BRANDING: Holistic Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade presents “5 Ways to Turn Your Mission Into an Irresistible Brand” by Alexandra Figueredo, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 12, Savoy Hotel, Miami Beach. More info: http://bit.ly/R3qFf3
STARTUP GRIND: Inaugural event of monthly meet-up will feature an interview with an entrepreneur, investor, educator, etc. This month I’m in the hot seat, so it is your chance to ask questions about pitching to the media, Starting Gate or anything else. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St. More info: http://StartupGrind.com
SIMPLE STEPS: Free introductory seminar to 5-part Simple Steps For Starting Your Business series by SCORE Miami-Dade, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Miami Innovation Center, 1951 NW Seventh Ave., Miami. To register: call 786-425-9119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARTUP MATCHMAKING: CoFoundersLab Matchup Miami is aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers and interns and to build strong, core founding teams, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 15, The LAB Miami. More info: www.cofounderslab.com
A week for startup successes: Miami startup AdMobilize announced that it has closed its Series A round of $2.2 million. Hair Construction and Modernizing Medicine won the LAUNCH competitions at eMerge Americas Techweek. Cirle announced it’s partnering with Bausch + Lomb to commercialize its surgical navigation system. Keep up with these stories and other startup news and community views -- including highlights of last week’s hackathon and eMerge conference, on the Starting Gate blog at MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg