MIAMI GOVJAM: This event is part of a worldwide design-thinking event focused on making government more innovative and user-friendly. There will be another 37 cities participating in this live event Wednesday-Thursday at Wynwood Warehouse Project, 450 NW 27th St. Miami. Tickets: www.miamigovjam.com.
WHY MIAMI?: The Beacon Council’s New Leaders Taskforce presents a conversation with Jorge Pérez and a panel discussion on “Why Miami?”, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, The Epic, downtown Miami. Tickets: http://beaconcouncil.com/news-events/events.
FUNDINGPOST: Hear a panel of investors at FundingPost event, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 17, Venture Hive, 1010 NE Second Ave., Miami. More info and tickets: www.fundingpost.com (click on events).
STARTUP GRIND: The monthly interview series features Adam Smith, partner of Medina Capital, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 17, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St., Miami. Tickets: www.startupgrind.com/miami.
STARTING GATE: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Last week, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area ranked No. 2 in the U.S. for startup activity, just behind Austin and ahead of San Jose. Also last week, Magic Leap announced it will be building a manufacturing facility in Florida and opening its platform to developers.
There has also been a flurry of events: Read event recaps of an Exponential Organizations workshop, Startup Weekend, Wyncode’s Pitch Night and #HackforChange, as well as keep up with new startup news on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg