Applications Due Monday, August 28, 2017
In an effort to encourage innovation at the City of Durham through partnerships with local startup companies, startups and entrepreneurs can apply to develop, test and scale innovative solutions with the support of the City. Essentially, startups get to use the City of Durham as a testing ground for 12 weeks and the City gets to use the technology for free for the test period. There are similar programs around the country at Pittsburgh, PA; and San Francisco, CA.
Applications are open now through August 28th and you can learn more about the program here: http://durhamnc.gov/3165/Innovate-Durham
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Big Top Event
Great ready for the Big Top event on August 29th at The Frontier! Recently acquired by American Underground, this platform will allow companies to reach active job seekers in the region via live events, job listings, digital content, and targeted email blasts. The Big Top database includes over 3,500 profiles so far. Check out their new website (http://www.bigtop.it)!
For 1MC companies currently recruiting new team members, you are being extended a discounted rate of $750 to participate. Here’s what’s included:
- 2 minutes on stage to pitch your company culture
- A dedicated high-top table for networking
- A personalized poem by The Poetry Fox, a new twist on the circus theme.
- Listing of your jobs on BigTop if they’re not already
To register or find out more information, please contact BigTop team member Molly Demarest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Branding Workshop!
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Monthly workshop every 2nd Tuesday at The Frontier - more at www.brandingwithannie.com. Feel free to share with any small business owners you know that would like to learn more about branding! Next one is sold out but there's another in September.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Founded in 2008, ProductCampRTP is the first free unconference (there are no attendees, only participants) to reach out to the Entrepreneurs, Product Management, Marketing and Development communities in the Triangle and beyond. By developing the community through our own local experts we give back helping foster and build our local businesses and people.
Register and learn more: http://productcamprtp.org/
Project Freelance: Build Authority With Journalism and Know Your Liabilities
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, 6PM
The Cooperative, 200 North Main Street, Graham, NC
Help grow your personal brand and/or shape the reputation of your company, cause, or organization you support through bylined articles. Bylined articles in consumer and trade publications build your authority in your niche(s). What's at stake when you write an article for a website, newspaper or magazine? Even when a writer delivers error-free fact-checked material, claims or litigation are possible. Learn about the types of claims writers need to be aware of to prevent and minimize conflicts. This complimentary seminar and Q&A is completely funded by Project Freelance 2017. Details: http://www.taralynnegroth.com/writing-classes.html
Techstars is Coming to Durham!
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Techstars is looking for the best startups in the world. Techstars exists to help entrepreneurs succeed and our worldwide network has the resources, mentors, and experience to help your company grow.
Join us to meet Techstars alumni, managing directors, program managers, mentors, and community leaders to learn more about entrepreneurship. When you RSVP, don’t forget to apply for office hours with one of our managing directors.
For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-roadshow-durham-tickets-36836496954
Charleston Angel Conference
Screening Day Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Selection Day Nov. 15th
Early stage companies seeking angel investment can register for the Charleston Angel Conference to gain exposure to committed investors. $1500 will be invested in the selected company in November. For more information, visit charlestonangelconference.com.