CIVIC HACK NIGHT: Join the weekly civic hack sessions in Wynwood, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St. More info: thelabmiami.com.
MEDIA SPARKS: Ten selected South Florida startups in marketing, media and publishing will pitch in an event at 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the LAB Miami for a chance to move on in the competition at the Festival of Media LatAm in Miami Beach on Oct. 3. More info here.
OPEN TECH NIGHT: Bring your laptop and meet others interested in open government and open data at Code for Fort Lauderdale gathering, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Nova Southeastern, 4th Floor Conf. Room #4030, Carl DeSantis Building. More info: www.meetup.com/Code-for-FTL
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LEAN STARTUP MACHINE: Three-day workshop teaches Lean Startup principles with a hands-on approach at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 through 7 p.m. Sunday at Miami Dade College, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Building 8, 5th Floor. $199. Tickets: www.leanstartupmachine.com/cities/miami.
BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: SCORE Miami-Dade presents “Boost your Business Etiquette Skills to Ensure the Success of Your Business,” 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 2000 Ponce Business Center, 2000 Ponce del Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. $40 in advance. To register: email@example.com or call 786-425-9119
Last week, Code for America chose Miami-Dade County – one of just seven governments around the country – to be part of the 2015 Code for America Fellowship program, which pairs local governments with teams of mid-career, civic-minded technologists for one year. Three fellows will be announced in November. Also, EcoTech Visions announced it received $172,000 in grants to help launch its incubator for green businesses.
Read more about these stories and keep up with startup news and community views with the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg
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