StartUP FIU launches suite of events for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016


Nov 3rd, 2016 – Miami, FL – With less than two weeks to go, StartUP FIU is prepping for its first Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). GEW is celebrated every third week of November and aims to recognize entrepreneurs and their contributions to society. Like the startup’s they’ve inspired, GEW started out as an idea that became a global movement, with over 160 countries participating, and over 200 events in the U.S. alone.

“Social entrepreneurship is in its infancy in South Florida but also worldwide. However, thanks to the collaboration between StartUP FIU and GEW we can increase awareness and generate positive results for the entrepreneurs and innovators in South Florida,” stated Bob Hacker, StartUP FIU’s Director.

StartUP FIU has several lectures, workshop and networking events planned for November 14-20. Our GEW events are designed to clarify entrepreneur’s thinking, accelerate their progress and connect them with partners; investors and community members that can help take them expand their opportunity.


The Innovation Showcase

Tuesday, November 15th 11:30AM, Little River District Building STR-MIAMI

The Innovation Showcase is presented by StartUP FIU in partnership with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, and designed to showcase FIU entrepreneurs and innovators (particularly those with patents) and how their products and technology are impacting the way we live and work. The entrepreneurs and innovators will also highlight some of the challenges and opportunities in developing a patent-earning idea, as well as the process involved in commercializing these inventions. This is your opportunity to meet other inventors and nascent entrepreneurs, to network with veteran business leaders, investors, and funders from various industries. The Innovation Showcase is generously sponsored by Carlton Fields.


StartUP FIU Speaker Series: Global Entrepreneurship Edition

Thursday, November 17th 6PM, FIU MMC Campus CBC 155

CEO and Co-founder of Entopis, Dr. Obdulio Piloto and founder of The New World Angel investment group, Bob Nelson, will be co-guest speakers for StartUP FIU’s Speaker Series: Global Entrepreneurship Edition. Dr. Piloto completed his Postdoctoral fellow in Therapeutics: small molecules & peptides from Stanford University. At our Speaker Series, Dr. Obduilo will share with us his thoughts on the Future of AI Medicine and about his experience starting Entopis.

Bob Nelson, founder of The New World Angel, a group of private investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early-stage entrepreneurial companies in the state of Florida, is an Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Mentor and Executive with over 40 years of business experience under his belt. He will be sharing his strategy on how to get an investor to invest in your company, as well as his experience with the pitfalls all entrepreneur should avoid.


Learn to Code in a Day

Saturday, November 19th 9AM, FIU MMC Campus PG-5 153

Saturday, November 19, 2016, StartUP FIU and Wyncode will be hosting a one-day workshop on how to code. All you’ll need for this event is a computer that is able to access the internet. Write your first line of code using Ruby, mingle with aspiring developers and technology enthusiasts, and learn from Ed Toro, Wyncode’s Head Instructor, as well as other tech team members. You will have the opportunity to engage with coding alumni and developers and by the end of the day, you will have your first completed project!

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit