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Feb 04, 2016

Join Knight for these upcoming Miami events

Posted by Matt Haggman

Photo: The Miami Mini Maker Faire. Credit: Michael D. Bolden on Flickr.

There are some great Miami startup and Knight Foundation events in February. Black Tech Week runs from Feb. 14-20, and includes early stage and Series A startup bootcamps led by PowerMoves, in conjunction with its launch in Miami. In addition, the Miami Mini Maker Faire takes over the YoungArts campus Feb. 20-21, and our Meet KF Miami breakfast series continues on Feb. 4 and 23.

Also, be sure to take a look at, a new guide to navigating Miami's growing startup community, which was published in December in partnership with The New Tropic. We welcome all feedback as we seek to make the guide a great resource for you and those interested in our startup scene.

Check out these upcoming events:

Feb 4: American Entrepreneurship Award presents Fireside Chat with Daymond John at the Idea Center at Miami Dade College.

Feb. 4: Florida International University, Village Capital and Citi present the 2016 Miami FinTech Forum, gathering innovative startups in Miami to solve major problems.

Feb 4: Wyncode hosts an Open House at The Lab Miami to learn more about their program.

Feb 4-6: The SoFloPHP hosts the SunshinePHP Conference for web developers and programmers in Miami.

Feb. 6: National YoungArts Foundation presents: Outside the Box: Jazz, Skateboarding & New Media.

Feb 6: CodeArt Miami hosts the inaugural Digital Exhibition and Speaker Symposium presented by Girls Who Code Clubs and CODeLLA.

Feb 10,17,24: LiveNinja hosts #WaffleWednesday, a networking event connecting the Miami startup community.

 Feb. 12: Join the Miami Finance Forum for Attracting Institutional Venture Capital to South Florida, a breakfast event where I’ll be presenting the keynote address.

Feb. 15-20: The second annual Black Tech Week is being held, showcasing Caribbean, African and African American entrepreneurs and tech communities. RSVP here to the opening reception on Tuesday, Feb. 16. 

Feb. 17: The Idea Center at Miami Dade hosts Pioneers@MDC with Albert Santalo, founder of CareCloud for a discussion about the digital disruption of healthcare.

Feb. 18: Digital Grass hosts Spirits & Bytes, a conversation about Tech Inclusion

Feb. 19-21: Word Camp Miami 2016, bringing together Miami’s community of WordPress users, comes to Florida International University.

• Feb. 20-21: Startup Bootcamp Miami and the Idea Center at Miami Dade College host MIT Hacking Medicine.

Feb. 20-21: The fourth annual Miami Mini Maker Faire is being held at the YoungArts campus.

Feb. 24: Accelerated Growth Partners Miami presents the third of six events in its angel education series Legal Due Diligence.

Be sure to check out the Refresh Miami event calendar and The Starting Gate blog’s Entrepreneurship Datebook for more details on the many events happening across Miami.

Looking forward to seeing you around town.

Matt Haggman
Knight Foundation
Program Director for Miami

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