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Things to do on the startup scene

Monday, Oct. 16

Do What You Love, Miami | WeWork — This is WeWork’s first installment of an event series called “Do What You Love, Miami,” which will feature a panel discussion with local industry leaders around the rise of tech companies in South Florida. The inaugural event features Wyncode’s Juha and Johanna Mikkola, eMerge Americas CEO Xavier Gonzalez and Party Tap’s Jordan Hamilton.It is moderated by the Miami Herald’s Nancy Dahlberg. Details here.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Brainfood | The LAB —  John Santiago, a pioneer in Hispanic digital marketing, will discuss what it’s like representing General Mills, Hertz, and other Fortune 500 brands. Details here.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

The Venture City Presents: Facebook Developer Circles — The Venture City, Miami’s newest accelerator program, is hosting its own launch event at the Frost Museum  for Miami’s Facebook Developer’s Circle, a group designed to bring the city’s tech community together. The event will revolve around a panel featuring several high-profile Miami CTOs, including ones from Boatsetter and The Fastmind, who will discuss what challenges they face, how they build their teams, and how they work. A demonstration of Frost’s planetarium is also planned. Details here.

Zuke Music Presents: The Music Networking Show — Artists, producers, engineers, attorneys looking to advance their music industry careers should check out this networking, music and arts event programmed by Zuke Music, the WIN Lab Miami-winning app that is aspiring to be the LinkedIn of the music community. Details here.

StartUP 101: Capital Raising in Silicon Valley | StartUP FIU — John Duffy of mobile marketing company 3CInteractive, will discuss opportunities and challenges of venture capital investing, and offer insights into best-practices for maintaining a competitive advantage in your space. Details here.

[email protected] Think Tank – Brainstorm Ideas on Harnessing the Power of Energy | StartUP FIU — For the second year in a row, StartUP FIU will host [email protected], a social entrepreneurship student competition focused on creating social enterprises to address our world’s most pressing issues. The FIU entrepreneurial community, including alums, will be brainstorming ideas and forming teams for [email protected]’s pitch day in December. The winners of that will move on to represent FIU at the Boston Global Regionals in March (your trip will be fully paid for!). Details here.

Thursday, Oct. 19

After Irma Fundraiser/Pitch Day | Wyncode — Wyncode is turning its 18th pitch day into an Irma Fundraiser; all proceeds will benefit Shake-A-Leg Miami, a charity devoted to introducing special needs individuals to marine life. Details here.

eMerge Americas Rendezvous — Two members of 500 Startups Latin America will share insights about funding, investing, operations and scaling teams throughout LatAm. Moderated by Miami’s Antonio Manueco. Details here.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Miami Day Of Civic Hacking — The National Day of Civic ‘Hacking’ is an annual international event centered on promoting open data initiatives and locals hacking ways to help improve their community. Thousands of people from around the world will tackle challenges using datasets central to their environment, government, public services, and other civic-oriented topics. Here in Miami, the program, led by Code for Miami, will be focused on how the city can stay resilient in the face of natural disasters like Irma. Details here.

Endeavor Miami 2017 Gala | Endeavor — This year, Endeavor will honor Salim Ismail, founding executive director of Singularity University. Tickets start at $500. Details here.

Fermentation Workshop | Radiate Miami — Join Susan Duprey of Radiate Miami as you learn to ferment, learning the in’s and out’s of producing lacto fermented veggies and kombucha. Details here.

Saturday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Oct. 22

IoT & AI Hackathon Presented by MATRIX Labs and Visa | MATRIX Labs — The challenge of the IoT and AI Hackathon is to re-imagine the retail and consumer payments experience by building on MATRIX Creators and integrating Visa APIs. First place wins $5,000. Staff from Visa and MATRIX Labs will be present throughout the day for answering questions, and will also lead morning and afternoon training sessions on how to work with the Visa API and the MATRIX Creator.  Details here. 

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Skillied Launch PartySkillied, a new Miami startup connecting customers to local classes and workshops to help discover a passion or learn a new skill, is holding a lunch party at CIC. RSVP here.

Pitch Deck Bootcamp | 10xU — Join 10xU for an interactive Pitch Day Bootcamp where they will show you how to effectively get funding from your favorite investors or accelerators. Details here.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Food Innovation Pitch Night Miami | Better Food Movement + Seed Food & Wine Week — Come pitch your food startup idea for the chance to win three months-free co-working space at CIC Miami, three promotional videos produced with FYI News, promoted for one month on Facebook from Natcom; cash prizes and more. Moderated by Indulge Magazine’s Evan Benn. Details here.

Friday, Oct. 27

Demo Day | Refresh Miami — Six startups have been selected to pitch to a panel of investors. Details here.

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Thursday, Nov. 2

unbound Conference — The global unbound conference is coming to Miami. Dozens of speakers are scheduled to present, and the event will also feature networking opportunities and pitch contest. The event takes place at Mana Wynwood. Details here.

By Rob Wile
Rob Wile, the curator for Startup.Miami, is a writer and entrepreneur living in Miami Beach. He’s a former staff writer for Fusion and Business Insider. His work has also appeared in Slate, Newsweek, Money Magazine and The New Tropic. He writes a newsletter on tech, business, and the South Florida economy called The Heatwave.

  • Steven Reginald Barkley

    I love to meet and pick the brain of Rob Wile. Maybe I’ll follow him on twitter….