Miami community making hard tech easier.


We are a community of ambitious founders, builders, investors, and advisors working on cutting-edge hard tech problems in Miami. We're building Miami’s tech culture into one that rivals Silicon Valley.


We support the most ambitious founders and builders by hosting and coordinating roundtable discussions, dinners, happy hours, workshops, and co-working. We also organize mixers, pitch workshops, and larger events in partnership with investors and other organizations in the community.

Our ecosystem is made up of:


Currently, we have the following structure, and we’re continuing to iterate on it:

Invite-only, monthly founder roundtables
Hack days & workshops
Speakers, panels, & pitch nights
Weekly happy hours and coworking
Monthly topic-based dinners
Mixers & community events


We have members from ideation to Series D and beyond, spanning from CEOs and executives at large hard tech corporations to startup founders.

Our members
are leaders. We have companies in IoT, robotics, drones, biotech / health tech, manufacturing tech, solar, wearables, autonomous vehicles, civic tech, and more. We have previously worked at places like MIT, Magic Leap, and Amazon Devices. We have deep experience in everything ranging from RFID, IoT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, computational cognitive science, and computer science to supply chain, defense, and government markets.

Our advisors
are at the top of their industries. They include senior executives at Fortune 500 companies and unicorn startups, consultants from firms like BCG and McKinsey, prominent VC’s, and more.

Our partners
are long-term thinkers. We partner with people and organizations who are invested in building Miami and its hard tech ecosystem. This group includes Refresh Miami, Moonlighter Fab Lab, and the Miami Maker Faire. We coordinate cross-community events, coworking opportunities, and event venues. If you’re interested in a partnership, reach out at channing@hardtechmiami.com or alex@hardtechmiami.com


Matt Collado

Marylin Ma

Ethan Loosbrock

Sebastian Gomez-Puerto

Alex Bromage

Channing Pear, Founder, Hard Tech Miami

Channing Pear


Thank you to our generous sponsors who help make building this community possible! If you'd like to sponsor, get in touch.