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Patriot Boot Camp

July 31, 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is an intensive 3-day program focused on helping military Veterans and spouses become technology entrepreneurs. The PBC program has a focus on technology oriented startups, specifically web-based or other software companies.

The Big Idea Project Info Session

August 4, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Got a big idea? Ready to take it to the next level but don’t have the funds or resources? What if you could get six months of free design, development, branding, strategy, marketing, workspace, and more (all worth $100K) to get you moving? Interested? Come to our free lunch and learn.

Entrepreneurship Essentials (A CIC I.D.E.A.L. Program Course)

August 6, 2015

Cary Innovation Center
201 W. Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511

Entrepreneurship Essentials: Designed for beginning entrepreneurs, especially those who have an idea for a company and would like to know what to do next. Fee includes a one day workshop with breakfast items, beverages and catered lunch. Getting Started: So, you want to break into Entrepreneurship? Well, that’s great, but know that it is no easy feat. There are many steps you must take just to prepare yourself to embark on the journey, and once you have started your business, many more steps to maintain the business. This workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to start, run, and grow a business you can be proud of! Workshop Objectives: Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, At the end of this workshop, participants should have a complete overview on how to: Understand and start a business, Develop a business plan, Get financing for your business, Hire and train employees, Run your business, and Grow your business.

The Mind of a Food Maker

August 8, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Our first gathering of Triangle Food Makers is "The Mind of A Food Maker," hosted in conjunction with Raleigh's Second Saturday and in partnership with HQ Raleigh. We will be talking with local food founders Neal McTighe of Nello’s Tomato Sauce, Jenny Bonchak of Slingshot Coffee Company and Sharif Fouad of Raleigh Raw cold-pressed juices about their path to food entrepreneurship, their highs and lows along the way, and what keeps them inspired to do their work everyday. There will be a series of rapid-fire questions, generous time for Q&A, samples of locally made products, and some great networking opportunities with those active in the RDU food community.

Innovators Program—Raleigh: Fall 2015 Application Deadline

August 12, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

This will be our fifth Innovators Program overall and our second program in the Research Triangle! We are looking for great startups and internal teams that develop software solutions for businesses. New this year is we adding a clean technology track. Citrix, Red Hat, HQ Raleigh and the Cherokee-McDonough challenge have partnered to deliver this program to you. Our signature 12-week Innovator’s Program embraces core principles of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Modern Leadership to enable both early-stage startups and corporate product development teams to rapidly test and validate their ideas in the market with real customers. This is a cohort-driven, mentor-assisted program. It’s hard work and it takes time, so if you aren’t willing to put in both, please don’t apply, but if you are please apply now!

ExitEvent Startup Social August 2015

August 17, 2015

Carolina Brewing Company
140 Thomas Mill Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540

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.

IDEA Pitch: August

August 19, 2015

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Have an idea or high-tech startup you want to pitch? Would you like to pitch to one of the Southeast’s most active seed and early stage venture capital firms? Then join the IDEA Fund Partners team for IDEA Pitch! Whether you’re seeking to raise capital, network or cold call, it’s essential that you have a descriptive, concise and well rehearsed elevator pitch. Come, listen and learn what investors are looking for in an elevator pitch from our team of active investment professionals. IDEA Pitch, held bimonthly, enables entrepreneurs to meet our team and have the opportunity to pitch their high-tech idea or startup.

Triangle TechBreakfast—August 2015

August 20, 2015

American Underground Classroom at American Tobacco Campus
334 Blackwell Street, Suite B012, Durham NC 27701

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 :)

Triangle Startup Weekend—Social Impact

August 21, 2015

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

This Startup Weekend is about #socialimpact and innovation. Catalyze change with action! Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

7 Language Secrets to Rock Your Next Presentation

August 28, 2015

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Whether we’re talking with a potential investor, meeting with a prospect, or speaking in front of an audience, we’re always presenting ourselves. We’re using at least two types of language, three if we’re using presentation slides. But what kind of impression are we making? Are we a commanding presence, do we sound confident, competent, and trustworthy? Are we awe-inspiring or yawn-inspiring? Join us on Friday, August 28th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the Classroom at the Frontier as presentation expert Wendy Gates Corbett shares seven simple secrets of verbal, body, and slide language that make the powerful impression you want.—from using persuasive words to telling compelling, evocative stories, to creating crisp presentation materials. This action-packed session is filled with ideas for presenting with influence. Wendy creates a safe, fun environment and uses a dynamic combination of conversation, real-life examples, and fun, interactive practice activities to share tips we can use rock our very next presentation.

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!

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.

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.

ExitEvent Startup Social September 2015

September 16, 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!

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!

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!

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.