Upcoming Triangle-Area Events

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10/28 to 10/29: HackDuke
10/30: Design a Presentation Your Brain Will Love
11/1: Triangle Tech Speaker Series: AI in the Real World
11/1: Last Day to Register Your Team For Hult Prize@Duke
11/1: I&E Certificate Deadline for Sophomores
11/2: College Night at American Underground
11/3 to 11/4: DEMAN Weekend
11/8: I&E Academy: Venture Capital Fundraising
11/9: Energy Startup Demo Day
11/14: Sageworks Entrepreneurship Networking Lunch
11/15: MEDx Engineering Vaccines Colloquium
11/16: Informing Innovation 2017
1/24: Bass Connections Fair

9 a.m. on Saturday, October 28 to 6 p.m. on Sunday October 29
Duke University, 305 Teer Engineering Building
HackDuke is a 48-hour student-run hackathon, one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Come form a team and code for good in one of the following tracks: education, inequality, health and wellness, and energy and environment.
For more information, click here.

Design A Presentation Your Brain Will Love
Monday, October 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
HCA Auditorium, Fuqua School of Business
Your career growth hinges upon your ability to present your ideas to others. So learn to do that well — in a way that engages and holds an audience — with tactical steps presented by Michael Vaughn, part of Elon University’s educational technology team.

Triangle Tech Speaker Series: AI in the Real World
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will dramatically alter the way in which we live in the coming years. The promise and the hesitation are both strong. What will come of it’s many forms? How will our lives be transformed? What type of impact will it have on the working world? Join us as we explore these topics and more on November 1st at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. Beer, wine, and food will be served after the talks.

Last Day To Register Your Team for Hult Prize@Duke
Wednesday, November 1
Duke University
Register for the Duke competition for a chance to compete in the global Hult Prize competition. At stake: a $1 million prize to impact the lives of 10,000 people. Find more details here.

I&E Certificate Deadline for Sophomores
Wednesday, November 1
Duke I&E
Sophomores interested in pursuing the I&E Certificate must submit their application by this date. Find more details and access the application here.

College Night at American Underground
Thursday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.
American Underground@Main
Come hear from more than 200 startups housed in American Underground about what it’s like to work at a startup, and make connections for potential internship opportunities! All area college students are invited. To RSVP, click here.

DEMAN Weekend
Friday, November 3 to Saturday, November 4
Duke University, Bryan Center
DEMAN Arts & Media Weekend is the annual signature event at Duke that brings together students and alumni interested in creative industries and features industry sessions, receptions, arts center tours, and more!
The event is free. Check DukeDEMAN.com for the schedule and more information.

I&E Academy: Venture Capital Fundraising
Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Duke University, Gross Hall 270
Fundraising from venture capital firms can be a long, hard journey. This session, led by John Glushik, managing director of the Duke Angel Network and general partner at Intersouth Partners, will describe how a venture capital fund is structured and what drives the venture investment decision-making process. Regardless of the stage of your venture, a better understanding of your investor audience will inform your fundraising strategy and your design of pitch materials. Sign up here.

Energy Startup Demo Day
Thursday, November 9, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Environment Hall, 2nd Floor Reading Room
Curious about the Triangle’s energy startup scene? All are welcome at Energy Startup Demo Day, which showcases local entrepreneurs bringing novel energy technologies to life. Startup leaders will pitch their clean energy innovations and describe internship and job opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students. After the presentations, you’ll be able to network with entrepreneurs and learn more! Presented by the Duke Energy Initiative in partnership with the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative as part of Energy Week at Duke (Nov. 5-10). RSVP here.

Sageworks Entrepreneurship Networking Lunch
Tuesday, November 14, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Sageworks 5565 Centerview Drive, Raleigh
Get ready for the second semi-annual Sageworks networking lunch. Are you an organization that helps to support entrepreneurs and/or start-ups? Come to the Sageworks offices for a chance to have lunch sponsored by Sageworks and Inmates to Entrepreneurs and network with other organizations like you! In our work with the Inmates to Entrepreneurs program we have noticed how many entrepreneurial and start-up focused organizations in the Triangle do not know one another exist. We are excited to host events to help build bridges between these organizations so we can continue to further the entrepreneurial spirit in the greater Triangle area.

MEDx Presents Engineering Vaccines Colloquium
Wednesday, November 15, 3 to 7 p.m.
Trent Semans, Great Hall
MEDx is sponsoring the 1st Annual Engineering Vaccines Symposium on November 15, 2017 from 3:00-7:00pm. We are currently accepting abstract submissions from all Graduate (PhD and MD-PhD) Students and Postdocs for the symposium, which will be held in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. The deadline for abstracts is Oct. 28, and notification of acceptance is Nov. 1. Poster Abstracts/Presentations from previous meetings are acceptable. Submitted abstracts should reflect research you want to share to create new collaborations with other researchers at Duke to develop new ideas for vaccine research. First place poster winners will receive a $100 gift Visa card; second and third place winners will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Special guest speakers include Dean of the Duke School of Medicine, Dr. Mary Klotman, and the Director of the Human Vaccine Institute, Dr. Barton Haynes. More info here.

Informing Innovation 2017
Thursday, November 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 T.W. Alexander Dr, RTP
Need access to scientific or market research, but not sure where to begin?
Join us at Informing Innovation 2017, hosted by Life Science Intelligence at NCBiotech and the Carolinas Chapter of the Special Library Association, as we address the challenges of accessing information, especially in life science R&D environments. You will be able to connect with content providers to learn more about tools and resources essential to discovery. Also, learn how to better navigate the landscape of scientific literature and business information resources, and gain greater perspective on managing subscriptions and accessing content. Catered lunch will be provided.

Bass Connections Fair
Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Energy Hub, 1st Floor of Gross Hall
All Duke undergraduate and graduate/professional students are invited to learn more about the Bass Connections project teams for 2018-19. Faculty and staff will be available to share information and answer questions. Stop by, enjoy a bite to eat and check out the new projects. Applications to join project teams will be due February 16 at 5 p.m.