BASE Speed Networking for Sustainable Entrepreneurs in Raleigh

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UNC Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship hosts speed networking for sustainable entrepreneurs

Date: February 15, 2010

Time: 5:00-7:30pm

Location: Irregardless Café, Raleigh NC

Registration: CLICK HERE


5:00-5:30pm       Registration

5:30-6:30pm       Speed Networking

6:30-7:30pm       Open Networking

Speed Networking is designed as an efficient way for local sustainable entrepreneurs to meet each other and form valuable business connections. Participants are divided into cohorts covering areas such as green building, renewable energy and sustainable consumer products. Over the course of sixty minutes, participants meet briefly with each of the other participants in their cohort. After the end of each brief meeting, participants quickly alternate their seating arrangements to pair up with their next networking opportunity. This process will continue until all participants in a cohort have interacted with each other. In just a few minutes, participants will share business cards, history and offer new contacts valuable information about their business. Each cohort will include one or more “star” networkers, successful sustainable entrepreneurs and business development experts who are leaders in their field. After the structured speed networking event is over, participants are encouraged to continue networking during an open reception and to follow-up with their new contacts. Cohorts this year include: Financing for Sustainable Businesses, Clean Tech, Green Building, Green Services and Sustainable Consumer Products.


Confirmed Star Networkers: Aaron Lubeck, Trinity Design Build; Blair Kendall, Southern Energy; Chris Bingham, Riley Life; Daniel Whittaker, Green Planet Catering; Henry McKoy, Fourth-Sector; Jonathan Philips, Anka Fund; Tiffany Elder, Legacy Green; and  Vaddrick Parker, Walker, Lambe, Rhudy & Costley, PLLC.

Registration Fees:

Students: $0.00

2010 BASE Member/Partner/Mentor: $0.00

Non BASE Member: $25.00

2009 BASE Member: $15.00

About BASE

The UNC Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

A program of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, BASE supports early-stage businesses that address the triple bottom line: financial profitability, social equity and environmental sustainability. Launched in spring 2008, BASE connects sustainable entrepreneurs to a range of business development resources with the goal of accelerating their growth and impact.

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