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TEDxDurham

July 9, 2016

Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 West Morgan Street Durham, NC 27701

The theme for TEDxDurham is Centers and Edges. Without our centers, life is meaningless but without our edges life is boring. The Triangle region is host to many communities, both large and small. The businesses, universities and institutions for which we work, study and play form the very centers of livelihood. The centers of our work, friendships and entertainment form the core of our day to day lives. We use our centers to push forward our stated goals and give purpose to daily routine. However, no community lies in isolation. Roads connect cities and human relationships connect ourselves. The edges connect us and advance us forward in stride with others. We grow in relation to the new contacts and information that we incorporate in our lives. Sometimes this growth is purposeful, but often the community, and the edges around us, influence and drive us in serendipitous ways. TEDxDurham encourages you to explore and think about how the centers and edges of your life enrich you, and propel you forward.

Big Top Reverse Job Fair July 2016

July 12, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

At this job fair, 15-20 companies will pitch you! Big Top matches quality companies with quality individuals in a unique, fun way. Beer, soda/water, hotdogs, popcorn and ACROBATS! Come see what's new in the tech world and maybe find your next job!

Oceanside Chat with Tom Fisher

July 14, 2016

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Join the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and ExitEvent for an "Oceanside Chat" at Wrightsville Beach with Silicon Valley executive Tom Fisher.

Loading Dock Raleigh Opening Celebration

July 14, 2016

Loading Dock Raleigh
1053 East Whitaker Mill Rd. Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27604

After a successful launch, Loading Dock Raleigh and its community is thriving! Join them July 14th, for a night of celebration, hor d'oeuvres and drinks!

ExitEvent July 2016 Startup Social

July 18, 2016

Nest Raleigh
414 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

The #WellsFargoEE 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.

Hitting Revenue Takeoff: Bobby Martin

July 20, 2016

Nest Raleigh
414 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

What factors enable startups to hit hockey stick revenue growth? Why do some firms uncover the right formula while others don't? Join The Nest and angel investor Bobby Martin for a lively discussion about finding a market, discovering a scalable business model and ramping up.

STARTUP GRIND HOSTS SCOT WINGO (CHANNELADVISOR AND GET SPIFFY)

July 21, 2016

Channel Advisor
3025 Carrington Mill Blvd. Morrisville, 27560

Scot Wingo is the Chairman and co-founder of ChannelAdvisor. Prior to launching ChannelAdvisor, was a co-founder of AuctionRover.com, which was acquired by GoTo.com and became GoTo Auctions. Prior to AuctionRover he was the CEO and co-founder of Stingray Software, which was acquired by RogueWave. Scot received a BS in computer science from the University of South Carolina and a master’s in computer science degree from North Carolina State University. Currently Scot has launched Get Spiffy. Using their app or website (www.getspiffy.com) you can schedule a wash in the Triangle or Charlotte area (today) and we will come to you at home or while you work. You pay through the app and the entire experience is super convenient and seamless.

The Big Launch Challenge Application Deadline

August 1, 2016

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

The Big Launch Challenge is an annual event that offers startups valuable business networking and capital opportunities, as well as critical resources. The goal of the challenge is to foster entrepreneurship by offering education, team creation, mentorship, early-stage prototyping and potential follow-on seed financing. Startups from the nano technology, green technology, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, medical devices and information technology industries are invited to apply for The Big Launch Challenge's third year.

ExitEvent August 2016 Startup Social

August 15, 2016

The Durham Hotel
315 East Chapel Hill Street, 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.

5th Annual Innovate Raleigh Summit

August 25, 2016

Downtown Raleigh
Various venues in downtown Raleigh

An annual event convening entrepreneurs, business executives, local officials, educators and students. The 2016-2017 theme will be announced at the event.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.