Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

9:00am - 10:30am

Join us on Wednesday, December 9th as we feature 3 local startups pitching their businesses to a panel of industry experts. Following the pitches, attendees will connect with other founders, leaders, and innovators in virtual networking after the event.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

4:30pm – 6:00pm

This event is an opportunity for GRO companies to gain exposure to the Triangle entrepreneurial ecosystem. Some companies will be raising capital soon, some will be launching new and innovative products, and some will be looking to expand their teams. See what our first cohort of companies have learned after nine weeks of content, guest speakers and one-on-one coaching!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00am – 10:30am

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.

Past Events

Monday, Nov. 16 - Thursday, Nov. 20, 2020

The fourth annual Venture135 conference is a four-day event with four major components:

Day 1: A half-day event, focused on early-stage companies in any given vertical that specifically reside in the Charlotte ecosystem.

Day 2: Fintech vertical: Early-stage, Series A ready, Series B and International. 

Day 3: Insurtech startups

Day 4: Healthtech vertical. This day will include pitches from some of the top Series A and Series B healthtech startups with several thought leadership content sessions happening throughout the day. 

Monday, Nov. 16 - Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

This year’s interactive, virtual event is the only statewide conference of its kind that uniquely brings together diverse leaders in the North Carolina entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic development professionals to address what is needed to support all entrepreneurs and create a shared vision of making North Carolina the best place to start a business.

Thursday, Nov. 12 - Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Over 50 of the Southeast’s best technology startups will be exhibiting and conducting live demos on our virtual conference floor over two days before the New Ventures Accelerator cohort presentations. New Ventures is the only inception-stage, investment startup accelerator in the Southeast. We are leaders for the region’s vibrant startup community.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am

Join us on Wednesday, November 11th as we feature 3 local startups pitching their businesses to a panel of industry experts. Following the pitches, attendees will connect with other founders, leaders, and innovators in virtual networking after the event.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Join RIoT for our annual IoT Demo Night – this time with a twist!

This year’s event will be 100% virtual and will explore the new and disruptive technologies dominating the sports and entertainment world.

Join for an overview of tools that have changed the sports world, live demos from our fantastic sponsors, interactive speed networking, and more!

Thursday Nov. 5 & Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

noon – 5:00pm

On November 5 and 6, join the founders and leaders of Raleigh’s most iconic and notable companies to hear fireside chat-style conversations about resilience and innovation during uncertain times.

Under the theme of ‘What Was, What Is and What Can Be: Resilience Through a Culture of Innovation,’ the summit will unpack the ways we’ve used our strengths in the past to empower our entrepreneurial community to thrive. We’ll look ahead with inspiration and ideas to create a roadmap for a more resilient future.

Thursday November 5, 2020

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Join us on Thursday, November 5th at 6:00pm for a round-table discussion of making informed investor decisions! Chris Lustrino, Founder & CEO of kingscrowd.com will speak on managing your portfolio, reading campaign financials, and understanding your options as you embark on investing with a crowd.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am

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.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

4:00pm – 5:30pm

IDEA The Center for Creative Economy’s 2020 Velocity Creative Accelerator cohort includes 10 teams of diverse businesses ranging from haptic gaming, networks to connect creatives, hair care enthusiasts, and a platform enabling musicians to live stream. Also included are culinary creations, mental engagement training, and real estate tech! Meet the Velocity cohort, explore the virtual demo tables, and hear them pitch!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Learn about the investors, founders, and partners that are building up North Carolina. Hear from Phil Ostwalt of the High Country Impact Fund and Jessie Dean of Asheville Tea Company about their experiences with investment crowdfunding.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am

Join us on Wednesday, December 9th as we feature 3 local startups pitching their businesses to a panel of industry experts. Following the pitches, attendees will connect with other founders, leaders, and innovators in virtual networking after the event.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

4:30pm – 6:00pm

This event is an opportunity for GRO companies to gain exposure to the Triangle entrepreneurial ecosystem. Some companies will be raising capital soon, some will be launching new and innovative products, and some will be looking to expand their teams. See what our first cohort of companies have learned after nine weeks of content, guest speakers and one-on-one coaching!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00am – 10:30am

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.

Past Events

Monday, Nov. 16 - Thursday, Nov. 20, 2020

The fourth annual Venture135 conference is a four-day event with four major components:

Day 1: A half-day event, focused on early-stage companies in any given vertical that specifically reside in the Charlotte ecosystem.

Day 2: Fintech vertical: Early-stage, Series A ready, Series B and International. 

Day 3: Insurtech startups

Day 4: Healthtech vertical. This day will include pitches from some of the top Series A and Series B healthtech startups with several thought leadership content sessions happening throughout the day. 

Monday, Nov. 16 - Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

This year’s interactive, virtual event is the only statewide conference of its kind that uniquely brings together diverse leaders in the North Carolina entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic development professionals to address what is needed to support all entrepreneurs and create a shared vision of making North Carolina the best place to start a business.

Thursday, Nov. 12 - Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Over 50 of the Southeast’s best technology startups will be exhibiting and conducting live demos on our virtual conference floor over two days before the New Ventures Accelerator cohort presentations. New Ventures is the only inception-stage, investment startup accelerator in the Southeast. We are leaders for the region’s vibrant startup community.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am

Join us on Wednesday, November 11th as we feature 3 local startups pitching their businesses to a panel of industry experts. Following the pitches, attendees will connect with other founders, leaders, and innovators in virtual networking after the event.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Join RIoT for our annual IoT Demo Night – this time with a twist!

This year’s event will be 100% virtual and will explore the new and disruptive technologies dominating the sports and entertainment world.

Join for an overview of tools that have changed the sports world, live demos from our fantastic sponsors, interactive speed networking, and more!

Thursday Nov. 5 & Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

noon – 5:00pm

On November 5 and 6, join the founders and leaders of Raleigh’s most iconic and notable companies to hear fireside chat-style conversations about resilience and innovation during uncertain times.

Under the theme of ‘What Was, What Is and What Can Be: Resilience Through a Culture of Innovation,’ the summit will unpack the ways we’ve used our strengths in the past to empower our entrepreneurial community to thrive. We’ll look ahead with inspiration and ideas to create a roadmap for a more resilient future.

Thursday November 5, 2020

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Join us on Thursday, November 5th at 6:00pm for a round-table discussion of making informed investor decisions! Chris Lustrino, Founder & CEO of kingscrowd.com will speak on managing your portfolio, reading campaign financials, and understanding your options as you embark on investing with a crowd.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am

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.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

4:00pm – 5:30pm

IDEA The Center for Creative Economy’s 2020 Velocity Creative Accelerator cohort includes 10 teams of diverse businesses ranging from haptic gaming, networks to connect creatives, hair care enthusiasts, and a platform enabling musicians to live stream. Also included are culinary creations, mental engagement training, and real estate tech! Meet the Velocity cohort, explore the virtual demo tables, and hear them pitch!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Learn about the investors, founders, and partners that are building up North Carolina. Hear from Phil Ostwalt of the High Country Impact Fund and Jessie Dean of Asheville Tea Company about their experiences with investment crowdfunding.

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