In Miami, the home of Knight Foundation, we support a startup community where world-class innovators can connect, collaborate and create lasting change for the future of our city.
Since 2012, Knight has invested more than $30 million in nurturing an entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting innovators, attracting investments and growing the city’s talent base.
In recent years, we have invested in initiatives that build stronger ties and a sense of community among startup leaders such as Venture Café Miami, Local Leaders Collective, Craftsperson and Black Girl Ventures; connect talent and professional opportunity such as Venture for America and Talent Scout; and create local investor networks such as Miami Angels, Black Angels Miami and Function Collective.
Our goal is to accelerate the development of a startup culture, open to the entire community, that helps make Miami a place where ideas are built and ventures are scaled.
The Miami program centers on:
- Building Community: Strengthening connections within local networks of entrepreneurs, investors and talent to support learning, growth and a deeper sense of community.
- Connecting Talent & Opportunity: Creating avenues for new talent — from longtime Miami residents to newcomers — to discover and connect with the city’s growing startup community, connecting interest with professional opportunities.
- Activating Capital: Growing Miami’s venture funding capacity by building investor networks that are known and accessible to local entrepreneurs.
In all of the communities where Knight works, we try to accelerate organic, community-led trends. In Miami, we aim to be catalytic funders, collaborating with private, public and philanthropic partners to support high-impact entrepreneurship.
Knight also invests in the city’s creative sector, as a way to build community, through its arts program. Learn more about Knight’s Arts program.
Knight Miami Office:
200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131-2349
Miami Community Advisory Committee members:
Barron Channer, Woodwater Group; Melissa Krinzman, Krillion Ventures; Nabil Malouli, DHL; Charmel Maynard, University of Miami; Gabriel Navarro of MMG Equity Partners; Debra Wechsler, Norman & Irma Braman Family Foundation.
Image (top): A panorama view of Miami. Used under CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.
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