Opening Remarks from President Spinelli
Miami Rising: Fostering an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems are no accident – they are the result of combined efforts from leadership, local government, investors, educators, and entrepreneurs to dedicate resources and networks to earning advocates. Come hear from this panel of architects who have designed and built Miami’s entrepreneurial community.
Toward a Blue Economy: A Promise for Sustainable Growth Benefitting People and Planet
Our planet’s oceans and seas cover 70 percent of earth’s surface, regulate our climate and provide oxygen for life. Our ocean produces food, enables international maritime trade and supports economic opportunity for millions of the world’s most vulnerable communities. From renewable energy and maritime transport to eco-tourism and nature-based solutions, the world’s oceans and seas will sustain people and planet for generations to come - but only if its economic value is derived sustainably. In this session, learn about the emerging research driving new investment and blue business opportunities from an early World Bank pioneer in this space, and hear from experts in science and innovation driving this $3-6 trillion dollar economic ecosystem.
Babson ePitch: Babson's Biggest Pitch Competition
Launched in 2019 to celebrate our second century, we’re excited to announce the return of Babson ePitch, Babson’s biggest pitch competition. $100,000 (with the potential for more) prize money will be awarded and chosen participants will have the opportunity to pitch live, in Miami, to a panel of investors with decades of collective experience.
Lunch with Table Topics
Global Cybersecurity: The Opportunity for Innovation and Challenge for Protection
From ever-increasingly sophisticated adversaries to savvy entrepreneurs, the global cybersecurity industry is one of the fastest growing on the planet. Join these leaders at the helms of cybersecurity innovation for a candid conversation on the state of security today: who are the adversaries, what warrants protection, and how does the virtual landscape of today alter the demands of this evolving industry.
Family Matters: Succession Planning with the Next Generation
Today, family businesses are said to drive 70% to 90% of global GDP. And yet, the study of Family Business is about the family first. Come experience this insightful conversation with the current and future leaders of Baldwin Richardson Foods Company as we take a peek inside the process of succession planning. We will discuss what family values drive their decision making, how they handle crisis, the keys to making space for the next generation.
Celebrate Miami’s vibrant culture with an evening of music, cocktails, and regional cuisine under the stars.