI, and blockchain, with a strong focus on early-stage startup operations and investing.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain insights from Charly's extensive experience and learn how Mana Tech can be a game-changer for your startup. Whether you're an emerging entrepreneur or an established founder, this event will provide valuable knowledge and connections to help you navigate and thrive in the dynamic world of startups. Join us for an evening of learning, networking, and exploring the vast potential of accelerator programs.

About our Venue Partner Oaklyn: A Vibrant Campus.
The tallest building in the area, with unparalleled rooftop views of the city skyline and Atlantic Ocean, Oaklyn provides a unique new perspective on modern living.

Surrounded by an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail and office space, Oaklyn's dynamic campus offers something for everyone. 
Our amenities—including a stunning rooftop pool & deck, indoor/outdoor fitness center and unique maker’s space—will keep you entertained day and night.

Parking is free at Oaklyn's multi-story parking garage. When you arrive, our volunteers will lead you to the Rooftop Community Center.

We are proud to support our local entrepreneurs and are grateful for their sponsorship. 

About Our Food Sponsor
Our official event food sponsor is Perry Wings FTL. Perry Wings is innovating the culinary arts with fresh new flavor combinations that will please and titillate your palate.

About Our Liquor Sponsor
QuikLiq is the first Black-owned alcohol delivery company. Through our innovative, tech-enabled delivery platform, we aim to make the process of buying alcohol more safe, accessible, and convenient for customers of legal drinking age. In addition to enhancing the customer experience, we partner with local liquor stores to help modernize their antiquated business practices and establish a formidable digital footprint.

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) 1 Finalist will be selected.

Check out what happened


  • Charly Esnal

    Mana Tech

    Managing Director


  • Andrew Davis





June 6 – 7, 2024
9:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


Welcome & Networking
Founders Live FTL
Charly Esnal Fireside Chat
Audience Q&A
Special Presentation
Consultation Session
Daniel Kleinman Fireside Chat
Accelerators Demystified Panel
Announcements & Farewells


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Broward/Startup Grind

    Executive Director/Fort Lauderdale Director


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Jason Dukes

    Captains Chair Coaching


  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


Axis Space logo

Axis Space

Founders Boost South Florida logo

Founders Boost South Florida

Startup Broward logo

Startup Broward

Startup Digest South Florida logo

Startup Digest South Florida

Product Hunt South Florida logo

Product Hunt South Florida

Founders Live Fort Lauderdale logo

Founders Live Fort Lauderdale

About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.