Wow! Thirty less headaches for Miami entrepreneurs, and a $50,000 prize. Twenty-two industry experts helped 30 entrepreneurs solve their business problems  in 45 minute sessions for high impact mentorship across 4 venues in Miami. MentorDay, a new made-in-Miami platform, was launched this month to give industry leaders and experts a chance to pay it forward to the community, helping up and coming entrepreneurs solve specific obstacles in their ventures. Mentor Day allows entrepreneurs and startups to receive high impact mentorship in free one-on-one mentorship sessions with industry experts on topics ranging from marketing, venture capital, growth hacking, accounting, legal and
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Rules of MentorDay

As every other club, we have our set of rules to try to keep the magic going. Mentor Day was born out of the need for mentorship and how mentors in different communities can contribute by paying it forward helping the coming generations.  It is very important that it stays true to its purpose in order to make it sustainable. With that in mind, we want to propose an initial set of rules that we believe are fundamental to the continuity of this day, that will protect the current participants and also attract new people who can generate a tremendous
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5 tips to secure a free mentor session at MentorDay.co

MentorDay is free but as many free things, getting the attention of the mentors can feel like standing in line for a free Rolling Stones concert in a small theatre. With that in mind, I would like to give you some tips on how to be more effective at securing that 1-on-1 mentorship time. 1. Apply early. Don’t wait till the last minute. It’s easier to get a spot if you apply early on. You’ll give the mentors more time to get excited about you, your company, and the problem you are trying to solve. 2. Give as much context
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My new life: Startup Immigration and Mentorship

It’s been a few months since I left my last job at500 Startups, since then I’ve kept myself busy on stealth mode. Now It’s finally time, and I am very proud to pull the curtain of what I have been working on. Spoiler Alert: I am working on two main things, startup immigration into the United States and mentorship in developing ecosystems. I know these are two very different concepts, but I truly believe they come down to the same objective; How can I increase access to opportunities, enabling more people to unleash their full potential? No more sweaty hands
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The Miami Tech Scene Is Heating Up

Miami is a city of many traits. Historically recognized for the sun, beach and tourists of South Beach, it has now become much more than that. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, Miami is the strategic capital of the Americas, binding Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America (LatAm) to the U.S. market. Miami is now the second most entrepreneurial city in the U.S., with the highest startup density in the country at 247.6 startups per 100,000 people, according to the Kauffman Index. Its privileged proximity to both New York and Silicon Valley will allow this emerging ecosystem
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How top MBA schools suck at attracting true entrepreneurs

Having spent a few days at Wharton, it become clear to me that what’s really broken about the MBA atmosphere has nothing to do with the students but rather a system that has been working for many years as a corporate grinder for recruitment in which, not only they have been some of the top payers of these programs but also on how the same system has the cruel incentive to force students back to their HQ’s. As a quick show of hands, 75% of the students in the conference I attended are going to leave Wharton with some serious
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Mi último día de aventuras en 500 Startups.

Se cierra un ciclo de infinita alegría con el enorme agradecimiento de haber podido participar de esta aventura cargada de impacto para toda una región, pero particularmente para personas que buscan cambiar el mundo todos los días. Realmente ha sido un camino fantástico de muchísimo crecimiento personal y no tengo mas que agradecimiento. Fueron dos años y medio de aprendizaje constante, forzado a empujar los límites de mi conocimiento día a día, comprometido a estar a la altura del grupo increíble de gente con el que me tocó trabajar. César, Santiago, René, Paulina, Itzel y Miguel -nuestro intern más inteligente
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