ABOUT #FLFMIAMI

FLF (Free Lunch Friday) believes to feed our global economy we need to start by feeding our startups and entrepreneurs. And to do that we are launching FLF locations around the world where startups and entrepreneurs gather on the last Friday of every month for real human interaction and community. At these locations you can connect with startups, entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, partners, and investors all while enjoying some free, beer, and community.

NOTE OUR TIME CHANGE to 5:30pm!

This Month’s FLFMIAMI is at:

The LAB Miami

400 NW 26th Street,
Miami, FL 33127

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AGENDA
Every FLF location operates from the same agenda. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if you stop into a FLF you can expect the same community and experience. Join in and lets get started.

12:00-12:30:

Community: Eat, drink, and get connected – everything starts with a meal!

12:30-12:35:

Hello and greetings: Welcome new folks into the FLF community

12:35-12:45:

Open Floor: Celebrate companies that are hiring, success stories, funds, ask questions, pitch the group, recomendations, resources, etc.

12:45-1:00:

Current Events: What’s happening now in the marketplace, community, and in the news?

1:00-1:20:

FLF Talk: 20 min talks given by entrepreneurs to inspire, educate, and empower our global community.

1:20 – ?:

More community: Anthing great starts with people and community.

SPEAKERS

Megan Marini
Megan Marini LEED AP is a founding partner and Service Design Director at 3×3. She oversees USA based client engagements and leads digital platform development and geospatial analysis. Megan holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University where she facilitated digital visualization courses. She received the Planning Challenge award for her Master’s thesis concerning innovations in information and communication technology and the adaptive capacity in post-disaster cities. Megan specializes in user-centric design with a focus on systemic design strategies. She has researched regional planning in Haiti at the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development and has steered a healthy housing and community development project at ARCHIVE. Her post-graduate work led her to Reboot where she assisted with design research and social accountability programs.

The last Friday of every month we produce 20 minute FLF talks at locations around the world. We do this by bringing in speakers who have incredible stories and insights to share with our global community of startups and entrepreneurs. Our community arrives each month hungry for content that can inspire, educate, and empower them to continue their journeys changing the world. We are always looking for great speakers. Sign up or nominate someone today!

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DONATE TO FLF
Please support our vision to create an interconnected global entrepreneurial community focused on driving our economy, creating jobs, and changing the world. It’s because of your support that we are able to gather our startups and entrepreneurs each month. And if we commit to this work on a monthly basis we provide our community with new jobs, new opportunities, and the infrastructure we need to keep it healthy, active, and sustainable for years to come.

Every dollar we raise helps us on our mission to feed the hungry startups and entrepreneurs with the things they need to build great companies. Please donate below.

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LEADERS
Danny Lafuente
Danny is the COO and CFO of the LAB Miami, which provides workspace, mentorship, and educational programming to bolster the local startup community in Miami. He is a visiting lecturer on social entrepreneurship at the University of Miami and created the LAB Miami’s Art Hackathon, which was subsequently recognized as a Knight Arts Challenge Award Winner. He is passionate about disruptive technologies and helping people realize their own entrepreneurial potential.

Prior to The LAB Miami, he worked for the Cuban American National Foundation and the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, where he worked on matters of US-Cuba Relations and authored multiple successful grants totaling over $3.5 million for Human Rights development in Cuba. He is also sits on the Board of U-Doodle and the steering committee of the Vizcaya Halloween Sundowner. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 with a B.A. in International Relations.

Follow Danny: @TheLABMiami

Wifredo Fernandez
Wifredo is the Co-Founder of LAB Miami, currently the only co-working space in Wynwood. Wifredo recently joined the Adjunct Faculty at Miami Dade College, where he teaches a course on Preparing for Student Success. He also advises an education technology startup, Skywork, on product design and strategy.

Prior to starting the LAB, Wifredo was a Teach For America corps member in Washington D.C., where he taught 3 subjects across 5 different grade levels, earning him a Teacher of the Year nomination. He was selected as member of their Social Innovation Pilot program, where he built a model for an education technology venture. He has also lived in Rio de Janeiro, where he taught English and conducted policy research at Rio Como Vamos. He earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from American University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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