Upcoming Events

July 2018

Tech Talks: User Experience 101

Tuesday, July 17th @ 12:00pm-1:30pm
Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave., Charlotte, NC

Please join RMCSoftMidwood Usability & Advent Coworking for this informative lunch & learn to explore whatUX (User Experience) is and why it is a key tool for the success of any product or service.

In this event, our experts will provide an introduction to best practices, tools and processes to build a great user experience. We will provide insights on where to start your UX journey, discuss common mistakes in implementing UX into your organization, and share our own experiences championing UX in a variety of teams and organizations.

Our event is free, but registration is required. Go ahead and RSVP today!

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Discover the Charlotte Health Innovators Community

Tuesday, July 17th @ 5:30pm-7:00pm
Enventys, 520 Elliott St., Charlotte, NC

This will be our 1st community meetup! As such, we want to strike a good balance between highlighting the exciting developments going on here in Charlotte, and giving everyone a chance to meet each other.

Why are we doing this? Because we believe in a healthcare experience so trusted, responsive, and well-liked that people’s lives and outcomes are inherently transformed. It’s why we empower game-changing startups to scale locally so they can create a positive impact in and for their city.

One of the many ways we achieve that is through facilitating engagements like this one with great people like you!

The event starts at 5:30pm at Enventys. Your local “Chief Curator” and organizing host, Scott Pope, PharmD, is a seasoned health industry leader. He’s going to give an engaging talk about a movement that is officially in motion towards creating a collaborative ecosystem of forward-thinkers and doers and how you can get involved. Then, the floor will be yours for networking!

We hope this can become an exciting forum for working towards a healthier and prosperous future!

Yours in Innovation,
Kelli Murray & Scott Pope

If you are interested in being a partner with us please send an email to kelli@medspeaks.com.

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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

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Intro to the Charlotte Startup Scene

Wednesday, July 18th@ 4:30pm-5:30pm
The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

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.

This event is put on by StartCharlotte, the leading voice of the Charlotte entrepreneurial community, and hosted by Advent Coworking. Food and drinks will be provided.

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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!

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Infinite Possibilities: Are Our Smart Cities Smarter?

Wednesday, July 18th@ 5:00pm- 8:00pm
Hurt Hub @Davidson, 210 Delburg St., Davidon, NC

What is a smart city? McKinsey defines it as intelligence in the physical network that allows us to make better decisions that improve our quality of life. Some aspects of city life are changing rapidly (remote work habits, wireless internet, and autonomous vehicles) while others haven’t changed in a century (highways, the electric grid, and indoor plumbing). How might a rapidly growing region like Charlotte change in the next 20 years? What are the benefits to the environment and individual quality of life? And what are the cyber risks from a world where an exponential number of devices are digitally interconnected?

Creating a true smart city requires collaboration and involves all sectors. As we explore this broad topic, we are going to dig deeply into sustainability, autonomous cars, and cyber security. Join us for local craft beer and smart conversation!

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Charlotte Brews + Bytes

Thursday, July 19th@ 5:30pm- 7:00pm
Industrious, Bank of America Plaza, 101 S. Tryon St., 27th Floor Charlotte, NC

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.


Map & Directions

Parking Garages: If you are driving, the easiest place to park is the Bank of America Plaza Parking Garage (Mapquest address: 180 S College Street).  If that lot is full, I would recommend parking at the BB&T Parking Garage (200 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202).

Valet Parking: The Omni Hotel (132 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202) also has very affordable daily valet parking rates:  $10.00 for less than 4 hours (inclusive of tax) no in-and-out privileges, $24.00 for more than 4 hours (inclusive of tax) no in-and-out privileges.

Public Transportation/Lynx: We are 1 block away from the Epicentre Lynx Stop (stop name: CTC Station) and are connected by the Skywalk or Overstreet Mall.

Street Parking: Lastly, there is street parking available throughout uptown.


Interested in 2018 sponsorship and benefits information, contact Tracy Sternberg.


This event is FREE and open to the general public, registration is required.

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Collective Hustle: Term Sheet Negotiation

Tuesday, July 24th@ 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Boileryard @ Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave.,  Charlotte, NC

Join us on July 24 to talk Term Sheet Negotiaions. Negotiating investment terms is one of the most important steps a founder and investor take together. The process can be confusing. It’s also difficult to understand how it will work for both parties ten years down the road. Our panel of founders and investors will discuss their ideal terms, dealbreakers and negotiation tactics during the fundraising process.

Greg Brown, Owner/President of Cardinal Finance & Administrator of Charlotte Angel Fund

Rob Cummings, Cofounder, Director DealCloud

Kelly Brooks, CEO Share Good

Alex Smereczniak, Cofounder/CEO 2ULaundry

Our goal is to determine how we, as a collective, can improve our ecosystem and cultivate an environment to support new founders and investors.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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