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Village Capital Co-Regional Community Event
May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDTFree
Village Capital is working with MetLife Foundation and PayPal to surface and support solutions to financial health challenges globally, including in the United States and in Latin America.
Village Capital will be in Miami, Florida to connect with the local community for both its US and Latin America accelerator programs. Join us on May 14th at The Venture City from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET to learn about the application processes and requirements.
The Co-regional Community Event aims to connect investors, sector leaders, and ventures focused on fintech and financial health. Founders will be introduced to Village Capital’s programming and will be able to connect with local leaders. Investors and local leaders will be able to connect with founders and with one another.
The event will be the first of series of engagements Village Capital will host in the community.
Who Should Attend
- Fintech and financial health founders
- Community leaders (accelerators, incubators, independents etc.)
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM – Networking with TheVentureCity, Village Capital, founders, and ecosystem allies from Miami/South Florida
5:50 PM – 6:20 PM – Introductory remarks and overview of Village Capital’s programming:
- Mónica Black, Partner, TheVentureCity
- Marcia Chong Rosado, Financial Innovation Practice Manager, Village Capital
- Mai Le, Business Development & Innovations Manager for LatAm, Village Capital
6:20 PM – 7:00 PM – Networking & Close
For information about the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparation prior to the event – Founders/Entrepreneurs: If you are a founder/entrepreneur attending the event, please complete the VIRAL self-assessment prior to attending by clicking here: https://abaca.app/en/. It will take you 10 minutes to complete the assessment. At the Community Event, we will have a station to walk through it and to answer any questions on your assessment.
What is VIRAL? The VIRAL assessment was developed by Village Capital in consultation with hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors. The VIRAL assessment will step you through eight business categories so you can pinpoint how far along you are. You will learn which milestones investors look for at each stage, giving you a common language to use when presenting your strengths and weaknesses.
About the Organizers
Village Capital builds bridges for entrepreneurs who are creating an inclusive and sustainable world. Our programs connect high potential, early-stage entrepreneurs with the people, institutions, and capital they need to succeed. Since 2009, Village Capital has supported more than 1,000 entrepreneurs through our programs and partnered with affiliated investment funds, including VilCap Investments, that have invested seed capital in more than 90 program graduates.
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife’s long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since its founding through the end of 2016, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $744 million in grants and $70 million in program-related investments to organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities. Today, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing financial inclusion, committing $200 million to help build a secure future for individuals and communities around the world.
PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 267 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.