Global Entrepreneurship Week Charlotte 2021 Global Entrepreneurship Week Charlotte 2021

In-person

Monday, November 8, 2021

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Ignite Grant Pitch Competition

Innovate Charlotte's Ignite Grant finalists will pitch at Innovate Charlotte's Ignite Grant Pitch Competition in order to receive one of four $5,000 grants funded by Jabian Consulting.

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Founders & Funders Happy Hour

This free event is open to all entrepreneurs and investors in the greater Charlotte area to come and network with each other over a drink or two! Stop by for a bit and say hello, or spend the event connecting with founders and funders in the Charlotte startup community!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Free Coworking Day

Premier coworking spaces are joining us for Free Coworking Day, where anyone taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week can go to try out the space for the day from 9am-5pm. Tabbris, Spaces (Trade/Tryon & Southend), Nexus Co-Work & Event Space, Advent, Cabarrus Center, & Expansive will be opening up their spaces to you for the full workday. So grab your laptop and try out a new work environment and experience the perks and comfort of a shared office!

*Please register with each coworking space you plan to attend by clicking the link below https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gew2021-global-entrepreneurship-week-charlotte-2021-free-coworking-day-tickets-192521576217?ref=estw 

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EO Presents: “From $0 to $1M+. What it Takes.”

Join our panel discussion with successful Charlotte entrepreneurs from EO, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, to hear their stories of building thriving businesses across multiple industries. What does it take to get to $1,000,000 revenue? What are the most significant lessons? What is their advice to budding entrepreneurs?

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Growth in a Pandemic

The past year-and-a-half has been an unprecedented experience for most of us. For those trying to grow a company in the midst of a pandemic, it's been an absolute rollercoaster. For some entrepreneurs, despite all the obstacles, they've managed to navigate the unforeseen ups and downs and come out ahead. We’re bringing together several of Charlotte’s hottest companies and their founders to talk about their experiences creating a growth trajectory for their businesses during a pandemic. Come listen and learn as they share strategies and tactics that have helped them grow. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Nutritional Lunch & Learn

Gather your co-workers for this interactive seminar where Michelle Norris, Director of Corporate Wellness at SweatNet will teach you how to maintain a balanced lifestyle while handling a busy work schedule! This presentation will guide you on how to make nutritious choices at home and in the workplace to promote a healthy and balanced life.

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Marketing + Sales Startup Masterclass

Become a badass at sales + marketing to attract clients and investors

Come get direct access to a LIVE panel of experts in PR, digital marketing, and sales… and get your burning business-building questions answered! Enjoy  while leveling up your marketing + sales game.

 

If you’re asking questions like these, this interactive discussion is for you:

  1. There are SO many marketing channels out there: PR, advertising, digital ads, email marketing, a million social media platforms, podcasts…where should a new (or fast-growing) business focus?

  2. I feel like I’m doing all the right things, but my audience isn’t converting into customers. What gives?

  3. How do I stand out in a saturated market?

  4. What are the biggest marketing + sales pitfalls…and how do I avoid them?

  5. I’m struggling to get meetings with my target clients. How do I break in?

  6. What’s the difference between marketing and sales…and do I need both?

  7. What are some truly creative, out-of-the-box marketing and sales ideas?

  8. What if I need to pivot…how do I handle that from a brand + marketing perspective?

  9. What’s the #1 fastest way to increase revenue?


Come ready with YOUR questions: This event will be a 30-minute facilitated panel and 30-minutes of LIVE Q&A. You’ll leave with targeted, personalized marketing + sales advice that you can implement immediately in your business!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Idea to Launch: Innovation Workshop for Girls

Join us for a morning of innovation, creativity, and design. Girls will engage in the ideation process by brainstorming, designing, and building a solution to a problem. Girls will learn from industry experts the concepts of taking an idea to a prototype to pitch and will have the opportunity to share their ideas with a panel of professionals. Lunch will be included!

*Please register on the event page here.

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Flywheel Café

Come celebrate our growing community of entrepreneurs and coworkers at the Cabarrus Center. Sponsored by Cabarrus Brewing, we will be serving beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres. This is a regular event to connect, learn and grow the second Thursday of each month.

During this month's Fireside Chat, we will introduce you to the 15 participants in our Retail Lab program, who have completed our application-based, 6-week immersive boot camp that's focused on addressing the complexities of starting and operating their businesses. You will get to learn about their businesses and hear pitches from the participants who are working to secure a spot in our pop-up retail space at the Cabarrus Center.

Agenda:

5:00-5:45 Music, food, drink and networking

5:45-6:30 Fireside Chat with the participants in our Retail Lab program

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Rocket Pitch: Moon Shot Edition

In order to be the founder of a unicorn startup, you’ve got to have a really great idea first. Something that solves a problem. Something that makes people say “how has no one thought of that yet?”. Something that gets our attention.


Last year during the pandemic, we hosted Rocket Pitch, a pitch competition that awarded a Tabbris coworking membership to an innovative startup in Charlotte (shout out to last year’s winner Jessica Kelly and Thr3efold, a software-as-a-service platform that helps fashion brands find ethical factories). This year, we wanted to reach one step backwards to the ideation phase - where all great startups gain traction and where entrepreneurs need the most support and constructive criticism. 


We’re inviting entrepreneurs, founders, community members, random Joes, and even you to Rocket Pitch: The Moon-Shot Series. Specially tailored to “too early” ideas that don’t have a pitch deck prepared or might not even have a second team member yet. No idea is too small if it solves a problem in our society. Because let’s be honest, we need a little bit more of that coming out of this past year. 


Think you’ve got what it takes? 


Oh, did we mention the prize is a full-year membership at Tabbris’s innovation center in South End? Might want to run through your elevator pitch so you can prepare for the chance to make your startup dreams a reality.

Friday, November 12, 2021

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Network & Ping Pong

All the best startups knock off early to play ping pong and network with coworkers. Come join the hustlers at Tabbris with a ping pong tournament and blow off some steam playing video games - provided by our friends with the Charlotte Gaymers! 

We’ll bring the refreshments, you bring your company t-shirt and your favorite hoodie, fancy sneakers, or whatever cool founders are wearing these days.