Eighth Annual Early Stage Capital Conference 5/13/15

Eighth Annual Early Stage Capital Conference
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 – 05/14/2015 01:30 pm – 05:30 pm
Venture-Forum-EventVinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
501 5th Ave NE,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Webpage Link
Cost: Students / Presenters: $199; Professional Service Providers / Other: $279; Walk-ups: $329

The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, is inviting company executives with private, early to mid-stage, Florida-based companies to present their pitches before an audience of potential investors at the its Eighth Annual Early Stage Conference. Applications must be submitted online by April 6. The conference will feature expert panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a workshop about post-investment governance, mentoring and exits.

The conference will also coincide with the organization’s 5th Annual Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition, which invites Florida’s universities to bring their best candidates to compete before a panel of judges to win placement as a presenter in the Early Stage Conference. More details are available in the 2015 conference schedule.

Recycling Energy Forum Expo and Education 4/24/15

Recycling Energy Forum Expo & Education
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
refFIU Koven Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street,
Miami, Florida 33181
Webpage Link

The REF Expo and Education event will bring together companies from alternative energy, clean technology, recycling, and sustainable business worlds to connect with business leaders, educational institutions and municipalities. They will also come together to provide educational workshops and discussions to share innovations with each other and to educate our future leaders, the students.

Individuals interested in sustainability and clean technology will benefit from the workshops and educational sessions, as well as enjoy a guided nature walk, recycling into art workshop, and the after-expo networking event with Eco-Couture’s recycle fashion show.

The business expo will connect private companies with each other, government, educational institutions, and potential clients. The Education side will provide a forum to discuss solutions and educate future leaders…students.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Dream In Green nonprofit organization and the Florida International University (FIU) Office of University Sustainability. REF will have approximately 60 exhibitors and sponsors in clean tech industries, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations at the expo. As well as, approximately 10 speaker tracks, networking receptions, and a post-event festival.

The REF education conference will be in conjunction with the expo and will have students, teachers, and administrators from the Dream In Green, Green School Challenge program, as well as from FIU, and universities from around the country attend to learn about what clean tech can do for their educational institutions and what careers clean tech companies create. In addition, to the partnership with the FIU Office of University Sustainability and Dream In Green, Media Partners are the Soul Of Miami, Social Good Summit Miami, WiseBUYS.biz, YourGreenDirectory.com, Paradise Key, Artecology, and Weproductions, Ecomarketstore with support from the Net Impact South Florida Professional Chapter and the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter’s Miami Branch.

Barbara Tucker’s “The Queen of House” 30 Years of Dance Tribute and Celebration 3/26/15

Barbara Tucker’s “The Queen of House” 30 Years of Dance Tribute and Celebration
Thursday, 03/26/2015 – 03/27/2015 10:00 pm – 05:00 am
30_year_anniversary_party_infoDeauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Cost: $20 General Admission; Free for WMC Badge Holders

Winter Music Conference presents the official event to honor Barbara Tucker’s astonishing contribution to music during Miami Music Week. Barbara Tucker, topping Billboard Charts with #1 Club Hits including: “Precious Love,” “Respect,” “Love Vibration,” “Beautiful People,” “I Get Lifted,” “Jazz It Up,” and “Stay Together,” has been marked an international phenomenon.

Following the International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs), this official WMC event will gather some of House and Dance Music’s most notable names to pay tribute to Tucker, including superstar hit-maker Erick Morillo, Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Terry Hunter, Co-founder of the Winter Music Conference Bill Kelly, and many others. Headlined by four-time Grammy nominated DJ/Producer, Steve “Silk” Hurley, the night’s talent line up is filled with sensational stars including Robin S, Kenny Bobien, Charlotte Small, Keith Thompson. Kenny Summit, DJ Q, Brian Coxx, Franco Moiraghi, and Terri B.

A portion of the proceeds from the anniversary event will benefit the Book Bank Foundation, who utilizes various methods of communication to stimulate self-esteem, academic achievement, future goal setting, and stories of achievement in communities around the world.

For all media inquiries, press credentials, and interviews please contact: Kamika Fullwood of Corde De Velours Inc. at [email protected]

Winter Music Conference 2015 3/24/15 – 3/28/15

Winter Music Conference 2015
wmc2015Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida 33141

Online Registration Deadline March 11 $395.00
Walk-up Registration $495.00

WMC celebrates 30 years as the essential platform for the advancement of the dance music industry, March 24 – 28, 2015 in Miami Beach. WMC’s 2015 program will celebrate three decades of dance music & EDM’s most innovative artists and professionals converging on Miami Beach. “The excitement leading up to WMC this March is phenomenal. The buzz is about 30 years of club culture, which has now transcended generations; something this memorable becomes a celebration you just have to attend” says WMC Co-Founder Bill Kelly.

The WMC 2015 will be hosted at the iconic Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach and will feature a concentrated schedule of performance sets, conference workshops and panels addressing all aspects of the music industry with exhibits featuring the newest technology and sounds, industry receptions and more. This anniversary will be an all-time epic gathering of DJs, artists, music labels, producers, promoters, techies and club goers.

Registration includes access to panels, seminars, featured Q & A’s, WMC official poolside events, South Beach Sessions, trade show & exhibits, workshops (with the exception of the Remixing and Editing Workshops), DJ Spin-Offs, VJ Challenge as well as complimentary or reduced admission to WMC official and sanctioned events.

Winter Music Conference, in its 30th consecutive year, is a pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry. During WMC, music enthusiasts, artists, DJs and industry delegates from over 70 countries converge on Miami Beach for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops.

Established in 1985, WMC is the largest longstanding EDM and dance music industry gathering of its kind in the world. As one of the most publicized annual events in the industry, WMC generates over a billion unique viewer media impressions each year. Over 2,000,000+ visitors from 209 countries and territories logged on to the WMC web site during the 2014 season. Over 1,900 artists and DJs participated in 390+ performance events presented at 110 venues during the 29th Annual WMC Week in Miami Beach & Miami.

Luciano & Friends Pool Party 3/25/15

Luciano & Friends Pool Party
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 – 03/25/2015 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
MMW_InstaLucianoSLS Hotel / Hyde Beach
1701 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $55

VIP tickets are still only $80, general admission is just $55!

Featuring the one and only LUCIANO plus (in alphabetical order): Argy, D’Julz, Hash Hendrex, Michel Cleis, Valentino Kanzyani, and secret special guests!

Last year’s party also featured Dyed Soundorom, Daniel Sanchez, and more!

Luciano & Friends Pool Party
SLS Hotel Day Time
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Doors open at 12PM
21 & over event, no exceptions!
(must have ID upon entrance)

The Atlantic’s Start-Up City: Miami 3/30/15

The Atlantic’s Start-Up City: Miami
Monday, March 30, 2015
StartupNew World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets: $99.00
Online Registration

From the sharing economy to online education and groundbreaking communications tools, the start-up landscape is booming in South Florida. On Monday, March 30, The Atlantic’s third annual “Start-Up City: Miami” will answer the question “what’s next?”—bringing together local and national business leaders to forecast the emerging trends and technologies that are shaping start-ups across the globe. The full-day program is presented in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and will be held at the New World Center. Tickets are on sale now.

Among the featured speakers and attendees are Tom Colicchio, a five-time James Beard winner, chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, Top Chef judge and restaurateur with a new venture in Miami Beach; Jim McKelvey, Co-founder of Square and LaunchCode, who is transforming the way people and tech connect; Vikram Dendi with Microsoft Research, whose just-launched Skype Translator is poised to break down communication barriers by giving users the ability to speak with anyone around the world, regardless of language; Veronica Juarez, director of government relations for Lyft, who will address the mobile-first car service’s goals in Miami and across the country; Bastian Lehmann, co-founder and CEO of Postmates, the so-called “anti-Amazon” delivery app; and Bill Macaitis, chief marketing officer of Slack, one of the fastest-growing startups in history.

More confirmed speakers include:
John Ciancutti, Chief Product Officer, Coursera
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, CEO, Radical Partners
Jon Goiser, Investor and Data Scientist, Third Cohort Capital
Hal Gregersen, Director of the Sloan Leadership Center at MIT and author of “The Innovator’s DNA”
Ricardo Herrero, Executive Director, #CubaNow
Natalia Napoleon de Bens, Co-Founder, Lemon City Tea Co.
Tracy LaFlamme Ortega, Founder and CEO, PREPWORKS
Jason Saltzman, Founder and CEO, AlleyNYC

The program will dive into the stories and trends shaping start-up culture in Miami and around the world, with a focus on the successes and speedbumps entrepreneurs face. In interviews and panel sessions, speakers will discuss becoming better leaders, recruiting a dream team, finding the right workspace, measuring up against the “big guys,” and carving out a niche in a competitive market.

Editors from The Atlantic and CityLab.com will lead the conversations. Among them: urban studies expert Richard Florida, co-founder and editor at large of CityLab.com and senior editor at The Atlantic; Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large of The Atlantic; Derek Thompson, senior editor of The Atlantic; and Mary Louise Kelly, contributing editor to AtlanticLIVE.

Follow the conversation on Twitter via @Atlantic_LIVE, and by using the hashtag #StartUpMiami.

BarCamp Miami X 2015 3/28/15

BarCamp Miami X 2015
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
barcamp_miami_logoMiami Ad School Wynwood
571 NW 28th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

It has been 10 years since the first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, CA. Since then, BarCamps have been held in over 350 cities around the world, in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and Asia.

Now at its sixth edition, we are proud to say BarCamp Miami got even better in every way.

It’s not your traditional talking heads technology conference. Everyone is expected to participate in some way: by giving a talk, asking questions, or organizing a session.

BarCamp fosters collaboration — matching technologists with designers, with engineers, and with angel investors. BarCamp brings people together who understand what new technology means for Miami’s future.