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Brainfood with Mark Kingdon

December 11 @ 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 

| $50

Investing in Miami Startups

Angel investing in Miami – a conversation with Mark Kingdon

Mr. Kingdon will lead discussion on what he sees happening in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida.


  • 6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
  • 7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
  • 8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking

More about the Speakers

Mark Kingdon (Guest Speaker)

Mark is a three-time digital CEO, company founder, board member and tech startup investor.  After a long career in management consulting at PwC (where he was a partner) and a short stint at Idealab (the pioneering internet incubator), Mark ran Organic — the digital agency most famous for placing the first banner ad in internet history for 8 years.  After that he ran Second Life (the online virtual world) and it’s $500M virtual economy.  He then co-founded a used clothing ecommerce site called NiftyThrifty.  Mark started investing in internet startups almost a decade ago and has investments in two dozen companies such as Twitter, Fab.com, Refinery29, TheRealReal and more recently SKTCHY and Everypost here in Miami.


Marco Giberti (Moderator)

Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry. After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers, Mr. Giberti decided to give free rein to his entrepreneurial spirit and became:

• Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer, a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events.

After a very successful growth, regional expansion and partnerships, including a long term relationship with E.J.Krause, Reed Elsevier bought a controlling position in the business in the year 2005, and Mr. Giberti became its president and regional partner for the events and trade show division in Latin America.Over the course of his business career, Mr. Giberti has been awarded a number of distinctions in his field, including, among others, Entrepreneur of the year Award and was named one of the top 100 most influential people on the global convention and exhibition business by the Trade Show Week magazine. Mr. Giberti is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization.


Brainfood @ 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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December 11, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127 United States
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