Alex de Carvalho

Co-Founder at BuzzMed, Adjunct Professor at U. Miami, Author, Co-Founder of @The Startup Forum and Founder of Social Media Club South Florida, among other things

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What I Do

Alex is passionate about creating spaces for individuals, companies, and brands to connect. Best known as a social media professional, Alex advises organizations on their use of social networks to build brand relationships with key constituents and the community.


Co-founded two startups from back-of-the-napkin idea to launch, managing every aspect of the business, including funding, product development, hiring, sales, operations, and partnerships.

Also founded The Startup Forum, Social Media Club, BarCamp, Ignite, Social Media Day, and Mobile Monday events for South Florida new media professionals; I am also a co-founder of RefreshMiami. Over the past six years, these organizations have hosted events for over 10,000 professionals, leading to new business connections, employment opportunities, and startup ideas.

An accomplished public speaker, I have spoken nationally and internationally to a variety of audiences from C-Level industry executives to high school students. I am an adjunct professor at the Universtity of Miami and recently co-authored “Securing the Clicks: Network Security in the Age of Social Media” with MacGraw-Hill.