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Verge NC (August 2016)

August 30, 2016

Red Hat Tower
100 East Davie Street, Raleigh NC 27601

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.

Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington: Talk with Bobby Martin

September 7, 2016

Ironclad Brewery
115 North 2nd Street Wilmington, NC 28401

We've all seen or created that investor pitch presentation where the revenue slide has that hockey stick-looking prediction that, as the startup matures, the sales dramatically rise. How would you like to actually achieve those kinds of results? Bobby Martin, a serial entrepreneur with Wilmington roots, has studied and interviewed great regional entrepreneurs such as Doug Lebda of LendingTree, Ryan Allis of iContact and executives at Under Armour to find the answers.

Hopscotch Design Festival 2016

September 8, 2016

Downtown Raleigh
Various venues in downtown Raleigh

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.

BIG Ideas Exchange: Build the Fort with Chris Heivly

September 9, 2016

Technekes Headquarters
1431 West Morehead St. Charlotte, NC 28208

This engaging discussion will be led by Build the Fort author Chris Heivly, who founded MapQuest and The Startup Factory.

Deadline to register for a desk at American Underground's College Night

September 9, 2016

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College Night is an initiative that AU puts together with Duke I&E to link up AU companies with the amazing talent coming out of local universities. If you're currently looking, or will be looking for new hires or interns, this is a perfect opportunity to check out some fresh talent. You can expect about 250 college students here from 10+ universities who will be eager to network and fill open jobs. Take advantage! Register for a free table at the event and a chance to talk with college students about your startup.

Tech Talent South Course Kickoff: Code Immersion (Fall 2016)

September 12, 2016

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

In this eight-week program, learn to build web apps and learn full stack web development, working with Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX and APIs. Full and part-time options are available. And scholarships are available for ladies and rockstars!

CED Tech Venture Conference 2016

September 13, 2016

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

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.

Triad Startup Lab: 101 Series (Fall 2016 session kickoff)

September 13, 2016

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

This series begins with intensive small group meeting discussions and assessments. Industry experts will provide startups with hands-on practical application tools and assistance including business, legal, financial and technical advice and resources. Meetings will be weekly, guiding participants through each critical milestone. At the end of this series, entrepreneurs will have a legal entity that is ready to launch with an understanding of their marketing, legal and financial requirements and customers.

ProductCampRTP: Fall Unconference

September 13, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

ProductCampRTP™️ is a unique opportunity to share, network and learn with professionals involved in product management, marketing and development from around the Triangle. Unlike traditional conference formats, ProductCamp™️ is an “unconference” where participants decide what is important and interesting. Break-out sessions promote face-to-face interaction. Join us for an engaging evening opportunity to share, present, network, learn, laugh and discuss.

Entrepalooza 2016

September 15, 2016

On the Oval Culinary Creations
Centennial Campus, NC State University

Come celebrate all the innovation and entrepreneurship happening at NC State! The event includes free food, giveaways, pitches and more.

NCDevCon 2016

September 17, 2016

Centennial Campus at NC State
2401 Research Drive Raleigh, NC 27695

NCDevCon is the largest developer conference in North Carolina. Join hundreds of technology folks as you hone your craft and learn new skills. For $200, you get access to all sessions and hands on classes. Your conference fee also includes lunch, a snazzy conference T-Shirt and admission to an evening networking event.

The Big Launch Challenge LIVE

September 20, 2016

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

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.

The Muster RDU

September 22, 2016

MetLife
201 MetLife Way Cary, NC 27513

Bunker Labs Raleigh-Durham, a 501(c)3 organization committed to veteran entrepreneurship, is excited to announce the Muster RDU. The event welcomes veterans, corporate partners and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights. The program will bring together hundreds of participants and partners for a full day of veteran entrepreneurs pitching their businesses, keynote speakers, an Idea Lab and a Marketplace to showcase opportunities and products from veteran-owned small businesses and companies that support the veteran community.

Show Me the Money: Fundraising 101 Presented by Hutchlaw

September 22, 2016

Hutchison PLLC
3110 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC

Are you interested in learning more about fundraising from investors? Have you heard the terms “angel investor,” “friends and family round” or “venture capitalist/VC” and want to learn more about the process for raising money from investors? If so, please join us for this workshop from Anna Tharrington on the basics of fundraising. Anna’s presentation will focus on different types of fundraising (primarily debt/SAFE financings, angel financings and venture capitalist financings) and will provide some useful tools for navigating the investment process.

Triad Startup Lab: Growth Series application deadline

September 22, 2016

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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!

CityCamp NC 2016

September 22, 2016

136 E. Morgan Street
136 E. Morgan Street, Raleigh NC 27601

CityCampNC, part of NC Open Pass, is an annual event that brings citizens, government and businesses together to openly innovate and improve our quality of life through technology.

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.

Triangle TechBreakfast (September 2016)

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!

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
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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.

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.

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.

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!