Entrepreneurship events this week and startup news to note



•  CIVIC HACKING: Code for Miami invites developers, designers, data geeks and idea makers to its weekly meetups from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 21, at The LAB Miami in Wynwood. This week: Recap of Social Good Miami Summit. More info: www.meetup.com/Code-for-Miami/

•  INVESTOR TALK: Miami Finance Forum presents a panel discussion of implications of the SEC’s recent rule amendments allowing general solicitation of investors in private placement offerings. It’s at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdaym Oct. 23, at Bilzin Sumberg, 1450 Brickell Ave. $20 members/$40 nonmembers. www.miamifinanceforum.com/

•  10KSB INFORMATION SESSIONS: Find out more about the free Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and how to apply at either of these two sessions: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, Room 2151; or 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th St. Miami, Bldg. 6, Room 6120. Other sessions will be scheduled. More info: http://www.mdc.edu/10ksb/

•  BOOK TALKS: David Feldman, author of “The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook,” gives a talk at Books and Books in Coral Gables at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, . He is also speaking from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, room 7128. RSVP for Miami Dade College event: http://bit.ly/15LA1Aj

•  COFFEE TIME: The Miami Open Coffee Club, a networking event hosted by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and MapYourStartup.co, meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at MEC261, 261 NE 1st Ave., Miami, fifth floor. The event includes mentoring sessions with Peter Kellner, Endeavor co-founder, Melissa Krinzman of Venture Architects, and Maurice Lopes of MEC261. http://entrepreneurship.fiu.edu

•  TALENT SEARCH: SCORE Miami-Dade presents “Using the Internet as Hiring Tool,” 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday,Oct. 24, at Miami Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave. $30. Register: miamidade.score.org

•  SPORTS TECH: The South Florida Technology Alliance’s event on the sports technology industry includes a panel discussion with tech executives with the Marlins, Dolphins as well as startup Sportsmanias. It’s from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Thomas University, 16401 Northwest 37th Ave., Opa-locka. Info: southfloridatech.org/


OrthoSensor. which develops and sells intelligent orthopedics, closed on $13 million in venture funding, to complete its $48 million Series B round. last week ... South Florida companies received most of the state’s venture capital in the third quarter, although the state only received 1.3 percent of the U.S. venture capital pie. ... The South Florida Technology Alliance’s executive director contributed a guest post about tech community collaboration in action. ... A trio of UM busness students designed a school spirited line of shoes and has launched a Kickstarter campaign. Find these stories and more startup news and community views on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business

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