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TECH TRANSFER: Free workshop will take attendees through the essentials of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program established by Enterprise Florida to help Florida businesses increase their chances of submitting successful funding proposals to these programs. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at FIU’s Marc Pavilion, 2nd Floor. More info here.

1 MILLION CUPS: Hear start-ups pitch their challenges and help them with your advice at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Venture Hive. More info: 1millioncups.com/miami.

ADVANCED QUICKBOOKS: SCORE Miami-Dade workshop teaches how to use QuickBooks to prepare a basic financial statement and to better operate your company; 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Small Business Administration offices, 100 S. Biscayne Blvd., Seventh Floor, Miami. $40 in advance. To reserve, email events@scoremiami.org or call 786-425-9119.

FACEBOOK FIT: Facebook is teaming up with Intuit, QuickBooks, LegalZoom and Square to bring a boot camp-style event to help small businesses achieve success, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Soho Studios Miami, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami. Cost: $25 (attendees will receive a $50 ad credit). To register: www.facebook.com/business/a/facebook-fit (scroll down for Miami link)

ADVANCED BITCOIN: “Bitcoin Beyond the Basics” and “Security in the Crypto Economy” are the themes of a talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Nova Southeastern University’s Knight Auditorium. More info: www.sfissa.org.

STARTUP PITCH NIGHT: The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida and Miami Innovation Fund present “GeekTank 2” with a startup pitch contest and panel discussion by investors; 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Citrix, 851 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Fort Lauderdale. More info: mitforumfl.org.


KidoZen, the Miami-based enterprise mobile app platform pioneer, released its Mobile Data Virtualization platform, an industry-first platform for virtualizing, managing and securing mobile business data ... PassTheNotes, a cloud-based platform that makes it easier for teachers and students to collaborate and share content, recently announced three key partnerships, including one last week with NEC Corporation of America.

Read more about these stories and other startup news and community views on the Starting Gate blog at MiamiHerald.com/business.

NANCY DAHLBERG, @ndahlberg

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