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Mon, Apr 22

Apr
22

NCBIOTECH JOBS NETWORK: STRUCTURED NETWORKING

Join at NCBiotech for a structured networking event. This will be a fun and effective opportunity to practice your networking skills and grow your professional network. Networking is THE best use of your time during a job search.

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Tue, Apr 23

Apr
23

SIM-RTP TECH CONNECT CONFERENCE

The SIM-RTP Tech Connect Conference is the region’s premier single-day event designed for the IT executive community. As technology continues to redefine business, geographic regions, and create borderless digital environments, it has become essential for IT executives to stay aware of global trends in order to integrate strategies into their operations. This allows your team to stay agile while maintaining your company’s competitive edge. The Symposium provides the region’s IT executives an opportunity to gather for a day of networking, collaboration, and knowledge-transfer through peer-led keynotes, breakouts, panels, and networking sessions.

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Apr
23

OPEN RALEIGH BRIGADE COMMUNITY NIGHT

The Open Raleigh Brigade is getting back to regular meetings for 2019. Come out and see how you can help make a positive impact on the community.

Drop into this meeting to find out more about the Open Raleigh Brigade and help us with the group’s projects. Technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, project managers, etc are welcome.

This night is for those who want to:

  • Get work done on civic projects;
  • Start a new project, or find one to join;
  • Get feedback from technical, government, or community experts; and/or
  • Learn about tools for local empowerment, open data, and smart and open government.
Bring your laptop, ideas, projects, maps, data and questions.

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Apr
23

FISH 2.0 SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE INNOVATION WORKSHOP & PITCH SESSION

APRIL 23 - APRIL 24
Businesses in the fishery and aquaculture industries are invited to participate in this free, fun and informative two-day event. Participate in active community-building sessions where attendees learn from their peers’ real world experience, as well as from experts. Learn more about the event and register here.

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Apr
23

STARTUP NETWORKING + PITCHING + COFFEE

Meet a small group of local entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee. Work together and practice your pitching skills with the like minders.

This is an informal, self-organized event for your local startup community which is combined with an online global pitching event happening at the same time. Every entrepreneur or one to be is welcome to attend.

Start by casual networking with other participants (usually up to four people). After 30 minutes you may:

  • Continue to work together (“Work Jam”), or
  • Join StartupBlink online at Startup Pitching and connect with other entrepreneurs globally. In the online event you may pitch your startup or listen to other people’s pitches. You can access online pitching event 20 minutes after the start of this meetup.

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Wed, Apr 24

Apr
24

HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESSES (HUB) CERTIFICATION DAY

If you are a woman, minority, or disabled business owner and the State government is a potential customer for your goods or services, this half- day session can position your company to do business the State of North Carolina.

State government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the state.

Many state contract opportunities contain participation goals for Historically Underutilized Businesses (minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses).

Access to online resources and databases are critical to finding state government contract opportunities.

In the morning,you will:

  • Be guided with hands-on assistance through the process of registering on the electronic Vendor Portal (e-VP) so you can participate in the NC e-Procurement system, NC Interactive Purchasing System (IPS) and HUB certification.
  • Practice accessing bids through the Interactive Purchasing System (IPS).
  • Learn how to complete HUB Vendor Certification Application (Statewide Uniform Certification Application)– and complete a daft application.
  • Learn what documents are required to determine if your company qualifies to be certified as a HUB.
  • Receive guidance on how to use these resources as business development tools to grow your company.
After the lunch break, come back to learn specifically how to do business with Wake Tech.

Plan NOW to leverage this resource to create a competitive advantage in your market.

NOTE: Plan to bring your laptop. Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m.

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Apr
24

DAVIDSON VENTURE FUND PITCH COMPETITION

Join for the annual pitch competition giving six Davidson student and recent alumni teams the opportunity to compete for up to $25,000 in investment in their innovative, for-profit ventures.


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Apr
24

15TH ANNUAL IT HOT TOPICS CONFERENCE

APRIL 24 - APRIL 26
The area’s longest-running and most intimate technology and cyber security conference returns to the Grandover Resort in NC for 2019 with two days of conference activities , keynotes, and more than 20 breakout sessions with hand-picked content, plus hands-on labs and networking opportunities.

The IT Hot Topics Conference offers a comfortable setting for learning and sharing surrounded by colleagues, world-class speakers, great food, and amazing fun.


APRIL 24 - APRIL 26

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Apr
24

GOVERNMENT VENDOR NETWORK

The Government Vendor Network is a forum for member companies who have an interest in doing business with state government.

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Apr
24

DIG SOUTH TECH SUMMIT 2019

APRIL 24 - APRIL 26
DIG SOUTH Tech Summit is the only event in the region purpose-built to grow the South’s digital economy. DIG SOUTH connects leading global brands like Oracle, IBM and Salesforce to the top tech leaders, entrepreneurs and smartest, scalable startups in the South. The community gathers in gorgeous Charleston to make deals, share the latest digital trends and build relationships.

APRIL 24 - APRIL 26

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Apr
24

DIGITAL HEALTH HAPPY HOUR: CHARLOTTE

DHIT (Digital Health Impact + Transformation) & NC Biotechnology Center have partnered for the regional launch of DHIT’s Digital Health Happy Hour series at Packard Place, Charlotte on Wednesday, April 24th from 5pm.

This popular networking event brings together digital health ecosystem partners including providers, payors, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, technologists and industry colleagues to shape the future of digital health in North Carolina while enjoying local craft beers.

The featured pop-up speakers will include Michael Levy, President, DHIT who will give an update on how you can join the digital transformation revolution in Healthcare.

Join for this FREE networking event!

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Thu, Apr 25

Apr
25

TECH TALENT SOUTH + ADVOCATIONS JAVA WORKSHOP

Come out for a taste of what our classes look like! Join Tech Talent South and Advocations for a Java workshop hosted at Packard Place in Uptown to learn more about Tech Talent South’s partnership with Advocations and Autism Speaks and take a demo class from one of TTS’s instructors.

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Apr
25

SWITCHPOINT 2019

APRIL 25 - APRIL 26
Each year SwithPoint attracts hundreds of attendees from around the world including non-profit and development professionals, corporate mavens, educators, policy makers, innovators, and social entrepreneurs.

SwitchPoint happens every spring in Saxapahaw, a tiny, historic, riverside town in the beautiful North Carolina Piedmont. The event spans two days in and around the Haw River Ballroom, an award-winning space set in the former dye house of a historic cotton mill.

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APRIL 25 - APRIL 26

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Apr
25

HEALTH CARE SUMMIT 2019

The 8th annual Health Care Summit convenes hundreds of top executives, policymakers, consumers and business leaders from around the state and nation for a one day deep dive into the current and future state of health care.

This year attendees will hear from the Health Care CEOs and industry leaders unveiling the latest breakthroughs, addressing controversial issues head-on and turning the healthcare system’s challenges into new opportunities.

The Health Care Summit is where you hear breaking news first. Meet visionary leaders and connect with the right peers in the right setting. The guest list includes thought-leaders from across the ecosystem in an atmosphere of creative influence, problem-solving collaboration and real relationships.

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Apr
25

VENTURE CAFÉ THURSDAY GATHERING


The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering serves as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the Piedmont Triad to connect.

The Café is open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and/or passion to contribute. Stop by to try it out.

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Apr
25

WINNING SBIR/STTR GRANTS FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

This half-day seminar is led by expert scientific consultants from Eva Garland Consulting (EGC), recently named by INC magazine in the top 5,000 growing firms AND as North Carolina’s fastest growing woman-led firm. EGC’s team of expert Grant Writing Specialists has successfully secured millions of dollars in SBIR/STTR funding for clients and have written the most popular book on SBIR/STTR program available on Amazon.com.

Seminar topics will focus on all aspects of how to strategically approach obtaining funding from the SBIR/STTR Program including aligning business and technology development needs with available SBIR/STTR opportunities, proposal development, budgets, and award management.

Specifically, the seminar will cover:

SBIR/STTR Program Basics

  • Purpose of SBIR/STTR Program
  • Eligibility
  • SBIR vs. STTR Grants and Contracts
  • Required registrations
Participating Agencies

  • Overview of each agency
  • Missions and budgets
  • Agency solicitations, formats, timelines, requirements
Developing a Competitive Proposal

  • Evaluation criteria
  • Assembling the team
  • Planning the project
  • Contractors and consultants
  • Project budgets, direct vs. indirect costs
  • Research Plan
  • Commercialization Plan
  • Proposal submission
Award Management

  • Award process
  • Accounting, grants management, and reporting

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Apr
25

8TH ANNUAL GATE CITY MINORITY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FAIR

Are you a Minority or Woman-owned Business Owner? Would you like to gain access to municipal and public institution contracting opportunities? This event is for You!

East Greensboro NOW, in collaboration with AJOY Consulting, LLC, will host the 8th Annual Gate City Minority Business Opportunity Fair in Greensboro, NC on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. This networking event is free and open to minority and women-owned businesses interested in pursuing contracting opportunities with local public institutions, government agencies and major private companies.

Participants will include key representatives from the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, Guilford County Schools, Guilford Technical Community College, NC A&T State University, NC Department of Transportation, NC Military Business Center, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The networking event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Khalif Event Center, 2000 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.

Attendees will learn about opportunities with event sponsors including: Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SBTDC), Self-Help Credit Union, Greensboro Housing Authority, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford Merchants Association and more to come!

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Apr
25

WEBINAR: RAISING THE AWARENESS OF CAREER PATHWAYS

APRIL 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This webinar series will discuss Career Pathways and the events in North Carolina that promote Career Pathways.

These monthly meetings will be used to plan and coordinate some of NC Perkins’s Career Pathway projects, such as: Construction Careers Awareness Week, and Manufacturing Careers Awareness Week.

Please join the conversation of promoting Career Pathways as NC Perkins works to improve the Career Pathway of all North Carolinians.

The intended audience for this webinar is anyone who is interested in getting people of all ages on a career pathway that will prepare them for a career. This includes the job seekers as well as the employers, and everyone associated with the process.

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Apr
25

MOOGFEST 2019

APRIL 25 - APRIL 28
Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art, and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation featuring workshops, keynotes, conversations, and masterclasses. By night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge music performances in venues throughout the city. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology enthusiasts for four days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant-garde experimentalists of today.

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Fri, Apr 26

Apr
26

LEADERSHIP GREENSBORO 2020 INFO SESSION

Immerse yourself in a leadership program unique to the community and grow the skills needed to be a transformational leader.

Leadership Greensboro prepares and nurtures citizens to assume leadership roles throughout the community and develop skills that will help their organizations succeed. The program provides superior leadership development content from the Center for Creative Leadership and hands-on experiences that teach participants how to work together to make our community even better.

If you have a proven record of ongoing commitment to civic engagement and want to continue to serve and impact our community through leadership, you are encouraged to come hear more about Leadership Greensboro.

The session will include an overview of:

– The three components of Leadership Greensboro
– Participation requirements of the program
– The application process
– The impact of Leadership Greensboro

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Apr
26

PERCCOLLIDER CLIMATE COFFEE HOUR

The PercCollider is a weekly event where Collider members, guests, and friends “collide,” connect, and collaborate over drinks. The event is an exclusive benefit for Collider members and other invited guests in the climate services, environmental science, and entrepreneurial community.

Friends of The Collider are invited to attend PercColliders on the last Friday of each month.

If you are interested in innovation, collaboration and education related to climate solutions and want an invitation to attend, let The Collider know here.

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Apr
26

USHERING IN THE ERA OF VALUE-BASED CARE: LEVERAGING HEALTH DATA ANALYTICS

Carolina Health Informatics Program with UNC’s Program on Health and Clinical Informatics invite you to attend the annual spring data analytics symposium. Join for an immersive day centered around the exciting future of data analytics. Healthcare providers will join industry leaders and top academic scholars to discuss advancements in data acquisition, visualization and the future of health care.

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Apr
26

ENERGY ‘DOUBLE HEADER’: NEXT GEN NUCLEAR + MANAGING CRISIS COMMUNICATION

This “double header” provides energy professionals the opportunity to be briefed on advanced and next generation nuclear design, an important emerging opportunity for our region, develop skill in the area of crisis communication. leaders of three local advanced/next generation nuclear projects will update you on the opportunity they see. And, a crisis communications executive will lead you through a case study and simulation of you managing crisis communication.

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Sat, Apr 27

Apr
27

HATCH DEMO DAY

Hatch Demo Day is April 27th!

Are you an early stage startup or team that has encountered a log jam?
Come and present your MVP to the varsity team of Asheville’s startup community and leave with advanced insight that will take your idea farther, faster.

Hatch is currently taking applications from 10 early stage businesses.

Bring your business plan, team, and your A-game as you network in a community of people that are committed to your success. On top of it all, our three finalists will come away with seed capital, mentorship, and other prizes to “hatch” their ideas.

By the end of the day, you’ll be better equipped, better networked, and better resourced to take your company to the next level!

Don’t have a business plan to present, or a formed team? Come anyway! Hatch will pair you up with an existing business so that you can learn along with them for the day. And, you’ll meet some of the coolest entrepreneurs and mentors in Asheville!

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Apr
27

INTECH CAMP FOR GIRLS: RALEIGH MINI-CAMP

Join INTech and the Minority Engineering Grad School Association (MEGSA) at NC State University as they host an event with interactive engineering activities, engineering lab tours and a panel of engineering graduate students.

The event is free of charge and snacks will be provided. Limited spots available!

INTech is a camp that targets Black, Latinx, and Native American middle school girls. It is designed to inform them about the fundamentals of technology and how it relates to their everyday lives; inspire them to engage with women in the technology industry; and provide resources to innovate a technology product (i.e., website, mobile application).

INTech was founded in April 2014 by Khalia Braswell who, after receiving the National Center for Women in Information & Technology (NCWIT) AspireIT grant, hosted the first camp in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Registration includes:

– Lunch and snacks throughout the day

– INTech T-shirt

– Certificate of completion

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Sun, Apr 28

Apr
28

2019 UNC CHARLOTTE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EXPO

Once again, UNC Charlotte closes out the North Carolina Science Festival with a public science extravaganza hosted by science and technology faculty, staff and students and also including participation from various community partners. The Expo will feature over 100 activities for the science-curious of all ages, including hands-on educational presentations and fascinating displays—engineering demonstrations, computer and software explorations, all kinds of cool robots in action, lab tours in the life sciences, STEM education activities, environmental science, rockets, drones, the nearby UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens in full bloom… and much, much more.

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Mon, Apr 29

Apr
29

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTION

How can technology be used to combat addiction?

The Mobile App Gateway is bringing together a group of clinicians and researchers to discuss the ways that technology has assisted them in understanding and treating different types of addiction and addiction prone behaviors.

Join Dr. Devon Noonan, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Dr. Eric Elbogen, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Joseph McClernon, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Matthew Engelhard, Senior Research Associate in Psychiatry as they discuss tobacco use, opioid use, and pain management.

Time will be allotted for a Q&A with the panelists after their presentations.

Food will be provided.

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Apr
29

IACUC 2019 CONFERENCE

APRIL 29 - APRIL 30
IACUC 2019 is a two-day conference intended for both new IACUC members and seasoned members of animal care and use programs.

Day 1 (IACUC Fundamentals) will address key issues for successful animal care and use programs, including the roles and responsibilities of the IACUC, training and personnel qualifications, protocol review, semiannual program reviews and inspections, issues of noncompliance and corrective measures that actually work.

Day 2 (IACUC Advanced) will provide in-depth presentations and discussion during multiple plenary and breakout sessions. Plenary sessions will address harm-benefit analysis and the issues where scientific review and IACUC review overlap, resulting in substantial pressures that will result in IACUCs needing new and flexible ways of looking at their mandate and their work.

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Apr
29

CYBERSECURITY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Join the Ballantyne Chapter for an in-depth conversation on cyber security and virtual reality. These days, virtual criminal networks focused on financial crimes have replaced traditional brick-and-mortar organized crime. Learn practical tips from industry experts on how to protect your business in the age of digital transformation.

*This event is $30 for members, $40 for access and $60 for non-members.

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Apr
29

BUSINESS & THE MOMPRENEUR DOLLAR

The relationship with money is an important one. Through Piedmont Business Capital’s communal dialogue they want to help attendees gain perspective on the importance of the working mom who also has a business. Whether you want to work and have a side hustle or you want to go full throttle with your business this is the event to attend to help you gain clarity.

How to successful moms handle it all? What resources are available to women in the Triad? Panelists will speak on their experiences and provide insight into the current state of the Piedmont Triad while giving you helpful tips and resources that can be use immediately to start and grow your mompreneur business.

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Apr
29

BUSINESS & THE MOMPRENEUR DOLLAR

The relationship with money is an important one. Through Piedmont Business Capital’s communal dialogue they want to help attendees gain perspective on the importance of the working mom who also has a business. Whether you want to work and have a side hustle or you want to go full throttle with your business this is the event to attend to help you gain clarity.

How to successful moms handle it all? What resources are available to women in the Triad? Panelists will speak on their experiences and provide insight into the current state of the Piedmont Triad while giving you helpful tips and resources that can be use immediately to start and grow your mompreneur business.

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Apr
29

TECH TALENT SOUTH WILMINGTON: WEB DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

Join Tech Talent South Wilmington for an introduction to Web Development Essentials as they delve into the world of HTML, CSS and Bootstrap. Have you ever wanted to create a nice, beautiful, simple website for yourself, your dog, or your favorite cast member from Seinfeld (oddly specific, but don’t think to much into it)? Well come on by and join TTS as they go over the essentials needed in website building and they reveal the man behind the curtain because coding is a lot easier than you think!

In this beginner-focused three hour workshop, attendees will learn about the fundamental tools of front-end development (HTML, CSS & Bootstrap) and build out their first very own website.

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Tue, Apr 30

Apr
30

MIDTOWN TECHIES: COME MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS IN TECH

The Midtown Techies meetup has some voting to do and decisions to make about upcoming quarterly breakout sessions. So many good topics and great speakers to choose from. Bring your ideas and opinions and let’s knock it out!

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Apr
30

GETTING SH*T DONE: TECH TOOLS FOR OPERATION MANAGEMENT

In this monthly business series, Sherrell Dorsey and Enovia Bedford, founders of BLKTECHCLT, give it to you straight. These lively workshop discussions provide entrepreneurs of all stages in their business an opportunity to ask the hard questions about running a company and how to overcome hurdles.

This month’s class: Tech Tools For Operational Management

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Apr
30

APPLICATION DEADLINE: EMPOWER U—THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET

Entrepreneurs from across the region who are unsure of where to begin or how to launch a business are invited to attend “Empower U: The Entrepreneurial Mindset,” June 4 – 25, at the Beatties Ford Road Regional Library in Charlotte.

This four-week program teaches the critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills participants need to be a successful small business owner. Attendees will learn how to master the entrepreneurial mindset and discover the framework for thinking and acting that is used by successful entrepreneurs in business each day.

The workshops will be facilitated by Anita Staton, founder and CEO of Miles Enterprise Solutions, a professional services firm located in Charlotte. The training is made possible through the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in collaboration with The Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Apply now to be part of a select group considered for entry into the program and a $300 scholarship to cover the program tuition from the Carolina Small Business Development Fund and J.P. Morgan Chase. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019.

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Apr
30

2019 CHARLOTTE VENTURE CHALLENGE

Join Ventureprise in celebrating the 100th UNC Charlotte National Science Foundation I-Corps technology team to complete the Ventureprise Launch customer discovery program. Each team is made up of at least one faculty research and one student exploring the commercialization potential of their innovation.

The Charlotte Venture Challenge will showcase university and community Ventureprise Launch participants and feature a student pitch competition.

The event will introduce the five startups funded to participate in the Ventureprise Launch 2.0 summer accelerator supported by NC IDEA FOUNDATION.

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Apr
30

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS 2019

The Foundation of the Women Presidents’ Organization will host its annual Build Your Business program in Charlotte, NC for women business owners with startups and small businesses.

Build Your Business is an educational program providing content surrounding strategic and operational issues common to small businesses. Additionally, notable Women Presidents’ Organization members representing successful established businesses in North and South Carolina and beyond, will attend to answer questions, share their business expertise and experiences, and host one-on-one meetings with attendees.

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Apr
30

STARTUP NETWORKING + PITCHING + COFFEE

Meet a small group of local entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee. Work together and practice your pitching skills with the like minders.

This is an informal, self-organized event for your local startup community which is combined with an online global pitching event happening at the same time. Every entrepreneur or one to be is welcome to attend.

Start by casual networking with other participants (usually up to four people). After 30 minutes you may:

  • Continue to work together (“Work Jam”), or
  • Join StartupBlink online at Startup Pitching and connect with other entrepreneurs globally. In the online event you may pitch your startup or listen to other people’s pitches. You can access online pitching event 20 minutes after the start of this meetup.

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Apr
30

WOMEN > A FORCE IN BUSINESS: CHARLOTTE

Across the country, workplace and cultural standards are changing. Women are increasingly filling board rooms, wielding buying power and launching businesses of their own. There are many pathways to leadership for females in North Carolina; which ones are most suited to your strengths?

Join at one of NC Chamber’s largest events of the year as they explore how to create and harness greater opportunities for women in the workplace. This event discuss what it’s like at the top, effective self-promotion and negotiation strategies, tactics for working in synergy with challenging colleagues, and more.

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Apr
30

2019 STATE ENERGY CONFERENCE

APRIL 30 - MAY 1
The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina’s regional energy economy forward with national impact.

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Wed, May 1

May
1

CROWDFUNDING & OTHER ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF CAPITAL

Crowdfunding and Other Alternative Sources of Capital Including Special Programs for Veterans

Learn from the experts how small businesses can raise money with investment crowdfunding. Investment crowdfunding options include offering investors the opportunity to support a mission that they love, a company that they love or a product that they love through product-related perks, future repayment through proceeds from a loan, or equity in the company.

Investment crowdfunding offers entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to mesh their marketing and financing strategies into a single funding strategy. Attend this session and learn how that’s done and walk away with an accurate understanding of investment crowdfunding and how it’s different from traditional sources of financing.

Speakers:

  • John Panaccione is a Veteran, and now CEO of LogicBay Corporation, a leading sales management technology company based in Wilmington. He is also the co-founder of VETToCEO, a national non-profit founded in 2013 that offers its signature Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors online program.
  • Clem Seifert is the Program Director for INVESTinNC, the only one-stop provider of investment crowdfunding services in North Carolina.
  • Richard Geisel is a life-long entrepreneur and a co-founder of Mustardseed Veteran Funding
  • Kent Hill is the Director of the FTCC Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Co-Sponsor(s): Mustardseed, Cardinal Crowdfunding, & INVESTinNC

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May
1

APPLICATION DEADLINE: COLLIDER 2019 CLIMATE TECH CHALLENGE

The Collider’s 2019 Climate Tech Challenge is a global search for the most innovative climate change solutions emerging from students, researchers, and experienced professionals around the world. The Collider is looking for future climate leaders who are developing tools, sensors, or analytics products—whether their ideas are just scribbled on a whiteboard, protected by a patent, or are part of an established startup.

The winner gets $5,000 (USD), automatic entry into The Collider’s Climate Tech Incubator and a 12-month complimentary membership.

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May
1

1 MILLION CUPS CHARLOTTE

Are you a business owner, entrepreneur or business advisor?

Join 1 Million Cups Charlotte and plug into the largest entrepreneurial community in the Queen City.

You’ll meet like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners who understand just how difficult it is to start and grow your own business. Discover new ways to grow your business and opportunities for partnership by meeting the movers and shakers of the Charlotte business community.

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May
1

TRIANGLE TECH SPEAKER SERIES: HOW CRYPTOCURRENCIES & BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORMS ARE CHANGING OUR WORLD

The Triangle Tech Speaker Series convenes experts on a variety of topics to engage audiences in conversations about where the world is headed. Prior events in this series discussed artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the cloud, user experience design, speech recognition, virtual reality and data engineering.

The next session will explore cryptocurrencies and blockchain platforms. This event will be held on Fidelity Investments’ campus at 100 New Millennium Way in Research Triangle Park, Durham North Carolina. Key issues which the panelists may touch on include: the monetization of non-digital assets, regulatory issues, mining, security in the age of bitcoin and real-world applications of blockchain.

Panel Moderator:

  • Tony Parham, Vice President, Innovation and Strategy, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT)
Panelists:

  • Keynote speaker: Jillian Munro, Head of Technology at Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS)
  • Bob McElrath, Blockchain Architect, Fidelity Investments
  • Dr. Alessandra Scafuro, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, NC State University
Refreshments and food will be served after the event. Attendees will need a photo ID to enter the building. Please note this event is being held at Fidelity Investments. Please use the Google location and the map here to guide you in. Please also note that all attendees will have to be registered to gain entry into the building.

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May
1

SMALL BUSINESS MONTH KICKOFF W/ CHARLOTTE BUSINESS RESOURCES

Mark your calendars! The third annual CBR Small Business Month Kickoff event will be May 1, 2019 at Resident Culture Brewing! Join Charlotte Business Resources from 5-7 p.m. for a relaxed evening of making connections with local entrepreneurs and small business leaders.

Appetizers and live music will be provided; all you need are your business cards.

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Thu, May 2

May
2

TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSHOP ON WINNING SBIR/STTR GRANTS

This full-day workshop focuses on all aspects of how to strategically assist early stage companies approach obtaining funding from the SBIR/STTR Program. It is led by expert scientific consultants from Eva Garland Consulting (EGC), recently named by INC magazine in the top 5,000 growing firms AND as North Carolina’s fastest growing woman-owned firm. EGC has successfully secured millions of dollars in SBIR/STTR funding for clients.

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2

VENTURE CAFÉ THURSDAY GATHERING

The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering serves as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the Piedmont Triad to connect.

The Café is open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and/or passion to contribute. Stop by to try it out

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May
2

LARGER THAN LIFE SCIENCE: CITY OF MEDICINE

Come for the people and programs. Stay for a beer. Leave with your next big breakthrough.

Larger Than Life Science is a free monthly event series open to everyone interested in building a strong support network for North Carolina’s life science and healthcare innovators.

Larger Than Life Science is held in the atrium level of the newly renovated Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham from 4-7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Join for an evening of unconventional conversation!

This month’s theme: City of Medicine

Take a look back and a leap forward with LaunchBio! Learn about Durham’s visionary rebranding as The City of Medicine. Talk bizdev with Boehringer Ingelheim. Explore the path from first-in-man to proof-of-concept. Streamline your commercialization process. Get expert advice on clinical pharmacology issues. Celebrate the Bull City’s sesquicentennial.

Featured Sessions:

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Long View

Take a look back at the growth and development of Durham’s booming life science and biotech industries with former Durham Mayor Wib Gulley.

PANEL: Begin With the End in Mind

Determine if your organization has the science, expertise, strategy, and protocols in place to advance to first-in-human trials with Aperio Clinical Outcomes.

OFFICE HOURS: Regulatory Strategy

Sit down with Nuventra’s Brian Furmanski, Ph.D., a former FDA Reviewer for advice on regulatory strategy and clinical pharmacology issues.

PRESENTATION: BI Academy

Join senior executives from Boehringer Ingelheim to find out what makes a company attractive from both a collaboration and investment perspective.

TALK: Commercializing IVDs

Learn how to streamline the commercialization process by building speed and efficiency into your analytical development and validation programs with Kymanox.

EXPO: Keep It 150

Celebrate Durham’s Sesquicentennial Explore the evolution of our science community over the past thirty years and learn how Durham earned its moniker as “the city of medicine.”

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May
2

LARGER THAN LIFE SCIENCE

Come for the people and programs. Stay for a beer. Leave with your next big breakthrough.

Larger Than Life Science is a free monthly event series open to everyone interested in building a strong support network for North Carolina’s life science and healthcare innovators.

Events are held in the atrium level of the newly renovated Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham from 4-7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Join for an evening of unconventional conversation!

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May
2

SPRING MARKET: CRAFTED AT FRONTIER RTP

Join at Frontier 800 for Crafted at Frontier RTP, an extended Happy Hour and spring craft market! There will be dozens of local vendors at The Frontier’s dog-friendly venue, so whether you’re shopping for Mother’s and Father’s Day, a birthday, a coworker, or yourself, you’re sure to find something unique.

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May
2

PITCH PARTY, PRESENTED BY HATCH + VENTURE ASHEVILLE

It’s the most anticipated evening of entrepreneurship in all of Asheville – the Hatch Pitch Party!

Presented in partnership with Venture Asheville – You can have a big idea or run a big business – you are welcome to pitch!

One of the most important skills an entrepreneur needs to develop is their pitch. While there are several kinds of pitches, this event is an open event for anyone to give a 1-minute pitch. Just you, no slides. Let’s see you communicate your big idea! As an added benefit, pitchers will receive feedback from their peers.

As a super bonus, best pitch as voted on by the audience will win a guaranteed spot at an upcoming 1 Million Cups Asheville.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to pitch, as opportunities to validate your ideas to an unbiased audience are rare!

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Fri, May 3

May
3

FRIDAY FORCE: HUMAN RESOURCES: HOW TO BUILD YOUR BEST TEAM

One of the most significant challenges for organizations today is finding passionate, engaged, and qualified team members. Finding the right person for the position takes a lot of intentional work, most of which is done before you start interviewing. This class will cover how to build and grow a Winning Team for your organization’s needs. Cary Chamber will be covering 10 steps to get it right the first time.

Presenter: Ann Close, Close HR Connections

Ann Close is Owner/President of Close HR Connections, an on-site, as needed full-service Human Resources Coaching and Consulting Company. Ann has more than 20 years of senior HR experience and helps small businesses to create a winning business and team strategy for their short and long-term growth needs. Ann works with companies in a variety of industries and leads her company with a strong focus in integrity, faith-based leadership, honesty, character and hard work.

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May
3

TRIANGLE TECH NET

This is a free event designed to help Triangle professionals network, make contacts and expand their social circle—and find potential job prospects in the process. This event is open to all those in transition with a focus on professionals in IT, Software Development, Project/Product Managers, Network Engineers, Business Analysts, QA and all other related professions.

What You’ll Learn:

– How to build your own network.
– How to be specific with connection requests.
– The best practices of using recruiters.
– How to navigate a company’s HR Department.

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May
3

GET2KNOW NC TECH WEBINAR

Get2Know NC TECH is a monthly interactive webinar that provides an overview of NC TECH activities, online resources and ways to maximize your membership benefits. It is open to all employees of member companies and individuals interested in joining NC TECH.

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Sat, May 4

May
4

PRODUCTCAMPRTP 10TH ANNUAL SPRING EVENT

Mark your calendars and join in celebrating ProductCampRTP’s 10th annual Spring Event on Saturday May 4th, 2019 at NC State’s Hunt Library!

If you’ve attended any previous ProductCamps, you know that by the end of the day, you’ll have a number of effective tools that you will use to improve your work processes.

With enlightening speakers, engaging activities, and the opportunity to network with incredible people like yourself, it’s sure to be a day you won’t want to miss.

ProductCampRTP is where innovators, entrepreneurs, product designers, developers, managers and marketers connect to discover, educate, and network.

Founded in 2008, ProductCampRTP is the first free, unconference (there are no attendees, everyone is a participant) that reaches out to the Triangle’s Entrepreneur, Product Management, Marketing and Development communities.

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May
4

APPLICATION DEADLINE: LAUNCHCAMP TECH

LaunchCamp Tech is for people who are ready to level up, build skills, and test their assumptions. The weekend workshop sponsored by NC IDEA offers a framework for growth and a quick investment in businesses success.

Whether you’re already full-time on your biz or are pressure testing your side-hustle, this workshop will give you tools to focus your work and measure your progress toward traction.

You’ll learn a proven business model framework, funnel-building techniques, and user-centric design methods to boost your customer feedback loop. Not to mention a room full of people who are after the same kind of opportunity.

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Mon, May 6

May
6

UTILITY ANALYTICS SUMMIT

MAY 6 - MAY 8
Join this conference to find out how utilities are using data and analytics to transform the industry, drive innovation and navigate disruption.
MAY 6 - MAY 8

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Tue, May 7

May
7

TRIANGLE GLOBAL HEALTH AWARD CELEBRATION

Each year the Triangle Global Health Award Celebration recognizes the passion and expertise local leaders bring to improving the lives of people around the world.

Triangle Global Health Consortium’s next annual Award Celebration will be held on the evening of Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill, NC. Please plan to join to celebrate the commitment, innovation, collaboration, and leadership shown by individuals and companies throughout the state of North Carolina.

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May
7

WAKEED-WCPSS STEMPOSIUM

Meet inspired K-12 educators and their students as they present innovative educational practices influenced by educator immersion experiences in local companies and organizations.

In 2018, WakeEd’s SummerSTEM program empowered 100 K-12 teachers to bring real-world lessons to the classroom through partnerships with leading STEM organizations in the Triangle.

Visit PNC Arena between 10 a.m. and noon to meet these inspired educators and their students, and see the impact of strategic business-school partnerships and project-based learning on student achievement and career-readiness.

This event is free to attend but WakeEd encourages you to RSVP.



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Wed, May 8

May
8

MEET THE PURCHASERS

Meet Connections Who Can Grow Your Business

Introduce yourself to decision-makers from large organizations. You can find out directly how you can do business with them.

You will receive a directory with contact information and will have the chance to network with other attendees. Raleigh Chamber recommends that you bring marketing materials to share.

This event is perfect for sales professionals, marketing/business development staff, and business owners. Register now to skip the cold calling and meet one-on-one with purchasing representatives.

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May
8

LEADERSHIP RALEIGH INFO SESSION

Take the Next Step in Your Career Through Leadership Raleigh

See your city from a different perspective. Enhance your leadership skills and become more involved in your community. Network with quality business connections that share the same passion for Raleigh as you do.

Leadership Raleigh is a rare opportunity to meet with elected officials, high-level business leaders, and nonprofit executives who will address issues and challenges facing the community with you. During this nine-month program, you will partner with other class members on a project to assist a local nonprofit organization. You also will form lasting relationships with your fellow class members.

Learn more at Raleigh Chamber’s information sessions to discover how you will benefit from Leadership Raleigh and get your questions answered.

The information sessions will be held at the Chamber on the following dates:

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May
8

CHARLOTTE PITCHBREAKFAST

Every month, a handful of Queen City-based companies headline Charlotte PitchBreakfast, pitching their products and services for a total of five minutes, after which they will answer questions from the audience and a panel of entrepreneurs and experts. The goal of PitchBreakfast is to give startups a comfortable environment to test out pitches they can later present to investors.

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May
8

TALENT JAM CHARLOTTE: STARTUP EDITION

StartCharlotte is proud to bring you, Talent Jam Charlotte – Startup Edition!

Talent Jam Charlotte – Startup Edition connects local tech and creative talent with the startups and innovative companies that need them in ways that traditional networking events or job fairs simply don’t.

This high-energy, hyper-local event features dueling, open-mic pitches where companies looking for talent, and people that have talent, each deliver alternating 60-second pitches.

Pitches are followed by a casual but impactful networking reception for everyone in attendance.

The location for Talent Jam Charlotte – Startup Edition will be at the Comedy Zone on May 8, 2019 from 6 pm – 9 pm. Be sure to get the appropriate ticket for pitching either as talent or as a hiring company, or general admission – it will be an amazing opportunity for all attendees to connect and grow their network!

Registration is required for all attendees and includes an appetizer buffet. Pitch opportunities are very limited.

Registration for pitches will open on March 18th at 12:00 pm and will close on May 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

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Thu, May 9

May
9

7TH ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK AWARDS LUNCHEON

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Carolina Small Business Development Fund will host the 7th Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon. More than 250 entrepreneurs, business leaders, resource partners, and community organizations will come together at the Raleigh Hilton North Hills to celebrate the impact and success of our state’s small businesses.

The luncheon and awards ceremony will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is Entrepreneurs Rising Together: Shared Prosperity through the success of Main Street businesses.

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May
9

VENTURE CAFÉ THURSDAY GATHERING

The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering serves as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the Piedmont Triad to connect.

The Café is open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and/or passion to contribute. Stop by to try it out.

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May
9

IDEA TAP DAVIDSON

When: The second Thursday of each month – 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Flywheel at the Hurt Hub@Davdson

IDEA TAP is an informal opportunity to pitch ideas at ALL stages. It’s a mashup of:
– Pitching ideas
– Mentor sessions
– On-the-fly discussions
– Networking with like-minded innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and champions

Organizers will fill 4-5 presenter slots for each event and will review applications on a rolling basis. Late or non-selected applications will be rolled forward to the next Idea Tap session.

In audience you may find potential future partners, mentors and investors. You also receive a recording of your pitch via email and a feedback form from audience members to connect with you. You’ll get to connect with organizations, businesses, and entrepreneurs from all over the Lake Norman area.

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May
9

RALEIGH DIGITAL MARKETING CONFERENCE

MAY 9 @ 9:30 AM - MAY 10 @ 3:30 PM
Raleigh Digital Marketing Conference is your chance to …

  • Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
  • Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
  • Interact with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.
Raleigh Digital Marketing Conference takes place May 9th to 10th, 2019. It is an online event being streamed live and also available on demand. It’s the one digital marketing event for marketing professionals in Raleigh you can’t afford to miss.

Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the Raleigh Digital Marketing Conference’s lineup has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience and enhance your marketing efforts to meet up with current realities.

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MAY 9 @ 9:30 AM - MAY 10 @ 3:30 PM

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May
9

CREATE GOOD CONFERENCE 2019


MAY 9 @ 8:00 AM - MAY 10 @ 5:00 PM
A two-day conference to inspire the nonprofit communicator to try new ideas, complete current projects, and find like-minded awesome professionals. This fun, informative conference will spark ideas and recharge your engine to keep doing good every day.

Join on May 9 and 10 in Durham, North Carolina.

MAY 9 @ 8:00 AM - MAY 10 @ 5:00 PM

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May
9

UNCW AI MEETUP

Are you interested in Artificial Intelligence? Do you want to understand how it may affect your business? Are you creating products that use AI? Could you benefit in talking with others in the Wilmington area that share your interest?

The 2019 AI Meetup Series meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss a hot topic in the world of AI.

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Fri, May 10

May
10

CHARLOTTE BIOMEDICAL 2019

On Friday, May 10, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES) of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will host the Charlotte Biomedical 2019 symposium with a poster competition to follow. Representatives from Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), Levine Cancer Institute, Cannon Research Center and OrthoCarolina Research Institute will give keynote sessions on the following topics:

  • Translational regenerative medicine
  • Cancer diagnostics and personalized medicine
  • Cryopreservation of tissues and organs
  • 3D organs and organs on a chip
  • Orthopedic regenerative medicine
Keynote speaker Dr. Thomas Shupe of WFIRM will give a seminar on the human body on a chip. Also, members will have the opportunity to present and discuss advances in their research program related to the session topics listed above.

Graduate students will showcase their research in a competitive forum. Students will be judged on both the quality and oral presentation of their poster.

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May
10

RTCC SMART SERIES 2019: ACHIEVING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

100% Renewables: How NC Governments, Utilities, and Industry Plan To Reach Clean Energy Goals

So you have a 100% clean energy goal. Now what?

Across the world, public-sector leaders are pursuing goals to provide 100% of their power needs from renewable energy to meet goals for sustainability, grid reliability, energy independence, and cost reductions. Cities are responsible for over 70% of global GHG emissions from energy use, so transitioning to renewables presents a tremendous opportunity to reduce climate impact – and with decreasing costs of renewable technologies and increasing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, more and more communities are pursuing 100% renewable goals.

In North Carolina, over 10 local governments have formally committed to transition to 100% renewable energy over the next 10-30 years (Apex resolution 2019, Asheville 2018, Buncombe County 2017, Carrboro 2017, Charlotte 2018, Durham 2019, Durham County 2018, Franklin 2017, Hillsborough 2017, Orange County 2017, Wake County 2018) and others have supported 100% renewable energy goals for the state (Boone, Chatham County, Macon County, Sylva, Watauga County, and Waynesville).

But how will these communities achieve 100% renewable energy? What technologies will they rely on? How can utilities and renewable energy developers accelerate the transition?

Hear from a panel of cleantech industry experts and North Carolina municipalities on the complex factors impacting communities’ transition to 100% renewable energy, and network with regional leaders changing the world through cleantech.

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May
10

2019 STATE OF TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

Executives from across sectors and functional roles will gather May 10 at NC TECH’s flagship tech conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, fast paced pitch competition from tech startups and an exhibit showcase. A pre-conference reception will be held the evening prior, on May 9. Over 600+ attendees are expected, IBM returns as the presenting sponsor, and NC TECH will explore Cyber Security.

Theme: Cyber Security

In today’s technology-dependent world, the importance of Cyber Security continues to come to the forefront. Cyber attacks are a threat at all levels, from individuals, to government agencies, to businesses of all sizes and industries. At the 2019 State of Technology Conference, NC TECH will explore Cyber Security and how it impacts all facets of our lives, and look to future trends and how we can prepare ourselves.

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Mon, May 13

May
13

IGNITE INNOVATION WEEK 2019

MAY 13 - MAY 18
Hosted in collaboration with the town of Cornelius, Launch Lake Norman, and the local business community.

IGNITE Innovation Week organizers are working with local government, business, and creators to IGNITE 2019’s event schedule, so check back herefrequently to see what’s being sparked.

MAY 13 - MAY 18

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May
13

APPLICATION DEADLINE: BUILDING UP-FIT GRANT

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant encourages growth and development by assisting property and business owners with improvements, renovations, and/or additions to the interior of their commercial property.

A total of $125,000 is awarded per a quarter with a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $25,000 per an award. Up to $25,000 is awarded to businesses located inside Priority Areas of Economic Development. Up to $15,000 is awarded to businesses located outside Priority Areas of Economic Development.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for this cycle of the Building Up-fit Grant, which ends May 13.

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May
13

BREAK INTO TECH: CHARLOTTE

Break Into Tech: Charlotte — Searching for the Right Words: The Magic of CTRL + F

Break into Tech – and explore how computer science is a part of everyday life.

How does CTRL + F work? How does a computer find the text you’re looking for in a document? Join Northeastern University-Charlotte as they explore one of the most common and fundamental algorithms in our daily life. No prior experience is needed, just bring your enthusiasm. Come and see that you could be a computer scientist.

Attend Khoury College’s Break Into Tech for an opportunity to:

– Experience computer science in action, and how it applies to your work and everyday life
– Participate in a mini project and collaborate with others
– Learn more about the Northeastern University Align program
– Participants must gold a bachelor’s degree or be a soon-to-be college graduate to participate

Register for this FREE event for a chance to get a taste of computer science. Spots are limited and based on a first-come, first served.

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Tue, May 14

May
14

RIOT XXXVI: IOT, ENERGY & CLEANTECH

Join RIoT and Charlotte IoT at Levine Museum of the New South to hear how leading organizations are innovating within IoT in the energy / cleantech sector.

Join for discussions about:

  • New tech/new startups that are making an impact in the energy sector
  • The energy sector and the smart city movement, including metering, lighting, sustainability, and more
  • Innovations in the energy sector and data management
  • Innovations in energy storage
  • What’s going on in the Southeast—what innovations in the energy sector that bring companies here
Like all RIoTs, this event is free and open to the public. The goal is to give leaders a platform to share how they’re innovating and to give community members a chance to learn about new things coming about through IoT.

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May
14

TRIANGLE BIOTECH TUESDAY

Come network with local scientists and scientific professionals from academia, small biotech, large pharma, non-profit, and everything in between! Enjoy delicious heavy appetizers and beverages with your entry fee while you make new connections, learn about local companies and ventures, and practice your networking skills.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday (TBT) aims to facilitate meaningful connections and relationship building between local scientists, professionals, biotechs, and academic and non-profit institutions by providing monthly networking events. But TBT is just one of many such networking events in the RTP area.

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Wed, May 15

May
15

DIVERSE LEADERS IN TECH: OUR CAREER STORIES

Hear from top Technologist and Engineering Managers at Lenovo, SAS, Redhat, Cloudbees and Spreedly as they share obstacles they’ve overcome, lessons learned along their journey and how they have achieved great success in their careers. Come to be inspired and walk away with practical advice on how to successfully navigate your career and become a better leader.

RTP Career Services is excited to host “Diverse Leaders In Tech-Our Career Stories” at HQ Raleigh 6 p.m. on May 15. If you‘re in the Tech and Engineering field, you won’t want to miss this event and opportunity to network. Besides what’s better than free drinks and a powerhouse panel.

This event is FREE and open to all Tech and Engineering Professionals.

Panelists:

  • Axel Ramirez- Lenovo, Director of Product Development
  • Marina Harrell-Cloudbees, Senior Manager Engineering
  • Sheila Hensley-SAS, Director of Research Development
  • Clarence Clayton- Redhat, Senior IT Program Manager
  • Lisa Smith- Spreedly, Engineering Manager and Director of Women Who Code

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May
15

THRIVING ORGANIZATION MASTER CLASS

This is a one-day workshop for those trying to build a company where culture drives organizational success or those who are trying to change a culture that is floundering, or already on the journey to culture excellence but want some insights on how to take the next steps.

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May
15

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM: EXPLORING THE TRIANGLE OF THE FUTURE

Economic Development Forum: Exploring the Triangle of the Future

Join Raleigh Chamber’s discussion about the future of Wake County and the Research Triangle region. What will the community look like in 20 years with strong, sustained growth? How will the economy evolve during the next two decades? How are the current community fundamentals leading us into this future?

Raleigh Chamber will explore these questions with an eye toward technology and innovation, demographics, the economy, education system and infrastructure. They will also talk about how the Chamber supports equitable economic development and how to build a strong and diverse workforce.

The keynote speaker is Ted Abernathy, the managing partner of Economic Leadership LLC, a consultancy that is currently working in more than a dozen states to develop economic and workforce strategies. Abernathy has 35 years of experience in directing economic development and workforce development programs. From 2000 – 2008, he served as executive vice president and COO for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. During his eight years directing RTRP, he helped generate 65,000 new jobs and nearly $10 billion in investment. He speaks to groups across the country and internationally on many topics including the economy, the future of work, trendspotting the future, and organizational leadership.

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May
15

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM: EXPLORING THE TRIANGLE OF THE FUTURE

Economic Development Forum: Exploring the Triangle of the Future

Join Raleigh Chamber’s discussion about the future of Wake County and the Research Triangle region. What will the community look like in 20 years with strong, sustained growth? How will the economy evolve during the next two decades? How are the current community fundamentals leading us into this future?

Raleigh Chamber will explore these questions with an eye toward technology and innovation, demographics, the economy, education system and infrastructure. They will also talk about how the Chamber supports equitable economic development and how to build a strong and diverse workforce.

The keynote speaker is Ted Abernathy, the managing partner of Economic Leadership LLC, a consultancy that is currently working in more than a dozen states to develop economic and workforce strategies. Abernathy has 35 years of experience in directing economic development and workforce development programs. From 2000 – 2008, he served as executive vice president and COO for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. During his eight years directing RTRP, he helped generate 65,000 new jobs and nearly $10 billion in investment. He speaks to groups across the country and internationally on many topics including the economy, the future of work, trendspotting the future, and organizational leadership.

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May
15

2019 THRIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Don’t miss North Carolina’s most powerful and relevant leadership summit of the year! Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I be a more effective leader?” “What’s my purpose?” If yes, then Leadership Triangle will see you at the 2019 THRiVE Leadership Summit!

Join Leadership Triangle for a day of powerful keynotes, presentations and networking with peers and industry leaders who are shaking things up. The Leadership Triangle team has carefully crafted a lineup of presenters who will offer new strategies, take you to your “growing edge” and inspire you to be your BEST self!

Why?

The time is now! As the only Leadership Summit of it’s kind in the state, THRiVE will provide tools to:

– Improve teamwork, job satisfaction and productivity
– Increase effectiveness and support a clearer vision at work and within the community
– Help cast vision and plan for the New Year!
– Inspire you to be your BEST self!

Who?

– Corporate Executive Leaders
– Executive Directors
– Community Development Professionals
– Emerging Leaders
– Young Professionals
– College Student Leaders

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May
15

DIGITAL HEALTH HAPPY HOUR (MAY 2019)

Join DHIT May 15th for Digital Health Happy Hour at Launch Chapel Hill, where you can connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem colleagues and shape the future of digital health in the Triangle while enjoying local craft beers.

The featured pop-up speaker is Katie McMillan, Associate Director of Duke Mobile App Gateway, speaking on FemTech and the advances and opportunities in Digital Health for women.

Join for this FREE networking event!

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May
15

PACKARD PLACE PUBLIC HOUSE

Public Houses are where people used to gather to grab a pint and talk about events of the day. It was how people communicate, collaborate and shared ideas because they were public and open to everyone. Over time, they shorten the name to Pubs. Join Packard Place at its monthly Public House – for pints, networking, and sharing what’s going on with you.

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Thu, May 16

May
16

VENTURE CAFÉ THURSDAY GATHERING

The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering serves as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the Piedmont Triad to connect.

The Café is open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and/or passion to contribute. Stop by to try it out.

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May
16

ON THE MENU: HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH PODCASTING

Growing your business is all about building trust … and how better to build trust than to share your voice? Where writing a blog post may not come easily to everyone, speaking is natural. Podcasting is growing, and getting started is not that hard to do!

Get your vocal chords ready and join us May 16 at On the Menu to hear from our expert, Adam Silver of ConciergeWP.com and KitchenSinkWP.com, to see a podcast workflow, best practices and ways to monetize. Frontier RTP has lunch covered, so come hungry to eat & to learn!

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May
16

CED 35TH ANNIVERSARY: ENGINE OF INNOVATION

Please join the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) at Engine of Innovation, as they celebrate 35 years of successful entrepreneurship in North Carolina. This unique event will honor visionary leaders, in tech, life sciences and other companies that have created a flourishing ecosystem. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an event that brings the community together and marks a momentous occasion.

Heavy appetizers, drinks and entertainment provided.

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May
16

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF ENTERPRISE: SURVIVAL OF THE FIT

The “Digital Transformation: Concept to Execution” seminar series brings together executives and business leaders interested in spearheading digital innovation and re-invention of processes, products and technologies via digital transformation.

Join Tizbi, Inc at the 5th seminar on “Digital Transformation of Enterprise. Survival of the Fit” and explore how to increase the efficiency of your business considering three crucial elements of Digital Transformation of Enterprise: Infrastructure, API-led Connectivity and Innovation.

Enterprises must continuously advance and stay forward-thinking to meet the requirements that their industry and customers require. Innovative business practices such as API-led connectivity and cloud-based solutions are indispensable integration strategies that provide a major competitive advantage. This seminar will give you an understanding of non-traditional and business-driven approaches to fundamentally change your business model and ensure that you are ready for the future.

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May
16

SPRING CLEANING FOR STARTUPS: FIRESIDE CHAT W/ 2ULAUNDRY

Come meet Alex Smereczniak who started a laundry business while in college, sold it for a 10X return and went on to found one of Charlotte’s fastest growing startups. Find out how 2ULaundry is disrupting a very conventional industry – laundry and dry cleaning.

2ULaundry is one the star performers out of Wake Forest University’s entrepreneurship program. Following acceptance into Techstars’ Atlanta program, co-founders Alex Smereczniak and Dan D’Aquisto expanded their services from Charlotte to Atlanta. The company has raised a $2.5 million seed round and skyrocketed to success in less than two years.

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May
16

TRIANGLE TECHBREAKFAST

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup.

At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell/show-case style presentations.

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Fri, May 17

May
17

WOMEN IN TECH: CHARLOTTE

While North Carolina has ranked #1 in the percentage of women in the tech workforce for the past three years, there is still plenty of room for more women in these roles. With thousands of technology jobs to be filled across the state, women could play a critical role in the future of the tech sector in the state.

Join NC TECH for a panel discussion on how to get more women in the tech sector that will include perspectives from female executives in technology from various industry sectors.

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Mon, May 20

May
20

NCBIOTECH JOBS NETWORK: STRUCTURED NETWORKING

Join NC Biotech for a structured networking event. This will be a fun and effective opportunity to practice your networking skills and grow your professional network. Networking is THE best use of your time during a job search.

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Tue, May 21

May
21

IMBLACKINTECH MONTHLY MIXER SERIES

This Mixer Series takes place monthly bringing together ImBlackInTech members, potential members and friends to mingle in a comfortable environment, share ideas, and build trust and rapport.

MMS is for founders, starters, enthusiasts, subject matter experts in the tech field, investors, and community leaders who seek to support and celebrate the growth and expansion of a Triangle-based community of founders and tech professionals of color in the tech startup ecosystem.

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Wed, May 22

May
22

4TH ANNUAL STEMMY AWARDS

STEM in the Park is now accepting nominations for the 4th annual STEMmy Awards!

  • STEM Volunteer of the Year
  • STEM Student of the Year
  • STEM School of the Year
  • STEM Industry Partner of the Year
  • STEM Community Serving Organization of the Year
  • STEM Higher Education Partner of the Year
  • STEM Educator of the Year
  • STEM Event of the Year
Coveted Golden Gears will be awarded to individuals and groups through a nomination process. Click here to learn more about the award criteria and to nominate.

The STEMmy Awards are always packed with champions of STEM outreach and education from across the Research Triangle region.


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Thu, May 23

May
23

2019 RTRP STATE OF THE REGION

It is that time again to come together and celebrate the accomplishments over the past year and discuss global initiatives the RTRP is undertaking to strengthen the region’s brand. This year, RTRP will focus our attention on the burgeoning Agtech Cluster that will propel North Carolina’s $87 billion dollar agriculture industry to new heights. RTRP hopes you will join on May 23rd and learn how everyone can help grow, converge, and advance the region.

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May
23

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

With the passage of Build NC, North Carolina now has a strong plan in place to ensure the state’s transportation and infrastructure networks will reliably carry NC into the future. However, a growing population and continued innovation raise questions about what these networks will look like and how they will impact the overall business community.

This event will address these questions, with a focus on what’s changing, where the industry is headed and how it’ll get there. A must-attend for those in the transportation and infrastructure industries looking for high-level networking and the latest policy updates.

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May
23

VENTURE CAFÉ THURSDAY GATHERING

The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering serves as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the Piedmont Triad to connect.

The Café is open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and/or passion to contribute. Stop by to try it out.

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Tue, May 28

May
28

MIDTOWN TECHIES: COME MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS IN TECH

The Midtown Techies meetup has some voting to do and decisions to make about upcoming quarterly breakout sessions. So many good topics and great speakers to choose from. Bring your ideas and opinions and let’s knock it out!

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Wed, May 29

May
29

RALEIGH CHAMBER WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Raleigh Chamber is excited to welcome Joanne Lipman as the keynote speaker for the Women’s Leadership Conference. Lipman is the bestselling author of “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together.”

One of the nation’s leading journalists, she most recently was chief content officer of Gannett, and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, compromising the flagship title and 109 other news organizations.

Lipman began her career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately becoming deputy managing editor, the first woman to attain that post. A frequent television commentator, she has received the Matrix Award for women in communications. Lipman is a member of the Yale University Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and is an international media leader for the World Economic Forum.

This half-day conference also will feature breakout sessions and panel discussions with local successful executives. Enjoy this opportunity to connect and network with other professional women.

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Thu, May 30

May
30

VENTURE CAFÉ THURSDAY GATHERING

The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering serves as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the Piedmont Triad to connect.

The Café is open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and/or passion to contribute. Stop by to try it out.

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May
30

DEMYSTIFYING 5G: WHAT THE TRANSITION TO NEXT GEN CONNECTIVITY MEANS FOR CONSUMERS & ORGANIZATIONS

The next generation of mobile connectivity is expected to launch around the world by 2020. Why all the hype? Experts say the improvement in speed and capacity will be exponential, with significant impact on both consumers and organizations.

Join NC TECH for a special session where experts from leading organizations and companies will explain and discuss what the 5G rollout will mean.

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Fri, May 31

May
31

TRIANGLE TECH NET

This is a free event designed to help Triangle professionals network, make contacts and expand their social circle—and find potential job prospects in the process. This event is open to all those in transition with a focus on professionals in IT, Software Development, Project/Product Managers, Network Engineers, Business Analysts, QA and all other related professions.

What You’ll Learn:

– How to build your own network.
– How to be specific with connection requests.
– The best practices of using recruiters.
– How to navigate a company’s HR Department.

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