Calendar

Groundwork Labs Fall 2016 Application Deadline

September 26, 2016

Online
,

Groundwork Labs is a three-month, free program that accelerates pre-seed startups towards their next goal.

WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange: The Future of Mobile Health

September 27, 2016

City Club Raleigh
150 Fayetteville St #2800 Raleigh, NC 27601

From individuals monitoring their daily steps via a wearable device to scientists gaining the ability to harness the power of big data on a massive scale, advances in mobile health are both exciting and a bit unnerving. WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange, presented by MobileSmith, will focus on the role the Triangle is playing in mobile health from the developer, patient, provider and beyond.

Verge NC (September 2016)

September 27, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Come to Verge NC for food, drinks, networking, pitches and great conversation! Three companies take the stage for five minutes each to win over the audience. The audience votes for which company they’d invest in. The company at the end of the night with the most votes wins the #GoldenPitchfork! Aside from the $5 fork, the winner will also win a write up in Forbes or Huffington Post.

17th Annual Duke Startup Challenge Grande Finale

September 28, 2016

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

The Duke Startup Challenge is a year-long entrepreneurship competition with an entry pool of over 100 Duke student teams. After elimination rounds through the year and participation in the Duke Startup Challenge Summer Incubator Program, several teams remain. At the grand finale event, the top teams will give their final pitch and one will win the $50,000 grand prize. The event also features a presentation from Duke Startup Challenge alum and founder of MATI Energy, Tatiana Birgisson.

Triangle TechBreakfast—BLASTeo, DivvyCloud, The Sixth Flag, WERX Design, LLC

September 29, 2016

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

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!

Triangle Small Food Business Conference

September 29, 2016

Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

This conference will feature seminars, workshops, Q&A sessions and several conference tracks, like food trucks, caterers, retail-prepared foods and more!

Digital Health Innovation Sprint: Define Day

September 29, 2016

American Underground at Main
201 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

This will serve as the kick-off to the solution design process. Subject matter experts representing each of the three shortlisted problems identified during the discovery phase of the Digital Health Innovation Sprint will give reverse pitches to participating teams. Teams will break out into design studios which will facilitate ideation around a specific problem. Teams will be given an opportunity to bond and individuals can join other teams if desired.

Legal Innovators Showcase

September 29, 2016

Duke Law School
210 Science Drive Durham, NC 27708 United States

Disruption, Innovation and Revolution are all terms that are tossed around the technology world. The legal industry is ripe for change but what will be that next big innovation? The Legal Innovators Showcase offers new ideas from LegalTech innovators and thought-provoking Darwin Talks from experts. In just five minutes, each presenter will share their ideas about where technology for law is heading.

The Women in Tech Summit 2016

October 1, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

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.

Wilmington NC Tech Tour

October 4, 2016

Wilmington, NC
,

In 2016, Paul Singh is driving across North America to visit the places that startups actually start (and grow) their businesses. At each stop, he has created a week-long series of events for entrepreneurs and investors. Along the way, he'll mentor thousands of entrepreneurs, visit incubators and coworking spaces, hold investor dinners and dive into the local (tech) culture.

Big Top 14

October 4, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Looking to network with your tech company peers? Or are you just curious about the type of companies growing up around you here in the Triangle? Are you an employer seeking to share your vision with the new breed of motivated attendees? The Big Top is an event that brings together you, your peers and a bunch of motivated companies in a fun, energetic and informal setting that connects people together like no other event you have ever been to. It's not job fair anymore.

College Night at American Underground

October 5, 2016

American Underground at Main
201 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

College Night is an annual event that brings together university students (grad and undergrad) and AU companies. This is a great opportunity to share your companies with students from all over the Triangle and tap into some of the best and brightest talent.

Triad Startup Lab: Growth Series (Fall 2016 session kickoff)

October 11, 2016

Co//ab
229 N. Greene St. in Downtown Greensboro

Growth Series weekly meetings will establish agreed upon goals and objectives through a needs-based assessment. This session will dive into a valuable marketing segmentation that will include digital marketing, presentation skills, sales and funding. During the final week, entrepreneurs reconvene for review and evaluation of their progress toward their milestones. Upon completion of the Growth Series, companies will have a deep understanding of their market, know how to reach that market with developed plans, understand their sales cycle and how to pitch to funders and other significant stakeholders so they'll be ready to meet future growth challenges!

DisruptHR RDU

October 11, 2016

Nest Raleigh
414 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

This event features focused talks from professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. Although DisruptHR has taken place in many large cities to date, this will be North Carolina's very first DisruptHR. If you’re an HR professional, a CEO, a technologist, a community leader—and you’ve got something to say about talent, culture or technology—Disrupt is the place.

Come Tech Out: The Triangle Job Fair (Q4 2016)

October 13, 2016

McKimmon Conference & Training Center @NCSU
1101 Gorman St. Raleigh, NC 27606

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.

Triangle TechBreakfast (October 2016)

October 20, 2016

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!

All Things Open 2016

October 26, 2016

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

Join the world’s top developers, technologists, and decision makers as we explore open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities in Raleigh and the Research Triangle area.

RIoT XIII Demo Night II (at All Things Open)

October 26, 2016

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

RIoT partners with the All Things Open conference to deliver amazing content and the nation’s largest IoT demo showcase. It features thought-leaders in IoT during numerous conference sessions and takes place the night of Oct. 26. Over 50 local, national and international companies will show off their IoT demos.

Startup Grind Hosts Paul Martino of Bullpen Capital

October 27, 2016

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Paul Martino is the founder of four companies, including Ahpah Software (a computer security firm acquired by InterTrust), Tribe (one of the world’s first social networks) and Aggregate Knowledge (a big data advertising targeting and attribution company acquired in 2014 for $150 million). His early online gaming innovations in multi-player user experience from almost 20 years ago are the inspiration for several of the modern social gaming offerings. Martino is the holder of over a dozen core patents covering social networking and big data. Prior to forming Bullpen, he was an active angel investor and personally invested in the first rounds of Zynga, TubeMogul, uDemy and PayNearMe. He founded Bullpen in 2010 and has led several of its key investments. And Martino currently sits on the board of FanDuel, the leader in daily fantasy sports. Other key Bullpen investments include Life360, Ipsy, Citus Data, Namely and Betable.

Hack NC 2016

October 28, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

HackNC is a weekend for students of all skill levels to broaden their talents. The challenge is to make an awesome project in just 24 hours. Participants will have access to hands-on demos and workshops from Hack NC sponsors, as well as exciting talks about the awesome things happening right now with computer science.

Digital Health Innovation Sprint: Design Day

October 29, 2016

American Underground at Main
201 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

This full-day event gives participating teams the opportunity to gain practical support and guidance from mentors and industry collaborators as they develop their solution. The day will include a panel discussion and design studio sessions. Resources will be made available to the teams in the form of software APIs and hardware technologies to help them prototype their solution. The goal of this event is to provide structure, guidance and support to teams as they design their solutions and develop their business models.

NC Tech Awards Gala

November 10, 2016

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

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.

FoodCon 2016

November 11, 2016

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

This single-day conference will focus on fostering a discussion around the business of sustainable food.

NC Datapalooza 2016

November 14, 2016

Red Hat Annex
190 East Davie Street Raleigh, NC 27601

An open-data startup competition to catalyze positive community and economic impact with coaching and cash prizes.

Internet Summit 2016

November 16, 2016

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

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.

Triangle TechBreakfast (November 2016)

November 17, 2016

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

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!

Digital Health Innovation Sprint: Demo Day

November 17, 2016

American Underground at Main
201 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

This three-hour event will conclude phase 1 of the Digital Health Innovation Sprint. Each team will pitch their proposed solution and business case to a panel of judges. Pitches will be evaluated across a range of criteria, including technical feasibility, impact of solution, user experience and commercial viability.

Triangle Startup Expo & Tech Job Fair

December 7, 2016

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

Thousands of attendees will be representing tech companies, influencers, press, investors and some of the best startups in the region.