CHARLOTTE – This week, Charlotte’s startup community is joining together for a five-day celebration of innovation in the Queen City.

Charlotte Innovation Week, set for January 20-24, consists of over a dozen events across the city—including industry-specific panel discussions, networking events for investors and startups, meetups, workshops, happy hours, awards and startup pitches.

Headlining the week’s activities is Seed the South, a two-day conference with keynotes, panels, networking sessions, a startup expo and a pitch competition. Finalists for the “Big Stage” pitch event include Ascend Goals (a goal-setting platform for students), C-Trax (a POS platform for CBD retailers), Grocery Shopii (a meal-planning and grocery shopping app), Lucid Drone Technologies (an aerial system for cleaning building exteriors) and Ternio (a cryptocurrency transfer platform).

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s to come during Charlotte Innovation Week:

Monday, January 20:

How Proptech Is Changing the Real Estate Industry – 6-7:30 p.m. at Investor Management Services

CoZbnb is hosting local experts in the Proptech industry for a discussion on the innovative companies and ideas within the space. Panelists include CoZbnb CoFounder Jake Koferl (moderator), Rabbu CEO/Co-Founder Emir Dukic, Canvass Capital Principal Pete Campbell, LobbyCRE CEO John Espey, IMS/RealPage Sales Director Scott Azaroff and JLL Director of Research Brian Landes.

Introduction to the Charlotte Healthcare Ecosystem – 6-8 p.m. at Skookum

Major healthcare ecosystem builders in the greater Charlotte area will join to share their insight on the forces driving healthcare innovation in the next year.

Tuesday, January 21:

Bunker Brews CLT: 20/20 – An Entrepreneur’s Vision for the Roaring 20s 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tabbris Coworking

Bunker Labs Charlotte is hosting a meetup discussing some of the major opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs in North Carolina in 2020, along with the resources available to help them achieve their goals.

Wednesday, January 22:

Seed the South – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Foundation For the Carolinas

Seed the South is an annual pitch competition and investor symposium featuring promising early-stage startups in the Charlotte innovation ecosystem.

Charlotte PitchBreakfast @Seed the South – 9-10 a.m. at Foundation For the Carolinas

This month, PitchBreakfast will be at Foundation for the Carolinas for a special Seed the South edition of the meetup.

Female Investors Connect – 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Tabbris

During this event, local female investors will convene to learn more about the opportunities they’re involved in and discuss ways to support each other.

SoGal Happy Hour – 4:30-7:30 p.m. at 204 North Kitchen and Cocktails

This event will bring together local startup founders, investors, ecosystem and corporate leaders to network after Seed the South Day 1.

Charlotte Angel Fund Meeting – 5:30-8 p.m. at Tabbris

The Charlotte Angel Fund will be opening up its monthly meeting to the attendees of Charlotte Innovation Week. Join to network and hear pitches from local companies.

Thursday, January 23:

Seed the South – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Foundation For the Carolinas

Seed the South is an annual pitch competition and investor symposium featuring promising early-stage startups in the Charlotte innovation ecosystem.

Inno on Fire Awards – 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Norfolk Hall

Inno on Fire will celebrate the companies, entrepreneurs and organizations that are influencing the growth of Charlotte’s startup ecosystem.

Coding & Careers Workshop – 6-8 p.m. at Tabbris Coworking

Join Flatiron School and BLKTECHCLT for a two-hour workshop to learn the basic concepts of web development. Latesha Byrd of Byrd Consulting will also provide feedback on attendees’ resume or LinkedIn profile. Food and refreshments will be served.

Friday, January 24:

2020 NC TECH Outlook for Tech – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Sheraton Charlotte Convention Center

In this annual event, the North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) will present the trends and forecasts to shape the next year in technology.

Women in Tech: Building Inclusive Products & Inspiring Careers – 12-1 p.m. at Skookum

Skookum is hosting several local women in tech to share career advice and ways to address gender bias in product strategy and design. Panelists include Synchrony SVP of Enterprise Customer Engagement Farrell Hudzik, Duke Energy Senior Product Owner Cristina Moore, Ally Financial Senior Director of Customer Strategy & Innovation Emily Shallal and Skipper CEO Meggie Williams.

Charlotte Innovation Week Wrap-up Party – 4:30-6 p.m. at Tabbris

Charlotte Innovation Week will close with a happy hour social at Tabbris. This event is open to everyone.