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Mark your calendar: Season of the Startup

A sampling of major tech and entrepreneurship events this fall and beyond:

Startup 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:eventbrite .com.

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: producthuntmiami.splashthat.com

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: newme.in/popup-acceler ator.

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

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. More info: thefintank.com.

TigerDirect’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. 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 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 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.

And next spring …

eMerge Americas 2015, April 29-May 5, a week of events again culminating in a two-day conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Exhibits, keynote speakers, panels, pitch competitions, a mayoral summit, parties and more are on the agenda. Watch for details atemergeamericas.org.

 

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