Entrepreneurship events this week and startup news to note



SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB: This organization celebrates its five-year anniversary with a celebratory meetiup at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at The LAB Miami. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/538308902919104

WOMEN’S SUCCESS SUMMIT: Michelle Villalobos’ popular conference is back Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 13-14, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Theme: “Show me the money!” Fees apply. Info: womenssuccesssummit.com

OPEN COFFEE CLUB: This month’s coffee club, hosted by FIU’s Pino Center and Mapyourstartup.co, is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Greenberg Traurig. Mentors: Robert Hacker of GH Capital, Gerard Roy of TECKpert and David Gruberg of Greenberg Traurig. More info: entrepreneurship.fiu.edu

EMERGING BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES SHOWCASE: With the theme “South Florida’s Got Talent, this year’s all-day and evening event, by the Enterprise Development Corp., features presentations by 14 South Florida startups, networking, speakers and a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach. Fees apply. More info: edc-tech.org

PROTECTING YOUR TRADEMARKS: This SCORE Miami-Dade workshop is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Miami Innovation Center. $30. Info: miamidade.score.org (click on Local Workshops)

CREATIVE MORNINGS: This new, free monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types will include a 20-minute talk on a global theme. The first event is 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at The LAB Miami and the first speaker is Mike Tomás, CEO of BioHeart and a serial entrepreneur, talking about bravery. Info: creativemornings.com/cities/mia.

MIAMI MINI MAKER FAIRE: Celebrating South Florida’s maker movement, this all-day extravaganza for all-things maker — exhibits, workshops, demos and more — is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at The LAB Miami, the LightBox and O’Cinema in Wynwood. $5 (free for children 5 and under). More info: www.makerfairemiami.eventbrite.com


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