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Strong event lineup marks Season of the Startup

With summer soon turning to fall, the greatest indication of a change in seasons is in the event calendar. The Season of the Startup is already shaping up; here’s a look at a sampling of events.

Social Good Summit Miami, Sept. 22-23 at Miami Innovation Center, will examine the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives, and community leaders will discuss solutions for Miami’s greatest challenges. The theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” More info: sgsmiami.com

Fintech LATAM, at the Lightbox in Wynwood on Sept. 24, will bring together 200 banking executives, tech professionals and innovators to share ideas on technology trends that are changing the way businesses and consumers use financial services. Fintech aims to push forward Miami as a financial technology center. Info: fintechlatam.com.

StartupweekendStartup Weekend Education, Oct. 10-12 at Venture Hive, welcomes technologists, educators and entrepreneurs with education-related company ideas to bring the idea to life and compete for prizes. More info here.

Product Hunt,  a website for discovering new apps and products, is having a Miami meetup Oct. 17, hosted by Kairos. The event at The LAB will feature demos by  Glip, Waleteros and Katana. The audience votes and the winner receives prizes from NewMe Accelerator. NewME’s Angela Benton will also hold a Q&A. More info here.

NewME PopUp Accelerator, Oct. 18-19, will have a creative edge to it, as it is partnering with the Revolt Music Conference. The event will include fireside chats, networking, a pitch competition and more pre-event mentoring. More info here.

Emerging Technology Business Showcase, on Oct. 23 at Miami Dade College/Wolfson, features startup pitches, product demos and panel discussions, including one on foodprenuers. ETBS is produced by the nonprofit Enterprise Development Corp. More info here

FinTank: Tech Weekend @ The Dolphins, Oct. 25-26. This free hackathon at SunLife Stadium hopes to attract 500 participants, including young students. A teach-athon is planned, too. Register here.

TechbashTigerDirect’s TechBash will welcome 20,000 to Marlins Stadium on Nov. 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. for a free event that will feature more than 150 vendors, entertainment, food, exhibits, opportunities to purchase the latest technologies at Black Friday-like prices and “many surprises,” say the organizers. For the first time, the event will also include the finals of the Build Your Own PC Race For Charity. (Scene from last year's TechBash shown here). Info: tigertechbash.com

The Miami Mini Maker Faire, an all-day, family-friendly celebration of the maker movement is back to a second year in Wynwood Nov. 8 and will include a street festival with more than 120 makers, including artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and educators. Info: makerfairemiami.com

WebCongress, a two-day conference Nov. 13-14 at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, is back for a third year and will feature national and international speakers on digital media and marketing trends, workshops and a party. Info: webcongress.com/miami

SIME MIASIME MIA will once again gather global thought leaders from technology, media and the arts. The event, at the New World Symphony Center and The LAB Miami Dec 1-2, will again be hosted Ola Ahlvarsson (shown here at last year's event), serial entrepreneur and former Kickboxing world champion, and will include dozens of speakers, including Jimmy Maymann, CEO of Huffington Post, Bobby Moresco, Oscar-winning screenwriter for Crash and Million Dollar Baby; and Karin Nilsdotter, CEO of Spaceport Sweden. Info: simemia.co

ITPalooza, Dec. 4 at Nova Southeastern, is an all-day event for tech professionals. with a hackathon, workshops, exhibits and holiday party. Info: itpalooza.com

WeXchange 2014, an event to promote Latin American women entrepreneurs and offer networking, education, a pitch competition and opportunities to meet with investors, will be Dec. 11-12 at Miami Dade College and The LAB Miami. Info: wexchange.co

For events this week, check out the Entrepreneurship Datebook category of this blog.

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