Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international movement powered by thousands of partner organizations dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company. Each year, the Charlotte entrepreneurial community comes together to celebrate founders, innovators, small businesses, and support organizations by crowdsourcing events, workshops, programs, and resources to help them make Charlotte the best place to start and grow a business. Reach out to find out how you can get involved!
Get a preview of Global Entrepreneurship Week Charlotte at the November PitchBreakfast. This unique event features three local startup founders each presenting their business pitch to a panel of local investors. Each company will have six (6) minutes to pitch their startup, and the panelists will then have ten (10) minutes to ask questions and provide feedback in front of a live audience. Join us for great networking, amazing ideas, and free breakfast! This event is free to attend with registration.
City of Charlotte Government Certification Virtual Workshop by NAWBO
The purpose of this workshop is to educate woman business owners on the benefits and incentives associated with certification through the City of Charlotte and NC Hub. By the end of the workshop, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how business certification may impact your business. We will cover: • Certification requirements • Certification benefits • Early Bird • Commodity Codes • inclusionCLT • HUB C
Statement Mastery: Harnessing Your Capabilities for Success
An educational program that will empower you to unlock the potential of Capability Statements. Learn how to craft compelling statements, make impactful connections, and open doors to new opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity to take your capabilities to the next level.
Navigating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with R.I.S.E by CLT Alliance Foundation
Discover how R.I.S.E., Regional Innovation and Support for Entrepreneurs, can empower you on your entrepreneurial journey. The event will feature an interactive demonstration of the R.I.S.E. digital resource hub, a comprehensive platform designed to provide entrepreneurs with essential resources, guidance, and opportunities. Whether you're seeking funding, mentorship, or networking opportunities, R.I.S.E. is your go-to destination for all things entrepreneurship.
Calling all Charlotte business owners and entrepreneurs! Get ready to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in style! This is your chance to connect, network, and explore exciting opportunities within the vibrant Charlotte business community. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, this event is for you! Here's what you can expect: ✅ Networking with fellow business owners and industry experts ✅ Insights into the small business ecosystem in Charlotte ✅ Delicious food courtesy of Heist Barrel Arts This is a free event, but space is limited! Please RSVP at the following link: https://ow.ly/5WK950PMUNs
Join us to kick off Venture135 and Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Southeast Women in Fintech Happy Hour & Reception brought to you by Wells Fargo!
This event will take place on Monday, November 13th in Charlotte, NC. This group hosts casual happy hours, structured content sessions, and more throughout the Southeast.
We're bringing together the region's top female fintech Founders, emerging female talent in the region's top financial institutions, female corporate executives, and the community of incredible male allies to help further female success and growth while disrupting the gender disparity plaguing the finance industry.
Who should attend: Anyone working on groundbreaking innovation or R&D or those that want to learn more about SBIR/STTR research and development funding for products or services that can reach the commercial market with large societal impacts. What: A full day (9-3pm) to learn from an all-star lineup about the SBIR/STTR ecosystem or to expand your knowledge of an uber competitive, yet non-dilutive funding mechanism that can yield up to $2 million for a Phase I and Phase II award. Where: NC Research Campus - ATC Building 525 John Snow Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081 Cost: $0 to attend Knowledge Gained: Priceless Target Audience: Researchers, Entrepreneurs working on breakthrough innovations, Moonshots
Are you a minority or woman owned business and don't know where to start to obtain your business certification? Charlotte Business Inclusion Office is holding a joint certification event with the NC HUB Office on Tuesday, November 14th at 10am. Topics will include: • HUB Certification Overview • Certification Process • Documents Needed • Benefits of Certification • Doing Business with City of Charlotte This event will be held virtually. The virtual link will be sent to all who RSVP two days before the meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]
Becoming an Entrepreneur by the Small Business Center at CPCC
Have an idea for a business or entrepreneurial venture, but don't know how to get started? Join Central Piedmont Small Business Center to learn how to take the next steps in making your entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
Grow Your Business through Government Contracting - Learn the Benefits of Certifications and County Resources
Learn the Benefits of Certifications and County Resources in this event presented by Mecklenburg County, Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI) in partnership with Network Build Grow (NBG), Carolinas LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Area Chamber, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and Carolina Asian-American Chamber. If you are a minority, women, or small-owned business, join the Office of Economic Development in partnership with Network Build Grow (NBG) for a special event on how and why to get certified. Come learn about... • Government contracting • Benefits of certifications • FREE County business services • Business advising • Lending & Credit Coaching • Q&A in both Spanish & English • PLUS! Networking and more... Contracts are not just for construction - the government/county need ALL KINDS of businesses! This is your opportunity to find out how to secure contracts and help your business grow!
Tech After Five connects the tech community. We invite IT Professionals, Startups, Entrepreneurs and their community of support to come together and make meaningful professional connections.
You may be looking for work or looking to hire. You might be looking for customers or prospects. You may need co-founders, partners or mentors. We’ve got you covered.
Tech After Five is not like other networking events. We work particularly hard to make sure we get the right people in the room and then make sure it’s easy for you to find each other. Sign up using the right ticket type for you. We will then follow up with custom emails that let you know who you can expect to meet. We will print custom badges for the event that make it easy for you to find the people you are looking for.
We know that networking can be hard. We try to make it as easy as possible for you to meet the right people. We know that when smart people come together we can make things happen. We hope you will join us and become part of our community.
Built on the CO.STARTERS model, this three-hour workshop will help you work together with other participants to explore your ideas through the CO.STARTERS Canvas, learn how to refine your model through meaningful customer feedback, and define your next steps. Whether you are just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the jumpstart you need to get moving. Space is limited, so sign up today.
Venture135 is back and is more exclusive than ever. Accepting only a limited guests, including the best venture capitalists, angel investors, and Corporate Innovation Teams will be in attendance. With a running waitlist this is the must-attend venture conference.
V135 is focused on high-quality deal flow, networking, and innovation in the fintech & insurtech ecosystems. We are showcasing the top Seed Stage, Series A, and Series B ready companies from across the globe.
1 Million Cups Lake Norman @ Flywheel Coworking - Concord
1MC provides a supportive, inclusive space for entrepreneurs and their communities to gather and connect, where they can work through business challenges and identify opportunities. Featuring 1-2 entrepreneurs each week, 1MC events provide entrepreneurs a space to practice presenting their business, identifying their struggles, and receiving support and feedback from the group to address these challenges and continue to grow. This will also be the 5th Anniversary of the Lake Norman Chapter!
Free Co-Working Day at Do Greater Creative Lab at Shiloh
In recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week, join us for a FREE Co-Working Day at the Creative Lab. The CRTVLab will be open to anyone who wants to work in our space until 3:00pm when students enter for programming. You’ll find a full-service coffee shop, an ideation hub, flexible individual workspaces, and production studios. Be a part of our vibrant creative community that nurtures and supports young talents in design, entrepreneurship, and digital creativity. We’ll discuss our expanding membership program and how you can get involved.
Welcome to the DEN (Davidson Entrepreneurs Network)
Welcome to the DEN is a Hurt Hub/Davidson Entrepreneurs Network event designed to celebrate and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship within the Davidson College community. Scheduled during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, this event aims to bring together like-minded individuals who share a passion for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. This is a golden opportunity for participants to reconnect with fellow alumni, engage with current students, faculty, and staff, and expand their professional network.
Resilience & Revenue: The Journey to Your First $1M by EO Charlotte
In this thought-provoking event, we will bring together successful entrepreneurs who have navigated the challenging path to achieving their first $1 million in revenue. Our panelists will share their experiences, insights, and strategies for building resilience in the face of adversity while growing a business to this significant milestone. Discover how these accomplished entrepreneurs overcame obstacles, adapted to market changes, and maintained their determination on the road to $1 million in revenue.
Preparing Your Business for the Digital Era by the Small Business Center at CPCC
In this Post-Pandemic world, what systems and processes are you currently using to ensure your business is ready for the new digital era? Join us as we discuss the top ways businesses nationwide have adapted and some of the pros and cons of various digital solutions for your small business.
Food Truck 101: Information Session by the Small Business Center at CPCC
Do you have the interest to launch your own food truck business? Join us for a one hour information session designed to assess your needs for this exciting business opportunity. The information you share and the resources provided through the Central Piedmont Small Business Center will be used to present a subsequent Food Truck 101 course to help you launch your food truck business.
GDG Charlotte is proud to present the second year of DevFest Charlotte! Join us for a day of fun and learning with Machine Learning, Tech entrepreneurship, and Cloud technologies alongside Google Developer Experts and local tech entrepreneurs!
From AI/Ml to Cloud, Flutter, and Tech entrepreneurship you'll learn everything you need to know to stay ahead of the curve. Talks will be given by Google Developers experts, Tech entrepreneurs, and surprised guests.
This is the ultimate networking gathering where you will enjoy: Meet & Mingle: Rub shoulders with dynamic professional women, each with a unique story to share Progressive Dinner Delight: Savor a 5-Star Progressive Dinner that will tantalize your taste buds while you connect and engage. Two drink tickets also included with each ticket. Table Topics: Learn new best practices, hear inspiring stories of business successes, and gain invaluable insights as you mini-mastermind at each table Networking Extravaganza: Expand your network with fellow entrepreneurs and professionals. Bring plenty of business cards to exchange with the new contacts you make! Vendor Showcase: Discover and support local businesses at our vendor booths Silent Auction: Bid on exciting items and experiences, all while contributing to a worthy cause. What's in it for you: Walk away with a treasure trove of at least 30 new connections and actionable tips to supercharge your business right now! Don't miss out on this electrifying evening of connection, inspiration, and delectable cuisine!
Over the past year, Generative AI has exploded onto the scene and is evolving at warp speed. Individuals, teams, and organizations are at varying stages of wrapping their heads and their arms around how best to make use of these new GenAI-fueled capabilities. Is there a proven set of tools we can use to help us identify not-so-obvious opportunities? In the Nov. 17 session of Project TBD, we’ll have a conversation with Jay Gerhart, Vice President - Innovation at Atrium Health, about the Jobs To Be Done (JTBD) framework. He'll provide an overview of the JTBD mindset, language, and methods. Then, we'll explore how a "Jobs" approach can help us uncover how knowledge workers might "hire" a GenAI solution to accomplish objectives and make better progress in their lives.
Whether you’re new to town or just new to the startup scene, this free event is an orientation to the entrepreneurial community in Charlotte. We've put together a comprehensive guide full of resources Charlotte startups use to stay connected, advice to help you get started, and events you can attend to find your people.
We'll give you the scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, investors, incubators, programs, issues, and more. Learn about PitchBreakfast, RevTech Labs, the Boost Pad, and other names you may hear about in town.
Join us at Mito Station for a fun and informative morning! Learn about equity crowdfunding and how investing locally is good for the community. Explore the opportunities to invest in private companies, something previously reserved just for the wealthy. Meet inspiring Charlotte founders. Hear the wisdom of key investors in the local companies that are present. There will also be free samples of their products and services. That includes food and (non-alcoholic) beverages!
Join us for an exciting hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to create your own stunning website using Wix. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this event is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their online presence.
During this in-person event, you will be guided through the entire process of building a website using Wix's user-friendly platform. From selecting templates to customizing layouts, you'll gain valuable skills to make your website stand out.
Don't miss this opportunity to boost your online presence and showcase your unique brand. Reserve your spot now and get ready to unleash your creativity with Wix!
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