If you’re an innovator, an entrepreneur, or just inspired by the ingenuity that goes into starting something new, September 10 is your chance to learn from some of the area’s best. Two different events make it possible to spend your day and evening meeting, greeting, and hearing from the kinds of creative do-ers who make the Triangle such an entrepreneurial hotbed.
Walter and Bank of America are pleased to present WINnovation, an elegant dinner celebrating women and innovation at The Pavilion at the Angus Barn on September 10. Six speakers – each of whom will give a 5-minute “WIN Talk” – include Raleigh Mayor and MedPro RX founder Nancy McFarlane; technology entrepreneur Brooks Bell; LoMo Market founder Guenevere Abernathy; SoarTriangle co-founder Lauren Whitehurst; Green Chair Project co-founder Jackie Craig; and Raleigh Aquatic Turtle Adoption founder Molly Paul. Each will share her own journey of innovation and entrepreneurship.
6 p.m.; $100 includes a three-course dinner with wine; The Pavilion at the Angus Barn, 9401 Glenwood Ave.; tickets available in advance only at waltermagazine.com
Innovate Raleigh Summit
That same day, Innovate Raleigh, a local nonprofit focused on fostering entrepreneurship city-wide, will host its fourth annual summit at Market Hall from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is inclusivity, especially within city and community development. After lunch, a panel discussion will feature instrumental Raleigh developers including John Kane of Kane Realty, Patrice Gilmore of Holt Brothers Construction, and John Holmes of Hobby Properties. Keynote speaker Nzinga Shaw, the chief diversity and inclusion officer of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena organization, will offer an organizational perspective on inclusivity. Then, Shaw will join a few of the panelists and other local executives from companies including Rex Healthcare, Lonerider Beer, BitMonster Games, and Mint Design blog to facilitate breakout small group sessions. The day concludes with an informal happy hour.
1:30 – 7:30 p.m.; $65; 215 Wolfe St.; innovateraleigh.com