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A homemade community launch pad in Miami for aspiring film makers, musicians, chefs and startups. "it's like the YMCA for business".

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Miami, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2012
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

The ARSENAL project focuses on the shared interest of the local food, art and entertainment industries as well as fostering new businesses in this fast growing niche. Arsenal’s unique design houses an event venue for workshops and entertainment, an incubator space for start-ups and freelancers, a commissary kitchen for aspiring chefs, and a space for art, media and film production. Our costumers are artists and professionals in the ages of 18-40.


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    Emilio Freire
    General Manager

    Originally a Native of the south of Spain, he came to vanguard San Francisco in 1997 to study Design at the Academy of Art. After 15 years of experiencce managing some of San Francisco’s most popular clubs like Liquid, Club Six and Zebulon, and using his art background as a design consultant for venues, he was ready to take it to the next level. He co-founded Public Works, now one of San Francisco’s top rated multi-disciplinary event venues.

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    Paula Mena
    Co-working & Marketing Manager

    Paula originally from Barcelona, holds a Bachelor Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from ESADE-La Salle University, a Masters Degree in Global Marketing from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, an MBA from International University in Miami, FL and worked for ESPN in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After 4 years of marketing experience in Europe and the Middle East she settled in Miami to follow her dream of developing an incubator for startups.

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    Diliana Alexander
    Film Department Director

    Diliana Alexander, co-created Indie Film Club Miami in 2012, which is a non-profit organization and production studio, designed to support the local film community, as well as to produce projects, with unique South Florida stories. Highlights of her career include working with Halle Berry, Hillary Clinton, Kenneth Cole, David Cronenberg, Michael Bloomberg, winning a gold Stevie for HELP USA and three gold Tellys for Designing Spaces.

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    Julian Bravo
    Booker/Event Manager

    Resident of Miami for 20 years, Julian focuses on talent and sponsorship acquisition. Has a background in event coordinating throughout the downtown and midtown area. Work history includes working with international as well as local acts and is a founding partner of Mute Miami LLC since Dec 2011. Freelances as a sound engineer for live concerts and lighting design.


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    Carlos Abela, San Francisco