Set in the heart of the EXPO floor, the Launchpad sets the stage for innovators who are pushing for a new frontier and changing the way we live. Engage with entrepreneurs as they share their revolutionary ideas and inventions, listen to investors with foresight on the future of technology, and more.

Launchpad Stage

Follow the latest technologies to the Launchpad Stage, where innovators share their groundbreaking ideas.

Monday, April 23 2018

9:00 am - 9:10 am ( eMerge Stage )
Welcome Remarks
9:10 am - 9:50 am ( eMerge Stage )
Let’s Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets
Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico

The future of governments in the world are at risk given the arrival of leaders making false promises. There is an urgent call for unity and collaboration in order to take a stand for freedom and human rights. Join former President of Mexico, Vicent Fox as he shares his experience and thoughts about the future of politics.

9:50 am - 10:00 am ( eMerge Stage )
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session presented by Endeavor Miami
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Session presented by Engel & Völkers Miami
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Session presented by Engel & Völkers Miami
11:30 am - 11:35 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Session presented by University of Miami
12:05 pm - 12:35 pm
Digital Banking Latin America

Digital transformation is a priority for banks now but there are no references in terms of data to really understand at what stage the banks are now. For the third time, Technisys worked in partnership with GMIX Stanford in investigating the state of the banking market in Latin America.

12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
Session presented by the Knight Foundation
1:05 pm - 1:25 pm
What It Takes to Go From Startup to Global Growth

Join CFO of Eikon Digital, a thriving pan-regional media buying company, to learn more about investors with multinational considerations and how a start-up evolved into a company with a presence in 10 countries and more than 120 employees. Learn about the importance of profitability to a start-up, growth strategies that do not always involve funding, the investor landscape, emerging markets, the Latin American business ecosystem, and other factors impacting the corporate environment.

1:25 pm - 2:00 pm
Session presented by CareerSource
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KEYNOTE: Ecommerce in Latin America: Insights & Trends

Join CEO and Co-Founder of Mercado Libre, Marcos Galperin as he shares his expertise regarding the e-commerce Industry in Latin America.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tech in the Palm Beaches

Learn about successful companies who have chosen to be #MadeInPBC Palm Beach Tech Association

Cam Collins President
DockMaster Software, Inc.
Shana Ostrovitz Co-Founder
Rooster Local
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Session presented by Florida International University
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Session presented by Branger Briz
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Session presented by Miami-Dade College
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Session presented by the Knight Foundation
4:50 pm - 5:30 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Digital Enterprise presented by Cyxtera
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm ( eMerge Stage )
eMerge Americas Happy Hour at the Loews Miami Beach

Tuesday, Tuesday 24 2018

9:00 am - 9:00 am ( eMerge Stage )
9:10 am - 10:30 am
NFTE Pitches
10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:05 am
11:05 am - 12:45 pm
Late Stage Pitches
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm
12:55 pm - 2:25 pm
Early Stage Pitches
2:25 pm - 2:35 pm
2:35 pm - 3:25 pm
University Pitches
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Session by IMPAC Fund
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Visa Hackathon Competition
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Start Up Competition Awards


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