University of Miami: Business School Residency

University of Miami: Business School Residency

It was great to be a part of the 2022 University of Miami Herbert Business School UScale Residency program.

I had the opportunity to work with startup founders from around the world (Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Chile, and the United States) for a week-long residency filled with noteworthy opportunities, such as presenting at the Real Estate Impact Conference, meeting with representatives at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, delivering pitches to Miami Business school attendees, and visiting the headquarters of industry giant Related Group. We also had the opportunity to meet with industry figures like JP Perez of the Related Group, Edgardo Defortuna of Fortune International Group, Sandeep Mathrani of WeWork, and Sheila Johnson, the founder of BET.

My favorite part was working with the business school students and seeing hope in the future of leadership, and a special thanks to Dr. Susan Amat for the opportunity.

About the Program

“We set out to find top innovators, talent, and job creators, and to bring them here to take advantage of all that the University of Miami and the Miami ecosystem have to offer,” says Dr. Susan Amat, director of entrepreneurship initiatives and professor of professional practice.

The accelerator program also signified a learning experience for students, who enjoyed access to technology trailblazers and developed an understanding of the process of scaling once a business is ready to expand globally. Connections between the founders and students additionally created openings for upcoming internships and potential job opportunities.

About The Herbert Business School

The University of Miami Herbert Business School is a leader in preparing individuals and organizations to excel in the complex, dynamic, and interconnected world of global business. One of 12 schools and colleges at the University of Miami, the School offers undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and executive education programs. With its location in a major center for international business, Miami Herbert Business School is acclaimed for its global perspective, student and faculty diversity, and engagement with the business community. More information about the Miami Herbert Business School can be found at