Redefining Economic Development through Entrepreneurship

NC IDEA, in conjunction with the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Council (GEC), is hosting the inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit this November with the ambition to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state of North Carolina. The Ecosystem Summit is an official event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). From November 12-18, as part of GEW, 10 million people in 170 countries will take part in 39,000 events, activities and competitions that help make it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.

November 18-19, 2019 | Hilton Raleigh North Hills

The Ecosystem Summit will uniquely bring together the people and organizations who support, encourage and nourish North Carolina’s entrepreneurs to share what is working; address issues and concerns; meet and network with those doing similar work in other communities; and celebrate and promote entrepreneurs and their successes across the state.

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Check out the full agenda and sessions for this inaugural two day event.

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Learn more about the diverse lineup of speakers joining us for this two day event.

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Join us in our vision of redefining economic development through entrepreneurship.

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