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Venture Miami Opportunity Program

The City of Miami is having a moment that can turn into sustained and inclusive economic development via the strategic and effective stewardship of new companies and investors. Funded by JP Morgan Chase, FIU is leveraging the existing novel partnership between the City of Miami and FIU Engagement via Venture Miami to create a new program that provides targeted access and support to female founders of color, a significantly underrepresented group in the innovation economy.

Ready to apply?

Are you ready to embark on your venture's next journey? Applications for the Venture Miami Opportunity Program are now open! Please apply by Monday, December 13, for consideration in the program. If you have any questions, please reach out to Miguel Asencio at

  • 16% of the population are Black, Indigenous, and women of color
  • Only 4%of tech roles in the United States are comprised of Black, Indigenous, and women of color
  • And 0Black or Latina women are CEOs of Fortune 500 tech companies

Find Your Next Opportunity with the Venture Miami Opportunity Program

The Venture Miami Opportunity Program will develop and curate programming that closes the inclusion gap by serving female founders from underrepresented backgrounds and engaging community-based organizations and potential investors. 20 female founders of color will have the opportunity to participate annually. 

Structured as a cohort model, the new program will provide intensive management and leadership training to participants and will focus on four key areas: talent, technology, social network, and access to capital.


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