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April 2018

U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030

April 26 @ 7:00 am - 5:15 pm
C.W. Bill Young Hall, 12303 USF Maple Drive
Tampa, FL 33617
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The U.S. Air Force is on a mission to invent the future for 2030 and beyond. As our adversaries close the technology gap, the U.S. needs to push the boundaries of what is possible in the areas of science and technology in order to defend America.

In September 2017, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson launched an initiative to update the Air Force's science and technology strategy. Over the course of a year, the Air Force will listen and learn from the scientific community, higher...

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Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
NC Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr
Research Triangle Park, NC
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Raising equity capital is challenging at best. Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur (IRE) is designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors.

This full day program was developed by experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, angel networks/fund executives and venture capitalists, and provides an “insider’s look” into the world of equity funding.

By viewing investors as “customers of equity”, entrepreneurs can...

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Lunch and Learn with a Serial Entrepreneur & Investor (LIMITED SPACE – 10 spots only)

April 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
1789 Venture Lab, 173 1/2 E. Franklin Street + Google Map

Join us for an intimate lunch with serial entrepreneur and investor, Kurt Schmidt.  This is your opportunity to have an informal conversation with an entrepreneur and investor that has been there and done it.

Date:  Friday, April 27

11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Location:  1789 Venture Labs

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April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Triangle SciTech Expo is an indoor/outdoor festival located in and around the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Featuring over fifty hands-on exhibits, games, crafts and activities, plus a series of presentations, Triangle SciTech Expo is a unique event that assembles scientists and technical professionals from universities, organizations and industry to engage visitors of all ages in the excitement of science and technology. We provide leaders in SciTech fields a...

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May 2018


May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This online presentation will feature NSF SBIR program director, Dr. Murali S. Nair, who will provide an update on the NSF SBIR/STTR Program and discuss the recently released solicitations for the June proposal submission deadline.  Learn about the various topics and key details details that you need to know about the NSF SBIR and STTR programs.


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2018 Healthcare Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27703
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This exciting and special spring event will be held at Carolina Inn on Thursday, May 3rd from 4 PM to 7 PM. We will be hosting executives from innovative RTP area start-ups and organizations to provide insight on trends, opportunities, and challenges in personalized healthcare products and services and to discuss technologies and best practices that help achieve personalization, precision and patient-centric solutions. Come learn, engage, network and be inspired to play an integral role in...

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Celebration of Inventorship

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (The Great Room), 100 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Please join the UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development for the annual Celebration of Inventorship.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from Provost Bob Blouin about the University's focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Be inspired by a presentation from Mark Schoenfisch, who will be honored as the 2018 Inventor of the Year at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Hear an announcement that...
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June 2018

SBIR Road Tour Seeding America’s Future Innovations

June 21 - June 22

June 21st and 22nd - Durham, NC

The 2018 SBIR Road Tour is coming to Durham on June 21-22 through a partnership between SBTDC, First Flight Venture Center and other partners. This is a rare chance to hear details about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs directly from agency representatives and engage in one-on-one sessions with agency program managers to gather feedback on your project ideas. The SBIR...

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August 2018

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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