GIRL DEVELOP IT: Meet other women in technology, share advice and build a Coral Gables Girl Develop It community, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, Sergio’s 3252 Coral Way. Free. More info: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Miami/
CODE FOR MIAMI: Participate in civic software projects for the social good, 7 p.m. Mondays, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St., Wynwood. More info: thelabmiami.com (click on events)
ALL ABOUT LEASING: SCORE Miami-Dade presents a workshop on “Leasing: What You Don't Know Could Hurt Your Business,” 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, Miami Innovation Center, 1951 NW Seventh Ave., third floor. More info: miamidade.score.org or here.
GROWTH CONFERENCE: Barbara Corcoran of TV’s “Shark Tank” is the keynote speaker at Entrepreneur Magazine’s free Growth Conference, with workshops on growth strategy, branding and raising capital, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Miami Beach Convention Center, Palm Ballroom. Register: www.entrepreneur.com/growthcon
SOUTH FLORIDA CODE CAMP 2015: Code camp is a free developer community conference, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Nova Southeastern University, Davie. More info: http://www.fladotnet.com/codecamp/
COMING UP - BUSINESS PLAN BOOTCAMP: Hear from the experts what should be in a great short business plan and pitch to investors, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 18, Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center (building 3, 2nd floor). Free. Sign up here: http://hrld.us/bootcamp.
Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba, and Maurice Ferre, co-founder of Mako Surgical, were among the speakers at the 2015 Florida Venture Capital Conference. Read a report here and here. New World Angels completed its 6th financing of 2014, a record year with $3.5 million invested in Florida companies. A pair of Kendall entrepreneurs, ages 7 and 9, pitched their sock business to Daymond John on Good Morning America. Keep up with startup news and community views on Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg