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Wed, Feb 19

Feb
19

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

Do you want to expand your business but don’t know how to finance that growth? Could your cash flow be better managed? Is new equipment, additional staff, or a different location part of your future?

This seminar will teach you ways to make sure that your business is ready for growth. You’ll learn about the separation of business from personal finances, credit and borrowing options, and insurance needs.

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Feb
19

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, Feb 20

Feb
20

TECH TALENT SOUTH CHARLOTTE DIVERSITY IN TECH PANEL

Diversity isn’t just something you should consider when growing your business; it will cause your business to grow.

Did you know that racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse teams by 35% or that teams where men and women are equal earn 41% more revenue? Diversity isn’t just something you should consider when growing your business; it will cause your business to grow. Join Tech Talent South for its Diversity in Tech Panel to explore how to promote, create and sustain diversity in the workplace.

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Feb
20

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 53 IDEAS BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION

Central Piedmont Community College created 53 Ideas with support of Fifth Third Bank to provide would-be entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their idea, provide access to training and a chance to receive a little capital to get their idea off the ground.

Anyone in the 10 counties surrounding Charlotte can submit an idea.

Awards:

  • First place winner: $10,000
  • Second place winner: $ 5,000
  • Third place winner: $ 2,500
  • Top 15 finalists: $ 200
  • Top 53 finalists: $ 50

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Feb
20

BUNKER BREWS RALEIGH-DURHAM: NAVIGATING THE ENTREPRENEUR ECOSYSTEM

We all know the NC entrepreneur ecosystem is strong, robust, and powerful.

But what many of us don’t know is how to actually navigate it to wield its power. Join Bunker Labs Raleigh-Durham to hear insights from Arden Rosenblatt as he shares tips to navigating the resources that are available.

Arden is the Business Launch Specialist at SBTDC at UNC and NC State where he helps launch new business in NC and serves as some connective tissue in the ecosystem.

This event is part of Bunker Brews, a monthly meetup where the Bunker Labs community, including veterans, military spouses, and civilians, comes together to network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more in an environment focused on growth and development.

This event is for you if…

  1. You’re interested in meeting more like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting.
  2.  You’re interested in getting involved in the local entrepreneur community.
  3. You’d like to learn more about companies being created by veterans in our community.

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Feb
20

STARTUP SUMMIT: PARALLELS OF LIFE & STARTUPS

Join Startup Summit to celebrate the new year meeting and learning from leaders in the Triangle and enjoy a beer from sponsor Trophy Brewing. At this special event Startup Summit will feature speaker Shaun Allen, Sales Leader at Citrix. Shaun will deliver you a great talk around “The Parallels of Life & Startups.” You will learn the intersection of the skills required in both & how you can use them to be your best in 2020.

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Feb
20

UNC CLEAN TECH SUMMIT 2020

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the seventh annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020 at UNC’s Friday Center. The event will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the clean technology industry and how North Carolina is playing a key role in leading the way to a global clean energy economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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Feb
20

CFH MEETUP: LEVVEL CEO CHRIS HART

Join Carolina FinTech Hub for its monthly meetup — in-person or virtually.

In addition to general updates and networking, CFH will have a special presentation each month. This month, PayCLT is bringing in Chris Hart, the CEO of Charlotte-based consulting firm Levvel to talk about the big picture trends he sees affecting companies, employees, and customers.

Chris Hart is a co-founder and CEO of Levvel. He has more than 20 years of technology leadership experience. Prior to starting Levvel, he led software development, infrastructure, and QA organizations at multiple Fortune 100 companies. In addition to his enterprise experience, Chris has helped start or grow multiple early-stage technology companies. In the five years before starting Levvel, Chris was focused on financial technology solutions in the consumer, commercial and wealth management space. His technical and business expertise coupled with enterprise-scale, global program management background helps Levvel’s clients build technology that changes the world.

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Feb
20

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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Fri, Feb 21

Feb
21

DUKE SCHOOL OF NURSING HEALTHCARE INNOVATION CONFERENCE

The Duke University School of Nursing and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center are proud to host the inaugural Healthcare Innovation Conference. This one-day event is designed to help nurses and other health care providers understand how to accelerate ideas into reality.

Experts will share best practices and insights into the innovation and development process. Learn what financial resources are available to develop and test ideas. Talk with nurses who have envisioned solutions and brought those ideas to reality.

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Feb
21

RTCC CLEAN TECH SUMMIT CAREER FAIR

RTCC is partnering with UNC Institute for the Environment to produce the Clean Tech Summit Career Fair on Friday, February 21. Employers can participate for free, but space is limited.

This event will be open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to those who have recently graduated from any one of the universities in the southeast region.

There will be representatives at the Friday Center from a range of North Carolina companies within the clean tech and sustainability sectors that have interest in working with students to identify internships and jobs.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet face-to-face with companies at the center of the clean tech economy.

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Mon, Feb 24

Feb
24

APPLICATION DEADLINE: CITY OF RALEIGH BUILDING UP-FIT GRANT

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

Companies locating within an adopted Priority Areas for Economic Development will be eligible for enhanced terms and amounts.

The Building Up-fit Grant is available to property and/or business owners to make qualified improvements to the interior of commercial property.


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Tue, Feb 25

Feb
25

THE ‘WHY’ BEHIND JAVASCRIPT FRAMEWORKS (& HOW TO LEARN THEM)

There are 100+ frameworks being used today, and seemingly a new one every few days, and choosing one has become increasingly important and frankly, a little confusing. However, as Peter Elbaum (the speaker for the February All Things Open RTP meetup) will explain, understanding the underlying “why” will make the process of choosing and learning a framework much easier and more intuitive.

Topic: The “Why” Behind Javascript Frameworks (and How to Learn Them)

Abstract: There are countless blog posts and tweets given to the topic of whether to choose Vue, React or Angular. We spend a lot of time debating the difference between the frameworks, but we often overlook the reasons that front-end frameworks were created in the first place. This talk will address how front-end development was done before frameworks existed and discuss the main problem that frameworks solve. Through grasping the reason for frameworks, attendees of this talk will be able to accelerate the process of learning a new front-end framework. Specifically, this talk will address component-based architecture, application state management, and component interaction. We’ll cover what to look for when learning a new framework and strategies for internalizing the nuances of the various framework ecosystems. Seeing the commonalities among these frameworks allows for grasping the bigger picture.

Speaker: Peter Elbaum, Software Engineer at Praxent and frequent public speaker


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Feb
25

SOUTHEAST CLEAN POWER SUMMIT 2020

While fossil fuels are still the dominant energy source in the U.S., recent renewable energy advances point to a distinctive shift in the energy system. Projections indicate that wind, solar and storage can meet 80 percent of America’s energy needs by 2050. Utilities in the Southeast (SE) region are responding to rising customer demand for clean power by capturing this economic opportunity in a solar resource second only to the sun in the desert Southwest.

In recent years, changes in power generation in the SE region have led to reductions in carbon emissions from electric utilities. Utilities, states, and cities are taking the climate crisis seriously and have begun to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Clean energy in the SE depends on partnerships between states and utilities: states and utilities each play a role in determining the power supply. Battery energy storage, EV’s and community solar are also emerging in the region.

EUCI’s 9th annual Southeast Clean Power Summit is essential for providing vital information regarding the future of the regions clean power supply and infrastructure. The conference features utilities, project developers and industry experts discussing the most current information and what it’s likely to mean for stakeholders.

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Feb
25

DOWNTOWN TECHIES HAPPY HOURS @MIDTOWN

Whether you have an interest in the thriving startup market or want to know more about some companies in the area or you just want to meet like-minded techies to bounce your next big idea off of, this meetup is the place for you.


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Feb
25

CODE FOR CHAPEL HILL

Code for Chapel Hill’s meetings take place between the Town of Chapel Hill’s Town Hall facility and locations on the UNC campus. Come out for a civic hacking session. The group will be working on two projects (descriptions here), but new project ideas are always welcome.


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Feb
25

RALEIGH CHAMBER NETWORKING 101 (FEBRUARY 2020)

For many of us, effective networking is a core element of our business practice. But, how do we know when we are networking with a purpose? It all starts before we show up to the networking event.

Raleigh Chamber’s next Networking 101 will highlight how you can network with a strategy. Will Barfield, president & CEO of Barfield Revenue Consulting, will show you how you can be tactical with your networking. He will explain how to know what is the right type of networking event to attend and how to conduct yourself once you are there. Your professional network will consider you a resource and more referrals will come your way.

NOTE: This is a members-only event. Free for employees of member firms. 

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Wed, Feb 26

Feb
26

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP PITCH OVER PIZZA

Come join for a fun-filled evening that will give you the opportunity to not only meet the faculty and staff from the Center for Entrepreneurship and students just like you, but you’ll also have the opportunity to pitch your idea, 1:1 with entrepreneurial coaches and mentors who have founded, grown and successfully exited startups.

This is an introductory and low-stakes event. You might just want to test your idea, or perhaps you’re eager to turn it in to a successful startup. Either way, come join.

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Feb
26

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NCBIOTECH TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH GRANT (CYCLE 2)

The TRG program funds research projects that explore potential commercial applications or initiate the early commercial development of university-held life science inventions. More details here.

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Feb
26

NAWBO GREATER RALEIGH WORKSHOP

If you are interested in taking your company to the next level to make it more attractive for a sale when you ARE ready to exit, how do you do this without going broke?

These questions will all be answered in NAWBO’s upcoming workshop with business scaling and acquisition experts Shanon Madrid, Owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers and Joy Thrash, Owner of  Business Resource Management.

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Thu, Feb 27

Feb
27

BUNKER BREWS CHARLOTTE: CHAPTER LAUNCH PARTY

Join at Sugar Creek Brewery, a local veteran owned brewery, to cut the ribbon on the Charlotte chapter of Bunker Labs.

Great things to come from this great community and robust ecosystem. Hear insights from Thom Ruhe (President and CEO at NCIDEA), Siobhan Norris (military liason at UNC System), and Brian Hamilton (founder of Sageworks and the Brian Hamilton Foundation). Collectively they have a deep understanding of the veteran space, entrepreneurship, and ecosystem building.

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Wed, Mar 4

Mar
4

Invest in your Beliefs - An Overview of Socially Responsible Investing

Join us at HQ for a presentation on socially responsible investing with Charles Freeman of AdaptFirst Investments!

“Socially Responsible” investing is a growing trend. This presentation will discuss how socially responsible investing is defined, how you can incorporate it in your portfolio, and the investing implications of doing so. 

When: March 4, 12-1pm
Where: HQ Greensboro | 111 W Lewis Street
How much: FREE
What to bring: Lunch 
Questions? Let us know at info@hqgreensboro.com

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Wed, Mar 11

Mar
11

How Humor Helps Business

Join us at HQ on March 11 at 12pm for a presentation on how humor helps business!

When explaining the importance of humor to situations like customer service, business communication, workplace environment, and team building, the general response is “Yeah, sure it is.” But most people worry that soon workplaces will turn into comedy clubs. 

Humor, good humor, well-placed humor, is not anything like a comedy club. Humor at work is best when it creates a soft chuckle, a wry smile, or lightens the mood. To think that humor at work is about getting laughs is to focus too narrowly on what humor is and can do for our work places. In this presentation, Mike Cundall Jr will discuss how and when you can best use humor to improve your work activities.

When: Wednesday, March 11 | 12-1pm
Where: HQ Greensboro | 111 W Lewis St
How much: FREE
Questions? Let us know at info@hqgreensboro.com

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Mon, Mar 16

Mar
16

Free Coworking Day

Try out a new way to work with us! Join us at HQ Greensboro on Monday, March 16 for a day of coworking on us.

Our coworking space is perfect for professionals, freelancers, entrepreneurs and students who want to get work done and network with fellow innovators in our community.

You bring your laptop and to-do list. We'll cover the hot coffee, free snacks and Wifi! 
When: March 16 | 9am-5pm
Where: HQ Greensboro | 111 W Lewis Street
How much: FREE!
Questions? Let us know at info@hqgreensboro.com

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