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JOIN THE PEOPLE CREATING AND REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS

October 22
Miracle Theater
Apply for Pitch Competition

Sponsors

Community and Media Partners

Participating Companies

Overview

Miami is a global freight hub and number one in the nation for international freight. Trade and Logistics is an important economic engine that contributes billions of dollars and makes us the world’s largest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.

With this in mind, LAB Miami Ventures decided to create the Future of Logistics Technology Summit to fill a void to bring together industry leaders and some of the brightest and most innovative logistics startups in the region.

The Future of Logistics Tech Summit is the first events of its kind, focusing solely on technology and how it is causing rapid and unprecedented change in the logistics industry. The program has a curated agenda including panels on topics such as blockchain and autonomous vehicles – a startup pitch competition, and keynote speeches by leading industry disruptors. Thanks to our highly curated audience of executives connections made at this boutique summit have lead to investment rounds, partnerships and pilot programs escalating new business opportunities for everyone in attendance.
The audience is comprised of executives from top logistics firms, freight companies, investors, technology innovators and service providers involved in supply chain, retailers, manufactures as well as third and forth party logistics providers.

Join us and ​learn how technological advances are radically changing the industry landscape, and how you can stay ahead of the game.

Future of Logistics Tech Summit 2019 Startup Pitch Competition

Want the opportunity to pitch your startup to the most influential investors in the logistics and supply chain industry? Apply for the Future of Logistics Tech Summit 2019 Startup Pitch Competition!

The top 10 finalists will be given the opportunity to get their ideas on the big stage to a distinguished investor panel, influential media, global partners, and over 400 esteemed guests. Startups are also invited to participate in a private 1-on-1 “speed dating” session with interested investors and executives from established logistics companies. Thanks to our highly curated audience of executives connections made at this boutique summit have lead to investment rounds, partnerships and pilot programs escalating new business opportunities.

Startups must be developing innovative technology for the logistics & supply chain industry, have been in business for 5 years or longer, and have under $5 million in funding with at least 1 customer.

*APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2019*

First Place awarded by our panel of expert judges:

  • $50,000 in DigitalOcean Credits + access to the Hatch Program.
    $6,000 Sendgrid Credits
    $2,000 in legal services from Private Advising Group
    $3,600 worth of co-working space (6 months for 2 people) at The LAB Miami
    Fast tracked into the eMerge Americas showcase.
    Fast-tracked through the Techstars application process by receiving 1:1 mentorship with the Managing Director.

People’s Choice chosen by audience vote:

  • $50,000 in DigitalOcean Credits + access to the Hatch Program.
  • $1,500 in Sendgrid Credits

 

2019 AGENDA

Registration
9:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 10:30 AM

Welcome Remarks will be given by:

  • Tigre Wenrich, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Nick Vivion, Communications Strategist at Ghost Works
Investor Panel
10:30 - 11:10 AM

The combination of technology and innovation is changing the business of transportation in ways that have the potential to radically alter the landscape of the industry and critical to improving the existing process. In the past six years, more than $3.3 billion has been invested into digital startups in the shipping and logistics sector. As digitalization and automation penetrate the industry at rapid speed how are companies adapting to the continuous technological advancements and digital disruption? What are today’s investors excited about and where to they see the future of the industry heading?

  • Andre Schmidt, Founder & CEO of Schmidt & Company
  • Aaron Michel, Partner at 1984 Ventures
  • Victoria Grace, Founder of Colle Capital & Director at Agility Tech Innovation Board.
  • Javier Villamizar, Partner of Joint Ventures & Portfolio Synergies, SoftBank
  • Todd Lewis, Venture Partner, UPS Ventures
  • Greer Carper, Investing Principal, Boeing
Startup Pitch Competition
11:10 AM - 12:45 PM

Judges:

  • Stevon Darling, VC Investor at IFC
  • Kristi Montgomery, VP of Innovation, Development, & Research at Kenco Group
Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Keynote Speaker
1:45 - 2:15 PM

With more retailers offering same-day and other fast delivery options, retailers and others have an increasing need to turn orders around quickly and manage their warehouses more efficiently. Customer expectations for fast deliveries are requiring warehouse and fulfillment center operators and suppliers to become more innovative. From multilingual voice- picking and augmented reality to autonomous robots and the connected warehouse revolutionary technologies are changing and improving warehouse operations.

  • Jan Bednar, CEO of ShipMonk
  • Jeff Wolpov, CEO of Port Logistics Group
  • Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics
  • Greg Lauze, Partner at Northbridge Capital
  • Craig Wilensky, Co-Founder, CEO at JASCI Software
Dessert Break
2:55 - 3:10 PM

With innovation and technology continuing to shape business markets globally and penetrate all aspects of the supply chain, it has become near impossible to grow a distribution business without improving digitally. What are the key drivers for digital transformation in the supply chain and how are companies leveraging data to anticipate market volatility, inform buying patterns and streamline operations?

  • Hans Hickler, CEO of Ellipsis Advisors
  • Henadi Al Saleh, Chairperson at Agility
  • Inna Kuznetsova, President & COO of Inttra Logistics
  • Paul Mullins, CRO at Xeneta

Fast, low-cost delivery to the home is no longer just an option- it is essential to survival. Robots, drones, mobile apps, electric and autonomous vehicles are just a few of the innovations revolutionizing the last-mile delivery space. What are some of the challenges? Best practices for integration? What do these new delivery methods mean for the industry? This conversation will explore how technology is disrupting the last mile of delivery.

  • Bruce Chan, Equity Research of Global TransLog at Stifel Nicolaus
  • Fabien Mendez, Co-Founder & CEO of Loggi
  • Tom Fiorita, CEO & Founder of Point Pickup
  • Patrick Coughlin, COO at Ryder System, Inc.

Welcome Remarks will be given by:

  • Tigre Wenrich, CEO & Co-Founder
Networking Cocktail Reception
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speakers

Fabien Mendez

Fabien Mendez

Fabien Mendez

Co-Founder & CEO of Loggi
Bruce Chan

Bruce Chan

Bruce Chan

Equity Research of Global TransLog at Stifel Nicolaus
Inna Kuznetsova

Inna Kuznetsova

Columbia MBA and former IBM VP with serial experience in scaling up and turnarounds of B2B companies. Extensive experience in change management, growth strategies, M&A and international business. Experienced board member of private and public companies, active Independent Non-Executive Director, committed to strong corporate governance. Trusted advisor to CEOs and boards on innovation, accelerated revenue growth, high-performance sales organizations, transition to the cloud and international business.

Inna Kuznetsova

President & COO of Inttra Logistics
Henadi Al Saleh

Henadi Al Saleh

Chairperson of Agility’s Board of Directors, and has been designated one the most powerful businesswomen in the Middle East by Forbes Magazine. Agility is a $4 billion logistics company operating in more than 100 countries. I oversee the company’s corporate governance program while safeguarding the interests of investors and stakeholders. I also leads the company’s technology ventures team, which partners with start-ups and entrepreneurs that are reshaping the supply chain.

Henadi Al Saleh

Chairperson at Agility
Rick Faulk

Rick Faulk

Rick Faulk

CEO of Locus Robotics
Jeff Wolpov

Jeff Wolpov

As the founder of DSI and the co-founder of Port Logistics Group, I am well versed in customer relationship management, business development, operations, as well as pioneering new technologies and value-added services to support the dynamic, rapidly evolving retail supply chain. Our operations include 14 omnichannel facilities, encompassing nearly 6 million square feet of warehouse space, located throughout the four major U.S. gateways.

Jeff Wolpov

CEO of Port Logistics Group
Jan Bednar

Jan Bednar

Jan founded ShipMonk in 2014 to change the way ecommerce companies manage their supply chain and ship orders to their customers through game changing software, automation and exceptional service. His passion for problem solving, operations and technology has enabled him to bootstrap and build ShipMonk into what it is today.

Jan Bednar

CEO of ShipMonk
Andre Schmidt

Andre Schmidt

Andre Schmidt

Founder & CEO of Schmidt & Company
Tom Fiorita

Tom Fiorita

Tom Fiorita

CEO & Founder of Point Pickup
Aaron Michel

Aaron Michel

Aaron Michel

Partner at 1984 Ventures
Hans Hickler

Hans Hickler

Hans Hickler

CEO of Ellipsis Advisors
Stevon Darling

Stevon Darling

Stevon D. Darling is a venture capitalist at the IFC, which has invested more than $1 billion globally in early-staged companies. Stevon allocates capital to ventures across Latin America.

Stevon Darling

VC Investor at IFC
Patrick Coughlin

Patrick Coughlin

Patrick Coughlin

COO at Ryder System, Inc.
Victoria Grace

Victoria Grace

Victoria Grace

Founder of Colle Capital & Director at Agility Tech Innovation Board.
Greg Lauze

Greg Lauze

Greg Lauze

Partner at Northbridge Capital
Craig Wilensky

Craig Wilensky

Craig Wilensky

Co-Founder, CEO at JASCI Software
Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins

CRO at Xeneta
Kristi Montgomery

Kristi Montgomery

Kristi Montgomery

VP of Innovation, Development, & Research at Kenco Group
Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Partner of Joint Ventures & Portfolio Synergies, SoftBank
Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis

Venture Partner, UPS Ventures
Greer Carper

Greer Carper

Greer Carper

Investing Principal, Boeing