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Tue, Jan 26

Jan
26

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE TRIANGLE: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MARK VITNER

To kick off the new year, the Urban Land Institute Triangle will be sitting down for “A Fireside Chat with Mark Vitner,” Managing Director and Senior Economist with Wells Fargo, for his perspective on what he foresees as we forge ahead into a new year. What is happening in the capital markets, how are banks reacting, what does investor sentiment look like? These as well as many other topics are all up for discussion as ULI looks to jump start the year with the insight supported by one of Wells Fargo’s most respected leaders.

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Jan
26

NC TECH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS WORKSHOP

The Department of Defense issued new cybersecurity regulations that most defense contractors are unable to navigate on their own. These contractors are looking for Managed Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and Cybersecurity Consultants to help them secure their networks and prepare them for assessments.

Learn what IT and cybersecurity companies need to know about compliance with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and NIST SP 800-171.

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Jan
26

IDEA TO MARKET: DUKE INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOPS

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and First Flight Venture Center will offer a three-seminar series including early-stage ideation, opportunity identification, and go-to-market strategy.

First Flight Venture Center, a science and technology incubator in Research Triangle Park, has won a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program grant from the Small Business Administration. The FAST program is meant to increase the number of competitive grant applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) but also to impact grant funding WINS by underrepresented companies in NC.

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) serves as a hub and resource center for Duke’s innovation system. The initiative offers a wide range of educational, research, and translational programs to support the members of Duke University.

First Flight is pleased to partner with Duke I&E to offer three seminars in January 2021 purposefully structured to provide a comprehensive overview of innovation and entrepreneurial strategy, with a focus on the importance of early-stage ideation, opportunity identification, and go-to-market strategy.

The culmination of these training modules will prepare participants to successfully transition into planned coaching sessions. In addition, Duke I&E will work with First Flight to offer selected participants access to business development and/or pitch coaching.

Audience: Entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and dreamers who have a business idea they want to pursue.

Format: Each workshop has pre-recorded modules for viewing prior to each seminar. Then on each day, there will be discussion, exchange and Q&A.

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Jan
26

COMPETITIVE EDGE: HOW EDGE COMPUTING TAKES BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Are you curious how businesses can take advantage of increasingly rapid response times? Are you concerned that data being aggregated in the cloud might open you up to privacy issues? Are you wondering how 5G and edge computing enable low latency, high throughput applications that are highly reliable?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join RIoT on January 26th as they bring together experts in the Edge Computing field to define and demonstrate how this technology is being used today, and what the opportunities are in the future.

This event will be held via the Socialize Platform.

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Wed, Jan 27

Jan
27

2021 OUTLOOK FOR TECH

NC TECH’s 2021 Outlook for Tech event will be virtual and the theme is “So…What’s Next?” Stay tuned for more information including speakers, panelists, agenda and more. The day will include:

  • Executive Briefing Style Presentations
  • NC STIR 2021 Release and Briefing
  • TECH Talks
  • CIO Panel Discussion
  • NC TECH – 2021 Preview
What Is Our New Normal?

With the crazy year that has been 2020, including a global pandemic, social tensions and other unique occurrences, it almost seems like our world has shifted on its axis. The 2021 Outlook for Tech Conference will explore the impact of these national and global factors and how they have transformed the tech sector as well as our world in general.

Who Attends?

Hundreds of business and tech leaders from companies, organizations and institutions, representing all sizes, stages and industries. C-level, VPs, Directors – of Marketing, Technology, Innovation, Security, Operations & Finance, and more.

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Jan
27

NC4ME & DURHAM NCWORKS VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT

NC4ME Hiring Events match Veterans, transitioning service members, Guard/Reserves and military spouses with employers ready to hire.

During the midst of COVID-19 NC4ME is taking every precaution to keep employers, candidates, volunteers and staff safe.

NC4ME knows that employment needs have increased over the past few months and is making every effort to meet those needs. That is why NC4ME and NCWorks of Durham are working together to bring this amazing hiring event to the Durham area.

Registration for these events is now a two part process. More information here.

Like NC4ME’s live hiring events, this virtual event will put you face-to-face with hiring managers and recruiters utilizing web-based technology. Come prepared to share your experience and earn a place on some great teams.

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Jan
27

1 MILLION CUPS RTP

Join 1 Million Cups RTP each Wednesday to learn about local entrepreneurs and to offer support through your wisdom, experience, investment and/or networks.

1 Million Cups is a free, public event. Anyone who wants to connect with the energy, education, and resources available to aspiring or seasoned entrepreneurs is welcome to attend the 1 Million Cups community.

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Jan
27

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ERIC HAPPEL

Fireside Chats are a continuing series of talks hosted by Launch Chapel Hill and UNC’s Eship Center. These are real talks with real entrepreneurs: the good, the bad and the ugly of their entrepreneurial journey thus far, not just the shiny success stories. These conversations showcase a broad range of entrepreneurs at various stages of their venture evolution, some at early stages post launch and others in scale and growth mode. These founders and business leaders will connect you to the entrepreneurial community in the Triangle. Fireside founders are living the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship in real time. Launch Chapel Hill and UNC’s Eship Center want the audience to engage in authentic conversations and ask tough questions about the ups and downs our founders are currently facing and the persistence and grit needed to make it through this bumpy journey.

In their first session for the spring semester (and 5th talk overall), Launch Chapel Hill and UNC’s Eship Center are featuring Eric Happel. Eric currently works at Nike setting strategy and guidelines for Nike partner stores in over 30 countries around the world. Nike partner stores are owned and operated by third parties but offering only Nike products and services. Prior work at Nike included driving product sustainability strategy for Nike and business development for affiliate brands owned by Nike. Eric has also been an entrepreneur twice and an investor in an active angel fund in Portland Oregon. Most recently from 2008-2013 he helped raise funds and grow an apparel brand in Portland called Wicked Quick. While not a completely successful venture, it did have some high points and many learning opportunities. Eric’s career has also included spending time in the non-profit world teaching school in South Africa as a volunteer and supporting democracy’s in southern and west Africa through programs such as voter education and parliamentary training programs.

Join Launch Chapel Hill and the Eship Center as Eric describes his decision to leave Nike for a startup, his experience building a startup and then his return to Nike with his newfound knowledge and skills.

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Thu, Jan 28

Jan
28

PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS IN ACTION

NCBiotech’s Sara Imhof, Ph.D. will give an overview of the North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative, a multistakeholder, public-private effort to advance transformative precision health through innovation and partnership.

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Jan
28

ON THE MENU: TRANSITIONING TO A CAREER IN IT

This session of On the Menu will cover the steps that one can take to transition to a new career in IT. 2021 could be the year for you to make the leap and this course can serve as your “how to” and your cheerleading squad.

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Jan
28

BIOGROW: TRAINING & EDUCATION ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA

Learn more about a career in biopharma manufacturing from panels of students, hiring managers and training institutions at the BioGrow virtual event. People of all educational levels and professionals looking for opportunities to begin or advance their career in biopharma manufacturing are invited to attend.

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Jan
28

VIRTUAL NC HUB & NC DBE CERTIFICATION INFO SESSION

Are you a minority business owner? Are you looking to expand your opportunities for exposure? Do you want more opportunities to increase your cash flow? If you answered “YES” to these questions, this information session is for you.

If your business is not certified, please join the City of Raleigh’s MWBE Program, NC DOA/HUB Office, and the NC DOT/DBE Office to learn the requirements and process to apply for certification.

Benefits of Certification as HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) & DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise):

  • Increased exposure to business and procurement opportunities
  • Addition of your business to the online directory
  • Receive bid notices from all government organizations
  • Provides opportunities for business development
  • And, more…
Who should apply? The business must be 51% or more owned and controlled by the following minority groups:

  • Black Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Pacific Asian Americans
  • American Indians
  • Females
  • Disabled – A person with disability as defined in G.S. 168-1 or G.S. 168A-3
  • Disadvantaged – A person who is socially and economically disadvantaged as defined in 15 U.S.C. § 637
Note: This is a recurring monthly event with multiple dates to select from. You may register to view the online workshop as many times as you would like.

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Fri, Jan 29

Jan
29

TRIWISTEM VIRTUAL 2021 KICKOFF EVENT

Join TriWiSTEM for a virtual 2021 kickoff where they highlight the work taking place within TriWiSTEM and discuss one woman’s amazing journey in STEM.

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Sun, Jan 31

Jan
31

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAP THE SYSTEM COMPETITION (UNC)

Join UNC and Map the System, a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social or environmental change. Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain systems thinking skills to understand ways to address it. A finalist will be chosen from among teams competing at UNC and receive a cash prize of $500, brought to you by Innovate Carolina’s Dreamers Who Do Fund. The finalist will also have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a prestigious virtual competition organized by Said Business School, University of Oxford.

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