Miami has always been a haven for innovators, for builders, for disrupters and for those wielding the power of technology as a tool of change.

Now, at a time when physical anchors to place are a movable constant, the spotlight is on our community.

We’re taking advantage of this unique moment to articulate the values, opportunities, and principles that guide our vision – both for ourselves and for those who wish to join us.

This Manifesto is of, by, and for, the people behind the #miamitech movement.

We Are A Community of Builders

We have grit, ingenuity, and as one of most entrepreneurial metro regions in the country, we innovate by necessity and for purpose beyond profit. What you build in Miami will work anywhere.

We Disrupt the Status Quo

We are a testing ground for novel ideas and experimentation. Our leaders are eager to build with and for all. We’re not only after the next unicorn, but also the business models that elevate technology as a centrifuge to a thriving community.

We Believe Talent is Universal

But we recognize that opportunity is not. We are cultivating experiential and educational environments that address the human capital needs of 21st century companies. Investing in an inclusive technology and entrepreneurial pipeline requires everyone do their part.

We Are Home To Outsiders

Over half of our population is foreign-born and we have one of the largest concentrations of immigrant entrepreneurs per capita. We value relationships and strive to welcome newcomers with open arms. We make it our business to break down opportunity silos and concentrated power structures. We do so to make it easier for all to integrate, connect and navigate this ecosystem.

We Are A Global Launchpad

We are the gateway city, not only to LATAM and the Caribbean, but to the world. Our unique geographic position makes us an ideal landing pad for capital and ventures seeking to expand internationally or enter the US market.

We Are Driven By Our Inclusive Values

Our community is multilingual, multi-cultural and though we struggle with meaningful integration, we are a true representation of the future of American cities: a majority-minority demographic. We are uniquely diverse but we are not yet a model for inclusion. Though, with such a large Hispanic and Caribbean population, it would be easy for us to make this claim.

We aspire to be an ecosystem designed for and embodied by inclusion, access, racial equity, diversity, upward economic mobility and seamless connectivity. We are on the way, but have such great lengths to go to ensure our Black, Indigenous, other Peoples of Color and LGBTQ+ people are fully represented by all measures of opportunity.

We Are Not Silicon Anything

We will never be the new Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach or anything but what makes our community unique. We are not a barren wasteland for startups. We rank high on startup activity and like most emerging markets are building the infrastructure necessary to increase the rate of scale. Miami has earned a reputation as a global hub for technology and entrepreneurship because we have intentionally laid the groundwork over many years.

We Are Collaborative

We know that innovation is not a zero sum game. It’s in our best interest to work together. Let’s collectively seek first to understand our existing ecosystem and aim to be additive, not duplicative. But, please, get in where you best fit in and always endeavor to amplify the work of others.

We Are Women-Led

We are the only major US city founded by a woman. In fact, we’re proud that so many of the resources for founders – from the accelerators, incubators, angel groups, coworking spaces, programs and conferences – are women led.This doesn’t mean we’re free from the inequities in representative board leadership, access to capital, or the endemic bro-culture that plagues other tech communities. We all remain vigilant to avoid gender exclusive panels, committees or advisory groups.

We Are Transparent About Failure

Which is really hard to do. We still struggle with calling out the outliers whose actions erode public trust and confidence. Let’s be honest: we have a storied history of racial inequality, striking disparities, affordability, homelessness, financial insecurity, gentrification and cultural fragmentation. Yet, we are constantly learning from our mistakes and from lessons of failures in other communities.

We Are Building Together

We are building with intention, not perfection. We welcome challenges, constructive critique, but most importantly, folks who want to make Miami better.

As we evolve, so will this #MiamiTech Manifesto. It is a living statement of purpose and accountability. It is a representation of our commitment to who we are as an ecosystem and where we strive to be. It is a declaration of the principles we aim to uphold and the values we endeavor to embody.

Don’t just observe, become an active participant in our experiment. Take the pledge, add these principles to your website or favorite online platform, and contribute in a way that adds value to our community.

We are #MiamiTech

The following members of the #MiamiTech community have committed to upholding these values, staying accountable to each other and the community at-large, and building a more prosperous and equitable tech community together.

Michelle Abbs, Managing Director Mana Tech

Earle Acosta

Chris Adamo, CBO/Investor at WhereBy.Us/Letterhead

Maritza T. Adonis, MTA Visions Global CSR & Gov’t Relations

Claudia Akel - Social Impact Movement

Duygu Aktan, Ango AI

Liz Rebecca AlarcĂłn, Founder & Executive Director, Pulso

Jonatan Alava

Kimberly Aldunate

David Alexandre Brun, Seeded

Daniel Almeida, Stayfilm

Douglas Almeida, Stayfilm

Aileen Alon

maria c. alonso

Daniela Alpert

JC Alvarez, Clarify and Built In Miami

Kevin Amézaga

Andy Amendola, Tech Advisor and Digital Strategy Expert

Ryan Andersen

Nancy Anderson Bolton, Globant

Scarlett Arana, UnifyIT innovation developer

Alex Arguelles

Andres Arias / Clarity

Nicolas Arroyo

Nishita Aswani

Amy Austin Renshaw


Beatriz Ayala, Co-founder & CEO Musicasa

David Azar

Jaime BaeA

Michelle Bakels, Boca Code

Akos Balogh, Moscase Inc

Prem Balwani - Founder & CEO iGrabit

David Barkoe, Carve Communications

Matthew Beatty, The Carrie Meek Foundation

Maria Beckles

Branden Bedoya, Google

Matias Beeck

Patricia Beitler, Velocitas Marketing + PR

Demian Bellumio

Champ Bennett

Amber Berger

Richard Bermudez

Kiel Berry

Marie Berry, Founder and Angel

Cody A Bess

Mario Betancourt

Johnny Betancourt - Co-Founder @ Clutch Prep

Romi Bhatia

Gean Biffulco

David Bisset

Sam Blatt, Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Mayor Jane Bolin

Isa Bolivar, Uber

Andrew Bowyer

Brian Breslin - Refresh Miami + The Launch Pad

Laura Bries Biseo

Margaret Brisbane

Daniel Brito - Outcomes Manager @ Ironhack Miami

Stephanie Brito, Software Engineer at Google + Master’s Student at Stanford

Gabriela Brown, Every Woman

Leigh-Ann Buchanan, President & Executive Director, aīre ventures

Maria Budet, Beacon Council

Bianca Bustamante

Nikki Cabus, Palm Beach Tech Association

Rogelio Caceres, RCG Global

Kevin Cadette, Black Angels Miami

Christine Cafiso Pulver, Founder at theheard

Colin Campbell

Jairo Cano, Caiman Immunizer Antimalware

Alex Cantwell, Founder/Inventor at FitFones, Inc.

Fausto Carassai @ BigDevsLLC

Randy Carballo, Blanca CRE

Lulu Carbonell, Liquid Carrot Founder; Cell-Ed VP; LifePath CTO

Kayla Cartwright

Seth Cassel

Mario L Castellanos

Luc Castera - Founder, Octopi

Nate Causey

Floris Chabert

Aaron Chavez

Jennifer Chelenyak, EY

Kelly Chess

Joe Chin

Carolina Chiu

Kevin Choi

Kevin Choi,


Silvia Clarke, eMerge Americas

Miriam Cloquell, Minds of Tomorrow

Stan COIGNARD, French Tech Miami - Community Lead

Chelsie Cooper, Approvely

Patrick Corbett Founder, Mind Stimuli Labs, Co

Tina Cornely, Founder of Bridging Humanity

Michael Coronado

Leo Correa

Paola Correa - TedXMiami

Paige Cortese

Jocelyn Cortez Young - Minerva Capital

Gabriela Costales

Jonathan Cox, CEO and Founder at Grownextdoor

Camilo Crespo

Mark Crofton

Mario Cruz, Watsco Ventures / Miami Maker Faire

Nancy Dahlberg, Refresh Miami

Juan Pablo D’Alessandro, Endeavor

Sean Daly, Founder, Expetitle

Rod Danan, Founder & CEO at Prentus

Marcelo Daniel Sanchez,

Chris Daniels, The Shrimp Society

Rebecca Danta, Miami Angels

Stephanie Davis, ex-Googler

Lila de la Chesnaye, ex-Chewy/Instacart/Nearpod

Jordan De Leon, Urban Impact Lab

Francesca de Quesada Covey

Delia DeBuc, Founder and CEO, iScreen 2 Prevent , LLC

Lesley DeCanio

Federico Decia, Co-Founder Nub8

Elizabeth Decker, President, SIM South Florida

Juan Pablo Degiovanni, Crystalzoom

Antonio Delgado, Dean of Engineering and Technology at Miami Dade College

Maria Derchi Russo, Refresh Miami

Arjun Desai, Insightec

Ashok Deshmukh

Jason Devlin, Watsco Ventures

Eileen Devline-Ward

Fabian Divito

Brent R. Dixon

Tamas Doffek

Maria Dominguez, Site Director of CIC Miami

Angela Don, Product Designer

Gladys Downs

CEO Goran Dragoslavic First American Telecom

Maria Dreyfus-Ulvert

Edgard D. Duque, TheVentureCity

Claudia Duran

Vanessa Duran, Principal at DCC Accounting

Joshua Eisenberg, PhD, Lead Scientist NLU @ Artie inc.

John Elizabeth Aleman

Serge Elkiner

Lacey Elmange

Kaitlyn Elphinstone, Cayman Enterprise City


Fabio Escobar

Raul G Faife, UPEFIU

Nelly M. Farra, Co-Founder + COO of Perchance

Carlos Fdo.Ramirez - AddData co-creator and creative data analysis

Jose Fermin, CEO @ What a TV

Alvaro Fernandez, EFyA Advisors

Cesar Fernandez - Converge Government Affairs, ex-Uber

Diego Fernández - Contextus - Social Commerce Platform

Wifredo “Wifi” Fernández - Scout, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Maurice R. Ferre, Insightec Chairman & CEO

Jonathan Fichman, Kabot Advisors

Ken Finneran, VP Global HR

Michael A. Finney, President & CEO, Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Cynthia M. Fleischmann

Kamalah Fletcher, A Little Help Never Hurt

Kamalah Fletcher, A Little Help Never Hurt

Keena Fletcher, Groups of Good People

Cheriene Floyd

Ibis Fonte, Software Factory

Antoine Forest, Co Founder - -

Krystina François, Executive Director, Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade

Brenda Freeman Tech advisor and business leader

Marcelo C. Freire, Sr. Director Global Exp. & Innovation

Michael Friedberg, Founder/President of SEO Nerd

Randy Fuentes

Maurice Gabriel, Your Strategic Partner

Laura Gabrysiak, R-Ladies Miami

Laurent GALLISSOT, Consul General of France in Miami

Cecilia Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Patricia Garcia, Founder @ college thrifts

Beto Garza

Enrique Garza

Erick Gavin, Center for Black Innovation

Will Gendron

Nicolette Ghimire

Patricia Gil

Jane Gilbert, High Impact Integrated Solutions


Howard Gitten

Emily J Gleason

Joan M. Godoy, Radical Partners

Leon Gomez

Sebastian Gomez Puerto

Laura González-Estéfani

Ana Paula González, 500 Startups

Mitchell Gonzalez

Paola Gonzalez - @kardioyoga

Xavier Gonzalez, Cyxtera

Alfred Gonzalez-Cuzan, Arm Innovator

Claudia Gorham

Olga Granda

Gustavo Grande, The Idea Center at MDC

Ian Grant II, WaySlay

Lakeshia Grays, BSEXpress Delivery

Jacek Grebski // 7 Train Ventures

Annette Green Tellez, Code/Art

Channi Greenwall, SecurityScorecard

Sharon Griemsman - Year Up, Inc.

Elliot Grossbard - Head of Growth at ElevateU (HigherEd EdTech)

Ailyn Guerra

Flavio Nicolay Guimaraes

Patricio Guitart

Jacob Gurrola, Avisual LLC

Jordan Guthrie

Alejandro Gutierrez @AdMobilize

Pablo Gutierrez Oyhanarte

Steven Haase

Lynn Hackney

Steven Hadjilogiou

Matt Haggman, Beacon Council

John Hall, Brickell Opportunity Partners

Michael Hall, Founder, Digital Grass

Douglas Hardin EatUp Inc

Adele Harrington, UNCS Evolution

Timothy Hasse, Founder of General Provision, Founder of T R I M

Dr. B. Sarah Haynes, Ph.D, Founder, CEO, CoachEra/Pishevar-Haynes Foundation, Pishevar Family Office, Edison Startup Executive Coach/Investor/Humanitarian

Gavin Heale

Suraj Hemnani - Co-founder @ Weather Creative

Kimberly T. Henderson, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida

José G. Hernández — HRNANDEZ

Seba Herrera Cano

William Herrera, IT System Engineer

Erez Hevroni

Marlon Hill

Bill Hinostroza, EasyClout

Greg Horowitz, Consulate General of Israel in Miami

Ericka Howard, Urbanly

Jared Husch

Fabio Iannelli, ADVANSIS

Nicolas M Iglesias

Roberto Interiano

Charles Irizarry

Elizabeth Irizarry

James Irvine, 305 Works

Paola Iuspa-Abbott

Laura James - CoFounder -

Piotr Jaworski, Head of New Tech, Jit Team

Ernesto JerĂłnimo Kemmerer, ek Technology Consulting

David Jessup Jr.

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Ja’dan Johnson, Center for Black Innovation

Christine Johnson, VP Innovation, Miami Dade Beacon Council

Chris Johnston

Jody Jones

Pablo Junco

Danny Kattan

Robert Katz, World Innovation Network

Stacey Kawakami

Tyler Kelley, Innovation City

Tamour Khan

Annette King, Founder & CEO at Muuchit

Haley Kirk,

Karin Klein, Bloomberg Beta

Daniel Kleinman, Seaworthy Collective

Amy Knox,

Tarkan Kocoglu

Susanna Kohly Jacobson, Google Cuba

James Kohnstamm, EVP, Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Herwig Konings

Andrej Kostresevic, Partner, DART Ventures

Jake Kozloski

Melissa Krinzman, Krillion Ventures

Janet Kyle Altman

Angel Lacret. Founder of Cobuild Lab

Vanessa Lamarque

Richard Lamondin

Augusto Landestoy

Alyssa Landry

Nicolas Lares, Serial Entreprenuer

Travis Laurendine

Alexander Lazar

Evan Leaphart - Founder, Kiddie Kredit

Temante Leary

Bonnie Lee

Prem Lee Barbosa

Dirk Leifer, Level 5 Partners

David Lekach

Reneida Leon

Sergio Leon, Co-Founder 1Nation Digital


Traci Levine

John Levinson, Westway Capital

Kevin Levy, Gray Robinson, P.A.

Mike Lingle // Rocket Pro Forma

Rachel Lipoff

Antonio Llanos, CTO LaCalle Group

Diana Londono, International Economic Development

Jorge Lopez - Founder of Shipealoo!

Valerie Lopez, CEO & Co-founder at Shoot My Travel

Renee Lopez-Cantera

Jorge Lozano, Ploosi

Sarah Lucas

Ivo Machado, Wisecut

Kyle Maharlika, Associate @ VCM

Alejandro Mainetto

Mellanie Malik

Moishe mana .mana common

Aaron Mandell

Michael Mannino

Gabriela Mara Schmitman, Bondy Group

Nacho Marcotegui - NEORIS USA, INC

Julia Marina

Matti Marshak, LAB Ventures, Studio CEO

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Brenda Matos, Product Designer

Laura I MaydĂłn

Hernan Mayol, Apprentice Worldwide

Michael R. McCord - AOA Ventures (Healthcare / RE Focus)

Kerry McLaney, 305 Creative & Art Vault

Adrienne C. McWilliams, Co-Founder & CEO of BRIDGE Networks

Henry Mederos, Software Engineer

Melissa Medina, eMerge Americas

Alvaro Melendez, CRANT


Jorge Mezzadra

Kevin V. Michael, Co-Founder & CEO, Invizio

Johanna Mikkola, CEO & Co-Founder, Wyncode Academy

Juha Mikkola, Co-Founder of Wyncode Academy

John Paul Milciunas, BaseLayer Ventures

Ted Miller

Andre Miranda - Tech Innovations

Brandon Mitchell, Venture for America

Lynn Miteva

Carrie Monescalchi

Rebekah Monson, WhereBy.Us

Aldo Mora, Sprezet

Katrina Morris

Samuel J Morris, Gigasheen LLC

Courtney Murtha

Rebecca Negro Rocha, Endeavor

Sarah Nohe

Lisa Nuessle, General Manager, Ironhack

Ivania Oberti, Esq founder of IOBERTI LEGAL

Martin Ogawa

JJ Ogrey, Founder

Francisco Opazo, Entrepreneur

Ana Ordoñez

Willy Orozco SoFlo RM for Microsoft TEALS

Michael Ortali

Mark Osterman

Cari PĂ©rez, General Assembly

Glenda Pacanins, The Nineteen & Nine Company

Oscar Paez, Country Head, ENCONCRETO

Albert Paredes, SoftwareCraft

Ignacio Paricio, UX advocate

Devin Patel, VP of Business Development, Passport

Kenasha Paul, Black Professionals Network

Alex Perez

Oscar Perez

Anabel Perez, NovoPayment

Matheus Pessanha, Jobis

Michael J. Pichardo

Soledad Picon

Alicia Pierre, Legally Techie™

Justin Pinn, Board Member, Miami EdTech

Julio Poppe - Ruway Ventures

Joanna Popper, HP, Global Head of VR Go-To-Market

Juan José Portela Zardetto - CEO PHLOX Networks a Division of SILIGOM USA LLC

Emmanuela Prevolis

Gio Punzo, Streann Media

Raquel Quezada

Ariel Quiñones, Ironhack

Cesar Quintero - The Profit Recipe

Arathi Ramappa

Ivan Rapin-Smith, Watsco Ventures

Carlos Raul Garcia

Rachel Raynaud

Ryan Rea @Volvoshine

Keratin Recker, Authentifi and NTENT

Mariana Rego, Senior Product Manager

Jade Reichling, EisnerAmper

Arnoldo J. Reyes

Esteban Reyes

Max Ringelheim, When Going Viral

Marilu Rios

Stephanie Rios - Founder, Pop Squid MKG

Paul Roatta, CISSP

Lynare Robbins, Executive Director, Global Chamber- Miami Chapter

Lil Roberts

Alejandro Rodriguez

Josue Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez - Azulle

Ivon Rodriguez, CMO @ Linqto

Jocelyn Rodriguez, Cofounder - Clearfind

Johnny JR Rodrigues, emb3Ded

Gabriel Roizner, Co-founder & CEO Mozper

Monica Rojas, Palm Beach Tech

Gabriela Rolon

Jose Romero

Hesler Roque

Lucas Rosa, Founder Pedra CRM

Juan Rosas,, Future Proof Websites

Scott Rosenbluth, CRAZE

Sara Rosenthal

Ashley Rousseau

Rebecca Rovirosa-Capote, L’epic Miami

Laurent Ruben - Partner @ French Accelerator / FaBB

Hans O. Rueckschnat

Jorge Ruiz, CEO, Finconecta

Kelsey E. Rumburg, Author of Trash to Treasure

Joseph Russo

Marcelo Russo, Co-founder and COO, QRoom

Maria Sabando, Strategic Advisor

Gabriela Sabate

Gabriela Sabate, Health Semantics

Rodolfo Saccoman

Phillippe Saint-Just, Co-Founder

Brent Saiontz

Suzanne Salas

Danilo E Salazar

Gofredy Salazar - Co-founder Chelatto Brewing Co

Thalia Salmon

Alesia Salvatierra

Michael Samway, The Business and Human Rights Group

Ricardo Sangion, TheVentureCity

Mike Sarasti, CIO City of Miami

Andres Saravia @ Meridian PDP - Data Privacy

Alfredo Sarria, Co-Founder @ SerpGuru

J.J. Sass

Mitali Saxena

Yuda Saydun, CyVent

Mark Scharnitz

Bernardo Scheinkman, Smart Cities Americas

Michael Schofield

Brian Schriner

Christian Schweizer, President HBS Alumni Angels South Florida

Darrin Scorpio Campbell, StartUPs United

Juan Sebastian Arrubla

Nicole Sedlack, Operations Manager, aīre ventures

Pablo Segarra, Esq., CEO of X1492 Media

Yasiel Segui, Miami Tech Advocate

Doron Sherman, Tech Entrepreneur & Investor, Cloudinary - Kemtai

Gita Shonek

jessica shraybman

Marte Siebenhar

daniel silber

Sebastian Silva

Gigi Silver

Franklin Sirmans, PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami

Sandy Skelaney, TEDxMiami

Doug Skoke, Benjamin Douglas

Veronica Socarras

Cristina Solana, MiamiJS and Code for Miami

Felipe Solano, Google Cloud

Pedro Sostre,

Rafael Souza da Silva

Yagiz Sozmen, CORE

Alex Stancioff

abraham starosta

Chris Stegner - CEO & Co-Founder of Very Big Things

LaToya Stirrup, Kazmaleje

Nemanja Stojanovic, Head of Engineering @

Markus Straarup, Founder of Friendspire

Rachel Streitfeld, North Bay Village Commissioner


Andrew Sturner, Founder Orange Island Ventures, co-founder of Boatsetter, Miami Angels,& Entourage Effect Capital

Juliana Tafur - Listen Courageously / Orkidea Films

Ixax Tavarez

Mike Teichberg, InventivHR

Mike Teichberg, SHRM-CP

Rodrigo Teijeiro, Founder & CEO of RecargaPay

Alex Tellez, Ocean Azul Partners


Ricardo Teran, Co-founder - FOLIO

Roger E. Teran

Nev Terzieva

Nicki Tessler

Natalie Ton

Andrea Torres, Head of Partnerships at Endeavor

Gessica Tortolano Wyncode Academy

David Tuaty - Poggesi USA

Max Tuchman, CEO + Co-Founder of Caribu

Brian B. Turner

Brandon Turp

Onega Ulanova - Assist.

Onega Ulanova LA NDPT

Cristina Urdaneta

Jorge Valens

Catalina Valenzuela - Innovus Consulting

Andres Vallejo, Co-Founder @ Navigate

Jose Vargas -

Miles J. Varghese

Amanda Vasco, LAB Miami Ventures

Carlos Vazquez

Hiram Vazquez, Operating Partner at Seven Seven Six

Marta Viciedo, Urban Impact Lab

Andrea Vigil, Cushman & Wakefield

Cesar Villa Garcia, Advisor - Upsilon Pi Epsilon @ FIU & Software Engineer @ JPMC

Mauricio Villaescusa

Charles D. Villard

David Villegas, Kuyayky Foundation

Rodrigo Vogeler

Elena Volnova, PetStore.Direct

Damian Voltes, CEO @ Fiera Studio & Patagonia Ventures

Alex Voronovich, CashQ Money Transfer

Patrick Wakeham - Apurata CEO & co-founder

Charles Walter, community advocate and product manager

Jayda Washington-Boothe

Stephen Weaver, Venture for America

Will Weinraub, The Local Leaders Collective

Scott Weinreb

Laurie Weisberg Creatd COO

Andy Weiss

Marcia Narine Weldon, Illuminating Wisdom, LLC

Jake Wells

John Wensveen, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University

Julia Wilkinson, imvest - invent, invest, impact

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Clerisy

Rebecca Willett, software developer

Nikisha Williams, Opa-locka CDC

Michael Wise, Director of Data Science @ CRANT

Irina D Woelfle

Yendi, Doxie Digital Media

Livio A. Zanardo

Giancarlo Zappala, Co-Founder of Big Motion Studio


David Zinn

Brian Zisk

Essa Zouga

Jimena Zubiria