eMerge Americas: Miami’s homegrown technology conference will feature speakers, an expo, contests, a hiring fair, parties and more. On Tuesday, finalists in the Startup Showcase will pitch for $175,000 in investment. Conference is Monday and Tuesday, Miami Beach Convention Center. Tickets are sold out. More info: emergeamericas.org.
Jumpstart your Business with American Entrepreneurship Award: The American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) is an annual business plan competition offering $25,000 in startup funding, as well as mentorship and free business support; entry deadline is April 29. Join a free session by Daymond John’s company Shark Branding, 5 p.m. Wednesday, The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, Wolfson campus, Building 8, Fifth floor.
Startupbootcamp Launch: Startupbootcamp Miami, an accelerator for digital health companies, celebrates its launch and will include a discussion on its plan to make Miami a hub for healthcare innovation, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Building.co, 120 SW Eighth St., 3rd Floor, Miami. Register on Eventbrite.
The Lowdown on Intellectual Property: FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios hosts “Make Money Trough Innovation! Intellectual Property and Patents,” a discussion led by Peter Hernandez, director of the office of technology management and commercialization for FIU, 6 p.m. Thursday, 420 Lincoln Rd., Suite 440, Miami Beach.
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Have you wondered what it is like to be a women in technology? Could the tech community be more welcoming to women? Several guest posts on the Starting Gate blog last week addressed this. Also, Juan Pablo Cappello weighs in on “Silicon Beach” — can we bury that in the sand, he asks? Find these posts and more startup news and community views on Starting Gate blog at on MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg