13 years ago, I returned to NYC + fell in love with what was happening around standing up Silicon Alley.
The vision Bloomberg had at the time was laughed at by many at the time, but he believed.
The founders believed, the investors believed + the ecosystem as a whole believed.
If you didn't believe, all you had to do was stop by Tom + Jerry's on Elizabeth Street in NoHo to meet the ecosystem in real-life and you would believe too.
Fast forward to today + the "How can I help?" tweet on 12/4.
I'm beyond stoked to be a part of what's happening here in Miami + wanted to share my top 5 in case I can convince people on the fence to join the ecosystem?
My man 110% gets it. The importance of having visionary leadership that's leaning in by asking "How can I help?" + following up with the "doing" part too is a big deal.
The Momentum is Real
The energy you feel on Twitter translates to the city.
Walking around Miami, the "can do" vibes are everywhere and they're very contagious.
The Street Art mecca is something else.
There isn't a better concentration of world class Street Art in one place but now you have all sorts of restaurants, bars, retail shops, galleries etc to check out too.
Jon Oringer + Keith Rabois
Having 2 of Silicon Alley + Silicon Valley's finest invested in the ecosystem is like building a football team around Tom Brady + Jerry Rice.
There's a Whole Lot of NYC Down Here
You know what they say, you can take the guy out of NYC but you can never take the NYC out of the guy.
Never underestimate what a focused + motivated group of people with a shared goal can accomplish.
I believe in Miami. I believe in the ecosystem. I believe we will make it happen.
January 13, 2021 (Tweet Link)