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Entrepreneurship Datebook

TecheggENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK: Florida International University's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center has a host of events planned, starting with Entrepreneurs in Tech, a panel discussion, with Mike Tomas of BioHeart, Brian Brackeen of Kairos, Nabyl Charania of Rokk3r Labs, Xavier Gonzalez of Technology Foundation of the Americas and Felice Gorordo of ClearPath, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, FIU's College of Business Complex, Room 232. Other events planned include Open Coffee Club, 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at RightSpace2Meet in Coral Gables; and "Lunch & Learn: The Nuts & Bolts of an Effective Growth Strategy" with Robert H. Hacker, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, FIU Downtown on Brickell location. More info on all these events: http://business.fiu.edu/en trepreneurship/pino.cfm

SHOW ME THE MONEY: The MIT Enterprise Forum South Florida presents "Worthy? Positioning an Emerging Company for Investment" with Professor Ed Roberts of the MIT Sloan School, Susan Amat of Venture Hive and Jonathan Cole of Edwards Wildman Palmer, 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Nova Southeastern University Huizenga School of Business, Knight Lecture Hall Room 1124. $30. More info: mitforumfl.org

SWITCHPITCH: This event invites established companies to pitch their technology needs to vetted startups in a role reversal. Its first Miami event is 1:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at The Light Box in Wynwood. Tickets are $49 through Wednesday using discount code Refresh: switchpitch.com.

TECH TALK: Join Boris Hirmas Said and Miguel Alonso Jr. of Miami Dade College for a fireside chat with David Packouz, who raised nearly $350,000 on Indiegogo for BeatBuddy, a guitar pedal drum machine, noon-1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, Center for Visual Communication in Wynwood. More info here.

GEEKS NIGHT OUT: This Friday night meetup by Caffeine Spaces will be at Makers Square, 1142 6th Ave in Fort Lauderdale, this week, and robot builds are underway. 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21. caffeinespaces.com   

BATTLEHACK: PayPal's BattleHack Miami is back Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, at The LAB Miami. The winner in Miami competes against winners of 10 other startup cities -- Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Chicago, Moscow, Toronto, Warsaw, London, San Francisco, Berlin and Boston -- for a $100,000 global prize. Register here: battlehack.org

UHACK: This hackathon for students from all South Florida colleges and universities takes place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, at the University of Miami International Student Center, with $1,000 cash for the top winner and other prizes. Theme: Improve everyday life. Register here: uhack.us

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