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Protecting your Assets Presented by Hutchlaw

May 3, 2016

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

n a follow up to their first workshop, Startup Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them, Hutchlaw will discuss how to protect the company you built, your trade secrets, and intellectual property. At this workshop we'll discuss: · Confidentiality (managing your proprietary information internally and externally to preserve its value); · Intellectual Property (What do we have that’s protectable? How do we protect it and what’s the value in the protection?)

State of Technology

May 6, 2016

Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan St. Durham, NC 27701

With the exponential growth of data being generated by the Internet of Things, business are faced with the challenge of not only collecting, but curating that data to derive insights into their products, services and customers. In addition, this conference will explore how technology is being leveraged to interpret the flow of data, respond immediately to feedback and make real-time decisions to stay ahead of the competition. Breakout sessions will focus on specific technologies and industries where cognitive computing has made an impact

Small Business Gut Check: RTP

May 9, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Is your small business engaging as it could be? Join NC business experts for this new, free one-hour presentation that’ll give you a professional “gut check” for your business. We’ll show you how to discover (or rediscover) your purpose, improve your branding, and sharpen your networking skills. You’ll leave invigorated with new ways to find, tell, and network your story into your success. RTP Event co-hosted by Jim Reklis (Leadership Consultant + Coach), Annie Franceschi (Brand Creator), and Joe Novara (Networking Expert + Coach).

Small Business Gut Check: Pittsboro

May 10, 2016

Pittsboro Roadhouse and General Store
39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Is your small business engaging as it could be? Join NC business experts for this new, free one-hour presentation that’ll give you a professional “gut check” for your business. We’ll show you how to discover (or rediscover) your purpose, improve your branding, and sharpen your networking skills. You’ll leave invigorated with new ways to find, tell, and network your story into your success. Pittsboro Event co-hosted by Jim Reklis (Leadership Consultant + Coach), Annie Franceschi (Brand Creator), and Joe Novara (Networking Expert + Coach). Registration and networking begins at 8:30am, presentation starts promptly at 9:00am, followed by open networking from 10-10:30am.

Small Business: Growth Funding

May 12, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

On May 12th, the SBTDC will hold a full-day course to help you understand the nuts and bolts of growth financing. Join leaders in the areas of debt financing, crowd funding and financial accounting to learn how to incorporate these key components into your business so that your technology development efforts can successfully move into commercialization and thrive. If you have questions, please contact Whitney Hildebran at (919) 962-0389 or unc@sbtdc.org.

Small Business Gut Check: Durham

May 12, 2016

Basan Bull City Sushi
359 Blackwell Street #220, Durham, NC 27701

Is your small business engaging as it could be? Join NC business experts for this new, free one-hour presentation that’ll give you a professional “gut check” for your business. We’ll show you how to discover (or rediscover) your purpose, improve your branding, and sharpen your networking skills. You’ll leave invigorated with new ways to find, tell, and network your story into your success. Durham Event co-hosted by Jim Reklis (Leadership Consultant + Coach), Annie Franceschi (Brand Creator), and Joe Novara (Networking Expert + Coach).

CED Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at Founders Day

May 17, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

On May 17, 1984 CED held its first large event for NC entrepreneurs. Thirty-two years later, we’re honoring the founders of CED, its founding companies and supporters, and all those who are active in our community today. At this celebration, we will recognize leaders in our network who have made significant impact on the growth of the ecosystem, or brought a game-changing innovation to life, and are dedicated to the future success of entrepreneurship in North Carolina. At CED Founders Day, these individuals will be revealed and inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Party with us under a big tent at The Frontier! Enjoy free drinks and grab some food while you mingle with fellow members, peers, and entrepreneurial community leaders.

Small Business Gut Check: Chapel Hill / Carrboro

May 17, 2016

Hickory Tavern-Chapel Hill
370-110 East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

Is your small business engaging as it could be? Join NC business experts for this new, free one-hour presentation that’ll give you a professional “gut check” for your business. We’ll show you how to discover (or rediscover) your purpose, improve your branding, and sharpen your networking skills. You’ll leave invigorated with new ways to find, tell, and network your story into your success. Chapel Hill / Carrboro Event co-hosted by Jim Reklis (Leadership Consultant + Coach), Annie Franceschi (Brand Creator), and Joe Novara (Networking Expert + Coach).

Moogfest 2016

May 19, 2016

Downtown Durham
Downtown Durham 27701

MOOGFEST is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology professionals for three days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. Each evening, Moogfest presents cutting edge music in venues throughout the city. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant garde experimentalists of today. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last sixty years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.

Launch Application Deadline

May 22, 2016

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

A committee of Launch stakeholders and mentors selects a new class of ventures twice per year. Before applying, we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Launch accelerator experience and to get a better idea of how your venture might benefit from being part of our community. To inquire about information sessions, please contact Aaron Scarboro at aaron@launchchapelhill.com

Triangle Food Maker Gathering

May 26, 2016

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Over 125 people came out for the last Triangle Food Maker gathering, In Search of a Kitchen, to learn about changes in the North Carolina laws governing shared commercial kitchens. Join us on Thursday, May 26th for another food-filled evening of discussion, samples of locally made products, and some great networking opportunities with those active in the Triangle food community. Perfect for current and aspiring food makers, caterers, food truck operators, and other local food entrepreneurs. May topic will be announced shortly.

ThinkHouse Applications Due

May 31, 2016

HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington Street Raleigh, NC 27603

The intensive ten-month experience focuses on equipping you with the confidence, competence, knowledge and networks necessary to lead an extraordinary life, build healthy teams, and launch a successful venture. In addition to a strong emphasis on personal leadership development, and team building, the ThinkHouse program is a hands-on boot camp to help you develop a viable product/service and get to revenue. The ThinkHouse, located in historic Boylan Heights, is a residential entrepreneurial development opportunity for seven Fellows chosen through a competitive selection process. While the ThinkHouse will serve as the soulful center of the experience, all Fellows can also work out of HQ Raleigh – a dynamic entrepreneurial co-working space within easy biking distance to the ThinkHouse. Fellows must call the Triangle their primary home for the duration of the fellowship and must be working full-time on their ventures.