Teachbeach retreat

OCTober 27 & 28, 2022

  • TECHNOLOGY
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • INVESTMENT
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Our 2022 Speakers Include

Jon Oringer

Founder, Shutterstock

Jeff Hoffman

Founding CEO, Priceline.com

Moishe Mana

Chairman and CEO of Mana Common

Jenny Fielding

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Fund

Andres Barreto

Managing Director, TechStars Miami

Marlon Nichols

Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, Mac Venture Capital

Jason Saltzman

Co-Founder and CEO, Relief

George Corton

Managing Principal Westside Capital Group

Kwame Anku

CEO and Chairman, Blackstar

Emilio Eva

Founder Equinox LATAM Game Awards

Leigh-Ann Buchanan

President Aire Ventures

Melissa Pegus

Managing Director TechStars Atlanta Accelerator

Eric Kelly

CEO Sphere, 3D

Ariel Jaduszliwer

Managing Partner Brainstorm Ventures

James Barrood

Advisor, Tech Council Ventures

Kevin Waklatsi

Associate at Winstin (Global M&A Attorney) Winston & Strawn LLP

Javuaghan Lawrence

Co-Founder CEO, Drip

Ady Arguelles

Snr. Executive Director, FIU

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Jon Oringer

Founder, Shutterstock

Jon Oringer is an American programmer, photographer, and billionaire businessman, best known as the founder and CEO of Shutterstock, a stock media company headquartered in New York City. Oringer started his career while a college student in the 1990s, when he created "one of the Web's first pop-up blockers."

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Jeff Hoffman

Founding CEO, Priceline.com

Jeff Hoffman is an award-winning global entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy Award winning jazz album, and executive producer of an Emmy Award winning television show.

In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including Priceline.com/Booking.com, uBid.com and more.

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Moishe Mana

Chairman and CEO of Mana Common

The Chairman and CEO of Mana Common, Moishe Mana, is a billionaire entrepreneur committed to
creating and improving neighborhoods. Arriving in the United States from an impoverished
neighborhood in Tel Aviv, Israel in the early 1980’s, Mana grew a small logistics business into a global
real estate empire. He began purchasing warehouse space leading him into the storage industry, where
eventually he created GRM, which remains one of the top three document management companies in
the US. It was not long before Mana realized that his actions as a business owner had a significant
impact on areas he operated, and that this activity could be harnessed to deliberately create an
ecosystem and change the fabric of an entire community.

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Jenny Fielding

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Fund

Jenny Fielding is the cofounder and Managing Partner at The Fund, a global founder community and pre-seed venture capital fund that has invested in over 200 companies. Previously, Jenny spent 7.5 years as the Managing Director at Techstars where she was the first check into a portfolio of companies with a current market cap of over $12 Billion. Jenny is a 2x founder, recovering lawyer, Kauffman Fellow and adjunct professor at Columbia University.

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Andres Barreto

Managing Director, TechStars Miami

Managing Director at Techstars Miami. Super early investor in 100+ startups, founder of 5+ startups. Founder of computer science education non-profit Coderise.org

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Marlon Nichols

Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, Mac Venture Capital
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Jason Saltzman

Co-Founder and CEO, Relief
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George Corton

Managing Principal Westside Capital Group
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Kwame Anku

CEO and Chairman, Blackstar

Kwame Anku is the CEO and Chairman of the Black Star Fund. Named “One of the Top 25 Black Venture Capitalists to Watch” by Pitchbook, Kwame is a pioneer in the venture capital space having created two of only six venture funds in the United States that are Black-led with all Black portfolio founders.

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Emilio Eva

Founder Equinox LATAM Game Awards
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Leigh-Ann Buchanan

President Aire Ventures

Leigh-Ann Buchanan is the President of aīre ventures, where she leads executive management as well as strategy and innovation efforts for the venture studio.

aīre ventures is a non-profit venture studio that scales technology and innovation solutions to systemic gaps in access, opportunity and racial equity.

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Melissa Pegus

Managing Director TechStars Atlanta Accelerator

Melissa Pegus

I’m Melissa, the Managing Director of the Techstars Atlanta Accelerator Powered by J.P. Morgan, a startup operator, and early-stage investor. My career as a startup operator spans more than a decade where I held multiple strategic leadership positions that resulted in six acquisitions. As an investor, I focus on companies that are building the future of Commerce, Consumer, and The Creator Economy.

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Eric Kelly

CEO Sphere, 3D
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Ariel Jaduszliwer

Managing Partner Brainstorm Ventures

Ariel Jaduszliwer

Ariel is a Managing Partner at Brainstorm Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that invests US and Mexican startups and whose portfolio includes unicorns such as Zappos, OpenTable, KIO Networks, and more recently Turing. Ariel is a Kauffman Fellow and Mentor. He was the Vice President of Pacific Community Management, a pioneering growth equity impact investment firm, and still sits on the boards of several of its portfolio companies. Ariel also serves on the board of Defy Ventures, a nonprofit that provides entrepreneurship training to incarcerated people. Ariel is the co-owner of Palau Moxó, an 18th century palace in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

Previously, Ariel worked as a consultant at the Bridgespan Group, an affiliate of Bain & Company. He briefly led the United Nations Development Programme’s Growing Sustainable Business Initiative in Venezuela. Prior to business school, Ariel worked in various capacities at Intel Corporation. Ariel received his MBA from Wharton and holds BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering from UC Berkeley and Georgia Tech, respectively. Ariel is a native Spanish speaker and New Yorker.

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James Barrood

Advisor, Tech Council Ventures

James Barrood

For 20+ years James Barrood has supported the NYC metro area's entrepreneurial, innovation, and tech ecosystem. As founder and CEO of Innovation+, he leads a global community of entrepreneurs and innovators, while advising startups, growth companies, and higher ed institutions as well as the Tech Council Venture Fund and Jumpstart Angels Network. James recently concluded 5 years as CEO of the tri-state trade association, TechUnited, one of the largest and most respected membership tech organizations nationwide. Previously, he led FDU's top-ranked entrepreneurship center for 10+ years. James is a global keynoter, two-time TEDx speaker, podcast host and author of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Global Insights from 24 Leaders and Lessons from the Great Recession.

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Kevin Waklatsi

Associate at Winstin (Global M&A Attorney) Winston & Strawn LLP
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Javuaghan Lawrence

Co-Founder CEO, Drip
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Ady Arguelles

Snr. Executive Director, FIU
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our 2022 event schedule

A dynamic agenda featuring renowned brands, speakers and innovators from around the globe

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Our Past Speakers Include

Our past speakers include some of the most prestigious individuals and organizations in the world of tech.

Jack Dorsey

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Twitter, Square

Alan Tetley

Director, Software Engineering

Co-Founder

Vonage

Pilar Manchón

Director of Cognitive Interfaces

Irene Arias Hofman

CEO IDB LAB

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Jack Dorsey

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Twitter, Square

As a Software Engineering Director, Alan leads a team that builds the Google App for Android mobile phones. Alan has been at Google for nearly nine years, and has spent most of that time focused on improving the Search experience for users around the world. Prior to joining Google, Alan worked at Microsoft on mobile phone technology.

Alan was born and raised in Missouri, USA, where he developed a passion for technology thanks to an immersion in his father’s small computer business. He graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and his career has taken him to several locations including a 4-year stint living in London, UK. Alan presently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family, and outside of work enjoys sports & the outdoors.

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Alan Tetley

Director, Software Engineering
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Co-Founder

Vonage

As a Software Engineering Director, Alan leads a team that builds the Google App for Android mobile phones. Alan has been at Google for nearly nine years, and has spent most of that time focused on improving the Search experience for users around the world. Prior to joining Google, Alan worked at Microsoft on mobile phone technology.

Alan was born and raised in Missouri, USA, where he developed a passion for technology thanks to an immersion in his father’s small computer business. He graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and his career has taken him to several locations including a 4-year stint living in London, UK. Alan presently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family, and outside of work enjoys sports & the outdoors.

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Pilar Manchón

Director of Cognitive Interfaces
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Irene Arias Hofman

CEO IDB LAB
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Our Team

Our Team comprises a dynamic group of Founders, Investors and Executives with industry experience dedicated to shaping the agenda and ensuring that the Tech Beach experience is exciting, energetic and valuable. Expect to see them serving double duty as moderators and as speakers on panels during the course of the event

  • Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

    Co-Founder

  • Kyle Maloney

    Co-Founder

  • Nicolas Maloney

    Director of Branding & Design

  • Eric Sonnier

    Director of Accelerator Programs

  • Keisha Walters

    Director of Projects

  • Amanda Spann

    Head of Community

  • Damian Mcintyre

    Startup Engagement Lead

  • Aisha Sylvester

    Head of Content

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Our Partners

What Our Community Says About TechBeach Retreat

JACK DORSEY

Co-Founder & CEO of Twitter & Square

“TechBeach is an amazing global ecosystem of thriving technology enthusiasts in the Caribbean”

ANNIE JEAN-BAPTISE

Head of Product Inclusion, Google

“It was a pleasure to partner with TechBeach. Their events, workshops and entire development programs are world class.”

JEFF PULVER

Co-Founder, Vonage

“It’s rare to find a group of people who are so committed to continuous improvement of the technology space. Attending TechBeach is a hallmark of the year.”

PILAR MANCHON

Senior Director of Research Strategy @GoogleAI

“You meet people from Silicon Valley who you’d never imagine meeting in Silicon Valley. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in this community.”

KOME EMUH

COO Securities Division Operations and Engineering, Goldman Sachs

KOME EMUH COO Securities Division Operations and Engineering, Goldman Sachs Technology is the future and TechBeach is leading the way in moulding a more competitive future for the Caribbean.

HON. E. DAVID BURT, JP, MP

The Premier of Bermuda

“Bermuda has truly benefited from their access to the TechBech global fintech ecosystem and the numerous opportunities delivered.

TECH BEACH IN THE MEDIA

The Founders and Catalysts behind Tech Beach Retreat have global community reach and a track record for hosting noteworthy influencer events that attract global business leaders, celebrities, tastemakers and royalty. They are super connectors.

  • "... innovators in the region are working to broaden that viewpoint and have visitors mix business with pleasure. Conferences like the Tech Beach Retreat, held in one of Jamaica’s popular tourism resort areas, brings investors, entrepreneurs and the best of the Caribbean’s tech ecosystem together to exchange ideas, forge partnerships and tap into the often overlooked possibilities in the islands. Executives from LinkedIn, Airbnb, Pixar and Instagram attended the 2018 event, which organizers billed as a dealmaking paradise."

  • Tech Beach Retreat is designed to connect the Caribbean’s tech ecosystem with the rest of the world, creating an international community of like-minded individuals who meet in the region.

  • What a great idea, taking two of my loves technology and the beach and bringing them together. Ron Mckay, President of American Chamber of Commerce Jamaica, CEO of ADS Global.

  • Welcoming participants from all over the world to join this one-of-a-kind experience and get access to this unique international community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

WHO WE'VE Worked with

The Founders and Catalysts behind Tech Beach Retreat have global community reach and a track record for hosting noteworthy influencer events that attract global business leaders, celebrities, tastemakers and royalty. They are super connectors.

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