eMerge Americas is on the move this month. Startups are sending in their applications, WIT is growing its fan base by the day, and we’re just days away from kicking off our LATAM tour. As the word spreads, people everywhere are learning that eMerge is much more than a tech conference. It’s the greatest kind of journey where you can connect, discover and be inspired.
In the upcoming weeks, our marketing team will begin revealing a new campaign for 2016 eMerge. We wanted to capture the essence of the experience—from each interaction to every insight gained along the way. It’s all part of the journey through innovation.
Stay tuned for our new website launch in October.
Enjoy your journey!
David M. Añon, Vice President of Marketing
What do social entrepreneurs in Sao Paulo, late-stage startups in Lima, investors in Santiago, and urban planners in Mexico City all have in common? They’re about to get a glimpse of eMerge Americas 2016—right in their own backyard. On September 28, eMerge begins a two-week inaugural tour, hitting six of Latin America’s most dynamic cities. We’ll be hosting half-day sessions, spreading the word, making connections, announcing new developments, and building up excitement.
For Devon Grimmé of Prometheon Pharma, a key interaction at last year’s GCVCA Expo led to eMerge 2015, which led to an appearance on CNBC. Watch the clip at www.bit.ly/ppcnbc
Since eMerge, Devon and his team have received the first patent for an innovative needle-free insulin patch, and discovered an innovative hair growth technology.
“With all these changes, we are very close to a deal with a major pharma company, and continue attracting investors thanks to the exposure we received in Miami.”
Get more details at prometheonpharma.com
eMerge Americas is now accepting applications for the 2016 Startup Showcase. Last year, hundreds of startups from around the globe came to compete and gain exposure. This time around, we’re expecting over 200 angel investors and venture capitalists, and we will be awarding $175,000 in cash and prizes. Apply today!
Inspiration on a platter—with BBQ bites on the side. No wonder the first WIT rendezvous of the season was such a huge success. On August 26, a crowd of women (and quite a few men) gathered at Building.Co to listen to two of Miami’s top female influencers. Nancy Dahlberg, Miami Herald Entrepreneurship Writer, and Julia Ford-Carther, Senior Editor Ocean Drive Magazine, had much to say about the impact of women leaders and why every business needs them. A special thanks to Emmy-award-winning journalist, Maggie Rodriguez, who served as moderator for the evening.
Join us at the next WIT Rendezvous on September 24.
Pre-registering has its perks. First, you get the savings—a discount code to be used at registration. Then, the excitement starts to sink in. You mark your calendar. You reach out to fellow attendees. You start making plans, as you would for any big event. Only this time, it’s a journey you signed up for, and it begins now.