December 7, 2016
Thousands of attendees will be representing tech companies, influencers, press, investors and some of the best startups in the region.
December 8, 2016
Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs share and learn from their peers through show and tell/show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free!
December 12, 2016
The Innovators Program is a unique and impactful three-month accelerator for early-stage founders and corporate intrapreneurs to build high-impact tech startups.
December 13, 2016
Product Innovation Lab at NC State brings graduate level students from the Colleges of Management, Engineering and Design into cross-functional teams to explore startup company concepts over the course of a single semester. Fall semester teams will be demonstrating functional prototypes of their product concepts and will present their go-to market strategies. Attendees are encouraged to engage with the teams directly, challenge their assumptions and offer suggestions for how they might continue work post-class. Secret judges in the audience will grade the teams and RIoT/HQ will award one or more teams with free co-working space to pursue their start-up in the spring semester.
December 14, 2016
During this 1.5-hour workshop, you’ll learn the following: How to find your customers, understand what people are searching for to find your business and other competitors, the key components of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how to rank which social media platform(s) to focus your time, understanding your website’s analytics, perform the five-second website test, and understanding the marketing traction channels and how they help your business.
December 14, 2016
Don't miss Startup Grind's annual holiday party! There will not be a fireside chat for this event because the mixer is all about blowing off steam and having a good time.
December 19, 2016
The ExitEvent Startup Social is an entrepreneur and investor-only anti-networking event with no agenda except what you want to get out of it. We rotate locations monthly in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and sometimes elsewhere. No selling, no speeches, no nametags, no BS. But there are free drinks.
January 9, 2017
January 24, 2017
January 27, 2017
This will be a historic weekend for the Town of Fuquay-Varina, NC. Innovate Fuquay-Varina culminates in a weekend of intense planning, preparation, and ultimately, the formation of several startup businesses in Fuquay-Varina. Beginning with a brief networking session Friday evening, the event will transition to the Pitch Phase. Participants wishing to pitch their business ideas will have one minute to present their idea to the entire audience, including our esteemed panel of judges. After all ideas have been pitched, the audience is then instructed to find the aspiring entrepreneur(s) they want to contribute their skills to, and Startup Teams will naturally begin to form—thus planting the first startup "seeds" of the weekend. For the remainder of the weekend, each team's goal is to develop their idea into a viable business model, refine it and produce a presentation for Sunday evening—Initial Public Launch (IPL) Day.
January 30, 2017
Are you interested in learning how to develop a product, market it and launch your own startup, but aren’t quite ready to apply for an accelerator? Startup Primer is the perfect opportunity to gain real-world startup experience in a guided, case study-based environment.
February 28, 2017
As one of the leading life science gatherings in the nation, the CED Life Science Conference attracts nearly 1,000 participants each year and boasts globally recognized industry leaders as speakers, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors. As an attendee, you’ll meet innovative thinkers and companies from across the life science landscape, representing biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery and AgBio. The conference features a first-in-class program agenda, a demo room for emerging companies and university tech transfer groups, special workshops & content for entrepreneurs and ample networking for the vibrant life science community that exists in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.
September 19, 2017
As the premier event for technology entrepreneurs in the Southeast, CED Tech Venture Conference attracts some of the most innovative minds from across the nation to Raleigh, NC, recently ranked #5 tech hotspot, and features: 800 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate visionaries and community leaders including 75+ investment funds, live on-stage company pitches, a demo room for networking with 90+ emerging NC companies, top industry thought leaders as speakers and panelists, and special entrepreneur-only opening workshops. From early startups to growth-stage companies to highly successful businesses, the CED Tech Venture Conference reflects North Carolina’s vibrant entrepreneurial community and showcases many of the most promising emerging companies in the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of over 100 investors, from venture capital to corporate to angels. Engage with industry leaders, radical thinkers and trail-blazing entrepreneurs, and learn about the disruptive innovations that are transforming the ways in which we live, work and play.