Start and Scale Your Startup

VC IN RESIDENCE

MISSION

Reshaping the Way Black Communities

Engage, Contribute, and Are Valued in the Innovation Sector.

OVERVIEW

Problem

Code Fever Miami reshapes Black communities into thriving, innovative, engaging, productive, and value producing innovation spaces.

Only 1% of VC’s are Black, about 1 percent of VC money goes to Black founders, and only 13 black women founders in the entire nation have raised a million dollars or more in venture capital.

Solution

VC in Residence fosters investment in entrepreneurs of color promotes, and supports sustainable economic development in the communities where we work

Code Fever & Blacktech Week’s first-of-its-kind VC in Residence program, where America’s top VC’s spend a month in Miami advising and guiding Black, Latinx and Caribbean entrepreneurs. 

Model

VC in Residence program prepares new and established entrepreneurs for structured and blitz scaling

The VC in Residence program incorporates an intensive four-week boot camp, weekly instructor and residentvc office hours, weekly speaker series, and Smashd Code + Culture conference.  The boot camp will include virtual classroom participation and in-person development, from our Office Hour investors and entrepreneurs, on how to start and scale a startup.

CAPSTONE

Salon_Dinner

A special dinner salon with influencers

We believe that in order to unlock new ideas a potential its important to understand a city at it’s best and worst. With no agenda per se this dinner salon is designed for us to get to know the city by listening and providing a space for those who normally don’t connect with each other to connect. The goal for the dinners are to fill it with the most diverse, creative and passionate city influencers in order to create the most radically transparent conversations in the city for that evening. Our conversation design, curated guest list and impeccable food choices make for an evening of amazing discoveries and connections.

 

Boss Women Breakfast

Morning gathering of the city’s most amazing females

Culture & Code led by our Cross Culture VC colleague Suzy Ryoo connect with women executives, founders and influencers in every city we attend. The Boss Women Breakfast connects women who likely have never been in the same room together in a heartwarming experience. Suzy hosts the event with a local female executive and we jointly curate the invite list.

AMA Townhall

Entrepreneurs and Founders ask our syndicate questions about their business

The Ask Me Anything (AMA) format allows Culture & Code to bring in guests from our syndicate to engage with local entrepreneurs around candid and transparent questions about their business. The environment is designed so that the community has an opportunity to learn more about growing their business from our experts.  Format includes a panel-style conversation followed by on-stage and individual Q&A.

SMASHD_Community

Culture & Code partners with an organization doing work with youth in the community

Culture & Code is about preparing the next generation of young entrepreneurs and we devote 1-2 hours to supporting an organization specifically focused on youth in the community. Example programs include Design thinking labs, Entrepreneurship workshops, hack-a-thons, etc.

Office Hour Speakers

Brian C. Patterson

Partner at Gunderman Dettmer San Francisco

Diishan Imira

Mayvenn CEO and co-founder

Tiffany Bailey

CEO and President of OSC Edge

Chris Bennett

Co-founder and the CEO of OnePreschool.com and Soldsie.com

Angela Benton

NewMe, Ceo and Founder

Marlon C. Nichols

Managing Partner, Cross Culture Ventures

Brian Brackeen

Karios / Tech Founder

WEEKLY SPEAKER SERIES

Day 1
Apr 05, 2017
Day 2
Apr 11, 2017
Day 3
Apr 14, 2017

Brian and Chris Fireside

Chris Bennett
Brian Brackeen
Day 4
Apr 19, 2017
Day 5
Apr 21, 2017

Rodney Williams Talk

Rodney Williams

CULTURE + CODE

Day 1
Apr 25, 2017

TUES PM

An opening dinner that brings together influencers, creators, builders and investors. Culture & Code builds the most diverse room in the city to have the most important discussions about the...
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Day 2
Apr 26, 2017

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast with 20 of the city’s most inspiring women multiple industries. An AMA Townhall event featuring our syndicate of investors and founders. In the community for the afternoon in a...
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WED PM

A closing cocktail reception for those looking for more answers and solutions.