NC headliners: 65 events in Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington & Triad this month

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Here’s our latest wrapup of upcoming conferences, contests, workshops, application deadlines and socials happening across North Carolina through the next month.

Included are upcoming meetups, conferences, workshops, socials and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Piedmont Triad, Wilmington and other areas across North Carolina.

To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle, check out part one of this week’s column.

Another post previews events coming in February. Recurring monthly meetups are listed here.

These columns are an extension of our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to suggest an event to be added to the calendar, feel free to send me an email.

Leadership Resolutions: Panel on Leadership in Law & Beyond

January 14, 5:30-7 p.m. @Elon University School of Law

Join Campus Greensboro and synerG for a discussion on leadership development, featuring panelists Dave Altman and Kathleen Bradley of the Center for Creative Leadership, Connie Book of Elon University and Guilford County District Court Judge Marcus Shields.

Venture For America Company Partner & Supporter Meetup (LKN)

January 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Hurt [email protected]

Greater Charlotte-area companies are invited to join Venture For America to meet program fellows who are growing companies the region. Refreshments and light food provided.

Silicon Hollar Pop-Up Coworking @Hatchet Coffee

January 15, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Hatchet Coffee Lounge

Silicon Hollar invites the High Country startup community to join together to share a free pop-up coworking space once a week this month at Hatchet Coffee Lounge.

2019 Asheville Chamber Legislative Luncheon

January 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Omni Grove Park Inn

Business leaders and state representatives will join for a legislative analysis by Jonathan Kappler of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation and a discussion by members of Western North Carolina’s delegation. Tickets are $55 for Asheville Chamber members and $65 for non-members.

Lean Startup Circle LKN: 2019 Kickoff Social

January 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Hurt [email protected]

This Flywheel Coworking-powered meetup brings entrepreneurs and small business owners together for a lunch gathering to get to know one another.

Town Hall: Learn About the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

January 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NASCAR Hall of Fame

Learn all about the new Charlotte Regional Business Alliance and the changes resulting from its integration with the Charlotte Chamber.

Perfect Your Pitch: Lawyer’s Tips on Persuasive Speaking

January 15, 12-1 p.m. @The Collider

This lunch and learn will cover the strategies entrepreneurs should take in presenting their company’s message to potential investors and clients.

NC IDEA’s Spring 2019 Grants Info Session (Greenville)

January 15, 5-6:30 p.m. @Willis Building Auditorium, ECU

At this info session, NC IDEA Senior Program Director John Austin will share details on the grants and programs offered by the organization, including NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED, as well as the newly launched Investment Crowdfunding Grant (applications are due January 28).

ScaleUp WNC Info Session

January 15, 5:30-7 p.m. @BearWaters Brewing Company in Canton

At this info session, Western North Carolina-based entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ upcoming ScaleUp WNC program ahead of the upcoming application deadline.

Venture For America Company Partner & Supporter Meetup (Uptown)

January 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Passport

Charlotte-based companies are invited to join Venture For America to meet program fellows who are growing companies the city. Refreshments and light food provided.

ScaleUp WNC at 1 Million Cups

January 16, 9-10 a.m. @Asheville Social Hall

Mountain BizWorks joins 1 Million Cups Asheville for a session covering its upcoming ScaleUp WNC business development program before the application deadline on January 27.

Indeavor Club Lunch – Lake Norman

January 16, 12-1:30 p.m. Flywheel Coworking – The Hurt [email protected]

Indeavor, a networking club offered to Flywheel Coworking members, is an opportunity to get to know fellow entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area and swap helpful resources with one another. The lunches are held on the third Wednesday of every month.

Marketing Outside the Box: Create Better Customer Journey Maps

January 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m. @Center for Design Innovation

At this workshop, the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center presents innovative and proven marketing strategies to help local businesses attract, retain and increase revenue.

ScaleUp WNC Info Session (Webinar)

January 16, 2-3 p.m.

At this webinar, Western North Carolina-based entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ upcoming ScaleUp WNC program ahead of the January 27 application deadline.

Launch Greensboro ‘tbd’ Event

January 16, 5-7 p.m. @Co//ab

Launch Greensboro is launching a new networking and community-collaboration program in 2019 called tbd. Events are held every other month.

NC IDEA’s Spring 2019 Grants Info Session (Wilmington)

January 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

At this info session, NC IDEA President and CEO Thom Ruhe will share details on the grants and programs offered by the organization, including NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED, as well as the newly launched Investment Crowdfunding Grant (applications are due January 28).

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Flash Grant

January 16

For its Flash Grant program, the North Carolina Biotech Center is on the lookout for innovative life science technology ideas with early indications of commercial potential. Applications in the first cycle of the 2019 program are due at noon.

Silicon Hollar Pop-Up Coworking @Ransom

January 17, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Ransom

Silicon Hollar invites the High Country startup community to join together to share a free pop-up coworking space once a week this month at Ransom in Boone.

Swerve | Navigating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

January 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Center for Design Innovation

Join the Center for Creative Economy in hosting Karen Barnes of Venture Cafe for a session covering the resources, partners, tools and networks available to entrepreneurs in the Winston-Salem area. Tickets are free to Swerve members; $20 for non-members.

Intro to Investment Crowdfunding (Course Pre-Workshop)

January 17, 3-5 p.m. @Mountain BizWorks Training Room

Now in its second year, Mountain BizWorks’ Invested course helps business owners craft and launch an investment crowdfunding campaign for their products/services. Ahead of the January 31 start date, Mountain BizWorks invites prospective participants to join for a pre-workshop to see whether investment crowdfunding is right for them.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

January 17, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Fireside Chat: Chris Doerfler, Founder of 3DFS & SAM Controllers

January 17, 5:30-8 p.m. @Hurt [email protected]

Startup Grind Davidson is hosting a talk with electrical energy innovator Chris Doerfler, founder Pittsboro-based startups 3DFS and SAM Controllers. Free food and drinks provided.

Blockchain LKN Labs: Crypto Talks Thursdays

January 17, 6-9 p.m. @Hurt Hub for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This weekly meetup is an opportunity for fellow blockchain enthusiasts in the Lake Norman area to join together for beer, coffee, tea or food to discuss all-things-blockchain. Topics rotate every week.

Entrepreneu(Her) in the City: Business Women Networking

January 17, 6-9 p.m. @Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Charlotte Northlake

Women professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs are invited to an evening networking event to get to know like-minded women in the Charlotte business community.

Regional Telehealth Summit-East

January 18, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Hotel Ballast, Wilmington

The North Carolina Rural Health Leadership Alliance is hosting a Regional Telehealth Summit featuring a full day of expert-led panels and presentations, plus a talk from East Carolina University Department of Psychiatry Professor and Chair Dr. Sy Saeed, who will discuss the latest innovations in tele-psychiatry.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Your Workplace

January 18, 12-2 p.m.

Back in December, participants in the workshop series learned actionable strategies for creating programs supporting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. This follow-up webinar is designed to provide ongoing support for participants to achieve their goals now and going forward.

PercCollider Climate Coffee Hour

January 18, 4-5 p.m. @The Collider

The weekly PercCollider event convenes Collider members for networking and collaboration over drinks.

Science Pub: The World Food Challenge

January 18, 5:30-7 p.m. @The Collider

The Asheville Museum of Science and The Collider are co-hosting a free guest speaker series, Science Pub. The next edition of the program features a discussion on the different ways to improve food systems. Enjoy a night of science over light snacks and refreshments.

Application Deadline: Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Program

January 18

Ventureprise, a winner of NC IDEA’s ecosystem grant, invites early-stage startups in Charlotte and Western North Carolina to apply to its customer discovery program, Ventureprise Launch. It covers all the components an early-stage entrepreneur should need to build their business, from opportunity assessment to business model generation to forming a commercialization strategy.

Silicon Hollar Pop-Up Coworking @Hatchet Coffee

January 22, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Hatchet Coffee Lounge

Silicon Hollar invites the High Country startup community to join together to share a free pop-up coworking space once a week this month at Hatchet Coffee Lounge.

Webinar: Marketing to the Federal Government

January 22, 10-11 a.m.

The North Carolina office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar covering the different ways companies can market themselves to the federal government.

Lunch & Learn: Climate, Hurricanes & Reinsurance

January 22, 12-1 p.m. @The Collider

Dr. Carl Schreck of the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies will lead a session covering hurricane forecasts and how they’re used in the reinsurance sector.

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Power of Women

January 22, 3-5 p.m @Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

This workshop is designed to teach women professionals how to negotiate for a new job, raise or promotion.

Venture Asheville Elevate Demo Day

January 22, 4-7 p.m. @The Collider

Join Venture Asheville to hear pitches from investment-ready startups that have completed the Elevate business development program over the past year.

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance: Brews & Bites

January 22, 5:30-7 p.m. @Legion Brewing Company Southpark

Join the south chapter of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s first event of 2019, featuring networking over drinks and appetizers.

ScaleUp WNC Info Session

January 22, 5:30-7 p.m. @Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City

At this info session, Western North Carolina-based entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ upcoming ScaleUp WNC program ahead of the upcoming application deadline.

Cape Fear Women In Tech: Digital Literacy—Bridging the Divide

January 22, 5:30-7 p.m. @tekMountain

The Cape Fear Literacy Council is addressing the digital divide in Wilmington with technological solutions, including a Computer on Wheels mobile instruction lab. These innovations and the women that lead them will be featured at Cape Fear Women in Tech’s next meetup.

3rd Annual StartCharlotte LIVE!

January 22, 6-9 p.m. @Heist Brewery

The annual StartCharlotte LIVE event is back in 2019, featuring startup community awards and a report on local successes.

Local Leaders, Global Impact: Value of Educational Credentials in the Current Economy

January 23, 3:30-5 p.m. @Northeastern University-Charlotte

Dr. Sean Gallagher, the director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, will present recent research on the hiring process and candidate credentials.

NC IDEA’s Spring 2019 Grants Info Session (Winston-Salem)

January 23, 5:30-7 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking

At this info session, NC IDEA Program Director Amy Bastian will share details on the grants and programs offered by the organization, including NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED, as well as the newly launched Investment Crowdfunding Grant (applications are due January 28).

Silicon Hollar Pop-Up Coworking @Ransom

January 24, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Ransom

Silicon Hollar invites the High Country startup community to join together to share a free pop-up coworking space once a week this month at Ransom in Boone.

4th National Climate Assessment Panel Series

January 24, 4:30-6 p.m. @The Collider

The Collider is hosting a new panel series with local climate scientists and experts. The January event features climate scientists who have worked with the 4th National Climate Assessment.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

January 24, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

How Data Analytics Drives the Banking Industry in Charlotte

January 24, 6-8 p.m. @Northeastern University-Charlotte

Northeastern University-Charlotte is hosting an informative event showing attendees how the data-driven tech revolution is impacting Charlotte’s financial sector.

Tech Talent South Wilmington: Web Development Essentials

January 24, 6-9 p.m., Wilmington (venue TBD)

In this workshop, Tech Talent South Wilmington will show participants the basics of HTML, CSS and Bootstrap for website development.

Blockchain LKN Labs: Crypto Talks Thursdays

January 24, 6-9 p.m. @Hurt Hub for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This weekly meetup is an opportunity for fellow blockchain enthusiasts in the Lake Norman area to join together for beer, coffee, tea or food to discuss all-things-blockchain. Topics rotate every week.

2019 Outlook for Tech

January 25, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @Sheraton Charlotte Convention Center

This event highlights digital and business disruption through an exhibitor showcase, breakout sessions and panels and a luncheon program. (More coverage here.)

PercCollider Climate Coffee Hour

January 25, 4-5 p.m. @The Collider

The weekly PercCollider event convenes Collider members for networking and collaboration over drinks.

Application Deadline: All for NC Fellowship

January 25

This 12-month fellowship program from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers coaching, mentorship and a $75,000 stipend to individuals who have innovative ideas to better North Carolina’s communities.

Application Deadline: ScaleUp WNC

January 27

This highly competitive annual program helps two cohorts of 15 Western North Carolina-based startups establish strategy and implementation for their growth.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA Investment Crowdfunding Grant

January 28

NC IDEA’s new Investment Crowdfunding Grant offers up to $5,000 to help companies expand their businesses using the Localstake NC investment crowdfunding platform. Applications are due by 5 p.m.

Silicon Hollar Pop-Up Coworking @Hatchet Coffee

January 29, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Hatchet Coffee Lounge

Silicon Hollar invites the High Country startup community to join together to share a free pop-up coworking space once a week this month at Hatchet Coffee Lounge.

Reach Customers Online with Google – Lake Norman

January 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m. @Flywheel Coworking – Davidson

Google’s Get Your Business Online program covers search engine optimization, online advertising, Google Analytics and Google Trends, among other important topics business owners need to know when advertising their brand online. This event is sponsored by Flywheel, the Hurt [email protected] and the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.

Lunch & Learn: Take Control of Your Brand

January 29, 12-1 p.m. @The Collider

Designer and illustrator Logan Faerber will lead a workshop showing business owners how to create and present engaging designs for their brand.

3rd Annual Finsiders CLT Awards

January 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @EY

The Finsiders CLT Awards recognizes the people or companies with a Charlotte presence for their achievements in fintech.

Charlotte Chamber: Reach Your Customers Online w/ Google

January 30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @The Employers Association

Google’s Get Your Business Online program covers search engine optimization, online advertising, Google Analytics and Google Trends, among other important topics business owners need to know when advertising their brand online. This event is free for Charlotte Chamber members, $20 for access-level members and $40 for non-members.

Asheville PitchBreakfast

January 30, 9-10:30 a.m. @RISC Networks

At this monthly event, a group of two to four Asheville-based startups will present their products/services in a five-minute timeframe, then answer questions from the audience and a panel of experts. Breakfast and coffee provided.

Application Deadline: Velocity Labs

January 30

This three-month accelerator led by Startup High Country assists entrepreneurs with customer development, viability testing, lean startup strategy and product market fit.

Silicon Hollar Pop-Up Coworking @Ransom

January 31, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Ransom

Silicon Hollar invites the High Country startup community to join together to share a free pop-up coworking space once a week this month at Ransom in Boone.

Skookum Volcano Tour

January 31, 12-1 p.m. @Skookum Charlotte

Join an open tour of the Skookum office to get an introduction to the tech and ideas powering the community. The Skookum team will be available for any questions or comments participants may have. Lunch will be provided.

Invested Course Kickoff: Investment Crowdfunding Learning Journey

January 31, 2-5 p.m. @Mountain BizWorks

Now in its second year, Mountain BizWorks’ Invested course helps business owners craft and launch an investment crowdfunding campaign for their products/services.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

January 31, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Blockchain LKN Labs: Crypto Talks Thursdays

January 31, 6-9 p.m. @Hurt Hub for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This weekly meetup is an opportunity for fellow blockchain enthusiasts in the Lake Norman area to join together for beer, coffee, tea or food to discuss all-things-blockchain. Topics rotate every week.

Unbounded: A Journey into Patagonia

January 31, 6:30-9 p.m. @The Collider

The Collider is hosting a viewing of Unbounded: A Journey into Patagonia, a travel documentary from award-winning producer and director Garrett Martin. A Q&A with Martin will follow. Proceeds will benefit the Collider’s Thomas R. Karl Internship Program.

Application Deadline: REDI 2019

January 31

The Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), a program of the North Carolina Rural Center, is welcoming applications for its 2019 cohort. REDI helps participants enhance their leadership skills and rural development strategies in their communities.





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