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Oct
18
Thu
Venture Cafe Miami Thursday Gathering
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venture Café Miami enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. The Venture Café Gathering welcomes the innovation community every Thursday from 4:00 – 9:00pm to gather at 1951 NW 7th Ave. to connect with other innovators and share ideas.

Finance & Accounting Office Hours: Tax for Techies | Paul Gabriele, EisnerAmper
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Paul is a Tax Manager with more than five years of experience preparing, supervising, and reviewing multiple tax and accounting service engagements across a variety of industries with a particular focus on technology and life science. He provides a range of services including reviewed and compiled financial statements, outsourced finance and accounting, and tax planning, preparation and consulting for businesses and individuals. Paul provides value-added services by helping clients connect with resources and developing relationships with their existing advisers. He provides clients with related industry content and relevant business discussions, and identifies business development opportunities to help them reach their goal. 

Book Your Session Now

Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience I VCM Ambassadors @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Altamira Room)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We have seen and talked to many first-timers that were told to come to the Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering but seem lost, overwhelmed or just unsure who to talk to and where to start. This session is for those attending a Thursday Gathering for the first, second or third times, to gather to:
(1) hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered;
(2) have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending; and
(3) potential connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

Follow on Twitter: @venturecafeMIA

Follow on Instagram : @vencafmiami

Civic Pro Sneak Peak Launch! | Catalyst Miami
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to use the CivicPro App to get connected to the policies that matter to you and your community. CivicPro is an innovative app that allows you to sign up for important updates and notices from different municipalities across Miami-Dade County and keep track of specific policy areas, meetings, agendas, votes, and other key pieces of information that will help you become a civic pro as you advocate for your community. 

RSVP here 

Follow on Twitter: @getcivicpro Follow on Instagram : @getcivicpro

Starting Your Startup: Seed Funding Fundamentals | Escalante Yormack PLLC
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Adam Yormack of Escalante Yormack for a session on Seed Funding Fundamentals. Adam will discuss the varieties of seed funding available for your startup which includes Convertible Notes, SAFE, Crowdfunding, Reg D, Accredited v. Non-Accredited and the Subscription Agreement, OA and PPM.     


Follow on Twitter: @EYLawyers   Follow on Instagram : ajyormack

The Impact of Blockchain in Supply Chain | Citizens Reserve
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Citizens Reserve, a blockchain technology company, will explain the impacts that blockchain is currently having on supply chains. We will discuss basic blockchain concepts, how they apply to supply chain, specific use cases, and the current state of affairs in the blockchain supply chain space. 

RSVP

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SUKUecosystem

Understanding Bisexuality | Pridelines
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Understanding Bisexuality is a gender/sexuality 101 talk with an emphasis on the bisexual community. The talk centers on how allies can be part of the conversation and sheds light on some disparities within the bisexual community.

Follow on Twitter: @pridelines Follow on Instagram : @pridelines

Wyncode Pitch Day XXVIII | Wyncode Academy
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Wyncode, Florida’s first brick & mortar coding bootcamp, invites you to join our 28th Pitch Day at Venture Cafe!

After an intense 10 weeks, Wyncoders have poured their lives into their work, harnessing new skills and becoming web developers in the process. You will witness our new soon to be Wyncode alumni present their skills through their final projects.

You may discover that learning to code will open the doors to the opportunities you are seeking. You might also meet your co-founder or that dream developer you have been looking for. Make sure you bring your best networking swag and don’t miss out on this exciting event!

6:00 PM Social Networking at Venture Cafe on the 6th floor
7:00 PM Welcoming and Introduction in the Everglades room on the 1st floor
7:30 PM Presentations Begin
8:45 PM Closing

This event is open to the public. Be sure to RSVP soon. 

RSVP HERE    

Follow on Twitter: wyncode Follow on Instagram : wyncode

Tech Beats & Bytes Live Recording | Digital Grass Innovation & Technology
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A weekly social gathering of tastemakers in food, entertainment and technology. Conversations, libations, music and knowledge over R&B & Old School Hip-Hop. This is a live recording/filming of Tech Beat and Bytes. Everyone is welcome to watch.

Follow on Twitter: digigrass

Follow on Instagram : digigrass

C the Future of Civic Engagement | Project Pulso and CIC Miami
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Civics 101 is a one hour intensive social studies course, and we’ve got a class for you. It’s election season, and you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, this election stuff is everywhere, I know what’s going on.” How much do you really know? Come to this session—it won’t be your 7th grade middle school social studies credit, that’s for sure. This is part of a series on civic engagement.

Participants: Jose Medina & Liz Alarcon (Project Pulso)   

RSVP here.   

Follow on Twitter: @CIC_Miami   Follow on Instagram : cicmiami

Travel Awakens Leaders: Fellowship Info Session for Youth Leaders | Nyah Project
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nyah Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that develop youth leaders from underserved communities through transformative experiences abroad at no cost to them. 2019 fellowship applications are due mid January 2019

Meet past Nyah Fellows; learn application tips and tricks; hear about their amazing experiences in amazing international destinations, including Ghana, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Namibia.

Follow on Twitter: @nyahproject Follow on Instagram : @nyahproject

Oct
25
Thu
Innovation City National Podcast – Live Recording | Venture Cafe Miami and SLAM! Agency
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venture Cafe Miami (and Venture Cafe St. Louis) are collaborating with SLAM! Digital Agency for Innovation City, a national podcast on innovation communities. Our role is to select a diverse group of innovation community leaders from Miami and South Florida to serve as guests for the podcast which will be recorded live at VCM’s #ThursdayGathering. 

Please do not disturb the live recording, but do find Michael and Tyler of SLAM! and ask them about the podcast! 

Subscribe HERE to listen to the podcast and HERE for Youtube version!

Follow on Twitter: @venturecafemia @weareslam   Follow on Instagram : @venturecafemia

Office Hours: Accelerating Social Impact with Radical Partners I Radical Partners @ The Venture Café Gathering (Great Bear Room)
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Radical Partners is a social impact accelerator. We identify issues that matter most to the future of our city and 1) accelerate the work of change-makers tackling those issues head-on; 2) mobilize innovators, investors, and leaders with the community at large to collectively generate solutions together.

We are committed to meaningfully impacting South Florida by supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit and for-profit social impact ventures. Over the course of the last 4 years we have helped scale and launch over 50 such ventures. 

On a rotating basis, Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Alia Mahmoud, Sarah Emmons and Joan Godoy from the Radical Partners team will be offering office hours every Thursdayfrom 4-5pm at Venture Cafe Miami. 

We are providing these office hours to support leaders and social impact organizations who have questions in the following areas: strategic planning, fundraising, pitch practice, project planning and time management. 

Please reserve your session in advance, using the link below. Make the most of your time by coming prepared with a few questions. 

Venture Cafe Miami Thursday Gathering
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venture Café Miami enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. The Venture Café Gathering welcomes the innovation community every Thursday from 4:00 – 9:00pm to gather at 1951 NW 7th Ave. to connect with other innovators and share ideas.

Finance & Accounting Office Hours: Tax for Techies
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Paul is a Tax Manager with more than five years of experience preparing, supervising, and reviewing multiple tax and accounting service engagements across a variety of industries with a particular focus on technology and life science. He provides a range of services including reviewed and compiled financial statements, outsourced finance and accounting, and tax planning, preparation and consulting for businesses and individuals. Paul provides value-added services by helping clients connect with resources and developing relationships with their existing advisers. He provides clients with related industry content and relevant business discussions, and identifies business development opportunities to help them reach their goal. 

Book Your Session Now

#InnovateTheVote : A Candidate Forum | Venture Cafe Miami
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Venture Café Miami is excited to launch #InnovateTheVote– an engagement initiative and candidate forum aimed at spotlighting the issues and policy solutions relevant to the South Florida innovation community to educate entrepreneurial voters.   

List of Candidates will be coming soon, stay tuned~

RSVP here.   

Follow on Twitter: @VentureCafeMIA   Follow on Instagram : @VentureCafeMIA

Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience I VCM Ambassadors @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Altamira Room)
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We have seen and talked to many first-timers that were told to come to the Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering but seem lost, overwhelmed or just unsure who to talk to and where to start. This session is for those attending a Thursday Gathering for the first, second or third times, to gather to:
(1) hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered;
(2) have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending; and
(3) potential connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

Follow on Twitter: @venturecafeMIA

Follow on Instagram : @vencafmiami

Buenos Aires Business Hub Pitch Night | Invest BA
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

InvestBA, the Investment Promotion and Foreign Trade Agency of the Government City of Buenos Aires, is no longer solely focused on Argentina as the only frontier to develop businesses. A handful of selected companies competed for their spot on government-sponsored the Buenos Aires Business Hub Delegation to Miami. At Venture Cafe Miami, each company will pitch to a panel of local mentors who will offer their feedback about how these companies can scale in Miami followed by a fireside Q&A.   

RSVP here.   

Follow on Twitter: Invest_BA   Follow on Instagram : InvestBA

Captains of Innovation Presents: What’s Next for Corporate Innovation ? | Captains of Innovation
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Captains of Innovation is CIC’s and Venture Cafe corporate innovation arm. Leveraging CIC and Venture Café’s global presence, COI connects companies to relevant research and startup partners, hosts sponsored events such as pitch competitions, and facilitates think tanks to generate new products and services. We look forward to a night of discussion around corporate innovation strategy, corporate venture capital, and corporate-startup partnerships.   


RSVP here.   Follow on Twitter: None   Follow on Instagram : None

Influencer Marketing for Small Business Learn How to Get Noticed Online! | Flourish Media
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Influencer marketing is the perfect way for you to get the most bang for your buck online. Influencer marketing is a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole. It identifies the individuals that have influence over potential buyers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers.

In this workshop, we are going to show you how to reach out to influencers, what kinds of collateral they expect and give you the real tea on how much it really cost to hire a social media influencer to endorse your brand. These real-life rates may surprise you!   

RSVP here.   

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/flourishmc   

Follow on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/flourishmediaco/

The Miami Creation Myth | Alabaoco
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Just as the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse had their gods, villains, and heroes, Miami now has a legendary saga based on the hyperbolic surrealism that is living in South Florida. Join us for an interactive, communal storytelling event where you’ll be introduced to a wholly unique universe with its own, often absurd, deities and norms—much like the city from which it’s inspired.

Based on the forthcoming book by Bobby D. Foster, you’ll journey from the beginning of the universe, when Pachango the Creator first awoke on his divine pin pan pun, to when the cubanos and their fellow Latinics quite literally tumbled out of the waves and onto Miami’s shores. Along the way, you’ll learn answers to deep existential questions, such as: Where do croquetas come from? Who is the god of chisme? And why is everyone late to everything?

Bobby D. Foster will narrate, while Danny Mendoza films the whole spectacle. We hope to see you then.

P.S. If that’s not enough of a draw, there will also be pastelitos and refreshments.   RSVP here.   Follow on Twitter: @MiamiMyth   Follow on Instagram : @MiamiCreationMyth

Tech Beats & Bytes Live Recording | Digital Grass Innovation & Technology
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A weekly social gathering of tastemakers in food, entertainment and technology. Conversations, libations, music and knowledge over R&B & Old School Hip-Hop. This is a live recording/filming of Tech Beat and Bytes. Everyone is welcome to watch.

Follow on Twitter: digigrass

Follow on Instagram : digigrass

Sports Innovation in #MiamiTech Ecosystem | Orange Bowl ft Xavier Gonzalez
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm

eMerge Americas is not just an event—it’s an ecosystem that is transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas and Xavier Gonzalez is at the company’s forefront.

Join Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas and member of Orange Bowl Committee for a session on how technology has transformed the landscape of Miami, particularly in sports and entertainment industry and the Orange Bowl.

Follow on Twitter: @OrangeBowl Follow on Instagram : @OrangeBowlEvents

The Intersection of EdTech and Blockchain | Miami EdTEch
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

EdTech spending is set to reach $252 billion by 2020. We live in a world where the more money you have, the better the education you can get. How do we usher in a new age of democratized education? How can we rebuild the existing system to be accessible for all? By combining the growing EdTech movement with blockchain technology, we can redefine education as we know it.

Follow on Twitter: @miamiedtech Follow on Instagram : @miamiedtech

Nov
1
Thu
Venture Cafe Miami Thursday Gathering
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venture Café Miami enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. The Venture Café Gathering welcomes the innovation community every Thursday from 4:00 – 9:00pm to gather at 1951 NW 7th Ave. to connect with other innovators and share ideas.

Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience I VCM Ambassadors @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Altamira Room)
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We have seen and talked to many first-timers that were told to come to the Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering but seem lost, overwhelmed or just unsure who to talk to and where to start. This session is for those attending a Thursday Gathering for the first, second or third times, to gather to:
(1) hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered;
(2) have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending; and
(3) potential connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

Follow on Twitter: @venturecafeMIA

Follow on Instagram : @vencafmiami

Tech Beats & Bytes Live Recording | Digital Grass Innovation & Technology
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A weekly social gathering of tastemakers in food, entertainment and technology. Conversations, libations, music and knowledge over R&B & Old School Hip-Hop. This is a live recording/filming of Tech Beat and Bytes. Everyone is welcome to watch.

Follow on Twitter: digigrass

Follow on Instagram : digigrass

How to Open An “Art Gallery” Interactive Workshop | Chibur
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The “world of art” can be intimidating and often seems to be an industry only those with enough money can be a part of, but thats far from the truth! In this interactive workshop we will:
– Discuss how spaces you already frequent can be transformed into an art gallery
– Learn how to curate a simple collection
– Put a plan together to open your first “gallery”
– View the work of Nadine Anderson Cheng

Attendees will complete this worksheet during the workshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ruZjvwGEouA5GiEIx6PN0swVDS5aGkRjGs-CX8FiJ-c/edit?usp=sharing

Hosted by M Dorsett, Miami based artist, and Founder of the Zen Zone Miami Art Gallery RSVP here. Follow on Twitter: @chiburconnect Follow on Instagram : @zenzonemiami

Nov
8
Thu
Office Hours: Accelerating Social Impact with Radical Partners I Radical Partners @ The Venture Café Gathering (Great Bear Room)
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Radical Partners is a social impact accelerator. We identify issues that matter most to the future of our city and 1) accelerate the work of change-makers tackling those issues head-on; 2) mobilize innovators, investors, and leaders with the community at large to collectively generate solutions together.

We are committed to meaningfully impacting South Florida by supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit and for-profit social impact ventures. Over the course of the last 4 years we have helped scale and launch over 50 such ventures. 

On a rotating basis, Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Alia Mahmoud, Sarah Emmons and Joan Godoy from the Radical Partners team will be offering office hours every Thursdayfrom 4-5pm at Venture Cafe Miami. 

We are providing these office hours to support leaders and social impact organizations who have questions in the following areas: strategic planning, fundraising, pitch practice, project planning and time management. 

Please reserve your session in advance, using the link below. Make the most of your time by coming prepared with a few questions. 

Venture Cafe Miami Thursday Gathering
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venture Café Miami enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. The Venture Café Gathering welcomes the innovation community every Thursday from 4:00 – 9:00pm to gather at 1951 NW 7th Ave. to connect with other innovators and share ideas.

Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience I VCM Ambassadors @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Altamira Room)
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We have seen and talked to many first-timers that were told to come to the Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering but seem lost, overwhelmed or just unsure who to talk to and where to start. This session is for those attending a Thursday Gathering for the first, second or third times, to gather to:
(1) hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered;
(2) have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending; and
(3) potential connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

Follow on Twitter: @venturecafeMIA

Follow on Instagram : @vencafmiami

Launching a Career in Tech | LaunchCode
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come hear from LaunchCode apprentices and hiring partners about how you can launch your career in South Florida’s tech industry

Follow on Twitter: @LaunchCode Follow on Instagram : @LaunchCode

Tech Beats & Bytes Live Recording | Digital Grass Innovation & Technology
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A weekly social gathering of tastemakers in food, entertainment and technology. Conversations, libations, music and knowledge over R&B & Old School Hip-Hop. This is a live recording/filming of Tech Beat and Bytes. Everyone is welcome to watch.

Follow on Twitter: digigrass

Follow on Instagram : digigrass

Nov
15
Thu
Venture Cafe Miami Thursday Gathering
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venture Café Miami enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. The Venture Café Gathering welcomes the innovation community every Thursday from 4:00 – 9:00pm to gather at 1951 NW 7th Ave. to connect with other innovators and share ideas.

Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience I VCM Ambassadors @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Altamira Room)
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We have seen and talked to many first-timers that were told to come to the Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering but seem lost, overwhelmed or just unsure who to talk to and where to start. This session is for those attending a Thursday Gathering for the first, second or third times, to gather to:
(1) hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered;
(2) have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending; and
(3) potential connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

Follow on Twitter: @venturecafeMIA

Follow on Instagram : @vencafmiami

Show Me The Money: How to get your Business Funded | TIE Miami
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Tie Miami for a riveting panel discussion featuring Mark Volchek, Founding Partner of Las Olas Venture Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on Florida and other underserved venture capital markets.

Mark is an expert in funding, growing his own company, Higher One, from its first round of seed funding and multiple rounds of venture funding all the way to its successful IPO in 2010. He helped grow Higher One from just three founders to more than 1,000 employees and guided the company through multiple acquisitions exceeding $150mm in aggregate value. When Mark left in 2014, Higher One’s products and services supported more than 1,900 schools and approximately 13 million enrolled students.

Mark is also prolific angel investor and has invested in over 30 companies. He is also a Director of the Founder Institute – South Florida, where he helps budding entrepreneurs get their companies started.

Mark is the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 New England Financial Services Award winner and was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award finalist.   

RSVP here.   

Follow on Twitter: tiemiami   Follow on Instagram : tiemiami

Brandography, Learn How to Create An Unforgettable Brand Identity with Your Photos | Flourish Media
Nov 15 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Struggling to create your brand identity? Rock your next photoshoot. Weather you are a service based entrepreneur or a product based business, images are a must! capturing the right images can be tricky. We are showing you how to show up as the superstar of your business!

So often we see visual branding done the wrong way. That doesn’t hav eto be you! In this interactive workshop you will learn: picture prepping, what kinds of images your brand needs for your website & social media, body language tips and more!   

RSVP here.   

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/flourishmc   

Follow on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/flourishmediaco/

Who Owns Your Company’s Intellectual Property Rights? | Malloy & Malloy P.L.
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The goal of this session is to inform business owners how to identify the various types of intellectual property rights which may exist and/or be created in the operation of their business and, more importantly, how to assure that the business entity or its designee secures and maintains its intellectual property rights.

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/malloyandmalloy Follow on Instagram : none

Startup Guide Miami Launch Party | Startup Guide
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to launch the Miami edition of Startup Guide! With the support of Knight Foundation, Startup Guide Miami showcases the Miami entrepreneurial ecosystem in a city guide format. Based on the idea of a traditional guidebook, it’s useful for knowing where to go, who to talk to and what not to miss as you start up a project or business. The series has already been released in 18 cities including Berlin, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, New York, Tel Aviv, Madrid and Paris. Come find out who was voted into Miami’s edition and be there to celebrate its release!

Follow on Twitter: @startupguidehq Follow on Instagram : @startupguidehq

Tech Beats & Bytes Live Recording | Digital Grass Innovation & Technology
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A weekly social gathering of tastemakers in food, entertainment and technology. Conversations, libations, music and knowledge over R&B & Old School Hip-Hop. This is a live recording/filming of Tech Beat and Bytes. Everyone is welcome to watch.

Follow on Twitter: digigrass

Follow on Instagram : digigrass