STARTING A BUSINESS: SCORE Miami-Dade presents a free seminar, “Simple Steps for Starting a Business,” 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 3, Miami Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami. More info: miamidade.score.org (click on Local Workshops).
BRAINFOOD @ THE LAB: Keynote interview with Dr. Maurice R. Ferré on “Mako Surgical Corp. — How a local technology company grew from an idea to $1.65B exit in 9 years” on challenges, lessons learned and keys to success for taking a company public, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, at The LAB Miami in Wynwood. $50. More info: thelabmiami.com.
CODE FOR MIAMI: Weekly gathering for open government and civic hackers, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., The LAB Miami. More info: thelabmiami.com
GOVERNMENT BUSINESS: Broward SCORE presents a workshop on how to win federal government business, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Nova Southeastern University. More info: Broward.score.org (click on local workshops)
LUNCH & LEARN: FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center presents “Keys to Successful Social Media Strategies” with speaker John Fleming of Biztegra Partners, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 7, FIU Downtown on Brickell, 1101 Brickell Ave. $30. Info: http://business.fiu.edu/entrepreneurship/pino.cfm.
Catch up with the latest startup news and community views, including posts on Miami-based startup Kairos’ $1.2 million funding round, a report on Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine’s visit with Rokk3r Labs, a recap on the Open Data Jam, FWD.us’s new chapter in Miami, black tech trailblazers and more, on Starting Gate blog at MiamiHerald.com/business
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg