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StartUpandPlay Spring 2015

March 12, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Our main goal is to help create a groundswell of support for consumer-facing Triangle startups. We passionately believe that the Triangle community is stronger if we all work together. As such, we want to connect all of the cool, young companies directly with the community at large and with each other. Ultimately, we want to help bridge the Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh ecosystems through a collective celebration of entrepreneurship!

Analytics Forward, An Unconference

March 14, 2015

BCBSNC
University Place, Bldg 2; 4727 University Dr; Durham, NC

Are you a “Data Ninja”? A “Data Scientist”? A “Statistics Guru”? Or have you been building models, establishing metrics, and cleaning data for so long you don’t care what we call you? Then Analytics Forward is for you! Analytics Forward is an unconference by and for analytics professionals. Spend a Saturday at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina campus learning about the latest techniques, trends, and tools in analytics. Pitch a talk to share your knowledge, or just attend and connect with your peers in the Research Triangle.

WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange: Crowdfunding in 2015

March 17, 2015

N.C. State University Club
4200 Hillsborough St Raleigh NC 27606

Due to severe winter weather, this event has been rescheduled from its original date of Feb. 17 to Mar. 17. Time and program remain the same. Many entrepreneurs and investors are hopeful that 2015 is the year in which crowdfunding legislation becomes law in North Carolina. WRAL TechWire's next Executive Exchange event will focus on that topic, and headlining the program is North Carolina's Department of Commerce Secretary who also wants crowdfunding enacted.

Cary Entrepreneurs Mashup - for Early Risers

March 18, 2015

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

Get your day started with a 3 part high energy presentation and networking event for entrepreneurs. Lightning Talk - 7-10 minutes of a topic vital to all entrepreneurs "Speed Dating" - Your opportunity in 30-45 seconds to introduce yourself and your skill set and then inform us 1) What are you are working on? or 2) What problem do you need to solve? or 3) What types of people are you looking for to fill out your team? Networking - Use the remainder of the time to meet interesting people and build your social network.

Triangle Tech Breakfast—Raleigh

March 19, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

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

Startup Madness

March 19, 2015

The State Club
2450 ALUMNI DRIVE, RALEIGH, NC 27606

During the fierce competition of March Madness, ACC schools send their best student entrepreneurial teams to Startup Madness. Teams compete in a bracket style competition to determine who goes home with the prizes and bragging rights. The 2014 event included 12 universities and 20 student teams!

UNC Comp Sci Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series: Intel Fellow John Crawford, "Work and Life in Silicon Valley"

March 23, 2015

Sitterson Hall and Brooks Computer Science Building at UNC
201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175

My career at Intel spanned 36 years – 5 years as a Software Engineer, 27 as a Computer Architect, and 4 on vacations and sabbaticals. In 1982 Intel took a risk by putting a junior Software Engineer in charge of defining the architecture for their “compatible” 32-bit upgrade to the 286 processor. But since that chip was far less important than the “blank slate” 32-bit chip the company’s A-team was developing, that risk was deemed acceptable. The only way to go was up! In this talk I briefly touch on the public highlights of my career and some lessons learned, add some anomalous anecdotes, and close with my experience with work-life balance.

Data4Decisions Conference & Expo

March 24, 2015

Convening in Raleigh, North Carolina—the country’s epicenter for data organizations and experts in the U.S.—Data4Decisions is a powerful opportunity that provides business executives crucial insights and solutions needed to effectively deploy data, make smarter decisions and achieve lasting results.

COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair

March 25, 2015

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

Whether you are hiring for 1 or 100, the COME TECH OUT Job Fair series can connect you with the area’s top talent across functional areas and levels of expertise. Don’t miss the next job fair on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Raleigh presented in partnership with the Data4Decisions Conference & Exposition and local community partners.

Soar- Cocktails and Networking

March 25, 2015

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

Come out Thursday, March 25th for a Soar Celebration to thank you for your participation in 2014! Join the Soar team to celebrate our successes of 2014, and learn about what is coming up for 2015. You will have the chance to network with other Soar members, and advisors, as well as hear from the Soar principals and Soar mentor companies from last year. Refreshments will be provided by CED for everyone to enjoy.

Carolina Challenge Finals

March 26, 2015

The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill NC 27516

The Carolina Challenge is an innovative entrepreneurial competition held each spring. Participants will learn how to develop a business plan and pitch their ideas to established venture capitalists, for a chance to win large cash prizes!

Southeast Venture Conference—Charlotte, NC

March 31, 2015

Le Méridien
555 South McDowell Street, North Tower · Charlotte, NC 28204

The 9th Annual Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) showcases the most promising emerging technology firms in the southeast region and provides these companies with unmatched exposure to the region’s top venture capitalists and private equity investors. The SEVC strives to support entrepreneurial activity, innovation, and the resultant economic development of the Southeast, while understanding the importance of investment capital to those goals.

2015 Charlotte Venture Challenge Finals

March 31, 2015

Le Méridien
555 South McDowell Street, North Tower · Charlotte, NC 28204

The competition attracts start-ups from throughout the southeast to compete for the attention of investors and large corporate customers. The goal of the competition is to accelerate the growth of new technologies by exposing the innovators to corporate venture and innovation executives, early-stage equity investors and entrepreneur mentors. We also provide cash prizes!The competition finals will pit investors (Angel and Venture Capital) versus Corporate (Technology Scouts, Innovation Execs, and Corporate Venturing Executives) to choose the winners of the competition.

Made In the Triangle—ACG Raleigh-Durham's 12th Annual Capital Conference

March 31, 2015

Washington and Duke Inn and Golf Club
3001 Cameron Boulevard Durham, NC 27705

MiTT is a showcase of local area fast growth and middle market companies of all types - from manufacturing to service to software, etc. Linked with our 2015 Capital Conference, MiTT highlights the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill areas (as well as other areas in the State of North Carolina) and provides the opportunity for these companies to be showcased to conference attendees from across the United States.

Triangle Tech Breakfast—RTP

April 16, 2015

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! Thank our sponsors when you see them

Redress Eco-fashion and Textiles Conference 2015

May 30, 2015

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Redress connects and champions eco-conscious designers and companies through event planning, marketing, and an active membership network. We energize people and encourage them to take action in their own lives by actively thinking about their purchasing decisions and providing them access to amazing eco-designers. Redress envisions a world where eco-fashion is no longer a high-end ‘trend’ or a mass-market greenwash, but rather an accessible option to most people. It is our goal to be a catalyst for change within the mainstream fashion and textiles industry, making it more environmentally and socially responsible.