This year, Ignite Opportunity consisted of a series of 2 events taking part before and during the eMerge Americas Conference April 16 – 19 ( attendance 10,000+) and culminating in our Ignite Opportunity Start It Up Challenge. Learn More About Ignite Opportunity South Florida.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Ignite Opportunity Benefit
Palm Court, Miami Design District

300+ local entrepreneurs and business leaders as well as eMerge Americas attendees gathered to celebrate and support our young entrepreneurs. Through a lively entrepreneur auction, a Spirited Start Up cocktail reception featuring local craft beers, spirits and wine companies; coupled with a gourmet locally-sourced tasting menu, the crowd reveled in igniting entrepreneurship in South Florida!



Chef Michael Schwartz
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Foodpreneur of the Year

Eric Harryman
Anchor, NBC 6
Master of Ceremonies
Andres Moreno
Chairman & CEO, Open English
Techpreneur of the Year

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Ignite Opportunity Start It Up Challenge
eMerge Americas, Miami Beach Convention Center

Our top NFTE alumni entrepreneurs rose to the challenge of pitching their businesses to a panel of distinguished community and business leaders. The top businesses received seed capital to invest in their businesses.

This yea'rs event is over - but to be involved next year, contact!