In every city, every month Tech After Five connects the tech community. We invite IT Professionals, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Service Providers to the IT Community to come together and make the meaningful professional connections.
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.
Brian Platz, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Fluree will introduce his new database offering, FlureeDB. FlureeDB is a new Graph-style database that allows developers to bring blockchain characteristics into everyday SaaS applications.
Agenda: * Brief review of blockchain technology – benefits and obstacles to modern applications
* Discussion on blockchain use cases across industry spectrum
* Overview of FlureeDB features – partitions, consensus environments, time travel query, immutability, and more.
* Demonstration of schema, transactions and query with live code examples
* Wrap-up and opportunity for Q&A
Presented by Harvest and hosted by Bunker Labs, the seminar will teach startup founders how to avoid common mistakes when forming business partnerships using equity. Mike Moyer, adjunct faculty member in entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and author of Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds, will demonstrate how founders can ensure a perfectly fair equity split for early partners, employees and investors. This is a critical topic for early-stage entrepreneurs.
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!
This week: Avoiding 4 Common Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs
Join us for brews + bytes as members and tech lovers unite in a laid-back, social atmosphere to connect, build relationships, increase visibility, and have fun.
Don’t just network – Techwork!!! This event is open to members and non-members.
Please come enjoy some lunch and meet industry experts talk about software security. We are going to share some valuable insights on the best practices, go through the most common mistakes, offer practical checklists, touch on the compliance rules and talk about possible implications of being incompliant. This highly educational event targets tech startups as well as all other companies utilizing software & digital products in their day to day operations.
New Ventures Challenge 2018, the third annual business idea competition that awards up to eight startup business teams the opportunity for an average investment of $50,000 each in pre-seed funding and months of business development and acceleration.
Interested? Please feel free to join Joel Bennett, New Ventures Accelerator Director for pizza and a short presentation followed by Q/A on Monday March 21th from 12-2PM. RSVP here.
The New Ventures Challenge 2018 startup competition is accepting applications from formative inception and early-stage entrepreneurial companies with web and mobile software, hardware or device innovation ideas.
The meeting begins with a brief introduction to angel investing for new and potential members, and then dives into a full agenda of new company pitch, diligence reports, and review of open rounds.
(Attendees of this meeting must be accredited investors and interested in investing in early stage companies (though there is no obligation to invest during the meeting).
Join the PitchBreakfast crew for this first-of-its-kind pitch event. It will feature four local startups pitching their companies to the crowd and our panel of experts. Each team has five minutes to pitch and will then have 10 minutes to answer questions from the panel. The panel will then select a winner for the evening.
6:00 PM: Door open – Networking
6:45 PM: Announcements
7:00 PM: Pitches Begin
8:15 PM: Winners Announced – Networking
9:00 PM: Event Concludes
It’s officially that time of year again – where we unite the brightest minds in tech talent from all over the country in BIG Data, BIG Ideas, & BIG Community Impact. As Charlotte’s FIRST, biggest, and boldest hackathon, (not to mention the country’s first big data hackathon) we will be back to celebrate YEAR 6 @ Discovery Place (we think you guys sorta seemed to like it there, no?!) once more AND are beyond excited for you to see all that we have in store for you for hackathonCLT MMXVIII!! As is tradition with hackathonCLT, we always up the ante so expect the unexpected.
We’re putting it to you to spread the word about about the Queen City’s premiere tech event and rally the community around the wider spirit of innovation and problem-solving. Participation is FREE (18+ to participate). Spectating is FREE. Come show us whatcha got! #HACKATHONCLT
The Harvard Business School teaches that, “Like death and taxes, commoditization of your products is a given.” However, this doesn’t mean you must accept eventual commoditization as death sentence to your competitive edge. On the contrary, by paying attention, you can proactively shift for strategic advantage, not just competitive advantage. Based on 30+ years helping companies disrupt and shift against economic and competitive affronts for double and triple-digit growth, Sherre’ DeMao will give you the keys to competing when your products or service offerings are caught being viewed as a commodity.
You’ve all heard of Bar Crawls, now get ready for another Tech Talent South (http://www.techtalentsouth.com) STARTUP CRAWL! We are back for Round 6, in Uptown Charlotte! Tour amazing startups, learn about what they do and how these companies got started, build connections and get some free goodies all while enjoying drinks after work!
Introducing our company lineup:
QC Fintech (http://www.qcfintech.co/)
Embolden Creative (https://www.emboldencreative.com)
Sparks Group (http://sparksgrp.com)
Beverages will be provided by our wonderful participating startups, as well as awesome swag/giveaways, discounts to TTS classes and MORE!
Join us on Tuesday, April 3rd at Hygge Coworking for a workshop on putting together a pitch deck the right way. We’re not talking about decks used for pitch competitions and demo days. We’re talking about the only deck that really matters: the one you send to potential investors, partners, and advisors.
Intended for all entrepreneurs — Regardless if you’re putting together a deck to share an idea at work or raise a Series A, this workshop will be worth your time. We’ll explore how use a pitch deck as an instrument to accomplish several things.
You’ll get actionable advice & best practices, followed by a deck teardown session — Learn how to structure a pitch deck, see decks from successful and failed startups, and then stick around to get feedback on how to make your own deck shine.
The event is free, but space is VERY limited — The workshop is free to attend, but space is very limited. This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking help. It’ll be intimate. Come prepared with your pitch deck so we can break it down.
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.
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.
Join 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
Monday, April 23 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm
Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave., Charlotte, NC