U Innovation Seminar: In its 2016 Concept to Commercialization Seminar Series, the University of Miami’s U Innovation presents “Exploring the Differences between Inventorship, Authorship and Ownership on the Road to Commercializing University Intellectual Property,” 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, UM Life Science and Technology Park, 1951 NW 7th Ave., 1st Floor Room.
Angel Summit Americas Conference: Join 300-plus startup influencers, investors, entrepreneurs, industry and community leaders to discuss ways to unleash the potential of startup investment in Miami and beyond, Thursday and Friday, Intercontinental Miami. Tickets: http://americas.angelsummit.io.
ChallengeHER: ChallengeHER works with the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contracting program as a tool to help to assist women business owners leverage federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and to connect them with the right people. Learn about WOSB set-asides and how to market your business under this program, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday (registration begins at "8 a.m.), FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Hospitality Management Building, 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami. Free. More info here.
eMerge Americas: Miami’s homegrown technology conference will feature speakers, an expo, contests, a hiring fair, parties and more, April 18-19, Miami Beach Convention Center. Tickets: emergeamericas.org
BUSINESS PLAN CHALLENGE UPDATE
The Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge drew a record number of entries, and our judges have their work cut out for them. Semifinalists will be announced on Monday, April 18, in Business Monday and on MiamiHerald.com/challenge. Winners will be announced May 9 in a Business Monday special section.
Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg