Updated Aug. 10, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.

Hopscotch festivals, Entrepalooza among Triangle tech calendar highlights

Published: 2017-08-10 07:00:00
Updated: 2017-08-10 07:00:13

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A host of events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks.

Here is an overview of these and other upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

For event links and more, check out the Innovate Raleigh website.

  • Hopscotch Design Festival

September 7-8, Downtown Raleigh

A gathering of designers, thinkers, makers, and storytellers who are shaping what's next right now.
2 Beautiful Days. 40+ Speakers. In the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Fuel your creativity. Push your edges. Design the future.

  • Hopscotch Music Festival

September 7-10 | Downtown Raleigh

With 120 bands over 4 days in September, Hopscotch is known for adventurous lineups, memorable performances, and a fan-friendly atmosphere. From large outdoor main stages in Raleigh City Plaza and Red Hat Amphitheater to intimate club shows, the festival features music in almost every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more—and its schedule highlights this diversity each year.

  • Entrepalooza 2017, an Event for Thinkers and Doers

Join us at Entrepalooza – NC State’s fall festival celebrating entrepreneurs and innovators. The event brings together NC State students, alumni and the off-campus community and includes interactive displays, a mobile makerspace, delicious North Carolina treats, fun games and a 60-second pitch competition. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, September 7, 5:30 PM, Centennial Campus


  • Every Voice Matters: Inclusion Drives Innovation - Thursday, August 10, 8:30a-3:30p at Brier Creek CC
  • Lunch & Learn: Turning a Great Idea into an Enterprise IoT Solution - Thursday, August 10 at 12pm at HQ Raleigh
  • Autism Code - Thursday, August 10 at 5:30pm at HQ Raleigh -
  • Google for Entrepreneurs Black Founder Exchange: One week immersion program at American Underground for Black founders raising seed capital. Apply by August 11.
  • Civic Spark Day - Saturday, August 12, 8:30a-3:30p at Caktus Group
  • The Future of STEM: Back-to-School Minority Opportunity Fair - Saturday, August 12, 10:00a-2:00p in Downtown Raleigh
  • SMART Series: Water as an Industrial Economic Development Tool - Tuesday, August 15 at 8:00am at RTP HQ
  • Next Gen and Urban Agriculture - Tuesday, August 15 at 4:00pm at The Frontier
  • Students Who Animate - Tuesday, August 15 at 4:30pm at HQ Raleigh
  • Springboard Innovation Forum: The Path to a License - Tuesday, August 15 at 4:30pm at Poulton Innovation Center
  • Trellis Talk: Pitching to Corporates - Tuesday, August 15 at 5:30pm at American Underground @Main
  • HTML: Your Window to the World of Coding - Wednesday, August 16 at Nest Raleigh
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast - Thursday, August 17 at 8:00am at RTP Headquarters
  • RTCC Marketplace: Meet the Developers (Kane Realty) - Thursday, August 17 at 11:00am at Kane Realty Conference Room
  • RIoT Lunch & Learn: Bringing IoT Devices to the Network - Thursday, August 17 at 12:00pm at HQ Raleigh
  • SalesJam 4.0, presented by RevBoss and ExitEvent - August 18 at 7:30am at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
  • Redress Raleigh: Fashion Show 2017 - Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm at CAM Raleigh
  • Exit Event Startup Social - Monday, August 21 at 6:00pm at JB Duke Hotel
  • Community Workshop: Employee Engagement - Tuesday, August 22 at 8:30am at The Frontier
  • Sustainable Spirits - Tuesday, August 22 at 5:30pm at Top of the Hill
  • Storytelling: Let the Best Stories Win in Marketing - Tuesday, August 22 at 6:00pm at Knowledge Tree
  • Kirby Derby #16: Licensed to Drive - Saturday, August 26 at 4:00pm at Dorothea Dix Park
  • Big Top 16: Reverse Job Fair + Networking - Tuesday, August 29 at 6:00pm at The Frontier
  • Trellis Talk: Growing Culture as Your Company Grows - Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00pm at American Underground @Main
  • Duke I&E Fest - Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30pm at The Bullpen


  • NC State Garage: Startup Essentials (Episode 1) - Thursday, September 1 at 12:00pm at Innovation Hall
  • Entrepalooza, an Event for Thinkers and Doers - Thursday, September 7 at 5:30pm at Centennial Campus
  • Hopscotch Design Festival 2017 - September 7-8 in Downtown Raleigh
  • Hopscotch Music Festival 2017 - September 7-10 in Downtown Raleigh
  • Triad NC Makers Summit 2017 - Friday, September 8, 9:00a-3:00pm at Alamance CC
  • TBJ Leaders in Diversity Awards - Friday, September 8 at 11:30am at Marriott City Center
  • WINnovation 2017: Women Inspiring Innovation - Friday, September 8 at 4:00pm at The Umstead
  • RIoT Meetup: Healthcare IoT - Tuesday, September 12 at TBD
  • Tech Talent South: CSS Intro Class - Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00pm at Nest Raleigh
  • RTCC Annual Meeting: Regional Innovation, Global Application - Thursday, September 14 at 11:00am at City Club Raleigh
  • Tech Venture Conference 2017 - September 19-20 at Raleigh Convention Center
  • Mapping The Prevailing Digital Path to Purchase - Tuesday, September 19 at 6pm at 3210 Hillsborough St.
  • ProductCamp RTP: Fall 2017 Conference - Tuesday, September 19, 5:00-9:00pm, at The Frontier
  • Future of Talent: Transition from Higher Ed to Work - Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30pm at The Frontier
  • Bunker Labs: Muster Across America 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 9:00a-5:00p at MetLife
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast - Tuesday, September 26 at 8:00am at RTP Headquarters
  • Nano Manufacturing Conference 2017 - Wednesday, September 27 in Greensboro
  • Tech Talent South: Bootstrap Intro Class - Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00pm at Nest Raleigh
  • CityCamp NC 2017 - September 28-30 at TBD
  • NCTA Celebrates NC’s Fastest Growing Private Companies - September 28 at 5:30pm at SAS
  • NC State Garage: Startup Essentials (Episode 2) - Friday, September 29 at 12:00pm at Innovation Hall
  • Digital Summit 2017 - October 2-3 at Charlotte Convention Center
  • Innovation Jam 2017 - Tuesday, October 3 at 1:00pm at Duke South Clinic Amphitheater
  • TBJ 2017 Innovation Awards - Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00pm at The Umstead
  • The 7 Steps of Intentional Leadership - Friday, October 6, 8:00a-3:00p at AIA Building
  • Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange: Black Founders - October 8-13 in Durham
  • Big Launch Challenge 2017 - Tuesday, October 10, 1:00p-6:30p at RTP HQ
  • Triangle Startup Grind's First Annual Technology Conference - Wednesday, October 11, 8:00a-8:00p at Cary Arts Center
  • Intro to Web Design & Creation by Tech Talent South - 8 week course starts October 17
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast - Thursday, October 19 at 8:00am at RTP Headquarters
  • All Things Open 2017 - October 23-24 at Raleigh Convention Center
  • RIoT at All Things Open 2017 - Monday, October 23 at 6:00pm at Raleigh Convention Center
  • Future of Talent: Pipelines of Diverse Talent - Tuesday, October 24 at 5:30pm at The Frontier
  • Creative Ways to Find New Online Prospects - Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00pm at Knowledge Tree
  • TBJ Fast 50 Awards - Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30pm at Raleigh Convention Center
  • 6th Annual Innovate Raleigh Summit - Thursday, November 9th at Raleigh Convention Center
  • Women in Tech Summit 2017 - Saturday, November 11 at The Frontier
  • Internet Summit 2017 - November 15-16 at Raleigh Convention Center

Recurring Startup Events (join these meetups for regular updates):

  • 1 Million Cups: http://tri.sites.1millioncups.com/
  • Agile RTP: http://www.meetup.com/agileRTP/
  • ACM Raleigh: http://www.meetup.com/ACM-Raleigh/
  • Apache Apex (Native Hadoop)- Raleigh Chapter: http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Apex-native-Hadoop-Raleigh-Chapter/
  • AWS Raleigh: http://www.meetup.com/AWS-Raleigh/
  • - Betr: Free 45 min group exercise class - Every Wednesday at 5:30pm next to Happy + Hale Raleigh -More Info (new group)
  • Big Data Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Raleigh/
  • BMES RTP Industry Chapter: http://www.meetup.com/BMES-RTP-Industry-Chapter/
  • GirlDevelopIt RDU: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-RDU/
  • Hackster IoT Meetup - Raleigh: http://www.meetup.com/Hackster-Raleigh/
  • Health 2.0 NC Triangle: http://health20nc.com/
  • Intent - A UI/UX Design Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/intent-design/
  • Internet Marketing Mastermind Group: http://www.meetup.com/raleigh-internet-marketing/
  • Lean Startup Circle RTP: http://www.meetup.com/lsc-rtp/
  • MidTowne Techies (Raleigh): http://www.meetup.com/MidTowne-Techies/
  • Modern Web (Triangle): http://www.meetup.com/trianglemodernweb/
  • NC's Regional Internet of Things: http://www.meetup.com/NC-RIoT-Regional-Internet-of-Things/
  • NC Tech4Good: http://www.meetup.com/NCTech4Good/
  • NC Triangle Android Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/TriDroid/
  • NC Triangle Crowdfunders Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/NC-Triangle-Crowdfunders-Meetup/
  • North Carolina Startup: Idea to IPO: http://www.meetup.com/North-Carolina-Idea-to-IPO/
  • Product Thinking Raleigh-Durham: https://www.meetup.com/ProductThinkingRaleighDurham/ (New Group)
  • Project Falcon - Sharing Web Development Approaches: http://www.meetup.com/Project-Falcon/
  • PyData Triangle: http://www.meetup.com/PyData-Triangle/
  • Raleigh Building Agile Clouds w/ Open Stack: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Triange-Building-Agile-Clouds-with-OpenStack/
  • Raleigh-Durham Web Design Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/WebDesign2-0/
  • Raleigh DevOps Networking Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-DevOps-Networking-Meetup/
  • Raleigh/Durham PowerBI User Group: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Durham-PowerBI-User-Group/ (New Group)
  • Raleigh Epic Mastermind Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Epic-Mastermind-Meetup/
  • Raleigh Independent Game Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Independent-Game-Developers/
  • Raleigh Popup Coworking Group: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Pop-Up-Coworking-Group/
  • Raleigh Software Development Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-TnYUXwVr/
  • Raleigh Solopreneur Lunch Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Solopreneur-Lunch-Meetup/
  • Refresh the Triangle: http://www.meetup.com/refreshthetriangle/
  • Research Triangle Analysts: http://www.meetup.com/Research-Triangle-Analysts/
  • Research Triangle EdTech Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/RTPedtech/
  • RTP 180: http://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-180/
  • RTP New Tech: http://www.meetup.com/RTP-New-Tech/
  • RTP AI-Machine Learning Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/RTPBigData/
  • Stacked! Building Better Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Stacked/
  • Stacki Durham: http://www.meetup.com/Stacki-Durham/
  • SW Wake Small Business Owners Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/SE-Wake-Small-Business-Owners-Meetup/
  • Tech Talent South: http://www.meetup.com/Tech-Talent-South-Raleigh/
  • The Nest: http://www.meetup.com/nestraleigh/
  • Triangle AAUGA: http://www.triangle-aauga.org/
  • Triangle Area Mesos User Group: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Area-Mesos-User-Group/
  • Triangle Bitcoin Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Bitcoin-Meetup/
  • Triangle Bluemix (IBM) Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/rtpbluemix/
  • Triangle Code for America: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Code-for-America/
  • Triangle Cocoa: Mac & iOS Development Meetups: http://www.meetup.com/nscoderrtp/
  • Triangle Clojure Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/TriClojure/
  • Triangle DevOps: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-DevOps/
  • Triangle Drupal Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/triDUG/
  • Triangle Ember: http://www.meetup.com/triangle-ember/
  • Triangle Front End Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Front-End-Developers/
  • Triangle Hadoop Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/TriHUG/
  • Triangle iMeetup: http://www.meetup.com/TriMeetup/
  • Triangle JavaScript: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-JavaScript/
  • Triangle Kubernetes Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Kubernetes-Meetup/
  • Triangle Lisp & Scheme: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Lisp-Scheme/
  • Triangle MongoDB User Group: http://www.meetup.com/MongoRaleigh/
  • Triangle Marketing Club: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Marketing-Club/
  • Triangle .NET User Group: http://www.meetup.com/TRINUG/
  • Triangle Open Stack Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-OpenStack-Meetup/
  • Triangle PHP: http://www.meetup.com/trianglephp/
  • Triangle Ruby Brigade: http://www.meetup.com/raleighrb/
  • Triangle SQL Server Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/tripass/
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-TechBreakfast/
  • Triangle UXPA Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-UXPA-Social-Meetup/
  • Triangle Venture Hacked - Get Funded: http://www.meetup.com/triangleventurehacked/ (New Group)
  • Triangle Zoho User Group: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Zoho-User-Group/ (New Group)
  • TriPython Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/tripython/

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