TREPTRANSIT: Join this new meetup group’s kick-off session as TrepTransit aims to connect entrepreneurs and developers for 60 minutes on the third Monday of every month in a metro mover car starting at Government Center Station. Free but sign up here.

MEET KNIGHT: Join Matt Haggman, Miami program director, for a breakfast conversation about the Knight Foundation’s work in Miami, 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3300. More info: refreshmiami.com

POWER BREAKFAST PANEL: Miami Finance Forum’s topic is VC Culture in South Florida, 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Conrad Hilton. $25 for members; $65 for nonmembers. More info: miamifinanceforum.com (click on Local Workshops)

HEALTHY CITIES: AS/COA and YPA Miami present a panel discussion on “Our Cities, Our Future: Making Cities Healthy, Green and Sustainable.” $10 for AS/COA and YPA Miami members; $25 for non-members and includes a copy of the Winter 2014 Americas Quarterly issue. More info: as-coa.org (click on Leadership Events.)

SMART CITY DEMO NIGHT: A collections of startups from around the world will demo their solutions for making cities smarter at this Urban.Us event at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at The LightBox in Wynwood.

BUSINESS BASICS: The Beacon Council presents a free small business workshop on about growing your business, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, Bethel Apostolic Temple, 1855 NW 119th St., Miami. More info: beaconcouncil.com (click on Events)

SEO LOWDOWN: SCORE Miami-Dade presents “Increasing Online Traffic, Leads and Profits with Search Engine Optimization,” 9:30-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, SBA offices, 100 S. Biscayne Blvd. $40 in advance. More info: www.miamidade.score.org


An exit, VC funding numbers, new organizations coming to town, eMerge Americas Techweek plans, an upcoming hackathon, columns and views were all part of Starting Gate last week. Keep up with startup news and community views on Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.

Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg

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