/Events

Dec
5
Wed
One Million Cups @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 215
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups Charlotte is a vibrant community that meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month to improve their companies, increase visibility and gain feedback.

About 1 Million Cups

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we’re here to fulfill that mission.

Dec
6
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, The Basics @ Packard Place
Dec 6 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop #1

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

FREE Workshop

Session 1: Start-Up Basics

This Business Start-Up Basics workshop introduces and focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Start-Up Basics Workshop provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Session 1, you learn about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

Starting Your Business Workshop is sponsored by Charlotte SCORE and taught by experienced SCORE Mentors at no cost to you. Charlotte SCORE is a SBA partner.

https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

Dec
12
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

PitchBreakfast is a catalyst within the entrepreneurial community, a safe place where entrepreneurs go to connect, learn and grow.

SCHEDULE

8:00 AM Networking + Breakfast
8:15 AM Pitches
9:15 AM Networking

PitchBreakfast is the second Wednesday of every month at Packard Place, 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), Charlotte, NC 28202.

2 to 4 companies have 5 minutes (with slides) to present their ideas followed by 10 minutes of feedback from our expert panelists and then a Q+A with the audience.

Once a quarter, we host IDEA Pitch, for the select pitchsters from PitchBreakfast. 2 to 4 companies have 2 minutes (no slides) to present their ideas followed by 15 minutes of feedback from IDEA Fund Partners.

Breakfast and coffee is provided, courtesy of our sponsors.

PARKING

Packard Place is located at 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), just 3 blocks from the Lynx Blue Line 3rd Street/Convention Center stop.

Parking is available on the street around Packard Place and at many affordable parking decks shown on the map.

Dec
13
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, The Basics @ SBA - Small Business Administration
Dec 13 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop #1

Is Starting a Business Right for You

 Session 1: Start-Up Basics

Starting Your Business: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Start-Up Basics Workshop provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Start-Up Basics, is sponsored by SCORE Charlotte, a nonprofit organization and partner of the SBA. SCORE consists of all volunteers, both active and retired, who are experienced business owners and executives.

This Introductory Workshop is free.

To register, go to https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

 

Jan
9
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

PitchBreakfast is a catalyst within the entrepreneurial community, a safe place where entrepreneurs go to connect, learn and grow.

SCHEDULE

8:00 AM Networking + Breakfast
8:15 AM Pitches
9:15 AM Networking

PitchBreakfast is the second Wednesday of every month at Packard Place, 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), Charlotte, NC 28202.

2 to 4 companies have 5 minutes (with slides) to present their ideas followed by 10 minutes of feedback from our expert panelists and then a Q+A with the audience.

Once a quarter, we host IDEA Pitch, for the select pitchsters from PitchBreakfast. 2 to 4 companies have 2 minutes (no slides) to present their ideas followed by 15 minutes of feedback from IDEA Fund Partners.

Breakfast and coffee is provided, courtesy of our sponsors.

PARKING

Packard Place is located at 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), just 3 blocks from the Lynx Blue Line 3rd Street/Convention Center stop.

Parking is available on the street around Packard Place and at many affordable parking decks shown on the map.

Jan
10
Thu
Small Business Resources @ Online
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

If you are just getting started or an early stage business owner this is your opportunity to learn about all the resources and nonprofit organizations that can assist you on your entrepreneurial journey. You’ll gain perspective on which resources to access at what time and also find out about services to help you manage and grow your business.

Speaker(s): Briles Johnson

Online WebEx registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training session

Meeting number 644 965 235

Meeting password: sbcn2019

Pre-registration is required

Jan
15
Tue
How to Start a Business @ CPCC Small Business Center
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration is required

 

 

Jan
22
Tue
Customer Discovery @ CPCC Small Business Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Speaker(s): Gayle Ireland

Pre-Registration is Required

 

Fee: No Cost

Jan
24
Thu
Working the Business Model Canvas @ CPCC SMall Business Center
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-Registration is required

Jan
31
Thu
Building an MVP @ CPCC Hall Building 3rd floor Room 310
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

So you want to launch something cool, but you need money to do it, but you won’t have money until you launch something cool. Learn how to create an MVP, Minimal Viable Product. This proven process will enable you to make the least investment to test your business model and get a product in the hands of the customer.

Speaker(s): Renee Hode and Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required.