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 firstname.lastname@example.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.