eMerge Americas is not just an event—it’s an ecosystem that is transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas.
It is a unique convening of global enterprises, leading startups and government leaders focused on innovative digital solutions transforming industries.
The eMerge Americas Fellowship program will select ten (10) sophomore and junior level engineering students from South Florida universities and colleges, including the University of Miami, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Broward College, and Florida Atlantic University. These students will be chosen to participate in a year-long (12-month) program that will expose them to key stakeholders in the South Florida ecosystem, as well as mentorship and other professional development opportunities and experiences. Deans of engineering and professors from each college/university will recommend students with maximum potential and distinct leadership qualities.
The Fellows will participate in an educational and leadership development program led by eMerge Americas staff and partners, that will help orient them on the landscape of the South Florida tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem (i.e. history, key stakeholders, etc.). The Fellows will also receive practical professional experience through job placement at leading South Florida-based tech companies and ventures. The Fellows will also receive a mentor in and/or outside of their job- placement for one-on-one mentorship opportunities. Moreover, Fellows will also participate in project-based group workshops, “field trips,” and monthly networking opportunities with key leaders in the South Florida tech and entrepreneurial community.
Candidates must have graduated from a South Florida-based high school and be currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior year at a South Florida-based college or university. Candidates should demonstrate:
Strong academic record (backed by dean and/or professor’s recommendation(s))
Evidence of leadership qualities
Potential for further growth in their field (hungry to learn)
Commitment to the South Florida community and their field
Aspirations and goals that tie in to our mission
The ability to work effectively with others
Fellows should exhibit our core values – which define who we are, how we operate, and what we aspire to – which are as follows:
Resilience – we believe in the power of grit and the human spirit to overcome adversity and make their dreams into reality
Accountability – We are accountable to each other and one another for what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it
Impactful – we seek to have a positive social impact on the community and lives we serve
Soulful – we do everything we do with heart and soul; and purpose
Excellence – we strive for excellence and won’t rest until we achieve it