SOCIAL MEDIA DAY: Day of networking, learning and celebration at the Knight Concert Hall from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Arsht Performing Arts Center. Dozens of speakers and it’s free. More info: miamisocialmedia.com/
OPEN HACK NIGHT: At 7 p.m. Monday nights, join Miami’s weekly Open Hack inside The LAB Miami co-working space in Wynwood — your chance to work on your projects and meet others. Various groups participate as well, including Code for Miami that works on civic projects.
GETTING STARTED: Thinking of owning a business? This Broward SCORE workshop offers a free introduction to what you need to know at 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 6, at Westside Regional Library. More info: browardscore.org (click on local workshops)
FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS: SCORE Miami-Dade workshop, lead by chapter chair Marjorie Weber, is 6 to 8 p.m. on July 11 at Doral Chamber of Commerce Office. Fee applies. More info: miamidade.score.org (click on local workshops)
NETWORKING: The Miami chapter of NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners, holds a “Not-Your-Usual Summer Networker” at 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 11 at Thea’s Cafe at the UM Life Science & Technology Park. $18 for members; $25 for nonmembers. RSVP at Info@nawbomiami.org.
STARTING GATE BLOG
More opportunities for meeting up have been popping up recently. One of the newest is an Open Coffee Club, modeled after the Open Coffee Clubs described in Brad Feld’s book, “Startup Communities.” The morning event, planned for every three weeks, is hosted by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and MapYourStartup.co and will include mentors that will offer one-on-one sessions. The first is July 11 at Pipeline Brickell; sign up at meetup.com/Miami-Open-Coffee-Club/
More opportunities to meet up are on the Starting Gate blog on Miamiherald.com/business. Also catch up on the news of the past week.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg