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June 2018

NC IDEA Summer School Series- Sales Strategies with Charlie Winn

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to design and implement a sales process to grow your early stage business. Guest speaker Charlie Winn will guide you through an interactive workshop covering essential sales topics. As a fellow entrepreneur, Charlie shares his “in the trenches” experiences to give you tactical insights that you can utilize immediately.

Wed, June 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

American Underground (@Blackwell)
318 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

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July 2018

Black Entrepreneurship Week

July 9 - July 13

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center presents Black Entrepreneurship Week, a full week of thought-provoking talks, panels, and community building events that spur innovation and promote entrepreneurship. REGISTER HERE

Created to inspire, connect, encourage and support students and entrepreneurs, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center provides...

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NC IDEA Summer School Series- Creating Authenticity with Margaret McNab

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Margaret McNab sees an inextricable link between authenticity and a company's ability to grow. Authenticity is about staying true to who you are and what you do. It’s about making values-based decisions and communicating them effectively. For growing companies, authenticity is key to earning/keeping customers and recruiting/retaining talent. Join Margaret as she shares how to put your values to work and grow...

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NC IDEA Summer School Series- Talking to Customers

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Does everyone tell you to "talk to potential customers" but you're not sure how to get the most out of that conversation? Launching a new product or service and want to really dig in and figure out if it's solving a real problem? Can't understand why your sales have stalled? In this workshop, NC IDEA's Senior Director, John Austin, will give you specific tips and insights on how to do a problem discovery interview and you'll practice and get feedback. By the time you’re...

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July 23 - July 27

Her Spark, a local non-profit, will be hosting a Summer Summit STEM program at the brand new Wake Tech RTP campus on July 23-27 for high school girls.

Applications are due by June 12 at 11:59 p.m. eastern.

The Summer Summit invites high school girls to learn practical coding languages and skills in preparation for STEM careers, while introducing them to the latest...

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August 2018

NC IDEA Summer School Series- Design Sprint Essentials

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the Design Sprint process from Douglas Ferguson, professional facilitator and president of Voltage Control. The Design Sprint is a method for answering big questions quickly. It’s a greatest hits of design thinking, Lean Startup-style business strategy, innovation, behavioral science, and more, packaged into a battle-tested method any team can use. In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you'll learn by doing as Douglas leads you through a complete sprint—super-compressed into 1...

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NC IDEA Summer School Series- Pitching with John Austin

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Raising money for a startup is really, really, really hard. One step in that process is having a great pitch for potential investors. At the heart of a great pitch is a great story. NC IDEA's John Austin will share tips on how to tell a great story to investors.

NC IDEA's Bring Your Lunch and Learn is an open summer series of talks for the entrepreneruial community of North Carolina. We will be focusing on a different topic every Wednesday with speakers and...

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Carolina Thrift Sale

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our inaugural sale will take place on Saturday, August 18th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of Carolina's Student Union. It is scheduled to take place on the second day of freshman move-in as a part of UNC's annual Week of Welcome.

In addition to a trendy thrift shop, you can expect to network with representatives from other environmental organizations and enjoy performances from student groups.


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