South Florida events connect entrepreneurs

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By Carolina Wilson

In Miami’s developing tech and startup community, there are always opportunities for new entrepreneurs to build their networks and access information to make their businesses better.

Here’s an item of note if you’re interested in federal grant programs: The Miami-Dade Entrepreneurial Development Organization will host a workshop on preparing a proposal on June 23. Next month, you can attend two workshops in what is actually a paired series. The first, on July 10, covers the basics of federal grant programs, and a July 21 session covers preparing proposals.

There is plenty more happening too. Here are some Knight Foundation-supported events in South Florida June and July:

· June 26: Refresh Miami presents “Bringing Your Ideas to Life,” covering how to take your idea for a startup quickly to market. Registration is free.   

· June 26: Momentum for Social Innovation: Discuss social innovation and share your own stories with some of South Florida’s entrepreneurial leaders, including Stonly Baptiste of Urban.us, Maria Escorcia of Ashoka South Florida and Michael McCord of Learner Nation. Purchase a ticket here.

· July 8: Startup Grind Miami will host Daniel Cane, CEO and cofounder of Modernizing Medicine. The company provides electronic medical record systems and an iPad application for improving patient interaction. Purchase a ticket here.

· July 9: Join Tech Cocktail CEO and founder Frank Gruber at an event launching his book “Startup Mixology.” 

· July 10: Join Knight Foundation Miami Program Director Matt Haggman at a Meet KF Miami Breakfast to discuss Knight’s work in the community. Registration is free.

· July 10: MIAMI SOUP will join the Awesome Foundation MIAMI for Awesome SOUP, where dinner guests will hear pitches for three social innovation projects over soup, salad and bread. The successful pitch—guests decide—will receive a $1,000 grant.

Check out Refresh Miami’s event calendar and the Lean Startup meetup group for more events.  

Carolina Wilson is an editorial intern at Knight Foundation.