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Brainfood Speaker Series




6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking

7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview

7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A

8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking

Speaker (Patrick Mcginnis)

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who is the author of the international bestseller, The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job, published in 2016 by Penguin Portfolio.

As a 10% (or part-time) Entrepreneur, he has built a diverse and global portfolio of investments outside of his day job, including leading technology companies such as Ipsy and Bluesmart, the London stage production of The Last King of Scotland, and over 20 ventures in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Patrick is credited by Boston Magazine with coining the term “FOMO” or “fear of missing out,” a term made popular by Millennials and digital junkies that and added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, Patrick lives in New York City.

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Matt Haggman (Moderator)

Matt Haggman joined Knight Foundation in 2011. In his role as Miami program director, Haggman leads Knight’s communities program in South Florida and launched the foundation’s initiative aimed at connecting and propelling Miami’s emerging entrepreneurs and startups as a way of building community.

Previously, Haggman was an award-winning journalist covering issues of local and national importance. He initially covered legal affairs for the Daily Business Review in Miami before moving to the Miami Herald, where he spent nearly eight years covering real estate and local politics, and worked as an investigative reporter. Haggman won numerous awards for his work, including a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism. In his last two years at the Miami Herald, he twice won the President’s Award, which honors the best work in the McClatchy newspaper chain.

In his last full year as a journalist, the Miami New Times named him as the Best Miami Herald Reporter in its annual “Best of Miami” awards.

Haggman serves on the boards of Endeavor Miami, Florida Philanthropic Network, The LAB Miami and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami. Haggman is co-chair of the Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal initiative, along with serving as an advisory board member of New Leaders Council Miami and The Miami Foundation’s “Our Miami” initiative. He is also a founding member of TEDxMiami, which has presented programs to sold-out audiences each of the last four years. Haggman is a longtime volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a law degree from Vermont Law School. Haggman and his wife, Danet Linares, live in Miami.

Brainfood with Endeavor @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.

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  FEB 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM – FEB 21, 2017 @ 9:00PM
  The LAB Miami