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2 more local innovation events by Nheeda Enriquez

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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.

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I attended Startup Weekend and worked on 3 projects this weekend. It was an amazing experience! Charlotte needs more creative interactions like this, which will bring more businesses here. Paul Wetenhall & Travis Parsons were inspiring and gave the participants something to chew on with their commentary.

Comment by Ryan Burkhart

Thanks for your comment! Look forward to hearing more about the ideas you worked on (if you’re allowed to talk about them) and about the crash-course style format. Sometimes the focused energy and the extreme time frame is the best way to get things done!

Comment by Nheeda Enriquez

It’s a great way to get things off the ground and a great way to push your skill set to the limit (without any real danger of failure, which frees you up in unexpected ways). I’m not an avid blogger but I’m considering writing about this event, the projects (as much as I can reveal as 2 of them are going forward) and why Charlotte needs more of this kind of thing.

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