Filed under: arts and creativity, Charlotte, community services, innovation | Tags: Charlotte, enventys, innovation, levine museum, startup weekend, UNCC
Posts have been less frequent than intended as of late, but I wanted to post two events that are happening here in May.
The first is Charlotte Startup Weekend over at Enventys Friday the 14th through Sunday the 16th. If you’re looking for an excuse to stop talking about your great business idea and actually start doing something about it, then this is for you. Billed as a “un-conference,much in the same vein as Barcamp, this partners entrepreneur types with developers in teams to get pitches up and running.
Also affiliated with UNCC is a panel event on May 19th at the Levine Museum called “Charlotte’s Creative Class: How Innovation Can Lead the Queen City Beyond the Recession.” Yet another discussion about this town’s identity post-financial crisis, but this time through the lens of Charlotte’s creative class.
Filed under: arts and creativity, Charlotte, innovation | Tags: Ben Craig Center, BOLT Group, Charlotte Magazine, Charlotte Talks, Concrete2Green, Innovation Institute, Know Your Farms, McColl Center, Pregel America, UNCC
This week, Charlotte’s put some focus on local innovators and its impact on our town. Charlotte Talks hosted three Innovation Leaders on its program on Tuesday.
- Monty Montague – Co-founder and Design Principal, BOLT Group
- Paul Wetenhall – President, Ben Craig Center Business Incubator, UNC Charlotte
- Barbara Spradling – Director, Innovation Institute, McColl Center for Visual Art
Also, Charlotte Magazine’s August issue is dedicated to local “Geniuses” that “will change this city forever.” Though the stories aren’t on the magazine’s website yet, some of the individuals featured include PreGel‘s Gelato King Marco Casol, soccer innovator Akbar Majeed, and the Know Your Farms‘ Christy Shi.