Entrepreneurship Datebook



PITCHING AND MORE: Micro Venture Capital Club “Shark Tank” meets from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. More info: meetup.com/microvc/

NETWORKING: Geek Girls Happy Hour (men welcome, too!) is 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, is held at three Morton’s Steakhouses: In Boca, Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables. More info: witi.com/southflorida

ALL ABOUT THE CLOUD: Hear a panel discussion about doing business in the cloud by representatives from Microsoft, Peak 10, Verizon, Host.net and others at this SFTA event on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the UM Life Science & Technology Park. Fees apply. More info: southfloridatech.org (click on events)

TECH EDUCATION: KnowledgeMIA is holding its second workshop in its series: A member from Mozilla's Firefox Biz Dev team will share plans for their new mobile operating system called Firefox OS. It's Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at LAB Miami. Free. To register: http://knowledgemiafirefox.eventbrite.com/

A HEALTHIER PLACE: The Knight News Challenge: Health, a national contest that seeks innovative ideas and offers a chance for a share of $2 million in funding, is launched. Topic: “How can we harness data information for the health of communities?” Join the conversation at 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park, 1951 NW 7th Avenue, Miami. RSVP: http://knchealthmiami.eventbrite.com/

TALENT SEARCH: The topic of Refresh Miami’s event is “Finding and Retaining Top Technical Talent” and it is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Miami Dade College Wolfson campus, building 3. Free. More info: refreshmiami.com


The Kickstarter community seems to be taking a liking to a Miami startup’s colorful skateboards — and its social entrepreneurial spirit. The co-founders are already more than halfway to their goal. Also on the blog: Robert Hacker writes about using “design thinking” to scale your business. Bob Nagro ponders how much stronger the tech community would be with a tri-county approach. Find these views plus more on the Starting Gate on MiamiHerald.com/business.

Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg

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