Partner Events

NC TECH partners with organizations and programs throughout the year, connecting our members to local events and sharing perks such as free or discounted registration. Only NC TECH member companies and their employees can take advantage of discounts associated with our partnerships. Non-members are not eligible.

Have an event you'd like to promote? Contact Rachel Kennedy. When submitting events, include title, date and location, a brief description and a registration link.


TouchPoint Charlotte – Intelligent Process Automation Journey

Friday, August 10th, Microsoft – 8050 Microsoft Way Charlotte, NC 28273

We are in the era of Intelligent Process Automation, but what does that mean for you? It is an amazing opportunity to empower your employees to automate and optimize business processes and time-consuming tasks, freeing them to focus on their best work.

Process automation spans multiple touchpoints between people, technology and business. Join us for an inspiring morning to fuel your process automation journey from planning and strategy, to the tools and technology that can create a more connected and efficient workplace with improved performance.

This is a free event and breakfast will be provided. Learn more about the speakers and sessions here.

Register Here


Back to School Training: Amplify Your Innovation Success

RTI Innovation Advisors invites you to go "back to school" to improve your innovation skills.

We're hosting a one-day training program on August 16 that provides insights into key innovation topics, and is modular to fit your needs.  Attend the whole day, or just those segments that are most attractive to you.

The day's schedule includes:

  • Registration (8-8:30 am) 
  • Understanding how trendspotting, scenarios and forecasting improve innovation success (8:30-10 am)
  • Identifying tools to help manage your innovation/R&D portfolio (10:15-11:30 am) 
  • Turning ideas into products: how market and technology intelligence can improve innovation (12:15-1:45 pm)
  • Using the Business Model Canvas to understand a business' current state and craft strategically relevant alternatives (2-3:30 pm) 
  • Finding the right partners to take your technology or product to market: innovation ecosystems (3:30-5 pm)
  • Networking (5-6 pm)

Coffee, snacks and lunch are included in $50 registration; lunch is from 11:30 am-12:15 pm. 

These programs are led by some of our leading innovation practitioners who have decades of innovation and training experience.

Read more about our "back to school" workshop.

Register for the workshop



September 12-13  

As the premier event for technology entrepreneurs in the Southeast, the CED Tech Conference attracts 800+ attendees including trailblazing entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, and industry visionaries from across the nation to the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina, recently ranked the #1 Best State for Business (Forbes). Now in its 34th year, the two-day event will be held September 12-13, 2018 with a mission to showcase entrepreneurial companies and connect them with partners, investors, and other organizations to accelerate business growth.  

Register Now Save $75 before August 14 

Apply by June 5 to be a Featured Company

Whether you are head down running your company or actively seeking funding, the CED Tech Conference is the can't-miss gathering of NC's vibrant entrepreneurial community.


Springboard Conference at RTI International

October 23 - 24 

RTI Innovation Advisors has partnered with Innovation Research Interchange to host the Springboard Conference at RTI International on October 23-24; the event is the culmination of our seven-month SPRING program (Sourcing PRedictive Insights for New Growth) during which participants focused on the theme "Smart Horizons: Preparing for the Future of Intelligent Systems."

At Springboard, participants will gain an understanding of the current state and emerging trends in intelligent systems, hear from industry thought leaders about how these trends are likely to shape the future, discuss intelligent systems' implications with peers, and investigate how intelligent systems are likely to impact their organizations.  

Conference includes: 

  • interactive report-out from the seven-month SPRING experience
  • Pavilion of the Future: hear about new technologies, and participate in demos and hands-on sessions with technology providers
  • working session designed to help participants work backward from future scenarios to present actions ­
  • facilitated small group discussions 
  • keynotes and immersion talks from thought leaders 

Register by May 31 to receive the early bird discount.  


Cucalorus Connect Conference

November 8-9, 2018
Wilmington, NC

Cucalorus Connect is a technology and entrepreneurship conference held November 8 - 9, 2018 as one of the three main components of the 24th annual Cucalorus Festival held along the banks of the Cape Fear River in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Speakers, workshops, and interactive events look at how technology and the connected digital economy are transforming the way we live, work, and play.

Learn more


CES 2019

January 8 - 11, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

Join other NC Startups exhibiting at CES 2019, January 8-11, 2019. CES is the global event for startups where new partnerships are formed, new acquisitions happen and new ideas are launched and funded. 

Exhibit in the NC Startup Pavilion and get global exposure for your company.

Reserve your booth NOW as exhibit spaces are limited! 

Learn More


#TriangleTuesdays Virtual Career Fair

Each week Wake County Economic Development hosts a virtual career fair on Twitter using the hash tag #TriangleTuesdays as part of their talent initiative, Work in the Triangle

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