Community Events

Please note. While we make every effort, the SFTA is not responsible for the accuracy of the events posted in the community calendar

May
29
Wed
Meet Lillian Roberts of Xendoo, winner of Steve’s Case’s Rise Of The Rest tour 100k prize. @ General Provision
May 29 @ 6:30 am – 9:00 am
Meet Lillian Roberts of Xendoo, winner of Steve's Case's Rise Of The Rest tour 100k prize. @ General Provision | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

Lillian is a force to be reckoned with. After winning the 2018 technology prize at Emerge Americas, Lillian’s pitch just won Xendoo the Rise of the Rest Miami 2019 startup pitch contest.

Join us to hear Lillian share her successful entrepreneurial journey and provide us with invaluable insights as we celebrate #SGWomen Leaders Month and Kickoff Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale LatinX In Tech.

Xendoo offers a financial scorecard, scalable monthly rates that include your tax return, planning support and unlimited access to CPAs, while simplifying your bookkeeping and accounting and delivering the financial attention you’ve been craving. Unlike a traditional CPA relationship where the focus may not be on your big picture, Xendoo takes a holistic and responsive approach to make your company operate faster and better. By using Xendoo as your business partner, you’ll have the peace of mind you need to do what you do best – build your business.

Every May, Startup Grind hosts #SGWomen Leaders Month –  proudly recognizing the accomplishments of successful women leaders all over the world. These women are founders, venture capitalists, engineers, executives and more, who represent our community. They are the women who exemplify profound leadership skills, hard-work, humility, and success and demonstrate their strength with devotion to the work they do everyday. They encourage and inspire us all!

Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale is partnering with Startup Broward to kickoff Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale LatinX In Tech with a series of events designed to strengthen and grow the local Startup ecosystem. By purchasing a ticket to Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale LatinX In Tech you will receive a courtesy discount code to this event.

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

May
30
Thu
Term Sheets Masterclass @ Venture Cafe
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Term Sheets Masterclass @ Venture Cafe | | |

Congratulations!

Your Startup is on the verge of getting funded, and you feel bombarded with terms such as:
SAFE
convertible note
preferred shares
pre-money
post-money
liquidation preference
drag-along
anti-dilution
voting rights
You’re familiar with these terms aren’t you? Are you? What impact will they have once the investor is on board? Will you stay in control of your company? Which terms are most important to you?

Join us for this dynamic, in-depth and essential workshop on Term Sheets facilitated by David Willbrand, Early Stage & Emerging Company Practice Chairperson at Thompson Hine. David is also a superstar educator, teaching “Mergers & Acquisitions” at the University of Michigan Law School, “Startups, Venture Capital and Private Equity” at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and a lecturer at the nationally-ranked Miami University Institute for Entrepreneurship.

David will provide us with:
An overview of the funding round legal process
Guidance selecting the right Terms for the entrepreneur
Guidance on protecting your startup from adverse effects
Tips on Term Sheet negotiations

Whether you started fundraising or are planning to raise funding from angel investors or early stage venture funds, you do not want to miss this workshop!

Take this workshop to the next level by registering for Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale | Latinx in Tech.
Startup Weekend is the only event where you can gather a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business model, receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, business professionals, developers etc. then pitch your new Startup to a judging panel of prominent startup experts all in one weekend.
Register here: https://latinxswftl.eventbrite.com

Become an Idea Machine! @ General Provision
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Become an Idea Machine! @ General Provision | | |

Discover your Creative Engine and become an Idea Machine!
We can all agree that creativity improves everything.

We can ALSO all agree that creativity has been painted as something that’s hard, unapproachable, and reserved for the elite & capable few.

Yeah… you’ve been lied to.

This workshop will break down both the understood & misunderstood barriers between you and creativity. It’ll reveal to you exactly what is happening in minds that are running ‘creative programming’ and teach you how to replicate those same practices and patterns in your own mind and actions.

In the workshop, we will:
Explore the link between Happiness & Creation
Determine your individual barriers to creativity using a Creativity Blocker assessment tool
Master 3 High Volume Idea Generation Strategies that can be used individually, with your family, with co-workers, etc.
Learn to recognize ideas in their rawest form
Discover the danger of “defaults”
Devise a personal plan to create
and more and much, much more.
Join us for this fun eye opening workshop facilitated by Halle Prentice. As the Director of Ideation & Content at Prototopics, Halle has designed & delivered more than a dozen content-rich workshops on innovative thought systems, topics including but not limited to: Blue Ocean Strategy, Rapid Prototyping, Effective Brainstorming, Leveraging the Lean Model Canvas, and Culture Shifting.

Take this workshop to the next level by registering for Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale | Latinx in Tech.
Startup Weekend is the only event where you can gather a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business model, receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, business professionals, developers etc. then pitch your new Startup to a judging panel of prominent startup experts all in one weekend.
Register here: https://latinxswftl.eventbrite.com

Turbocharge your Startup! @ VentureX
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Turbocharge your Startup! @ VentureX | | |

Build your own Startup accelerator.
This free workshop was created to introduce entrepreneurs to the startup acceleration process and help them grow their startups the fastest way possible using world-class methodologies, tools and best practices without having to join an accelerator.

This workshop will help you:
Shape your entrepreneurial vision
Build an execution track record
Validate an investment-ready Startup

The following subjects will be covered:
Intro to key tools, benchmarks, checklists and objectives
Identification of your startup core mission
Identification of your individual priorities, key missions and tasks
Definition of your objectives and milestones, with a focus on maximized value creation
Pitching, debriefing and challenging of your results. Get inputs to improve and accelerate
Defining the value creation roadmap
Methodologies and tools to build the execution plan
Communicating and executing the execution plan
Getting ready for the funding process

Take this workshop to the next level by registering for Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale | Latinx in Tech.
Startup Weekend is the only event where you can gather a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business model, receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, business professionals, developers etc. then pitch your new Startup to a judging panel of prominent startup experts all in one weekend.
Register here: https://latinxswftl.eventbrite.com

May
31
Fri
Turn your idea into a Startup in one weekend @ General Provision
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Turn your idea into a Startup in one weekend @ General Provision | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?
Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech is the only event where participants can pitch an idea, partner into teams then build and launch a brand new startup over the course of a single weekend all under the guidance of local experts.

Turn your idea into a startup in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech brings exposure, awareness, and an experiential way to learn about tech to the community.We aim to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the Latinx community to breathe life into their ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to prototype with customer validation.

We’re gathering 100 Latinx entrepreneurs in the making and allies over 54 hours, in different cities to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community.

Our main focus is on tech solutions, but we welcome all ideas that will help to create a future fueled by Latinx leadership and experiences.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Q&A
I am not Latin(a/o), can I still attend?
Absolutely! Startup Weekends are inclusive events. While this event aims to educate LatinX entrepreneurs about Tech in our community it is open to participants from all backgrounds.

I am not Latin(a/o), can I still volunteer?
Absolutely! Startup Weekends are inclusive events for volunteers as well. Reach out to us at fortlauderdale@startupweekend.org with your LinkedIn profile link and we will contact you.

In what language will the event be conducted?
The event will be conducted in English. While team members are free to collaborate internally in any language, all main event activities will be conducted in English.

I am a LatinX entrepreneur but I speak very little English, can I still attend?
Contact us at fortlauderdale@startupweekend.org and we will arrange for you to be part of a team with at least 1 bilingual speaker who is willing to help translate.

¿No soy latin(a/o), todavía puedo asistir?
¡Absolutamente! Los Startup Weekends son eventos inclusivos. Si bien este evento tiene como objetivo educar a los empresarios de LatinX sobre la tecnología en nuestra comunidad, está abierto a participantes de todos los orígenes.

¿No soy latin(a/o), todavía puedo ser voluntario?
¡Absolutamente! Los Startup Weekends son eventos inclusivos para voluntarios también. Póngase en contacto con nosotros en fortlauderdale@startupweekend.org con su enlace de perfil de LinkedIn y nos pondremos en contacto con usted.

¿En qué idioma se realizará el evento?
El evento se llevará a cabo en inglés. Si bien los miembros del equipo son libres de colaborar internamente en cualquier idioma, todas las actividades pricipales del evento se llevarán a cabo en inglés.

¿Soy un empresario LatinX pero hablo muy poco inglés, todavía puedo asistir?
Póngase en contacto con nosotros en fortlauderdale@startupweekend.org y haremos los arreglos para que forme parte de un equipo con al menos un orador bilingüe que esté dispuesto a ayudar a traducir.

About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Jun
6
Thu
TEDx BocaRatonSalon: “Finding the I in AI” @ Boca Raton Innovation Campus
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TEDx BocaRatonSalon: "Finding the I in AI" @ Boca Raton Innovation Campus | Boca Raton | Florida | United States

Whether you recognize it or not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become integrated into our daily lives. AI is revolutionizing the way companies engage with customers, compete with each other, and grow in the marketplace. But the line between computer software and AI systems is opaque. And can machines really demonstrate intelligence? Join us for a discussion with our expert panel on the fundamentals of Machine Learning (ML) across a variety of disciplines. Learn how AI is fueling powerful ways to help companies get closer to their customers and share knowledge in an informative, effective and personalized exchange.

Jun
19
Wed
SIM: Digital Transformation Dinner Part 2 “Robotic Process Automation with a side of Machine Learning” @ Carl DeSantis Building Room 3000
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SIM: Digital Transformation Dinner Part 2 “Robotic Process Automation with a side of Machine Learning” @ Carl DeSantis Building Room 3000 | Davie | Florida | United States

Click here to register

You are cordially invited to join SIM South Florida, for Part 2 of our ‘Digital Transformation Dinner’ Series featuring a keynote speaker and our panel of industry experts.

Gartner refers to Robotic Process Automation as a “gateway technology” because it provides companies with a way to start transforming their business operations more easily and for minimal cost. With the highest adoption rate of automation tools, demand for RPA tools is growing and it’s time to leverage this technology in your business to be more efficient and improve quality.

About SIM South Florida:
SIM South Florida strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. For updated event information, membership and chapter news visit: https://chapter.simnet.org/southflorida

Jun
20
Thu
Save the Date! CIO Council and Miami Dolphins Present: CIO-CTO Industry Networking Event – Jun 20 @ Hard Rock Stadium
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Save the Date! CIO Council and Miami Dolphins Present: CIO-CTO Industry Networking Event - Jun 20 @ Hard Rock Stadium | Miami Gardens | Florida | United States

The CIO Council, in partnership with The Miami Dolphins office of the CIO, is proud to present the 1st Annual CIO-CTO Industry Networking Event and Panel, to be held at the Hard Rock Stadium June 20 from 5:30 PM. Proceeds support the CIO Council Scholarship Fund.

Panel

Our panel consists of the technology leaders or Florida’s top sporting franchises – Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins.

Bar and Buffet Networking

Enjoy an open bar and buffet while you network with the regions top technology professionals.

Schedule

  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Registration & Networking
  • 6:45 PM Program Starts

Program Panel

  • Kim Rometo, VP and CIO, Miami Dolphins
  • John Spade, CIO, Florida Panthers
  • Matthew Jafarian, EVP, Business Strategy, Miami Heat
  • David Enriquez, Senior Director, Information Technology, Miami Marlins

Datacenter Tour

We will be leading a tour of the Miami Dolphins datacenter. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to look behind the curtain at one of the nation’s top sports teams.

Parking

Attendees will be happy to note that parking is FREE at the Stadium

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