Upcoming Events

May 2019

PitchBreakfast- Davidson

Tuesday, May 7th @ 8:30am-10:00am

The Hurt Hub @ Davidson, 210 Delburg St., Davidson, NC

PitchBreakfast gives startups an opportunity to practice their investor pitch in a safe and supportive environment. Four companies will each pitch for 5 minutes followed by 10 minutes of Q&A and feedback from our expert panel.

Interested in pitching? Apply here.

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 the area’s up-and-coming startups while networking with other entrepreneurs and startup community leaders over breakfast (which is free!). The pitches begin at 8:45.

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? Apply here.

RSVP here

PitchBreakfast

Wednesday, May 8th @ 8:00am-9:30am

Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

Join us on Wednesday, May 8th as we feature 4 startups from Queen City Fintech’s Class 10 Cohort. 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

Talent Jam Charlotte

Wednesday, May 8th @ 6:00pm-9:00pm

Heist Brewery and Barrell Arts, 1030 Woodward Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206

Description

StartCharlotte is proud to bring you, Talent Jam Charlotte!

Talent Jam Charlotte connects local tech and creative talent with the startups and innovative companies that need them in ways that traditional networking events or job fairs simply don’t.

This high-energy, hyperlocal event features dueling, open-mic pitches where companies looking for talent, and people that have talent, each deliver alternating 60-second pitches.

Pitches are followed by a casual but impactful networking reception for everyone in attendance.

Talent Jam Charlotte will take place at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts on Wednesday, May 8 from 6-9 p.m. Be sure to get the appropriate ticket for pitching either as talent or as a hiring company, or general admission – it will be an amazing opportunity for all attendees to connect and grow their network! If interested in sponsoring this event, please email juan@startcharlotte.com.

Registration is required for all attendees and includes an appetizer buffet, thanks to our wonderful sponsors. Pitch tickets include a drink to help you get rid of your pre-pitch jitters. Pitch opportunities are limited. Registration for pitches will close on Tuesday, May 7 at 12 p.m.

Free parking is located right next to the building. Additional parking is available on the street.

RSVP here

RxIQ: Idea-a-thon to Hack Healthcare

Tuesday, May 14th @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

The Hurt Hub @ Davidson, 210 Delburg St., Davidson, NC

Put on your brainstorming hat. Come learn to apply innovation techniques to reimagine the future of patient and community health.

About this Event

Join us for an evening of ideas about the future of healthcare! The Machine Learning Group @ LaunchLKN is teaming up with experts in innovation from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford for this free event! You will learn several ideation methodologies that are proven to spark creativity! This is a hands-on evening, so get ready to use these techniques to generate innovative solutions to some of our biggest healthcare challenges.

Differential privacy, multi-party compute, and other privacy-preserving technologies are hot topics within the machine learning realm that are allowing access to data that would have otherwise been off-limits. Come brainstorm with your colleagues on how this transformative technology (no experience necessary) can improve healthcare!

Part of IGNITE LKN Innovation Week

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Packard Place Public House

Wednesday, May 15th @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

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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TechTalks: Finding the Right CTO or Tech Co-Founder

Tuesday, May 21st @ 12:00pm-1:30pm

Advent Coworking, Charlotte, NC

There are now more tech startups than ever and, as a result, hiring great tech talent is becoming more and more challenging. Join us for a lunch & learn to discuss how to find and hire a perfect technical co-founder/CTO for your company. Designed for startups as well as more advanced-stage companies, this interactive talk will review the many roles of a startup CTO, help you understand why you need a CTO even if you have a developer, explain what to look for if you decide to hire a remote CTO and give you an idea about what’s needed to attract top tech talent to your startup.

Our next Tech Talk at Advent Coworking is a great opportunity for startups right here in Charlotte to learn more about the CTO role requirements and find out how to increase your chances of finding a perfect CTO or tech partner for your startup. This event will happen on May 21 at 12 p.m.

Joining RMCSoft in the discussion are:

Greg Brown, Owner and President of Cardinal Finance and Administrator of Charlotte Angel Fund, is an experienced financial/operational executive with significant capital markets background. His career has been split between the venture capital industry and CFO or COO positions in small public or venture capital-backed private companies. This experience enables him to understand what both internal and external parties require from a CFO/COO.

Peter Prakash, ISS Director at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. Peter has over 20 years of industry experience managing and leading technical teams in various capacities, focusing on M&A, Digital transformation, Enterprise Architecture, BI and Application development.

The discussion will be led by Brian Formato, a founder and principal at Groove Management and LeaderSurf. Brian is a seasoned organizational development, communications, and employee engagement professional with more than 20 years of experience in both Fortune 100 and progressive entrepreneurial environments as an innovative leader.

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Behind the Scenes: Silicon Valley, USA 

Wednesday, May 29th @ 5:00pm-7:30pm

The Hurt Hub at Davidson, 210 Delburg St., Davidson, NC

A household name. A (hilarious) hit TV series. A stand-in for everything and anything tech. As LaunchLKN powers up the start-up community in our own back yard, join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how the “Valley of Heart’s Delight” became Silicon Valley.

All the way from his home in California, LaunchLKN is psyched to welcome John East, a man whose life and careers have intersected the pivotal moments of innovation in the Santa Clara Valley. John started his career with Fairchild Semiconductors, and later served as CEO of Actel, a company that sold for $700 million in 2011. He has seen the Valley grow larger and the chips grow faster, and he has the stories to prove it. Join us on Wednesday, May 29, to hear the tales from the genesis of our silicon society and the prospects for its future.

RSVP here

June 2019

1 Million Cups CLT

Wednesday, June 5th @ 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).

More info and RSVP here

Fintech Generations

Wednesday, June 11th- 12th
Avid Exchange, Charlotte, NC

Join us for the premier fintech event in the Southeast. Fintech Generations has featured some of the top speakers from around the world addressing emergingfintech topics such as the growing fintech ecosystem in the Southeast US.

 

Each year Fintech Generations is one of the largest innovation fintech conferences outside of New York City and San Francisco. Attendees come to Charlotte to see what is happening in one of the world’s most dynamic regions in fintech innovation.

More info and RSVP here