ACCELERATORS DEMYSTIFIED: Opportunity Beyond The South Florida Startup Ecosystem

Jun 6, 9:30 PM – Jun 7, 1:00 AM

Oaklyn, 3333 North Federal Highway, Oakland Park, 33306

Discover Accelerator opportunities beyond the local South Florida Startup Ecosystem

Hybrid event
Panel Discussion

About this event


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

Join us, as we celebrate Startup Grind's Women's Month, for an insightful session where we will explore the vast potential of accelerator programs available beyond our local startup scene. This event is designed for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in understanding how accelerators can drive business growth and innovation on a broader scale. Learn how to access resources, mentorship, and funding opportunities that can propel your startup to new heights.

About Vanessa Huerta
Vanessa, serves as the gBETA Vice President at gener8tor, a nationally-ranked venture capital firm and accelerator. With her extensive experience supporting and investing in top-tier talent across various U.S. markets and internationally in Italy, Vanessa is passionate about helping founders create thriving communities and drive economic growth. She will provide valuable insights into how you can leverage accelerator programs to expand your startup's reach and impact beyond South Florida.

About Aurelia Edwards
Aurelia Edwards is the Founder and CEO of Standard Measure Technologies, a virtual measurement technology company that enables brands to offer personalized, custom-fit, and made-to-measure shopping experiences. After struggling to find press-on nails that fit, she decided to develop a solution to simplify the press-on nail sizing experience. Their first solution, Nailstry, utilizes computer vision and machine learning models to instantly detect and measure the user’s fingernails.

Don't miss this chance to demystify the accelerator landscape and discover new opportunities for your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you are just starting or looking to scale your business, this event will equip you with the knowledge and connections needed to navigate the dynamic world of startup accelerators. Join us for an evening of learning, networking, and exploring the possibilities that lie beyond our local ecosystem.

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


  • Vanessa Huerta


    Vice President

  • Aurelia Edwards






June 6 – 7, 2024
9:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


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

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