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.

Submit Your Event

Are you an NC TECH member who has an event to share with our members? Click below and submit the Partner's Event form below. Questions? Contact Rachel Kennedy.



Airport Innovation: Transforming Travel and Navigating Risk

Friday, Feb 21

201 South Tryon St. Suite 1500
Charlotte, NC 28202

Today we are in the fourth industrial revolution and no organization is immune to the change – including the travel industry. As the traveling population continues to grow, the pace of technology change increases, and consumers expect personalized and relevant experiences.

Paul Puopolo, Executive Vice President of Innovation at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport, will provide an overview of DFW’s newly created innovation program. He'll highlight the program's purpose, approach, and focus while sharing unique challenges of working in the airport sector.

DFW has set a course to transform travel as the world moves from a transactional era of travel to an experiential one. The airport welcomes more than 73 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 193 domestic and 67 international nonstop destinations worldwide. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. In 2019, DFW Airport earned the prestigious Airport of the Year award from Air Transport World.


Creative Funding for Startups & Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, February 25
217 Brew Works, Wilson, NC

Let's assume you've already been turned down for a small business loan & you don't qualify for a grant. Now the question is: "How can my startup get the financing it needs to launch successfully?"

Join us to get ideas from Jim Roberts, Founder of Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs and Mark Wdowik, President & CEO of East Carolina Angels.

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Courageous Conversation series in partnership with NCSU

Thursday, Feb 27

Change starts by having a courageous conversation. Join us at our next session of our Courageous Conversation series on Feb. 27 where you will learn about the challenges surrounding bias in our growing usage of artificial intelligence.  Human implicit bias is well documented. For decades, the business community has made it a priority to reduce the negative effects of bias. Artificial intelligence is not immune.

Participants will learn how bias reveals itself in artificial intelligence and how it affects our decision-making process. In addition, we will discuss strategies that businesses are implementing to reduce bias and deploy artificial intelligence systems that will avoid discrimination in decisions and behaviors.

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Zendesk Relate20

Tuesday, March 3 - Thursday, March 5
Miami, FL

Join us at Relate from March 3-5 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Relate is the annual Zendesk global user conference, bringing everyone who cares deeply about customer experience together for talks, the latest innovations, thought leadership, and hands-on training. From executives to developers and customer support agents, you’ll go home inspired, educated, and connected.

Register with promo code for 50% off: NCTA50

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SecureWorld Charlotte

March 4th + 5th
Charlotte Convention Center - Now a TWO-DAY Conference!

Join us again this year for the annual SecureWorld Cybersecurity Conference, now a two-day event!  Earn 12-16 CPE credits and hear from incredible keynotes and panelists on a wide range of cybersecurity topics.

NC TECH members receive discounted registration!


$150 off SecureWorld PLUS


$100 off Conference Pass


$50 off Open Sessions Pass

 Agenda details and registration here

Venture Connect 2020 Summit

March 17-19, 2020 | Raleigh Convention Center

Redefining the traditional conference, Venture Connect, is a new three-day experience. Recognizing the innovation potential across the Tech & Life Science communities, we are focused on creating an environment that supports stronger connections, valuable programming, and learning for all.

Unrivaled Content - Nonstop programming and workshops over three days packed full of both technology-rich and life science-focused content that will equip you with the knowledge you're looking for to take your venture to the next level.

Calculated Collision - Be part of the largest gathering of innovative tech and life science companies under one roof in this region. This powerhouse event showcases the strength of our growing ecosystem and you don't want to miss out on the opportunities that await.

High-Profile Speakers - A three-day agenda loaded with some of the nation's top talent in the tech and life science industries on topics you want to explore. Past speakers have included: John Doerr, Jim Goetz, Clayton Christensen, and John Carreyrou.

Company Visibility - Venture Connect offers companies the unique opportunity to present their scaling plans to investors and potential partners over three days. Join with over 125 companies live on-stage as they present their company goals to gain visibility and potential backing.

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#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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