Upcoming Events

February 2018

VentureSouth Charlotte: February Member Meeting

February 21 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Please VentureSouth Charlotte for their monthly meeting at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. VentureSouth Charlotte is a professionally managed angel investment group based in Charlotte, NC. The group is an affiliate of VentureSouth, one of the largest early-stage investment groups in the U.S. The firm includes more than 200 accredited investor members across the Southeast and has invested over $20 million in over 50 companies.

Introduction into the Charlotte Startup Community

February 21 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Packard Place, 222 S Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Whether you’re new to town or just new to the startup scene, this free event is an orientation to the world of startups 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, QC Fintech, Startup Weekend, Queen City Forward, Startup Grind, and more.

#CLTStartupSocial

February 21 @ 5:30 PM –
Packard Place, 222 S Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Join HQ Charlotte at Packard Place on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM for Charlotte’s Startup Social. Network with others in the startup community over free beer and snacks! RSVP Today! #CLTStartupSocial

Venture For America: Hiring Information Session

February 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
AvidXchange – 1210 AvidXChange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

Learn how to hire great startup talent through VFA. Join us for a panel discussion with VFA Fellows & hiring partners and learn whether hiring young talent through VFA is right for your company. In Charlotte, VFA has has placed 19 Fellows across 9 companies since 2015. Hiring partners include DealCloud, Queen City FinTech, Tech Talent South, and VersaMe.

TTS: 90 Second Pitch Night

February 22 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Advent Coworking – 933 Louise Avenue, Charlotte, NC

An open pitch night! Anyone who’s interested gets 90 seconds to present a business idea in whatever format they see fit. We will then open the floor for a few minutes of Q&A after each presentation. Who knows, you just might find your future co-founder here!

2018 Investment Opportunities: Tax Reform Strategies

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018 8:15AM to 11:45AM
Gaston College Kimbrell Campus 7220 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012

Join us for an opportunity to learn about 2018 Investment Opportunities! We will provide an Economic Outlook along with Individual & Corporate tax strategies. We will be discussing planning opportunities that will enable you to prepare for the coming changes.

CHARLOTTE NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST

Tuesday, February 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
NC TECH Charlotte Office, The Garage at Packard Place – 222 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Join us for an opportunity to learn about 2018 Investment Opportunities! We will provide an Economic Outlook along with Individual & Corporate tax strategies. We will be discussing planning opportunities that will enable you to prepare for the coming changes.

March 2018

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work

March 9 @ 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
NewDominion 1111 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 500 Charlotte, NC 28204

Book: Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging by Susan Fowler

Overview:
This thought-provoking discussion will be facilitated by Peter Popovich.
As a reminder, you don’t have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

PitchBreakfast

March 14 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Packard Place, 222 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28203

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month as we give 4 local startups the chance to practice their 5 minute pitch in front of a panel of experts and a live audience. Each company will also have 10 minutes of Q&A and feedback. Audience members will find value in hearing how other startups pitch, what types of feedback (both positive and negative) they receive, and of course, seeing some of Charlotte’s up-and-coming startups while networking with other entrepreneurs and startup community leaders over breakfast. Networking begins at 8am and pitches begin at 8:15. Breakfast and coffee is provided by our sponsors.

Third Thursday Legal Lunch

March 15 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Packard Place, 222 S Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Please join us on every third Thursday for education, networking, and lunch! At each event, an attorney gives a legal presentation of interest to entrepreneurs and growing companies. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A and discussion. Admission is free and everyone is welcome – we hope to see you there!