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Brainfood with Endeavor @ LAB Miami featuring Maxeme Tuchman, Co-Founder & CEO of Caribu

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lab Miami

Overview

Brainfood is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success. These monthly gatherings will help Miami startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is presented by Endeavor Miami and takes place at The LAB Miami in Wynwood, generally on the last Tuesday of each month.

This month, we welcome Maxeme Tuchman.

Maxeme Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu Inc., an education technology company that helps parents, extended family, and mentors read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. Maxeme was most recently appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she served as a senior policy advisor and worked on issues of financial inclusion.

Max served as the Executive Director of Teach For America Miami-Dade and was responsible for overseeing daily regional operations for 26 staff members, as well as cultivating over $15M of private and public support in service of over 500 teachers and alumni. Prior to that, she served in Mayor Bloomberg’s bullpen where she co-created the NYC Civic Corps and managed The NYC Waterfalls art installation, which brought $69M of economic impact to the city.

Her commitment to educational equity began as a Teach For America corps member, teaching 480 high school students in inner-city Miami, and has led to working on educational innovation projects with organizations such as the Harlem Children’s Zone, DC Public Schools, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, the Miami Fellows Leadership Program, and is a current Trustee of the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. Maxeme received her B.A. from New College of Florida, holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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Run Of The Show

Registration & Networking
6:30 PM

At 22, Zak Stern wasn’t living the life he wanted. Graduate school. Organic chemistry. Fluorescent lights. Life, he thought, was too short to be spent on the things in which he had no interest. He wanted to go back to basics, to work with his hands. Today, Zak the Baker is a evidence of this simple desire. With a full service bakery and restaurant as well as wholesale distribution to multiple Wholefoods and endless local restaurants, Zak the Baker is undoubtedly a Miami staple. Hear first hand from the man behind the vision and his insights on entrepreneurship, business integrity, and the endless pursuit of your passion. (Oh and enjoy some delicious ZTB goodies first hand

  • Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq., Founding Executive Director Venture Café Miami
  • Maxeme Tuchman, Co-Founder, CEO Caribu Inc.
Wrap up & Networking
7:15 PM

Speakers

Pamela Granoff

Pamela Granoff

Founder of Latam Founders Network
Founder of Future of Local
Producer Entrepreneur Week Brazil
Brazil market entry for MyFitnessPal, Yelp, Pinterest
Advisor to Tizkka and UVK
Investor in 4 startups

Pamela Granoff

Events Director at Lab Ventures
Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq.

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq.

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq., is the founding Executive Director of Venture Café Miami. In this role, she works to facilitate sustainable growth, increased diversity and inclusion, and greater connectivity within Miami’s innovation and entrepreneurial community. Since launching in mid 2016, VCM’s innovaiton programming has attracted over 15,000 attendees, resulting in content partnerships with 350+ organizations and 600+ free educational sessions.

Leigh-Ann frequently speaks on and writes about cultivating inclusive innovation communities, experiential leadership development and strategies for social justice innovation. Previously, she served as legal counsel to entrepreneurs, startups and multinational corporations in a wide variety of complex business litigation matters and commercial disputes.

Leigh-Ann is the founder of the Nyah Project, an exclusive fellowship which develops diverse youth leaders from underserved communities through transformative experiences abroad, where 100% of Nyah fellows receive college acceptance and 90% win scholarships.

She has been recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine, Miami Tech Trailblazer (2017); Dade County Bar Association, Woman on the Rise Award (2017); Legacy Magazine, Under 40 Achiever (2017); Miami Girls Foundation (2017); Miami Dade Chamber Young Innovator of the Year (2016); Aspen Institute’s National Working Group on Inclusive Innovation (2016); American Bar Association Top 40 Young Lawyers (2016); Bethune Cookman University, 40 Under 40 (2016); Daily Business Review, Rising Star (2015); Greater Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, HYPE Award finalist (2014); National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division Rising Star Award (2013); and South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders (2013).

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq.

Founding Executive Director Venture Café Miami
Maxeme Tuchman

Maxeme Tuchman

Maxeme Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu Inc., an education technology company that helps parents, extended family, and mentors read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. Maxeme was most recently appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she served as a senior policy advisor and worked on issues of financial inclusion.

Max served as the Executive Director of Teach For America Miami-Dade and was responsible for overseeing daily regional operations for 26 staff members, as well as cultivating over $15M of private and public support in service of over 500 teachers and alumni. Prior to that, she served in Mayor Bloomberg’s bullpen where she co-created the NYC Civic Corps and managed The NYC Waterfalls art installation, which brought $69M of economic impact to the city.

Her commitment to educational equity began as a Teach For America corps member, teaching 480 high school students in inner-city Miami, and has led to working on educational innovation projects with organizations such as the Harlem Children’s Zone, DC Public Schools, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, the Miami Fellows Leadership Program, and is a current Trustee of the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. Maxeme received her B.A. from New College of Florida, holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Maxeme Tuchman

Co-Founder, CEO Caribu Inc.