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IBM Global Business Service Workshop

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This case study workshop will teach students about IBM’s management consulting positions and how to market themselves to become eligible for the position as a student applying for an opportunity with their company.

RSVP by following the steps below:

Step 1: Log in: https://fiu-csm.symplicity.com/students
Step 2: Click “Events” on side navigation bar
Step 3: Click “Workshops”
Step 4: Search IBM
Step 5: Click RSVP for IBM Global Business Services- Management Consulting Workshop

Human Resources Management Certificate Program

The Human Resources Management Program covers key topics that HR managers and staff take into account as part of their role while maintaining a productive workforce and complying with up-to-date information on legal issues to ensure that your personnel and management practices conform to regulations. In an effort to improve the productivity of current employees, our executive professionals will provide strategies, regarding the best approaches to hire and retain top performers. Participants will gain a professional comprehension of the advantages and pitfalls of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), overall.

As this course is focused on industry topics that are dynamic and challenging, in order to maximize the course’s value and interest to you, it will also address staffing needs, assessments, and solutions including recruiting, training, and motivating employees, as well as how to resolve performance issues. Class lectures, discussions, and interpersonal interaction will strengthen participants’ knowledge and enable efficient skills to find solutions for real-life challenges dealt with in the workplace. Aside from gaining a solid foundation in the latest HR practices and current and critical legal issues, participants will be trained in-depth on ways to accommodate global HR issues, the latest on information systems and policies, and protection strategies for your organization, from potentially serious mistakes, by sensitizing managers and other employees to the consequences of discriminatory and other inappropriate actions.

This program runs from February 25 – May 20, 2017. To register, please call 305-348-4217.

The Leadership Lectures: Adam Goldstein | 2/16 @ 2pm


RSVP at: lead.fiu.edu/AdamGoldstein


About the Event

Adam Goldstein was named President & COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in 2014.  Goldstein oversees the corporation’s shared services portfolio including HR, IT, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Commercial Development, Risk Management and Guest Port Services.

Goldstein has been with the company since 1988.  Prior to 2014, he held the  positions of President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International, Senior Vice President, Total Guest Satisfaction; Senior Vice President, Marketing; Vice President, Marketing; Vice President, International Sales and Marketing; Director, Market Development; and Corporate Secretary to Royal Caribbean’s Board of Directors.

Goldstein served on the Board of Directors of the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), now known as U.S. Travel Association, from 1993 to 2012.  He was National Chair of TIA in 2001, and has been inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders.  Goldstein served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Our Kids, Inc. from 2007 to 2009, a nonprofit with oversight responsibility for foster care and related services for approximately 4,000 children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.  He currently serves on the Our Kids Advisory Board.

In 1998, Advertising Age named Goldstein to the “Marketing 100,” the magazine’s annual roundup of the best and brightest American and international marketing minds.

Goldstein graduated with honors from Princeton University, majoring in public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He also has a law degree from Harvard University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, the European business school in Fontainebleau, France. Goldstein and his wife have two children and live in Coral Gables, FL.

Honors Credits: 4


The Leadership Lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to generous support from Mercantil Commercebank, but advanced registration is required. Click here to register for this lecture: lead.fiu.edu/AdamGoldstein

MatchUP Night II

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Calling all mentors and entrepreneurs in the Miami community to join StartUP FIU on February 8th, for MatchUP Night II!

MatchUP Night II is a networking opportunity for our FIU and Miami community to meet the 19 innovative StartUPs that are a part of our second Cohort. Some of our Cohort teams are looking to MatchUP with mentors to guide them and/or entrepreneurial individuals to add to their teams.


6:00 PM – Networking

6:45 PM – Opening remarks

7:15 PM – Teams introduction

9:00 PM – Event Conclusion

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is StartUP FIU?

StartUP FIU is an initiative developing innovation and entrepreneurship to fully leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution for FIU and the Miami community.

Who should attend?

All events are free and open to students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members who are interested in learning about startups and entrepreneurship. It is also an excellent opportunity for early-stage startups to familiarize themselves with StartUP FIU. 


MARC Building 3rd Floor

Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

Enter the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge presented by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and FIU College of Business

Entry Dates: January 30th through March 20th, 2017


Entering the challenge can give you valuable media coverage in The Miami Herald as well as exposure to possible investors in your business.


The FIU Track is open to all current FIU Students & Alumni.

Submit your entry:

  • Executive Summary maximum of 3 pages, minimum 10pt font.
  • Must include 1 Additional Page for Financial Analysis / Projections.
  • Recommended to include Risk Factors Associated & Exit Strategy.
  • Have a 5 minute PowerPoint Presentation of your business plan ready should you be selected as a Semi-Finalist.

Submit your Business Plan via email to fiuchallenge@miamiherald.com along with your FIU Student ID Number.


Important Challenge Dates

Monday, January 30th

Official Call for Entries and cover story in The Miami Herald Business Monday.


Monday, March 20th
All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm – NO EXCEPTIONS!


Monday, April 3rd
FIU Track Live Pitch Presentation.


Monday, May 8th
The Miami Herald Business Monday cover story will announce judges’ winners and People’s Pick with profiles of winners.



Hult Prize Competition Day

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We at StartUP FIU invite you to our Inaugural Hult Prize @ FIU local competition. The day will include student teams pitching their proposed solution to the 2017 Hult Prize challenge, a social entrepreneurship showcase, the selection of the team to represent FIU at the Boston Global Regional Finals in March 2017 and a networking reception.

This event will take place on Friday, December 9th at 10.30 a.m. in the MARC building at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. For more information about Hult @ FIU click here.

What is Hult Prize:

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good. Undergraduate and graduate students from the best universities are invited to propose the best solution for a large global problem affected the disadvantaged. This annual competition aims to create and launch the most compelling social business ideas – start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by millions of people. Winning team will receive $1 Million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice, from the international business community.

Every year, the Hult Foundation releases a challenge to be tackled by teams of 3-4 students (+1 alum) in order to create sustainable and scalable social enterprises that can reach 10 million people by year 5.

What is the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge:

This year’s challenge is: Refugees – “Reawakening Human Potential” and will focus on restoring the rights and dignity of people and societies who may be or are forced into motion due to social injustices, politics, economic pressures, climate change and war.



12.00 p.m. Registration, Startup Showcase, & Lunch

1.30 p.m. Competition: Team Pitches

3.00 p.m. Break & Cafecito Time

4.00 p.m. Final Pitching & Closing Ceremony

5.00 p.m. Reception

What is the Hult Prize Foundation:

The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs. It encourages the world’s brightest business minds to compete in teams to solve the planet’s biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD1 million in seed funding.

About StartUP FIU

StartUP FIU is an initiative focused on developing traditional and social entrepreneurship among students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the South Florida community. Its Empower Accelerator Program is a 14-week accelerator program, consisting of a robust curriculum, critical mentoring and business advice, and weekly team deliverables. Each week of the program is based on a theme around which lectures and events are scheduled. Successful entrepreneurs from the Miami community provide mentorship to each team. Teams meet with their mentors on a weekly basis to discuss the strategies and skills needed to advance each team’s vision. Those who successfully complete the program are given the opportunity to pitch their startups to potential investors in week 14.

Speaker Series: What A Wharton Investor Looks For In A Company?

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How do you convince investors that your startup is a winner? Come to our Speaker Series December 1st, 2016 to listen to Rahul Kothari speak about how he and his company provide investors with more diversification and investing options and what they look for in investable companies.

Who is Rahul Kothari?

Rahul Kothari is a Founder and Senior Partner of Ironview Capital Management. He joined the firm via the Carlyle Group. Prior to this, Rahul held various roles in late-stage private equity at the Aurora Capital Group, investment banking at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (now Credit Suisse), consulting at Bain & Company and held leadership positions at various entrepreneurial ventures.

Rahul earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Biochemistry and an Honors BA from the University of Western Ontario. He currently serves on the Boards of the Miami Children’s Museum, CityScience and the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York.


6:00 pm – Registration 
6:30 pm – Speaker Series 
7:30 pm – Q&A
7:45 pm – Networking

What is StartUP FIU?
StartUP is an initiative focused on creating traditional and social entrepreneurship among students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. We help create and grow traditional companies, high-tech ventures, and social enterprises. 

Who should attend?
Our seminar series is open to students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members who are interested in learning about startups and entrepreneurship. It is also an excellent opportunity for early-stage startups to familiarize themselves with StartUP FIU.


MARC Pavilion