Entrepreneurship Datebook



ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK: Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center has a host of events planned, starting with Entrepreneurs in Tech, a panel discussion, with Mike Tomás of BioHeart, Brian Brackeen of Kairos, Nabyl Charania of Rokk3r Labs, Xavier Gonzalez of Technology Foundation of the Americas and Felice Gorordo of ClearPath, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, FIU’s College of Business Complex, Room 232. Other events planned include Open Coffee Club, 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at RightSpace2Meet in Coral Gables; and “Lunch & Learn: The Nuts & Bolts of an Effective Growth Strategy” with Robert H. Hacker, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, FIU Downtown on Brickell location. More info on these events: http://business.fiu.edu/en trepreneurship/pino.cfm

SHOW ME THE MONEY: The MIT Enterprise Forum presents “Worthy? Positioning an Emerging Company for Investment” with Professor Ed Roberts of the MIT Sloan School, Susan Amat of Venture Hive and Jonathan Cole of Edwards Wildman Palmer, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Nova Southeastern University Huizenga School of Business, Knight Lecture Hall Room 1124. $30. More info: mitforumfl.org

SWITCHPITCH: This event invites established companies to pitch their technology needs to vetted startups in a role reversal. Its first Miami event is 1:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at The Light Box in Wynwood. Tickets are $49 through Wednesday using discount code Refresh: switchpitch.com.

TECHTALKS: Join Boris Hirmas Said and Miguel Alonso Jr. of Miami Dade College for a fireside chat with David Packouz, who raised nearly $350,000 on Indiegogo for BeatBuddy, a guitar pedal drum machine, noon-1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, Center for Visual Communication in Wynwood. More info here.

BATTLEHACK: PayPal’s BattleHack Miami is back Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, at The LAB Miami. The winner in Miami competes against winners of 10 other startup cities -- Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Chicago, Moscow, Toronto, Warsaw, London, San Francisco, Berlin and Boston -- for a $100,000 global prize. Register here: battlehack.org

UHACK: This hackathon for students from all South Florida colleges and universities takes place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23 at the University of Miami International Student Center, with $1,000 cash for the top winner and other prizes. Theme: Improve everyday life. Register here: uhack.us


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Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg

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