Research Triangle, NC – Global Entrepreneurship Week was full of entrepreneurial activity in the Triangle area. On November 15-17, there was a Startup Weekend in Chapel Hill. On Wednesday, November 20, Technology Tank held the Global Entrepreneurship Week – Triangle Luncheon and then on November 22-24 another Startup Weekend was held at Elon University!
Triangle Startup Weekend
On November 15-17, there was a Startup Weekend in Chapel Hill. 86 participants formed 11 teams in this 54 hour event. The winning teams were:
- Let’s Chip In
– A crowd funding platform for life’s big events. A favorite of the judges since they actually had revenue during the weekend.
- Get Back
– “Lines suck. Crowd-source your atmosphere, interactions and rewards at the places you frequent.”
– A predictive analysis program for Cricket.
More information about this event can be found in the Exit Event article “Chapel Hill’s Triangle Startup Weekend Has More Than Good Looks” by Ann Johnson.
Global Entrepreneurship Week – Triangle Luncheon
On Wednesday, November 20 Technology Tank held the Global Entrepreneurship Week – Triangle Luncheon. Over 75 people attended to hear about the 4 Things every Triangle entrepreneur needs to know.
To start the conversation over lunch we had short talks by Jeff Henriod, the Founder of Lets Chip In (the winning team from the preceding weekend’s Triangle Startup Weekend) and Linda Whipker, the President of Wake Robotics.
The program was a Q&A with Mital Patel, a key cog in the Triangle entrepreneurial ecosystem. A lawyer and technologist, Mital has been part of the some of the Triangle’s most interesting projects. The Q&A was conducted by Hal Goodtree, a Tech Tank fellow and the publisher of CaryCitizen.
The luncheon was a success based on our observation of the networking going on, let alone the quality of the speakers – the attendees reluctantly were seated for lunch and then stayed well after the program, deep in conversation and building new connections!
Triad Startup Weekend
On November 22-24, there was a Startup Weekend a 54 hour event held at Elon University. The winning teams were:
– An online client based teaching service.
– “Helping Other People Eat”. A new social company focusing on fighting hunger sustainably.
- Well Dressed
– A digital closet idea.
More information about this event can be found in the News & Record article “Startup competition provides prizes, feedback”
Global Startup Battle
Global Startup Battle is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
200 Cities. Thousands of entrepreneurs. One battle.
The winning teams from the 200 Startup Weekends held over the last 2 weekends are able to compete for fame and fortune. Each team has to submit a 60 second video to be considered for the competition. We will have to wait and see if any of our winning teams makes the cut.
- Tech Tank – Triangle Startup Weekend – Nov 15-17
- Tech Tank – Global Entrepreneurship Week – Triangle Luncheon Nov 20
So these were not the only entrepreneurial events going on this past week. What did I miss?