Entrepreneurship Datebook: Workshops, events in South Florida April 11-18

U Innovation Seminar: In its 2016 Concept to Commercialization Seminar Series, the University of Miami’s U Innovation presents “Exploring the Differences between Inventorship, Authorship and Ownership on the Road to Commercializing University Intellectual Property,” 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, UM Life Science and Technology Park, 1951 NW 7th Ave., 1st Floor Room.

Angel Summit Americas Conference: Join 300-plus startup influencers, investors, entrepreneurs, industry and community leaders to discuss ways to unleash the potential of startup investment in Miami and beyond, Thursday and Friday, Intercontinental Miami. Tickets:

ChallengeHER: ChallengeHER works with the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contracting program as a tool to help to assist women business owners leverage federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and to connect them with the right people. Learn about WOSB set-asides and how to market your business under this program, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday (registration begins at

8 a.m.), FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Hospitality Management Building, 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami. Free. More info here.

eMerge Americas: Miami’s homegrown technology conference will feature speakers, an expo, contests, a hiring fair, parties and more, April 18-19, Miami Beach Convention Center. Tickets:


The Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge drew a record number of entries, and our judges have their work cut out for them. Semifinalists will be announced on Monday, April 18, in Business Monday and on Winners will be announced May 9 in a Business Monday special section.

Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg