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Episode 27 with Henri Pierre-Jacques from Harlem Capital: His Mission, the State of VC, why Miami, and more!

In this episode of the #MiamiTech Pod Henri, Cesar, and Brian discuss: Henri's background His Mission The State of Venture Capital in America Why Henri moved to Miami and more! Follow Henri on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hpierrejacques

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July 19, 2021

Episode 27 with Henri Pierre-Jacques from Harlem Capital: His Mission…

In this episode of the #MiamiTech Pod Henri, Cesar, and Brian discuss: Henri's background His Mission The State of Venture Capita…

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July 11, 2021

Episode 26 with Suraj Hemnani from Weather Creative: Animal Influence…

In this episode, Suraj, Cesar and Brian discuss: ⁃ How to land an influencer animal ⁃ How Mariaderchi influenced the start …

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July 3, 2021

Episode 25 with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson: her background, Clerisy, #Mi…

In this episode of The #MiamiTech Pod, Alexandra, Maria, Cesar & Will discuss: Alexandra's background Her time at Gilt, GLAMSQUAD…

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June 27, 2021

Episode 24 with Felipe and Andres from PADL: about this exciting #Mia…

In this episode Felipe, Andres, Cesar, and Maria discuss: - The tragedy in Surfside and what you can do to help - More about PADL…

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June 20, 2021

Episode 23: Fundraising News, Events Recap, & more!

On this episode of the pod, Brian, Cesar, Maria and Will discuss: Fundraising news CORAL GABLES-BASED FINTECH PAYCARGO RAISES $12…

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June 18, 2021

Episode 22.5: Live from CoMotion Miami, Cesar sits down with John Ros…

Live from CoMotion Miami, @CFernandezFL sits down with John Rossant of @CoMotionNEWS for a special edition of the Miami Tech Pod …

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About the Hosts

Cesar Fernandez

Host

Cesar was born and raised in Miami. He is a government affairs and communications consultant for tech companies at Converge Government Affairs. His clients include some of the world’s most innovative tech companies such as Zillow, REEF, Nuro, Revel, EA, Lilium, Vivid Seats, etc.
Prior to joining Converge, Cesar managed Uber’s government affairs work before state and local government in Florida for three years and was instrumental in the passage of statewide ridesharing regulations. His advocacy at Uber also extended to autonomous vehicle legislation, negotiating a multi-million dollar settlement with Miami-Dade County, and leading strategy for contract negotiations with a half-dozen Florida airports. Shortly after, Cesar transitioned to a role on Uber’s Public Policy team for Central America and the Caribbean, where he represented the company’s interest before the national governments of seven countries.

Will Weinraub

Co-Host

Maria Derchi

Co-Host

Maria Derchi Russo is the Executive Director of Refresh Miami, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and growing South Florida's tech and startup community. She is also the founder of Women in Miami Tech (WIMT), a group dedicated to supporting and advancing women in technology in South Florida.

Before joining Refresh, Maria spent the first ten years of her career running marketing programs for startups including Travelzoo and ParkJockey (now REEF Technology).

Brian Breslin

Co-Host

Native Miamian, Founder of Refresh Miami, Director of The Launch Pad at the University of Miami.
Brian is the Director of The Launch Pad at the University of Miami. At The Launch Pad, Brian teaches, mentors, and supports the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Brian has been supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Miami since 2004.