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THINK FWD: FWD.us invites you to join leaders in tech, politics and policy at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Venture Hive for a discussion titled “ Can Tech Rebuild the Middle Class and the American Dream?”. This is an inaugural event in a series of conversations about keeping the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy. Register: http://www.fwd.us/field_ 022414_mia_launch_p

GET LEGAL: Score Miami-Dade presents Meeting Legal Requirements for your Business, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. at the SBA offices, 100 S. Biscayne Blvd. $40 in advance. To register or to sign up for a Season Pass for unlimited workshop attendance through June 30 for $250, please visit: www.miamidade.score.org/

HELP FOR NONPROFITS: The Philanthrofest Digital Media Institute hosts a one-day workshop to provide nonprofit organizations with online and offline skills to improve outreach efforts, increase mission awareness and better connect with their community, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Feb. 26, Miami Dade College, $20. More info: philanthrofest.com

PITCH EXPO: The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association is hosting its inaugural Expo in Boca Raton from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Expo features 22 startups, including: Renewed Waters, FlyInStyle, Elebev, Cydec, Demeter Power, RoomSurf, Appworx, Stadson Tech, Deliver Lean, Bar Maxx, AdMobilize, Design Comfort Shoes, Skulpt, Feathr, Logzilla, BoatSetter, BoaterRated and CleveMed. Tickets are $45. More info: GCVCA.org.

OCT THINK-UP: Our City Thoughts’ aim is to provide a meeting ground for millennials and community members to share ideas, vision and plans for a new and more innovative Miami. This event features six female leaders, 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Miami Dade College. More info: here and ourcitythoughts.org


Catch up with the latest startup news and community views, including posts on Alexis Ohanian’s talk at Refresh Miami, Commerce Factory’s crowdfunding event, the first SwitchPitch, the Miami Herald Business Plan Bootcamp, Hispanicize’s tech lineup, who won the weekend’s hackathons, and more on Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business

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