There’s much more going on this week other than Moogfest, which is set for Durham over the weekend. Here’s a look at other events, including the Big Top Reverse Job Fair, an agtech showcase, a startup event in Wilmington, and the State of the Triangle.

  • Jobs fair

First, the job fair as being put on by Chris Heivly, co-founder of The Startup Factory.

“This week will mark the 12th Big Top Reverse Jobs Fair to be held in downtown Durham from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm,” Heivly writes.

“Why should you attend?

“Is there one other free event in the Triangle that brings together 500+of your peers, plus 10-15 local companies who are showcasing their hiring needs, plus free food and drink, plus a circus atmosphere that brings a smile to everyone? The answer is no – there is no other free event like it.”

Register at:

  • State of the Triangle

The Research Triangle Regional Economic Partnership is putting on its annual “State of the Triangle” event on Thursday.

Get details at:

  • Talking capital in Wilmington

Angels, Venture Capitalists, Strategic Corporate Investors and SBIR grants?

That’s the agenda for the latest Jim Roberts-hosted startup event in Wilmington on Thursday.

“We have all four forms of capital and a moderator from Forbes Magazine speaking at our May 19th event in Wilmington, North Carolina,” he says.

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  • Agtech showcase

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is hosting an agtech showcase on Wednesday, featuring startups from around the country.

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  • Moogfest

​WTW has publicized the event heavily. Read details at:

Other highlights:

  • Brad Feld in Charlotte

On June 1, Brad Feld, Managing Director of Foundry Group, will be in Charlotte to discuss Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. This is a rare appearance by Feld, who ceased business travel for a year in 2013-2014, and has been selective in his travel since then. Prior to co-founding Boulder, Colorado-based Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and Intensity Ventures. Feld is also a co-founder of Techstars and the author of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. His talk immediately follows the Queen City FinTech Demo Day and is hosted in partnership with the Charlotte Entrepreneurial Alliance.

To register for the Charlotte event, visit:

  • Innovatours

The third annual Innovatours is May 20-22.

“We’re packing two pop-up marketplaces with 65 businesses, bars, music + interactive stops set to wow you. Plus, take a walk on our star studded, curated map of brick + mortar businesses, as well as co-working spaces that will have their doors open + ready to welcome you,” Innovate Raleigh says.

“It’ll be a choose your own adventure First Friday like you’ve always dreamed. Plus, an added bonus, if you register for Innovatours by May 13th, you’ll be automatically entered to win 2 general admission passes to MoogFest.

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Other events

Here’s a list of local events as compiled by our friends at Innovate Raleigh:


  • 2016 State of the Research Triangle Region – Thursday, May 19th at 7:30am at Sheraton Imperial
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, May 19th at 8:00am at RTP HQ
  • Startup Grind hosts Cindy Whitehead (Sprout Pharma) – Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm at Alexandria Real Estate HQ
  • Moogfest 2016 – May 19th-22nd in Downtown Durham
  • Moogfest’s Future Cities Panel – Thursday, May 19th at 4:00pm at Carolina Theater
  • Big Top @ Moogfest – Friday, May 20th at 5:00pm at Bull McCabes
  • TBJ Life Science Awards – Thursday, May 26th at 11:30am at The Umstead
  • Triangle Food Makers – Thursday, May 26th at 5:00pm at HQ Raleigh
  • ThinkHouse Accelerator – Applications Now Open! Ending May 31st

June and beyond

  • Innovate Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Innovatours – Friday, June 3rd at 5:00pm in Downtown Raleigh
  • Ignite: A VAE Creativity Summit – June 3rd-4th at Warehouse District (Downtown Raleigh)
  • RIoT X: Sports | Health | Fitness – Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00pm at Durham Bulls Stadium
  • Tech Talent South Course: Newsletter Wizardry – Saturday, June 11th, 8:00am to 5:00pm at The Nest
  • Smart Cities Innovation Summit 2016 – June 13th-15th in Austin, TX
  • New Kind: The Power of Story w/ Jonathan Opp – Wednesday, June 15th at 8:30am at CAM Raleigh
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, June 16th at 8:00am at Hunt Library
  • Startup Grind hosts Eric Koester (Next Gen Ventures) – Thursday, June 16th at 6:00pm at AU @Main
  • TBJ 40 Under 40 Awards – Friday, June 24th at 11:30am at Marriott Crabtree
  • Exit Event: The Startup Social – Monday, July 18th at 6:00pm at The Nest
  • Startup Grind hosts Scot Wingo (Channel Advisor) – Thursday, July 21st at 6:00pm at Channel Advisor
  • 5th Annual Innovate Raleigh Summit – Thursday, August 25th at 5:00pm in Downtown Raleigh
  • All Things Open 2016 – October 26th-27th at Raleigh Convention Center

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  • ACM Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Apache Apex (Native Hadoop)- Raleigh Chapter: (New Group)
  • AWS Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Big Data Developers:
  • BMES RTP Industry Chapter: (New Group)
  • GirlDevelopIt RDU:
  • Hackster IoT Meetup – Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Health 2.0 NC Triangle:
  • Intent – A UI/UX Design Meetup:
  • Internet Marketing Mastermind Group:
  • Lean Startup Circle RTP:
  • NC’s Regional Internet of Things:
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  • NC Triangle Crowdfunders Meetup:
  • North Carolina Startup: Idea to IPO:
  • Project Falcon – Sharing Web Development Approaches: (New Group)
  • PyData Triangle: (New Group)
  • Raleigh Building Agile Clouds w/ Open Stack:
  • Raleigh-Durham Web Design Meetup:
  • Raleigh DevOps Networking Meetup:
  • Raleigh/Durham PowerBI User Group: (New Group)
  • Raleigh Epic Mastermind Meetup:
  • Raleigh Independent Game Developers:
  • Raleigh Popup Coworking Group:
  • Raleigh Software Development Meetup:
  • Raleigh Solopreneur Lunch Meetup:
  • Refresh the Triangle:
  • Research Triangle Analysts:
  • Research Triangle EdTech Meetup:
  • RTP 180:
  • RTP New Tech:
  • RTP AI-Machine Learning Meetup:
  • Stacked! Building Better Developers:
  • Stacki Durham: (New Group)
  • SW Wake Small Business Owners Meetup: (New Group)
  • Tech Talent South:
  • The Nest: (New Group)
  • Triangle AAUGA:
  • Triangle Area Mesos User Group: (New Group)
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  • Triangle iMeetup: (New Group)
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  • Triangle Kubernetes Meetup: (New Group)
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  • Triangle Venture Hacked – Get Funded: (New Group)
  • Triangle Zoho User Group: (New Group)
  • TriPython Meetup: