SIME MIA on Dec. 3 and 4 promises to be a unique event featuring dozens of big names in tech, including Caterina Fake, CEO of Findery, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch, and founding partner of Founder Collective; Navin Thukkaram, founder and former COO of Qwiki, which was sold to Yahoo! in July; and Francisco Alvarez, founder and partner of Riverwood Capital Partners. If SIME is on your wish list but the price tag is giving you pause, there’s hope: You could win two free tickets, as well as a one-on-one session with an international investor.
To apply as a Knight Foundation Entrepreneurial Fellow, make a 60 second (or less) video on why you should win and be creative. Upload it to Instagram, Facebook and/or YouTube by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 20. You must mention/tag @simemiami and @knightfdn and share it as much as possible on social media platforms using #SIMEMIA. Ten winners will be announced on Nov. 27. More info: Simemia.co.
Here are a few other deadlines entrepreneurs won’t want to miss:
Nov. 22: Last day to apply for the first class of Miami Dade College’s 10,000 Small Businesses, the free 12-week program of classes, workshops, mentoring and networking designed to help small businesses grow. Find the application on: www.mdc.edu/10ksb.
Dec. 6 (updated): Deadline to apply to present at the Florida Venture Capital Conference in January in Orlando, in front of hundreds of VCs and angels. Companies interested in presenting may apply online at: http://www.flventure.org/events/2014-florida-venture-capital-conference/presenters-application.aspx