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Startup Summit 2019: The Premier Entrepreneurship Conference in North Carolina

Startup Summit

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RTP Headquarters | A.K.D. Conference Center Oct 10 8:14 am - Oct 10 12:00 am


You are invited to join us Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 8am-7pm for full day conference + happy hour event at the RTP Conference Center.

Startup Summit is an interactive, exciting, fun, and educational conference featuring leading keynote speakers, panels, break-out sessions and master classes from top entrepreneurs, innovators, and executives. Plus enjoy some good eats, drinks, and networking throughout the day plus live music and games during happy hour!

The conference provides you with a great opportunity to meet successful people in business and enjoy crash courses taught by experts on important topics you face throughout your startup journey.

During our breaks, lunch, and happy hour, we will have an area called the Consulting Corner. We have assembled a team of experts in various areas including sales, hiring, marketing, business intelligence, funding, etc... to offer one on one advice to answer your most pressing business challenges.

Startup Summit educates, inspires, and connects thousands of founders from all over the region. In addition, nurtures the local startup ecosystems through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Oracle for Startups. Come to learn and apply key insights you need to be successful, have fun, meet great people, and join the community! Check out quick video highlight of our last conference:


We have over 20+ speakers, master classes, and dedicated networking where you can get your questions answered by experts on many different topics.

8:00-9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:10 am: Startup Summit Founders Welcome Message

9:10-9:50 am: Opening Keynote- Bob Young, Learn how Red Hat became a rising star!

10:00-10:40 am: Investment: How to best raise funds for your startup & learn best practices to winning investors: moderated and lead by David Gardner (speakers announced soon)

10:50-11:20 am: Break

11:30 am-12:10 pm: Breakout Sessions

-Mental Health and Startup Success: Session led by Nicole Kaufman

-Learn Best Practices On Hiring Top Talent & Landing The Right Job: Session led by Craig Stone and Will Barfield

12:10- 1:10 pm: Lunch

1:15- 1:55 pm: Breakout Sessions

-Sales Success: Session led by Larry Long Jr.

-A guide to Early Liquidity: Session led by Tobias Walter and Paolo Divincenzo

2:00-2:15 pm: Mini Break

2:20-3:00 pm: Keynote

3:05-3:45 pm: Panel

-Creating a Culture of Diversity: moderated and lead by Donald Thompson (speakers announced soon)

3:45-4:00 pm: Mini Break

4:00-4:40 pm: Closing Keynote-Todd Olson, Learn how Pendo has taken off like a rocketship and keys to the success

4:45-5:00 pm: Closing Thoughts and prize giveaway with Startup Summit T-Shirts & Purebuds Earphones

5:00-7:30 pm: Happy hour featuring LoneRider Beer & Big Als BBQ plus live music starring Kerry Long & Q and games!


In addition to an awesome agenda of the best speakers, your ticket includes breakfast, lunch, and happy hour! Plus, network with some of the premier startups in the area including; FourScore Law, TriNet, Phononic, Pendo, Bandwidth, and many more.



Oracle Startup Ecosystem


Successive Technologies

Purebuds Earphones

RTP Foundation


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