PIONEERS @ MDC: Mike Tomás, CEO of Bioheart and one of the most experienced South Florida executives for IT/communications and biotech/life sciences companies, will speak Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Idea Center, Building 8 - fifth floor, MDC Wolfson Campus. More info: http://bit.ly/1JAaPzi.
STARTUP GRIND: Featured speaker: Charles Irizarry, founding partner of Rokk3r Labs and managing director of Rokk3r Cobuild, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, 360spaces, 220 NW 27 St., Miami. More info: startupgrind.com/miami
WHAT SCORE CAN DO FOR YOU: Free informational seminar, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Miami Beach Public Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach. More info: miamidade.score.org (click on local workshops)
WAFFLES AFTER WORK: Join LiveNinja in hosting Meme.Menu, Babe Froman Fine Sausages, and Ookapow for the kickoff of their inaugural event answering to the after work crowd, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, LiveNinja HQ, 120 NW 25th Street, #301, Wynwood, Miami http://www.eventbrite.com/e/waffles-after-work-tickets-18008085669
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OPEN TECH NIGHT @ NSU: Join civic hackers to work on projects for the social good, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Carl Desantis Building. More info: www.meetup.com/Code-for-FTL.
CREATIVE MORNINGS FORT LAUDERDALE: Featured speaker is Andrew Quarrie of Jurnid, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Axis Space, 333 Las Olas Way, Fort Lauderdale. Register here.
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Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg