TRIANGLE
INNOVATION
WEEK

OCT 20 – NOV 5, 2021
RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC

A WEEK OF CELEBRATING INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE TRIANGLE

Founded in Raleigh-Durham, NC by a joint vision between Innovate Raleigh and Paradigm | Venture Studio. A vision to unite our region in celebration of the people, purpose, and practice of making meaningful innovation and entrepreneurship happen here every day. We're bringing together key stakeholders--entrepreneurs, investors, and support organizations--within our ecosystem.
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SCHEDULE

THURS, OCT 3
8:00 – 18:00
Union Station
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Hosted by Innovate Raleigh Test
test Now in its eighth year, the Innovate Raleigh Summit convenes a diverse group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and engaged citizens from across our region for a conversation about the most important elements that will contribute to our community’s success. This year, we will take a close look at how global trends like climate change, population growth, the urban-rural divide, and AI will impact our region over the next 30 years. We will explore topics like the future of entrepreneurship, equitable economic development,  transportation, and sustainable development. These are areas in which strong, forward-thinking leadership and innovative thinking are paramount to our community’s success. The Summit will serve as a catalyst for ideas for our innovation community and will connect to the work of our partners in government, academia, and in the private sector.
THURS, OCT 3
8:00 – 18:00
Union Station
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Hosted by Innovate Raleigh Test
test Now in its eighth year, the Innovate Raleigh Summit convenes a diverse group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and engaged citizens from across our region for a conversation about the most important elements that will contribute to our community’s success. This year, we will take a close look at how global trends like climate change, population growth, the urban-rural divide, and AI will impact our region over the next 30 years. We will explore topics like the future of entrepreneurship, equitable economic development,  transportation, and sustainable development. These are areas in which strong, forward-thinking leadership and innovative thinking are paramount to our community’s success. The Summit will serve as a catalyst for ideas for our innovation community and will connect to the work of our partners in government, academia, and in the private sector.
THURS, OCT 3
8:00 – 18:00
Union Station
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Hosted by Innovate Raleigh Test
test Now in its eighth year, the Innovate Raleigh Summit convenes a diverse group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and engaged citizens from across our region for a conversation about the most important elements that will contribute to our community’s success. This year, we will take a close look at how global trends like climate change, population growth, the urban-rural divide, and AI will impact our region over the next 30 years. We will explore topics like the future of entrepreneurship, equitable economic development,  transportation, and sustainable development. These are areas in which strong, forward-thinking leadership and innovative thinking are paramount to our community’s success. The Summit will serve as a catalyst for ideas for our innovation community and will connect to the work of our partners in government, academia, and in the private sector.
WED, OCT 20
3:00p – 5:00p
Union Station 510 West Martin Street · Raleigh, NC
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You're an innovative product or tech brand that dares to be different, dares to shape the human experience, & dares to reimagine our future.

SHIFT exists to celebrate, connect, & inspire others like you to learn, launch, & grow together! Join us as we bring together fellow entrepreneurs, business owners, and innovative minds during our co-working & networking pop-up!
FRI, OCT 22
5:00p – 7:00p
Junction West 310 South West Street Suite 110 · Raleigh, NC
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Hosted by Paradigm
You're invited to join us for an amazing happy hour event with fellow business owners/founders and investors! Outdoor seating, great company, and an amazing location right across the street from Union Station!
MON, OCT 25
4:00p
Raleigh Founded Warehouse - 310 S Harrington St.
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Hosted by Raleigh Founded
Enjoy drinks and snacks as we brainstorm the Triangle's innovation ecosystem! Triangle Innovation Week is a time that our startup and local business community can come together, collaborate, grow our economy and continue making the Triangle one of the best places in the US to work and live.
TUES, OCT 26
4:30p - 6p
Venture X 600 Park Offices Dr Suite 300, Durham, NC 27709
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Hosted by Venture X / Frontier
Venture X and The Frontier wants you to come out and experience our community! We have co-working, executive private offices for 1 to 100 employees, conference rooms, and an event space!

Come by and work for the day for free, or stop in for our networking event (wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres) OR BOTH!
THURS, October 28th
4:00p – 7:00p
Loading Dock 3915 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
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Hosted by Loading Dock
We are excited to show off our newest campus, Beryl Road! This location offers co-working, two to eight person private offices, conference rooms, an event space, as well as co-warehousing facility for inventory management, kitting, fulfilling, shipping, and receiving!

Stop by and enjoy food, drinks, live music, and a great community of people!
THURS, October 28th
4:00p - 7:30p
American Tobacco Campus, 300 Blackwell Street, Durham
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The Raleigh-Durham Startup Week team, and our friends at Digital Turbine are inviting you to join us on October 28th for a happy hour filled with quality networking, hoppy drinks, yummy treats, and a ton of exciting announcements. Including major updates and details about the first official Startup Week scheduled for spring 2022!
FRI, October 29th
1:00p - 7:00p
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Our theme this year is “Then. Now. Next,” with many exciting speakers lined up! We’ll hear from Innovate Raleigh founders Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin and Dr. Terri Lomax, and enjoy keynote addresses from Johnny Hackett Jr., CEO of The Black Dollar Corp and Mitchell Silver, principal, vice president of Urban Planning of McAdams. Grab your tickets soon and join us to celebrate a decade on Innovation!
FRI, OCT 29
13:00 – 18:00
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Hosted by Innovate Raleigh

FRI, NOV 5
4:00p - 6:00p
Raleigh Founded Warehouse (E-Clinic) - 310 S. Harrington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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SHIFT is the world’s first community-led startup accelerator, community, and newsletter for founders, investors, and experts with monthly events, pitch nights, coworking, masterclasses, showcases, and more to support you and your growth!

Sign up for the SHIFT directory, newsletter, updates, and resources at www.daretoshift.com
FRI, NOV 5
6:00p - 9:00p
Raleigh Founded Warehouse - 310 S. Harrington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
TICKETS
Hosted by Raleigh Founded
Come take a walk through our space to find unique gifts, enjoy wine and beer from local vendors, and sample delicious pastries! We'll even have a mural artist in the space creating live art. This is a great opportunity to support local businesses and connect with the Raleigh community.

We can't wait to see you there!
THURS, OCT 10
8:00 – 19:00
RTP Conference Center
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THURS, OCT 10
18:00 – 22:00
Market Hall
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FRI, OCT 11 –
SAT, OCT 12
10:00 – 17:00
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OUR PARTNERS

Innovate Raleigh is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization committed to making our region a top center for innovation and entrepreneurship. Our main focus is to connect entrepreneurs to three core elements to fuel their growth--funding, talent, and opportunities with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, fostering entrepreneurship within our underserved communities, while connecting to the broader entrepreneurial communities in neighboring cities.

www.innovateraleigh.com
Paradigm is a Venture Studio committed to helping founders and investors move their businesses forward and grow by developing products, brands, and marketing that inspire and transform industries. We've built our 10+ figure portfolio serving startups like Morning Brew, institutions like Duke University, and enterprises like Coca-Cola with innovation consulting and strategic design. Our work has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, the TODAY Show, and more.

www.paradigm.cx
Raleigh Founded provides flexible workspace and office suites for entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators. Our Mission is to foster inclusive communities of entrepreneurs who create lasting economic and social impact. Our options are perfect for freelancers, solo-preneurs, remote workers and growing teams who need flexible work space.

www.raleighfounded.com
SHIFT is a community-led growth accelerator for founders, by founders. We bring together entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and experts to learn, build, exchange, and support each other with weekly virtual and in-person meetups, pitch nights, workshops, advising sessions, masterclasses, dinners, speakers, showcases, and popup coworking. Sign up for our newsletter, directory, event calendar, and join our online group with the link below:

www.daretoshift.com
We create solutions, not problems, by building teams and technology and advising on how to work more efficiently. Upon project completion, your teams and software will function at high-capacity and independently of outside vendors. We counterbalance our bias for action by beginning every engagement with a strong thoughtful focus on understanding the entire problem and how it impacts the bottom line. From there, we work our way back to develop a meaningful solution and path forward.

www.vacobuilt.com
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