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Save the dates: Events mark 2014 Season of the Startup

With summer soon turning to fall, the greatest indication of a change in seasons is in the event calendar. Here’s a look at how the Season of the Startup is shaping up:

Social Good Summit Miami, Sept. 22-23 at Miami Innovation Center, will examine the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives, and community leaders will discuss solutions for Miami’s greatest challenges. The theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” More info: sgsmiami.com

Fintech LATAM, at the Lightbox in Wynwood on Sept. 24, will bring together 200 banking executives, tech professionals and innovators to share ideas on technology trends that are changing the way businesses and consumers use financial services. Fintech aims to push forward Miami as a financial technology center. Info: fintechlatam.com.

TigerDirect’s TechBash will welcome 20,000 to Marlins Stadium on Nov. 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. for a free 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. For the first time, the event will also include the finals of the Build Your Own PC Race For Charity. Info: tigertechbash.com

The Miami Mini Maker Faire, an all-day, family-friendly celebration of the maker movement is back to a second year in Wynwood Nov. 8 and will include a street festival with more than 120 makers, including artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and educators. Info: makerfairemiami.com

SIME MIA will once again gather global thought leaders from technology, media and the arts. The event, at the New World Symphony Center and The LAB Miami Dec 1-2, will again be hosted Ola Ahlvarsson, serial entrepreneur and former Kickboxing world champion, and will include dozens of speakers, including Jimmy Maymann, CEO of Huffington Post, Bobby Moresco, Oscar-winning screenwriter for Crash and Million Dollar Baby; and Karin Nilsdotter, CEO of Spaceport Sweden. Info: simemia.co

ITPalooza, Dec. 4 at Nova Southeastern, is an all-day event for tech professionals. with a hackathon, workshops, exhibits and holiday party. Info: itpalooza.com

WeXchange 2014, an event to promote Latin American women entrepreneurs and offer networking, education, a pitch competition and opportunities to meet with investors, will be Dec. 11-12 at Miami Dade College and The LAB Miami. Info: wexchange.co

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