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Black Tech Week: A weeklong series of activities including a summit, pitch competitions and networking events, Monday through Saturday, multiple locations including FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Find schedule and order tickets at”blacktechweek.com.
SUP-X, The Startup Expo: Expo, speakers, panel discussions and startup competition with $50,000 in prizes, Tuesday and Wednesday, Broward County Convention Center. Find schedule and order tickets at sup-x.org.
Word Camp Miami 2016: This eighth annual conference is for entrepreneurs, bloggers, marketers and others wanting to learn more about digital media, Friday through Sunday at Florida International University’s main campus. More information: http://2016.miami.wordcamp.org/
Miami Mini Maker Faire: Celebration of the maker movement, with interactive exhibits, demos, workshops and a Music Maker Showcase, Saturday and Sunday, YoungArts Campus in Miami. Find schedule and order tickets at MakerFaireMiami.com.
MIT Hacking Medicine: Start-upbootcamp Miami and the Idea Center at Miami Dade College host a hackathon for hacking the youth obesity crisis, Saturday and Sunday, The Idea Center, Wolfson Campus, Building 8. More info:” http://www.gohackhealth.com/
BUSINESS PLAN CHALLENGE
The 2016 Business Plan Challenge is open for entries. Deadlines are March 28 for the Community and FIU tracks and April 4 for the High School Track. Find the contest rules and judges’ bios and see the past winners on MiamiHerald.com/challenge.
BUSINESS PLAN BOOTCAMP
Sign up for the free Miami Herald event on March 7 and get advice from early-stage investors Melissa Krinzman and Mark Kingdon, hear about the entrepreneurial journeys of past Business Plan Challenge winners and get the lowdown on this year’s contest. You don’t have to enter the Challenge to attend our bootcamp but we hope you do. Register for the bootcamp here: http://businessplanbootcamp.bpt.me
Find startup news and community views at the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business. Have news? Email ndahlberg@miami”herald.com
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg