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Raleigh Makers Market—September 2015

September 5, 2015

Breezeway by Benelux Coffee in Cameron Village
402 Oberlin Road, Raleigh NC

The Raleigh Makers Market is a monthly gathering highlighting amazing artisans, uniquely handcrafted goods, + talented musicians. Join us every FIRST Saturday of the month to shop local or simply hangout!

Hopscotch Design Festival 2015

September 9, 2015

Downtown Raleigh
Various venues in downtown Raleigh

Hopscotch Design Festival — a partnership between NEW KIND and HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL — gathers thinkers, makers and storytellers to share ideas and foster conversations about how design is shaping the future. It features national and local presenters 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, Sept. 9-10.

Innovate Raleigh "Innovatours"

September 9, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Join us for a walkable tour around the Warehouse District and downtown Raleigh featuring 25+ innovative companies from a variety of industries.Light fare and local beer will be available at each venue. Finish the tour from 7:00 – 9:00PM with a block party on South Harrington Street in partnership with Hopscotch Design Festival. Free and open to the public.

Innovate Raleigh Summit

September 10, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Innovate Raleigh aims to create an environment where entrepreneurs and innovators love to live, work, and play. Each year, we host an event where community thinkers, makers, and doers come together to look at the landscape of our region, identify what’s missing, and generate ideas to fill in the gaps. That event is called the Innovate Raleigh Summit.

ExitEvent Startup Social September 2015

September 14, 2015

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
409 Blackwell St Durham, NC 27701

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. This is a special event—we're celebrating the end of the CED Tech Venture Conference and the start of the UP Global Summit, with visitors from around the world!

CED Tech Venture Conference 2015

September 15, 2015

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

As the premier tech event in the Southeast, the CED Tech Venture Conference reflects the vibrant entrepreneurial community that exists in one of the nation’s rising technology hubs, attracting over 800 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and domain experts from across the nation. In addition to bringing in top industry leaders as speakers and panelists, the CED Tech Venture Conference showcases the most promising emerging NC companies and facilitates key connections with a diverse group of investors. In 2014, over 60 venture funds joined us for the conference, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Azure Capital, Comcast Ventures, and Greycroft. At the CED Tech Venture Conference, engage with industry leaders, radical thinkers, and trail-blazing entrepreneurs on the disruptive innovations that are transforming the way in which we live, work and play and learn what the future holds for all things tech.

Triangle TechBreakfast—September 2015

September 17, 2015

James B. Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way Raleigh, NC 27606

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! Thank our sponsors when you see them :) Agenda for Triangle TechBreakfast: 8:00 - 8:15 - Get yer Bagels & Coffee and chit-chat 8:15 - 8:20 - Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements 8:20 - ~9:30 - Showcases and Shout-Outs!

SPARKcon 2015

September 17, 2015

Downtown Raleigh
Various venues in downtown Raleigh

A 4-day creative explosion of art, music, film, fashion, geek, circus, dance, comedy, design, food, and more.

RTP 180: Open Source Everything

September 17, 2015

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. At “RTP 180°,” speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. The show kicks off at 6pm, but our doors are open beforehand for anyone that would like to come early. The hashtag for this event is #RTP180 and we always livestream from our YouTube channel over at www.youtube.com/TheRTPNC. Afterwards, professionally edited video segments of our speakers will be posted, in case you missed the livestream! Tickets are free and all 300 seats are usually claimed, so register early!

Triangle Health Innovation Challenge

September 18, 2015

Trent Semans Center for Health Education
Coal Pile Drive, Durham NC 27710

The Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) brings together engineers, clinicians, designers, business people, students and others to tackle and build innovative solutions for the biggest challenges in health and healthcare. Organized by the Duke School of Medicine Innovation and Entrepreneurship Activity Group, and the Carolina Health Entrepreneurship Initiative, THInC brings together the academic, industry, pharmaceutical, startup and student communities to collaborate to solve problems of immense importance. At THInC, you’ll join a team that’s tackling a specific “pain point” in health. Over the next 48 hours, you’ll work together to construct technological solutions to address your team’s problem, and in the process, help raise the standard of healthcare. You’ll hear from thought leaders, work with clinical, technical and business mentors, and stay well fed on local fare and copious coffee. On Sunday, each team will pitch their solutions to our panel of judges, and a grand prize winner will be selected!

NC DataPalooza Finale

September 21, 2015

Red Hat Annex
190 East Davie Street Raleigh, NC 27601

15 teams have been working on open-data startups all summer. The top 3 will pitch for a chance at $5K at the finale event, hosted at the Red Hat Annex.

VetStart.biz—EntreDot: Helping Entrepreneurs Connect the Dots

September 24, 2015

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Last October, EntreDot initiated an alliance of public and private organizations, including the Research Triangle Park Foundation, to support the idea of helping Veterans's and their Dependents start new businesses and build capacity in existing businesses. The goal for 2015 is to help 100 veterans get a business started or grow capacity in an existing one; 2016 we set the goal at 500. The Alliance that put on a successful initial VetPreneurship BASIC RTP Day February 25, 2015 has been renamed VetStart.Biz and a new web site is under development. VetStart.Biz will also host the second veterans entrepreneurship Day September 24, 2015, 2:30-7:30 at The Frontier building RTP, 800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27709. Veterans mark on your calendar and bring your spouses and friends. Its a free program but please rsvp at Event Brite or on the VetStart.Biz web site. On a related veteran entrepreneurship note, EntreDot representing VetStart.Biz will be one of the main speakers on the subject of Business and Entrepreneurship Opportunities at the Governor's Working Group "on veterans, service members, and their families" to be held July 23 at the National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, Raleigh, NC. VetStart.Biz will highlight various options for starting or building a business, all the resources available to help in NC, and a wide variety of ways these businesses may get financed. This is the Governor's Working Group's first initiative on veteran entrepreneurship. Of the 21.5M veterans in the US, approximately 736,000 reside in NC, making up 9.8% of the state's total population. Governor McCrory has a published mandate to make NC "the most veteran friendly state in the Nation". Focusing on VetPreneurship: BASIC RTP and how EntreDot and its Alliance Partners can help veterans start a new business, buy an existing business, acquire a franchise, or grow an existing business. These options will be showcased in workshops and open floor networking with exhibitors and service providers. Lunch provided. Stay tuned for more on this amazing opportunity, but sign up now.

16th Duke Startup Challenge: Grand Finale Event with Magdalena Yesil

September 30, 2015

The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC

Celebrate Duke’s entrepreneurial spirit with some of the University’s top innovators at this private reception for donor recognition guests, Start-Up Challenge judges, and past student participants. Before the Grand Finale, we will be hosting a reception.

ExitEvent Startup Social—October 2015

October 19, 2015

Top Of The Hill Distillery
505 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC

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. This is a special event—we're partnering with UNC's THINK entrepreneurship club to host!