Global Entrepreneurship Week Charlotte 2021 Global Entrepreneurship Week Charlotte 2021


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Launch & Learn

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Our bi-monthly launch and learn series gives aspiring entrepreneurs across North Carolina the opportunity to obtain the final "idea vetting" information before launching their startup. 

In this session you will learn:

  • 5 starting steps for new business owners
  • The 3 key financial statements
  • What to expect from your bookkeeper and/or CPA
STEM & Entrepreneurship Panel

There’s no denying that STEM is in high demand, and rightfully so. The more we prepare our students for careers in this high-growth field, the better equipped they will be in the future. In a future increasingly focused on the gig economy, STEM education and entrepreneurship will be more closely linked than ever before – these skills will be applicable in more than just traditional, ‘stable’ jobs.In fact, entrepreneurship skills and STEM education go hand-in-hand. The competencies required to succeed in STEM–creativity, problem-solving, foresight, adaptability–are equally suited for success as an entrepreneur. 

At the heart of every great entrepreneurial venture is the desire to solve a problem. Join us as we discuss the power of STEM in entrepreneurship and business and how each panelist has integrated STEM skills and concepts and they have built their business and served the community. 

**Register directly on their website

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Early-Career Startup Advice (Virtual)

Are you a college student or recent college grad who’s interested in pursuing a career in entrepreneurship, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Join Venture For America and three current Fellows and Fellow Alumni as we discuss what it takes to thrive as an early-career startup professional. During this panel discussion, we will also talk about the Venture For America Fellowship* and why it might be the right fit for you. 

*Venture For America is a two-year Fellowship program that gives recent college graduates firsthand startup experiences and empowers them to become future entrepreneurs and startup leaders.

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Intro to the Startup Community + Resource Fair
Juan Garzón
Innovate Charlotte

Whether you’re new to town or just new to the startup scene, this free event is an orientation to the entrepreneurial community in Charlotte. Come learn about the mentoring, funding, coworking and educational opportunities available to you as a founder. We've put together a comprehensive guide full of resources Charlotte startups use to stay connected, advice to help you get started, and events you can attend to find your people. We'll give you the scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, investors, incubators, programs,  and help you choose which organizations you should partner with to scale your business. This event is ideal for entrepreneurs with ideas that are looking to scale and achieve high-growth potential. It's not intended for consultants and service providers. Registration link coming soon.

Charlotte Angel Fund Virtual Meeting

We are a large group of experienced, committed investors in early stage companies in a wide range of industries. Charlotte Angel Fund (CAF) is one of North Carolina’s most active angel investor groups and represents Charlotte's largest source of capital for high aspiration startups. 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Get Started Workshop
Candice Kelly
Innovate Charlotte

Do you have an idea for a startup but aren't sure how to turn that idea into a viable business? This three-hour workshop is your crash course into the world of entrepreneurship. You'll learn how to refine your idea, choose a business model and get your first few customers!