Design Thinking Miami: This master class will provide a thorough overview of usability testing, teach you how to conduct a user testing study and highlight important planning considerations, 6:30 p.m. -9 p.m. Wednesday, WeWork Lincoln Road. More info and tickets: www.designthinkingmiami.com/
Miami FinTech Forum: Village Capital, Citi Community Development and Florida International University present a 2016 Miami FinTech Forum pitch contest, bringing together fintech startup finalists competing for $20,000 in seed funding, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Building.co, 120 SW Eighth St. More info on eventbrite.com.
American Entrepreneurship Award Launch: Daymond John, founder of FUBU and star on ABC’s Shark Tank, will help launch Libra Group’s American Entrepreneurship Award contest, with an opportunity to win $25,000, 11 a.m. Thursday, the Idea Center at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Building 8, fifth floor. RSVP: theideacenter.eventbrite.com.
Code Art Miami: is a collaboration between Girls Who Code Clubs and CODeLLA, a nonprofit organization teaching coding and tech skills to Latinas from underserved communities. Code Art Miami seeks to inspire more girls to code and to foster community among participating student groups, 4 p.m. Saturday, MAGIC at Miami Dade College, 315 NE Second Ave., first floor. More info: www.codeart.miami.
Raw Shorts, a Miami tech startup offering companies a way to make their own explainer videos, received $1 million in Series A funding from New World Angels, AGP and other investors. Stanford University offers a new resource for Hispanic entrepreneurs including a fellowship program and extensive research initiative. Keep up with this news and more the latest startup news, as well as postings about entrepreneurship events and resources on Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business. Email news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg