Business Monday

Entrepreneurship datebook and startup news to note


TECH TRANSFER: Free workshop will take attendees through the essentials of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program established by Enterprise Florida to help Florida businesses increase their chances of submitting successful funding proposals to these programs. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at FIU’s Marc Pavilion, 2nd Floor. More info here.

1 MILLION CUPS: Hear start-ups pitch their challenges and help them with your advice at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Venture Hive. More info:

ADVANCED QUICKBOOKS: SCORE Miami-Dade workshop teaches how to use QuickBooks to prepare a basic financial statement and to better operate your company; 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Small Business Administration offices, 100 S. Biscayne Blvd., Seventh Floor, Miami. $40 in advance. To reserve, email or call 786-425-9119.

FACEBOOK FIT: Facebook is teaming up with Intuit, QuickBooks, LegalZoom and Square to bring a boot camp-style event to help small businesses achieve success, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Soho Studios Miami, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami. Cost: $25 (attendees will receive a $50 ad credit). To register: (scroll down for Miami link)

ADVANCED BITCOIN: “Bitcoin Beyond the Basics” and “Security in the Crypto Economy” are the themes of a talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Nova Southeastern University’s Knight Auditorium. More info:

STARTUP PITCH NIGHT: The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida and Miami Innovation Fund present “GeekTank 2” with a startup pitch contest and panel discussion by investors; 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Citrix, 851 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Fort Lauderdale. More info:


KidoZen, the Miami-based enterprise mobile app platform pioneer, released its Mobile Data Virtualization platform, an industry-first platform for virtualizing, managing and securing mobile business data ... PassTheNotes, a cloud-based platform that makes it easier for teachers and students to collaborate and share content, recently announced three key partnerships, including one last week with NEC Corporation of America.

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NANCY DAHLBERG, @ndahlberg