A preview of venture capital in 2016, a Startup Grind event featuring K4Connect’s Scott Moody and WRAL TechWire’s program on drones highlighted by drone demos and a keynote from serial entrepreneur Bob Young highlight upcoming tech programs in the Triangle.

The Entrepreneurs’ Series: Venture Outlook 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 7:30 am to 11:45 am at Brier Creek Country Club

Come hear and meet the angel investors & venture capitalists that have funded some of the region’s most promising technology startups. They will talk about trends and where they are looking to invest in 2016. Plus, we will have a panel of entrepreneurs explain what it took to secure angel as well as venture capital.

To kick things off, we will hear from North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell. She oversees more than $90 Billion in pension investments. Treasurer Cowell will talk briefly about the success of the NC Innovation Funds.

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Speakers include:

  • Logan Bartlett, Associate, Battery Ventures
  • Janet Cowell, North Carolina State Treasurer
  • David Cummings, CEO Atlanta Ventures and Founder Atlanta Tech Village
  • Mike Elliott, Managing Partner, Noro-Moseley Partners
  • Eric Koester, Executive Director, NextGen Angels
  • Todd Olson, CEO and Founder, Pendo
  • Alex Pessala, Principal, Middleland Capital
  • Bob Smith, Venture Partner, JMI Equity
  • Brendan Wales, Vice President, e.Ventures

The Startup Grind

Startup Grind Raleigh will feature F. Scott Moody, Co-Founder/CEO, K4 Connect (Previous Co-Founder/CEO of Authentec: achieved an IPO and later was acquired by Apple)

Thursday, January 21st at 6:00 pm at HQ Raleigh

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First in Flight: The Ups & Downs of Drone Technology

Serial entrepreneur Bob Young, a co-founder of Red Hat and founder of Lulu, is now CEO of PrecisionHawk in Raleigh. He delivers the keynote.

Tuesday, January 26 th at 4:00 pm at PNC Club at DBAP

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Other January events

Courtesy of Innovate Raleigh:

  • Creative Collisions at Designbox – Wednesday, January 13th at 12:00 pm at Designbox
  • Triangle Food Makers: In Search of a Kitchen – Thursday, January 14th at 5:00 pm at HQ Raleigh
  • Exit Event: Startup Social – Monday, January 18th at 6:00 pm at Faire
  • Disruptive Technology & the Future of Business – Wednesday, January 20th at 8:30 am at MetLife
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, January 21st at 8:00 am at Hunt Library (NC State)
  • RTP 180 – Thursday, January 21st at 6:00 pm at The Frontier

February and Beyond

  • Triangle Startup Weekend: Social Impact – February 5th-7th at The Frontier
  • FutureWork: 31st Annual Emerging Issues Forum – February 8th-9th at Raleigh Convention Center + NCSU Hunt Library
  • Innovate Raleigh: Women in Business Meetup – Tuesday, February 16th at 5:00pm at CAM Raleigh
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, February 18th at 8:00am at Hunt Library (NC State)
  • RTP 180 – Thursday, February 18th at 6:00pm at The Frontier
  • Dream Big… Dream STEM Student Conference 2016 – Saturday, February 27th, 9:00am-1:00pm at The Perimeter Conference Center
  • CED Life Science Conference – March 1st-2nd at Raleigh Convention Center
  • Southeast Venture Conference – March 16th-17th at Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, March 17th at 8:00am at Hunt Library (NC State)
  • RTP 180 – Thursday, March 17th at 6:00pm at The Frontier
  • Data4Decisions Conference – March 22nd-24th at Raleigh Convention Center
  • Women in Tech Conference – Saturday, April 30th at McKimmon Center
  • Moogfest 2016 – May 19th in Downtown Durham

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