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Mon, Sep 23

Sep
23

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DUKE INCUBATION FUND

Formed to support idea-stage projects at Duke, the Fund will make a number of awards each year to support novel ideas, applied research, potential products, nascent services, and creative projects that, if successful, will lead to new opportunities in the market. See here for details and eligibility.

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Tue, Sep 24

Sep
24

BizLinks Presented by Karma Contracting

BizLinks is a non-exclusive leads & networking group for Triad professionals of all industries hosted by Business High Point - Chamber of Commerce on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 8 - 9AM. Business professionals have the opportunity to give a 30 second commercial for their business and listen to a 10-minute presentation from one group member at each meeting. 

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Wed, Sep 25

Sep
25

SCALEUP WNC 2019 PITCH EVENT

Join 30 of the most recent ScaleUp Graduates as they go head to head in the 2019 pitch Event at Highland Brewing Company. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 25th from 5:30-8:30 p.m., where you and 250 others will cheer on WNC’s top Founders as they share their pitch.

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Sep
25

DUKE DIGITAL HEALTH DAY 2019

The Duke Mobile App Gateway is excited to announce Digital Health Day on September 25, 2019. This year’s theme for the one day conference is ‘Digital Health Across the Lifespan.’ The program will include insights from experts in research, clinical care, and device development and will explore how health tech is used from pediatrics to gerontology.

Lunch will be provided.

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Sep
25

SCALEUP WNC 2019 PITCH EVENT

Join 30 of the most recent ScaleUp Graduates as they go head to head in the 2019 pitch Event at Highland Brewing Company. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 25th from 5:30-8:30 p.m., where you and 250 others will cheer on WNC’s top Founders as they share their pitch.

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Sep
25

‘WHERE DO I FIT?’ WORKSHOP

Explore how your personality type clicks with some and not with others so you can build or join a successful team.

In this workshop, you will complete a personality assessment to learn more about yourself. Activities and discussion will help you discover how your interests and skills match with various roles within the startup world. Whether you want to build your own company or get hired at a startup someday, this workshop is sure to help you learn where you fit best.

Please come prepared to move your body. Please also bring a laptop or smart phones in order to complete the assessment.


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Sep
25

PITCHBREAKFAST ASHEVILLE (SEPTEMBER 2019)

PitchBreakfast gives startups an opportunity to practice their investor pitch in a safe and supportive environment. Four companies will each pitch for 5 minutes followed by 10 minutes of Q&A and feedback from an expert panel.

Audience members will find value in hearing how other startups pitch, what types of feedback (both positive and negative) they receive, and of course, seeing some of Asheville’s up-and-coming startups while networking with other entrepreneurs and startup community leaders over breakfast (which is free!). The pitches begin at 9:15.

For startups looking to pitch, this is an amazing opportunity for:

  • Seed-stage and series A level tech startups looking to raise a round of funding
  • Early-stage tech startups looking for some feedback on their business model (must at least have MVP)
This is NOT for:

  • Entrepreneurs with just an idea and no development yet
  • “Lifestyle” companies (ex. bars/restaurants, crafts, hobbyists, MLMs) -“A lifestyle business is a business that is set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.”

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Sep
25

BLACK WALL STREET: HOMECOMING 2019

Black Wall Street: Homecoming is an annual networking conference for early-stage entrepreneurs, focused on the intersection of content, connections and culture. Celebrate and learn from diverse, multicultural entrepreneurs, their investors and the community that supports them.

Black Wall Street is celebrating YEAR 5, and they’re cooking up something super-special. They’ll have programming for founders and builders — people who are growing teams, companies, communities and movements.

And since teaming up with Art of Cool Fest worked so well last year, they’re doing it again. So, come get what you need to feed your professional self, then stay through the weekend for a music-filled good time!

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Sep
25

INVEST IN CURES & RARE DISEASE FORUM

LaunchBio, UNC’s Catalyst for Rare Diseases, the Rare Disease InfoHub and NCBiotech are partnering to hold a two-day forum focused on nonprofit disease foundation investments and the development of rare disease therapeutics on September 25 and September 26.

LaunchBio’s Invest in Cures, explores how disease foundations are accelerating the pace of commercialization of new therapies and cures for patients. On Wednesday, September 25, LaunchBio welcomes disease foundations to discuss their investment philosophies, explain their fund and deal structures, and describe how they are using deep scientific knowledge to validate early stage technologies and syndicate with other investors.

UNC’s Catalyst for Rare Diseases and the Rare Disease InfoHub are presenting Rare Disease Forum on Thursday, September 26, for stakeholders to discuss the status and potential changes required to overcome the research, clinical, regulatory and economic barriers to effective treatment of rare diseases.

Networking

These events represent a significant opportunity for foundations, patient groups, investors and companies to share recent advances and best practices in the emerging field of disease foundation sponsored investing and the ever-evolving field of rare disease drug development. Time for informal networking will be provided throughout both days of the events.

Invited Partnering

Concurrent with the two-day forum, NCBiotech and LaunchBio will be working with the attending disease foundations and investors to arrange invited meetings with companies and entrepreneurs as one-on-one interactions to discuss collaborations and/or funding opportunities.

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Thu, Sep 26

Sep
26

VELOCITY CREATIVE ACCELERATOR DEMO NIGHT 2019

The Center for Creative Economy’s 2019 Velocity Creative Accelerator cohort includes 10 teams of diverse businesses ranging from 3D printing, augmented reality, creative health tech, photography, gaming, culinary, fitness, and platforms for creatives.

These teams represent a geographic range from Winston-Salem, Raleigh, San Francisco, Columbia (MO), Lovettsville (VA), New Dehli (India), and Mexico City (Mexico).

Join for Demo Night, meet the Velocity cohort, explore the demo tables, and hear them pitch. This year’s Demo Night is in collaboration with Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and Venture Cafe Winston-Salem. This event is free and open to the public.

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Sep
26

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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Sep
26

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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Sep
26

LUNCH WITH VENTURE FOR AMERICA

Meet a Venture for America Representative and learn how to pitch yourself to startups.

Venture For America has helped over 1,000 recent grads find jobs in startups across the country. Last year, seven UNC grads joined VFA and are now working at startups in Detroit, Cleveland, and Birmingham; now they’re excited to share their tips and tricks to land a startup job that can propel your career forward.

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Fri, Sep 27

Sep
27

2019 APPALACHIAN CLEAN ENERGY CLE WORKSHOP

The 2019 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE workshop will provide attorneys and other attendees with knowledge on issues related to clean energy facing North Carolina. This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Executive Order 80 Clean Energy Plan development and implementation;
  • Update of new developments in the implementation of HB 589 (S.L. 2017-192), e.g. community solar, solar leasing/third-party financing, competitive procurement of renewable energy (CPRE), etc.;
  • Innovation in electric service – opportunities and capabilities of smart meter adoption, wholesale power procurement options, rate structure alternatives, and utility-led energy efficiency initiatives;
  • Present and prospective developments in the current Avoided Cost docket (E-100, Sub 158) such as avoided cost rate design, capacity value and hedge value of renewable energy, or future roles and opportunities for energy storage by QFs; and
  • Initiatives and policy approaches to advance clean energy.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with professionals who can serve as resources and provide future assistance with particular legal and regulatory project development questions as they arise.

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Sep
27

ROBOT RUMBLE 2019

Are you looking for a fun, engaging and educational team building experience for your company or department? The Robot Rumble is it — The corporate team building experience will challenge company teams to build the best robot using the LEGO EV3 Mindstorm kit for a run at the FIRST LEGO League competition table.

This will be the first event of its kind in North Carolina. With the goal of raising awareness and funds for FIRST North Carolina and NC TECH, this fun event will bring the tech sector together to engage in friendly competition and learn more about the experiences available for North Carolina’s youth through FIRST programming.

Proceeds of the Robot Rumble will benefit FIRST North Carolina’s robotics programming across the state and NC TECH’s Betsy Y. Justus Founders Scholarship which provides support for young women pursuing STEM fields in higher education.

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Sep
27

ART OF COOL FESTIVAL 2019

The sixth annual Art of Cool Festival will be held in Downtown Durham from September 27 – 29, 2019. Jill Scott and Run DMC will headline this year.

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Sun, Sep 29

Sep
29

APPLICATION DEADLINE: STUDIODUKE

A collaboration among Duke I&E, the Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network (DEMAN), and Duke Arts, StudioDuke is a two-semester creative lab and mentorship program that gives students the opportunity to take their advanced, ongoing creative projects to the next level.

Open to Duke undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

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Mon, Sep 30

Sep
30

NCBIOTECH JOBS NETWORK: STRUCTURED NETWORKING

Join 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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Sep
30

Business & The LatinX Dollar

The relationship with money is an important one. Through our communal dialogue we want to help attendees gain perspective on the importance of LatinX Businesses. According to Forbes, in the last decade the LatinX population launched 86% of the new businesses in the US. What does that mean for NC as a whole? Are there barriers that hinder business ownership in our community? Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our panelists as they 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 LatinX business.

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