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October 2018

Startup Summit 2018

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

WHERE STARTUPS COME TO LEARN AND GROW

Startup Summit is an interactive, exciting, fun, and educational conference featuring leading keynote speakers and master classes from top entrepreneurs, innovators, and executives.

The conference provides you with a great opportunity to meet successful people and enjoy crash courses taught by experts on important topics you face throughout your startup journey.

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Application Deadline: National U Pitch Competition

October 17

The 5th Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition and Showcase brings together the best student entrepreneurs from universities across the country in the ultimate national elevator pitch competition. In just 90 seconds, students can showcase their idea or startup in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and other students from the entrepreneurial community to potentially take home part of $10,000!  Students can apply to compete with their idea or startup...

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2018 MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cotton Room, 807 E. Main Street Building 2, 3rd Floor
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join our friends at Techstars & RSVP today for the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day on Oct. 18 as 10 amazing companies take the stage to present their businesses! 

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UNC Startup Alumni Happy Hour

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Picnic Durham, 1647 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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Join us at Picnic Durham to hang out with fellow UNC Alum innovators and entrepreneurs on October 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm and enjoy 1/2 off appetizers! We'll brief you on a few initiatives that can support your startup and ways to get involved in the I&E community on campus.

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Application Deadline: A Game Changer Challenge

October 19

If you could implement an idea or project that would make a significant positive impact on your community, state, country, or the world, what would it be? How would you implement it so that it could become self-sustaining? What initial resources would you need to start the project and for it to run for two years?

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Call for Participants: Startup UNC

October 19

Startup UNC, a hands-on entrepreneurship course taught through Kenan-Flagler Business School, is now open for participants (undergrads, grads, business and non-business majors, faculty, alumni). The class starts Tuesday October 23, 5pm.

The deadline for signing up as a new venture or free agent/team member is midnight Friday, Oct. 19.

You can participate in several ways:

New Ventures

  1. If you participated in Mod I and are confident about continuing to...
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Bryan Fellowship Application Due!

October 22 - October 23

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship goals are to:

  • Provide practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects,
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Taco Tuesday

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
1789 Venture Lab, 173 1/2 E. Franklin Street + Google Map

The 1789 community is full of students looking to join teams, established startups looking for talent and successful student clubs who could join forces. Let’s get to know each other. Join us for a Walking Taco social hour in the co-working space and network with other 1789 members and mentors. Come and go as you please.

Hosted at 1789 Venture Lab.

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SYSTEMS THINKING WORKSHOP

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Makerspace at Carmichael Residence Hall, 101 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us at BLUE innovation space for a workshop around systems thinking. In this workshop, participants will learn about feedback loops and systems mapping, and will use these tools to create visual representations of real-world problems that matter to them. We will start with the basics and provide the structure needed to go deeper into more complex...

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Systems Thinking Workshop

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Makerspace at Carmichael Residence Hall, 101 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us at BLUE innovation space for a workshop around systems thinking. In this workshop, participants will learn about feedback loops and systems mapping, and will use these tools to create visual representations of real-world problems that matter to them. We will start with the basics and provide the structure needed to go deeper into more complex systems.

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