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NC TECH will promote member events on this page and in social media.  From time to time, NC TECH will partner with organizations to connect members with local events and share perks such as free or discounted registration.  Are you an NC TECH member with an event to share with fellow members? To submit an event, complete the form at the link below.

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AI Applications within the Defense Industry

April 23, 2024

These roundtables are intended to highlight each host university’s AI work and include strategic AI panelists to dive into a specific portion of the Michael Best NC AI market survey to better understand how NC’s AI ecosystem can serve the defense community. This series provides a comprehensive analysis of AI within the state, while shedding light on defense opportunities and challenges in this evolving sector. 


- Lyle Gravatt, Michael Best 

East Carolina University Presenters:

  • Phil Williams, Defense Alliance of NC
  • Dr. Nic Herndon, College of Engineering & Technology
  • Dr. David Hart, Dept. of Computer Science
  • Dr. Ciprian "Chip" Popoviciu, College of Engineering & Technology
  • Colby Sawyer, Dept. of Technology Systems
  • Tad Sylivant, Advanced Technology and Innovation (ATI) Team Lead
  • Evan DeFilippis, Data Scientist, MrBeast 


Tuesday, April 23, 2024
12:15 - 5:00 p.m. ET 

Main Campus Student Center
501 E. 10th St.
Greenville, NC 27858

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Triangle AI Summit

The Triangle AI Summit

Wednesday, May 15, 3 - 6 PM

We aim to bring together leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to discuss how startups are utilizing AI, learn about investors’ AI strategies in their portfolios, and how local government and startups can work together and harness AI to innovate communities, create the jobs of the new economy and deliver value to our customers and residents. 

Another objective is to share with our Government Leaders on policies and approaches we need to be thinking about as we continue to witness the rapid acceleration of AI Innovation.

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GAAD: Raleigh

Thursday, May 16

Join us on Global Accessibility Awareness Day for the 2nd annual GAAD: Raleigh, presented by Ablr and the Triangle accessibility community!
Discover how Raleigh and the Triangle are becoming the leader in accessibility and disability inclusion in the nation! This annual event shines a spotlight on the Triangle’s growing accessibility community, and how it is making an impact on business, education, and DEI efforts. Be inspired as we educate and highlight how everyone can make an impact in fostering a more inclusive community for all. Don't miss this opportunity to join the accessibility movement!

We are honored to organize this event in collaboration with our friends from Pendo, GitHub, Microsoft, SAS, Lenovo, and more!

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Fintech + Insurtech Generations

June 12, 2024

Generations is designed for a wide range of stakeholders interested in building a more sustainable and equitable future through intergenerational collaboration and innovation. This includes policymakers, business leaders, startup founders, investors, and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, focused on the Fintech and Insurtech sectors. 

Whether you are a young changemaker looking to make a difference in your community, a seasoned executive seeking to stay ahead of the curve, an impact investor interested in supporting solutions to pressing global challenges, or an ESO, this conference will provide valuable insights, connections, and opportunities for collaboration.


The Dubois Center
UNC Charlotte Center City,
320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Attendees can expect a rich and engaging two-day experience that combines thought-provoking keynote discussions, hands-on workshops and roundtables, and ample opportunities for networking. 

Throughout the conference, attendees will hear from leading experts, innovators, and changemakers, who will share their insights and perspectives on pressing global challenges and emerging solutions. 

In addition to the formal programming, attendees will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with fellow attendees, explore the conference venue, and attend a special 10-year anniversary reception to celebrate the conference's impact and progress over the past decade.

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November 19, 2024

Venture135 is a premier venture capital conference focusing on generating quality deal flow and innovation across the fintech and insurtech verticals. There is a limited number of tickets and a short supply of general admission options available. This event is highly-strategic with limited capacity, focusing on personlized invites to the industry's top VCs, Investors, Growth Funds, Corporate Venture Teams and Corporate Innovation Teams.

Charlotte, NC

We spotlight 50+ fintech and insurtech startups who are currently raising their Seed, Series A or Series B round of funding. Founders from around the globe present on stage with no fees to the Founder. Additionally, we take a heightening focus on Traditionally Underrepresented Founders at the Seed Stage in an effort to help startups at this early stage gain access to the resources and momentum they need to propel them to the next phase of their business, and effectively address the significant diversity gap that is so prevalent in later-stage startups.

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For information about Partner Events, reach out to Rachel Kennedy.