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The Connect Pass gives you access to every event at the Connect Conference, Nov 9 & 10, plus social spaces like our Wellness Lounge and “All-Festival Events” like the Oyster Party! “All-Festival Events” are noted in PURPLE on the schedule.

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Check Out the Speakers at Connect 2017 ::

10x10 Challenge Screening

10 entrepreneurs are paired with 10 filmmakers and challenged to make a four minute promo video in five days. See the results on Sunday afternoon at Cucalorus Connect. Entrepreneurs:: Vavaroom...

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Branded Video Showcase

Original, creative content is essential for successful, international brands. See examples and speak with the creators to make this valuable tool work for your business.

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Crowdfunding to Build Independence

Crowdfunding to Build Independence clearly lays out the steps toward a successful crowdfunding campaign, as well as the intersection between crowdfunding, audience connection, and career independence. Skills discussed: gathering true...

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Cucalorus Oyster Party

Button up for a cocktail and raw oysters party at the Bellamy Mansion, with fresh oysters courtesy of Sandbar Oyster Company! FREE All-Festival Event!

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Cuctails Kickoff Party 11/9/17 11:00 PM @Jengo's Backyard Let's celebrate with a cheers as we kick off the 2017 Cuctails programming in Jengo's Backyard. There will be something special waiting...

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Gangs, Entrepreneurship, and Beer

From George Taylor :: On December 20, 2015, 16-year old Shane Simpson was killed in a drive-by shooting in Wilmington. At the time, I didn’t know anything about gangs, but...

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Giving New Life and Memory to Metal

We want to feature Lucid Innovative Technologies, www.lucidinnovativetechnologies.com as the new collaborative 2017 startup created by combining the expertise and capabilities of two local and growing companies, Manufacturing Methods, www.manufacturingmethods.com...

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Hustle in Comfort

Software teams don’t need to choose between providing a great workplace or pushing hard to build great products; they can do both. At nCino we call that balance "hustling in...

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Inspiration: Five Stories

Five Stories. Five ordinary people. From a funeral in the middle of rural America, to a coffee shop in the middle of Africa. The people that made a difference in...

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Microsoft in Healthcare

Microsoft’s Kevin Dolan chats with Connect Board President Tom Looney about his work in data analytics, health information exchanges, and building new market solutions.

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Recruiting in the Now and Next Economy

Join traded-sector executive recruiting specialists Rob Hawthorne, Tom Ryder, Bo Burch, and Lauren Henderson for their insights into collaborating with hiring businesses to identify the best talent to relocate into...

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Seahawk Innovation – SportGait and ERBITs

SportGait (http://www.sportgait.com) is LifeGait’s first commercial solution. SportGait is a unique safe-to-safe concussion management system (CMOS) where all critical clinical observations and decisions for youth athletes are removed from the...

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Vetrepreneurs are a significantly large segment of entrepreneurs in the United States. At VETRACONx you’ll find lively and provocative talks and front line content from the veteran and military community...

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Cucalorus Connect 2017 is presented by the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and tekMountain and hosted at Union Station Conference Center.


For more information or to get involved, contact:

Connect Founding Partners