Coping with, Confronting and Conquering Covid19 Chaos Ep. 3: South Florida Women Tech Leaders Panel

Jun 3, 2020, 10:30 PM – Jun 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Join us for a critical panel discussion on the future of entrepreneurship in these disruptive times brought on by the Novel Corona Virus COVID19. We are proudly hosting women Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Consultants as part of Startup Grind Women in Tech Month. Maxeme Tuchman, Olivia Ramos and Emily Cleary will share their views on the impact of the crisis on women's lives, careers and businesses.

Virtual event

About this event

Limited attendance, please secure free admission ticket to receive registration link.

  • Who: Maxeme Tuchman, Olivia Ramos and Emily Cleary
  • What: Impact of the Covid19 Crisis on Women in Tech
  • Where: Virtual (link will be emailed)
  • When: June 3rd, from 6:30-8:00pm

We are experiencing unprecedented times. Unemployment is expected to reach levels not seen since the great depression, small businesses are failing left and right, economic uncertainty has gripped the globe while a catastrophic global recession is all but guaranteed.

We’re told to prepare for the new normal, characterized by periods of economic contraction alternating with economic expansion as waves of infections rise and wane. How does an entrepreneur deal with chaos, disruption and uncertainty? What strategies can be employed to not only cope with but confront and conquer these upcoming challenges?

Who is Maxeme Tuchman?
is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that helps kids have virtual playdates with family and friends when they can’t be physically together. Caribu is one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions, made Fast Company’s list of World Changing Ideas, was named one of the ‘Top Ten EdTech Companies to Watch’ in Forbes, and became one of the most innovative startups in the world by winning the 1776 Global Challenge Cup. Max has been the winner or finalist in 30+ pitch competitions, is the 59th Latina in the US to raise over $1M in venture funding and the first Latinx founder to raise $1M in Equity Crowdfunding, and was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Female Founders in 2019.

Who is Olivia Ramos?
Olivia Ramos is an entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Deepblocks, a multi-market software consolidating data and processes needed to analyze risk in real estate investments. She is a graduate of all three Singularity University startup programs, GSP, Incubator, and Accelerator, and participant in the DARPA Innovation House program. Olivia holds a Master's of Architecture from Columbia University, a Master's of Real Estate Development from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor's in Architecture from the University of Florida.

Who is Emily Cleary?
Curious by nature and passionate by design, Emily Cleary is a speaker, entrepreneur, and entertainer (a singer, to be specific!). She founded her company Cleary Co and specializes in research & development - specifically UX strategy and design, content creation, and teaching. Emily is driven by the opportunity to create meaningful and memorable experiences that motivate and inspire others. Emily holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, and Bachelors in Business Administration and Sociology, both from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a graduate of Ironhack’s intensive UX/UI Design academy.

What can we learn from Maxime, Olivia and Emily?
Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale is extremely proud to host Maxeme Tuchman, Olivia Ramos and Emily Cleary

You will learn:

  • How Covid19 is affecting these entrepreneurs on all levels.
  • What coping mechanisms they employ to remain productive.
  • Do they think Women in Tech are affected differently than men.
  • What strategies they've been employing to navigate uncertain times.
  • What are their plans post Covid19. Are they ready for the new normal?
  • What opportunities do they see emerging for women in the new normal.
  • What unique insights they have gained confronting the Covid19 challenge.
  • Have they developed new metrics for success/progress and are they meeting them.

Check out what happened


  • Maxeme Tuchman

    Caribu. Inc.


  • Olivia Ramos



  • Emily Cleary

    Cleary Co



  • Vanessa Hung

    Kavan Prime




June 3 – 4, 2020
10:30 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


10:30 PMWelcome & Introductions
10:45 PMSpeakers Introductions
11:00 PMPanel Discussions
11:30 PMQ & A
11:55 PMAnnouncements & Farewells


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Jason Dukes

    Captains Chair Coaching


  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


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