DURHAM – Join NC IDEA at Full Frame Theater on the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham on Wednesday for the finale of its 2019 Summer Series and hearreal stories from real entrepreneurs. This extended program will feature several entrepreneurs who will share their journeys and answer your questions. The day will end with networking and adult beverages.

Event details are available online.

The schedule:

12:30pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:45pm

Navigating a “Pivot”: Joe Bell (Cultivate), Hersh Tapadia (AllStacks), Jared Pelo (iScribes)

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Calling It Quits: The harsh reality is that most startups fail. It’s a difficult subject to discuss, and the details are painful. How do you know when it’s time to quit? What could you have done differently? How do you emotionally deal with the loss? We have brought together three founders who want to share their stories with you; Janice Smith (Mission 100%), Justin Beard (SnapYeti) and Lisa Ganderson (WedClique). Moderated by NC IDEA’s John Austin.

2:30pm – 3:00pm


3:00pm – 4:00pm

Raising Capital Doesn’t Come Easy: Gart Davis (Spoonflower), Rich Brancaccio (ReVibe) and Ursula Mead (InHerSight)

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Drinks and Networking

Previous programs available online

Watch recordings of our first eight sessions on Storytelling, Influencer Marketing, A/B Testing, UX Design, Websites, Lead Generation, Sales Management and Fundraising at NCIDEA.org