Carolina Rendeiro is a strong proponent of community involvement and of the importance of creating synergy between businesses and their communities. Leading up to Connect2Global, Carolina owned RightSpace2Meet, the first coworking space in Coral Gables. In 2001 she opened the first Incubator/Accelerator program in Partnership with IBM and Darby Tech Ventures in Coral Gables. Prior to starting Connect2Global, she was VP of International Business Development for eMerge Americas for a 3-year period and then 2 years as President of the World Strategic Forum, an Economic Development platform conference in Miami, Paris, Toronto and Montreal. She has merged her passion for Community, entrepreneurship and international business development in her new role as co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Connect2Global, LLC. Carolina a high-energy professional with a strong expertise in international development, with a special focus on international marketing and business development, with a proven ability to engage with members of the public and private sector, locally, statewide and internationally. Consistently recognized for contributions in development and marketing efforts, with attention to detail, strong project management skills and developing long-standing professional relationships over her 34-year career. She currently serves on the following boards – NFTE, BB&T Advisory Board, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce (previously was Chairman 2007-2008), Executive VP of OWIT, Sister Cities International Board, Washington, DC, Coral Gables Economic Development Board and the Association of Sister Cities of Florida, as Executive Director. Along with her Board commitments she is working with EU startups in connecting them with the proper companies, not only in the US but in Latam and vice versa. She has mentored the WinLab (Babson College) women’s startups for the past two years.