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TECH CONNECTIONS: WorldCity’s Tech Connections presents One-on-One With Manny Medina, tech entrepreneur and eMerge Americas founder, at 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Coral Gables Country Club. For tickets: worldcityweb.com/events

STARTING A BUSINESS: SCORE Miami-Dade offers a free seminar and Q&A session titled What SCORE Can Do for You from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Miami Beach Public Library. More info: miamidade.score.org

CROWDFUNDING: PayPal Commerce Factory presents "Crowdfunding Entrepreneurship and the Investment Landscape" 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at The LAB Miami. Free. More info: thelabmiami.com (click on events)

FIRESIDE CHAT:    Refresh Miami will host a discussion with Alexis Ohanian, the Reddit co-founder who will talk about his book,  Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, and do a fireside chat with local entrepreneurs, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at University of Miami Student Activity Center. More info: RefreshMiami.com


Funded: Magic Leap of Hollywood announced that it has raised $50 million for development of a tech platform to support its “Cinematic Reality.” Exit: Mobile payment startup BlueKite, which allowed relatives to pay utility bills for their loved ones abroad, was sold to publicly traded Xoom for $15 million.

What startup doesn’t need legal help? Dade Legal Aid launched the Venture Law Project, offering startups guidance at the earliest stages.

For more startup news and community views, including by CareCloud about universities’ role in the ecosystem, go to the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.

Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg

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