About This Event

Learn how to work with designers and developers to successfully build and launch digital products. In this class, we introduce you to 3 successful product manager and the key product management concepts. Learn how to analyze the market, flesh out your ideas, identify risks, and validate assumptions. We also touch on the post-launch process of tracking performance, prioritising development of new features, and managing stakeholders.

Whether you’re considering a career in product management or launching your own digital product, you will need to draw on a diverse range of skills to determine viability, and to plan out a roadmap to longterm product success.


  • Get acquainted with key concepts in product management
  • Gain an understanding of the product development cycle
  • Learn key techniques for understanding the needs of your users to ensure product / market fit

Learn how NS8 can help your business minimize risk, approve more orders and get better insight into real customers without affecting conversions.

NS8 is a comprehensive fraud prevent prevention platform that combines behavioral analytics, real-time scoring, and global monitoring to help merchants of all sizes optimize order processing and minimize risk. Built on the Protect API, this app integrates directly into NS8’s platform and allows merchants to begin fighting fraud within minutes.

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 1, 2020 AT

Feel the breeze in your face and settle into the Miami sun. WordCamps are not just for users. They’re ideal for any first-designer, developer, blogger, writer, entrepreneur, etc!

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.


Are you ready for tax season?
Do you know what expenses are deductible for your business?
Do you know what to do if you receive a letter from Internal Revenue Service?
Do you have the supporting documentation for the expenses on your Schedule C?

If you are a small business owner and answered “no” to any of these questions, this training is for you. The training will focus on the Schedule C and is designed to prepare you for tax season. Included in the workshop is an overview of the tax system and what happens after you file your tax return.
Wednesday, February 27, 2020

4 weeks

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
Wednesdays, March 11, 18 and 25th, 2020

9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Branches Lakeview Office Heat Room
11500 NW 12th Ave Miami, FL 33168

For more information, questions, and/or assistance with the application, please contact us: Branches’ Micro-Business Development Program (ASSETS)
Email: Phone: (305) 442-8306 Ext. 2016

Join us to learn the most critical elements of business ownership, such as:

  • Separating your personal and business finances
  • Effectively managing your cash flow
  • Using the right technology to keep your business up-to-date
  • Choosing the best credit option for your business needs
  • The importance of insurance
  • And key considerations when hiring employees.

This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other business owners; share some ideas and learn something new.

Free parking will be provided in the adjacent garage and parking lot across the street. Please contact Josh Numa at (786) 565-8419 or

A client of The Launch Pad and the University of Miami Alumni, Founder & CEO at Holler, Travis Montaque.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Most Daring Entrepreneur’ Forbes 30 Under 30.

Speaker at Cannes Lions, CES, Social Media Week, Advertising Week, SXSW and Harvard Business School.

Featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TechCrunch and The New Yorker.

Inaugural member of the University of Miami Marketing Advisory Board.

Discussing re-humanizing digital communication/building empathy back online. A free event open to the public and held at SkyLab. Free food and drinks begin at 6:30pm, talk begins at 7:00 pm.

Join the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and NS8 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, to celebrate the grand opening of its new location.

NS8 is a comprehensive fraud prevention platform that combines behavioral analytics, real-time scoring, and global monitoring to help merchants of all sizes optimize order processing and minimize risk.  Built on the Protect API, this app integrates directly into NS8’s platform and allows merchants to begin fighting fraud within minutes.


How to Kickstart and Scale a Marketplace Business
Rare insights from 17 of today’s biggest marketplaces, including Airbnb, DoorDash, Thumbtack, Etsy, Uber and many more

Join us for an evening with founder, engineer and product manager, Lenny Rachitsky. Lenny spent last seven years at Airbnb where he led teams tackling supply growth, conversion, reviews, quality, community, and much more. Before joining Airbnb he cofounded Localmind, a location-based information platform providing real-time answers for destination-related queries which sold to Airbnb.

Since leaving Airbnb, Lenny set out to interview dozens of founders and early employees at the helm of building and scaling some of the most successful marketplace businesses. He’s consolidated his learnings into a highly actionable playbook on how to kickstart and grow a successful marketplace business. He will be sharing these learnings with you!

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Presentation on how to kickstart & scale a marketplace business
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Q&A with the audience


A big thanks to our event sponsor:

The Marketplace Risk conference has become essential for marketplace startups at all stages, investors of all sizes, and industry leading marketplace startups in the sharing, gig, on-demand, peer-to-peer and collaborative economy – as well as the vendors, service providers and partners that they have all come to rely on.

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What is a holiday bash without palm trees, coquito, and fun in Miami?

About this Event

It’s been a great year and we would like to thank you for being part of it. For the holidays come hang out at The Idea Center Innovation Bash, hosted at the Idea Center at Miami Dade College. Join us as we highlight our most innovative programs and meet students from our top technology and entrepreneurship courses.

This will be an enjoyable night of networking, music, amazing food, photo booth fun, and interactive programming!


5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Light Refreshments, Networking & Small Business Bazaar

6:00 – 6:20 P.M. Welcome Remarks

6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Startup Challenge and CS50x Miami Student Fair

7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. More networking, great food and photo booth fun!

Join us for our next 4Geeks Academy Event and let’s talk about your future job as a Software Developer through GeekFORCE

About this Event

The search for your new career is happening right now!

Career search is a full time job, and we know how hard it can be.

That’s why here at 4Geeks Academy, we approach every students unique career support search through our specially designed GeekFORCE program.

It works by giving our current, future, and alumni students the opportunity to grow and learn by gaining key information that will support their Coding Career.

Join us in our next GeekFORCE workshop featuring Mr. Max Ramos from Synergy Consulting.

This workshop featuring Mr. Ramos will be beneficial for both students and alumni in the following ways:

  • Resume Building
  • Navigating the Coding/Software Development Field
  • Knowledge on how to land a job faster/easier in the Coding Field

Mr. Ramos will also give students the opportunity to meet one on one with him, to see if any students profiles can be recruited for entry level positions he may have available.

Join us, and let us help you improve your career.

Pitch Madness is the one of a kind pitch competition that brings founders to battle it out in a head to head competition fused with the elements of political debate.  This extracts some of the most important skill sets that founders have to offer while entertaining the audience in a fun and engaging way.  There will be 3 rounds of a debates followed by a final round consisting of 3 founders battling it out for 1st place.  There will be 10+ judges, all with backgrounds ranging from Angel Investing to Venture Capital and with experience growing and scaling early-stage companies.  This is a unique opportunity to gain exposure for your company and meet with individuals that can help take you to the next level.

We are looking primarily for companies from the following industries:  FinTech, PropTech, Logistics, Healthcare, and Blockchain.  Founders apply here!

Our judges for this evening include:

  • Connor Masterson – Mission Ctrl
  • Christian Seale – Startupbootcamp Miami
  • Waylon Chin – First Serve Partners
  • Joe Russo – Palm Beach Tech
  • Felice Gorordo – Emerge Americas
  • Liza Benkovitch – KiwiTech
  • Julia Lucidi – CIC Miami

Prizes for the evening include:

First Place Prize Bundle:

  • Automatic entry into the Main Draw of Pitch Madness @Synapse Summit 2020
  • Fast-tracked into the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase
  • Entry to PitchLyst
  • Fast track to the present at full member meeting for New World Angels
  • 1 Month of Complimentary Coworking ($325 value) at CIC Miami
  • Invitation to Pitch at an upcoming Miami Investor Demo Day powered by KiwiTech

Second and Third Place Prizes:

  • 2 partial sponsored co-working seats (-$200 credit per seat) at CIC Miami

The pitch competition will start at 6:30PM promptly in the Everglades Room. Please arrive early to have a beverage and network! Parking is in the back of the building.

Inviting all startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, founders, developers, innovators, designers, students, mentors, investors, speakers, instructors, community leaders to join us for Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida presented by Office Depot.

Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida celebrates entrepreneurship throughout South Florida this November 18th to 23rd and features entrepreneurial talent, innovation, expertise while building and strengthening local connections.

Featured Speaker Guy Kawasaki

Reasons to attend:

  • Learn from experienced mentors, qualified professionals, and successful peers.
  • Meet fellow entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors etc. to celebrate entrepreneurship.
  • Discover and support the amazing array of local venues, spaces and resources provided throughout the community.
  • Be counted as an active member of the growing South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem by sharing and learning from one another.


  • 9 tracks:
  1. Food & Beverage
  2. Tech & Startups
  3. Small Business
  4. Public Sector & Policies
  5. Socials & Networking
  6. Female Entrepreneurs
  7. Personal Development
  8. Innovation & Creativity
  9. Thought Leaders
  • 40+ events including educational tracks, programs, networking sessions, opening and closing ceremonies.
  • Events held in a city near you.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida.

Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida endeavors to educate aspiring and established entrepreneurs on best practices, to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to share successes and hurdles and to facilitate access to the dynamic network of resources within the South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem. Global Entrepreneurship Week South Florida provides access to professional resources, mentorship and specialized live events in order to spur small business growth and accelerate business success.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big.

Each November, GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through local, national and global events and activities. From large-scale startup competitions and workshops to small, community discussions – GEW reaches new audiences and connects participants to a network that can help them take the next step, no matter where they are on their entrepreneurial journey.
During the week of November 18th to the 24th, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries will inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations.

Website Design Classes with WordPress
Saturday, November 9th, 2019 – Miami

In this Live WordPress Website Training Course you will learn how to use one of the easiest, most popular and practical website building tools available.

WordPress is a simple yet powerful website building program that allows you to build and manage your own website with a small amount of training and effort.

 In this day-long, instructor-led, hands-on, training workshop you will:
• Learn how to build a high quality, functional website in no time at all!
• Save time and money by building your own website and managing changes.
• Market your products and services on a professional website you build yourself!
You will be able to edit and modify your website yourself without depending on others, and without spending tons of time and money.
It’s EASY!, but there are important prerequisites:1. If you know how to use a computer and are a fast learner.
2. Have some experience managing Microsoft Office Tools like Word,
Power Point, and Excel.
3. Have your business ready, a clear idea of why you will like to have a
website and what for.
4. You have your business logo and/or a clear idea of your business image.


Thanks to our 8-module, 1-day hands-on “WordPress Website Training” Course, you will learn and master how to build your own website.

• We cut the theoretical and complicated aspects of programming, and bring you
an easy to use content management system that will help you accelerate the
• We will help you learn how to do it in a totally practical and simple way, step by
step, directed by an expert.


Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | Cost: $497* (Value $997)

*(Registration Fee Includes a Complimentary WordPress Mastery video Course Valued at $497 & Free 1 Retake Voucher Valid for 6 Months)

Note: Once Payment has been processed there will be no refunds
unless course is cancelled/postponed by DCC

The Ford Motor Company Fund presents the HERImpact Miami Entrepreneurship Summit, an event that will convene local women entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start and/or grow their businesses. The overall HI – HERImpact initiative, which is moving to Miami from DC, recognizes that women-powered businesses have valuable ripple effects on their communities. The summit will feature a panel discussion and sessions tailored to small businesses and entrepreneurship. 


Event information:

  • What: HERImpact Miami Entrepreneurship Summit
  • When: Tuesday, November 12 | 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Idea Center at Miami-Dade College | 315 N.E. Second Ave, Building 8, 5th Floor, Miami FL 33132
  • Website
  • Registration: Passes are $20 and available online. Note that student entry is free.
Join us as we come together to see what our Designing for Change participants have learned during the past five weeks.

About this Event

Join The Idea Center’s Designing for Change graduates as they present their solutions around social and environmental issues that affect our local communities. Come and give them feedback as they make adjustments to the feasibility and viability of their projects.

This workshop is hosted in partnership with MECO.WORKS

What documents should an investor be reviewing in an early stage company? What does due diligence consist of when there is little-to-no revenue? What is the appropriate amount of due diligence for an angel investor to complete?

These are some of the questions that will be answered in the Due Diligence for Angel Investors Workshop, led by Tigre Wenrich, CEO of LAB Ventures. Tigre has made 24 angel investments to date with an unrealized gross IRR of 37%. As an experienced angel investor, he aims to strike a balance between completing thorough due diligence and making reasonable asks of the company. Tigre’s presentation will give angel investors tactical documents to review, what to look for, and important questions to ask.

Breakfast and coffee will be available before the workshop begins.

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am Road to Series A workshop

9:30 am – 10:00 am Q+A

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