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YPA Miami: Celebrating the Value in Failure

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 18, 2015


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Failure in business is when you realize what you're doing is not going to work, and the pivot that follows is key to success. In Silicon Valley and New York, failures are famously celebrated and treated as valuable learning experiences. However, in many U.S. and Latin American cities with nascent entrepreneurial ecosystems, the term "failure" remains taboo.

This year's Global Entrepreneurship Week, YPA Miami, and Luminary Central bring you local entrepreneurs from various sectors to share their stories of success—peppered with failures both large and small—for a conversation aimed at breaking the taboo.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Michael “Mike” B. Fernandez, Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners
  • Ivan Rapin-Smith, Director, Watsco Ventures
  • Lilia Luciano, Journalist & Founder of CoInspire (moderator)

Registration: $15 for YPA and Luminary Central members; $25 for non-members.

Not a YPA member yet?

Please contact Madeleine Johnson at or 305-779-4816 with any questions.