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The Power & Promise of Angel Investing

To support an event series that identifies, attracts and educates potential investors on the angel investment process with the goal of catalyzing more funding activity in early-stage Miami-based companies.

Civic Innovation Network

To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.

MIA Music Summit

To support MIA Music Summit: Where Music and Technology Meet, a gathering that seeks to support, connect and propel Miami's music, startup and entrepreneurial communities.

Startup City Miami 2014

To support an expanded, second annual edition of Startup City: Miami, which will comprise two events that connect and support Miami's startup community with talks, panels and pitch sessions from local and nationally-known entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders.

Enterprise Development Corporation

To support Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida, which will establish a hub in Miami's greater downtown and provide expanded entrepreneurial support services including counseling, access to mentors and connection to funders.

Miami Soup

To support the launch of Miami Soup, which will organize dinners that aim to incentivize, showcase and provide micro-grants for creative projects in South Florida.


To support WeXchange, a two-day conference in Miami that seeks to connect and propel women entrepreneurs in South Florida and across Latin America and the Caribbean.

CitizenshipWorks Center

To establish the CitizenshipWorks Center in Miami in order to make the naturalization process more effective and efficient.

National Urban Fellowship

To support key Miami Foundation initiatives, including Our Miami and the Miami Fellows program, by helping fund a National Urban Fellow at the community foundation who will assist in leading programming and public outreach.

Steve Johnson 'How We Got to Now'

To fund Steven Johnson as a speaker and thought partner, together with an online resource connected to his Fall '14 PBS/BBC series, 'How We Got to Now' which will explore how leaders and communities create places that foster innovation and support talent.

Venture Law Project

To support the Venture Law Project, which aims to provide free legal services to early stage entrepreneurs by assessing and referring cases to a pipeline of pro bono attorneys and coordinating legal clinics, seminars and workshops across greater Miami.

Power of Design Festival

To support the inaugural Power of Design (POD) Festival, which will connect ideas in the Wolfsonian's collection with issues and events in our community to facilitate future collaboration, conversation and action in Miami.

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