July 26, 2016
1789 Venture Lab and SCORE present: Building, Understanding & Analyzing Business Models: A Business Models Crash Course. Every entrepreneur needs a plan to create a sustainable business, but many are unsure about how to decide the best model for their venture. Building and understanding your business model is a critical first step in the business planning process. Learn how to design and analyze your business model using the Business Model Canvas. We'll present several business model concepts that you can use to develop the business model that best suits your particular & unique business. We’ll discuss business models that can be used for both for-profit and non-profit organizations and how to implement them in your startup or social venture. The facilitator, Carl Baumann, is a business-planning guru who spent 34 years as an executive with First Citizens Bank and Miller Brewing Company. He has a diverse array of expertise that includes business planning, finance, operations, sales and marketing. He has been a mentor at 1789 Venture Lab since it opened in May of 2013. He also mentors with SCORE, teaches business planning at local community colleges and works with students at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School.
July 26, 2016
Dan London, of Sharefile and Ansible Fame, presents Startup Marketing: From Day 1 to Acquisition. Dan will provide a candid look into his experience going from a one-person marketing team to being acquired by large global companies. Dan will talk about what he learned from going from being part of a 16 person startup to an 8,000+ person company...twice. He'll provide insight on what marketing tactics he did to make both startups an attractive target for acquisition as well as how he adapted once being acquired. He'll also discuss how the marketing team grew and how his own position within the larger company changed post-acquisition and what led him to return to a small startup (Ansible) after ShareFile's acquisition by Citrix only to have that company be acquired by Red Hat.
July 27, 2016
Join speakers from Hoffman and Hoffman, Honeywell, PlotWatt and Schneider Electric to learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving energy efficiency through the development of smart homes and buildings. Following an overview of technologies driving smart and energy efficient homes, panelists will address the best practices and challenges associated with deploying these technologies. Continental breakfast will be served.
July 29, 2016
We're pumped to partner with tekMountain on the first Wilmington Startup Social! This isn't your average social. The party is twice as long. A pig will be roasting. Drinks will flow. And we're hoping for a lot of new connections between the Triangle startup community and our entrepreneur and investor friends to the Southeast!
August 1, 2016
The Big Launch Challenge is an annual event that offers startups valuable business networking and capital opportunities, as well as critical resources. The goal of the challenge is to foster entrepreneurship by offering education, team creation, mentorship, early-stage prototyping and potential follow-on seed financing. Startups from the nano technology, green technology, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, medical devices and information technology industries are invited to apply for The Big Launch Challenge's third year.
August 2, 2016
RIoT comes to Charlotte this August and brings with it an absolutely stellar lineup of IoT speakers and thought-leaders.
August 10, 2016
This event is open to technology entrepreneurs actively seeking funding and investors (angel and institutional) looking for great investment opportunities. Engage with a seasoned investor panel and learn from firsthand experience what it takes to succeed in the startup ecosystem. Gain an understanding of how the investment landscape has changed and what investors are now looking for. Participate in rotating three-minute pitch sessions. Meet face-to-face with each investor and mentor, pitch your startup, receive real-time feedback from the brightest minds and build valuable, long-term relationships. Those who are not participating in the speed investing & mentoring will get the opportunity for a "fireside chat" type panel with a group of investors and startup advisors to get insight into what they should be doing with their startups and with regards to fundraising.
August 15, 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.
August 18, 2016
Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell/show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free!
August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016
An annual event convening entrepreneurs, business executives, local officials, educators and students. The 2016-2017 theme will be announced at the event.
August 25, 2016
Join us for the inaugural SalesJam, a half-day sales training event that is sure to be fun, inspiring and educational. We'll give attendees access to some of the most successful sales leaders in local tech, as well as best practices and marching orders for the days and weeks that follow.
August 26, 2016
This event brings together a group of dynamic leaders from multiple industries, full with stories that will inspire a new crop of entrepreneurs! The hope is to nurture a diverse community and provide mentorship for the articulation and execution of brilliant ideas.
August 30, 2016
Come to Verge NC for food, drinks, networking, pitches and great conversation! This month's Fireside Chat will feature Patty Heivly, wife of Mapquest co-founder Chris Heivly. Come meet Patty and a few of the strong and dynamic women behind some of the startup men you may know. These women have unique and inspiring perspectives on the world of startups, including the rewards and downfalls of being so closely involved with this growing community.
September 8, 2016
Hopscotch Design Festival gathers thinkers, makers, designers and storytellers who are shaping what's next right now. It features national and local leaders who work across graphic design, urban planning, user experience design, technology, architecture, music, food, film and more. Hopscotch Design will feature more than 30 interactive sessions, workshops and parties in multiple venues in downtown Raleigh.
September 13, 2016
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 Demo room for networking with 50+ emerging NC companies Top industry thought leaders as speakers and panelists 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, including funds such as Sequoia Capital, Greycroft, Grotech Ventures, and Comcast Ventures. 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.
September 20, 2016
The Big Launch Challenge is a joint venture between The Launch Place and the First Flight Venture Center designed to showcase technology-related business ideas in a highly competitive environment. The business plan competition includes awards totaling up to $30,000 for the winners.
September 28, 2016
October 1, 2016
The Women in Tech Summit provides attendees with a unique combination of deep-dive, hands-on tech workshops, information and discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them, and connection and networking opportunities with other women in various aspects and careers in technology. The summit knows that working in tech is not just about coding but about all aspects of careers in technology. The conference works to bring together women in many different types of careers in tech and at every level from students to senior executives. Admission includes a full day of speakers, panels, workshops, networking and lunch.
October 13, 2016
Whether hiring for one or 100, the COME TECH OUT Job Fair series connects the area's top talent across functional areas and levels of expertise with growing companies and organizations. Don't miss the next Job Fair, presented in partnership with local community partners CED and Work in the Triangle, to promote regional job openings in the tech industry.
November 10, 2016
The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s largest and most prestigious statewide technology awards program, which culminates in the NC Tech Awards Gala at the Raleigh Convention Center. More than 800 leaders attend the annual gala to celebrate the tech sector and honor the finalists and winners. The event includes a VIP & general reception and dinner & awards ceremony. Applications and nominations are accepted in the June-July timeframe, followed by a selection process with finalists announced in mid-late September.
November 16, 2016
Internet Summit offers top-notch content on the latest digital strategies and best practices, great parties and one lasting experience! Passes include free wi-fi, open bars, swag and other perks.