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Pioneers@MDC: Dirty Secrets of the Startup World with Juan Lopez Salab

December 8 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 

| Free

On December 8th, Juan Lopez Salaberry, partner at 500 Startups ( will discuss what he’s learned from working with over 100 startup companies, investing in 80 of those companies. In an engaging conversation with Juan, students will learn what is important for the next class of startup entrepreneurs changing the game in Miami. As with all Pioneers@MDC session, this will be an interactive exchange where MDC students will have the opportunity to learn how to jump into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, how to start the next innovative startup and what VCs are looking for.

500 Startups is a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, managing $200M in assets and invest in 1300+ technology start-ups. Notable 500 startup companies are Makerbot, Behance and Credit Karma.

This presentation will wrap up an incredible year of speakers at The Idea Center that include Travis Kalanick, CEO and Co-Founder of Uber; Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Square; Mike Tomas, CEO, BioHeart, Inc. and Eliana Murillo, head of multicultural marketing at Google.


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The Idea Center @ Miami Dade College
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