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Sep
5

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Equity Crowd Funding

Equity Crowdfunding 101 Presenter: Heather Schwarz-Lopes Chief Strategy Officer EarlyShares.com Learning Objectives: •Discover the regulatory environment of crowdfunding platforms, various types of platforms and limitations. •Learn how to set up your business for a crowdfunding campaign. •Discover the next steps during and after the raise. Description: This session will introduce the ways you can position your startup or later stage venture to achieve a successful crowdfunding campaign. Our Entrepreneurship Workshop “Lunch & Learn” sessions will be held at FIU Downtown on Brickell on the schedule dates below from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. (Lunch is provided at 11:30am). FIU Downtown on Brickell 1101 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Registration for the full Entrepreneurship Workshop Lunch and Learn Sessions will allow access to all five (5) workshop sessions and an opportunity to pitch at the Shark Tank hosted on Friday, November 21st. Register for all 5 workshop sessions at a discount of $150.00/registrant. (Package discount of $30 per session).

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Sep
9

Entrepreneurs in Tech Speaker Series

FIU Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with ALPFA FIU Tech Group host the Entrepreneurs in Tech Speaker Series Join us for an evening of networking and an engaging discussion on entrepreneurship in Miami's growing tech scene. Tuesday, September 9 5:30pm - 7:00pm FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus College of Business Complex Special Events Center, Room 232 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199 Featured Speaker: Brian Brackeen Founder & CEO Kairos Brian Brackeen is the founder & CEO of Kairos based in Miami, Florida. Kairos is an innovative facial recognition company. Their product, Kairos TimeClock uses facial recognition to virtually eliminate payroll fraud. The service was launched a year ago yet Kairos has 250+ customers in it's pipeline. Those 250 companies represent over 2 million users. In the 4th quarter of 2013 Kairos launched it's Facial Recognition API, so that 3rd parties can bring facial recognition to their own products and services. Nearly 50 companies, schools, and organizations have already accessed the API. Their newest product, being released in 2014, is called Kairos Trust. It's uses facial recognition in concert with international credit card processors to eliminate card fraud. Kairos's growth was recently noticed by the Wall Street Journal, it was selected as one of the top 25 startups in the country and it participated in the WSJ Startup of the Year. Brian cut his technological teeth at Apple where he designed solutions that managed Apple's workforce across the globe.

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Sep
19

Lunch & Learn Workshop: The Nuts & Bolts of an Effective Growth Strategy

The Nuts & Bolts of an Effective Growth Strategy Presenter: Robert H. Hacker Adjunct Professions, FIU & MIT Sloan School of Management Managing Partner, GH Capital Partners Former CFO, One Laptop Per Child Association Learning Objectives: -Learn how to determine your customer needs. -Outline the design of your product or service. -Invent alternatives to find better solutions to today's problems. -Turn your company into a forerunner in product innovation. -Develop action plans to implement innovation in your company or start up. Description: Led by Robert H. Hacker, adjunct professor and author of Billion Dollar Company: An entrepreneur's guide to business models for high growth companies. Begin the process of developing a successful business! In this session, learn several techniques to profoundly understand the customer. Discover how to create innovative products and services to meet those needs. Our Entrepreneurship Workshop “Lunch & Learn” sessions will be held at FIU Downtown on Brickell on the schedule dates below from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. (Lunch is provided at 11:30am). FIU Downtown on Brickell 1101 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Registration for the full Entrepreneurship Workshop Lunch and Learn Sessions will allow access to all five (5) workshop sessions and an opportunity to pitch at the Shark Tank hosted on Friday, November 21st. Register for all 5 workshop sessions at a discount of $150.00/registrant. (Package discount of $30 per session).

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Sep
23

Entrepreneurs in Tech Speaker Series

FIU Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with ALPFA FIU Tech Group host the Entrepreneurs in Tech Speaker Series Join us for an evening of networking and an engaging discussion on entrepreneurship in Miami's growing tech scene. Tuesday, September 23 5:30pm - 7:00pm FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus College of Business Complex Special Events Center, Room 232 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199 Featured Speakers: Will Weinrub Chief Executive Officer LiveNinja Jaren Husch Director of Business Development LiveNinja

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Sep
30

Entrepreneurs' "How To" Webinar Series: Managing Your Sales Pipeline

September 30 Managing Your Sales Pipeline Speaker: Ellen Bristol Founder and CEO, Bristol Strategy Group All webinar sessions are held from 11:00a.m. - Noon Registration Fee (per session): $25 ________________________________________ For additional information and to register, please visit entrepreneurship.fiu.edu or call (305) 779 - 9230.

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Oct
17

Lunch & Learn Workshop: New Funding Sources: A Roadmap to Financing Your Business

New Funding Sources: A Roadmap to Financing Your Business Presenter: Ricardo Newark Founder and President Newstrop Consulting Learning Objectives: -Determine when your need third party financing, how much and the use of funds. -Learn the potential sources of funding: how to identify and approach them. -The Pitch: how to engage and connect with key stakeholders. -Discover strategies in negotiating terms and conditions, ownership and control. Description: Ready to start, develop or grow your business but need the funding to do it successfully? Topics covered at this workshop will include: a review of viable funding options for your venture, third party funding sources, key considerations in valuation of your company, control and ownership; and negotiation strategies. Our Entrepreneurship Workshop “Lunch & Learn” sessions will be held at FIU Downtown on Brickell on the schedule dates below from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. (Lunch is provided at 11:30am). FIU Downtown on Brickell 1101 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Registration for the full Entrepreneurship Workshop Lunch and Learn Sessions will allow access to all five (5) workshop sessions and an opportunity to pitch at the Shark Tank hosted on Friday, November 21st. Register for all 5 workshop sessions at a discount of $150.00/registrant. (Package discount of $30 per session).

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Oct
31

Lunch & Learn Workshop: HR and the Growing Business

HR and the Growing Business Presenter: Janette Tarafa, PHR, GPHR Founder & President Inspire HR, Inc. Learning Objectives: -Discover the roles and responsibilities of HR in a growing organization, including: federal, state and local laws, alignment with strategic planning, and moving from founder to CEO. -Learn how to define and implement your company culture and use it to build an employment brand. -Create a comprehensive and competitive plan to identify, retain and develop top talent to spur your company's growth. -Explore HR considerations of going global, whether you're already an international company or aspiring to achieve international expansion. Description: Have you established your company's strategic plan and are now in need of the right team to take you there? Learn best practices in a time of rapid growth and leave the workshop with a competitive HR strategy to take your growing business to the next level. Discover legal considerations, how to define company culture; recruiting, training and managing talent, and the HR considerations of going global. Our Entrepreneurship Workshop “Lunch & Learn” sessions will be held at FIU Downtown on Brickell on the schedule dates below from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. (Lunch is provided at 11:30am). FIU Downtown on Brickell 1101 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Registration for the full Entrepreneurship Workshop Lunch and Learn Sessions will allow access to all five (5) workshop sessions and an opportunity to pitch at the Shark Tank hosted on Friday, November 21st. Register for all 5 workshop sessions at a discount of $150.00/registrant. (Package discount of $30 per session).

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Nov
7

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Keys to Successful Social Media Strategies

Keys to Successful Social Media Strategies Presenter: John C. Fleming Technology Practice Lead Biztegra Partners Learning Objectives: -Develop a marketing plan for your venture. -Find new strategies for getting the most out of your marketing dollars. -Enhance your business' presence through social media profiles. -Discover new content management tools. Description: Learn how to develop an effective "go to market" strategy that is optimized for your company and market. You will learn about the elements of a focused and affordable marketing plan. You will see how to leverage the latest in social media to have conversations with your customers and people who influence your potential customers. You will learn how to develop a channel strategy to sell your products and services that will give you the widest market coverage at the lowest possible cost. Our Entrepreneurship Workshop “Lunch & Learn” sessions will be held at FIU Downtown on Brickell on the schedule dates below from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. (Lunch is provided at 11:30am). FIU Downtown on Brickell 1101 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Registration for the full Entrepreneurship Workshop Lunch and Learn Sessions will allow access to all five (5) workshop sessions and an opportunity to pitch at the Shark Tank hosted on Friday, November 21st. Register for all 5 workshop sessions at a discount of $150.00/registrant. (Package discount of $30 per session).

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