Entrepreneurship Datebook: Workshops, tech events in South Florida

FREE WEBINARS: The Small Business Administration presents "Sales Training for Small Business Owners" at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3. EarlyShares pressents Private Investing 101: Equity vs. Convertible Debt with speaker: Heather Schwarz-Lopes at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. 

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Momentum International presents Social Entrepreneurship on High Heals with a panel of local leaders, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, The LAB Miami. Register here:

REFRESH MIAMI: Monthly meetup presents “The Maker Movement” with a discussion on robotics, drones, 3D printing and more, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Building 8, Miami Dade College Wolfson campus. Info:

TIGERDIRECT’S TECHBASH: TechBash will welcome about 20,000 to Marlins Park from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, for an event that will feature more than 150 vendors, entertainment, food, exhibits, opportunities to purchase the latest technologies at Black Friday-like prices and “many surprises,” say the organizers. Free with advance registration. Info:

MIAMI MINI MAKER FAIRE: This all-day, family-friendly celebration of the maker movement is back for a second year in Wynwood, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at The LAB Miami, and will include a street festival with about 100 makers, including artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and educators. Tickets:


South Florida startups Asana Medical, Peerless Wind Systems and Symptify were honored last week in prestigious competitions. Read more startup news and community views on the Starting Gate blog on If you missed the recent report on tech hub progress, find it under the tech hub series category on the blog.

Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg