BLACK TECH WEEK: A weeklong series of events celebrating innovators of color and tech innovation, with speakers from around the globe, Monday through Saturday, Feb. 23-28, Miami Dade College North Campus and other locations. A two-day summit, pitch competitions, Hours of Code at local schools, mentor meetups and a hackathon are planned. The week kicks off Monday eventing with a Pitch Competition at EcoTech Visions. Full schedule and tickets at blacktechweek.com
BRAINFOOD: The Brainfood series presents Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square and his nonprofit LaunchCode, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St. More info: thelabmiami.com
REFRESH MIAMI: Brian Brackeen, CEO of Kairos, to speak on “The Raw Truth: a Startup Story” and host a Q&A session, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. More info: refreshmiami.com
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Hialeah-based Entopsis received seed funding from Krillion Ventures and other partners; LoopPay, a mobile wallet technology developed in Miami Beach, is sold to Samsung; Wevorce, for "amicable divorce, expands to Miami; and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science announced a $1 million innovator-in-residence program. Find more startup news and views on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg