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Founders Live Friday – Hosted by Kwamara Thompson

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Get ready for an inspiring and informative evening as Kwamara Thompson presents “Founders Live Friday.” Join us for an engaging event that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and the journey of successful founders. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business professional, this event is designed to provide valuable insights, networking opportunities, and inspiration for your own entrepreneurial endeavors.

Highlights of the Evening

  1. Hosted by Kwamara Thompson: Miami City Leader, Founders Live. Renowned entrepreneur, Kwamara Thompson, will take the stage to share their personal journey as a founder. Gain valuable insights from her experiences, including the challenges faced, lessons learned, and strategies for success. Kwamara’s inspiring story will motivate and empower you to pursue your own entrepreneurial dreams.
  2. Special Guest: Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust’s mission is to ensure the equitable participation of Blacks in Miami-Dade County’s economic growth through advocacy and monitoring of economic conditions and economic development initiatives in Miami-Dade County.
  3. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, including entrepreneurs, business professionals, and aspiring founders. Forge meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and expand your professional network during dedicated networking sessions. Build relationships with individuals who share your passion for entrepreneurship and foster potential collaborations.
  4. Founders Live Pitch Competition: Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing… built in Florida.
  5. Refreshments and Socializing: Enjoy light refreshments and engage in casual conversations with fellow attendees, speakers, and founders during the networking breaks. Use this time to further connect and establish meaningful relationships in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain insights from successful founders, connect with industry professionals, and be inspired to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. Founders Live Friday, hosted by Kwamara Thompson, promises to be an enriching and empowering event for all aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

Join us for an incredible evening as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear five awesome Miami founders pitch their startups!

Interested in pitching at this or a future event? Apply here!


  • 6:00 pm – Networking and Happy Hour
  • 7:00 pm – Announcements, Sponsors and Pitch Competition
  • 8:30 pm – After-Party

Follow us on social media (@founderslivemiami, @kwamaradenise, @pssocialmiami) for updates, announcements, and any additional information regarding the event.

Join us at Founders Live Friday and take a step closer to realizing your entrepreneurial aspirations. Get ready to be inspired, learn from experienced founders, and connect with a vibrant community of entrepreneurs. We look forward to welcoming you to an evening of entrepreneurial brilliance and growth.

Founders Live Friday happens every 3rd Friday of the month.

Thank you to our partners!


July 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm