Business Monday

Entrepreneurship Datebook: Events, workshops for startups, small businesses

CORPORATIONS AND STARTUPS, PARTNERING FOR GROWTH: Presented by Highnote Foundry in partnership with the Knight Foundation, event includes breakfast, a moderated panel and an open forum, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables. RSVP required:

BITCOIN HACKATHON AND CONFERENCE: This inaugural Miami Bitcoin Hackathon, with prizes of $10,000, $3,500 and $1,000 paid in bitcoins and presented by the tri-county Blockchain Beach, will be held Friday through Sunday, Jan. 9-11, a week before the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami Beach Jan. 16-18. Info: (free hackathon); (conference).

STARTUP GRIND: Have a question about early-stage venture capital? Bradley Harrison of Scout Ventures, now with a Miami office, is in the hot seat, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St. Fee applies. More info:

PIONEERS @ MDC: A conversation with Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square and founder of, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14, Idea Center at Miami Dade College Wolfson campus. More info here.

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO: Free to attend, Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend workshops and shop from vendors, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15, Miami Beach Convention Center. Info:

‘SHARK TANK’ CASTING CALL: As part of the Small Business Expo (information above), there will be a ABC ‘Shark Tank’ casting call Jan. 15. More info:

BRAINFOOD: A discussion with Martin Varsavsky, founder and CEO of Fon who has founded seven companies over the course of his career, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 15, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St. Fee applies. More info: (click on Events).


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Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg