About #InnovationCity

Behind The Mic

Tyler Kelley

Tyler Kelley


Tyler Kelley is Co-Founder & Chief Strategist at SLAM! Agency. He’s also a professional speaker, tennis player and conscious business advocate. With 18+ years in the results-driven marketing space, Tyler has earned a reputation for anticipating user trends and developing proactive strategies to drive brands forward. As a speaker, he has shared the stage with digital brands like Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest and Buzzfeed.

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq. is the founding Executive Director of Venture Café Miami. Under her leadership, VCM’s innovation programming has attracted over 45,000 innovators, resulting in content partnerships with 1000+ organizations and 1500+ free educational sessions.  Leigh-Ann leads initiatives designed to increase inclusion, access, and greater connectivity within Miami’s innovation and entrepreneurial community through high impact partnerships and programs.
Leigh-Ann is also the founder of the Nyah Project, an author, facilitator and frequent speaker on strategies for inclusive innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurship-led economic development, experiential leadership development and impact models and social justice innovation. 

About #InnovationCity

Innovation City is a podcast featuring the innovators, disruptors and creators behind the innovation movement. Imagine a place where you can break through the status quo of business as usual and realize your life’s purpose. A place where you can have an impact and shape the future. This place exists in cities across the world. In this innovation podcast we introduce you to the disruptors, innovators, and creators behind the movement.

#InnovationCity gives you an inside look at how rapidly business and culture are changing thanks to increasing diversity and inclusion, heightened creativity, and a stronger and better-connected business community.

The podcast is a collaboration of Venture Cafe St. Louis, Venture Cafe Miami and SLAM! Agency.

Venture Cafe is a global organization that has local operations in:

  • Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Miami, Florida
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Sydney, Australia

Venture Cafe hosts the largest weekly gathering of innovators in the world and provides an opportunity for people to connect in order to make things happen.

SLAM! Agency is a digital storytelling agency that helps brands realize and reach their highest potential. The agency works directly with brands, SMBs, and non-profits and collaborates with traditional media and advertising agencies. They take a mindful approach to marketing strategy, video storytelling, branded social media, and digital advertising.

Uhriel Bedoya, Florida General Manager at Lime, chats with Tyler and Leigh-Ann.

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