Season 1

Operating a Tech Startup

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs and operators as they share best practices for how tech startups work and the numerous career paths they can provide.

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Program Structure

Comprehensive curriculum built alongside successful tech entrepreneurs equipping participants with fundamentals and best practices of how tech startups work and the numerous career paths they can provide, through 30 Masterclasses led by SoftBank Group Employees and Startup Founders.

Who Should Participate?

Tech founders and startup employees looking to learn from entrepreneurs in Miami and LatinAmerica.

Aspiring members of the tech ecosystem looking to explore opportunities inside Miami/LatAm tech startups.

Program Curriculum

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12.8.21
Alex Szapiro

Brazil Country Head & Operating Managing Partner, SoftBank Latin America Fund

Discuss how obsessing over key inputs such as price, speed, operations and customer feedback can drive long-term results for profitability and growth.

26.8.21
Shu Nyatta

Managing Partner SoftBank Latin America Fund, SB Opportunity Fund

Discuss the role of tech startups in boosting the economy with revolutionary technology, transforming established businesses, and creating new industries and opportunities over time.

2.9.21
Sebastian Mejia

Founder & CEO, Rappi

Discuss the importance of building a solid culture that leads the company to innovate and succeed. Culture sets the tone for how employees interact and how the startup interacts with its stakeholders.

2.9.21
Marco Fisbhen

Founder and CEO, Descomplica

Discuss the importance of building a solid culture that leads the company to innovate and succeed. Culture sets the tone for how employees interact and how the startup interacts with its stakeholders.

8.9.21
Saif Ishoof

Senior Advisor for Innovation & Technology to Miami Mayor

The discipline behind building a strong team culture and 5 practical steps to achieve it.

9.9.21
Sergio Furio

Founder & CEO, Creditas

Entrepreneurs from different maturity stages will share challenges a startup faces at different points of their growth journey.

9.9.21
Joanna Smith

Founder, Allhere

Entrepreneurs from different maturity stages will share challenges a startup faces at different points of their growth journey.

15.9.21
Dr. Sarah Haynes

Founder & CEO, Dr Haynes Collective, COO Pishevar Family Office

Learn how to design an Integrated, balanced and value-driven professional and personal strategic roadmap

16.9.21
Brynne McNulty Rojas

CEO, Habi

Discuss the importance of building a strong, diverse, and talented team to succeed on the start-up journey. This masterclass will touch on the various aspects of team building: from talent acquisition and recruitment to talent development and career development. That will be an opportunity for the students to understand how these organizations select and develop talents.

16.9.21
Francisco Sorrentino

CHRO, SoftBank Group International

Discuss the importance of building a strong, diverse, and talented team to succeed on the start-up journey. This masterclass will touch on the various aspects of team building: from talent acquisition and recruitment to talent development and career development. That will be an opportunity for the students to understand how these organizations select and develop talents.

22.9.21
Heather Harder

VP of Global Communications SoftBank Group International

Learn how strategic communications plays a role in building a startup (and personal) brand, including how to generate traction through the press and social media

23.9.21
Carlos Garcia

CEO and Founder, Kavak

Explore the importance of storytelling and compelling communication to influence, teach and connect people and ideas.

Partners of this Season

Course Moderator
Laura Gaviria Halaby
Head of Knowledge, Strategic Partnerships and Crypto Value Creation, SoftBank Latin America Fund

FAQ

Do I receive a certificate for completing the series?
Yes, anyone who attends at least 9/12 master classes will receive a certificate.
Will enrolled students have access to internships?
We expect to offer enrolled students access to apply for internship opportunities.
When are the master classes for Season 1?
Master classes will occur on Thursdays from 12-1:30 p.m. ET during the Fall Semester of 2021. All content will be recorded and made available afterwards.
How much does SBOS cost?
The master classes are free to the community.
Where do the master classes take place?
Attendees enrolled in the program will participate online via Zoom.

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