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UNIVERSITY
  • Student(s) and/or recent graduate (up to 2 years)
  • Any college or university
  • Minimum Viable Product produced
  • Little or no revenue
  • Less than 1 year since founded
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EARLY STAGE
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced & Proof of Concept established
  • Key members in place (Minimum of 2 full-time employees)
  • Have paying customers (not cash-flow positive)
  • Less than 3 years since founded
  • No more then $500k raised in angel or seed capital
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LATER STAGE
  • Headquartered in the United States or internationally
  • Product is commercially ready
  • Cash flow positive or near positive
  • Management team in place
  • In growth phase
  • No more than $5M raised in total capital
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The 2016 Advisory Board

  • AdamSmith
    Partner, Medina Capital
  • IvanRapin-Smith
    Director, Watsco Ventures
  • NicoBerardi
    Managing Director, AGP Miami
  • YudaSaydun
    President, Genventure Corporation

The 2016 Judges

  • JulianSevillano
    Founder and Managing Partner of Maacama Advisors
  • Rhys L.Williams
    Co-founder and Immediate Past Presi dent of New World Angels
  • WalterO'Leary
    Managing Partner at South Pointe Capital
  • AleHohagen
    Investor and Board Advisor - CEO of Nobox, Ex CEO of Google and Facebook Latin America
  • ChristianSeale
    Founder and Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Miami
  • EltonBrand
    Investor and two­‐time NBA All­‐Star
  • Jose A.Hernandez-Solaun
    President of The Easton Group
  • MartinSchmieg
    Founder, ClearIt, LLC and Soar Ventures
  • MikeRodriguez
    Principal at Medina Capital
  • DouglasO'Keefe
    President and Co-Founder of the angel investment group, Miami Innovation Fund
  • JackKarabees
    Co-Founder of the Miami Innovation Fund
  • SamiShiro
    Managing Partner Israel G-Tek LLC
eMerge put us in contact with so many connections, really pivoting event in the life of a young company.

Armand Sepulveda CEO of Nawboi Technologies

We finished in the Top 10 start-ups at eMerge Americas 2015. We had a blast, getting interviewed by Chief Investors Officers during the two days made the event intense and productive. Great contacts and fantastic organization.

Antonio Calderon COO & Co-Founder of Streann Media

Participating in the Startup Showcase and Pitch Competition has given EarlyShares great exposure to eMerge's diverse global audience. The eMerge organizers do an awesome job bringing dozens of exciting startups together in one place.

Joanna Schwartz CEO & Co-Founder, EarlyShares

eMerge Americas is a destination event for startups. The speaker lineup was amazing and accessibility to investors and customers was outstanding.

Greg Jordan Founder & CEO of Graph Story

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