Discussion panel & Networking

What moves the needle:

Game changing strategies for international Tech entrepreneurs

Discover new verticals, tactics and game-changing strategies tailored for immigrant startup founders.

5.30 – 9pm, March 21

Mindspace Wynwood 2916 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127


This event is specifically designed to empower immigrant entrepreneurs with the knowledge and strategies needed to make a significant impact in their businesses.

Don’t miss out on this chance to learn from experts, network with like-minded individuals and be inspired by their stories. Get ready to take your startup to the next level! 


Program Manager, Google Accelerator Programs
Shiri Sivan, Google

Shiri Sivan is passionate about innovation and its ability to be a positive change enabler. She is currently leading the Google.org Accelerator focused on Generative AI. In 2017, Shiri founded the Google for Startups Women Founders community that aims to match the best of Google to the global community of women founders.

Founder of Founder Tactics
Julia Lucidi, Founder Tactics

Julia has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs globally throughout the past 15 years, developing programs that support the business development and international expansion of founders. She has developed successful initiatives at Endeavor Brasil, The Coca-Cola Company, and other organizations.

Board Member, The Vertical
Mike Burtov, The Vertical

Michael Burtov is a serial venture-backed entrepreneur who has grown multiple startups from initial ideas to millions in revenue and venture funding. He has appeared on Shark Tank, and his work has been covered in hundreds of major media outlets. He is also the subject of mini-documentaries by Discovery Channel and CNN’s “Great Big Story.” Michael has worked with hundreds of high-growth startups to scale

International & immigration attorney, founder & CEO, Citizen Concierge
Olga Ayo, Citizen Concierge

Olga established her company based on her own experience with USCIS procedures. She is also a tech entrepreneur who developed software to streamline family-based immigration. Olga worked in Slovakia, Turkey, China, and Austria, before settling in Miami. She holds four MA degrees, including a joint Juris Doctor/ LL.M. from the University of Miami.

Alejandra Winter Etcheberry, Director, International Soft Landing, Cambridge Innovation
Center (CIC)
Alejandra Winter, CIC

Alejandra's career has been dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and building innovative communities. With over a decade of experience in the U.S. and LatAm ecosystems, and over six of them at CIC, one of the largest innovation hubs worldwide, she built Latam’s CIC's International Soft Landing Program. This initiative supported more than 200 startups, investors, government departments, and VCs in entering the U.S. market.

Topics to discuss

Trending industries and locations: Data vs assumptions.

VCs and beyond

  • Cultural barriers
  • Tips for meaningful connections

How to overcome the obstacles?

Scaling your startup

Mental health and well-being:


Registration & Networking

5.30 - 6.30

Discussion Panel

6.30 - 7.30


7.30 - 9.00

Attendee Perks

Join our event and stand a chance to WIN BIG:

Take part in the DELTA RAFFLE for an opportunity to win one of two $250 vouchers towards Delta Airlines flights.
Win a copy of The Evergreen Startup. : The Entrepreneur's Playbook For Everything From Venture Capital To Equity Crowdfunding” for the best question asked during our Q&A session.
Improve your accent to elevate your pitch with Accent Advisor!. Use a $10 discount on your first order with our promo code THEVERTICAL.

Sponsors & Partners

If you’re interested in sponsoring our event or learning more about how we can work together, please email Sabina Shuminov, VP of Development, The Vertical at sabina@thevertical.la