For Catholics — and all people of faith — there could be no greater contrast between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Since the very beginning of his campaign, Vice President Biden has rightfully framed this election as a “battle for the soul of our nation.” As a devout and practicing Catholic, Joe has a long record of being his brother and sister’s keeper, advocating for the least amongst us and promoting unity over division. Joe’s faith has been the bedrock of his public service and commitment to ensuring that all Americans are given the opportunity to live out their God-given potential.

In contrast, Donald Trump has continuously fanned the flames of hatred and bigotry — equating a moral equivalence between Neo-Nazi…


To the tune of $1.54 Billion in investment

This year is shaping up to be another record year for investment and venture activity in South Florida, and we are just getting started. Startups across South Florida attracted $1.54 Billion in VC funding in the first half of 2019, surpassing all of 2018 combined, and ranking us seventh in the U.S. — outpacing Austin, Chicago and Washington, D.C.


How eMerge Insights tracks investment trends and venture activity in South Florida

At eMerge Americas, we’re helping transform Miami into the tech hub of the Americas by partnering with the entire tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem, from government to higher-ed, startups to investors, corporate enterprises to media. We’re helping connect the dots — between entrepreneurs, investors and talent. And we’re attracting the best and the brightest from around the world to come to Miami to launch, build, and successfully scale their ideas.


Welcoming the 2019 Rise of the Rest Tour to the City Built by Immigrants

Steve Case and JD Vance emerge from the Rise of the Rest bus that carries a team of investors (June 2018)

Today, AOL Co-founder and Revolution Chairman & CEO Steve Case announced that Miami will be part of the 2019 Rise of the Rest Tour. This is a big deal for South Florida and we at eMerge Americas are incredibly excited for what it means for our hometown and our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Given what this represents for Miami, we will be extending our upcoming 6th annual eMerge Americas conference programming to last an entire week and culminate with the Rise of the Rest Tour visit on May 2nd.

eMerge Americas (originally scheduled for April 29–30) to culminate with the ROTR visit…


Why I’m joining StartUp Health

Vice President Joe Biden and I at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco, CA (Jan. 2018)

I’m a mission-driven entrepreneur who lost his mom two years ago after a long-fought battle against pancreatic cancer. I promised her — and myself — I would not be defined by loss. That I would channel the suffering our family experienced — and that of so many — to ensure it would never be in vain. This is what has pushed me to make a change and join the incredibly passionate, determined and talented team at StartUp Health and dedicate myself to accomplishing a “moonshot” of a lifetime.

StartUp Health has been described many different ways — from a venture…


This is Our Cancer Moonshot

Today is not easy for me. I lost my mom — Martha Serra Mohr — to pancreatic cancer seven months ago today. It’s been seven months since I’ve stepped back into these halls. And I still can’t believe it — because it feels like it was just yesterday that I was holding her hands, sitting in CTU and waiting for another chemo treatment. This was our weekly tradition.


Lo que me enseño mi abuela con su ejemplo en el exilio

Esther Julia Diaz Rius de Valencia (1918–2016)

El elogio de mi abuela del 29 de marzo de 2016 en la Iglesia de St. Raymond.

De parte de mi abuelo Paquito y nuestra familia entera, quiero darles las gracias a todos nuestros seres queridos que se han reunido hoy para recordar la memoria de mi querida abuela Esther Julia Valencia.


In Havana on the Malecon in 2005

As a freshman in college, I traveled to Cuba for the first time. It was a personal “pilgrimage,” a journey to rediscover my roots and reconcile my family. When I told my parents I wanted to go to the island, it was a difficult conversation to say the least. My mom was adamantly against it. Our family left thinking they wouldn’t go back until things changed. They left loved ones and memories behind that entangled them with pain and nostalgia for what once was … and what could have been. …


What my mom taught me

In loving memory of my mom Martha “Mumu” Serra Mohr (March 17, 1959-November 29, 2015)

My mom’s eulogy delivered on Dec. 5, 2015, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

On behalf of our entire family, I want to thank everyone gathered here for coming to celebrate my mom and her magnificent life. These have been difficult days, weeks, months and even years for our family — and we are all still mourning the loss of one of the most beautiful and beloved souls we have ever known. …


I’m the son of Cuban immigrants that came to this country in search of freedom, opportunity and their American dreams. For this reason, myclearpath.com is dedicated to delivering world-class software that empowers immigrants and that helps democratize the U.S. immigration process.

My grandparents, mom and family arrive from Cuba in 1969.

For many immigrants like my parents, the immigration process can be complicated, costly and confusing.

It’s because of their struggle and sacrifice — and millions of immigrants like them — that we started Clearpath.

We were founded by former heads of USCIS with the purpose to create software that would make it easier, more affordable and secure for immigrants…

Felice Gorordo

@eMergeAmericas CEO, @BidenCancer Advisor; @RootsofHope cofounder; @Georgetown Senior Fellow; @ObamaWhiteHouse alum; father/son/husband/brother

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