GEEKTANK: Four startups present at the MIT Enterprise Forum’s “GeekTank” event Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Citrix. Free for startups and students. Register here: geektank2013.eventbrite.com/.
PATENT PROTECTION: SCORE Miami-Dade workshop on this critical topic is at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the SBA Office, 100 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Register: miamidade.score.org
BRANDING: Tools for Better Management workshop by Project Lift Miami on Thursday June 20th at the UM Life Science and Technology Park. $5. More info: lift1428.com/accelerating.html
WILL IT LAUNCH? Femgineers workshop at Broward College on Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., will address brainstorming, validating and attracting early adopters. Presenter: Poornima Vijayashanker of Mint.com and Bizeebee. $45-$75; students $25-$45. Register: meetup.com/Femgineers/events/123234732/
LA IDEA EN ACCION: Free workshop in Spanish will help with penetrating foreign markets using the best available funding tools. Saturday, 9 a. m.-1 p.m., United Way of Miami Dade, Ryder Room, 3250 Southwest 3rd Ave., Miami, Register: http://laideaenaccion-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#
STARTING GATE BLOG
Miami-based Kairos will be one of 24 startups across the U.S. participated in the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup of the Year” 5-month video documentary starting June 24. Watch it at wsj.com/soty and read about Brian Brackeen’s upcoming adventure on Starting Gate.
John Kunkel, founder/CEO of 50 Eggs that operates YardBird, Swine and Khong River House, was named Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year in hospitality. Winner in the Emerging category: Naomi Whittel, CEO of Reserveage Organics in Boca Raton.
Brian Breslin of Refresh Miami writes about why Puerto Rico’s emerging tech community is poised to take off. Read his guest post and more news on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg