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Guest Speakers

Since 2017, The VMT has served as a venue for over 100 presentations from business leaders, including attorneys, educational organizations, angel and venture capital organizations, startup founders, small business owners, incubator and accelerator program managers and more. These professionals are given the opportunity to address and educate our mentors and further advance our collective network of thousands of contacts in industries of all types and sizes.

June 15, 2022

Diana Sanchez

Senior Vice President, Startup Banking, Silicon Valley Bank

Lucas Chaya del Pino

Head of Dell for Startups, Dell Technologies

Rodolfo Oppenheimer

VMT Mentor & Partner at Prosperitas Capital Partner

May 11, 2022

Sandra Marin Ruiz

Regional Director, Florida SBDC Network

Narine Emdjian

Startup Specialty Advisor, BLUE Incubator Program at BLUE Institute Labs

Khalil Dhouti

Co-Founder & COO, UVertz

John Shafai

CEO, UVertz

April 13, 2022

Teresa Grandal

Assistant Executive Director, Nova- The Innovation Center

Andres Avello

Co-Founder & CEO, PADL

Julia Lucidi

Head of Soft Landing, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)

Lisa Burtch

Accelerators Program Manager, Target

Tahaji Felder

Sr. Accelerators Program Manager- Forward Founders, Target

Chris Ford

Mission-to-Market Manager, FIU

March 16, 2022

Teresa Grandal

Assistant Executive Director, Nova- The Innovation Center

Steven Kass

Director of Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic,

Kevin Cadette

Executive Director,

February 16, 2022

Anya Freeman

Founder, The Addition Company

January 12, 2022

Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO, Seaworthy Collective

Greg Brodsky

Co-Director, Start.coop

Kevin Cox

Senior Instructor & Assistant Director, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

December 15, 2021

Aliya R. Aaron, MSHS, BSN, RN

Founder/CEO, Nursing Innovation Hub (NIHUB)

November 17, 2021

Georges Duplessy

Co-Founder, Virtual Badge

Mac Alabre

Chief Exeuctive Officer, Lien Library

Asoka Veeravagu

VP of Product & Experience, Refraction, Al

Ron Rosenzweig

A tribute to Jack Killion

October 13, 2021

Shana Ostrovitz

Executive Director, 1909

Molly Pyle

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development Manager, Center on Rural Innovation

October 13, 2021

Brian Breslin

Director - The Launch Pad, University of Miami

August 18, 2021

Nicholas Kukucka

Director of Programs, Watson Institute at Lynn University

Patricia Young

Assistant Director of Programs, Nova Innovation Center

July 14, 2021

Onega Ulanova

Partner, LA New Product Development Team

Christina Urdaneta

Program Manager - WIN Global, Babson College

Roxette Miranda

Managing Director, The LAB Miami

June 16, 2021

Monica Rojas

Membership & Inclusion Specialist, Tech Hub South Florida

May 12, 2021

Imran Siddiqui

District Director- BCEx (Broward College)

March 17, 2021

John Wensveen

Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University & Executive Director, Alan B. Levan NSU Broward Center of Innovation

Steve Edwards

Managing Partner, Premier Virtual

February 17, 2021

Kevin Cox

Senior Instructor & Assistant Director, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

September 16, 2020

Hinda Miller

Founder, Deforest Concepts

David Spinola

Chief Financial Officer, SproutLoud Media Networks

James Irvine

Director- Florida Chapter, Founder Institute

John Wensveen

Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

Ron Tarro

Board Director, New World Angels

August 20, 2020

Anna Etienne

Program Director- Food Incubator, Florida International University (FIU)

Walter Bond

CEO, Walter Bond Worldwide

July 15, 2020

Nicholas Kukucka

Adjunct Professor, Lynn University

Nelson Pizarro

Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

Shakeia Kegler

CEO/Founder, GovLia

Dave Chitester

Founder, Florida Seedfunders

April 30, 2020

Imran Siddiqui

District Director- BCEx, Broward College

Michael Thomas

IT Audit Manager, The ODP Corporation

Henry R. Mack III

Chancellor, The Florida Department of Education

Lauren Harper

Founding Director, Social Venture Partners

Allison Miller

CEO/Founder, Happy Camper Live

February 12, 2020

Steven Edwards

Managing Partner, Premier Virtual

Kevin Burgoyne

President & CEO, Florida Venture Forum

Jeff Camp

Founding Managing Director, University of Miami (UM)

Barbara Cotto

Program Director, StartUP FIU

Siri Terjesen

External Relations, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

January 14, 2020

Claudia Duran

Managing Director, Endeavor Miami

Zachary Stein

Advisor, Florida Funders

Rita Shea-Van Fossen

Associate Professor of Management, Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

December 11, 2019

Lisa Delman

Director, Broward College

Douglas Saenz

Start-Up Now Program Manager, CareerSource Broward

Patricia Kneski

Community Manager, General Provision Work Club

Imran Siddiqui

District Director- BCEx, Broward College

November 13, 2019

Shana Ostrovitz

Executive Director, 1909

Rita Shea-Van Fossen

Associate Professor of Management, Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

October 14, 2019

Nathaniel Vasel

Principal, Las Olas Venture Capital

May 15, 2019

Norman Ortiz

Founder/CEO, iGenApps

Gaida Zirkelbach

Co-Founder & CEO, SustainaBase

Shana Ostrovitz

Program Director, 1909

Bob Fitts

Founder & Producer, The StartUp Expo (SUP-X)

April 10, 2019

Matthew Lutin

National Sales Director, Cedar Health Science

Michael Daniels

Founder/CEO, Fayr

Saxon Baum

Director of Investor Relations, Florida Funders

March 13, 2019

Michael Daniels

Founder/CEO, Fayr

Giana Pacinelli

Marketing Director, CP Group

February 13, 2019

Dan Grech

Founder/CEO, BizHack Academy

Monica Van Tassel

Senior Wealth Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

December 12, 2018

Krystal Kunyue Zheng

Founder/CEO, ARVISL Future

November 13, 2018

Mario Aguayo

Software Engineer, cBlocks

Cristian Rapanga

Founder, Fitter

Luis Carbonell

Founder & CTO, Liquid Carrot

Ann Paton

Vice President, The Kannico Agency

Nathaniel Vasel

Principal, Las Olas Venture Capital

September 11, 2018

Kathy Chiu

Founding Managing Partner, DeepWork Capital

Ana Gonzalez

Head of Miami, 500 Global

July 18, 2018

Lauren Harper

Founding Director, Social Venture Partners

Yenvy Truong

Founder/CEO, HealthSnap

May 16, 2018

Marc Lissade

Lead Event Organizer, Techstars Startup Weekend

Michael Giallombardo

President/Owner, Total Intelligence Group

April 17, 2018

Janice Haley

CEO/Founder, Tone-Y-Bands

Kathy Chiu

Founding Managing Partner, DeepWork Capital

Bob Williamson

Entrepreneur in Residence UM Office of Tech Transfer, University of Miami (UM)

Rebecca Danta

Managing Director, Miami Angels

March 20, 2018

Shakeia Kegler

CEO/Founder, GovLia

Janice Haley

CEO/Founder, Tone-Y-Bands

February 21, 2018

Claudio Sorrentino

CEO/Founder, Body Details

Kevin Cox

Senior Instructor & Assistant Director, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Cheryl Babcock

Lecturer, Nova Southeastern University (NOVA)

January 15, 2018

Mark Volchek

Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital

December 19, 2017

Pedro Moras

Co-Founder, PetMio

Amber Jackson

Director of Operations, Athenian Venture Partners

November 15, 2017

Yenvy Truong

Founder/CEO, HealthSnap

Aaron Caplan

Founder/CEO, Roomaters

October 20, 2017

Cheryl Babcock

Lecturer, Nova Southeastern University (NOVA)

September 20, 2017

Brian Niles

Co-Founder/CEO, Rooster

Vanessa Zabala

Adjunct Professor, Social Entrepreneurship & Technological Entrepreneurship, University of Central Florida (UCF)

Rachel Johnson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Johnson & Oshan Law PLLC (J&O Law)

July 18, 2017

Asoka Veeravagu

CEO & Co-Founder, REVOLVE Technology

Kathy Eggleston

NOVA

June 21, 2017

Kate Sackman

CEO & Founder, The Zenovation Group

Mark Volchek

Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital

May 17, 2017

Joe Russo

Co-Founder, 1909

Beth Johnston

Senior Director Business Development SFL Region, Florida Blue

March 14, 2017

Tom Tworoger

Professor and Department Head, Nova Southeastern University

February 20, 2017

Amber Jackson

Director of Operations, Athenian Venture Partners