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EMERGE AMERICAS TECHWEEK: The conference continues Monday and Tuesday, May 5-6, with a Startup and Later Stage Launch competition with $150,000 in prizes, a hiring fair, a mobile summit, international pavilion and more than 100 speakers. More info and tickets: emergeamericas.org

BUSINESS BASICS: SCORE Miami-Dade presents the a free introductory seminar, Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Monday, May 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Miami Innovation Center, 1951 NW Seventh Ave., Miami. There are four more parts in the series for people wanting to continue with the workshops. To register email events@scoremiami.org or call 786-425-9119

WORDCAMP MIAMI: The largest locally run WordPress conference in South Florida also touches on design, user experience, front-end development, blogging, business topics and social media, Friday to Sunday, May 9-11, University of Miami Student Activity Center. For those without tickets, there will be a livestream. More info: http://2014.miami.wordcamp.org


Microsoft chose Miami for its first U.S. Microsoft Innovation Center. It will be located in Venture Hive and will open in June. Read more about the innovation center, stay up to date with startup news and read about this week’s eMerge Americas Techweek on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.

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    Today marks the launch of the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable, comprising more than two dozen CEOs and senior executives in companies large and small from the region’s key industries. The goal: To provide a temperature check of local economic conditions and business opinions on current topics. Look for a selection of responses each week in print; to see all responses, go online at MiamiHerald.com/business. And keep an eye out for our live CEO Roundtable event later this fall.

 <span class="cutline_leadin">FSU LINE:</span> Pictured is Guy Harvey artwork on an athletic clothing line. Artist Guy Harvey has developed his brand into a business empire.


    Guy Harvey fishing new waters

    With more products, a new generation of fans and marketing that focuses on the man behind the brand, marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey is stretching his cast.

 <span class="cutline_leadin">WAITING ROOM:</span> A horse waits in the stalls at Thebas Farm, one of a group of Polo horses heading for Amsterdam. Worldwide Livestock, owned by Alex and Tony Alessandrini, is overseeing the shipment of the animals. July 1, 2014 in Miami.

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    Worldwide Livestock Services manages import, export of livestock through MIA

    Horses, cattle, pigs and more: World Livestock Services has carefully shipped four-legged creatures and flocks of birds through Miami International Airport to points throughout the globe.

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