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Events at 79° West
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on January 27, 2023 at 9:30 am
One event on February 2, 2023 at 5:00 pm
One event on February 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm
One event on February 22, 2023 at 4:00 pm
One event on March 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm
One event on March 22, 2023 at 4:00 pm
One event on March 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One event on February 16, 2023 at 5:00 pm
79° West offers innovative programming, interactive events, and office hours to support your business. Meet with professors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and expert practitioners and gain industry insights, develop new skills, and build your professional network.
Fri, Jan 27, 9:30am-11am Business Plan Basics For All With SBTDC
Review the basics of a business plan with Neal McTighe, director of the Small Business Technology Development Association, during a free workshop at 79° West. SBTDC provides in-depth management counseling and education services designed to help business owners make better decisions in achieving their business goals. Managing a business means making serious and difficult decisions, but you don’t have to do it alone. SBTDC’s management counselors provide one-on-one assistance to help you:
- Review, confirm and enhance your current plans.
- Discover and evaluate new opportunities.
- Develop new ideas.
Unlike consultants who work for businesses, SBTDC counselors are experienced and knowledgeable advisors that work with businesses. They provide information, guidance and feedback to entrepreneurs. Basic counseling services come without charge. Join SBTDC and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Innovate Carolina for this casual coffee session to meet SBTDC counselors, learn the basics of a business plan, and get your specific questions answered.
Thu, Feb 2, 5pm-7pm Branding Your Company with G1 Productions and Innovate Carolina
Don’t miss this free workshop with Ahmod Goins of G1 Productions and UNC Office of Innovate Carolina. Details TBD.
Wed, Feb 15, 4pm-5:30pm Investor Panel and Networking Event
Talk investment strategies and deal structures on National Innovation Day. Join UNC-Chapel Hill’s Innovate Carolina team and experienced entrepreneur and angel investor Jan Davis for a free, exciting night focused on investing. Learn what today’s active investors are looking for and receive practical and valuable insight on raising early-stage capital. As vice chair of Triangle Angel Partners and a member of Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Board of Advisors, Jan Davis has more than 25 years of experience leading growth and transformation with a focus on commercializing innovative technologies. She has extensive expertise in strategy, marketing and social media, and human capital management.
Thu, Feb 16, 5pm-6:30pm 10 Cheap Stem Projects You Can Do At Home
Every STEM career starts with positive experiences. You can give your children, grandchildren, and the neighborhood kids a fun time while secretly teaching STEM concepts using cheap, easily found materials. Innovate Chatham and the Chatham Tech Talk collection will be demonstrating some of these projects and describing the guidelines to make the most of this type of exploratory playtime. If you have a STEM project you and your kids enjoyed, feel free to bring it along and show it off. There will be free pizza.
Wed, Feb 22, 4pm-6pm Nonprofit Networking Night
Calling all nonprofits in Chatham County – 79° West is celebrating you! Join them for food, drinks and camaraderie. Meet your neighboring nonprofits and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Innovate Carolina team.
Fri, Mar 3, 12pm-1:30pm How to Understand Your Market and Crush the Competition
Do you know what your customers really want? Do you understand your competitors? Understanding the market includes both your customers and competitors—and it’s essential for starting a successful business. Join UNC-Chapel Hill’s Innovate Carolina team to learn about key areas of market research based on your business needs and methods for data collection. Market research experts Patrick Kastian and Cindy Reifsnider will lead on a workshop on how to determine the appropriate market research data sources and analyze the results to craft a compelling business or growth plan. Companies at any stage are welcome to join this free workshop.
Thu, Mar 9, 5pm-6:30pm Fireside Chat With Lee-More Capital Company President Kirk Bradley
Sit down for a chat with Kirk Bradley, the Chairman, President, and CEO of Lee Moore Capital Company at 79°West to hear about his vision, values and genuine passion for helping the Research Triangle community.
Wed, Mar 22, 4pm-6pm Small Business Resource Fair
There’s no shortage of support for startups and small businesses in the Triangle region. Join Innovate Carolina at 79°West, where they’ll host an event to highlight mentors, resources and programs that you should know about.
Fri, Mar 31, 12pm-2pm Building a Strategic Rhythm for Your Business
Strategy helps your organization steer toward your vision. It’s less about a beautifully laid out strategic plan, and more about the way you organize your company day-to-day. In this two-hour workshop, explore ways to ensure that you have time to work on your business. You’ll leave with a personalized workflow and operating norms that work best for what you need now.