Headshots of Brian Breslin, Melissa Medina, Matt Haggman, Keith Rabois, Delian Asparouhov, and Jack Abraham

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On April 25, Delian Asparouhov, a principal at Peter Thiel’s venture-capital firm Founders Fund, sent a tweet announcing the “unofficial start of the inaugural Miami Tech Week.”

The tweet went viral, prompting almost 1,000 tech-startup founders and investors to immediately descend upon the city for a week of Silicon Valley-style festivities. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the unofficial start of the inaugural Miami Tech Week

I know of at least 100 founders, VCs etc all flying in

Reply here if you’re gonna be in town this week so folks can know!

— delian 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@zebulgar) April 25, 2021


The problem was that he sent that tweet without realizing that Melissa Medina, a member of the established tech community, had been hosting an annual technology conference since 2014 called eMerge Americas that the locals had already dubbed “Miami Tech Week.” Medina serves as president of the annual conference.

The tweet surprised Medina and other members of the community. There was “zero coordination or communication for this year’s event,” said Medina, who was born and raised in Miami.

The tech world is looking at Miami as a possible next Silicon Valley — a place where exploding startups create wealthy founders who invest in more …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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