Waffle Wednesday is a local Miami community event hosted at the LiveNinja offices in Wynwood, Miami. Every Wednesday morning (except for the last Wednesday of the month — check out our Waffles After Work event) we cook up delicious waffles in our office and host local entrepreneurs, artists, activists, and more to mingle over breakfast and some brief presentations by our weekly featured guests. We are sponsored by the Knight Foundation, and are honored to be considered a staple in the Miami entrpreneurial and tech communities.
Teams joining the conversation
Liz Pasillas and Jon Herrera from Mersyv: Connecting artists and brands with their audience by blending storytelling, technology, and creativity through immersive and interactive music experiences.
Christian Andressen from Umbrellas: Solving hyper-local challenges through an open forum mobile app that allows community members to share solutions and advice.
The disconnect between startups and growth in Miami
People don’t get out the building to validate their idea
Lack of a support network in the community (resources)
Lack of an investment ecosystem
The importance of being a well-rounded entrepreneur
Communication with team
Understanding of key aspects of business
Decision making ability
CREATE is The Idea Center’s go-to-market program where students refine their existing prototypes through experiential learning and customer validation. During the 10-week program, the participants:
Developed the mindset, reflexes, agility, and resilience an entrepreneur needs to search for certainty in a chaotic world.
Designed and searched for a replicable and scalable business model by getting out of the building.
Tested their prototype with potential customers and challenged assumptions about their business model.
As always, we have fruits, coffee and juices waiting for you. Bring your best networking game and enjoy breakfast with our Miami Community!
Waffle Wednesdays is hosted by LiveNinja and sponsored by Refresh Miami & Knight Foundation.