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Venture Cafe

1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL


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Upcoming Events

Networking, Knowledge Series Speaker Session


Topic: Building Successful Companies, Experiences of a Serial Entrepreneur. Speaker: Jay Reddy, serial entrepreneur and Founder of NextGen Federal Systems and ProLogic, Inc. Join us for a discussion with Jay Reddy. Jay will share his inspirational journey to success and his expertise building businesses from the ground up. After decades of experience, Jay has seen it all and he is here to answer your questions and offer his insight. Jay grew ProLogic from a one-person company to a powerhouse with over 330 people. In June 2008, he led ProLogic through a successful merger. He has done it again and NextGen Federal Systems currently employs over 130 software/systems professionals. The event will be held in the Everglades Room. Parking is free of charge. Questions? Visit or contact


• Thu 9/27/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Show Me the Money: How to Get your Business Funded


Topic: Show me the Money: How to get your business funded. Speaker: Mark Volchek, Las Olas Venture Capital. Having a good idea is the first step, but getting your business funded makes all the difference. Join us for a riveting panel discussion featuring Mark Volchek, Founding Partner of Las Olas Venture Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on Florida and other underserved venture capital markets. Mark is an expert in funding, growing his own company, Higher One, from its first round of seed funding and multiple rounds of venture funding all the way to its successful IPO in 2010. He helped grow Higher One from just three founders to more than 1,000 employees and guided the company through multiple acquisitions exceeding $150mm in aggregate value. When Mark left in 2014, Higher One’s products and services supported more than 1,900 schools and approximately 13 million enrolled students. Mark is also prolific angel investor and has invested in over 30 companies. He is also a Director of the Founder Institute – South Florida, where he helps budding entrepreneurs get their companies started. Mark is the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 New England Financial Services Award winner and was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Parking is free of charge. For more information, visit: or email


• Thu 11/15/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM