Refresh Miami Startup Funding Community Event in Pictures
Written by wyncode on 30th May 2014, 10:01 AM
Maybe it’s ironic that the clock of the Miami Science Museum is off by several hours, or maybe it means that the time is always now.
In either case, Refresh Miami’s May 2014 Startup Funding tech community event was a resounding show of force in the local entrepreneurial scene. South Florida is at the start of a huge technological revolution. Tremendous capital will be generated in the next 5 years, and Wyncode Academy intends to be a leading force in that movement by educating the nascent co-founder, coder, and executive management talent that will make it all a reality.
The leader of the discussion was @carlosnobox, and the invited guests were
@CappelloJp @willaaye @RodolfoSaccoman @ThesisVentures and @PeopleFundInc. Together, they represent more dinero than a day at the U.S. mint.
Here’s a photo recap on a panel that saw many laughs, a healthy dose of competitive ribbing, and a rapt audience of South Floridians ready to show the world our mettle, and make billions of dollars in the process.
The lobby of the Miami Science Museum buzzed with the mingling of over 100 of the some 8,000 or so members of Refresh Miami, the largest tech community of its kind in the Southeast United States.
Co-founder Brian Breslin was in the heart of the action, taking tickets, and greeting newcomers.
The people of South Florida came to get their learn on, and they were excited to do so.
Just a picture of a cool scale model in the lobby of the museum.
There was free beer, free pizza, free cookies, and free soda. It was awesome.
Wyncode Academy students and Miami Techsters enjoyed the opportunity to interact with the movement from the perspective of those whose minds are fully creatively entrenched in business, code, web applications, starting startups, and entrepreneurship.
There was a genuine joy in the air that combined with the heat of the greatest city on the planet Earth left the people positively glowing.
Three of the panelists for the Startup Funding event talking shop before the big crescendo.
Every single person in attendance could be a future billionaire.
Cold drinks for a hot night.
Meanwhile, the soundwave exhibit in the parking lot of the Miami Science Museum has captured the imagination of kids of all ages for generations.
Yes, there were nametags.
Many ladies of tech were in attendance.
Well before the appointed start time, the auditorium became a hive of activity in its own right.
As the seats began to fill, the energy was palpable.
People talked amongst themselves, made new friends, cracked jokes, and observed each other in motion.
The exchange of ideas had a momentum all its own.
Attendees stayed in tune with the pulse of technology by grabbing radio waves out of the sky and interacting with reality through cyberspace.
The panelists were ready for action.
Wyncode Academy co-founder Juha Mikkola excited to be a leader in the Miami Technology movement.
Ed Toro surveys the scene with an ice cold brew in hand.
Humans are better than robots, and don’t you forget it.
Brian Breslin entertains the crowd as the live stream video connection to the WWW and an audience at Nova Southeastern University is established.
Everybody was encouraged to turn to their neighbor, shake their hand, and introduce themselves.
Just people being people.
And then it was almost time to start.
Refresh Miami co-founder working out the final touches on the audio visuals.
Johanna Mikkola and Ed Toro caught in one of those funny moments between those you actually want to capture when light is refracted through a lens, processed as information by a computer chip, and turned into a picture.
Coding is the future, and the future is now.
The audience were in it to win it.
The room was at capacity, the event was sold out, and people around the world were ready to watch it live online.
And then it began.
Much wisdom was elucidated. Many dollar signs flashed in many eyeballs.
To sum it all up, South Florida is here to win, and the tech community is on the verge of many great accomplishments.
Raising startup capital is not easy, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.
There will be times when you want to give up. But true champions never quit.
There will be times when 49 out of 50 people tell you “No! That’s a crazy idea.” But you will persevere.
And at the end of the day. We can all take our billions of dollars and invest them in each other, and whoever comes after us. The time is always now. No sequence of events is initiated without action. Don’t just learn to code. Learn to Wyncode Academy.