Michael Melikian


Michael Melikian is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at 305 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund based out of Miami, FL. Run by founders, 305 Ventures is uniquely positioned to identify and advise the top emerging companies given its operational experience and strong presence in Miami, a key hub of emerging technology. They are considered one of venture capital’s top emerging funds and invested in over 90 companies in just over a year. Michael is responsible for overseeing all aspects of business operations, investor relations, and portfolio management.

Michael previously served as the President & CEO of Mel Pharm Inc, which was a healthcare provider that specialized in bubble packaging of medications for assisted living facilities. In 2019, the company was acquired shortly after AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) recognized them as the top candidate for the “National Pharmacy of the Year.”

Additionally, Michael was a co-founder and the first investor in Global Child TV, which delivers digital content on travel experiences around the world to an audience of over one billion viewers, and has distribution from Amazon Prime, Peacock, and several major airlines. Michael has additional investing experience through managing a family office, where he was responsible for executing and managing investments across multiple private sectors.


08:00 AM

WELCOME REMARKS – Governor Holcomb

09:00 AM

PANEL – Sports Betting & DFS

09:20 AM

PANEL: How Connected Fitness Became the New Obsession

10:20 AM

PANEL: Data Analysis and Athlete Development

11:30 AM


12:30 PM

Fireside Chat #1

1:30 PM

PANEL: Sports Media

02:15 PM

PANEL: NIL/Creator Economy

03:10 PM

PANEL: How Esports & Gaming became a billion dollar industry

04:00 PM

PANEL: Fan Engagement

04:55 PM

Fireside Chat #2

05:45 PM

Drinks/Food @ NCAA

06.30 PM


08:00 AM


09:00 AM

Techstars Sports Demo Day

10:00 AM


11:45 AM

PANEL: Pro athletes transitioning as Investors/Operators

1:00 PM

Fireside Chat

02:00 PM

PANEL: Pro Sports Franchises Innovating around Technology

03:10 PM

PANEL: NFTs & Digital Collectables

04:10 PM

KEYNOTE: Lemon Perfect founder story

05:20 PM


07:00 PM