Behind Platform

Leandro Finol
FOUNDER

Fascinated with new disruptive ideas and driven entrepreneurs, Leandro is dedicated to developing ecosystems that help launch and scale innovation. He is a visionary educator who fuels his multidisciplinary talents and personal entrepreneurial learnings into crafting opportunities and programs that empower early-stage founders.

Ecosystem builder, Educator & Entrepreneur
Valeria Siegrist
PROGRAM MANAGER

A believer in the power of startups to fuel and transform a city. What captivates her the most is the desire of founders to solve real problems in Miami. Former Student Director for StartUP FIU, when she is not supporting Bold entrepreneurs, you’ll find her cooking Vegan Arepas for her own local foodie entrepreneurial project.

Former StartUP

FIU Student Director,

Program Manager Platform Miami

Diego Berta
CURATOR OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

Diego was born with an appreciation for raw materials and the artisans that turn rough elements into amazing works of mechanical or fine arts. He prides himself in having an innate ability to find rare visionaries and entrepreneurs and then help them turn rough ideas into unique and highly valuable companies.

Senior Director of Business Development at Magic Leap
Matt Haggman

Matt is a community leader who has been deeply and uniquely engaged with Miami, driving key change, supporting new ideas and creating new opportunities across South Florida. He is an Award-winning reporter, civic leader and currently elevating his platform to create opportunity for all through his candidacy for US Congress.

Candidate for US Congress

PIONEER IN MIAMI’S

ENTREPRENEURIAL MOVEMENT

David Koretz
INVENTOR & ENTREPRENEUR

David is a serial entrepreneur and inventor who currently holds a dozen technology patents. David reached Silicon Valley success and is passionate about funneling his west coast experience and best practices to elevate and bring substance to the South Florida entrepreneurship ecosystem.

​Founder of Plum, an Innovative wine by the glass company.

Felipe Sommer
ED-TECH INNOVATOR

Felipe is a philanthropist at heart, improving the quality of life for others, be it through education, entrepreneurship or community service in any capacity. He’s a management consultant turned successful entrepreneur whose passion for technology and education fuels his desire to empower teachers and engage students.

Founder, Board Member and Head of Global Business at Nearpod
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