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STARTUP GRIND: Startup Grind hosts and interviews South Florida serial entrepreneur Dan Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Venture Hive, 1010 NE Second Ave., Miami. More info: startupgrind.com/miami.

PITCH CONTEST: The national Miller Lite Tap the Future business plan competition holds a semifinalist round with judge Daymond John of Shark Tank; network, hear feedback and possibly be one of three entrepreneurs in the audience also selected to pitch. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. RSVP: www.MLTapTheFuture.com.

1 MILLION CUPS: South Florida startups make a pitch, present their biggest challenge and gain feedback, 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, Venture Hive in downtown Miami. More info or to sign up to present: 1millioncups.com/Miami.

TECH COCKTAIL: Join a book launch event for “Startup Mixology” by Tech Cocktail co-founder Frank Gruber 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. Special guests to discuss Miami’s tech ecosystem and lessons from the book include Matt Haggman of Knight Foundation, Hugh McLeod of Gapingvoid and Lori Anne Wardi of .CO/Neustar. Register at Tech.co/miami

AWESOME SOUP:Miami Soup joins the Awesome Foundation MIAMI for Awesome SOUP, where dinner guests will hear pitches for three social innovation projects over soup, salad and bread, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The successful pitch — guests decide — will receive a $1,000 grant. More information: http://miamisoup.org/events


Read the latest startup news, including the New World Angels’ fifth funding this year and Posto7’s raise of nearly $1 million in a convertible note round, and community views on Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.

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