We are hosting Brad Feld, Investor, Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker and Co-Founder of Techstars

Aug 26, 2020, 9:30 PM – Aug 27, 2020, 12:30 AM

Join us for our epic Summer Closing event including a critical fireside chat on the future of entrepreneurship and startup community building in these disruptive times. We are proudly hosting Investor, Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker and Techstars Co-Founder Brad Feld. The fireside chat will be followed by Startup Duels, a 1 on 1 style mini global startup championship. Can you take the heat?

Virtual event

About this event


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

  • Who: Brad Feld, Investor, Entrepreneur, Author Public Speaker and Co-Founder of Techstars
  • What: Fireside Chat, Startup Duels
  • Where: Virtual (link will be emailed)
  • When: Wednesday August 26th, from 5:30-8:30pm

We are proud to host Brad Feld for our Summer Closing event. Brad has accumulated decades of experience building and funding startups, mentoring and training founders as well as community builders. His insights are priceless and very much needed during these unprecedented times.

If you are a community builder, this is your chance to personally query Brad about your challenges.

If you are involved in a Startup Ecosystem in any capacity, engaged in entrepreneurship or are considering becoming an entrepreneur can you really afford to miss this event?

What can we learn from Brad?
  • How the current crisis will impact the future of Startups Ecosystems
  • Should Startups adapt to the new normal or stay the course?
  • What tools and techniques ecosystem builders can apply to be more effective in the new reality.
  • What startup funding trends is he seeing emerging?
Brad will also be discussing his latest book: The Startup Community Way.


Startup Pitch sudden death matches. May the best Startup win!

Right after the Fireside Chat we will be hosting Startup Duels, a fun 1 on 1 style mini startup championship with participating startups from around the globe. Bragging rights and in kind prizes will be up for grabs for the Crowd Favorite and Best Startup.

Show off your startup to the global community, duel with the best of the best and earn some bragging rights as well as amazing prizes by participating in our Startup Duels competition this upcoming Wednesday August 26th. The Startup Duels mini-championship pre-qualification stage is open to all startups (preferably vetted by a local Startup Grind chapter). Only 16 startups will make the cut to the main stage. Will that be yours? Application Deadline August 19th.


Applicable Prizes, Rules and Resources are available here.

Apply using our Startup Registration Form.

Check out what happened


  • Brad Feld

    Foundry Group


  • Madeline Ulivieri

    Startup Grind

    Community manager of the Americas

  • Derek Andersen

    Startup Grind

    Founder & CEO

  • Guillaume de Smedt


    Product Manager

  • Steven Rodriguez


    Managing Director

  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


  • Tania Tome

    Ecokaya CEO &

    Executive coach

  • Andrew Parry

    Office Depot

    VP IT Application Development

  • Pedro Sostre

    WeWork Labs

    Miami Labs Manager


  • Vanessa Hung

    Kavan Prime


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Broward

    Executive Director



August 26 – 27, 2020
9:30 PM – 12:30 AM UTC


Networking & Startup Duel Prep
Fireside Chat
Audience Q & A
Startup Duel Introduction & Rules
Let The Games Begin!
Final Duel
Winners Announcements & Farewells


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Jason Dukes

    Captains Chair Coaching


  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


Office Depot, Inc. logo

Office Depot, Inc.

Startup Broward logo

Startup Broward

General Provision logo

General Provision

Startup Digest South Florida logo

Startup Digest South Florida

Product Hunt South Florida logo

Product Hunt South Florida

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