The INNOVATE RALEIGH Summit will be a day of celebration and inspiration, encouraging attendees to see themselves, their work, and our city from fresh angles, giving them the tools and the inspiration to boost their creativity and innovative drive. Through engaging activities, thought-provoking speakers, and multiple opportunities to collaborate with fellow attendees from diverse backgrounds, the Summit will be a catalyst for our community to reimagine the possibilities for ourselves and our city.
November 9 | 1:00pm to 6:30pm
Be a Catalyst for Change in Our Region
This collaborative annual event gathers a cross-section of the region’s entrepreneurs and business leaders from start-ups to established corporations to tackle issues that impact innovation in our region. The Innovate Raleigh Summit is brought to you in partnership with the city of Raleigh, the Raleigh Chamber, and Wake County Economic Development.
The afternoon kicks off with a stellar panel of trailblazers (to be announced soon). In seven dynamic breakout sessions, thought leaders will take deep dives into crowdfunding, advocacy and storytelling, talent attraction, quality of place, and more (including parking!). Then grab a drink and a snack and wrap the day at the Summit social hosted by the Raleigh Convention Center.
Bring your ideas to the table and be a catalyst for change. Innovate Raleigh idea-makers have galvanized the founding of the HQ Raleigh co-working space, a direct flight from RDU to San Francisco, and meet-ups for entrepreneurs. They also convened the group that started “Raleigh M.A.I.N. Events,” promoting music, design, arts, and innovation during the month of September.
Reserve your spot today to ensure you're part of the movement.
RSVP by Nov. 2 $90 per attendee (40% discount for workspace/incubator/accelerator members (limited time only!)
Join us for a afternoon social featuring the filmmakers and companies behind the #TriangleMakers Film Series. This exciting peak into Triangle’s innovation ecosystem happens at the film series' headquarters: Centerline Digital!
Make plans now for your chance to chat with storytellers and innovators + enjoy complimentary Lonerider Beer + Barefoot Wine.
Our annual event convening entrepreneurs, business executives, local officials, educators + students. This year, we're aimed at exploring Placemaking, Sustainability + Transportation. The Summit will feature four sessions that speak to the aspirational ideas and practical benefits of fostering a ‘greater good’ approach to business and community.
Get ready for our 3rd Annual Innovatours! We're packing two pop-up marketplaces with 65 businesses, bars, music + interactive stops set to wow you. Plus, take a walk on our star studded, curated map of brick + mortar businesses, as well as co-working spaces that will have their doors open + ready to welcome you.
It'll be a choose your own adventure First Friday like you've always dreamed.
Featuring a food village curated by OrderUp, as well as craft cocktails + beer from TOPO Distillery, Naked Turtle Rum + Lonerider Brewing! Two renowned DJs, a ShutterBooth photo booth + more! Drink tickets will be $5 each at the event...pre-register NOW for $5 and get TWO drink tickets!
- American Underground | 213 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
- HQ Raleigh | 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC
- Market Hall | 215 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC
- Red Hat Annex | 190 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC
- The Iron Yard | 213 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
- Port of Raleigh | 416 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC
- MDO Startup Hub | 107 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
- Industrious | 555 Fayetteville St, 3rd fl, Raleigh, NC
- Nest | 414 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
Join us at Shaw University for the InnovateEDU College Edition. Our featured guest, Aminatou Sow, will be in the house to deliver an inspiring keynote and answer your questions about tech jobs, tech ladies, and the all important principles of shine theory.
Doors open at 3:30PM. Tickets are $10 and the event is open to the public.
Aminatou Sow is the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia, a Forbes Tech 30 under 30 recipient and recently leader of Politics and Social Impact Marketing at Google. Prior to that, she was the Digital Engagement Director at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Her work has won awards at the Cannes Lions and has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and BBC. She is also the co-host of the celebrated podcast, “Call Your Girlfriend.”
We've developed an education-focused annual event that will impact local high school + college students by encouraging them to participate in STEM related curriculum.
The Summit affords registrants access to engaging speaker sessions that will lead to personal + career development. Our goal is to inspire underrepresented students to explore + embrace the innovation economy. Learn more by clicking here.
A free networking event that serves as a follow up to the Women in Business Meet-Up.
Come mix and mingle with some of our brightest upcoming women entrepreneurs at this FREE networking event that serves as a follow up to Innovate Raleigh Women in Business Meet-Up + e51's Fellowship week.
e51 is building a robust, visible ecosystem that cultivates high-impact women entrepreneurs by:
- Connecting: peer advising & Coffee Connection networking
- Training: bootcamps, classes, & accelerators
- Catalyzing: students, early stage & seasoned entrepreneurs
Learn more at e51community.com.
We're highlighting innovative women + celebrating the networks that support them. We'll have fireside chats, interactive booths + complimentary food + wine.
Admission is $5 and ALL proceeds go to participating non-profits. Admission must be purchased in advance, there will be no on-site registration.
Hear stories from Featured Guests:
Meet and greet with our Collaborative Partners:
- Betty Eichenberger Adams Society
- Triangle Business Journal
- Walter magazine - Winnovation
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Women for Success Triangle / Dress for Success
- Women's Business Center of North Carolina
- Council for Entrepreneurial Development
- The Support Center
- NC State's Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners (AWE)