Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

GEW Miami

Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 17 – 23, 2014

Entrepreneur Boot Camp – High School Students only

Venture Hive will be hosting a series of entrepreneurship education workshops every day from 1-2PM for high school students only. If you are a high school student and you are interested in participating please contact Gaby Castelao to RSVP:

When: Every day from 1-2PM
Start: 17 November 2014
End: 21 November 2014


Startup Mentoring Sessions

Venture Hive entrepreneurs will hold one hour mentoring sessions for Miami area startups. If you are interested in setting up an appointment for a mentoring session please contact Gaby Castelao:
No walk-ins allowed. You MUST have an appointment in order to participate.

When: Every day, times will vary
Start: 17 November 2014
End: 21 November 2014


UX Workshop: Defining the users
In order to create a product that is meaningful, useful, and engaging, you must know exactly who your users are, what they want, and how they think. Don’t assume that you know what the user wants. Go out and talk to them! Interviews, focus groups, surveys, and field research are four key ways to do user research. Once you’ve gathered your data, create user types and personas to help drive functionality and conversations about your users with your team.

When: Tuesday, November 18 at 12-1PM


One Million Cups: Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is an opportunity to celebrate, engage and empower female entrepreneurs as part of the larger global entrepreneurship celebration. To celebrate this special day, founders from Munchkin Fun, Komuns, Venture Hive, and UXRD will gather to share their experiences as female entrepreneurs during this One Million Cups presentation.

When: Wednesday, November 19 at 9-10AM


How Startups Can Do Business With Boeing

Boeing has become a major economic driver in Miami, Florida. That is exciting news for many reasons, but none more important than the new business opportunities that are available to local and small businesses. During this event, attendees will learn how to become a Boeing certified supplier. Relevant industries include:

• Aerospace support – maintenance and modification labor, repair and overhaul services, spares, training services, engineering services, ground support equipment and specialized part handling and distribution

• Avionics and avionics components – communication systems, display systems, cockpit instruments, navigation and guidance systems, mission management systems, sensors, recording and storage systems, cables, and processors

• Common aerospace commodities – from forgings, castings and wire bundles to mechanical and electrical adapters, fasteners, microcircuits, retainers, and sealants

• Electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems – from electrical systems, environmental controls, fuel systems and controls, brakes and wheels and landing and nose gear components, to motors, switches, valves, tanks, meters and pumps

• Interiors – including lavatories; interior lighting of all kinds; carpeting, mats and curtains; stowage bins; decorative laminates; oxygen equipment; and survival kits

• Major structures – such as fuselage and body sections, flight control surfaces, engine structure and nacelles, landing gear, cargo systems and other large integrated assemblies

• Non-production goods and services – such as factory tools and supplies; facilities services and supplies; computing hardware, software and services; office equipment and supplies; contract labor; and financial products and services

• Propulsion systems – such as aircraft engines, liquid and solid propellant rocket engines, missile and rotary-wing propulsion systems, jet fuel starter and pyrotechnics.

• Purchased outside production – including sheet metal and non-metallic products, machined parts, and tubing and ducting products and services

• Technology – new technology, advancing the state-of-the-art of existing technologies, non-production prototypes, testing and evaluation, white papers, studies, analysis, research

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When: Wednesday, November 19 at 10:30AM-12PM


UX Workshop: Ideation

Ideation is a contraction of two words: Idea and Creation. The goal of Ideation, is to think creatively and to brainstorm new ideas and solutions for a topic. There are many methods for encouraging creativity within a project team. We will review two: Mind Mapping and Storyboards. After exploring a topic creatively, it is important to write User Stories that define what a user wants to do using your product. These are written from a user’s perspective and will drive design and development. If you are interested in attending please contact Gaby Castelao to RSVP:

When: Wednesday, November 19 at 12PM


How Parse and Facebook’s Free Tools are Enabling Developers to Build Sustainable Businesses

You will  learn the best ways to leverage Facebook + Parse products to build, grow and monetize your mobile apps, including:

  • Building your app with Parse and Facebook Login
  • Growing your app with App Links, Facebook Sharing, and Mobile App Ads
  • Monetizing your app with products like the Facebook Audience Network and Mobile App Ads

You will also hear from entrepreneurs in the field who have built sustainable businesses using the Facebook platforms:

  • NightPro – A venue management platform that helps nightclubs run efficiently and seamlessly collect client data.
  • Cubefree – An app that takes away the hassle of finding great workplaces outside the cubicle.

If you are interested in attending please register here:

When: Friday November 21 at 11AM-1:00PM


Go Programming Bootcamp

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Minimal Qualified Student:

  • Programming skills
  • Studied CS in school or has a minimum of two years of experience programming full time
  • Familiar with structural and object oriented programming styles.
  • Has worked with arrays, lists, queues and stacks.
  • Understands processes, threads and synchronization at a high level.
  • Operating Systems
  • Has worked with a command shell.
  • Knows how to maneuver around the file system.
  • Understands what environment variables are.

What a student is expected to learn:

  • Understand what is available in the language.
  • Get a feel for writing code in an idiomatic style and syntax.
  • Learn how to write maintainable and solid programs that are production ready.
  • Walk away with patterns and techniques for solving common problems.

On day one, we take our initial tour of the language. We learn about variables, types, data structures and interfaces. We also explore what is idiomatic and how the language is very orthogonal. This includes following the community standards for coding and style.

On day two, we take go deeper into Go. We learn about concurrency, race conditions, channels, testing, packaging, logging, encoding, io and reflection.

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When: Friday and Saturday 11/21-22 at 8AM-5PM

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