Upcoming Events

January 2019

VFA Charlotte: Company Supporter and Suporter Meetup:LKN

Monday, January 14th@ 5:30pm-7:30pm
Hurt Hub @ Davidson, 210 Delburg St. Davidson, NC

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VFA Charlotte: Company Supporter and Suporter Meetup: Charlotte

Tuesday, January 15th@ 5:30pm-7:30pm
Passport Offices, 128 S. Tryon St., 22nd Floor, Charlotte, NC

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Packard Place Public House

Wednesday, January 16th@ 5:30pm-7:00pm
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.

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Tech Talks on Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Opportunities and Trends

Tuesday, January 22nd@ 12:00pm-1:30pm
Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204

Of all the industries out there, healthcare has perhaps the most to gain from digital transformation. Technology can decrease wait times, reduce medical errors and increase collaboration across providers — all of which helps people find their way to better health and healthcare businesses achieve a better bottom line.

The problem is, healthcare has struggled more than pretty much any other industry out there to keep up with the times. Why is that? How do we buck the trend and begin to embrace the tremendous opportunity of digital transformation in healthcare? And who out there is already doing it really, really well?

RMCSoft and Advent Coworking are bringing together a panel of experts to dig into all of that at the next installment of our TechTalks series on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 12 p.m. These men and women are at the forefront of digital transformation in health care, and they’ve agreed to share their insights and unique perspective with our community.

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3rd Annual StartCharlotte LIVE!

Tuesday, January 22nd@ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., #200, Charlotte, NC

Join us on Tuesday, January 22nd at Heist Brewing for an evening devoted to celebrating the movers and shakers of the Charlotte startup community. The evening will feature the presentation of the Startup Community Awards and an update on the community’s successes. This year’s categories include:

  • Startup of the Year
  • Innovation Award
  • Investor of the Year
  • Servant Leader Award

If you haven’t submitted your nomination, be sure to do so at https://juan53.typeform.com/to/TC8adE.

We’ll have food, beer, music, and plenty of networking. StartCharlotte is proudly sponsored by:

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3rd Finsiders CLT Awards

Tuesday, January 29th@ 5:30pm-8:00pm
EY Office, 100 N. Tryon, 40th Floor, Charlotte, NC

IMPORTANT: Please register in advance to ensure access to the floor.

Submit nominations: https://theramy.typeform.com/to/STdQVH

The awards are an opportunity for us to recognize the people or companies with a Charlotte presence for their achievements in FinTech!

The award categories are:

Risk Taker

So often in Financial Services, risk-taking is only rewarded when it is successful. It’s time we honored those who dared to be different. This award honors the person or company who was willing to take the risk on a new idea, even if it ultimately fell short.

Change Champion

This award honors the person or company that has really tried to drive drastic change in the industry. Their ideas or actions have pushed the rest of us to be and do better.

Best Innovation

This award honors the person or company that has launched an innovative product or service. This could be a national launch or a pilot. The size isn’t important, it is the innovation we want to recognize.

The Dan Roselli Award for Best Community Organizer

This award honors the person who has helped build the FinTech community in Charlotte.

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February 2019

PitchBreakfast: Davidson 

Tuesday, February 5th@ 8:30am-10:00am
Hurt Hub @ Davidson, 210 Delburg St., Davidson, NC

Join us on Tuesday, February 5th as we feature 3 local startups. Each company will have 5 minutes (with slides) to pitch followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from our expert panel and audience.

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.

PitchBreakfast gives startups an opportunity to practice their investor pitch in a safe and supportive environment. Interested in pitching at PitchBreakfast? Apply on our website here (http://www.pitchbreakfast.com/pitch/).

For startups looking to pitch, this is an amazing opportunity for:

• Seed-stage and series A level tech startups looking to raise a round of funding

• Early-stage tech startups looking for some feedback on their business model (must at least have MVP)

This is NOT for:

• Entrepreneurs with just an idea and no development yet

• “Lifestyle” companies (ex. bars/restaurants, crafts, hobbyists, MLMs) -“A lifestyle business is a business that is set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.”

Interested in pitching at PitchBreakfast? Apply on our website here (http://www.pitchbreakfast.com/pitch/).

RSVP here

1 Million Cups CLT

Wednesday, February 6th@ 8:30am-10:00am
CPCC Professional Hall Building, Charlotte, NC

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! Try to attend regularly – consistency gives better value! First Wednesday of every month…just create a recurring event in your calendar. New, different, and exciting presentations each time!

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. There is a good mix of regular attendees, and visitors.

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 snacks, and great conversation with entrepreneurs and business advisors

Interested in Pitching your Startup or Business Concept?

We want to hear from you! 1MC Charlotte is focused on providing a welcoming setting for early-stage entrepreneurship. If you are a startup, less than 3 years in business and in the Charlotte area, you can apply to present your startup or business concept at 1MillionCups.com/Charlotte (https://www.1millioncups.com/charlotte).

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PitchBreakfast 

Wednesday, February 13th@ 8:00am-9:30am
Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

Join us on Wednesday, February 13th as we feature 3 local startups. Each company will have 5 minutes (with slides) to pitch followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from our expert panel and audience.

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.

PitchBreakfast gives startups an opportunity to practice their investor pitch in a safe and supportive environment. Interested in pitching at PitchBreakfast? Apply on our website here (http://www.pitchbreakfast.com/pitch/).

For startups looking to pitch, this is an amazing opportunity for:

• Seed-stage and series A level tech startups looking to raise a round of funding

• Early-stage tech startups looking for some feedback on their business model (must at least have MVP)

This is NOT for:

• Entrepreneurs with just an idea and no development yet

• “Lifestyle” companies (ex. bars/restaurants, crafts, hobbyists, MLMs) -“A lifestyle business is a business that is set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.”

Interested in pitching at PitchBreakfast? Apply on our website here (http://www.pitchbreakfast.com/pitch/).

RSVP here