Pareto Holdings Invests in Miami’s Entrepreneur Scene
The fellowship program will help equip future tech leaders with resources to find funding and mentorship opportunities
To help further drive the tech entrepreneurial scene in South Florida, Pareto Holdings recently developed The Pareto Fellowship, a five-day virtual event consisting of mentorship coaching from top executives around Miami.
The program will allow participants the chance to interact with local leaders and other entrepreneurs and investors in various industries. Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez and SoftBank Group International CEO Marcelo Claure are among the mentors offering their expertise during the program.
“We created Pareto Holdings and our fellowship program with the goal of bringing more opportunities to new or aspiring founders in growing tech hubs like Miami,” says Jon Oringer, a Pareto Holdings partner, who also founded Shutterstock. “There really are no limitations—we may find 10 people to execute on their ideas or ours, or companies and founders that we want to back and support, but it could be more. We are really excited to extend this opportunity to help build world-changing companies, with an incredible group of experienced executive leaders to help these entrepreneurs through their journey and a splash of sunshine.”
(Fun fact: Oringer purchased the former Miami Beach home of Alex Rodriguez for a record-breaking $42 million last fall.)
The virtual fellowship program lasts from June 7 through June 11 and will focus on how to build startup technology companies including guidance on financing, hiring and operations.
Pareto Holdings was created by Oringer and Edward Lando, CEO of Goody Gifting. The company has made over 100 investments in startup companies involved in the telemedicine, fintech and e-commerce industries, with the goal of another 100 investments by the end of the year.
Other executives expected to attend the mentorship program include the creators of Atom Finance, Lido, Misfits Market, Rebate, Smartrr, Rowgatta, Mogul Games, Papa, and REEF Technology.
“We are thrilled to be joined by this incredible group of founders and CEOs who are eager to help us build world-changing companies and mentor bright new entrepreneurs, whether they have an early-stage startup, an idea, or just the grit to lead one of our companies,” says Lando, a Pareto Holdings partner. “The week-long program will be a crash course that will truly help accelerate ideas and get some exciting new businesses off the ground in a collaborative environment.”
Prospective entrepreneurs and other startup companies can apply for the virtual event at https://www.pareto20.com/apply by May 15.
At the time of posting, Shutterstock stocks were at $96.10 per share, up 1.46%.