November 2021
Triangle ESO Network Meetup

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The November 18th gathering is being held at at Frontier RTP at 1:30pm and hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. If you are able, we encourage you to stay afterward for the food and camaraderie during the grand opening of Boxyard RTP at 3pm. 

Frontier RTP is located at 600 Park Offices Dr, Research Triangle, NC 27709. Parking is available the lot surrounding building 600.

If you have not received an invitation, please RSVP to by November 15th.
While we are grateful for the freedoms we are able to experience each day, today, we honor those who have sacrificed their time in service of this nation by way of the armed services. As of 2018, there are 379,620 veteran-owned employer businesses in the U.S. Veteran majority-owned businesses employ more than 5.7 million people in the U.S., generating $210 billion in annual payroll. In North Carolina, nearly 10% of businesses are owned by veterans.

Today (and in the days to come) we encourage you to acknowledge a veteran entrepreneur who continues to serve our country and our community.

Durham SOUP is Nov. 16!

Durham SOUP brings members of the community together for a shared dinner and to celebrate innovative business and projects in Durham. Based on a model in Detroit (Detroit SOUP), the event features four presentations from local early-stage entrepreneurs and community members with venture concepts. Attendees listen to the pitches, meet other members of the Durham community, and then vote on the best pitch to win the proceeds from the dinner. Please see the picture above to learn about the entrepreneurs pitching in this fall's SOUP. This year our fall SOUP, which is sponsored by Forward Cities, will be hosted at Provident1898 on Tuesday, November 16th from 6:30pm - 7:45pm. There is a suggested $10 donation for attendees. This money will go towards the prize amount for the winning entrepreneur.
RSVP for Durham SOUP here.

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News from the Network

  • November 12 NC IDEA Summit 2021- Grant Recipient Announcements | In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and in place of our annual in-person Summit, NC IDEA will be hosting a virtual event to announce our Fall 2021 SEED grant recipients and reveal a new partnership initiative to serve North Carolina's entrepreneurs. Join us as we celebrate entrepreneurship across the state and look to the future of building a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for all. Virtual event links will be sent within 24 hours of the event.
  • November 16Big Industry Support to Entrepreneurs | All tech startups are dependent on large technology partners. After all, nobody builds their own cloud or cellular network or streaming analytics tools, on top of also creating their specific market solution. But few entrepreneurs leverage industry and government partners to full advantage. There is an opportunity to do a lot more than simply subscribe to tech platform toolsets. Join Nicole Raimundo, Chief Information Officer for the Town of Cary, Tyson Echentile, Global IoT Business Development Manager at SAS, and Karen Lindquist, Co-Founder and CMO of Green Stream Technologies, as they share strategies for collaboration. From catalyzing a new customer pilot to taking advantage of a large corporate sales channel, this panel brings expert advice for collaboration between organizations of all sizes.
  • November 16Durham SOUP | Durham SOUP brings members of the community together for a shared dinner and to celebrate innovative business and projects in Durham. RSVP here.
  • November 17 How a Simple Solder Sphere Solves Today’s EMI Shielding Challenges | This Lunch & Learn with Jon Buchwald will demonstrate how a novel use of solder spheres as an attachment mechanism for a unique board level EMI shield solves many of the short comings of traditional, board level shielding cans. Specifically, XGR’s solder sphere system addresses the inability to inspect and re-work, poor co-planarity, and penalizing board real estate requirements. The result is an extremely rugged, durable, and lightweight board level shielding solution. The event begins at 1:00pm.
  • November 18 | Free Coworking Day at American Underground | Bring your laptop and find focused space to do your best work at the AU. Plus, join current AU members for coffee and donuts on the rooftop patio, sign up for office hours, grab a free t-shirt, and more! Please RSVP for the access code.
  • December 1 | Energy Harvesting: Eliminating Batteries in Low Power/IoT Products | Join Joe Ward, Director of Sales and Business Development at e-peas, to learn how Ambient Energy Sources can power sensors and edge devices so there is no need for batteries - which eliminates the hassle/cost of their replacement and disposal. Depending on the environment your device operates in, it usually has one or several energy harvesting sources it can recharge from.
  • December 1 | Startup Holiday Market | Raleigh Founded is hosting a Start-up Holiday Market on November 5th at 6:00pm. They are looking for entrepreneurs and business owners who have products they'd like to showcase or sell at a pop-up market at their Warehouse location. If you sell a physical product and would like to showcase or sell at this event, please fill out this form by October 22 to request a table.
Opportunities & Updates
  • Forward Cities Announced as Grantee of U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program | Durham-based national nonprofit Forward Cities today announced they were selected as a grantee of the U.S. SBA's Community Navigator Pilot Program aimed at reducing barriers for underserved entrepreneurs and small business owners. They will work in close collaboration with both the City of Durham and Durham County to deploy the nearly $1 million awarded, with the two-year grant period beginning December 1.
  • Innovation in Raleigh | Presented by the City of Raleigh | The City of Raleigh's Innovation Survey is your opportunity to provide feedback to the city and support the city's goals of collecting community feedback to share with the new lead for Office of Innovation and Strategy.
  • Goodmon Fellowship | Leadership Triangle is the premier provider of regionally-focused leadership training in the Triangle. We offer annual leadership development programs for those focused on leadership in the corporate, nonprofit or government sector. If we are to thrive as a region, we’ll need to collaborate. Whether you’re a lifelong Durhamite, a brand-new Holly Springs resident, or anything in between and you want to take a leadership role in building our region, we want to help you.
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"The leadership skills I learned [in the military] helped me to be confident and to grow the business."
 – Pamela Jones
Founder, CharBoy’s
Army and Navy veteran
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