Southeast Venture Conference:
Southeast Venture Conference will feature market relevant investor and executive panels, exclusive networking opportunities, featured speakers and dozens of the region’s top private technology firms presenting to a national audience of venture capitalists, investment bankers and private equity investors. Wednesday and Thursday at Ritz Carlton, 201 E. Trade St. Details: http://seventure.org.
Matthews Chamber Business Networking Luncheon:
Matthews Chamber will host a networking event with John Muth, deputy directory of Charlotte Area Transit System, and food by sponsors Hops Grill & Brewery. Cost: $15. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Details: 704-847-3649; www.matthewschamber.org.
Graduate Roundtable Information Sessions:
Learn how Northeastern programs align with your professional career and personal life. Meet one-on-one with faculty members and learn about graduate education. Noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at Northeastern University Charlotte, 101 N. Tryon St., 11th floor. Details: www.northeastern.edu/charlotte.
Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Mixer:
Join Charlotte Chamber for networking with young professionals, drink specials and complimentary appetizers. Open to 21-to 39-year-old young professionals throughout the Charlotte area. 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, 920 Hamilton St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Business Plan Basics:
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar will provide a general overview of the components of a typical business plan. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Reference: #SBX 7805, Section 503. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Residential Real Estate Trends in University City:
The Charlotte Chamber University Chapter Luncheon will include an in-depth presentation detailing the residential real estate market trends in the University City area. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Mint Hill Business Expo:
Mint Hill area businesses will display products and services at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce’s first Mint Hill Business Expo. 4-7 p.m. at Blair Road United Methodist Church, 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. Free. Details: 704-573-8282.
Business After Hours – Matthews:
Matthews Chamber hosts networking, food and fun at one of Matthews’ newest event venues. 5-7 p.m. at Savour, 1031 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.org.
Business After Hours – York:
Join York County Chamber for networking. 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at Agape Senior Assisted Living, 1785 Lexington Commons Drive, Rock Hill. Details: www.yorkcountychamber.com.
Responding to RFP’s, RFQ’s, and ITB’s:
Get an insider’s look at what it takes to win a significant contract. Discover how to respond to Requests for Proposals and other potential opportunities. Find out how to successfully compete in the bidding process. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7833, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Speed Networking – Lake Norman:
Jay Neal of HF Financial hosts a monthly speed networking event the third Friday of every month. 8-9 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Entrepreneurial Capital - Strategies for Success for Women and Under-Represented Minorities:
The UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office will co-host a conference to educate female and minority faculty and students and interested community members about how they can translate their intellectual capital into entrepreneurial capital in innovative ways, in addition to providing information regarding the commercialization of technology. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Uptown Campus, 320 E. Ninth St. Details: advance.uncc.edu.
Small Business Council Seminar:
SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond and Shannone Wiley, deputy legal counsel, will present Choosing the Best Business Entity Structure, as part of the Whitton Best Practices Speaker Series. Free. 2-5 p.m. at Whitton Auditorium, Vivian M Carroll Hall, Winthrop University, College of Business Administration, Rock Hill. Register: 803-323-2504; www.eventbrite.com/event/5397197162/eorg.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:
SCORE presents an introductory workshop focusing on the basics of testing a business idea and identifying key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Cost: $25. 6-9 p.m. at Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Details: http://charlotte.score.org/events.
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