eMerge Americas is a not-for-profit initiative developed by the Technology Foundation of the Americas (TFA) that serves as a catalyst for establishing Miami as a technology hub. This large-scale technology conference is the defining moment for tapping into the diverse potential of local entrepreneurs and helping to transform our community’s economy. Our mission is to help advance Miami’s technology ecosystem through a particular focus on the local employment base, education, the start-up ecosystem, and institutional funding. Since technology touches upon all of the major industries, eMerge Americas provides a platform for developing a productive startup ecosystem that will create diverse possibilities for innovation and collaborative partnerships. Our goal is to transform the Miami community into a “smart city” that addresses urban challenges through the power of innovative technology. This gathering is designed to unlock our city’s potential by providing an idea platform for public-private partnerships that will fuel our economy.