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SVB Hosts Founder and Investor Growth Panel and Expo Lounge at eMerge Americas Conference
Lounge features sustainable beverages from Ocean Bottle and SVB client Bevi.
SVB leaders and tech sector experts available on site.

MIAMI, April 14, 2022 – SVB, the financial partner of the innovation economy and parent of Silicon Valley Bank, is a Premier Sponsor of the 2022 eMerge Americas conference taking place in Miami April 18-19, 2022.

SVB serves the world’s most innovative companies and their investors via commercial banking with Silicon Valley Bank, investment banking with SVB Securities, private banking and wealth management with SVB Private, and funds management and investment with SVB Capital.

SVB Director of Early-Stage Startups Bo Ren will moderate a panel on the Main Stage entitled “Tipping Points: When Impossible Becomes Inevitable,” in which founders and investors will share essential lessons for the success of growing companies.

WHAT:               Tipping Points: When Impossible Becomes Inevitable Panel

Top founders and investors share lessons essential for the success of growing companies: How to identify when it’s time to make your move – whether it’s raising your first major funding tranche, changing company focus or accelerating hiring. These are the moments that define your company’s future. Come hear our guests weigh in on why Miami’s growing ecosystem is a great place to be on-the-move.

WHO:                  Bo Ren, Director of Early-Stage Startups, Silicon Valley Bank

Elias Torres, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Drift

Andrew Collins, Founder, Bungalow

Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner, Chingona Ventures

WHERE:            Main Stage

WHEN:               Tuesday, April 19 – 11:30-12:00pm

SVB will also host a lounge area on the expo floor. Attendees are welcome to drop by to relax, recharge and speak with SVB representatives in attendance.

WHAT:               SVB eMerge Lounge

Visit the SVB eMerge Lounge to take advantage of onsite amenities:

  • Comfortable seating areas
  • Tech charging stations
  • Smart water dispensers from SVB client Bevi. Get still, sparkling and flavored water, without the waste
  • Reusable water bottles from Ocean Bottle. Each Ocean Bottle funds the collection of 1,000 ocean-bound plastic bottles before they reach the water, and supports local collectors in coastal communities who exchange this plastic for things they need
  • Meet with SVB leaders and subject matter experts

WHO:                Michael Descheneaux, President of Silicon Valley Bank

Dan Allred, Senior Market Manager and head of National Fintech and Payments Strategy teams, Silicon Valley Bank

Alexandra Marshall, Director of Limited Partners for the Emerging Manager Practice, Silicon Valley Bank

Diana Sanchez, Senior Vice President on the Startup Banking team, Silicon Valley Bank

Bill Woodson, Head of Strategic Wealth Advisory and Family Enterprise Services, SVB Private

Alejandro Algaze, Manager Director, SVB Private

Courtney Karnes, Managing Director of Access to Innovation diversity initiative, SVB

WHERE:            eMerge Expo Floor, Booth #929

WHEN:               Monday, April 18 – 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 19 – 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Onsite Contact:
Kate Bair
415 515 6262

About SVB  
SVB is the financial partner of the innovation economy, helping individuals, investors and the world’s most innovative companies achieve their ambitious goals. SVB’s businesses - Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Capital, SVB Private and SVB Securities - together offer the services that dynamic and fast-growing clients require as they grow, including commercial banking, venture investing, wealth planning and investment banking. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, SVB operates in centers of innovation around the world. Learn more at 

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