Raleigh Business Scene
There are numerous annual Raleigh business events that enable and empower the people to keep up with the changing times and adapt the best practices suited to their business model. Global Growth Marketing Conference is a leading, globally-focused event featuring world-class thought leader speakers sharing their knowledge on growth strategies and tactics that drive rapid, cost-effective, and sustainable revenue and user growth. Internet Summit: Digital Marketing Conference is all about leading-edge digital media and marketing content, with the event also including networking opportunities with internet execs, online marketers, entrepreneurs, and digital strategists. Another key conference in Raleigh is the D&I Conference: Reimagine Diversity: Driving Cultural Intelligence, where the speakers, consultants, and thought leaders engage with the D&I leaders in a full day discussion on key concerns and controversial issues such as generational difference in the workplace, addressing unconscious bias for women and people of color & LGBTQ and more. Other annual conferences in Raleigh NC include TriAgile Conference, Cybersecurity Conference, ISPE-CaSA 2019 Technology Conference, Business Management Summit, PENC Conference and District 37 Annual Conference with a majority of these conferences venues in Raleigh like Holiday Inn, Raleigh Convention Center, Crabtree Marriot, Hampton Inn, and McKimmon Center.
Raleigh Startup Insider
Raleigh with its space and expertise and being a part of the Research Triangle (UNC, Duke and NC), is the next big startup destination. The low cost of living and co-working mindset makes it an ideal city for innovative minds. Several opportunities in the travel and tourism industry are coming up for individuals who would like to work as an entrepreneur from the comfort of their homes. Apart from the IT, Travel and Financial sector, another budding sector for business is the wedding industry. With multiple wedding expos like Myshadi Bridal Expo, Annual LGBTQ Wedding Expo, and Lafayette Village Wedding Walk Expo, the investment in weddings as a venture seems to be a promising business in Raleigh. With reference to diversity and inclusion in the Raleigh startup scene, there seems to be a positive impact on adults with autism and/or intellectual developmental disabilities through customized self-employment, starting their own small businesses, or micro-enterprises as an alternative to traditional employment.
Raleigh Networking Events
Free North Hills Networking Rockstar Connect Event at City Club and Elite Connections Networking Event at Mia Francesca are among popular Raleigh networking events. There are also opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect, share challenges, get guidance, and expand their network through several entrepreneurial meetups such as New and aspiring Entrepreneurs Meetaway, Startup Bootstrapping Meetaway and Small Business Workshop. Women in Business Showcase: Entrepreneu(HER) in the City, creates a premier forum for women in business, creative minds, industry leaders, change-makers and any leader to gain insight into new opportunities and ideas, network and share expertise. It is a jam-packed day with Interactive Educational Workshops, Networking and meeting women-owned business vendors. Another networking event is the STRONG Summit, an annual conference in Raleigh presented by the Triangle Community Foundation, that brings together non-profit professionals from across the region for a full day of networking and professional development.