Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur: A networking event organized by Founder Institute, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, TamboWorks, 5790 Sunset Drive, South Miami. More info: http://FI.co/e/88681
Business & Leadership Conference: A one-day conference by the Jim Moran Institute for small businesses and nonprofits. Topics include succession planning, lean business model, social media marketing, cyber-security and more, and speakers include the editor of Entrepreneur magazine, 9 a.m-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Tickets: www.jmiconference.com
#WaffleWednesday: Weekly breakfast and networking event with presentations from local companies and organizations, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, LiveNinja, 120 NW 25th St., Loft #301, Miami. More info on Eventbrite.
Refresh Miami: How do you differentiate your product/service in a crowded marketplace and scale to a billion-dollar company? Hear it from Rick Paster of Jet.com, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, Building.co, 120 SW Eighth St., Miami. Info: RefreshMiami.com.
Dawnings: A new event with meditation and yoga, discussions with mindful entrepreneurs and healthy networking to start the day, 6 to 9 a.m. June 29, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St. Tickets and more info: dawnings.co
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