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Deep Tech Workshop Sessions

July 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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One event on July 11, 2024 at 3:30 pm

One event on July 23, 2024 at 3:30 pm

One event on July 30, 2024 at 3:30 pm

$100 – $1000
Deep Tech Workshop

We are excited to announce the second installment of our acclaimed Deep Tech Workshop Series. Deep Technology is having its moment as developments in AI, robotics, material science, biotech, climate tech, and more open up new opportunities for innovations and investment in deep technologies.

This series is tailor-made for entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, and deep tech enthusiasts eager to expand their knowledge in this dynamic field. Hosted by First Flight Venture Center, a leader in deep tech startup incubation and acceleration for over three decades, we offer a unique platform to explore high-science, high-impact innovations.

Join us as we share insights from our experiences and connect with leading practitioners and experts in the deep tech community.


SPEAKER SERIES

Over the course of four sessions, we will bring together a distinguished lineup of speakers from the forefront of Deep Tech innovation. These leaders and pioneers from various startups will share their wealth of knowledge, insights, and firsthand experiences in developing and scaling cutting-edge technologies. Our aim is to illuminate the path to innovation through practical case studies, engaging discussions, and interactive Q&A sessions.

 


 

PART A: SPEAKER SERIES

The speaker series will feature leaders, investors, and pioneers in the Deep Tech space sharing their unique experience, perspective and approaches to innovating within this dynamic field.

SESSION I: JUNE 25TH | 3:30 – 5 PM

ROB CREIGHTON, CEO OF WINDLIFT

Windlift is building autonomous, tethered drones to harvest wind power for military, remote, and utility-scale purposes.

 


 

SESSION II: JULY 11TH | 3:30 – 5 PM

HUADE TAN, CEO OF PLANTD MATERIALS

PlantD is building carbon negative building materials through innovations in manufacturing technology and perennial agriculture.

 


 

SESSION III: JULY 23RD | 3:30 – 5 PM

DEEP TECH INVESTOR PANEL LED BY LIAM KING OF 2NDF

Panelists:

Liam King, COS at 2ndF. 2ndF specializes in deep tech investing, aiming to elevate the Triangle startup ecosystem to national leadership.

Evan Shear, Investor at Oval Park Capital. Oval Park is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Raleigh that invests primarily in deep technology startups in the Southeastern United States.

Swati Chaturvedi, Co-Founder / CEO of Propel(x) – Propel(x) is an investment platform for deep technology startups. Swati coined the term “deep tech” in 2014 to describe startups based on breakthrough scientific and engineering innovations.

 


 

SESSION IV: JULY 30TH | 3:30 – 5 PM

EXCITING SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!

 


 

Pricing – $100 for all four sessions

Attendance recommended but not required for all four sessions. Prorated pricing not available.

 


 

 

 

EARLY STAGE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Following the speaker series, we will be offering a deep tech-focused startup accelerator utilizing our award-winning Propellor program and framework. This six-week design thinking program  equips founders with tools to evaluate their ideas, identify markets, and develop investor-ready pitches. Participants will have the opportunity to refine their business strategies and communication, create commercialization plans, and turning tech innovations into viable business opportunities.

 


 

PART B: EARLY STAGE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

  • FOCUSED ON DEEP TECH COMPANIES AND TOPICS
  • PROGRAM STARTS IN AUGUST, WITH EXACT DATES TBD
  • ACCELERATOR WILL BE BASED ON OUR SUCCESSFUL PROPELLOR METHODOLOGY

Timing – The program will begin in early August. Exact dates and times TBD. If you are accepted, we will reach out to coordinate timing in collaboration with all other startups in the program.

Pricing – $1000. We have a number of full and partial scholarships available. Please express interest in these scholarships on the registration form and we will reach out to discuss.

 

 

For more questions or information reach out to: bprovan@ffvcnc.org

Details

Date:
July 23
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$100 – $1000
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.ffvcnc.org/deep-tech-workshops

Venue

First Flight Venture Center
2 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 United States
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