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May 27, 2017

SBA Workshops and Classes Offered Around the State May 27 - June 2

Date: May 27 - June 2, 2017

Webinars Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M., Sales Training for Business Owners Learn about the sales process. Help customers choose your products and services. How much is a customer worth? Why do you lose customers? How do we get more sales per transaction? You will learn these things and more. Presenter: Lonnie Koyama, Lead Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration. The event is free to attend, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop

May 29, 2017

MIT Internet of Things Bootcamp

Date: May 29 - June 3, 2017

The MIT Internet of Things Bootcamp is a short, intense course that teaches people how to apply connectivity to solve big problems with tiny computers.

May 30, 2017

25th Annual Florida Sterling Conference

Date: May 30 - June 2, 2017

As part of the Florida Sterling Council’s comprehensive performance excellence program, we provide multiple opportunities to learn practical best practices from high performing organizations through our conferences and special events. These include the Annual Conference, Education Summit, Healthcare Symposium, STEM Forum, Tallahassee Summit, and Great Practice Showcases. These conferences and events highlight keynoters and workshop leaders from Baldrige and Sterling Award recipients as

PSLO Mission to Washington

Date: May 30 - June 2, 2017

The World Bank Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Network invites you to mark your calendar for a mission to Washington D.C. The Mission will focus on infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for the Transport, ICT, Water and Environmental sector. Participants can expect to receive a general introduction on new strategic developments at the World Bank Group (WBG), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). Listen to presentations about the World

StartUp Xchange Networking Meeting

Date: May 30, 2017 Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

StartUp Xchange will be at The Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg. Being an entrepreneur is challenging and often lonely. Networking with other entrepreneurs and seasoned business veterans is vital. StartUp Xchange is here to help! Come on by, have a seat, buy a drink and join the conversation. This month's mentors include: Chris Paradies, Paradies® law - Intellectual Property Attorney Ron Stein, More Customers Academy - Marketing & Sales Consultant Alfonso Woods, Ananias Financial

May 31, 2017

Augmented World Expo

Date: May 31 - June 2, 2017

AR and VR are bringing superpowers to the people and this year we are on a mission to highlight how to use these Superpowers to Change the World. Learn more>>>

CANSEC - Canadian Association of Defense & Securities Industries

Date: May 31 - June 1, 2017

CANSEC is Canada’s foremost defense tradeshow! A two-day event, CANSEC will feature 120,000 square feet of indoor exhibits by Canada’s leading edge defense companies, as well as an outdoor static display. This tradeshow targets a wide audience of customers that includes Government agencies and departments with an interest in the defense sector. Trade Grants are available to help offset your exhibition cost in this show. Please let EFI know if you wish to receive more details on

Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit

Date: May 31 - June 1, 2017

Mastering Digital Business Platform Complexity Digital is transforming every part of the organization and enterprise architecture is no exception. Digital business platforms are emerging as the approach to digital innovation combining five interdependent elements - ecosystem, customers, things, IT systems and intelligence. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders like you are at the forefront of these efforts, providing the skills and competencies needed to support innovation

TMA Southeast Regional Conference

Date: May 31 - June 2, 2017

This is the largest networking opportunity in the Southeast for the turnaround industry, so don't miss it! Learn more>>>

June 1, 2017

SW Florida International Export Forum

Date: June 1, 2017

Join us to discuss international trade topics and trends while learning more about local resources. Our panel of experts will discuss global business and its efect on Florida-based companies. Light refreshments are included. Fee: $10. Contact: Kevin Brady | SBDC - Florida Gulf Coast University |

International Trade Forum

Date: June 1, 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to discuss international trade topics and trends while learning more about local resources. Our panel of experts will discuss global business and its effect on Florida-based companies. Speakers: Kevin Brady, FSBDC Dan Bjerk- USEAC Clearwater, FL Elena Mendez- EXIM Bank, Miami, FL Manny Mencia, Enterprise Florida International Office, Miami Mary Hernandez, SBA- International Trade Learn more>>>

Art of the Pitch

Date: June 1, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Art of the Pitch, June 1 at 5:30 PM. In this event, sponsored by Open Mike's, startups in the Groundswell network are invited to practice their pitch in front of a rotating panel of Groundswell mentors and receive real-time feedback. Learn more>>>

Venture Angel Event in Ft. Lauderdale

Date: June 1, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Are you raising capital? Come to our next Venture and Angel event on June 1 in Ft. Lauderdale! Register Here: VC event in Ft. Lauderdale on June 1 Investor Speakers: Moderator: Stash Jacobs, GreenbergTraurig Sally Outlaw, Co-Founder and CEO, peerbackers and Worthy Financial Mark Volchek, Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital More TBA! Sponsors: GreenbergTraurig,, ARC Angel Fund, and InList

June 2, 2017

Annual Hackathon Weekend - National Civic Day of Hacking

Date: June 2 - 4, 2017

Get your dream team together to compete in the annual hackathon. Teams will work toward solving a challenge that can better our community. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Learn more>>>

National Day of Civic Hacking / Hack for Change 2017 - Miami

Date: June 2 - 3, 2017

National Day of Civic Hacking takes place around this time each year. Join us in bringing the community together to tackle the unique issues facing our awesome city and nation! Last year's Hack for Change included:National and Local challenges, with projects about housing affordability, climate change, social services referrals, and open data from Miami-Dade County. Learn more>>>