BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS: “Networking and ROI: How to Nurture Authentic Business Partnerships” with guest speaker Jeff Shavitz, a serial entrepreneur and author, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Miami Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive, 1010 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. More info here.
KNIGHT CITIES CHALLENGE INFO SESSION: The challenge is now open and offering a share of $5 million for winning ideas that focus on making Miami better, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, The Idea Center at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus, Building 8, Fifth floor. More info about the challenge: knightcities.org.
ARTS AND TECH: Join the Arts & Business Council of Miami for an exploration of arts, creativity, technology and startups, 8-10:30 a.m. Friday, 485 NE Second Ave., Miami, Room 3210. More info: bat2015.splashthat.com/.
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Miami-based Biscayne Pharmaceuticals and Insero Health merged. EveryMundo and Yandiki were tapped to join the global Endeavor Network. Founder Institute will be bringing two accelerator programs to South Florida, and WeWork leased a downtown Miami building for its next center. Keep up with startup news, events and resources on the Starting Gate blog, MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg