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To schedule a seminar or webinar, please email us at hello@crowdfundnc.com.

(Eastern NC) Mon Feb 24 6-8pm
Y Combinator @ UNC: Fireside Chat and Happy Hour
A fireside chat and evening happy hour with Y Combinator, the accelerator that has invested in and supported over 2,000 companies including Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox, Reddit, and Ginkgo Bioworks.  Hear what YC partner Jared Friedman and visiting partner Dr. Uri Lopatin have learned from funding and working alongside hundreds of bio founders, and find out how the fundraising landscape is predicted to change in the next decade.
(Triangle) Tues Feb 25 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venture Studio + Funding: Alternative Investments In Your Backyard
INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING Education Provided
Thousands of entrepreneurs have raised billions of dollars of investment capital leveraging investment crowdfunding.

UNBoxed and CrowdfundNC are partnering to create and co-host a new Investment Crowdfunding event series. The collaboration helps anyone learn how they can invest in local startups, existing businesses and real estate while also driving innovation in the area. It is also designed to help founders understand what alternative options for funding exist that they can leverage.

This is the second installment of an investor education series tied to a venture studio – hosted by Venture X

More Info and Registration

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(Eastern NC) Tues Feb 25 5:30-8:00pm
Creative Funding for Startups & Entrepreneurs
INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING Education Provided
Let’s assume you’ve already been turned down for a small business loan & you don’t qualify for a grant. Now the question is: “How can my startup get the financing it needs to launch successfully?” Join us to get ideas from Jim Roberts, Founder of Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs and Mark Wdowik, President & CEO of East Carolina Angels.
(Triangle) Tuesday Feb 25 6-8pm (**NEW DATE Moved from 20th to 25th)

TiE Carolinas/Crowdfund NC Interactive Panel

INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING Education Provided

 

You love where you live. Did you know you can own a piece of your community?

National Entrepreneur Week is Feb 17th -21st. To honor it TiE Carolinas & CrowdfundNC are co-hosting an interactive panel about how anyone in NC invests in local private businesses. Whether your favorite coffee shop looking to expand or the next potential high growth company, everyone has access to invest and entrepreneurs have more options than ever to raise investment capital. This alternative source of capital is called “Investment Crowdfunding” and is being used to invest side-by-side with experienced investors.

More Info and Registration

Food & Drink provided by https://bigcwaffles.com and http://www.brueprint.com respectively.

     

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(Triangle) Thu, Mar 5 5:30 – 7:30pm

Founder’s Workshop – Vision & Growth

At Fourscore Business Law, we believe ideas deserve opportunity. Whether you’re developing a new technology or taking an existing company through uncharted growth, everyone is capable of transforming ideas into thriving businesses. Our Founder’s Workshops are designed to highlight critical stages of business development, simplify the complexity of this process, and provide you with the tools, expertise, and confidence to succeed.

During this Founder’s Workshop, you will:

  • Create a clear vision and uncover the core values of your business (with Allen Cobb of 7Q7P).
  • Engage in a hands-on exercise to clarify the challenges of equity allocations and compensation (with the Fourscore team).

Please note that we will donate 100% of each ticket price to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.

More Info and Registration

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(Triangle) Thur Mar 12 8-6pm
Atlantic Region Muster Across America Tour
This year’s program will bring together over 300 participants and partners for a full day of networking, breakouts, keynote speakers, veteran entrepreneurs pitching their businesses, and a Marketplace to showcase opportunities and products from veteran-owned small businesses and companies that support the veteran community.
(Eastern NC) Thu May 7 Time TBD
Inaugural Gig East Pitch Night

The Wilson RAP Cohort companies take center stage for the 1st ever Gig East

More Info and Registration TBD
About Gig East
Related Media

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Investment Crowdfunding Seminar Description

Seminars are held at various locations around the state in conjunction with our crowdfunding partners. 

Localstake NC enables startups and existing businesses to conduct a cost effective and professional debt or equity securities offering and get funding from new sources: their community, customers, partners, and supporters.

This seminar will help both entrepreneurs and investors understand these new funding options and how to make use of them.

Investment crowdfunding has been growing significantly around the nation, with billions of dollars raised across many different platforms. Now it’s our turn North Carolina! It’s time to start investment crowdfunding our most promising North Carolina startups and existing businesses to help grow the economy, create jobs, and enable new products and services in communities all over our state.

Localstake NC is the first investment crowdfunding platform exclusively serving North Carolina. Startups and existing businesses ranging from technology startups to retail shops and restaurants can use the platform to raise money using a variety of both private and public equity and debt offerings including priced equity rounds, convertible notes, SAFEs, revenue share loans, and promissory note loans. Localstake NC supports various securities law exemptions, including 506(b) and 506(c), Regulation Crowdfunding, and the new NC PACES Act investment crowdfunding law, which provides a great new innovative option for raising money from all North Carolina residents.

CrowdfundNC is leading the effort to bring investment crowdfunding to North Carolina. Brinda Ramaiya and/or Will McGuire will discuss the current state of the industry, how investment crowdfunding works, and answer your questions about how it might apply to your situation as an entrepreneur or investor.

 

Agenda (start times vary, typical lunch and learn schedule shown):

11:45am Arrival, food and drinks will be served.

12:00pm Introduction by sponsoring partner

12:10pm Presentation

  • Investment crowdfunding overview
  • How to raise money on Localstake NC
  • What entrepreneurs need to know
  • What investors need to know

12:50pm Q and A

1:00pm Networking time

1:30pm End

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Past Events:

(Wilmington) Tues Feb 18 4-6pm

A Dozen excellent insights how to scale your startup

A clever recreation of one of the best entrepreneur education sessions seen in 20 years with two high profile entrepreneurs

More Info and Registration

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(Triangle) Thursday  Jan 30 4-6pm

HQ Raleigh@Centennial & NC State Entrepreneurship Start-up Fair

HQ Raleigh and NC State Entrepreneurship will be hosting startups from across the Triangle to provide resources for entrepreneurs, connect local businesses, and connect students with companies looking for new employees and interns.

More Info and Registration

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(Pembroke) Thursday Jan 30 11:30am-1pm

Yes, Anyone In Your Community Can Be Your Business’s Investor

INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING Education Provided

 

Join local entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders at the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub to learn how to prepare your business to raise investment capital from a new source, individuals in your community.  Similar to Kickstarter, but for investments, it’s called Investment Crowdfunding and has been used by thousands of entrepreneurs to raise billions of dollars since 2012.

Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub
202 Main Street
Pembroke, NC 28372

Lunch Provided and the Event is open to the community.

RSVP to Cheryl.Rogers@uncp.edu.

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(Triangle) Thursday Jan 23, 2020 6-8pm

Startup Summit: Kickoff Startup Party

Celebrate the new year meeting and learning from leaders in the Triangle and enjoy a beer from sponsor Fortnight Brewery while leaving with actionable tools to be your best in 2020!

More Info and Tickets

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(Charlotte) Thursday, Jan 23 5:30-8:30

Charlotte Inno on Fire Awards

Annual celebration of the innovators, big and small, people and organizations throughout the QC

More info and register

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(Charlotte) Wednesday Jan 22 8:00am – Thursday Jan 23 Evening

Collective Hustle presents Seed the South

INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING Education Provided

Seed the South is a two-day event for investors and founders to come together and see what’s going on in the business-world around them

More info and register

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(Wilmington) Tuesday, Jan 21 4-6pm

NEW presents Why are these executives OPTIMISTIC about the future of Wilmington NC 

Join investors, entrepreneurs and other ecosystem builders to discuss why Wilmington has so much opportunity for economic growth for ALL.

More info and register

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(Triangle) Tuesday, Jan 21 6:30-8:00pm
Smashing Boxes and UNspecified present UNBoxed Venture Studio

INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING Education Provided

UNBoxed employs a strategy of “Unboxing” – Disrupting boundaries to create focus for success. UNboxing builds the investor ready businesses, pairing teams with a co-lab of individuals with decades of company building experience and exits.

Investments powered by CrowdfundNC Syndication & LocalstakeNC

More info and register

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(Danville, VA) Thursday, Jan 16 8:15-4:30pm

The Launch Place: Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur

Many small businesses need to raise money from investors at some point in their lives. Are you and your business prepared to take this leap? Join investors and companies that have successfully raised capital for a full day of discussion.

More info and register

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(Triangle) Tuesday, Jan 14 7:30am-8:30am

What is the Potential Impact of Investment Crowdfunding?

More than 80% of wealth is generated in the private markets which ~92% of the population had limited access to until 2016.  Now that anyone has this access to invest in their favorite ‘Main Street’ or ‘Wall Street’ business in their backyard, what world is being created?

Rotary Club of the Capital City
North Hills Club

4824 Yadkin Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609

This event is open to the community.  No registration required.
 
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(Wilmington) Thursday Jan 9 4-7pm

Entrepreneurship from the Trenches
Truths | Myths | Perspectives


Ironclad Brewery

115 N 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401

This event is open to the community.  No registration required.
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Friday, December 20, 8:30-10:00am

Creative Mornings
Talk with Maggie Kane, Executive Director of A Place at the Table

Transfer Co. Food Hall

500 E Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

This event is open to the community.
 
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Thursday, December 12 6:00-8:00pm

Founders. Families. Food.

Bring your families…kids included and a dish to share to the inaugural Founders. Families. Food. event.

Loading Dock Raleigh @ Prince Hall
216 E Lenoir Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Sign up for a dish and the event here

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Thursday Nov 21 8:00am to Friday Nov 22 noon
Venture 135 Conference

Barings
300 South Tryon Street
#2500
Charlotte, NC 28202
More info and Register here.

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Wednesday Nov 20 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Mountain Raise: Live Offering Event

Highland Brewing Company Event Space
12 Old Charlotte Hwy Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803

More info on MountainRaise.org

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Tuesday Nov 19, 6:00 to 8:30pm
RAP III (R!oT Accelerator Program) Pitch Night

Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27701
For full details, see here.

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Monday Nov 18, 1:30pm to Tuesday Nov 19, 5:00pm
NC Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit

Hilton Raleigh North Hills
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

More info and Register here.

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Wednesday Nov 6, 8:30am to 1:30pm
ALTRU: The biggest money making opportunity in history

McKimmon Venter
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC 27606

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Wednesday Nov 5, 5:30 to 7:30pm
QC Fintech Class 11 Raleigh Demo Day

The Cannon Room
16 W Martin St
Raleigh, NC 27601

More info and Register here.

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Tuesday Nov 5, 5:30 to 7:30pm
QC Fintech Class 11 Raleigh Demo Day

The Cannon Room
16 W Martin St
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Thursday Oct 22, 2019 12:45p to 5:00p
BCVP Entrepreneurs’ Series: Venture Outlook 2019

Carolina Theatre
309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701

More info and Register here.

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Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
NEW Mystery Startup Theater

Ironclad Brewery
115 North 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

The Event is Open to the Public
More Info and Register Here.

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Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 noon to 2:00pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge (Round 1 of 2)
ECU Campus
New Student Center
501 E 10th Street
Greenville, NC 27858

The Event is Open to the Public.
ECU Student Applicants Register Here.

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Monday Oct 14, 2019 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
R!oT IoT Demo Night

Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

The Event is Open to the Public
More Info and Register Here.

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Thursday Oct 10, 2019 6:00 – 10:00pm
MetLife Techstars Demo Day – Raleigh

Market Hall
214 E. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

This event is open to the public.
More info and More info here.

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Thursday Oct 10, 2019 8:00am – 8:00pm
Startup Summit

Archie K. Davis Conference Center
12 Davis Drive
Triangle, NC 27709

This event is open to the public.
More info and More info here.

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Thursday Oct 3, 2019 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Innovate Raleigh Summit

Union Station
510 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

This event is open to the public.
Registration is closed. More about the event here.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Velocity Creative Accelerator Demo Night

Powered by Center for Creative Economy
Biotech Place
575 N Patterson Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Can startups raise capital in Wilmington or are you fishin…

Ironclad Brewery
115 North 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TiE and R!oT Women’s Pitchfest

RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709

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Friday, September 6, 2019 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Ventures Accelerator Pitch Day

Biotech Place
575 Patterson Ave
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Entrepalooza

Stafford Commons, Talley Student Union
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Big Launch Challenge

RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709

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6:00pm – 8:00pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm – Mixer
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Panel
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Q&A

Investment Crowdfunding Panel/Q&A
Hygee Coworking
1026 Jay St, Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28208

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5:30pm to 7:00pm Wednesday May 15, 2019

  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Networking & Dinner
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm – Presentation and Q&A

Investment Crowdfunding Presentation/Q&A
Flywheel Coworking
450 Design Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

  • Free for Flywheel members
  • $10 for others (Drinks and appetizers included)

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11:30am to 1:00pm Wednesday May 15, 2019

  • 11:30am to noon – Networking
  • noon to 1:00pm – Round Table Discussion

Indeavor Club Lunch – Investment Crowdfunding
Flywheel Coworking
The Hurt Hub@Davidson
210 Delburg St., Davidson, NC 28036

  • Free for Flywheel members
  • $7 for others (lunch included)

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6:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday May 14th, 2019
RIoT XXXVI – IoT and Energy & Cleantech event

Sign Up Here
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28202

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8:30am to 2:00pm Tuesday May 7th, 2019
The Raleigh Office of Economic Development and the Wake Tech Small Business Center host the Raleigh Small Business Connect Event

The event is free, but you should Sign Up Here.
Creative Ways to Finance Your Business Panel will be at 10:30am
Event Facebook page.
Event Location:
NC State McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

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6:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday April 10th, 2019
R!oT Pitch Night
event
Sign Up Here
Marbles Children’s Museum

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9:00am to 5:30pm Thursday March 14th, 2019
Bunker Labs Muster Conference for veteran entrepreneurs
Panel Session: Where’s the Money? at 11:15am
We will discuss the crowdfunding options at the panel session.
More information and tickets and register here.
Metlife GTO
101 Metlife Way, Cary, NC 27513

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12:00pm to 1:15pm Friday March 1st, 2019
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by Wake Tech Community College at Cary Chamber of Commerce
Funding Options for my Small Business – Panel
Includes lunch, Cary Chamber members $10, non-members $20
Please register here:
Cary Chamber of Commerce
307 N Academy St, Cary, NC 27513

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7:30am to 8:45am Tuesday February 26th, 2019
Reverse Pitch Panel – Funding Sources for Your Business
Hosted by CED Tech Conference
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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6:00pm to 8:00pm Monday December 3rd, 2018
Funding Options for Your Small Business Panel
Hosted by Operation Hope
Event complete.

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12:00pm to 1:15pm Friday November 2nd, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by Wake Tech Community College at Cary Chamber of Commerce
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Includes lunch, Cary Chamber members $10, non-members $20
Please register here:
Cary Chamber of Commerce
307 N Academy St, Cary, NC 27513

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11:30pm to 1:00pm Wednesday October 10th, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by Wake Tech Community College at Loading Dock Raleigh
Panel Discussion: Raising Capital for your Small Business
Loading Dock Raleigh
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd #115, Raleigh, NC 27604

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9:30am to 10:30am Friday October 5th, 2018
Crowdfunding Session hosted by NCBIA
9:30am: UNC Charlotte Ventureprise, Charlotte, NC 28223

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11:45am to 1:30pm Friday October 5th, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by The Garage at Packard Place
Register for the Meetup here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Event will be held at:
The Garage at Packard Place
222 S. Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

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12:00pm to 1:30pm Friday September 7th, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by the Launch Chapel Hill
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Launch Chapel Hill
306 West Franklin Street, Suite F, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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12:30pm to 6:00pm Thursday August 16th, 2018
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce BizFest
Breakout Session: Gaining Access to Business Capital.
More information and register here.
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

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11:30am to 1:00pm Thursday August 2nd, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Crowdfunding panel hosted by the FosythTech Community College
More information and register for your free ticket here:
Small Business Roundtable – Crowdfunding
Winston Salem State University Enterprise Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27107

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12:00pm to 1:30pm Wednesday June 13th, 2018
Hosted by the Family Legacy Financial and Cambiare
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Family Legacy Financial Solutions in Centregreen office park
1000 Centregreen Way Suite 190, Cary, NC 27513

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6:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesday June 7th, 2018
Hosted by the Venture Cafe Winston-Salem and ActionCOACH Team Hauser
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Venture Cafe Winston-Salem
Bailey Power Plant @ 486 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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11:45am to 1:30pm Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
Hosted by Wilson Chamber of Commerce
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Wilson Chamber of Commerce (in the Boardroom)
200 Nash Street NE, Wilson, NC 27893

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11:45am to 1:30pm Thursday May 17th, 2018
Hosted by Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Launch Greensboro and ActionCOACH Team Hauser
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Co//ab Co-Working Space
229 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27893

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9:00am to 9:30am Wednesday May 2nd, 2018
Hosted by 1 Million Cups RTP – weekly pitch meeting
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
At the Frontier in Durham.

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5:30pm to 7:00pm Tuesday April 24th, 2018
Hosted by HQ Raleigh and Fallon SV Law
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
HQ Capital Club (The Cannon Room)
16 West Martin Street, 12th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27601

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11:45am to 1:30pm Wednesday April 18th, 2018
Hosted by NC IDEA
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
American Underground @ Main (The Bullpen Room)
201 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

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9:00am to 10:00am Thursday April 19th
Hosted by Triangle Tech Breakfast
Investment Crowdfunding Introduction
RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive , Research Triangle Park, NC
Raleigh, NC 27709

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11:45am to 1:30pm Wednesday April 11th, 2018
Hosted by Loading Dock Raleigh
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Loading Dock Raleigh (The Classroom)
1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 115, Raleigh NC 27604

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5:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday March 7th, 2018
Hosted by Entredot and TriNet
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
The Frontier (Training Classroom)
800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27709

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Noon to 1:00pm Friday March 16th, 2018
Hosted by The Garage at NC State Entrepreneurship Program
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Innovation Hall at NCSU.

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5:30pm to 7:30pm Thursday February 15th, 2018
Hosted by Spectrum and PayChex
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Spectrum Business Training Center
6501 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

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5:00pm to 7:00pm Thursday February 8th, 2018
Hosted by the Venture Cafe Winston-Salem
This is a free event. Details here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Venture Cafe Winston-Salem
Biotech Place 575 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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