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Pro Series: I have a company, what’s next?

March 11, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


As a partnership with Dr. Jesse Jur of Wilson College of Textiles, Pro Series for Spring 2021 is focused around textiles startups! This series of workshops brings in textile business experts to work with participants on a bunch of topics surrounding launching a textiles-based business. We encourage all entrepreneurial students to sign up, even if you aren’t interested in textiles specifically. This series of workshops will be informative to entrepreneurs of all kinds!

“None of us is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard.  You may have the right company idea, but to see it through to success is about the connections you make and the external resources that you utilize.  In this session, you will have a chance to hear from and speak in small groups to some of the local leaders in entrepreneurship and resources in the Raleigh-Durham area.   This includes incubators, foundries, lawyers, and university resources that aim to see you succeed!

Our guests for tonight include:

Rachael Newberry – Rachel is the Program Director at RIoT, an economic development nonprofit focused on IoT sector growth. Rachael supports IoT innovation through helping small businesses, startups, and corporates explore new business opportunities on the bleeding edge of technology. In 2018, she launched RIoT’s premiere innovation program, the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP), for early stage startups. 

Neal McTigheNeal is a regional director at the North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC), overseeing confidential business advisory services in various NC counties and at NC State and UNC Chapel HIll. A past academic, having a PhD in Italian, Neal earned his business chops by building a pasta-sauce brand, Nellino’s Sauce (formerly Nello’s), from scratch that touched millions of people and generated millions in revenue from 2010 to 2019. 

Jesse Jones – Jesse’s clients range from early-stage tech startups iterating in the founder’s garage to mature companies with scores of employees. As the founder of Fourscore Law, he guides his business clients through formation, financing, scaling and exit, handling wide-ranging projects in a general counsel role. Jesse also regularly represents individuals, angel groups and venture funds in their investment activities. Jesse is a South Jersey native and graduated with a degree in exercise science from Eastern University just outside Philadelphia. 

Gabe GonzalezGabe is an NC State Alumnus and the Manager of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, NC State Mentors Program, and the Andrews Launch Accelerator. In his role he facilitates student engagements with startups through the Clinic, with experts through Mentorship, and with capital at the Accelerator. He’s worked with 350 companies and over 1000 students through the Clinic and managed 12 companies over 3 startup batches for the Andrews Launch Accelerator.

Open to NC State students and community members. Please RSVP below.

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March 11, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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NC State Entrepreneurship
(919) 513-3676
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