TheVentureCity opens its door in Miami’s Latino heart
We’ve all seen the statistics. Minorities, especially the latino and black communities, are severely underrepresented in the tech world. Latino-founded startups are on the rise in the US, but they remain drastically underfunded. Women still represent a tiny portion of VC funds. Our mission is to change those statistics and to prove them wrong.
LAVCA, the association for private capital investment in Latin America, just highlighted the work of three of our core team members. This kind of support pushes us to keep chasing our mission, but it still isn’t enough. It has been only a year and a half since we opened our doors for the first time. Though we began our journey in a small office, we had big dreams and a shared goal.
We started in Miami Beach in an iconic location on Lincoln Road. It was our first home in this beautiful gateway to Latin America, where we began to grow our roots. Earlier this summer, we moved to Little Havana to establish our new campus and forever home, which we recently celebrated with our launch party. Located on Calle Ocho in the heart of Miami, it feels like we are one step closer to achieving our mission.
SW 8th street is the imaginary artery that connects Coral Gables with Brickell and has been known as the spiritual center and refuge for the Cuban diaspora. It remains riddled with roosters and cigar shops, a “walk of fame” featuring latinos in music, cuban coffee ventanitas and of course our neighbors, the iconic Hoy Como Ayer. Our campus lives in this neighborhood that breathes latino heritage while at the same time looking towards the future as a fusion of talent from all backgrounds.
We want TheVentureCity to be an open and accessible door into the startup world and we hope emerging hubs around the world embrace us as the place that can connect them with Europe, the United States, and of course, Latin America.