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AI Bridge

Tuesday, October 2nd

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Wilmington has UNCW and CFCC for education, tekMountain to encourage and promote innovation, the CIE to support start-ups and innovative solutions, established companies such as PPD, GE/Hitachi, Corning, and NHRMC, and an increasing population with a wide variety of talent, skills, and experiences.  So...

Can these resources be brought together to make Wilmington a hub for Artificial Intelligence? 

Multiple work teams will be sharing their thoughts and results on the following topics:

  •  Answer the question, "What allows us to comprehend we can do this?"
  • Review how to become an AI Hub by looking at other "hubs"
  • Define AI Hub success criteria
  • Establish an organizational proposal
  • Brainstorm names
  • Possible Cucalorus participation

Following the review of the above topics. an organizational and "next steps" discussion will be facilitated to keep this initiative moving forward.  Anyone interested in participating in, or just learning about, this effort is welcome to attend.

Free for all!  Register by emailing cie@uncw.edu.

 


Sage Island Series: Content Marketing

Tuesday, October 9th

11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

Join Katie Harden and Mike Duncan to discuss current social media and content marketing trends and how your business is impacted.

The community you’re looking to bring to your business is online. From social media to email marketing and all the content in between, nearly every consumer is looking for answers from their new best friends, Siri and Alexa. This course will clearly define the diverse ways to utilize blog posts, landing pages, social media posts and even video to answer the questions your customers are already asking. This will make you the authority on the topic and the go to for all the right answers in your vertical.

Topics will include the following:

  • Copywriting
  • Blog/landing page development
  • Social media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Video

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the workshop will run from 12-1:15 p.m.

Free for everyone.

Register here.


Welcome Wednesday

Wednesday, October 10th

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Join us for a tour of the CIE facilities! Learn what goes on at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Free for everyone.


nc fILM forum Monthly Meetup

Wednesday, October 10th

5:30 PM

Special guest speaker, Rob Hill with Dogma Screening from the writing project earlier this year, followed by special announcements from Cucalorus regarding the festival next month!

Free for everyone.


AI Meetup

Thursday, October 11th

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in Artificial Intelligence? Do you want to understand how it may affect your business? Are you creating products that use AI? Could you benefit in talking with others in the Wilmington area that share your interest? 

The AI Meetup Series meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss a hot topic in the world of AI.

Free for all!  Register by emailing cie@uncw.edu.


YEPex Meetup: Product Development

Monday, October 15th

4:30-6 PM

Al Dolceamore is the founder of SaniBrands and Inventor of Defense Sport Mouthguard Rinse. He is a Life Science professional leading business development efforts by marketing and selling services/products for pharma/biotech/medical device/CRO organizations.

Al will be here to help inspire creativity and innovation to cultivate a passion for entrepreneurship.

This program is for 9-12 graders who have any interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.  We will have a brief program followed by an engaging hands on activity. 

Free for all!  Register by emailing cie@uncw.edu.


Sage Island Series: Paid Advertising

Tuesday, October 16th

11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

Join Katie Harden and Mike Duncan investing in your brand and how this pays off.

The best things in life may not always be free. Sometimes, frankly most of the time, marketing dollars are necessary to present your brand to new customers. The tried and true traditional advertising techniques are being tested daily. Innovative approaches like retargeting online ads and bringing influencers on board is working for brands across the globe. This course will help identify key strategies of paid advertising so you may ensure that every penny is well spent and your business sees growing profit return.

Topics will include the following:

  • Social
  • Search
  • PR
  • Linking
  • Affiliates
  • Influencers
  • Traditional

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the workshop will run from 12-1:15 p.m.

Free for everyone.

Register here.


Welcome Wednesday

Wednesday, October 24th

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Join us for a tour of the CIE facilities! Learn what goes on at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Free for everyone.


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YEPex Meetup: FinTech

January 28, 2019

4:30-6 PM

The financial services industry is in the middle of a revolution being driven by FInancial Technologies, or FinTech.  Money is moving faster in new and unique ways, security needs are ever-increasing, big data is connecting seemingly unconnected data points better than ever and artificial intelligence is pushing innovation into hyperdrive. 

Daniel Haisley, VP of Product at Apiture and Petra Sheaffer, Product Owner at Live Oak Bank will be here for our FIRST YEPex Meetup of the new academic year! 

This program is for 9-12 graders who have any interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.  We will have a brief program followed by an engaging hands on activity. 

Free for all!  Register by emailing cie@uncw.edu.