Scrum Master Certification Class with Opportunity for a Free Seat or $100 Off 4/13/20, 4/14/20

Scrum Master Certification Class with Opportunity for a Free Seat or $100 Off
Monday, 04/13/2020 – 04/14/2020 08:30 am – 04:30 pm
Hyatt Place Miami Airport East
3549 NW Le Jeune Road,
Miami, Florida 33142
Website
Cost: $980

CSM is an Agile certification is for entrepreneurs, software developers, startup teams, project managers, and individuals in IT.

Scrum Master certification, a two-day course, is dynamic and highly interactive. Class participants will begin by organizing themselves into Scrum teams. You will participate in a variety of games and exercises that will allow you to experience the role of Scrum Master first-hand. With the help of your instructors, you and your team will create a product backlog, prioritize and manage a burndown chart. You will leave the class knowing how Scrum can accelerate any project.

Trainers: Fabian Schwartz, Jens Ostergaard

Language: English

See event page to enter Miami Giveaway by April 3rd and Win a Free Training for any 2020 CSM or CSPO Class.

Register for the Miami CSM Class now with this $100 Off Code:
scrummiami

About Scrum Training Institute
With Over 20 years of experience, Scrum Training Institute offers the best Scrum Certification Courses and Agile training in Florida and around the world. Founder Jens Ostergaard is one of the forerunners of Scrum methodology worldwide and has certified over 8,000 agile practitioners in more than 28 countries. The Scrum Training Institute offers Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) courses, as well as additional Agile certifications.

River Of Art Show at Venture Café Miami #ThursdayGathering featuring James Brutus 2/20/20

River Of Art Show at Venture Café Miami #ThursdayGathering featuring James Brutus
Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Venture Cafe Miami
1951 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
FREE
RSVP on Facebook

Life Is Art is excited to announce that we have joined with the immensely popular Venture Cafe Miami to expand the audience for local art and artists. Third Thursdays, Life Is Art will host a River Of Art Show at the Venture Cafe Miami #ThursdayGathering.

  • Art Exhibition 4-9
  • Artist Talk 6:30
  • Free Entry
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wine & Beer
  • Tons of great networking and interesting breakout sessions to attend!

FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTIST: James Brutus
Born and raised in Miami, FL. James Brutus earned his BFA Degree at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. There, his focus geared towards Illustration and Fine Art.

James’ body of work focuses primarily on painting and portraiture where his reputation of powerful figures balance between meticulous brush strokes, dynamic loose energy, and an explosion of tropical colors. These figurative pieces question the social notion of nature and beauty; thus the age-old human longing for perfection.

James’ current work draws from his parent’s proud heritage and cultural influences of the country, Haiti. Now, James’ adopt Moorish style elements from the city of Opa Locka, FL, which were drawn from mosaic tile pieces and architecture facades.
IG: @j_b_r_u_t_u_s
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Doral Art & Sip: Music, Culture, Art and Cocktails 7/27/19

Doral Art & Sip: Music, Culture, Art and Cocktails
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
3450 NW 83RD Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33166
Website
Cost: Free

CityPlace Doral continues new cultural series. In partnership with ReEnvision Art Gallery, CityPlace Doral announces the next installation of Doral Art & Sip, a monthly art and culture-infused event.

During the next lively event, on Saturday, July 27th, locals and visitors are invited to stroll through CityPlace Doral amidst art displays, live painting, music, and culture. In addition guests can see one of a kind vehicles with an Exotic Car Exhibit.

Featured Artist: David Banegas, Miriam Wimmer Stranberg, Alex Pineco, Alain Georges, Keyani Watkins, Ginartepunto and more!

Beats by the best DJ Mezmriz.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami on Facebook, @10dofc on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at.

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

Unity+Inclusion Summit 3/7/19

Unity+Inclusion Summit
Thursday, 03/07/2019 – 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
500 Startups Miami
111 NE 1st Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Eventbrite
Cost: $20-$50

Unity + Inclusion Summit (Miami, Florida)
Join 500 Startups on March 7th at our one-day event bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and the tech community to talk about the current state and future of diversity & inclusion (across disabilities, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and lifestyle) in tech.

Through keynotes, panels, and workshops, we’ll address topics including access to capital, building diverse teams and workplaces, growth marketing, and the 500 Startups Seed Program. The day will include keynotes, panel discussions, lunch, snacks, and post-event reception. Plus, a chance to enjoy 1:1 office hours with sponsoring organizations. Sign-up details coming soon!

Agenda:
Registration: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM

Program: 1:00 PM—5:30 PM

Reception: 5:30 PM—7:00 PM

Speakers:
Laura Gonzalez, CEO, The Venture City
Gabriela Sabate, CEO, Health Semantics
Laura Maydon. Executive Director, Endeavor Miami
Kim Stone, EVP Sales & Business Dev., Miami Heat
James Jones, Co-founder, Court Buddy
Eileen Higgins, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Brandon Andrews, Shark Tank
Nico Berardi, Board Member, Miami Angels
Ana Paula González, Head of Miami, 500 Startups
Silvina Moschini, Co-Founder and President, TransparentBusiness
Jackie Baumgarten, Co-founder, Boatsetter
Sanket Parekh, Managing Partner, Secocha Ventures
Satish Movva, Founder & CEO, CarePredict
Mark Kingdon, Founder, Quixotic Ventures
Rebekah Monson, Founder, WhereBy.Us
Tiffany Apczynski, VP of Public Policy, Zendesk
Todd Lienart, Director of Social Impact, Zendesk
Conrad Egusa, CEO, Publicize
Morgan Cooper, Director, Breezy HR
Rebecca Danta, Managing Director, Miami Angels
Felix Rodriguez, CEO, Back Office.co

+More TBA!

The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival 11/30/18 – 12/6/18


The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival
November 30 – December 6, 2018
Silverspot Cinema
300 Southeast 3rd Street, #100
Miami, FL 33131
Tickets: $10 – $200
Register on Eventbrite

The FilmGate Interactive Media Festival brings fans, creators, investors, and reporters to Downtown Miami to the benefit of the interactive media industry and our local creative community. The sixth edition of the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival will take place in Downtown Miami during Art Basel Week 2018, November 30 – December 6. Connect with innovators in journalism, filmmaking, virtual and augmented reality, games and interactive art. Join talks with The Washington Post, Magic Leap, Vice, Vox Media, and more. Explore a sensory playground of 59 VR & AR experiences including the groundbreaking “Spheres,” produced by Darren Aronofsky.

Other festival locations:
Mana Contemporary
Downtown Media Center

#JaguarElectrifies Experience 11/8/18

JaguarElectrifies Experience
Sunday, 11/08/2018 – 11/11/2018 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

JOIN US FOR the #JaguarElectrifies Experience and you’ll be among the very first to drive the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV. This four-day event is jam-packed with custom interactive experiences:

Take a street drive in your choice of the newest Jaguar models, including the electric Jaguar I-PACE, as well as the Jaguar E-PACE and F-PACE.

Experience the performance of an electric vehicle in the Jaguar I-PACE on a SmartCone closed course that offers a million possible routes in one drive.

Enjoy an interactive, futuristic exhibit curated by WIRED

Create the ultimate selfie in the Electric Lounge utilizing an ultra-high-speed camera

Invite your friends and family to join you for this unforgettable experience

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Event details below.

Miami Blockchain Golf Classic 12/5/18

Miami Blockchain Golf Classic
Wednesday, 12/05/2018 – 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
International Links Miami – Melreese Country Club
1802 NW 37th Ave,
MIAMI, Florida 33125
RSVP / Register
Cost: $299

Miami Blockchain Golf Classic.
produced by CEO Golf Club

About Blockchain Events Company: We curate events to enhance the knowledge of Blockchain as a technology and to engage investors to look at this new technology and participate in the growth. Our boutique events bring over 150 people with panels and fire chat sessions. The format is non-aggressive and attendee participation is a must which removes the fear about investing in this sector.

About BLOCKCHAIN GOLF CLASSIC: This event was designed to engage blockchain companies with investors on the golf course to start a dialogue. This is a great way to interact with each other and do business in a fun atmosphere.

Expected attendees: Over 100 investors Blockchain companies: 50-60 CEO’s

Event Details: Participants will get be greeted for a lunch session, dinner, cocktails and lots of prizes.

Special Tickets: If you want to be matched with investors on the golf course let us know. We have six (6) company presentations. Please contact us if you want to be a presenting company.

If you are interested in any other type of sponsorships, please call me at 516.205.4757 if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

You can email me directly at paulson@blockchaineventscompany.com

Media Partners: Blockchain Americas Summit | Wall Street Research | ICO Rating | ICO Holder | IDACB | Battle of the Cryptos | Etheralabs | CryptoIQ | Downtown Miami-Brickell Chamber of Commerce

Elite Media Coaching Workshops- Middle & High School Class 9/16/18

Elite Media Coaching Workshops- Middle & High School Class
Sunday, 09/16/2018 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Studio 4028
4028 NE 6th Ave. Suite B,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
Website
Cost: $250

Have you ever wanted to learn how to become a broadcast host or the next great video blogger? Elite Media Coaching, South Florida’s premier media master class, will be teaching four workshops for aspiring hosts of all ages in September and December 2018 at Studio 4028 in Fort Lauderdale. During the four-hour workshops, Dave Aizer, one of South Florida’s most recognizable personalities with over 20 years of experience, will teach aspiring broadcast hosts and video bloggers the ins and outs of broadcast media.

Students will get hands-on training on how to improve their camera presentation by learning how to have poise and confidence in front of the camera, find their voice, work with a co-host, read a teleprompter and more. Additionally, students will be provided with their own demo reel at the end of the workshop.

Aizer is an award-winning television host, producer, writer and public speaker who has hosted for the CW, Nickelodeon, CBS and Spike TV. Aizer is currently a host, head writer and executive producer for WSFL-TV CW. He will use his extensive experience in the business to help students become more comfortable in front on the camera, as a public speaker and as an effective communicator.

Classes are $250 per person.

For more information and to book your spot in one of the workshops, please visit https://elitemediacoaching.com/book-a-workshop.

Elite Media Coaching Workshops- College & Adult Class 9/15/18

Elite Media Coaching Workshops- College & Adult Class
Saturday, 09/15/2018 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Studio 4028
4028 NE 6th Ave. Suite B,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
Website
Cost: $250

Have you ever wanted to learn how to become a broadcast host or the next great video blogger? Elite Media Coaching, South Florida’s premier media master class, will be teaching four workshops for aspiring hosts of all ages in September and December 2018 at Studio 4028 in Fort Lauderdale. During the four-hour workshops, Dave Aizer, one of South Florida’s most recognizable personalities with over 20 years of experience, will teach aspiring broadcast hosts and video bloggers the ins and outs of broadcast media.

Students will get hands-on training on how to improve their camera presentation by learning how to have poise and confidence in front of the camera, find their voice, work with a co-host, read a teleprompter and more. Additionally, students will be provided with their own demo reel at the end of the workshop.

Aizer is an award-winning television host, producer, writer and public speaker who has hosted for the CW, Nickelodeon, CBS and Spike TV. Aizer is currently a host, head writer and executive producer for WSFL-TV CW. He will use his extensive experience in the business to help students become more comfortable in front on the camera, as a public speaker and as an effective communicator.

Classes are $250 per person.

For more information and to book your spot in one of the workshops, please visit https://elitemediacoaching.com/book-a-workshop.

Bark in the Park 6/9/18

Bark in the Park
Saturday, 06/09/2018 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Margaret Pace Park
1745 N Bay Shore Drive,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Join Home61 with your furry family for a day of real estate knowledge & fun activities.

Home61 will be hosting Bark at the Park at the beautiful waterfront Margaret Pace Park located at 1745 N Bay Shore Dr from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, June 9th.

Home61 will be answering your questions regarding home value, equity, how to sell your home, when it’s time to move, and so much more. Talk to our experts about your home and the current real estate market.

For the furry members of your family, there will doggy obstacle courses, sports, and doggy treats. The park also has a large field for soccer, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts.

Teach your dog some new tricks and spend the day with dog lovers at the park!

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/18 – 5/10/18

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 05/10/2018 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Various locations throughout South Florida
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 130 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami305 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at 10daysofconnection.org.

For any additional questions please contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
joan@radicalpartners.net
(786) 327-3634

Miami Jets Turbine Power 9/22/18

Miami Jets Turbine Power
Saturday, 09/22/2018 – 09/23/2018 09:00 am – 06:00 am
AMPS
13210 SW 132nd Ave, Ste 5,
Miami, Florida 33187
Facebook
Cost: $5 donation

September 22nd and 23rd 2018
Aero Modelers of Perrine (AMPS) invites You, Family & Friends To our 2nd Annual “Miami Jets”.

———— Miami Jets————–
Miami, FL — The 2nd Annual Miami Jets is scheduled for August 22nd-23rd, 2018, at the AMPs Aero Club in the South Florida Area.
The remote control jet show features many pilots, an aerobatic jet show. Planes at this event include F-15, F-16, F-18 Super Hornet, BAE Hawk, and many planes to see, as well come see the 14-foot-long F-104 Star Fighter.
Sport Jet aerobatic show including high speed passes and 9G with the jets flying from 100-200mph, scales vary from 1/8 to 1/3 Scale, amazing replicas of the real Jet Fighters and all day fun of flying jets.
Food and drinks will be offered at the event a $5 Donation will be per car to help the club for future maintenance , Miami Jets flying starts from 9am till 7pm Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23rd.

20044 SW 168th St, Miami, FL 33187
GPS : 25°36’13.3″N 80°31’10.9″W

https://www.facebook.com/MiamiJets/
http://www.amps-rc.com/
For More Info:
Marvin Alvarez CD#2372

Cryptoconomy Summit 3/28/18, 3/29/18

Cryptoconomy Summit
Wednesday, 03/28/2018 – 03/29/2018 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center
333 S.Franklin Street, Tampa,
Tampa, Florida 33602
Website
Cost:

Cryptoconomy Summit brings industry thought leaders from around the world to you, all under one roof. With a sterling lineup of speakers, you get the chance to gain valuable insights from the very best in the world. Topics include Money, Trade Business, Cryptocurrency, Profitability, Market, Bit Banking, and more!

Global Summit on Oncology & Cancer 3/12/18

Global Summit on Oncology & Cancer
Monday, 03/12/2018 – 03/14/2018 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Holiday Inn Singapore
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium 317 Outram Road Zip-169075,
Singapore, Florida 169075
Website
Cost:

ConferenceSeries LLC invites everyone all through the world to the “Global Summit on Oncology and Cancer” scheduled on March 12-14, 2018 at Singapore which consolidates Keynote talks, Oral presentations, Poster sessions and Exhibitions.

Global Cancer is a gathering which provides an opportunity to meet and interact with oncologists, pathologists, haematologists, professors, researchers discussing on the cause of the tumor, its prevention, diagnosis, advanced methodologies and innovative techniques for the treatment of various malignancies. This International conference serves as a platform to explore the frontiers in oncology research on a worldwide scale and the focuses incorporate bosom disease, bone tumor, thyroid malignancy, gynaecologic oncology, haematology, cancer biomarkers, pharmacology of cancer and lot more.

31st Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration Conference: Mobilizing Neurons to Rehabilitate 8/13/18

31st Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration Conference: Mobilizing Neurons to Rehabilitate
Monday, 08/13/2018 – 08/14/2018 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
JW Marriott Hotel Dubai Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Hamarain Centre Deira | PO Box 16590 | Dubai | UAE
JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Hamarain Centre, Deira | PO Box 16590 | Dubai | UAE,,
Dubai, Florida 16590
Website
Cost:

Neurology Meeting welcomes you at Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration Conference going to be held in Dubai, UAE during August 13-14, 2018 which unites brief keynote presentations, speaker talks, exhibitions, Symposiums, workshops. Neurogenetics 2018 is the Neurology meetings which will be most visited by all the eminent Neurologists, Neuro educators, fiery inspectors, postgraduates, affiliations, business meanders under a solitary rooftop. This Neurology conference will assist to framework organization, B2B teaming up amidst specialists and academicians. Neurology Conferences promotes awareness against risk factors and advancements about the Neuro care. This Neurology meeting lay a platform for postgraduate education and scientific work in the fields of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration research in Neurology and paediatric Neurology.

National Technology Day 1/6/18

National Technology Day
Saturday, 01/06/2018 – 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
HostGator
123 HostGator Way,
Miami, Florida 33137
Website
Cost: free

Celebrate National Technology Day with HostGator. Technology Day honors all of the achievements technology has given us throughout time. Now it’s time to make your own contribution to the world of technology with your own website!

Visual Artists Website Workshop 11/4/17

Visual Artists Website Workshop
Saturday, 11/04/2017 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Warehouse 4726
4726 SW 75 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33155
Website
Cost: $25

While you’re busy making work the big event, is your website ready for Art Basel and Miami Art Week? When someone asks to see your work, will you be ready?

This 2 hour workshop is designed for visual artists in Miami who are in need of a website that is affordable, easy to manage, and professional. Through this workshop, you can have a beautiful, customized website ready in time for December. Limited to just 5 people. Register today!

2017 South Florida Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series East 8/5/17

2017 South Florida Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series East
Saturday, 08/05/2017 – 08/06/2017 01:00 pm –
BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
1 Panther Pkwy,
Sunrise, Florida 33323
Buy Tickets
Cost: $20

Tickets for Monster Jam®, the most adrenaline charged, action-packed motorsports experience delivering edge-of-your-seat excitement, are on-sale now for the BB&T Center. Tickets for Monster Jam Triple Threat Series East are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $20 and are available at the BB&T Center box office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. MetroPCS and Your South Florida Chevy Dealers are proud local sponsors of the event.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series East, will be performing at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on:
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. *Pit Party from 10:30 a.m. – noon
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. *Pit Party from 10:30 a.m. – noon

The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series East takes the skills of Monster Jam competitors to a whole new level of athletic endurance with the survival of the fittest. This series can only be seen in select cities across the country and features the most versatile athletes of Monster Jam. Fans of all ages will enjoy witnessing each competitor drive three customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks to face off in battles of strength, ability and perseverance for the ultimate championship and a highly coveted bid at Monster Jam World Finals.

These premier athletes vying to be the Miami champion are: Grave Digger driven by Tyler Menninga, Max-D driven by Colton Eichelberger, Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir, Scooby-Doo driven by Myranda Cozad, El Toro Loco driven by Kayla Blood, EarthShaker driven by Tristan England, Blue Thunder driven by Matt Cody, and Monster Mutt Rottweiler driven by JR Seasock.

Monster Jam competitors are trained at Monster Jam University in mastering the skills needed to compete in the series. Approximately 12 feet high and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.

The Pit Party on August 5 and 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon gives fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit Passes can be purchased for $10 at the box office or online at Ticketmaster.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/sunrise-fl or follow us via our social channels below:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MonsterJam
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MonsterJam
Instagram: www.instagram.com/MonsterJamLive
YouTube: www.youtube.com/MonsterJamLive

One Comm 7/19/17


One Comm
Wednesday, 07/19/2017 – 07:00 am – 11:30 am
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

One Community One Goal Annual Report to the Community at Jungle Island
Keynote Speaker – John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer – Carnival Corporation
Innovative Content and Exciting Announcements
Discover What’s Next for One Community One Goal
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration, Exhibit Hall and Networking
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Main Program
Complimentary Admission and Continental Breakfast
Self-Parking $7

Connect Miami 5/22/17 – 5/31/17


Connect Miami
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 05/31/2017 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami-Dade County
Miami- Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33128
Website
Cost: Free

Connect Miami is a community-led initiative to promote increased kindness, empathy, connection and inclusion in Miami-Dade. For 10 days, everyone across Miami-Dade is encouraged take the challenge to connect with others who are not like them, host or attend connection experiences, and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305.

From panels on criminal justice and meals with Syrian refugees to walking tours of historic neighborhoods and visits to Homestead’s farmlands, there are countless ways to get connected, meet new people, and share stories around town. A full calendar of event listings and participation resources are available on the Connect Miami website.

You can also join us virtually by following and engaging in conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305. Follow Connect Miami on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ConnectMiami305.

Founded by: The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade. Produced by: Radical Partners

LaunchCode Immersive CodeCamp 5/2/17

LaunchCode Immersive CodeCamp
Monday, 05/02/2017 – 05/07/2017 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
D.A. Dorsey Technical College
7100 NW 17th Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33147

Cost: Free

LaunchCode is a local tech nonprofit that provides accessible coding education and training. We place aspiring computer developers into paid tech apprenticeships and jobs. Check out our latest FREE class, Immersive CodeCamp, a full-time 20-week South Florida class that takes a deep dive into the world of coding over three months.

You will learn universal programming concepts and best practices with Python; foundational elements and tools for full-stack web development; deep dive into Java development and build your portfolio project. You will also receive feedback and support after class to prep for our apprenticeship program.

Free classes will be held weekdays June 5-October 28, 9am-5pm at D.A. Dorsey Technical College, 7100 NW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33147. Reach out to Rakeem Thomas- rakeem@launchcode.org – with questions.

Applications are now open until Monday, May 8! Apply @ https://www.launchcode.org/codecamp-sfl

BACCF 2017 Disruptive Technology Series – Carlos Pereira LIVOX 5/12/17

BACCF 2017 Disruptive Technology Series – Carlos Pereira LIVOX
Friday, 05/12/2017 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
The Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: Members: $70.00 Future Members: 90.00

BACCF 2017
Disruptive Technology Series

featuring Carlos Pereira
founder of LIVOX, an Alternative Communication App

The app was created to help people who suffer from Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, Down Syndrome and other speech impediments and are thus unable to communicate verbally. (Livox.com.br)

BACCF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERIES

Technology is moving so quickly, and in so many directions, that it becomes challenging to pay attention – we are constantly on the lookout for the “next big thing.” While not all innovations are disruptive, still driving economic growth, disruptive technologies challenge and transform not only business models and the global economy, but life itself.

Simply think of how smartphones largely replaced cell phones and PDAs and, because of the available apps, also disrupted: pocket cameras, MP3 players, calculators and GPS devices, among many others. For some mobile users, smartphones often replace laptops.

True market disruption happens when there is a confluence of multiple events, including seemingly unrelated technology advancements in adjacent industries, by emerging complementary aspects and market readiness for change. For example, artificial intelligence offers the opportunity to change the health of populations, from how individuals track symptoms and life expectancy, to the very nature of diagnostic, surgical, and hospital care, and the economics of health insurance.

Thus, any player, from any industry, can come in unexpectedly with a new business model, fueled by innovative technologies and ideas, and render everyone else obsolete. Therefore, companies need to operate in a state of hyper revolution with the inherent capacity and competency to evolve quickly. For companies and entrepreneurs, that means institutionalizing innovation. Empowering and appreciating employees for increased effectiveness. Having strategies to satisfy clients’ functional and emotional needs. Looking at all market players, even competitors, as potential partners in various levels of alliance. Looking at technology as an increasing enabler of effective change. Constantly looking at new ways of thinking and acting.

Experts suggest that disruptive technology trends to watch for in 2017 include artificial intelligence, automation of everything (cars, finance, etc.), internet of everything, virtual reality, 3D printing, biometrics and digital ID, big data, healthcare, mobile workforce, and space exploration.

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF) will be at the forefront of disruptive technologies, by bringing experts to keep its members and the overall business community abreast of trends and innovative business practices.

Event Media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3pog9ofGnM

Saltmates Launch + Sea Walls Mural Unveiling Party 2/11/17

Saltmates Launch + Sea Walls Mural Unveiling Party
Saturday, 02/11/2017 – 02/11/2017 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
America Film Works
226 NE 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
Facebook
Cost: Free

Saltmates is a South Florida startup and the first social platform focused on fostering the ocean lifestyle and its community while at the same time taking direct action on environmental issues. 10% of their future profits will go to ocean conservation efforts/non-profits.

For the launch of the app they have partnered with Pangeaseed Foundation, whose focus is to inspire and effect positive change surrounding global ocean environmental issues by harnessing the power of art, science, and creativity to generate awareness and stimulate dialogue. Four local artists (Tatiana Suarez, Evoca One, Nicole Salgar, Ernesto Maranje) have come on board to join this initiative and launch Saltmates on Feb. 11th from 4-9pm.

MatchUP Night II 2/8/17

MatchUP Night II
Wednesday, 02/08/2017 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
StartUP FIU – March Building 3rd Floor
11200 Southwest 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33326
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Cost: 0.00

Calling all mentors and entrepreneurs in the Miami community to join StartUP FIU on February 8th, for MatchUP Night II!
MatchUP Night II is a networking opportunity for our FIU and Miami community to meet the 19 innovative StartUPs that are a part of our second Cohort. Some of our Cohort teams are looking to MatchUP with mentors to guide them and/or entrepreneurial individuals to add to their teams.
Agenda:
6:00 PM – Networking
6:45 PM – Opening remarks
7:15 PM – Teams introduction
9:00 PM – Event Conclusion
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is StartUP FIU?
StartUP FIU is an initiative developing innovation and entrepreneurship to fully leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution for FIU and the Miami community.
Who should attend?
All events are free and open to students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members who are interested in learning about startups and entrepreneurship. It is also an excellent opportunity for early-stage startups to familiarize themselves with StartUP FIU.
Location:
MARC Building 3rd Floor

Coding Workshop for Creatives with Ironhack and CodeArt 2/15/17


Coding Workshop for Creatives with Ironhack and CodeArt
Wednesday, 02/15/2017 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Building.co
120 SW 8th St,
Miami, Florida 33130
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

Ironhack and CodeArt are partnering up to bring you this 2 hour workshop: learn basic programming while creating interactive, multimedia art! In this workshop, CodeArt will teach: an introduction to JavaScript and using the P5 library, how to create shapes and colors with code, and how to work with variables and sound libraries. This workshop is great for creatives looking to experiment with code as a new medium for expression, aspiring coders (it’s okay if you’ve never written a line of code!), and other web developers curious about JavaScript and the P5 library.
All proceeds will go to CodeArt’s scholarship for girls to study Animation Art or Game Development and Design at Miami Dade College.

Retro Future 1/28/17

Retro Future
Saturday, 01/28/2017 – 01/29/2017 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
Black Dot Agency
1085 E. 14th Street, Hialeah, FL,
Miami, Florida 33010
Website
Cost: Free

Please join us as we continue our six-month long #HIALEAHNOW Series at the Retro Future Night presented by Jameson! It’s 2017 and we have self-driving cars, Facetime, Snapchat filters and SpaceX! We’re living in the post-space age and we’re about to go to Mars. Let’s celebrate the fantasy and excitement of the post-modern 1960s and pay homage to its vision of our future. This “Retro Future” indoor New Year’s party will be located in one of Leah Art’s District’s coolest new locations and will feature interactive CircX performers and Miami’s own time traveler straight from the Bermuda triangle, Otto Von Schirach. Filmgate Interactive will immerse you into a virtual world and Virtual Relief will create video mapping installations that will completely transform the space. We’re in the future… let’s celebrate!
Performance by Otto Von Schirach

Saturday, January 28 // 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Black Dot Agency
1085 E. 14th Street, Hialeah, FL
Open to the public | RSVP required
18+

About The Leah Arts District
Hialeah’s Southeastern industrial corridor rose to prominence during the 1980s as one of the largest and busiest areas of production and manufacturing in Florida. As a result of modernization combined with the effects of outsourcing, the uses that were once prevalent in the area dissipated and this particular area was all but abandoned.
Since that time, a medley of different uses has been incorporated into the area including a heavy presence of some of Miami-Dade County’s most prolific thrift stores.

These thrift stores have been instrumental in introducing Hialeah to an entire generation of antique lovers and artists. The Hialeah Artist Live/Work Overlay District, also known as The Leah Arts District, enjoys a strategic proximity to the newly proposed Hialeah Market Station development project, Miami’s artistic hubs, and other destination areas within Miami-Dade County. Because of it’s location and highly affordable price per square footage, Hialeah’s new Artist Live / Work District is in a position to play a vital and important role in the artistic and cultural development of not only Hialeah, but the entire South Florida community.

Media Contact:
JLPR | JennyLee Molina
jennylee@jlpr.com
(786) 975-9596

Zero Gravity Skin Launches The Newest Innovative Beauty App 1/22/17

Zero Gravity Skin Launches The Newest Innovative Beauty App
Monday, 01/02/2017 – 01/02/2017 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
Lincoln Rd
420 Lincoln Rd,
Miami, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Zero Gravity Skin, a leader in the aesthetic devices market, was founded with the purpose of developing and delivering the safest and most effective anti-aging facial products for worldwide consumers. Just in time for the New Year, the revolutionary brand has launched the newest innovative beauty app. The Zero Gravity App is available for free download on both the Apple Store and Google Play. Once customers have purchased a Zero Gravity device, they are able to register their device quickly and easily through the app. The app also has a timer feature that makes at-home treatment simple by guiding users through the process. Arguably the best part? Users can photograph themselves to keep track of their progress. Download the free app to enjoy the full Zero Gravity experience

Life Is Art presents pARTicipate at Red Dot Miami 11/30/16 – 12/4/16

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Life Is Art presents pARTicipate at Red Dot Miami
participate-copyVIP Opening Party:
Wednesday, November 30 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Regular Public Hours:
Thursday, December 1 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Friday, December 2 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, December 3 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday, December 4 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Red Dot Miami Tent
1700 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Tickets and Fair Info at reddotmiami.com
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Life Is Art in collaboration with Virtual Relief and Miami International University of Art and Design
invite you to pARTicipate at Red Dot supported by CARON Paris and Paris Perfumes.

Be part of an immersive art experience with this melding of virtual-reality, visual art, music, film and fashion created in partnership with Virtual Relief. Become part of the work or create your own. Featuring work created by local students of Miami International University of Art and Design in collaboration with CARON Paris and Paris Perfumes, this interactive exhibition includes a panoply of artistic activities.

In this exhibition, patrons are able to actually interact with and become part of the art as well as create their own work through Virtual Reality technology. A true blending of Art and Technology.

A Competition for Aircraft Mechanics 11/30/16

A Competition for Aircraft Mechanics
Wednesday, 11/30/2016 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
AST_logo_square_colour-updated-10-16Doubletree International Airport
. 711 NW 77nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33126
Website
Cost: 0.00

A Competition for Aircraft Technicians

This specific tournament is designed for “structures” technicians, apprentices and journey-persons. The format offers an opportunity to demonstrate skills individually, as a team and against one another fabricating aircraft parts in a competition format.

The purpose of this event is to bring to light a possible career choice and build comradery within the industry.
We want to encourage trades people and colleges students to register and for the community to come on out and experience this unique live event

Treasure Island Art Meets Technology Fair 11/5/16

Treasure Island Art Meets Technology Fair
Saturday, 11/05/2016 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
NBV-2016-New-FlyerTreasure Island Elementary School
7540 East Treasure Drive,
North Bay Village, Florida 33141
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Cost: Free

Inspired by Miami’s forthcoming Art Basel festivities, Treasure Island Commissioner Andreana Jackson is pleased to present this free community event designed for local students enrolled in grades 2 through 12. The Fair aims to inspire children to explore a new, undiscovered interest in the arts, technology, and modern culture. Students will meet visual artists, industrial designers, app developers, and representatives from local tech companies who will showcase and demonstrate what they do best. There will be interactive workshops for children and their parents to have hands-on experiences, and food trucks will be on site for hungry learners!

Breakfast with the Arts & Technology 10/21/16

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Breakfast with the Arts & Technology
artsandtechFriday, 10/21/2016 – 08:30 am – 12:00 pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2 Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: $40

A MORNING EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF ARTS, CREATIVITY, IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES.

Join us for a morning exploring the ways in which the arts and tech industries can work together to build a connected creative ecosystem.

A Conversation with Eldredge Bermingham (FROST SCIENCE CSO), Howard Herring (New World Symphony CEO) and Juan “JC” Acosta (VIACOM International EVP and COO) on Arts & Technology and trending Immersive Technologies.

Followed by a keynote address by Aaron Parry, EVP & Chief Creative Officer at DELUXE 3D LLC then exhibit and networking at MAGIC.

Faces Of Innovation Presents Innovation In Healthcare 10/20/16

Faces Of Innovation Presents Innovation In Healthcare
Thursday, 10/20/2016 – 10/20/2016 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
deckThe Deck at Island Gardens
888 MacArthur Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Invite Only

An exclusive invite only experience and elite speaker presentation that allows VIP consumers, investors and industry professionals the opportunity to interact with key executives via short TED Talk style addresses. Influencers and top executives will convene to discuss breakthroughs in technology and honor Founder and CEO of
MDLIVE, Randy Parker. The event will include a number of experiential activations that immerses guests in new technology.

Wild about Photography at Jungle Island 8/13/16, 8/14/16, 8/20/16, 8/21/16, 8/27/16

Wild about Photography at Jungle Island
Saturday, 08/13/2016 – 08/27/2016 10:00 am –
Australian-red-kangaroo-Credit-Jungle-IslandJungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $95/person/class

In partnership with Miami Photo Center, Jungle Island offers a series of hands-on four-hour photography workshops, covering a broad range of subjects including the basics of digital photography, lessons and techniques when using flash, composition and digital sequencing, iphone photography, as well as creating photo books with Lightroom. Each participant gets the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills amidst the lush scenery at Jungle Island, where over 450 animals reside including some of the world’s rarest critters like the cuddly lemurs, Australian red kangaroos, giant Aldabra tortoises and many more. $95 per person, per class. Starts at 10 a.m. on August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27. To enroll, visit www.facebook.com/MiamiPhotographicCenter/events

Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. 305-400-7000

III Points Festival 2016 10/7/16 – 10/9/16

III Points Festival 2016
Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9.
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GA Single-Day Passes priced at $70
GA Three-Day Passes at $155
Single-Day Foresight passes at $135
Three-Day Foresight Passes at $245
Ticket upgrades from General Admission to Foresight can be arranged by emailing upgrade@iiipoints.com.
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III Points presents its most impressive production yet, with a bigger than ever festival and staggering lineup, complete with a diverse roster of musical acts, visual artists, and technology innovators. Miami will witness a rare performance by Grammy-nominated LCD Soundsystem, marking the band’s only Florida show and most intimate festival appearance of the year. Additional Florida exclusives include headliners M83, Dixon, Method Man & Redman, and Thievery Corporation. III Points prides itself on providing a platform for an impressive roster of acts such as DIIV, Flight Facilities, Panther Du Prince (LIVE SHOW), Ta-ku(LIVE), Jacques greene (live), Little Simz, Museum of Love and Dawn of Midi, all making their debut in the Magic City.

Due to popular demand, III Points recently announced the Foresight Pass, a ticket upgrade available to fans seeking an enhanced festival experience. These passes grant access to two Foresight lounges, complete with craft cocktail bars, seating, air-conditioned private restrooms, charging stations, complimentary beer, water & Red Bull, along with a dedicated entrance, for easy access into festival grounds. Always committed to those who invest in the future of the constantly-evolving festival, III Points is giving back to its loyal fans who purchased Prophet Pass pre-sale tickets by automatically upgrading their tickets to Foresight passes, making it the only festival to give away Free VIP tickets to pre-sale purchasers.

Lineup
LCD Soundsystem; M83; Thievery Corporation; Dixon; Flying Lotus (DJ); Method Man & Redman; DIIV; Black Coffee; Flight Facilities; Ta-Ku (live); Maya Jane Coles; Earl Sweatshirt; DJ Koze; Dusky; Kink (live); Oneohtrix Point Never; DJ Tennis; Thee Oh Sees; Ben UFO; Junior Boys; Andy Scott; Danny Daze; Pantha Du Prince; Roy Wood$; Sophie (live); Denzel Curry; Jacques Greene (live); Little Simz; Satori; Chrome Sparks (live); Lapalux; Jessy Lanza; Leon Vynehall; Esta; Fatima Yamaha (live); Amtrac; Behrouz; Museum of Love; Dawn of Midi; Joe Kay; Craze; Helado Negro; Pouya; The Whooligan; Jacuzzi Boys; Viken Arman; Steven A. Clark; Arthur Baker; Psychic Mirrors; Brika; POORGRRRL; Otto Von Schirach; Lazaro Casanova; Jesse Perez; Uchi; Julio Victoria; Will Buck; Mr. Brown; DZA; Telescope Thieves; Plastic Pinks; Austin Paul; Deaf Poets; Durante; Holly Hunt; Nick Leon; Patrick M; Santiago Caballero; Rat Bastard; Jeremy Ismael; Bedside; Niko Javan; Virgo; Le Spam; Terence Tabeau; Grey 8s; Dude Skywalker; Killmama; Diego Andres; Sunghosts; Pirate Stereo; Aramís Lorié; Will Renuart; Twelve’len; Dim Past; Lowcut; Problem Kids; Beach Day; Byrdipop; Sndngchllz; Sean Drake; Wastelands; Lolo; Indigochildrick; Kazoots; T W Y N; Pazmal; Ennio Skoto; Jun Ill; JBZ; Vi; Kumi; Ltenght; Lemurian; Phaxas; Aaron Lebos Reality; Blkkmorris; Millionyoung; Poshstronaut; Nuri; Viniloversus; Kodiak Fur; Jport; Parrot Jungle 95; Tony Disco; John Hancock III; Fudakochi; Laura of Miami; DSAN; Baez; NSR; Nii Tei; True Vine; Oxynalia; Oly; Cog Nomen
Vince Staples, Bedouin, David Marston, Bad Wave, Ronny J, Benton, Gooddroid, Tremends, Copan, Deroboter, Mikey Ramirez, Lautlos, Michelle Leshem, Lofty305 & Ruben Slikk (Metro Zu), Mo’Booty, Twelve Tales, Komakozie, Jean Jacket, Artime, DJ YNOT, Sean Bang, Maure, DJ Heron, Modernage, SIRE, Illsnafu, Eveava, Venus Amor, Nala//Nusi, Puma & Harry, Topher B2B S3x Ed and Kunal. Artists previously announced include LCD Soundsystem, M83, Thievery Corporation, Method Man and Redman, Flying Lotus (DJ set), Dixon, Machinedrum, plus more. (for hip hop sites previously announced will say: Flying Lotus (DJ), Method Man & Redman, Earl Sweatshirt, Denzel Curry, Little Simz, Craze and DZA.)

Publish in 24 hours or less at Microsoft! 7/30/16

Publish in 24 hours or less at Microsoft!
Saturday, 07/30/2016 – 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
miamiMicrosoft Aventura Mall
19575 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33180
Buy Tickets
Cost: $197

Publishing a book on Amazon has never been so easy! Turn your “Book Idea” into a business and impact lives! Publish your book (s) in 24 hours or less! Get your business discovered NOW to customers in the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Japan, Mexico, and more… Earn up to 70% royalty, keep control of your work, while getting the results you want for your business and life!
Best-Selling Author and Business Owner Desiree Lee, from Atlanta, GA; finds great pleasure in serving others and sharing enormous amounts of insight on self-publishing secrets. During (2) two live sessions, Ms. Lee will conduct an instructional self-publishing session via Online & In-Store, in the areas of print, digital (eBook), book signings, book reviews & more!
This is the opportunity to become a leading authority in your industry and inspire lives across the world! With your book idea, whatever it may be, should be turned into something that can help other people, and in turn create additional income. The time to publish is NOW!
We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Microsoft Office Stores nationwide, to provide a space that will assist us with making dreams come true for as many people as possible.

Making Your Idea into a Prototype 4/27/16

Making Your Idea into a Prototype
Wednesday, 04/27/2016 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
gcvcamindwarehouse
111 NE 1st Street, 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $11.54

The light bulb above your head is glowing so bright that it’s threatening to blind everyone around you. But what should you do with your great product ideas? Learn how to take your idea and turn them into a prototype…and then perhaps into a marketable product! Our panel will provide a unique perspective on what it takes to get it done. Learn from two leaders in the prototyping industry about what you need to have developed before you turn to them. Hear from an entrepreneur who has walked all of the steps and took his idea and turned it into a prototype which lead him to successfully getting his startup funded.

Event Schedule:

Networking- 5:30pm-6:30pm

Panel- 6:30pm-7:30pm

Follow-up Networking- 7:30pm-8:30pm

Be Brave Day by Brave Software 4/8/16

Be Brave Day by Brave Software
Friday, 04/08/2016 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Brave-Be-Brave-Miami-NeonThe Lab Miami
400 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

From the Creator of Firefox, Mozilla and the Javascript Programming language comes Brave.

Join the many Brave Squads around the world for an Incredibly special Live Event called, “Be Brave” day. Brave Software and the Brave Squad, in Miami, presents, “BE Brave” day, which is being held in the Wynwood Arts District, in Miami FL, on April 8, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Join us at THE LAB MIAMI, in Introducing the Web of The Future. Brave.

“Be Brave”.

A Brave new browser for a Brave new world.

It’s your device. It’s your time. So make it your Internet.

â–º https://www.brave.com/index.html

Spark Miami: Freelance Tax Workshop 3/2/16

Spark Miami: Freelance Tax Workshop
Wednesday, 03/02/2016 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
FreelanceTaxWorkshopCityDesk
350 S Miami Ave. Ste-A,
Miami, Florida 33130
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

“While waiting in line for a coffee at Starbucks I handed the person behind me in line a business card. Can I claim the coffee?”

You’ll have to come to our “Freelance Tax Workshop” Spark event to find out!

Join your local 1099er community on Wednesday, March 2 for our second annual tax-focused get-together.

Whether you’ve already handed over your paperwork to a trusted accountant, or you’ve just gotten used to using accounting software, this Spark is for you!

At this in-person event, freelancers will workshop answers to important tax-related questions, like:

How can I proactively manage my business’s cash flow?

What are the tax changes in effect for the 2016 tax year?

Can I really deduct expenses like coffee, gas, and my home office space?

There will also be time to network, and get tips and tricks you hadn’t considered before.

Remember to take photos of the event and post them to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the hashtag #FreelanceSpark.

Connect With Your Fellow Spark-ers!

The 2nd Annual Black Tech Week 2/15/16 – 2/20/16

The 2nd Annual Black Tech Week
Monday, 02/15/2016 – 02/20/2016 08:30 am – 12:00 am
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3000 NE 151st,
Miami, Florida 33181
Website
Cost:

The 2nd Annual Black Tech Week connects entrepreneurs with the people and tools they need to increase the number of startups that are founded by people of color and connect them with resources to scale,deliver solutions for stronger partnerships,training and expand the technology blueprint and access to VC funding in the black community. The week long series of events will be held during Black History Month February 15th-20th 2016 at various locations around Miami that provides an impactful programming centered on innovation,technology and creativity. Black Tech Week includes interactive workshops for idea exchange,the Power Moves Early Stage and Series A Startup Bootcamps, 3 day Technology and Startup conference,Women’s Innovation Brunch,Walker Legacy’s Women in Tech events,Pitch Competitions and VC Mentor sessions. Attendees can register on the website.

eMerge Americas 2016 4/15/16 – 4/19/16

eMerge Americas 2016
April 15-19, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website

eMerge Americas, a global event which serves as a platform for the advancement of technology, a forum for idea exchange and a launchpad for innovation connecting Latin America, North America and Europe, is ringing in the new year with a series of announcements ahead of the highly-anticipated Spring conference, which will take place April 18 and 19, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

Entering its third year, eMerge Americas is working to meet and exceed expectations for 2016. The event will once again deliver on its distinct and comprehensive content, bringing together the world’s most disruptive thinkers across diverse industries under one roof. eMerge has revealed new world-class speakers confirmed to participate:
Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution LLC; Co-Founder, America Online; Chairman, The Case Foundation
Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions
Bibop Gresta, COO & Deputy Chairman of Hyperloop
Minister Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Diego Meiriño General Director of Carvajal Soluciones Educativas-Editorial Norma
Marc Kushner, Co-Founder of Architizer, HAWKN
Antonio Caparrós, Fund Manager of INICIA
Willard Ahdritz, Founder & CEO of Kobalt
Eduardo E. Cabrera, Vice President Cybersecurity Strategy for Trend Micro
Leslie Zigel, Shareholder & Chairman of Greenspoon Marder Law’s Entertainment Practice
Zalmi Duchman, Founder of Fresh Diet
Heatherjean MacNeil, Global Director of WIN Lab at Babson College
Rachel Spekman, Director of Programming at MassChallenge
Dr. Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Chair and Associate Professor of Information Systems & Business Analytics at Florida International University

The eMerge Americas Hackathon, in partnership with Ironhack, will host participants for an intense coding competition on April 16th and 17th, with the winners taking away cash and prizes.

The Startup Showcase brings together a world-class array of early and later stage companies from around the globe to highlight innovation and disruptive technology. Startups will also have the opportunity of attending the Startup Bootcamp at Venture Hive on April 17th.

With hundreds of angel investors and venture capitalists on the EXPO floor, the exposure alone is powerful. The showcase will culminate with the top companies pitching on eMerge’s Center Stage or “Launchpad” for the chance to walk away with up to $175,000 in cash and prizes. Past competition winners Modernizing Medicine (2014 late-stage), Hair Construction (2014 early-stage), VSNMobile (2015 late-stage) and Symptify (2015 early-stage) received global exposure along with access to key investment opportunities that have helped grow their ventures ever since.

SUP X Miami-Dade Kickoff Party and Startup Competition 1/7/16

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SUP X Miami-Dade Kickoff Party and Startup Competition
Thursday, 01/07/2016 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
https-img.evbuc_.com-https3A2F2Fcdn.evbuc_.com2Fimages2F174896152F1482004226172F12ForiginalBuilding.co
120 SW 8th St.,
Miami, Florida 33130
Website
Cost: $10

We kickoff SUP-X in Miami @ Building on January 7th in the first of 3 startup competitions in South Florida where winners receive a booth at SUP-X in February, and gain eligibility to be considered for the finals!

The competition:

Startups Nominated by the Community!
One company will be nominated from each our of community partners: Rokk3r Labs, New World Angels, Miami Innovation Fund, Accelerated Growth Partners, the Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida, Tamiami Angel Funds and more!

AGP – Blackdove
Tamiami Angel Funds – Streann
Miami Innovation Fund – RawShorts
Krillion Ventures – Videoo
Rokk3r Labs – Pensiventures
New World Angels – TBD
EDC of South Florida – Rotation Manager
Interested in competing?

In addition to the community-nominated startups, one at-large startup may compete as well, as long as you meet the following requirements: less than $3mm in revenues, less than $3mm in capital raised; no restaurant concepts, real estate deals or real estate partnerships or project/infrastructure finance, and must be based in Miami-Dade County. Interested companies should email Bob Fitts.

2 WINNERS

Two startups will be crowned as the winners and will represent Miami-Dade in the SUP-X startup competition semi-finals in February – where they’ll have an opportunity to win part of $50,000 total in cash and prizes!
Ticket price includes light food & refreshments. Come have a beer, root on your friends and kick off 2016 with SUP-X! Random drawing for SUP-X tickets, too!

Event limited to 150 people. RSVP today!

Hackshow by Ironhack 12/17/15

Hackshow by Ironhack
Thursday, 12/17/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
hackshowmiamiBuilding.co
120 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33130,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: FREE

The New Year’s coming and with it, a brand new batch of Miami’s best Jr. Web Developers. They’ve completely transformed their careers by learning HTML, CSS, JavaScript, & Ruby on Rails and in just 8 weeks, they built and launched their very own web apps. Now, they’re ready to share their final projects with Miami. Come celebrate IRONHACK Miami’s 1st year anniversary while we graduate IRONHACK Miami’s 4th Cohort/ IRONHACK Global Cohort #23. See what our graduates have been able to build + grab them before someone else does. Our student body was selected from all over the world with diverse backgrounds including: business analysts, former school teachers, IP attorneys, entrepreneurs, retail managers, professional football players, & marketing professionals. Will you be lucky enough to hire one of our graduates?

Celebrating The Value In Failure 11/18/15

Celebrating The Value In Failure
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
failures-1The Lab Miami
400 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $15

Failure in business is when you realize what you’re doing is not going to work, and the pivot that follows is key to success. In Silicon Valley and New York, failures are famously celebrated and treated as valuable learning experiences. However, in many U.S. and Latin American cities with nascent entrepreneurial ecosystems, the term “failure” remains taboo.

This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, YPA Miami and Luminary Central bring you local entrepreneurs from various sectors to share their stories of success—peppered with failures both large and small—for a conversation aimed at breaking the taboo.

Join us on November 18 @ The Lab Miami as we discuss with high-profile entrepreneurs how their failures led to their subsequent success, and their learnings along the way. Luminary Central and YPA Miami have joined forces to present this panel discussion in an effort to lessen the taboo of “failure” and celebrate the value in its learnings.

Confirmed speakers*:
Michael “Mike” B. Fernandez, Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners
Ivan Rapin-Smith, Director, Watsco Ventures
Lilia Luciano, Journalist & Founder of CoInspire (moderator)

Airbnb Miami Meetup! 11/3/15

Airbnb Miami Meetup!
Tuesday, 11/03/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
airbnbkeyPanther Coffee, Coconut Grove
3407 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida 33133
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

If you’ve ever thought about hosting on Airbnb to earn extra income now is the time. With upcoming events such as Art Basel, New Years Eve, the Miami Boat Show and many others, travelers are flocking to Miami, and it’s a great time to host! Come join us to learn more about hosting on Airbnb and meet some of our amazing Miami hosts.

TigerDirect Tech Bash 11/6/15

TigerDirect Tech Bash
Friday, 11/06/2015, 05:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tech-BashMarlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
Website
Cost: Free

Now in its 4th year, the TigerDirect Tech Bash has grown from a small technology get together in the Miami Design District, to a major league baseball stadium filled with the latest and greatest in electronics, sports, and entertainment.

From millennials and families to IT experts and business executives, TigerDirect Tech Bash attracts thousands of guests all driven by a common passion for the latest consumer technology.

This fun-filled evening of gaming, music, and entertainment display interactive activations from more than 120 of the biggest names in technology. Guests are able to see and experience the hottest new products from Intel, Google, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and more – all under one roof.

With the help from prominent community partners, major media coverage and millions of social media impressions, the TigerDirect Tech bash experience extended far past Marlin’s Park.

To be amongst the biggest names in technology and the best businesses in Miami, join us for the 2015 TigerDirect Tech Bash.

Rebrand Your Skills: Photoshop and Illustrator 101 8/29/15

Rebrand Your Skills: Photoshop and Illustrator 101
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
newKrakenFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $10-15

Do you think your work speaks for itself, so there is no need to self-promote? Hesitation to self-promote can hurt your career. But we’re all shy… So let’s use images to do the talking for us! Posters, business cards, stickers and more, create your own brand.
This workshop will help you expand the exposure and overall reach of your film project, all through the use of traditional media: print, layout, and branding. Learn the history of print in the film industries and why these techniques are still being used today. Gain knowledge on design principles using photoshop and illustrator, mastering the language and practices of designers today.

The workshop covers a brief history of print in the film industry, followed by two tutorials of illustrator and photoshop.

Key terms covered:

-CMYK
-RGB
-JPG
-PNG
-PDF
-BLEED
-Translucency
-Shapes
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TICKETS
$10 Early Bird
$15 General Admission
$8 for Members

StoryCode Miami 8/26/15

StoryCode Miami
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
sc_logo_colorsFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

STORYCODE MIAMI RETURNS ON AUGUST 26TH!
The third installment of 2015, StoryCode celebrates artists creating immersive media projects in Miami.
StoryCode is a platform for emerging and established cross-platform and immersive storytellers to share their work. At each event, South Florida creatives present their immersive and multi-platform projects, and discuss their interactive experiences, challenges, solutions and their future.

MAMP Labs Workshop 7/14/15

MAMP Labs Workshop
Tuesday, 07/14/2015 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
mamp-7-14-hiveVenture Hive
1010 NE 2 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
None Link
Cost: $35

Art + Tech Connection: Leveraging the Power of Local Tech and Startups.

Join us for an interactive, forward thinking discussion on exploring ways in which we can connect local arts to the tech boom of Miami.

Startup Weekend Miami 5/29/15, 5/30/15, 5/31/15

Startup Weekend Miami
Friday, 05/29/2015 – 05/31/2015 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Adam-SWVenture Hive
1010 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $74 using discount code LIVEANSWER for $25 OFF the regular priced $99 tickets

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and wannapreneurs come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.

Cost of Tickets-$74 using discount code LIVEANSWER for $25 OFF the regular priced $99 tickets

If you have ever had the startup itch and wanted to know if that idea of yours has any real viable business potential Startup Weekend is the place to form a team and build a business plan with a minimum viable product to test market and investor interest.

We are a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers, and startup enthusiasts. They gather to to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch, the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.

Meet your future co-founders or the opportunity to get one-on-one mentorship from VCs, Angels and some of the most recognized startup leaders in Miami.

We are seeking for Miami’s most diverse talented crowd of developers, designers, marketers, people with ideas to pitch or that just want to experience and get their feet wet into the tech scene.

Sunday Post-Party Presented By Live Answer will be held in the Key Biscayne home of Miami entrepreneur Adam Boalt, CEO of LiveAnswer where Miami Dolphin’s DJ Supersede will be performing.

Become an Irresistible Brand 5/21/15

Become an Irresistible Brand
Thursday, 05/21/2015 – 08:30 am – 03:30 pm
Irresistible-Brand-Workshop-May21The Ideal Marketing Agency
40 Island Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $495

This one day workshop hosted at The Standard, Miami Beach is going to teach you Social Media and Brand Strategy 101. If Social Media seems like a ratrace – or you’re having trouble getting through the clutter online – or whatever you’re doing isn’t working, this workshop is for you.

Who Should Attend?
Business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to see more results from their social media marketing.

What Will Be Covered?
A Social Media Strategy is having a process for reaching your ideal customer consistently, so you can generate as much business as you want. Social media is the easiest way to find new customers.

– what makes some brands incredibly successful on social media
– how to leverage your brand’s uniqueness to create a powerful connection with the people who can’t wait to buy from you
– how to make your ideal customer a fan for life and share your posts
– how to develop a signature look and feel that translates your branding to social media posts, pins, tweets, and grams
– the exact method to design a process for consistently attracting, engaging and retaining new business with social media

What else do I get?

– a light breakfast and lots of coffee and tea
– a gorgeous garden lunch, included
– a complimentary one-hour follow-up with the instructors, so we can get into all the juicy details of your business and your needs
– a course packet jam-packed with tools and resources, so you can create more beautiful & irresistible branded digital content
– the social media management system the course instructors developed to plan your content calendar and keep you on track

What is not covered?
All strategies we teach are organic (free) strategies. We do not cover Ads, SEO, or Pay per click. Those are covered in our advanced workshop series.

Where do I register?
See the event link above. When you visit our webpage, click register.

2nd Session of “A Conversation With Innovative Women”

Innovative Women Hacking The Startup Life

This was the second in the series of conversations with innovative women titled “Hacking the Startup Life”, hosted byLuminary Central, Crea7ive Interactive Advertising, and Pipeline Brickell. Its aim was to engage the panelists in a discussion regarding common obstacles women entrepreneurs face, and what methods they developed to overcome them.

The entrepreneurs involved in this session were Birame Sock from FlyScan, Dawn Sole from Pluck N’ File, and Tamar Lucien from CanUStart. The event was masterfully moderated by Luminary Central‘s own Christine Johnson.

The event kicked off with interesting facts from each of the founders that shed some light on how they now face obstacles. Dawn used to play football for an all boys team, Tamar has family gingerbread house building competitions that encourage the demolition of other’s structures, and Birame responds to an irrate note with the gift of a can opener.

The conversation was fluid and directed by Christine with various pointed questions. Some of the responses are highlighted below:

Have you ever experienced an unconcious bias as a woman in the startup world?

Birame responded with an experience she had when sitting in the office of a VC in Boston. “I was sitting in the office waiting for my appointment. The door was open while we were waiting. The guy I was meeting walks by and looks in. Walks by again, and looks in. Walks by a third time and says “You’re my meeting?”. After I said yes he said “Well I have a hard stop in 10 minutes, what’s your business plan?” Two hours later he called his assistant to cancel his lunch meeting to continue our conversation.”

Are there moments when you under estimate yourself?

Dawn replied with “We all experience it, but I’ve realized it’s all in how you talk to yourself. Now I force myself to look in the mirror and say “You’re the champ” repeatedly.”

How do you overcome fear or other inner struggles?

Tamar stated “I’ve learned you just have to call it for what it is. If you’re upset, just say you’re upset. I have to own my feelings and let them out and then move onto the next thing.”

There were many other impactful moments and lessons shared by these three great founders. The insight they shared with the audience was relatable, actionable, and inspiring. Numerous audience members stated how valuable they found the experience and the actionable advice they were going to implement immediately.

We are looking forward to the next session in the series of conversations with innovative women.

Follow Darryl on Twitter @ddoonie

For those that were not able to attend, you can watch the entire session below:

 

eMerge Americas 5/1/15 – 5/5/15

eMerge Americas
emergeamericasMay 1 – May 5, 9:00am – 10:00pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

eMerge Americas will once again shine a spotlight on the leading innovations impacting industries across the Americas. Over 10,000 entrepreneurs, global thought leaders, business titans and tech enthusiasts are expected to return to Miami Beach for an even bigger and better seven-day experience that is uniquely Miami.

From stimulating keynote addresses to EXPO floor experiences, there’s something exciting happening at every turn. Be sure to catch the speakers and topics that most interest you. Check out the agenda to plan your time or download the eMerge App to customize your experience even more.

INNOVATE
Brings together the best and brightest from the startup and funding ecosystems. This diverse summit features keynotes and topics that impact various industries yet all focused on innovation.

MEGA
Showcases innovators from the music, entertainment and gaming industries. A vibrant and engaging summit which will surely draw a crowd as celebrities and industry leaders discuss transforming trends.

HEALTH
Holds the promise of making us healthier, stronger, and smarter by radically transforming healthcare access and economics. Whether discussing the New Era of HealthTech, the future of Nanobiophysics, or the impact of policy, this summit dives into the latest themes surrounding health.

EDTECH
Demonstrates the latest tools and best practices in education that are revolutionizing the way we learn. This summit focuses on how technology is impacting education. What’s the future of education? How are mobility, technology and creativity changing the learning process?

FINANCE
Features thought leaders disrupting the world of finance, sharing how innovation transforms the industry. The global marketplace expansion and increased transactional demands are impacting this sector.

SMART CITIES
Addresses urban challenges and ways to employ technology to create smarter cities. This summit addresses the ever pressing issues impacting urban centers and showcases how technology is being embraced in order to find resilient solutions.

WIT
Women + Tech + Creativity = The Women, Innovation & Technology Summit. It’s a one-day summit, complete with experiential programming, networking opportunities, a Technology & Innovation Fashion Show, and much more. Top female professionals from different industries discuss how they are transforming the business landscape through technology and innovation. Monday, May 4th.

Networking Events
By day, eMerge Americas engages attendees with summit panels, keynote addresses, Startup presentations, and much more. Once the sun sets, the evening celebrations are just as thrilling, with energetic social gatherings designed to embrace the essence of Miami. Networking events are held at Miami’s most innovative venues including the New World Center and 1111 Lincoln Road. With an entertainment lineup that celebrates the diversity of the local talent, the after-hours scene at eMerge Americas is just the place for attendees to relax, mingle and be in the mix with Miami’s best.

The 2nd annual eMerge Americas Hackathon is on!
Are you passionate about your city? Are you a developer, designer, or just plain interested in making a meaningful change through technology? In partnership with Miami Dade College and Ironhack, this year’s eMerge Americas Hackathon is looking for people like you to help build Smart Cities. Wait, scratch that…GENIUS Cities. On May 2nd, you and your team will have 24 hours to work on something innovative and impactful. Compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes.

A Conversation with Innovative Women 4/9/15

A Conversation with Innovative Women
Thursday, 04/09/2015 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Innovative-Woman-Post-2_1Pipeline Brickell
1101 Brickell Ave South Tower – 8th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

We’re excited to announce the 2nd session of “A Conversation with Innovative Women” presented by Crea7ive Interactive Advertising, Luminary Central, and Pipeline Workspaces. We’ll be covering topics about diversity, overcoming obstacles, and celebrating successes.

Panelists include: Birame Sock – FlyScan, Dawn Sole – Pluck N’ File, Tamar Lucien – Can U Start

Seating is limited.

2nd Annual MIA Music Summit

The second annual MIA Music Summit took place on March 26th and delivered on its promise of “Silicon Valley and Miami Rock Together”. Industry leaders, live performances, celebrated artists, and curated startups took part for a day of discussion about the future of the music.

Demian Bellumio, from Senzari, and the MIA Collective gathered some of today’s leading digital music experts, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the globe to discuss the intersection of music and technology and the future. Primary moderators Derrick Ashong and Lilia Luciano skillfully kept the audience engaged while eliciting insightful responses from the curated panel.

Miami Music Summit 2015

The event fittingly took place at the historic Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. The experience began, and was maintained throughout the day, with DJ Guti Talavera showcasing his scratching and beat juggling skills. Live performances were quite refreshing, especially from Sony’s first digital artist Raquel Sofia, who also shared her journey as a singer using social media platforms to ignite her career.

Liv Buli

Liv Buli from Next Big Sound provided a data driven overview of the industry and touched on the creative ways they are using data to consistently predict who the next big artist will be.

Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam beamed in from Colombia via Skype to discuss his re-emergence as a relevant artist. He attributes the majority of his success to the platform Instagram and his ability to upload 15 second clips. Social platforms allowed him to build a significant and loyal following. He used this brand to strengthen his bargaining power while sitting down with Sony to negotiate a deal favourable to himself.

David Guetta

The event’s panelists were all passionate about the future of the business, the opportunities being revealed, and the changing dynamics within the industry. Advertising panelists introduced interesting trends shifting to more native type ads, with high fidelity sound, and playlist creation by brands. Robby Towns introduced the history and evolution of the EDM music industry while Jean Charles-Carre revealed the 20-year journey of David Guetta’s career.

The startup showcases revealed companies accomplishing amazing things. From UpClose‘s live communication tool that is platform indifferent to Bandhub that allows random individuals to collaborate musically together. Miami companies Muzik and SoStereo impressed the audience with their offerings. This impressive showing bodes well for the future of the industry.MIA Music Summit 2015 was an amazingly educational, inspirational, and revealing event. We can’t imagine how next year’s event can be even bigger and better, but we know it will be.

Follow Darryl on Twitter @ddoonie

Smart City Startups 4/23/15

Smart City Startups
Thursday, 04/23/2015 – 02:00 pm – 08:00 pm
SCS-LogoWynwood Warehouse Project
450 Northwest 27th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $15.00

Meet 100 of the leading founders from around the globe, who are working to make cities better.

Test ride Onewheel, Zboard and Whill at the mobility test track. Experience the smart home exhibit full of the latest in smart tech from firms like Rachio and Heatworks. And see next generation software for law enforcement like Mark43 and aerial mapping from Icarus Aerials.

The Smart City Startups Festival is a unique opportunity to see, try and ride the very best emerging technologies from 100 of todays leading startups that are re-imagining cities. You can meet their creators, too.

You can hear about the future of cities from award-winning sci-fi author and researcher, Ramez Naam, who Wired has described as “Scary Good”. And CNNMoney’s Aimee Rawlins will discuss the changing meaning of “location, location, location” in the face of massive changes in mobility technologies.

We’ll also ask for your opinion to help us select 3 startups to bring to South Florida to take on challenges in areas like mobility, economic development and climate change.
Smart City Startups is made possible with support from Knight Foundation, Direct Energy, The National League of Cities, Max Borges Agency, Cognicity and Urban.Us. With their support, we are able to invite the very best Urbantech startups to Miami.

Future Painting 3/14/15

Future Painting
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
posterViophilia
164, 20 Northwest 1st Court,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Future Painting, is the culmination of 4 years of research into video mapped paintings and will feature various approaches to integrating video and technology into mixed-media collage paintings. Through the use of video projections on top of physical paintings and translucent collages created directly on the face of video screens, Justin Wood transforms and twists the physical composition into a mesmerizing psychedelic experience. These works challenge the viewers perception of where the physical world ends and where the digital world begins and asks the question, Can painting and video exist at the same time? The show will also feature a site specific interactive wall painting that will respond to the depth and motion of the viewer through the use of a Kinect sensor, and allow the viewer to transform the video with their movement.

GCVCA’s 2nd Annual Expo Showcasing Entrepreneurs

We attended the 2nd annual Gold Coast Venture Capital Association (GCVCA) Expo on February 24, alongside 600+ fellow patrons. The rooms were packed wall to wall with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, investors, and other related parties all anticipating meeting the carefully curated exhibitors and listening to the two illuminating speaker panels.

GCVCA’s mission is to provide a forum to share information that is pertinent to and develop relationships among entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in Florida’s Gold Coast, roughly defined as Palm Beach to Miami. It is safe to say they overwhelmingly accomplished this mission with the Expo.

Bob Fitts, president of GCVCA, granted us access to the VIP Reception, which allowed us time to meet with him and all of the exhibiting entrepreneurs. Bob mentioned that one key to the success of this Expo was the significant consideration they gave to selecting each exhibiting entrepreneur. GCVCA wanted to ensure there were an adequate variety of pre-screened companies available for their investor members to converse with.

Bob Fitts

The GCVCA Expo afforded us the opportunity to meet very interesting companies that don’t frequent the Miami circuit.

One such company was a watchmaker named EnergyBionics that creates watches that have a mini solar panel on the face, stores energy, and then can be used to recharge your smartphone or other electronic device.

EnergyBionics

Another company was Prometheon whose slogan was “This is not for pricks”. Their patent-pending technology is a transdermal platform that allows for the delivery of large molecule drugs across the skin. Simply stated, they can deliver drugs like insulin through a patch thereby replacing tons of needles with a single patch.

Prometheon

There were many other stand-out companies, many from Miami, that were granted the opportunity to pitch to a captive audience of investors – all thanks to the GCVCA. You can see the full list of exhibitors here – http://www.gcvcaexpo.org/start-ups/

The other highlight of the evening was the panels. Great insights, strategies, and actionable suggestions were shared throughout the educational evening.

Speaking with various angel investors present we asked what they were specifically looking for in an investment. The top three were:

  1. An actual revenue model leading to a sustainable business
  2. A team with the capabilities to lead and grow a company
  3. A clear and thought out marketing and sales strategy

The 2015 GCVCA Expo was another resounding success. The buzz throughout the night was both electric and contagious, even more so than last year’s Expo. We are eagerly anticipating next year’s Expo!

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SMCSF Presents the Future of Automobiles 2/18/15

SMCSF Presents the Future of Automobiles
autoFeb 18, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Miami Ad School Wynwood
571 North West 28th St
Miami, Florida 33127

No more texting and driving, find out how the automotive industry is integrating the latest technologies to enhance your driving experience!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite:

Join us on February 18th as we take an in-depth look at how social media and technology is changing the automotive industry.

Our panel discussion includes General Motors, Audi of North America, DHL’s Formula racing program, and automotive historian and journalist, Myles Kornblatt.

This meetup is free thanks to our hosting venue, the incredible Miami Ad School

This is a free public event, everyone is welcome to join. The purpose of SMCSF is to promote media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices.

We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators for open sharing of knowledge and opinions.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smcsf-presents-the-future-of-automobiles-tickets-15710827508

Learn more and join the ongoing conversation on SMCSF’s Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/smcsf/ or by following #SMCSF.

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future 2/20/15

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future
Friday, 02/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young-Patrons-PechaKucha-Miami-City-of-the-Future-Miami-Science-MuseumFrost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
RSVP Link
Cost: Suggested donation $10

Travel into the future with five local and international guest speakers for The City of the Future PechaKucha presented by the Frost Science Young Patrons as part of the Frost Science’s multi-day Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy beverages while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening will conclude by the “rake” kiln fire while the pottery is cured for guests to take home. Music by Dani Nicole and complimentary libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea. Also featured will be the Miami Cityscapes artworks, where ten local artists shared their vision for the city of the future, and a special light installation in the Planetarium. This event is part of the global PechaKucha Night worldwide.

Black Tech Week 2/23/15 – 2/28/15

Black Tech Week
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Miami Dade College – North Campus
11380 Northwest 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167
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Black Tech Week is a week long series of events celebrating innovators of color during the last week of Black History Month. The Black Tech Week steering committe has invited top technologist, startup founders, venture capitalist, world leaders, grassroots activists and thought leaders to present at our 2 day summit, VC/Mentor mixer, Hour of Tech at Miami Dade County Schools, and a community hackathon as well as two pitch competetion.

MIA Music Summit 3/26/15

MIA Music Summit
March 26, 8:00am – 6:00pm
miamusicsummitColony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
mms.co

MIA Music Summit will gather some of today’s leading digital music experts, startups and investors from around the globe in order to discuss the latest trends that are at the intersection of music and technology.

The MIA Music Summit is designed to inform and entertain all those passionate about music and its future. If you love music and are curious about its digital future, you can’t miss this event.

Speakers:
Bora Celik, Jukely
David Jimison, F#
Dean Chandler, Wahwah Networks
Gabriel “GABE Mac” Mcintyre, College Of Arts In Utrecht
Jonathan Barnes, 8tracks
Katerina Markov, Atom Factory
Liv Buli, Next Big Sound
Mary Redondo, Havas Sports & Entertainment
Robby Towns, Nestamusic / Edmtcc / Music Business Association
Chris Boos, Arago / Senzari
Dean Bolte, Omnifone
Derrick Ashong, Amp.It
Gary Brotman, Qualcomm Allplay
Justin Golshiir, Justgo.Com
Lilia Luciano, Coinspire
Martin Varsavsky, Fon
Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie
Steve Martocci, Splice

Brainfood @ The LAB w/ Jim McKelvey 2/26/15

Brainfood @ The LAB w/ Jim McKelvey
Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Eventbrite

Solving the Tech Talent Shortage
Join us as Mr. McKelvey discusses innovative solutions to the tech talent shortage.

Schedule
6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking

Jim McKelvey (Guest Speaker)
Jim McKelvey is a successful entrepreneur, artist, author and inventor. Co-founder of the groundbreaking mobile payments company Square, Mr. McKelvey helped set the stage for a major e-commerce disruption. His latest project, LaunchCode, is aiming to solve the tech talent shortage and create pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placements. In addition to his business ventures, Jim is a best-selling author and glassblowing artist.

Marco Giberti (Moderator)
Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry. After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers, Mr. Giberti decided to give free rein to his entrepreneurial spirit and became:

• Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer, a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events.

After a very successful growth, regional expansion and partnerships, including a long term relationship with E.J.Krause, Reed Elsevier bought a controlling position in the business in the year 2005, and Mr. Giberti became its president and regional partner for the events and trade show division in Latin America.Over the course of his business career, Mr. Giberti has been awarded a number of distinctions in his field, including, among others, Entrepreneur of the year Award and was named one of the top 100 most influential people on the global convention and exhibition business by the Trade Show Week magazine. Mr. Giberti is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization.

Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.

CodeAcross 2015 2/21/15

CodeAcross 2015
Saturday, February 21, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Miami Ad School
571 NW 28 Street
Miami, FL
http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Miami/events/219794137/

Would you like to see Miami evolve? Join us for CodeAcross 2015.

CodeAcross is a weekend of civic hacking events hosted by the nodes of the Code for America network around the world. CodeAcross is timed to coincide with both the last weekend of the Code for America Fellows residency and International Open Data Day. The theme for CodeAcross 2015 is Principles for 21st Century Government.

This will not be your typical HackAThon! Join us to hack, write and collaborate on four projects:
Miami Answers: Create, organize and help answer some of the Miami community’s most commonly asked questions about their government and local neighborhood.
Open 211: Creating an open-source platform that will serve as a directory for all of Miami-Dade County’s health, human and social services.
Open 311: Use Miami-Dade’s new 311 API to create new visualizations or apps about civic services.
Civic Tech Issues Finder: Solve unresolved civic tech Github issues for Miami and cities around the world.

Who should get involved? Urbanists, writers, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers, and anyone with the passion to make their city better.

Breakfast + Lunch will be provided.

The LAB Turns Two 2/20/15

The LAB Turns Two
labturns2flierf28129Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Idea Garden @ The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Register

You are invited to celebrate The LAB Turning two!

On February 20th at 6pm the aptly named Idea Garden will be the place for cake & drinks.

The Idea Garden is one of Wynwood’s few green spaces crowdfunded by RokkerLabs & wonderful people in the community.

In order to show our deep appreciation for all the people that made The LAB Miami a platform for innovation, education, and meaningful connections throughout these two years, we willl provide you with groovy tunes & yummy treats.

Hope to see you there!

Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future 2/19/15 – 2/22/15

Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future
Thursday, February 19 – Sunday, February 22, 2015
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
Info

Come out to the Museum with your family for Innovation & Engineering Weekend, two days of clean tech, green solutions, and lots of hands-on activities themed towards building the city of the future. Help artists and designers build furniture out of recycled materials and participate in other Maker’s activities. Explore the world of tomorrow with new research on immersive 3D environments. See the future of fashion with a special fashion show in the Planetarium, which includes wearable technologies and recycled materials. Meet engineers from around the community and compete in building challenges. Program your own robot, learn about urban gardening and hydroponics, plant your own seedling to take home to your community, participate in tech workshops, explore transportation options of the future from better bicycles (and bike paths) to electric cars, and much more.

Thursday, February 19 (Science Up Close)
Friday, February 20 (City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20)
Saturday, February 21 & Sunday, February 22 (Innovation & Engineering Weekend)

Weekend event partners include Best Buy; BYO-Lab; Critical Craft Forum; DesignLab Miami; Moonlighter Miami; Earth Friendly Products; EcoTech Visions; Everglades Foundation; FIU School of Architecture; FIU’s Society of Women Engineers; Gehl Studio; Health in the Hood; FIA Formula E Championship Miami ePrix; Miami Industrial Arts; REM Learning Center; Dr. Robert B. Ingram Elementary School Environmental Club; Starbot; 3D StuffMaker USA; The Green Group; The Underline; Urban Impact; WB Engineering; UM’s American Society of Civil Engineers and more.

Guests will also be able to exclusively view the Spark-Renault SRT_01E racecar on behalf of the FIA Formula E Championship Miami ePrix, the fifth stop on the world’s first fully electric racing series’ 2014-15 calendar.

Children 12 years old and younger are free with paid adult admission.

Food will be available for purchase by Cheeseburger Baby and Box of Chacos food trucks.

SMCSF Presents the Future of Automobiles 2/18/15

SMCSF Presents the Future of Automobiles
Wednesday, February 18, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Miami Ad School
571 NW 28th Street
Miami, FL 33127

No more texting and driving — find out how the automotive industry is using technology to enhance your driving experience.

Join us on February 18th as we take an in-depth look at how social media is changing the automotive industry.

Our panel discussion includes General Motors, Audi of North America, DHL’s Formula racing program, and automotive historian and journalist, Myles Kornblatt.

This meetup is free thanks to our hosting venue, the incredible Miami Ad School

This is a free public event, everyone is welcome to join. The purpose of SMCSF is to promote media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices.

We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators for open sharing of knowledge and opinions.

Learn more and join the ongoing conversation on SMCSF’s Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/smcsf/ or by following #SMCSF

Filmgate Interactive, Learn. Do. Share. – An Open Space For Collaboration, Design Fiction & Social Innovation 2/7/15

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Filmgate Interactive, Learn. Do. Share. – An Open Space For Collaboration, Design Fiction & Social Innovation
Sunday, 02/07/2015 – 02/08/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
lds-image-3The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: (305) 531-1001

Filmgate Interactive presents “Learn Do Share,” a roving event that mobilizes social innovation initiatives from around the world. Produced in collaboration with Reboot Stories, this workshop will welcome high-school teens, ages 14 to 19, to prototype, design and storyboard their wish for the future. Each event will take place over a three-day period that’s structured as a think tank, and is geared towards bringing together a tangible and realistic framework for resolution. Topics will range from DIY Urbanism and Youth Unemployment, to The Future of Education and The Sharing Economy. The Learn. Do. Share. at Filmgate will be led by Weiler and Megalis Martinez, Impact Designer of Reboot Stories and Board Member on LA Makerspace.

Pioneers at MDC: Jim McKelvey 1/14/15

Pioneers at MDC: Jim McKelvey
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
mckelveyThe Idea Center
315 NE 2nd Ave
Building 8, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33132

PIONEERS @ MDC is a monthly series at The Idea Center that will bring game-changers from all industries to share the trials and triumphs of building their ideas. Our next pioneer is Jim McKelvey: Co-Founder & Founder, Company: Square & LaunchCode

Engage in conversation with Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square, a $6 billion company that revolutionized the mobile payment industry.

Jim is also the founder of, LaunchCode, a non-profit organization that creates pathways to economic opportunity and upward mobility through apprenticeships and job placement in technology. Have you ever been turned down based on a lack of experience or degree? Thanks to LaunchCode, you can land your dream job without worrying about experience.

Jacqueries Part 1: Second Performance 2/8/15

Jacqueries Part 1: Second Performance
Sunday, 02/08/2015 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-0113The Carlton Hotel South Beach
1433 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

Jacqueries I is a political heist story told through movement — an inside-out experience of conspiracy, security theatre, and solidarity, inspired by parkour’s co-opting of urban space. The audience follows individual performers from scene to scene through undisclosed South Beach urban locations, linked by a custom iPhone app playing synchronized sound and showing 3D video overlays. With a score by multiple Dora award-winning composer John Gzowski and “eye-popping” augmented-reality video, Jacqueries “is almost like being in your own video game, except it’s real.” (Michael Crabb, Toronto Star)

We are committed to being accessible to audience members with disability. Please contact us with your specific concerns so that we can see how we can give you a great experience. Audience members will be loaned quality iPod touches and headphones in order to participate in the performance.

CREATORS
Directed and Choreographed by Jacob Niedzwiecki, Music Composed by John Gzowski, Performed by Luke Garwood, Catherine Larocque, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Anisa Tejpar and Mateo Galindo Torres

Jacqueries Part 1: First Performance 2/8/15

Jacqueries Part 1: First Performance
Sunday, 02/08/2015 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-0112Carlton Hotel South Beach
1433 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

Jacqueries I is a political heist story told through movement — an inside-out experience of conspiracy, security theatre, and solidarity, inspired by parkour’s co-opting of urban space. The audience follows individual performers from scene to scene through undisclosed South Beach urban locations, linked by a custom iPhone app playing synchronized sound and showing 3D video overlays. With a score by multiple Dora award-winning composer John Gzowski and “eye-popping” augmented-reality video, Jacqueries “is almost like being in your own video game, except it’s real.” (Michael Crabb, Toronto Star)

We are committed to being accessible to audience members with disability. Please contact us with your specific concerns so that we can see how we can give you a great experience. Audience members will be loaned quality iPod touches and headphones in order to participate in the performance.

CREATORS
Directed and Choreographed by Jacob Niedzwiecki, Music Composed by John Gzowski, Performed by Luke Garwood, Catherine Larocque, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Anisa Tejpar and Mateo Galindo Torres

Jacqueries Part 1: First Performance 2/7/15

Jacqueries Part 1: First Performance
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-0110Carlton Hotel South Beach
1433 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

Jacqueries I is a political heist story told through movement — an inside-out experience of conspiracy, security theatre, and solidarity, inspired by parkour’s co-opting of urban space. The audience follows individual performers from scene to scene through undisclosed South Beach urban locations, linked by a custom iPhone app playing synchronized sound and showing 3D video overlays. With a score by multiple Dora award-winning composer John Gzowski and “eye-popping” augmented-reality video, Jacqueries “is almost like being in your own video game, except it’s real.” (Michael Crabb, Toronto Star)

We are committed to being accessible to audience members with disability. Please contact us with your specific concerns so that we can see how we can give you a great experience. Audience members will be loaned quality iPod touches and headphones in order to participate in the performance.

CREATORS
Directed and Choreographed by Jacob Niedzwiecki, Music Composed by John Gzowski, Performed by Luke Garwood, Catherine Larocque, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Anisa Tejpar and Mateo Galindo Torres

Linear vs. Non-Linear Storytelling: When World Becomes Fiction with Patric Jean 2/7/15

Linear vs. Non-Linear Storytelling: When World Becomes Fiction with Patric Jean
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-019Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

It Is now possible to tell stories using non-linear storytelling.

The wall between a fiction and the real world doesn’t exist anymore. The world becomes a total platform. Are we characters? Are we discovering an old situation with new eyes? What are the consequences of this new situation? Who are the puppet masters of our lives ? Should we feel responsible as authors and as citizens? Is it just an evolution?

Or just a new world?

ABOUT THE HOST

Patric Jean was born in Belgium in 1968. He studied theatre, litterature and cinema at Brussels University (ULB), Royal Brussels Conservatoire and at INSAS (cinema school). He directed severals documentary films for theater and television. He also worked on non-linear experiences like “Lazarus Mirages”.

He’s a pro-feminist and anti-prostitution activist. He published a first book about prostitution abolition in 2014. His next book (2015) is about men’s engagement for equality. He’s preparing a feature film about prisons (2015).

Digital VFX Lab with Wally Rodriguez 2/7/15

Digital VFX Lab with Wally Rodriguez
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-018Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

This post-production workshop will consist of a showing of “before and after” visual effects sequences and breakdowns demonstrating the creation of various types visual effects. Attendees will be shown examples of many forms of visual effects commonly used by leaders in the industry, including:

common cleanup and scene enhancements,
set extensions,
virtual environments,
beautification
scene re-lighting.
The ways in which modern color correction tools are used as a visual effect to improve most scenes will also be presented. The workshop will close with a short discussion about digital cameras and their role in production and visual effect, as well as a question and answer session.

ABOUT THE HOST

Wally Rodriguez a master of Flame, the premiere digital manipulation device in the visual effects industry. He was the second client worldwide to take delivery of the innovative system and continues to be instrumental in it’s development.

With over twenty years of experience, Wally’s hard work and perseverance has been recognized along the way. He has been the recipient of an Emmy award and various Telly, Addy and PROMAX awards.

Interactive Tech Playground 2/7/15

Interactive Tech Playground
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-017Loews Hotel South Beach
1601 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

The TECH PLAYGROUND is over 7000 square feet of exhibitor space, including an EXHIBITOR CENTER STAGE for seminars & product presentations and an interactive set with live actors. The TECH PLAYGROUND is the perfect opportunity to inform and educate your audience. The curated exhibitor floor is limited to only 20 companies.

We currently have our staff seeking out new technology companies that add to our mantra as a creative festival and inviting them to FilmGate Interactive. In the upcoming weeks we will featuring them throughout our website & social media platforms. Stay tuned in.

Interactive Tech Playground 2/6/15

Interactive Tech Playground
Friday, 02/06/2015 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-015Loews Hotel South Beach
1601 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

The TECH PLAYGROUND is over 7000 square feet of exhibitor space, including an EXHIBITOR CENTER STAGE for seminars & product presentations and an interactive set with live actors. The TECH PLAYGROUND is the perfect opportunity to inform and educate your audience. The curated exhibitor floor is limited to only 20 companies.

We currently have our staff seeking out new technology companies that add to our mantra as a creative festival and inviting them to FilmGate Interactive. In the upcoming weeks we will featuring them throughout our website & social media platforms. Stay tuned in.

Creating Immersive Media Projects: A Hands-On Workshop 2/6/15

Creating Immersive Media Projects: A Hands-On Workshop
Friday, 02/06/2015 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-014Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost:

There are a ton of amazing immersive media projects being created these days, but rarely do people discuss the process for how these types of projects actually get made.

The form is still so new that it can feel like a bit of a mystery. This workshop will answer questions like:

What are the key steps in conceiving and creating immersive media projects?
What are the phases and what activities happen in each of them?
What tools do you use in each phase?
What are the types of team members you need and how do you find them?
The workshop will commence with a hands-on paper prototyping exercise where we put what we’ve discussed to use.

This workshop is limited to 20 attendees. Creators should come with a project that they are working on (as well as a laptop/tablet if they wish).

ABOUT THE HOST

A digital veteran of 20 years, Mike Knowlton has always pushed the boundaries of storytelling and technology. He is a recognized leader in the global Transmedia community and is the Co-Founder of the non-profit, immersive storytelling community StoryCode. His work at StoryCode has created a vibrant cross-discipline community of innovative creators. StoryCode programs immersive media case study presentations, Transmedia education workshops, and Story Hackathons. He led in the production of the first-ever Story Hackathon, an event that was covered by Forbes, The Washington Post, and PBS. Mike’s background spans design, programming, advertising, sales/fund-raising, production, and filmmaking.

Futurestates 2/4/15

Futurestates
Wednesday, 02/04/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-013O Cinema
90 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost:

What will America look like in 10, 15, even 20 years? Futurestates, the revolutionary series produced by ITVS, has been proposing answers to these questions since 2010. For its fifth and final season, Futurestates is presented as an immersive online video experience featuring short films that imagine robots with feelings, what education looks like in a wired world, and the future of prisons and our penal system. The central question at the heart of Futurestates is how technologies we may take for granted have a profound effect on our capacity to feel, create, live… and be human.

MelanchoLalaland Transmedia Opera and A Proper Marriage 2/3/15

MelanchoLalaland Transmedia Opera and A Proper Marriage
Tuesday, 02/03/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-012Miami Light Project Inc.
404 Northwest 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost:

MELANCHOLALALAND

It’s the 21st century, and time to re-invent opera, but in a way that’s more fun, less pretentious, and a little messed up.

MelanchoLalaland™—with music by composer and Florida Atlantic University professor Joey Bargsten and libretto by writer Thea Zimmer—accomplishes this by fusing traditional elements of opera, theater, and dance with new and experimental visual media forms, all set to an electronic music score. MelanchoLalaland™ tells the dark tragi-comic story of three artist/engineers who design mind-altering experiences, enhanced by self-pleasuring technologies and a variety of brain chemicals. They deal with disgruntled employees, corporate takeovers, dissatisfied girlfriends, and cheesy space-aliens.

A PROPER MARRIAGE

Concept / Choreography: Pioneer Winter

A Proper Marriage is a speculative piece that comments on the perceived co-dependence of music and movement, especially live music with dance–underlying properties of a dancer’s dependence on composition, and the musician’s own foresight to create action from sound. Sheet music is attached to the backs of dancers, and the musicians follow the dancer in order to read the music and maintain the melody. Irony rests in the notion that if the dancer moves too quickly and the musician cannot keep up, the music will falter and the dancer’s own rhythm will stop.

Pioneer Winter is a Miami-native choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker of Pioneer Winter / Collective. He is co-director of RIFT Blackbox and the curator of transmedia performances for FilmGate Interactive Media Conference. Winter also directs Project LEAP (Living Equality through Arts and Performance), a free dance and creative communication program for LGBTQ teens that focuses on teaching how to use the arts for activism and social change. He was recently awarded the 2014-2015 Miami Choreographer’s Fellowship, and is on faculty of the FIU Honors College. His project Grass Stains was also recently awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant.

Best of I’m Not Gonna Move to LA 2/2/15

Best of I’m Not Gonna Move to LA
Monday, 02/02/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-011O Cinema
90 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost:

I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. (or NOLA, as we like to call it) is a monthly event hosted by Indie Film Club Miami that gives local musicians, comedians, and filmmakers a platform to show their work. Each month the audience votes for their favorite film by hurling stuffed animals at the director, and the winner is named. At FilmGate Interactive, all of the winning films of the year will screen in one final round, and the winner of I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. 2014 will once again be determined by the audience votes.

Don’t miss the best of the best of South Florida talent at this fun-filled event! And remember, #stayMIA

FilmGate Kickoff Party 1/31/15

FilmGate Kickoff Party
Saturday, 01/31/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-01Miami Light Project Inc.
404 Northwest 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost:

FilmGate Interactive is an annual film festival that takes place across multiple venues in Miami. We invite you to join us for the kickoff party where there will be dancing, live music, film and more!

The B.I.G. Summit Technology Conference 1/20/15

The B.I.G. Summit – Technology Conference
Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00am – 6:00pm
bigsummitNew World Center
500 17th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets: $299 Standard
Use code ROIM99 to save $200 off Standard Tickets.
$499 VIP (includes preferred seating, VIP lunch with speakers & special guests, and special gifts)
$99 Student (with ID)
All tickets include, breakfast, lunch, and access to the After Party. Access to all sessions and post summit presentation materials also included.
Register Online

Each year the B.I.G. (Business, Innovation and Growth) Summit welcomes audiences of visionaries, business titans, entrepreneurs, media, business, and community leaders to a day of game-changing BIG ideas and disruptive technologies for propelling business forward.

This year’s Summit will feature keynote speaker Randi Zuckerberg (Facebook early executive), as well as Peter Rubin (Wired Magazine Senior Editor), Elizabeth Baron (Ford), and other noteworthy technology experts outlined in our Speakers section.

The outstanding lineup of global business leaders will discuss some of the most challenging and important issues of business, education, and entertainment in today’s ever-changing environment. Attendees will gain insight into how best to utilize the rapidly advancing world of technology to gain a competitive edge.

The B.I.G Summit is about fostering the culture of innovation, cutting-edge technology, intellectual support, and helping attendees identify and access resources that will fuel each stage of their business and the engine for economic vitality.

Brainfood Speaker Series presents Martin Varsavsky 1/15/15

Brainfood Speaker Series presents Martin Varsavsky
Thursday, January 15, 2015m 6:30PM, 8:30PM
Martin Varsavsky - 14The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Get Your Tickets

Join us as Mr. Varsavsky leads a discussion about entrepreneurship worldwide.
NOTE: The date has been changed from January 14th to January 15th, 2015

6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking

More about the Speakers
Martin Varsavsky (Guest Speaker)
Founder & CEO of Fon, Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur who lives between Madrid, NYC and Miami, and has founded seven companies over the course of his career. In 1984, while still in college, Varsavsky started his first business, Urban Capital Corporation, one of the early leaders of the loft movement in downtown Manhattan. His current venture, Fon, is the largest WiFi network in the world. Its investors include Atomico, British Telecom, Coral Group, Skype, Google, and Index Ventures. Since 2012 he has taught entrepreneurship at Columbia University and New York University.

Marco Giberti (Moderator)
Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry. Over the course of his business career, Mr. Giberti has been awarded a number of distinctions in his field, including, among others, Entrepreneur of the year Award and was named one of the top 100 most influential people on the global convention and exhibition business by the Trade Show Week magazine.

Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.

January Meet-up: The Future of Journalism 1/20/15

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January Meet-up: The Future of Journalism
journalismTuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:00pm
The Stage Miami
170 NE 38th St
Miami Design District
Miami, Florida 33137
This event is free thanks to our sponsor, Verizon Wireless.
RSVP on Facebook
The first 50 guests to arrive will receive a free drink ticket.

The rise of instant information and digital first has left journalism in a state of change. Has self-preservation led to innovation? At our January meet-up, Social Media Club South Florida teams up with PRSA Miami to present an expert panel to discuss the future of journalism. How technology and instantaneous information are reshaping news – not only how it’s discovered and consumed, but also how it’s reported and distributed.

Our esteemed panel will address key issues such as:
• Mobile and media
• Speed vs accuracy
• The new journalist? Part investigator / writer, part sales person
• How integral is SEO
• Independent bloggers and freelancers vs traditional reporters
• The role of citizen journalism
• The profitability forecast

The purpose of SMCSF is to promote media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators for open sharing of knowledge and opinions. Learn more and join the ongoing conversation on SMCSF’s Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/smcsf/ or by following #SMCSF.

PSRSA Miami is an organization of public relations professionals representing many sectors and industries. It offers a variety of professional development programs and great networking opportunities. More info at http://www.prsamiami.org/

Sime MIA 2014 12/1/14-12/3/14

Sime MIA 2014
December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 8:00am – 6:00pm
simemiaNew World Center
500 17th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Purchase Tickets Online

Sime MIA brings together global thought-leaders from technology, media and the arts to Miami during December 1st, 2nd and 3rd to network and exchange their vision for the future.

Based on Europe ́s first and most vibrant digital business event, Sime – www.sime.nu, est. 1995 in Stockholm, Sweden – in partnership with local tech event producer MIA Collective, we are proud to present Sime MIA, a unique two-day “invitation-only” event that brings together in Miami a fantastic mix of entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, artists, government leaders, technologists and media executives. Past speakers to our events included leaders from globally recognized media and technology companies, such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Viacom, as well as, a wide array of executives from disruptive start-ups in the fast-growing social media, enterprise software, Internet video, gaming, digital music and online advertising sectors, among others. Sime MIA 2014 will take place on Dec. 1st and 2nd, preceding the world-famous Art Basel week, so that guests can be further inspired by the electricity and creativity that overtakes Miami during this special

EcoTech Launch 11/20/14

EcoTech Launch
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-10-30-at-11.03.46-AM667 Northwest 90th Street
667 Northwest 90th Street,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost:

On November 20th 2014, EcoTech Visions opens its doors to the public. The new business incubator and accelerator is designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating, planning, and launching innovative and “green” manufacturing businesses in South Florida.

In collaboration with Give Miami Day, EcoTech Visions is hosting its first benefit for green advocates, the public, city officials, and philanthropist alike. This event features live music by Inner City Youth and Preforming Arts (ICYPA), high school violinists, light fare, auctions, and showcases EcoTech Visions’ facilities.

EcoTech’s mission is to address systemic poverty and climate change through manufacturing and environmentally-conscious ideas.

Garage Manufacturing, How You Can Make Awesome Products 10/2/14

Garage Manufacturing, How You Can Make Awesome Products
Thursday, 10/02/2014 – 10/02/2014 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
eventVenture Hive
1010 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $35

Register today for the next MITEF of South Florida event, “Garage Manufacturing: How You Can Make Awesome Products!” Join our panel of experts in an interactive discussion about the newest tools and techniques empowering entrepreneurs to launch products at breakneck speed. Participants will also have the opportunity to see product demonstrations and parts being made on additive and subtractive machines.

If you have a product idea or are simply curious about the latest technology driving the new product economy, you won’t want to miss this event!

Free Legal Panel: Top 10 IP Issues for Startups – Trademark, Copyright & Patents 8/12/14

Free Legal Panel: Top 10 IP Issues for Startups – Trademark, Copyright & Patents
Tuesday, 08/12/2014 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Venture-Law-ProjectThe LAB Miami
400 NW 26th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

What protections can a Trademark, Copyright or Patent offer a starting business? What are the differences and benefits of each?

Hear from prominent Intellectual Property attorneys – Jaime Rich Vining and Mark Stein – about how to tell a Copyright from a Patent or a Trademark and how each of these can help protect your startup business! They will also cover trade secrets and employment agreements.

Also learn how to stay out others’ space and avoid potential infringement claims!

SMW Miami MeetUp at Haven Lounge Miami Beach 7/10/14

image004SMW Miami MeetUp
Thursday, 7/10/14, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Haven South Beach
1237 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
RSVP is required to gpineres@creativasgroup.com
#SMWMiami #LifeLessOrdinary

Eventcrowd and CREATIVAS Group Public Relations invite you to have a taste of the upcoming event that will rock the City of Miami in September.

Meet and network with Miami’s hyper-connected, social influencers, while enjoying cocktails compliments of Finlandia Vodka.

Social Media Day Miami 2014 #SMDayMIA 6/29/14

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Social Media Day Miami 2014 – #SMDayMIA
smdaymia2014Sunday, June 29, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Register Online to secure your seat.
Website

For Social Media Day 2014, many of Miami’s top social media influencers will come together to produce a one day conference. If you were present last year you have an idea of what an amazing day it was!

This will be the 5th anniversary since Mashable started the event to recognize social media in all its forms. In Miami we have been building a strong social media community and it’s represented when it comes together for this one-day conference / networking opportunity.

Be Social With Us:
+ Hashtag: #smdaymia
+ Facebook
+ Twitter
+ Instagram
+ Google
+ Meetup

Third Annual Tiger Tech Bash at Marlins Park 11/7/14

Third Annual Tiger Tech Bash
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7-11pm
tigerdirectMarlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
www.tigertechbash.com

If you think 10,000 techies is a whole lot of geek power, how about 20,000? This year, TigerDirect has signed with the iconic Marlins Park in Miami to host an even bigger evening of innovation, emerging technology and interactive entertainment for its third annual TigerDirect Tech Bash this fall. Along with the expected bonanza of technology exhibits, demonstrations and large-scale activities, TigerDirect promises several new features, including on-site purchasing and even bigger names in tech.

³We are thrilled to double the size of last year’s Tech Bash and to expose our customers to the latest technology products and innovations,² says Steven Leeds, Director of Corporate Marketing at TigerDirect. ³We are equally excited about our partnerships with local companies and organizations as this is our effort to further propel South Florida into the international tech spotlight.”

With so many groundbreaking changes occurring regularly in the tech world, it is only fitting that the internationally covered Tech Bash would need to expand its offerings to keep up with the current state of affairs. At the 2013 Tech Bash, over 10,000 attendees immersed themselves in a stadium takeover event where 115 exhibitors- including Intel, HP, Lenovo, Dell and others- wowed crowds with activations, product launches and presentations of the latest tablets, laptops, big screens, cloud storage tech and other emerging technologies.

Attendees of this year¹s TigerDirect Tech Bash can expect live media coverage, interactive brand activations and exclusive deals. Additionally, TigerDirect will be letting the kids in on the fun- entry age to open up to 13+. Most notable of the current plethora of updates is allowing consumers to make on-site purchases, allowing attendees a chance to not only test new products, but to also take home exclusive products before the rest of the world has a chance.

Bike.Hack.Make.Drank Launching Republic Bikes at The Lab Miami 6/14/14

Bike.Hack.Make.Drank Launching Republic Bikes at The Lab Miami
Saturday, June 14, 9am-9pm
Republic-Bike-Hack-2014LAB Miami
400 Northwest 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
RSVP for the HACK portion of the launch.

9am-5pm: HACK: A Bike Sharing System Hackathon
3-6pm: MAKE: A Bike Accessory Make-a-thon
6-9pm: DRANK: A Celebration & Bike Fleet Reveal

Bike on over, hack out a bike share program, make bike accessories with a 3D printer and then finish it all off with a drink! Sound like an obscure itinerary for a Saturday? Not to the folks at The LAB Miami and Republic Bike. Wynwood tech hub, The LAB Miami, will host BIKE / HACK / MAKE / DRANK, a three-part launch event for its new, shared Republic Bike fleet. The custom bikes, branded for program sponsors TigerDirect and MIAMade, will be made available as an added amenity to the entrepreneurial members of The LAB Miami.

As Miami’s most talked about breeding place for innovation and progressive startups, The LAB Miami is centrally-located in Miami’s budding Wynwood neighborhood, an up-and-coming area that still lacks a sense of pedestrian permeability. The area’s hot spots are still significantly spread out; therefore, Miami-based tech retail giant TigerDirect and local maker organization MIAMade came together to provide a sustainable transportation solution for the members of The LAB, the burgeoning creative campus that continues to propel Miami into the international tech spotlight. Republic Bike lent their expertise in developing innovative bike sharing solutions to put together a unique program for The Lab.

To launch The Labs bike program, Republic Bike decided to host the event BIKE / HACK / MAKE / DRANK, at The LAB Miami in an effort to raise awareness for the new program and to spread the word about the importance, convenience and joy of transportation alternatives.

Guests and participants are invited to bike on over at 12pm in time for the festivities to begin! The first part of the event will consist of a Hackathon where teams of two will compete to create a modified mechanism for the functionality of The LAB’s bike sharing system. The team with the most logical, innovative and easy-to-use modification will win a prize provided by TigerDirect and Republic Bike.

The MAKE part of the event will consist of a two-hour Make-a-thon with a bicycle twist, led by MIAMade. This special maker event will bring Miami’s maker community together to create and showcase a plethora of eclectic bicycle accessories with electronics, robotics, 3D printers and other popular maker apparatuses.

To wrap up the three-part launch, the DRANK portion will coincide with Second Saturday’s Art Walk. Stolen Spiced Rum cocktails and Duvel beer will be served to the public, as the official Republic Bike fleet of The LAB Miami will be revealed. All locals are invited to stop by and test out the new LAB bikes!

GeekTank 2 6/19/14

GeekTank 2
Thursday, 06/19/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Home-page-logoCitrix Operational Headquarters
851 West Cypress Creek Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Webpage Link
Cost: General Admission: $15; Tech Startups/Students: Free

Startup? Interested in Winning $50k to Fund Your Dream? The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida & Miami Innovation Fund (MIF) have teamed up to offer a lucky winner or winners the opportunity to compete for a $50,000 term sheet from MIF in front of the GeekTank panel for one night only. Register to attend “GeekTank 2” on Thursday, June 19th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Citrix Operational Headquarters.

From Mic To Mix 5/29/14

From Mic To Mix
Thursday, 05/29/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from-mic-to-mixNoisematch Recording Studios
169 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing®
in partnership with Harman Professional present

FROM MIC TO MIX
with Eric Schilling & Carlos Alvarez

Join the P&E Wing and GRAMMY® / Latin GRAMMY® winning engineers Eric Schilling and Carlos Alvarez for a unique in-studio recording demonstration at one of Miami’s most beautiful studios. Enjoy live performances by the versatile and highly-respected Cuban artist Aymee Nuviola, and hear the latest recording products and technologies from AKG, JBL and Lexicon.

THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014 / 7PM – 10PM

Noisematch Studios / 169 NW 23rd Street / Miami, FL 33127

Space is LIMITED – RSVP no later than Wednesday MAY 28, 2014

One (1) guest permitted per member (with RSVP)

COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES TO BE SERVED. THIS INVITATION IS NON-TRANSFERABLE / 21 AND OVER – PHOTO IDENTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED

Thanks to our sponsors: Harman, AKG, JBL, Lexicon Pro, GC Pro, and Noisematch Recording Studios.

4IT Opens New Office ! 5/28/14

4IT Opens New Office !
Sunday, 05/28/2014 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
at Lakeside Plaza Corporate Park
6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 5001,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

4IT announced it has opened a new office in Ft. Lauderdale to better serve its growing customer base in South Florida. 4IT, South Florida’s leading information technology firm, has a new home at Lakeside Plaza Corporate Park. Guests will enjoy complimentary beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres. Attendees also will receive a free Hurricane Preparedness Checklist and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Assessment.
The new office is a spacious 2,500 square feet, and features modern amenities, comfortable surroundings, and excellent parking. The building exterior boasts floor to ceiling glass windows and overlooks a beautiful lake and fountain. The new offices are conveniently located one block west of I-95 on Cypress Creek, and a few minutes from the Florida Turnpike.

Brewing Innovation: Technology and the Brewery Industry 5/27/14

Brewing Innovation: Technology and the Brewery Industry
Tuesday, 05/27/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
unnamedThe Stage
170 Northeast 38th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost:

The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida proudly offers a uniquely educational and social event about another business sector where technology innovation drives better operations and efficiencies. Enjoy an interactive discussion with speakers, Randy Millian of Diageo Plc, a premium beverage distiller and brewer of the Guinness brand, KC Stenz of Funky Buddha Brewery, and Peter Schnebly of Miami Brewing Company; two South Florida craft brewers.

Building an Online Store for Beginners 6/18/14

Building an Online Store for Beginners
Wednesday, 06/18/2014 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
invite-ecommercebeginnersOffice Building
1330 SW 22nd Street, #303,
Miami, Florida 33145
RSVP Link
Cost: $35

Get started with the basics and take your products online. Discover the essential components and structure necessary to successfully operate and maintain an online store.

The “Building an Online Store for Beginners” Workshop will include an overview of ecommerce platforms, branding, showcasing products, driving traffic, payments, taxes, shipping, and fulfillment, to help you form a foundation specific to your needs and startup.

Refreshments and bites will be served.

SMCSF Speed Marketing Roundtables 5/14/14

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SMCSF — Speed Marketing Roundtables
smcsfWednesday, May 14, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
R House
2727 Northwest 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33127
Register on Facebook

Join us for a unique learning experience at the exceptional R HOUSE in the heart of Wynwood. Arrive early and receive 2 for 1 drinks when you Instagram a photo of an R HOUSE food/beverage purchase!

This “roll-up your sleeves” experience combines the executive roundtable with speed networking for a dynamic and fast-paced conversation. One of our recognized peers will lead each roundtable discussion about their topic of expertise. There will be ten roundtables, including:

PR/News: Christine De La Huerta
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Michael Schott
Social Media Strategy: Gaby Guzman & Liza Walton
Content Marketing: Marc Enriquez
Paid Media: Nate Mendenhall
Email: Sandi Abbott
Branding/Creative: Michelle Dow & Christy Vidal
Event Marketing: JennyLee Molina & Mabel De Beunza
Personal Branding: Nancy Richmond
Blogging: Blanca Stella Mejia

We will rotate roundtables every 20 minutes, giving you the opportunity to participate in 4 topics of your choice throughout the meetup. Come prepared with your questions and share your own experiences for others to learn from.

This meetup is open to everyone and free to attend thanks to our sponsors. See you there!

Next: From Nano to Macro, Innovation at Every Scale 4/5/14-4/6/14

Next: From Nano to Macro, Innovation at Every Scale
Saturday, 04/05/2014 – 04/06/2014 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
NEXTevent-logoPatricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33319
Webpage Link
Cost: Free with paid museum admission

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and the Ryder Charitable Foundation are excited and proud to host this new two-day festival. At Next, science and techie fans of all ages can learn about how technology is rapidly adapting to accommodate society’s growing demand for “the Next big thing.” During the weekend, climb into one of Ryder’s Big “Green” Trucks, get your creativity flowing with out weekend long Maker’s activities series, and discover that innovation is everywhere – from the obvious to the discreet.

Show and Tell Happy Hour with the Avegant Glyph 1/24/14

Show and Tell Happy Hour with the Avegant Glyph
Friday, 01/24/2014 – 01/24/2014 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
coloroptionswhitebackground010714600The Corner
1035 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

Join Avegant for a hands-on opportunity with the Glyph, a new head-mounted display that will revolutionize the world of wearables. We’ll have a few demos laid out for the community to try out and drinks will be provided. Find us at The Corner on January 24th from 6pm – 8pm. Meet Edward Tang, Avegant’s CEO and try out the future of wearable displays!

Sony Holiday Party and Toy Drive with Boys & Girls Clubs of America 12/14/13

Sony Holiday Party and Toy Drive with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Saturday, 12/14/2013 – 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Sony Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33180
More Info Link
Cost:

Miami magazine, Sony and Boys & Girls Clubs of America invite you to celebrate the holidays at the Sony Store in Aventura Mall. Get into the gift giving spirit and join us for our toy drive! Modern Luxury will give every guest who donates a toy a Sony gift card (while supplies last) to put towards their purchase that day. Come check out the Sony 4K Ultra HD TV and enjoy refreshments, music and raffle giveaways for Sony gift cards. Winners will be chosen every half hour. Spread some holiday cheer with Miami magazine! To RSVP please email rsvpmiami@modernluxury.com

WebCongress Miami 11/7/13-11/8/13

WebCongress Miami
Sunday, 11/07/2013 – 11/08/2013 07:30 am – 07:00 pm
James L. Knight Center,
400 SE 2nd. Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Platinum Pass- $490; Gold Pass- $180; Unconference- $20; Combo Pack- $240; Workshops- $60; W Birthday Party- $45

WebCongress, a digital technology and marketing conference organized each year for startups, entrepreneurs and businesses, is returning to Miami for the 2nd annual Digital Marketing Event from November 7 to 8 at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33131. This year, the conference will bring together more than 1,000 attendees, 30 speakers and 80 tech startups to explore and shape the latest digital-communications trends and developments, including social media, mobile, display and search marketing.

Five years of SMCSF: thank you 11/12/13

Five years of SMCSF: thank you
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
smcsfLAB Miami
400 NW 26th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link

When we launched SMCSF in the fall of 2008, we had the objective of creating a space for like-minded people to connect; somehow, the club grew into much more than that.

Five years is just a start. Whether you’ve been a member for years or just heard about us today, you’re at the beginning of a great journey.

Join us on November 12th at The LAB Miami for our celebratory meetup.

And thanks for being a part of our club!

This is a free event for participants.

Sponsorships are available at a flat rate of $150. Please contact alex@alexdc.org for sponsorship details.

TOPIC: “Stop Faking It!”

SPONSORS:
VizRED
www.vizred.com

Lift Social Media & Communication www.liftsocialmedia.com

SIME MIA 2013 during Art Basel 12/3/13-12/4/13

SIME MIA 2013 during Art Basel
simemiaDecember 3, 2013, 9am- 8pm
New World Symphony
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

December 4, 9am- 6pm
LAB Miami & LightBox
3301 NE 1st Ave, #115
Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $799
Purchase Online
Discount Tickets of $599 (limited to two tickets per purchase) available until October 31. Use code: MIAVIP

SIME MIA will rock Art Basel! And we need you and every other amazing entrepreneur, technologist and creative thinker in Miami to join us. Our goal is to become Miami’s coolest and most amazing digital conference, bridging technology with the art world during Art Basel.

SIME MIA will bring together the ideas and innovations of hundreds of leading global entrepreneurs from Europe, the United States and Latin America. We will be discussing matters that are at the forefront of the industry on a global scale. Topics like design thinking, big data, venture capital and artificial intelligence. We will also examine current trends that affect people’s work and life including context aware services like Google Glass, the digital transformation of our cities and the rise of Miami as an emerging innovation hub.

Confirmed attendees so far include executives from leading companies such as Google, 500 Startups, Pearson, Viacom, Telefonica, Nokia, GigaOm, Globant, DMGT International, Univision, NBC, Facebook, Scopely, NXTP Labs, and hundreds more. Speaker Spotlight: Martin Varsavsky

Tigerdirect.Com and Intel present Second Annual Tech Summit and Holiday Bash 11/7/13

Tigerdirect.Com and Intel present Second Annual Tech Summit and Holiday Bash
Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 8pm – 12 midnight
Marlins Park
501 NW 16th Avenue
Miami, FL 33125
Register Online

The largest technology summit Miami has ever seen is just 3 short weeks away! TigerDirect.com will host their second annual Miami Tech Summit and Holiday Bash on Thursday, November 7th at the iconic Miami Marlins Park.

Taking the city by storm once again, TigerDirect.com and Intel are proud to host a free, unforgettable evening of food, booze, emerging technology and interactive entertainment. This stadium-sized event will showcase the latest and greatest in technology and put the spotlight on Miami’s booming tech scene.

The first 5,000 consumers and first 1,000 business customers will receive a complimentary “swag bag” from TigerDirect. All attendees will be eligible to participate in various additional giveaways throughout the night. This event will be open to the public and details on how to secure a spot can be found at http://www.miamitechbash.com.

Participating exhibitors include Intel, Western Digital, Alienware, HP, Kingston, Microsoft, Seagate, Patriot, SMS Audio, ASUS, Discount Laptop Shop, Centon, CoolerMaster, Sony (VAIO), eBay, Tripplite, Epson, Thermaltake, TCL (TTE), Swann, Planar, PayPal, Night Owl, LG, Belkin/Linksys, AT&T Wireless, United Stationaries, NZXT / iBuyPower, Kensington, Autodesk, Squaretrade, Verbatim, XFX, Viewsonic, TrendMicro, Sandisk, MSI, EVGA, OCZ, Drobo and Actiontech.

TigerDirect 2nd Annual Tech Summit & Holiday Bash 11/7/13

TigerDirect 2nd Annual Tech Summit & Holiday Bash
Sunday, 11/07/2013 – 08:00 pm – 11:59 pm
TD_Tech_Bash_2013_logo_RGB_ornamentMiami Marlins Park
501 NW 16th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33125
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

TigerDirect.com is proud to host a memorable evening of innovation, emerging technology and interactive entertainment at the Miami Marlin Park just in time for the holidays, on November 7, 2013 from 8pm – midnight.

Only the “industry” gets to see all the cool stuff up close and personal at CES each year, but at the Tiger Tech Summit you get to be hands on and experience some of the latest and great technology advances in portable computing devices, gaming rigs, consumer electronics, home theater, networking, “the connected home” and other product categories!

We expect over 100 exhibiting vendors, including names like Intel, WD, Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, Microsoft, nVidia, AMD and more throughout the venue.
On the playing field large scale exhibits will showcase some of the latest in tech plus food and beverage throughout the venue.

Featuring celebrity guest appearances, digital caricatures artists, super fun photobooths, and much more!

Register for the hundreds of prizes to be given away throughout the evening and get your chance to spin the “Wheel of Technology” for incredible prizes like tablets, Ultrabooks, cameras and more on the larger-than-life Jumbotrons.

Tech Swizzle’s October Happy Hour Mix Business with Pleasure 10/4/13

Tech Swizzle’s October Happy Hour
Friday, 10/04/2013 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
horizontal-logThe LAB Miami
400 NW 26 St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $5.00

Last month’s Tech Swizzle was a hit and we want to see the same turn out this month. So save the date for happy hour this Friday, October 4th from 6-9pm at the LAB Miami.

Tech Swizzle is about to become your favorite monthly happy hour networking event!

As our local entrepreneurial community grows, so should the opportunities to meet people who will make a difference for your business. Tech Swizzle is more than networking, it’s an opportunity to mix business and pleasure!

This month we will be featuring music from Sweet Willie Roll Bar and Jen$ spinning some beats that will make you shake a foot! They are celebrating the launch of their Kickstarter campaign called (in)vision by Artistin.us.

Moty’s Mediterranean food truck will be at Tech Swizzle serving up happy hour deliciousness!

Catch up with friends and colleagues, make new connections and collide in a laid back atmosphere over some cold beer and live music entertainment for just $5.

This event held the first Friday of each month will be hosted at The LAB Miami, an entrepreneurial co-working campus backed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For the price of just one beer at other happy hours, Tech Swizzle offers unlimited beer and live music for investors, programmers, developers, designers, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and service providers to freely mingle without an agenda.

Sktchy Launch Party 9/26/13

Sktchy Launch Party
Thursday, 09/26/2013 – 09/27/2013 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sktchy-Launch-FlyerThe LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: 0.00

Live art. Great music. Free drinks. That’s the Sktchy Launch Party.

Since launching the Sktchy iPhone app, artists around the world have created and shared more than 1,400 original portraits, each inspired by a face in the Sktchy photo gallery. Celebrate this global outburst of creativity at the LAB Miami on Thursday, Sept. 26.

A group of awesome Miami artists will be doing live portrait sketching, and we’ll have art supplies on site so you can join in, too! Estrella Damm will loosen you up with free beers all night. KLANGBOX.FM will get your feet moving. Ms. Cheezious will be parked out front serving up your grilled cheese fix.

The event is FREE FREE FREE. All you have to do is RSVP.

Love Of Technology Opening Reception 9/26/13

Love Of Technology Opening Reception
Thursday, September 26, 7-9 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 Northeast 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161

Members and North Miami residents: Free Non-members: $10
RSVP Online

Knight Exhibition Series
On View September 27 – November 3, 2013

These international artists look at the ideologies that bind human users and technological objects. Each draws upon the traditions of minimalism and conceptual art and brings them to the present. Combing seminal work from the 1970s with newly commissioned and site-specific work, the gallery itself becomes a platform for innovation.

Featuring Luis Fernando Benedit, Ian Cheng, Jason Galbut, Lena Henke, Morag Keil, Oliver Laric, Ben Schumacher and John Keenen, Josh Smith, Jack Strange, Anicka Yi, Andrea Zittel, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff

Love of Technology is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and curated by Alex Gartenfeld, MOCA Curator.

Tech Swizzle Happy Hour 9/6/13

Tech Swizzle Happy Hour
Friday, Sept. 6, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LAB Miami
400 Northwest 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Purchase Tickets Online

Join us for our inaugural Tech Swizzle happy hour event, Friday, Sept. 6 at The LAB Miami, featuring the acid-surf tunes of Gold Dust Lounge brought to you by Akerman Senterfitt, Florida’s largest law firm.

As our local entrepreneurial community grows, so should the opportunities to meet people who will make a difference for your business. Tech Swizzle is more than networking, it is an opportunity to mix business and pleasure!

Tech Swizzle is about to become your favorite monthly happy hour networking event!

Catch up with friends and colleagues, make new connections and collide in a laid back atmosphere over some cold beer and live music entertainment for just $5.

This event held the first Friday of each month will be hosted at The LAB Miami, an entrepreneurial co-working campus backed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For the price of just one beer at other happy hours, Tech Swizzle offers unlimited beer and live music for investors, programmers, developers, designers, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and service providers to freely mingle without an agenda!

Akerman’s legal team will be on the ground to mix it up as part of their corporate commitment to support Miami’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and celebrate their new office space at The LAB.
Guests will also get some cool schwag, like Akerman iPhone covers and stress cubes.

About Akerman:
We are lawyers. Connectors. Champions of the entrepreneur.
A leading transactions and trial law firm, Akerman helps clients more confidently address their business challenges and opportunities across the U.S. and Latin America.
Learn more at akerman.com of follow them on Twitter at @akerman_Law.
Space is limited so get your tickets now!

Tech Swizzle is a monthly event brought to you by Bookigee, pFunk Media, The LAB Miami, Refresh Miami and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Refresh Miami: The Maker Revolution 7/25/13

Refresh Miami: The Maker Revolution
refreshJuly 25th @ 6:30pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 SE 2 Avenue
Miami, FL, 33132

RSVP Online

If you haven’t heard yet, 3D printing is changing the way people do business in almost every vertical.

Everything from art, clothes, shoes, toys, industrial manufacturing and even medical devices has been revolutionized by 3D printing.

3D printing is changing the way we solve problems and do business. So if you’ve ever wanted to dive in and learn more about the future of this fast paced technology, then this is the event for you.

Refresh Miami: Growth Hacking 6/27/13

Refresh Miami: Growth Hacking
June 27 @ 7:30PM
Venue TBD

Remember to RSVP
Feel free to donate or get a VIP ticket if mood strikes you.
VIP & Donation Tickets get priority seating.

growth hacker (noun) – one whose passion and focus is pushing a metric through use of a testable and scalable methodology.

“Growth hacker” is a new word for most but a long held practice among the best internet marketers and product managers in Silicon Valley. With mass media fading away and the onslaught of mass customization & niching on the web, marketing as we known it for the past 100 years has died. People are awash with mounds of data and marketing fatigue is at an all-time high. Users are drowning and won’t pay attention to the next best widget, regardless of how good it is. Distribution is now the number one problem that faces every product and every startup.

Aaron Ginn: I am a growth hacker. I apply my study of people and metaphysics to marketing, product development, and entrepreneurship. I live and breathe distribution. My approach is product driven, data inspired, and cross-disciplinary (pulling in my experience with philosophy and behavioral economics). I’ve helped grow the Romney Campaign to the millions and StumbleUpon’s users by tens of millions.

Also we’ll be having a limited seating hands on workshop with Aaron Ginn, Friday June 28th from 9am – 12pm.
Refresh Card Members, you will receive a 25% discount coupon code shortly.

Free Food, Free Beer, Free Wine, and Free Networking.. What more could you ask for?

Hack For Change: Miami 6/1/13

Hack For Change: Miami
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM – Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 7:00
The LAB Miami
400 Northwest 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Register Online

Hack For Change: Miami is helping build a community of civic innovation in South Florida. A wide variety of individuals and organizations have come together to foster of a culture of open government, civic engagement, sustainability and technology for good.

Hack For Change: Miami will have three different themes:

The Art of Government Data // #artofgovdata
We want participants to explore the use government data as the raw material for artistic expression. What do "we" and "our society" look like when visualized by artists working together with programmers? What do we sound like if composers use government data sets as the fuel for composition?

Sustainability // #code2sustain
How can we leverage environmental data to hack solutions for a more sustainable future? #code2sustain will unlock green data sets for innovators to develop game-changing applications. 

Code For America Write-a-thon
No coding experience? No problem. Get started with civic hacking with a write-a-thon for MiamiWiki.org with Miami’s new Code For America Brigade and Hacks/Hackers Miami. Your local knowledge, stories and photos will help create and edit a community-driven Wiki about our city that engages visitors and residents.

Please Only Register One Profile

National Day of Civic Hacking is a national event that will take place June 1-2, 2013, in cities across the nation. The event will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country. National Day of Civic Hacking will provide citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society.

The event will leverage the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit of those outside federal, state and local government to drive meaningful, technology-based solutions for federal, state and local government. It demonstrates what’s possible when we all work together to strengthen our society and our lives. YOU can make a difference no matter where you live.

You should participate in National Day of Civic Hacking because the toughest challenges are not one community’s alone to solve. This is a unique opportunity to get involved, connect with others like yourself, and develop technology that will make the world a better place.
o   Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration.
o   Exercise a government’s interest in using open data and technology, in partnership with others, to address your local community’s felt needs.
o   Liberate open data that can inform better problem solving in every community.
o   Continue to collectively map a national innovation ecosystem and create new access points to that system.
o   Engage citizens in cities with little technology infrastructure to contribute to changing their community through open source, open data, entrepreneurship and code development.
o   Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education by encouraging students to utilize open technology for solutions to real challenges.
o   Encourage large scale partnership and mutual understanding.

Hack For Change: Miami is made possible by a collaborative team of civic innovators.
Richard Bookman – UM Miller School of Medicine
Daniel Lafuente – The LAB Miami
Sawsan Khuri – UM Center for Computational Sciences
Wifredo Fernandez – The LAB Miami
Ernie Hsiung – LYD Labs, Code For America Brigade
Monica Ochaney – code2sustain
Rebekah Monson – Hacks/Hackers, Code For America Brigade
Andrej Kostresevic – New Frontier Nomads
Steven Luis – FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences
Assia Alexandrova  – Miami Dade County
Burton Rosenberg – UM Department of Computer Science
Colby Leider – UM Frost School of Music
Chris Sopher – Knight Foundation
Brett Hudson – Knight Foundation
Jaap Donath – Beacon Council
Elaine Chen – Miami Herald/WLRN
Allan Tito – Apperfy
Lyndi Bowman – Beacon Council
Matt Haggman – Knight Foundation
UM Office of Civic and Community Engagement

Photographs From the Opening of the Microsoft Store by Mr Q 305

Microsoft opened its second full line retail store in Florida. The store is located in the first phase of the brand new expansion of the Dadeland Mall.

 

More than five hundred people gathered for the chance to win giveaways which ranged from free tickets to a Lupe Fiasco and Gym Class heroes concert to a “Surface” tablet.

 

The first person in line had been camping in the mall since 10:30 P.M. the night before the opening. He was awarded several prices including a “Surface”. Other lucky winners participated via Twitter and had their names called out from the crowd.

 

John Case, corporate vice president, Office Division presented more than $1 million in grants to different organizations.

 

True to form, in what now has become the norm in computer store openings, the employees started screaming from inside the store, exciting the crowd. As soon as the ribbon was cut, the curtain which had been covering the front of the store came down. The pandemonium reached an electrifying pitch.

 

Overall, Microsoft now has of 66 full-line and specialty retail stores.

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Social Technology: How the Convergence of Marketing and Technology Blazes Pathways to Business Growth 5/23/13

Social Technology: How the Convergence of Marketing and Technology Blazes Pathways to Business Growth
Thursday, 05/23/2013, 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) and LAB Miami will host a business technology education program featuring a panel discussion titled, “Social Technology: How the Convergence of Marketing and Technology Blazes Pathways to Business Growth”. The panel moderated by David Carr, Editor of InformationWeek will focus on how dynamic companies are harnessing new social and collaborative communication strategies and tools to drive business growth.

South Florida Technology Summit 5/22/13

South Florida Technology Summit
Sunday, 05/22/2013, 01:00 pm – 09:00 pm
SFL_TECH_SUMMIT_JPGMiami Airport Convention Center
171 Nw 23 Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP Link

TOP TECH BRANDS TO SHOWCASE NEW TECHNOLOGY AT FIRST ANNUAL
“SOUTH FLORIDA TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT”

Presented by TigerDirect.com and in collaboration with The LAB and Refresh Miami, the free, one-of-a-kind technology summit will feature the latest electronics, keynote speakers, workshops and panels, including RefreshMiami’s “Demo Night”

MIAMI, FL – On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, experience the latest in tech and electronics at the first annual “South Florida Technology Summit” presented by TigerDirect.com in collaboration with The LAB and Refresh Miami. As South Florida’s technology scene continues to evolve and advance, the South Florida Technology Summit, to be held at the Miami Airport Convention Center, is the best place to learn about today’s hottest gadgets and prepare for future advancement with workshops, tutorials, presentations, keynotes and exhibits. Divided into business and consumer portions, the Summit will be open to the public. Complimentary tickets are now available via www.sfltechsummit.eventbrite.com.

Tech enthusiasts, business owners and interested party-goers alike are encouraged to attend this inspiring and information-packed event, as we bring some of the world’s most recognized technology companies together under one roof. Intel, Microsoft, Sony, Dell, Samsung, LG, Toshiba and Canon are among those who will showcase their latest products, some of which have yet to reach the public. Attendees can also expect practitioners from world-class businesses, product executives, top representatives from leading vendors and influencers to be on hand, many of whom will take to the stage to discuss the latest trends and the future of tech.

In addition, the Summit will offer bites and cocktails alongside on-site entertainment including the ultimate personal entertainment experience: Dell’s Ovei Pod, an immersive, state-of-the-art digital media experience capsule that allows users to access, experience, interact with and enjoy any media source including movies and gaming.

Schedule:

1pm – 5pm: Business Hours
Businesses are the emphasis from 1pm to 5pm, complete with dedicated seminars every 30 minutes. This portion will focus on everything you need to know about the latest technology and ideas for your business to make it more productive, enhance the employee/consumer experience and take it to the next level.

5pm – 9pm: Consumer Hours
Consumers will enjoy complimentary food and beverages in addition to all the great gear from 5pm to 9pm, plus the opportunity to win prizes, including laptops and tablets, and speak with today’s most exciting thought leaders in the tech field.

7pm – close: RefreshMiami: Demo Night

RefreshMiami will host their popular “Demo Night”, where 10 local tech companies demo their products and ideas and are given 5 minutes each to do so. Learn about how the world of technology converges with our daily lives as these businesses try to sell their concept to a panel of expert judges. Tickets to this specific event may be attained via link.

The Lab Workshops:

The Lab will host four to six 15-minute workshops throughout the day. Topics will include but are not limited to:

• Product Photography
• Crowd-based Principles
• NFC Technology
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Collaborative Doodling
• Pitching to VCs
• Applying to Accelerators
• Hardware Hacking

The first annual South Florida Technology Summit will take place from 5pm to 9pm at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) located at 777 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available via www.sfltechsummit.eventbrite.com.

ABOUT TIGERDIRECT.COM
For over 20 years, TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com) has served the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via catalog, business to business, and Internet channels. TigerDirect is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc.

ABOUT THE LAB MIAMI
The LAB Miami is a 10,000sqft+ work-learn campus for social and tech innovation. Of the 100+ companies already taking space, the LAB Miami’s members range from freelancers, early-stage startups and nonprofits to companies with multiple funding rounds, international VCs, and traditional SMBs. www.thelabmiami.com

ABOUT REFRESHMIAMI
Refresh Miami, a non-profit organization, is the largest grassroots entrepreneurial and technology community in South Florida. Meeting monthly, Refresh regularly attracts hundreds of people who are coming together to improve the startup and technology scene in greater Miami. Over 5,000 members strong, Refresh is a driving force behind the Miami tech scene. www.refreshmiami.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:

THE WORKSHOP
Lorelle Kahn | Lorelle@workshopcollective.com | 305.458.0940
Megan Pope | Megan@workshopcollective.com | 323.397.5667

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RefreshMiami: Demo Night May 2013 5/22/13

RefreshMiami: Demo Night May 2013
refreshWednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:30pm
Miami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33126

RSVP here

Lets get that entrepreneurial blood boiling!
Last month we showed almost 400 of you how to start you business with Lean Startup & Lean Analytics.

This month, come and see a bunch of -=Local=- entrepreneurs ready to pitch their hearts out to you! Join us, see what comes out of hard work, dedication, and sweat equity can do.

The Gist…
5 Companies
5 Minutes of Pitching
5 Minutes of Judge Feedback
Epic Prizes..

5 companies go into the thunder dome, one comes out…
We’re partnering with the South Florida Technology Summit to make this one of our biggest shindigs EVER!

Free Food, Free Beer, Free Wine, and Free Networking..
What more could you ask for?

Do you have a startup or product you’ve built?
Don’t worry, you can still submit your business to pitch here.

Florida Supercon 2013 7/4/13-7/7/13

Florida Supercon 2013
fscThursday, July 4: 11:00am – 3:00am
Friday, July 5: 10:00am – 3:00am
Saturday, July 6: 10:00am – 3:00am
Sunday, July 7: 10:00am – 3:00am.
The MACC
711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL 33126.
www.floridasupercon.com
Tickets start at $25 in advance and $30 at the door

South Florida’s Largest Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention
Over 350 Guests including George Takei, Adam Baldwin, The stars of The Walking Dead, The stars of Comic Book Men, 20th Anniversary Power Rangers Reunion, and some of the biggest names from the world of Comic Books, Anime, Animation and Science Fiction descend on Miami 4th of July weekend

Florida Supercon returns for four full days of fun. The eight year old event is South Florida’s largest geek event, and will be attended by upwards of 20,000 fans and features over 350 comic book, film, television, stage, music, and anime guests. There will be over 1,000 events, including celebrity Q&A’s, industry panels, writing workshops, video game tournaments, bands, dance parties, cosplay contests, cosplay photo shoots, Florida Super Championship Wrestling, and much more! This year’s music festival will feature over 50 national and local bands. Florida Supercon is the largest cosplay event in South Florida, with thousands of cosplayers in attendance, offering dozens of events and competitions.

Just some of the over 350 guests already announced include:
George Takei – Star Trek (Mr. Sulu), Heroes (Kaito Nakamura)
Adam Baldwin – Firefly (Jayne Cobb), Chuck (John Casey)
Chandler Riggs – The Walking Dead (Carl Grimes)
Laurie Holden – Star of Walking Dead (Andrea), The X-Files (Marita Covarrubias)
Jason David Frank – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Tommy, The Green Ranger)
Al Plastino – Legendary Artist of Superman and Batman, Co-Creator of Supergirl
Dave Gibbons – Legendary Artist and Co-Creator of The Watchmen, Give Me Liberty
The Comic Book Men – Stars from AMC’s Comic Book Men
Andrew Hussie – Creator of Homestuck, MS Paint Adventures
Jeremy Shada – Star of Adventure Time (Finn), Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Robin)
Hynden Walch – Star of Adventure Time (Princess Bubblegum), Teen Titans (Starfire)
Veronica Taylor – Star of Pokemon (Ash Ketchum), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (April O’Neil)
MC Frontalot and Green Jelly – Musical Headliners

Top Writers and Artists from the Comic Book industry, such as Olivier Coipel (Artist of The X-Men, The Avengers), Nick Cardy (Legendary Comic Book Artist of Teen Titans, Aquaman), Ron Garney (Artist of Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Force), Tony Harris (Artist of Starman, Ex Machina), Tony Bedard (Writer of Green Lantern, Blue Beetle), Allen Bellman (1940’s Captain America Artist), Georges Jeanty (Artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Braden Lamb (Artist of Adventure Time), Clay Mann (Artist of X-Men, Gambit), Rick Remender (Writer of Uncanny Avengers, Captain America), George Perez (Classic Artist of Superman, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, The Avengers), Shelli Paroline (Artist of Adventure Time), Brad Walker (Artist of Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Green Lantern) and many more!

More stars of film and television, including Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse, Being Human, Last Resort), Traci Lords (Blade, First Wave), Theodus Crane (The Walking Dead), Travis Love (The Walking Dead), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers, Silver Spoons), Jim Kelly (Enter the Dragon), Priscilla Barnes (Three’s Company), Jett Lucas (Star Wars) and Jennifer Spence (Continuum, Stargate, The 4400).

More stars of Animation and Anime, including Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Brittany Karbowski (Soul Eater, Full Metal Alchemist), Gregg Berger (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars Clone Wars), Garry Chalk (Transformers, G.I. Joe), Dan Gilvezan (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Transformers), Larry Kenney (Thundercats), Morgan Lofting (G.I. Joe, Transformers), Brina Palencia (One Piece, Spice and Wolf), Hal Rayle (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, G.I. Joe), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Venture Brothers), Eric Stuart (Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!) and Stephanie Young (Claymore, One Piece).

A very special 20th anniversary reunion of stars from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers w/ Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver), Walter Jones (Zack Taylor), David Yost (Billy Cranston), Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd), Barbara Goodson (Rita Repulsa) and Richard Horvitz (Alpha 5).

Wrestling Legends such as Sgt. Slaughter, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Raven, Kevin Sullivan and Greg Valentine.

Some of the highlight events include Q&A’s with each of our guests, the FSC Costume Competition (with over $3,750 in cash and prizes), Florida Super Championship Wresting, the FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition ($1,000 Grand Prize), FSC Masquerade Ball – An Evening at the End of Time and Space (Dr. Who themed), Video Game Industry Workshops, VIP parties, Writer workshops and much, much more!

Refresh Miami Lean Startup 4/25/13

Refresh Miami: Lean Startup
refreshApril 25 @ 7:30PM
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL, 33133
Register Online

Have you ever wanted to start your own business?
Do you have a business but need to figure out a way to increase engagement and maximize retention?
Is your first thought "I can’t do this because I’m not a developer." or "I don’t have the money to have this developed."

Well then join us for this months Refresh and see how much you can get done with nothing but sweat equity (hard work).
Itinerary
• Introduction to Lean Startup
• Idea validation (no coding necessary) – Featuring Patrick Vlaskovits author of "The Lean Entrepreneur" (via Skype)
• The Minimal Viable Product – Raul Pla of SimpleWifi.com
• Metrics, What’s important What’s not – Ben Yoskovitz author of Lean Analytics (via Skype)

Best of all.. It’s free.. Food, Beer, Wine, Networking.. All FREE..

Feel free to donate or get a VIP ticket if mood strikes you.

VIP & Donation Tickets get priority seating in the main room.
VIP Tickets include a copy of Lean Analytics and front row seating.

Tigerdirect.Com And Intel® Present The First Annual Holiday Bash With Celebrity Guest Anna Kendrick 11/20/12

Tigerdirect.Com And Intel® Present The First Annual Holiday Bash With Celebrity Guest Anna Kendrick
Tuesday, November 20th from 8pm  11pm
The Moore Building in the Design District
4040 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33137
RSVP: To get your free ticket visit http://Techshowcase12.eventbrite.com. Enter the special promo code -Ultrabook- to get upgraded with free valet parking.

Just in time for the holidays, TigerDirect.com, a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) and retailer specializing in consumer electronics, technology products and computer services, and Intel®, a world leader in computing innovation, are proud to host a memorable evening of innovation, emerging technology and interactive entertainment at the historic Moore Building in the Design District on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 8pm  11pm. Bound to change the way we use and interact with our personal digital devices, TigerDirect.com and Intel® have created a full-fledged party celebrating the touch, play and imaginative nature of the new generation of products featuring Microsoft¹s groundbreaking Windows 8 operating system. 
 
The event will take place on three floors, each one boasting interactive games and features topped with complimentary food & cocktails and music by the Miami Dolphin¹s DJ Supersede. Below are examples of the sensational activities one can expect at the event:
 
·       A notable appearance by Oscar nominated actress Anna Kendrick of Up in the Air, Twilight and Pitch Perfect
·       Reggie Bush and Ryan Tannehill of The Dolphin¹s are scheduled to attend
·       Featuring live sets by DJ Supersede
·       Professional race car simulators
·       A Destructoid video game lounge
·       Animated and colorful projections throughout the building
·       There will be a dance competition where guests will be invited to rock out and the winner will go home with one of the new Windows 8 products
·       Ping-pong station by Chalk Ping Pong and Billiards Lounge will give guests the opportunity to put their tennis table skills to the test
·       Ms. LipShtick will be reading the palms of guests who want a glimpse into their future
·       State-of-the-art photo booth with props
·       1 in 3 guests will win prizes
·       Every attendee will walk away with gift bags full of merchandise
·       More special guests will be announced in the coming week
·       Featured products will include: Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Razer, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba featuring a selection of Ultrabook, Ultrabook Convertible, Intel® Atom Processor-based tablets, and more.

Ignite Miami #2 10/25/12

Ignite Miami #2
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
ignitemiamiThe Stage
170 NE 38th St
Miami, FL 33137
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Doors open half an hour before the show, event runs till 9:30pm.
Buy Tickets Online
30% Discount using code “SoulofMiami”.

It is a 21+ event – you can buy beer and drinks at the show.

Lineup:
Jeff Sass
Vanessa Scotto
Sam Van Leer
Daniel Lafuente
Perry “the Inventor” Kaye
Chad Oppenheim
Alex Wall
David Yakobovitch
Adriana Serna
Marc Enriquez and
Kone Abdoulaye

If you had 5 minutes on stage, what would you say?
What is Ignite?
Ignite is a night of presentations on a variety of topics, with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement, and Miami is hosting our second on Thursday, October 25th at 7pm at the cozy and funky club The Stage in the Design District.

We are a volunteer run geek event that puts on some pretty fresh events. Ticketing is paperless, just come to the theater with your ID. When the tickets are gone, they are really, really gone. So since you’re here, you should buy one.

What is it like?
16 artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers will deliver their 5-minute presentations. The talks are funny, interesting, nerdy, quick and from the heart.

What is the ticket for?
The ticket gets you in and makes sure we have a namebadge for you.  We are also sponsoring some drinks at the bar when the doors open at 6:30pm!  There are quite a few costs associated with putting on an event this large (with 300 people expected!).  We think $20 sounds nice and good.  Can’t afford it or rather barter for your goods?  Drop us a line and we can have you volunteer for your ticket!  contact@ignitemiami.com

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art Present Social Influencers TC Launch Party and Beats After Sunset 11/2/12


Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art Present Social Influencers TC Launch Party and Beats After Sunset
November 2, 2012, 6-8pm
Bass Museum Of Art
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art are excited to bring you a special night of art and social media!

The night starts at 6pm with a unique launch party for our guests. We will be joined by the art/tech group LAB Miami.
Entry is complimentary, but you must RSVP:
 RSVPs ARE NOW CLOSED

The Launch Party celebrates the opening of TC: Temporary Contemporary and will include:
* 6 – 6:45 guests will arrive, mingle and begin the Duvel beer tasting. At this time, the microphone will be set up with the speakers on the terrace.
* 6:30 Silvia will speak about the project, what is tc: temporary contemporary and why tc fits with the Bass Museum of Art mission.
* 6:40 Chelsea to speak about the selection process of artists and public installation process
* 6:45 tour begins in Collins Park with Susan Philipsz then moves to Michael Linares piece then Cristina Lei Rodriguez piece at Walgreens – where Cristina will be stationed to speak more about her work and her involved in this exhibition. The tour will then go to the gas station, then back to the Bass Museum of Art for the final two installations on the building
* Complimentary admission to Beats After Sunset (8-11pm) with special promotional card distributed at the launch event.
* Bring your walking (and dancing) shoes!
* Follow along with Hashtag: #tempcontemp

Beats After Sunset 8pm-11pm
That is followed at 8pm with the exciting monthly Beats After Sunset art party. All attendees to the Launch Party will get in free to Beats! (Normally $10)
Beats After Sunset includes complimentary drinks, energetic music, admission to the museum and lots of great socializing.

About TC: Temporary Contemporary
TC: Temporary Contemporary is a city-wide temporary, public art program initiated by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. This program seeks to activate the urban landscape with art, surprising and engaging residents, visitors and passers-by with outdoor works of art in unexpected places. Sculpture, murals, sound installations, video and other interactive works of art, will interrupt people’s daily routines and encourage thoughtful interactions with the city and its communities. Public art becomes a catalyst to appreciate the unique character of Miami Beach from the Art Deco façade of the Bass Museum to Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony, to the busy streets and boardwalk and the spaces in between.

Exhibitions on view:
*UNNATURAL

*bass museum of art | selections from the collection in conversation with works by janine antoni, michele oka doner, rimma gerlovina & valeriy gerlovin, ana mendieta, anne olofsson, manny prieres and peter voulkos

*Egyptian Gallery

*Guest DJ, mixologist and complimentary specialty cocktails (21+). After party in partnership with CHALK.

For more info: call 305.673.7530

Geek + Chic – Fashion & Luxury + Tech 9/26/12

Geek + Chic – Fashion & Luxury + Tech
September 26 2012 @7:30PM
NEW LOCATION: Storer Auditorium
5250 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL.

Afterparty is at Shula’s 347
Shula’s 347 Grill
6915 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL 33143
Please RSVP on Facebook here

Join us as we host a panel of several entrepreneurs who are blurring the lines between technology and fashion/luxury goods here in Miami. Learn how people are selling chic products online, innovating in ecommerce, and using technology to impact their industry.

Presentation of Sew Love by Sabrina Scandar http://sewlove.co/

Followed by a panel discussion featuring and moderated by Maria Arguello:
Google + – Bette Ann Schlosberg and Lisa Gluckstern
Gilt City – James Wark
Societe Perrier – Eunique Deann
Mantha Group – Carrie Mantha

Full bios can be found here

Schedule:
7:30-8:00 : pizza/networking/etc,
8:00 – 8:10: Demo SewLove
8:10- 9:00: Panel discussion
9:00 – ? : After party at Shula’s 347 in south Miami.

The event is being held in the CAS Art Gallery. 1210 Stanford Drive. Park in the Pavia garage (free after 6). There will be an after party for this event at a separate location. This is at UM Coral Gables Campus

Event being coordinated by Maria Arguello with support from the LaunchPad at UM

This event is sponsored by:
Preemo
TeckPert

Hack the Bass 9/14/12-9/16/12

hackeventbriteHack the Bass
September 14-16, 6:30pm – 7:00pm
LAB Miami/Bass Museum
Friday:
LAB Miami
2750 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
 
Sat & Sun:
Bass Museum
2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
http://hackthebass.eventbrite.com
 
A Hackathon for the Arts. The challenge is to build a mobile app that maps a series of public art works that are part of the Bass Museum’s Temporary Contemporary exhibit, set to launch November 2.
 
More info and registration at http://hackthebass.eventbrite.com

Refresh Miami Building Award Winning Apps at UM CAS Gallery 6/20/12

Refresh Miami – Building Award Winning Apps
June 20, 2012 7:30pm-9:30pm
CAS Art Gallery – UM Coral Gables Campus
1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL
Please RSVP on Facebook here

Parking at the Pavia garage is free after 6pm for visitors.

How do you build an app that people love and discuss endlessly? And better yet, to do it from scratch, in-house? Master the app creation process from start to finish with Justin Kent, award-winning iOS developer and tech lead at ad agency CP+B. Kent has launched 15 apps to iTunes, for clients like JELL-O, MetLife, and Best Buy.

Justin Kent from Crispin Porter + Bogusky will be presenting this month.
Pizza and sodas will be served.

Sponsored by DrupalEasy
What’s making the Drupal Content Management System one of the world’s fastest growing open source solutions for digital media enterprises? How can you get on the leading edge? DrupalEasy, the sponsor of our June meetup, is bringing some rare Drupal training to South Florida July 25 – 27, 2012 at the Residence Inn Ft. Lauderdale-Plantation.

Ignite Miami – Submission Deadline May 6, 2012 – Event 5/29/12


Ignite Miami
Tuesday, May 29th at 7 pm
The Stage
170 Northeast 38th Street
Miami, Florida 33137
Design District.
RSVP Online

If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say to Miami? What if you only had 20 slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds?
16 artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers will answer this challenge at the first Ignite Miami.

If you’re working on an interesting project, have an unusual skill, or just some interest that would be fun to share with everyone, please submit a proposal. We are trying to mix all sorts of topics, so tell us what you’re up to that’s interesting.

This is the first Ignite Miami, part of an international series to Ignite our Community

Enlighten us, but make it quick!
Submissions due May 6th
Click here to submit your proposal online.

Please forward this to others who we should have talk as well. Submissions are open to everyone; we’d like to spread far beyond our traditional technology base.

If you don’t have anything yourself, please share this link and attend Ignite Miami, it’s sure to be an electrifying evening!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 30, 2012

Call for Entries for first official Ignite Miami event
You have five minutes on stage. Share your passion with Miami.

Ignite Miami announces the call for entries for Miami’s first official Ignite event. Proposals can be submitted at IgniteMiami.com/submit-talk/. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Share your passion with the crowd. Ignite presentations can be about anything, but take into consideration the Ignite format: Each participant will have five minutes on stage to give a 20-slide presentation, which advance every 15 seconds automatically.

Ignite Miami is part of the global Ignite movement. Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local and
global – Ignite is all of these and more. It’s a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have and idea and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.

The event will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Stage in Miami, Fla. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP at IgniteMiami.com/attend/. The Stage is a 21 and up venue.
Please do not RSVP for Ignite Miami if you are under 21.

For more information, visit IgniteMiami.com. Follow @Ignite_Miami on Twitter for updates. Ignite Miami is organized by Alex de Carvalho, Janie Coffey and Lori Todd. Please direct all inquiries to contact@ignitemiami.com.

About Ignite
Ignite got its start in Seattle in December 2006 as a personal project of O’Reilly Media’s Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. They dreamed up an event where people could share their ideas over beer, and sent word out through their network. On December 7, two hundred Seattle geeks looking for “a fun night of geekery and networking” squeezed into a bar on Capitol Hill. They found beer, but so much more. First up, a friendly but intense competition to build the sturdiest popsicle-stick bridge. Then 25 intrepid locals took a turn on the stage for their five-minute Ignite talks. The consensus was that it was a blast. Word got out, and other communities wanted Ignite in their cities. Brady and Bre turned the event over to O’Reilly, and nearly 200 Ignites have been held, about half of them in the past year.

BarCamp Miami 2012 2/19/12

BarCamp Miami 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL

Join us for our 5th Anniversary!
BarCamp Miami will take place on February 19th, 2012!

What is BarCamp Miami?
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

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.

Who should be there?

  • Anyone working on a new startup that wants to get some great feedback.
  • Anyone looking for talent. Anyone talented looking for work.
  • Anyone looking to invest in brilliant new ideas.
  • Anyone looking to find partners for their brilliant new ideas.
  • Anyone who wants to practice a presentation s/he is working on.
  • Anyone who has a passion for blogging, wikis, design, coding and the web in general.
  • Everyone is welcome. Everyone is encouraged to present.
  • BarCamp is totally free and an excellent source of what is hot, new and upcoming.

Help support our startup community

Events like BarCamp are important to the community, because they bring everyone together for sharing, learning, and networking over their centers of interest. Best of all, BarCamp is free to attendees.

However, there are costs associated with running BarCamp. The venue represents a large part of the budget, and we must additionally cover insurance, equipment (tables, chairs, cords, amenities), promotional material, refreshments, and to the extent possible, t-shirts and catering.

Can you help out? Just buy a sponsor ticket!

Sponsorships are $250 maximum so that even startups can contribute on a monetary level to keeping this a free, grassroots community event. :)

In return, you get visibility in front of our tech community (which extends beyond South Florida). For example, here’s what you get for sponsoring:

  • Your logo on the super-special BarCamp Miami t-shirt (it’s a collector’s item!);
  • Your logo on printed materials which will be posted and handed out at local universities and other establishments and on BarCamp posters at the event;
  • Your logo on the event page and BarCamp Miami website;
  • Additionally, we are trying to secure an exhibit area for sponsors at the venue.
  • If you want to contribute an amount not $250, email me: alex at barcampmiami.org

Preparation

  • Register here on EventBrite to give coordinators an idea as to how many people are coming (and to get your nametag printed, instead of Sharpie’d!);
  • Follow the BarCampMiami Twitter for updates: @BarCampMiami
  • Bring a laptop or iPad – It’s great for showing off that program you mentioned in your session;
  • Come early, but not too early – Showing up at the announced starting time will be fine. Show up earlier, and you’ll get drafted for setup work (much appreciated!). Show up later, and you’ll miss some social activity and your T-shirt;
  • Be ready to participate – come with an idea for a session you can lead. You don’t have to be an expert at your topic; as long as it’s not too specific, there’ll probably be someone else present who can help you out. You can also contribute to the conversation during a session. This is a great way to participate, since it spreads knowledge from everyone, instead of just the leader.

The Little Haiti Cultural Center is a first-rate cultural facility that is committed to providing activities for the community that promotes imagination, creativity, and positive experiences throughout the year.

BarCamp Miami 2012 Update: Can you help? Become a Sponsor!

BarCamp Miami Update. Can you help?

BarCamp Miami
Miami will host its fifth BarCamp on February 19, 2012 — and we need your help!
Please RSVP at Eventbrite, where over 200 people have signed up!

BarCamp is an international network of innovators who have created a new forum of user-generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications and related open source technologies, social media, and open data formats.

Over 5 years, over 1,200 people and 75 sponsors have participated in BarCamp Miami.

Become a Sponsor!
We are looking for sponsors and donors. The sponsorship rate is a flat $250. Donors may contribute any amount of their choosing. Please use the Eventbrite form for sponsorship and donations. Your contribution will support a well-loved event which fosters the growth of technology in South Florida.

We will give a full accounting of BarCamp costs and revenues during BarCamp, to maintain transparency.

Please get in touch with me if you would like to help organize BarCamp Miami.
Want to know more about BarCamp? In a few words,

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

BarCamp is a free-wheeling discussion of new products, services and ideas. It lets people meet other people who understand the new technology and what it means for Miami’s future.

BarCamp spotlights new technology products and provides an opportunity to spread the word via blogs, podcasts, photoblogs and word of mouth.

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 foster collaborations matching technologists with designers, with engineers and with angel investors.

First Ever #SeaTweetup 11/18-21/11

#SeaTweetup

November 18-21, 2011
Aboard the Norwegian Sky
Sailing out of the Port Of Miami
BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST RATE

Be a part of the first ever Tweetup at Sea – the #SeaTweetup!

Brought to you by Soul Of Miami @soulofmiami, Norwegian Cruise Line @CruiseNorwegian, SocialBuzzTV @socialbuzztv, Kaufman Rossin & Co @aubrey_swanson, Social Esquire @socialesquire, Jeff Cohen @iamJeffCohen and CruiseDeals @richtucker!

The cruise sets sail from Miami on Friday, November 18, 2011 for a three-day weekend get-away to the Bahamas returning on Monday, November 21. Participants will get the opportunity to network with other social media buffs and take part in networking events, social media marketing panels and discussions. Twitter users will be able to post and share their experience with their followers and they will be able to access invitations to exclusive in-port events and blog throughout the weekend.

Keep your Tweets going! The first 30 people who book get a free 30 minute onboard WiFi card courtesy of  MTN Communications. Book your room now!

Look at everything we have in store for you!
#SeaTweetup Itinerary (all activities listed below are optional)
Friday, November 18, 2011
12:00-4:00pm – Guests board Norwegian Sky
1:00-2:00pm – Beer and Food Pairing by MillerCoors
2:00-4:00pm – Social Media Scavenger Hunt
5:00-6:00pm – Sail Away Tweetup & BBQ on pool deck
8:30pm – Group Dinner @ Crossings Main Dining Room
10:00-11:30pm – Karaoke @ Outrigger Lounge
11:30-12:15am – 70′s Groove Dance Party @ Dazzles Nightclub
12:15am – South Beach Rave Dance Party @ Dazzles Nightclub

Saturday, November 19, 2011
8:00-4:30pm – Free time + free BBQ @ Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island)
6:00-7:00pm – How Can We Improve Twitter Presentations @ Meeting Rooms
7:00 – 8:00pm – Cocktail Party Sponsored by MillerCoors & Norwegian @ Outrigger Lounge
8:30pm – Group Dinner @ Crossings Main Dining Room
9:00-11:00pm – Stardust Showtime: Comedy and Magic of Rich Purpura @ Stardust Lounge
11:00pm – White Hot Dance Party – poolside

Sunday, November 20, 2011
8:00-2:00pm – Free time @ Nassau
2:00-3:30pm – Show & Tell Tweetup @ Senor Frogs
4:00pm – All aboard Norwegian Sky
6:00-8:00pm – Cocktails @ Plantation Club
8:30-9:00pm – Group Dinner @ Palace Main Dining Room
9:45 – 10:45pm – Latin Fiesta @ Dazzles Nightclub
10:45-1:00am – Farewell Dance Party (Battle of the DJs)
1:00am – Late Night Party with DJ Watson @ Dazzles Nightclub

Look at all this you get for about $100 per day! Plus, all the food you can eat! How can you miss out? Book your room now!

Roundtable – How Can We Improve Twitter?
With all the press, the #SeaTweetup has the potential to be a true Twitter Summit, where users from around the US and possibly the world come together to discuss how much Twitter has changed their lives and how Twitter will impact our lives and businesses in the future. One planned session is for 15 of the attendees to discuss 1 idea each for how we as Twitter users can make Twitter better when we get home off of the Norwegian Sky. Have thoughts on what we can do to make Twitter better? The 15 speaker spots for this session are open to those who book first.

Check out all this publicity that the #SeaTweetup is receiving!
Miami Herald -Business: Sailing planned for social media fans
Elite Choice: Norwegian Cruise Line Offers The World’s First SeaTweetup
Sex and the beach blog: Silicone Bitch: Interview with Rohit Bhargava (Last paragraph.)
Cruise Mates: Norwegian Cruise Line Twitter Cruise
The Independent – UK: Cruise line to host at-sea “tweetup”
Travelblogger: Twitter-Kreuzfahrt auf die Bahamas
Herald Sun – Australia: Man the torpedoes, there’s a ship full of twits ahead!
Scribbal: Twitter Sets Sail, Norwegian Cruise Line Holds First #SeaTweetup
Fox Morning News Indianapolis: News report
Miami New Times: First Twitter-Themed Cruise to Set Sail from Miami in November
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 USA Today Norwegian Cruise Line to host Twitter-themed cruise
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Avatar Meets NASA Superman at Miami Science Museum 5/21/11

Saturday, May 21st at 10 a.m
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129.

NASA Astronaut Leland D. Melvin to lead presentation in Miami Science Museum’s NASA funded Youth EXPO Virtual World Island

Pro-football-player-turned-multi-mission-astronaut (an all-around Superman), Leland D. Melvin will meet and talk with museum-mentored high school students in a computer-generated, 3-D environment created by students on the Miami Science Museum’s Virtual World Island in Teen Second Life on Saturday, May 21st at 10 a.m. Using avatars that they have created, youth will interact with Mr. Melvin’s avatar, who will talk about his passion for science, lend insight into his career path, and answer students’ questions.

Young people interacting with such a powerful role model through this computer- simulated world is a revolutionary new way of making the presentation more engaging, deepening their science knowledge and making the students more comfortable asking questions of the speaker. The presentation will be broadcast in the virtual world and projected in the Museum’s Theater so that the public can observe the virtual event and also participate through an avatar.

The secondary purpose of the event is to showcase Youth EXPO, an educational resource based on NASA’s climate visualizations. Youth EXPO is available to other on-line visitors to the Museum’s island where they can investigate the causes and repercussions of climate change.

The “Youth EXPO” youth-development program, funded by NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums, serves as a model program to engage underrepresented minorities in science. The high school students serve as evaluators and testers of the climate change simulation.

“We feel so privileged that Mr. Melvin has selected our program to ‘visit’ and know it will be an interesting and inspiring event for all,” said Dr. Judy Brown, the Miami Science Museum’s Senior Vice President for Education. “This is a great opportunity to share with the public what wonderful work NASA is funding within our youth community.”

Leland D. Melvin joined NASA in 1989 as an aerospace engineer at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. He joined the astronaut corps in 1998 and has served as a mission specialist on two space shuttle missions. In 2003, Melvin co-managed the former Educator Astronaut Program, which recruited teachers to become fully trained astronauts in an effort to connect space exploration with students across the country.

Mr. Melvin was named the associate administrator for education at NASA Headquarters in October 2010. He is responsible for the development and implementation of NASA’s education programs. As a passionate advocate of science education, he has been developing strategies to improve NASA’s education offerings and to assist in establishing goals, processes and evaluation techniques to implement a sustainable and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. He is a two-time space shuttle astronaut and flew on missions STS-122 and STS-129 in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Prior to joining NASA, Mr. Melvin played in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys.

Refresh Miami February Meetup 2/24/11

Thursday, February 24 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm
University of Miami University Center
1306 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL
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Please join us on Thursday February 24 for RefreshMiami’s monthly meetup. We have two exciting speakers from the UM Launchpad: Sean Kramer from cupidratings.com and Sumontro Sinha from sinhaastronautics.com

Parking at meters on Stanford Drive and Pavia Garage.

Sean Kramer is a South Florida native and visionary entrepreneur launching Cupidratings in February, 2011. A current Executive MBA student at the University of Miami, Sean attended Florida International University and has spent his career in the service of others working at the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

Sumontro Sinha founded Sinha Astronautics in 2009. He is involved in every aspect of Sinha Astronautics including engineering, supplier relationships, talent recruitment, marketing and scouting prospective customers. Mr. Sinha began his aerospace engineering career at the age of eight. He grew up designing and flying his own model rocket and aircraft designs, leading to two patents and taking him to the 2005 International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, and the 2008 Team America Rocket Challenge in Manassas, Virginia. In 2004, after watching the X-Prize winning flight of Space Ship One, Mr. Sinha decided to create an economical way of reaching orbit culminating in the design of the Prometheus rocket. Mr. Sinha is currently an aerospace engineering undergraduate student at the University of Miami College of Engineering.