ENTREPRENEURS IN TECH: New speaker series hosted by Tech Group and FIU features Juan Manuel Damia, founder of Intellignos and author of Meta Analytics, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, College of Business Complex, Special Events Center, Room 232, 11200 SW 8th St.. More info here.
REFRESH MIAMI: The future of mobile payments, with speakers including Jim McKelvey, cofounder of Square, is the topic of Refresh’s monthly meetup at 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. More info: refreshmiami.com
GROWING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS: Free workshop hosted by Commissioner Juan Zapata, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd., #159, Miami. Registration: www.beaconcouncil.com/events.
TECH TANK: HYPE Miami, the Greater Miami Chamber’s young professional’s committee, will be hosting “Tech Tank: Keeping Miami Afloat in a Growing Technology Ecosystem,” featuring a panel discussion and startups vying for the audience’s votes, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the UM Life Science and Technology Park. More info: miamichamber.com (click on events).
STARTUP WEEKEND EDUCATION: Technologists, educators and entrepreneurs with education-related company ideas can bring them to life and compete for prizes during South Florida’s first Startup Weekend Education, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 10-12, Venture Hive, 1010 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. More info here.
CATCH UP ON STARTING GATE
Miami-based Healthcare.com launched its platform last week, which features nearly 200 provides and more than 90,000 health care plans. In fund-raising news, Cohealo, a health-tech company, announced it closed on a $9 million funding round that includes Miami-based investors Krillion Ventures. Cohealo was launched in Miami, but moved to Boston early this year. Cohealo also announced it will be opening an office in Miami.
Read more about Healthcare.com, Cohealo and other startup news and community views on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business.