SIME MIA: The conference that has explored technology trends by bringing in speakers from Singularity University, Hollywood and the Oslo Freedom Forum is returning to Miami Beach for a third year Tuesday and Wednesday. Speakers on Tuesday include startup founders, artists, musicians, filmmakers, a neuroscientist and a Special Olympics world champion. On Wednesday, there will be half-day summits on fintech and big data. Tickets and info: simemia.co (get 50% off with discount code SimeMIA50)
ITPALOOZA: Now in its fourth year, the conference Thursday at Nova Southeastern University in Davie brings together the South Florida IT community. The all-day event includes discussions, an expo, a hiring fair and an after-party. Bring two unwrapped toys for charity for free admission. Tickets and info: www.itpalooza.com.
LAW TALK: Planning an exit strategy during the “honeymoon” stage of your business can save you, your partners and investors time, money and animosity. Attorney Zachariah Evangelista informs entrepreneurs of the important issues to consider during the early planning stages of their businesses, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Dade County Bar Association, Second Floor, 123 NW First Ave., Miami. RSVP here.
AT&T HACKATHON: ITPalooza and AT&T are teaming up to host a free hackathon at Nova Southeastern University on Friday and Saturday; form teams, build solutions in a weekend and compete for prizes. More info: http://developer.att .com/community/events.
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TECHWEEK MIAMI: Activities Dec. 7-13 will include the national finals of the Launch startup competition Dec. 10 with startup champions from Miami and five other cities. Another featured event is Hatch Match Miami on Dec. 8. Tickets and info: techweek.com/miami.
SPEAKER SERIES: The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Advice Straight Up speaker series features Phyllis Newhouse, CEO and co-founder of Xtreme Solutions, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Urban League of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale. More info: www.advicestraightup.com.
PIONEERS@MDC: The speaker series features Juan Lopez Salaberry, partner of 500 Startups, who will discuss lessons learned working with and investing in about 100 startups, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Idea Center, Wolfson Campus, Building 8, 5th Floor. More info: www.theideacenter.co.
STARTUP GRIND: The monthly interview features tech entrepreneur and angel investor Mark Kingdon, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at WeWork Miami Beach. Tickets: https://www.startupgrind.com/miami/
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