- CEO Office Hours with John Robinson, MD PhD
John Robinson holds open office hours at TechWorks every Thursday from 3 - 5 PM. Entrepreneurs and students: if you have questions, seek advice, or would like to learn about internship opportunities at Wellzesta or the Wellzesta Health Research Institute, please schedule a meeting here: https://www.whri.us/#office https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ceo-office-hours-john-robinson-md-phd/
- Kitchen Conversations with Tech Entrepreneur Keith Luedeman
Note the change in date to May 7th to avoid conflict with the Charlotte Venture Challenge! Kitchen Conversations is a casual series where we get together and talk with awesome people about their projects, ideas, and aspirations. Come join us in the TechWorks kitchen to have a drink (free) and contribute to the conversation! This month's featured guest is Keith Luedeman! Keith Luedeman, founder of goodmortgage.com, successfully sold and exited his company and has tales to share! Keith is also the interim director of Innovate Charlotte and will share his insights on building out a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. Keith's Bio: Keith is an entrepreneur focused on growth, customer service, and achieving profits - and giving back to the StartUp Community. He founded goodmortgage.com in 1999 without outside investment and managed the company as CEO until it's sale to a PIMCO backed company in 2016. It grew at such a rate to be named to the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll - an honor awarded to companies that have been ranked on the growth list at least 5 times. Achievements include: - 2012 NCTA (NC Technology Association) Tech Exec of the Year - Clemson University Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - 5 Time Finalist for E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year - CED NC Companies to Watch - Mortgage Technology Magazine Online Lender of the Year 2012 - 2010 Best Place to Work - 2013 Healthiest Employer Award - 2017 Blue Diamond I/T Entrepreneur of The Yr - Speaker at various industry events such as Mortgage Technology Conference, LeadsCon, and Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Events Specialties: I/T, M&A, growth management
- Engage Belmont
The City of Belmont is hosting Engage Belmont at TechWorks! From the event Facebook page: Join us as we make space for community informed development to take place! We will platform, showcase and celebrate exciting and innovative initiatives taking place in Belmont and we would love for you to be a part of it. This short summit will be packed with networking, hearing about high impact initiatives going on in your backyard, a placemaking grant announcement, and more! You don't want to miss this event. Join us for coffee starting at 8 AM. Invite your friends, neighbors, and people new to the area, all are welcome to this free event. We look forward to seeing you there!
- Best Online Practices to Drive Customer Acquisition & Growth
Gain access and training to the latest free tools Google offers and make smarter decisions about your website and your online presence resulting in more leads, revenue growth and customer loyalty. Led by Grow With Google Speaker and Trainer Demming Bass, this is a “can’t miss” FREE workshop customized for the businesses in Gaston County and the Charlotte region. Free Google swag is included! Speakers: Demming Bass, Zach Cardais, followed by panel discussion with digital marketing experts Free event, however, registration is required using the link below: http://www.bigcouncil.com/?big=6&objID=305 All event details can be found at the link above.
- TechWorks Maker Meetup
Come casual and meet fun, interesting, smart people who want to make TechWorks a tech centric, innovative hub for the region. 7:00-7:30 Meet us at TechWorks (next to Rivermen Brewing Co.) to get a tour, meet awesome people, and talk about upcoming events like the GRAND OPENING! 7:30 - on We'll head over to the Rivermen Brewing Co. for a beer or snacks and to continue to share ideas!
- Initial Gathering for TechWorks Maker Meetup
Come casual and meet fun, interesting, smart people who want to make TechWorks a tech centric, innovative hub for the region. We'll give you a tour of the new TechWorks space next door to Rivermen too! Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight! First round of beers and appetizers paid by TechWorks. The crowd will keep you warm- ha!