Startup Grind South Florida Tech Live!

CIC Miami - 1951 NW 7TH AVE #600 Miami, 33136 - View Map Miami
Wed, Apr 6, 2022, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Right on time for Miami Tech Week, the Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami chapters are joining forces to host our first in person event in 2 years. Join us for our Florida entrepreneurship celebration featuring a dynamic fireside chat with MURAL CEO Mariano Suarez-Battan and a special announcement by Startup Grind CEO Derek Andersen. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers while networking with South Florida movers and shakers. Participate in our fireside chat and support your favorite startup during our pitch contest for the ultimate "Conference Prize Package".

Event Experience:

Complimentary Cocktails

High Caliber Networking

Fireside Chat with MURAL CEO Mariano Suarez-Battan

Special Announcement by Derek Andersen

Thrilling Pitch Contest

Attendee Raffle


Today, MURAL enables innovation at scale, providing a platform for product strategy and planning, the facilitation of immersive workshops using agile and design thinking methodologies, sales and consulting engagements, and research and design. In July 2021 MURAL closed $50 million in Series C funding, led by existing investors Insight Partners and Tiger Global. Following the company’s $118M Series B round in August 2020, this investment brings the company’s total funding to approximately $200 million and values the company in excess of $2 billion.

About the Startup Pitch Contest

Our esteemed judging panel composed of prominent South Florida Startup Community members will select a total of 5 Startups out of a pool of 10 semi-finalists pitching for 2 minutes each to win the Conference Prize Package. The application link is here:

The application activates automatically at noon Friday March 25th and deactivates at noon the following Friday April 1st.

10 semi-finalists will be contacted by email on Monday April 4th.

About the "Conference Prize Package"

The "Conference Prize Package" includes complimentary tickets to the Bitcoin Conference, Startup Grind Global, and Emerge Americas for the 5 winning Startups Founders/Co-Founders.

About the Bitcoin Conference

Bitcoin 2021 was the biggest Bitcoin event in history with a sold-out crowd of 12,000 attendees. In 2022, Bitcoin Week will bring together over 35,000 Bitcoiners from around the world, as we ALL work together to accelerate hyperbitcoinization.

About Startup Grind Global 2022

Overall, 15,000 community members both live and online will come together to learn about and explore the next wave of the web, bridging the gap between web2 and web3, building human-centric products, impacting diverse communities, and more. Whether in Silicon Valley, in your local community, or online, we can’t wait to see you there!

About eMerge Americas

At eMerge Americas, we’re transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas by partnering with the entire tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem, from government to higher-ed, startups to investors, corporate enterprises to media. We’re connecting the dots – between talent, capital and entrepreneurs. And we’re telling – and amplifying – the stories of how Miami is transforming. We’re attracting the best and the brightest from around the world to come to Miami to launch, build, and successfully scale their ideas. We believe Miami can serve as a gateway to the Americas and help bridge divides while fueling innovation and building out a sustainable, diverse and inclusive ecosystem.

About the Attendee Raffle

We did not forget about our amazing members. Checked-in attendees that are present for the Attendee Raffle will be given the opportunity to win fabulous prizes including a few free Conference tickets.

Our thoughts are with Ukraine

What is currently taking place in Ukraine is an absolute tragedy. Startup Grind HQ has connected with our Ukraine Chapter Directors to ensure their safety. Oleysa , the Chapter Director of Dnipro, Ukraine has shared this newsletter with various resources if you wish to support. Read it here.

COVID 19 Precautionary Measures

You must agree to abide by all local, state, federal COVID protocols in effect at the time of the event or conferences while participating.

Do not attend if you:

  1. are showing COVID-19 symptoms such as, but not limited to: fever or a feeling of fever (chills, hot-cold), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unusual fatigue, sore throat or headache, loss or change in smell or taste.
  2. have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days.
  3. are unable to comply with the Covid-19 travel requirements of the venue.
  4. are under any self-quarantine orders.

You may be asked to leave if you are showing any of these symptoms. Although not required per Florida law to enter the event, we strongly recommend you are vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending the event.



MURAL is a leading innovator in visual collaboration for hybrid, remote, and distributed teams. We believe in what we build, and our team of more than 900 “MURAListas” around the world collaborate in the MURAL® app. Our values guide our intentionally inclusive product and culture, which includes collaboration design education and a flexible monthly stipend for learning, wellness, and coworking.




Wednesday, Apr 6
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


CIC Miami
1951 NW 7TH AVE #600 Miami33136

Brought to you by

  • Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland

    Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland

    Startup Grind Miami


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  • Joan Zhang

    Joan Zhang

    Startup Grind Miami

    Chapter Co-Director

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  • Marc Lissade

    Marc Lissade

    Startup Broward

    Executive Director

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  • Eric Gaines

    Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


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  • Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland

    Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland

    iLab Startup Foundation

    Miami Chapter Director

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  • Joan Zhang

    Joan Zhang

    Startup Grind Miami


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  • Mark Weber

    Mark Weber

    Member Services

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  • Julio C. Cassels

    Minister of Strategic Relationships

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    Edwin Muhammad


    CEO/ Chapter Media Manager

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    Sol Ballard


    Events Moderator

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    Denisse Thais Miller


    Marketing/Business Development

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