• CIVIC HACKING: Join developers, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and others wanting to code for the public good at Code for Miami, 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, at The LAB Miami.
• GETTING STARTED: Thinking of owning a business? A free introductory workshop by Broward SCORE that covers what you really need to know to get started is Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Westside Regional Library in Plantation. More information: Browardscore.org (click on local workshops)
• CREATIVE WAKE-UP: Dr. William Murphy Jr., inventor, entrepreneur, owner of 17 patents, and founder of Cordis, will be the featured speaker at Creative Mornings Miami, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at InterContinental Miami. More info: creativemornings.com/cities/mia
• SMALL BUSINESS EXPO: Business-to-business networking event, trade show and conference for business owners, entrepreneurs and decision makers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 16, at Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall B. Free for attendees. More info: www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com
Read about startups and organizations involved in bringing the Bitcoin into wider use in South Florida, several South Floridians who are growing their businesses in Gainesville and more startup news and community views on Starting Gate on MiamiHerald.com/business. Follow Nancy Dahlberg on Twitter @ndahlberg