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Wed, Feb 19

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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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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Thu, Feb 20

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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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

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

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

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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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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