Upcoming Events

June 2018

Packard Place Public House (formerly #CLTStartupSocial)

Wednesday, June 20th@ 5:30pm- 7:30pm
The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

Public Houses are where people used to gather to grab a pint and talk about events of the day. It was how people communicate, collaborate and shared ideas because they were public and open to everyone. Over time, they shorten the name to Pubs. Join us for our Monthly Packard Place Public House – for pints, networking, and sharing what’s going on with you.

This month we will be enjoying the spring weather and uptown views from our 2nd floor balcony! Hope to see you there!

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Startups and the #MeToo Movement

Wednesday, June 20th@ 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Boileryard@ Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206

Join us on June 20 to talk startups and the #MeToo movement. How has the #MeToo movement affected the pitching process? How has it impacted female entrepreneurs? What’s happening in the world of startups, compared to the corporate world? And how has #MeToo brought the issue of diversity to the forefront? We’ll be digging in to all that and more in an in-depth conversation with four veterans of the Charlotte entrepreneurial community:

Lisa Ganderson, founder & CEO, The Wed Clique

Chris Elmore, co-founder and company evangelist, AvidXchange

Chris Langford, managing director, Lowes Ventures

Jessie Dennen, product founder/executive partner and muse

Our goal is to determine how we, as a collective, can improve our ecosystem and cultivate an environment to support new founders and investors. Proceeds from the event will go to theINTech Camp for Girls, a Charlotte nonprofit helping get more girls interested in STEM.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Protect Yourself: Legal Contract Basics- Third Thursday Legal Lunch

Thursday, June 21st@ 12:00pm- 1:00pm
Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

Please join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018 for lunch, useful information, and networking! On the third Thursday of each month at noon, an attorney gives a presentation of interest to entrepreneurs and growing companies. This month, Chris Clark from The Law Office of Chris Clark, PLLC will be providing information on “Protect Yourself – Legal Contract Basics”. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A, discussion, and networking. Admission is free and everyone is welcome – we hope to see you there!

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Start100 Fund Demo Day

Friday, June 22nd @ 9:00am-11:00am
Eventys Partners, 520 Elliot St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Charlotte-based niche investment fund, Start100, will host its first bootcamp for product entrepreneurs to receive intensive coaching, mentoring and assistance on both their rewards crowdfunding campaign and their business model. Selected groups will attend the week-long seminar starting June 18 in the Charlotte Enventys Partners’ office.

To close the week-long program, Start100 invites investment applicants, members of the media and the public to its demo day event on Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Enventys located at 520 Elliot Street, Charlotte, NC. The event will feature pitches from the founders of Kegg and Rox, the two fund recipients, as well as product previews, and sneak-peeks at both company’s upcoming crowdfunding campaigns.

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F*ck Up Night

Wednesday, June 27th@ 7:00pm- 10:00pm
Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave., Charlotte, NC

“Hear from our speakers about entrepreneurial f*ck ups, lessons learned, and how they are crushing it today.”

Ever think to yourself, “wow, I want to do what he/she is doing,” or “I bet working for myself would be easier than working for a company… I’d be more happier,” or “if I had (fill in the blank) I’d go out on my own,”?

As with all things in life, entrepreneurship has pros and cons to it. Come join us on June 27 as our featured speakers talk about the good, the bad, and the f*cking ugly moments of entrepreneurship. We’ll have beer from our friends at Catawba Brewing Company and food to purchase. Come laugh, cry and be inspired by our speakers!

Speakers:

Reuben BloomPrincipal and Creative Director at Basic Cable, Reuben is focused on producing authentic and creative content for clients. From video to photography and everything else in between Reuben and his team at Basic Cable are some of the most creative storytellers in Charlotte.

Torrie Savage:  Co-owner of #thesavageway an ever-evolving creative marketing firm that spceializes in unique ways of getting a message out. Revolutionizing clean graffitti (customized messaging and logos pressure washed into sidewalks), social media strategy and introducing moss art to businesses and individual buyers, there is nothing that #thesavageway can’t do. Just like her favorite movie, The Goonies, #thesavageway never says die.

Braxton WinstonA Davidson College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a two-time letterman on the football team, Braxton Winston has skyrocketed in the past few years from citizen journalist, protestor to elected official. In addtion to being known as Councilman Winston, he is a stagehand and grip, and a member of our region’s robust sports television and entertainment production community. You may have seen him opperating the camera at Hornets games.

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Volcano Tour: Skookum

Thursday, June 28th@ 12:00pm- 1:00pm
Skookum,201 S. Tryon St., 15th Floor, Charlotte, NC

Once a month at the Skookum Charlotte offices, the curious and the hungry are cordially invited to an open tour of the office where participants will get a peek at the technology and ideas powering Skookum.

From 12pm – 1pm every last Thursday of the month, the Skookum crew will be on hand to discuss innovation, careers in technology and anything related to the modern digital environment.

This standing event is open to all friends and neighbors of Skookum, any Charlotte acquaintances and business people, weary travelers, poets, degenerates, or colorful personalities who just want to see what the most progressive and fastest growing company in CLT are up to.

Even if you never buy creative technology ideas, come take some of your own back to the office. Lunch is on us.

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AMA Market Charlotte: The Creative Curve with Allen Gannett

Thursday, June 28th@ 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Avid XChange, 1210 Avid XChange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

Join AMA Charlotte for this year’s Market Charlotte event featuring Allen Gannett, the CEO of TrackMaven and author of “The Creative Curve”.

Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics service whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and has an upcoming book The Creative Curve, on the disciplined pursuit of creativity, coming out in June 2018 from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.

Included: Food & beverages, parking and a copy of Allen’s book “The Creative Curve”.

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July 2018

PitchBreakfast: Monthly Pitch Event

Wednesday, July 11th @ 8:00am-9:30am
Packard Place, 222 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28203

IDEA PITCH is a special format for PitchBreakfast with IDEA Fund Partners participating as panelists that occurs once a quarter. IDEA Fund Partners is one of the most active seed and early stage venture investors in NC and throughout the Southeast. We use almost the same recipe as our usual event, but instead of the full presentation, our panelists want to see a 2 minute elevator pitch.

As Lister Delgado says, “if you can’t get my attention in two minutes, you’ll never do your full presentation!” We’re very proud to have this event in the Charlotte area. To RSVP directly go to http://www.pitchbreakfast.com/rsvp.

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1 Million Cups Charlotte

Wednesday, July 18th @ 8:30am-10:00am
CPCC Professional Hall Building,  Charlotte, NC

DATE CHANGE due to the 1st Wed holiday when we would normally meet! Enjoy your 4th of July and join us JULY 18th!

Are you a business owner, entrepreneur or business advisor? Join 1 Million Cups Charlotte and plug into the largest entrepreneurial community in the Queen City!

You’ll meet like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners who understand just how difficult it is to start and grow your own business. Discover new ways to grow and new opportunities for partnership.

Membership is free, here’s what you’ll gain:
• Connections in an entrepreneurial community of over 800 members
• Insight on how other businesses are positioning and promoting themselves for growth
• Opportunity to use and refine your “elevator pitch” for your own business via networking
• Clarity and inspiration through Think Tank activities to brainstorm and problem-solve as a group
• Opportunities for collaboration and partnership
• Free coffee and great conversation with entrepreneurs and business advisors

More Details and RSVP here

Packard Place Public House (formerly #CLTStartupSocial)

Wednesday, July 18th@ 5:30pm- 7:30pm
The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

Public Houses are where people used to gather to grab a pint and talk about events of the day. It was how people communicate, collaborate and shared ideas because they were public and open to everyone. Over time, they shorten the name to Pubs. Join us for our Monthly Packard Place Public House – for pints, networking, and sharing what’s going on with you.

This month we will be enjoying the spring weather and uptown views from our 2nd floor balcony! Hope to see you there!

RSVP here