april, 2022

28apr4:00 pm6:00 pmHow Regional Startups in North Carolina are tackling GLOBAL challenges

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Wilmington needs to take the next step in our ecosystem w startups taking on BIGGER problems to scale and work on global problems

About this event

This may be the MOST important event we have had in the EIGHT Years of building our ecosystem

In our last newsletter, we discussed how Wilmington needed more CAKE entrepreneurs in addition to the icing we currently have.

We are working to support companies like OpiAid, Telios, and others while supporting current members.

What will it take to support deep science, deep tech startups so they grow instead of dying on the vine at the coast?

Speakers include

Sue Mecham – Founder of NALA Membranes, a technology that could clean the water in the Cape Fear River to provide drinking water without the PFAS chemicals. WALE Angel Network is an investor in NALA Membranes

Denis Connagham – Executive with DisposeRX, a product that helps dispose of opioid prescription pills that may be unused or expired. A huge percentage of drug addiction starts in the family medicine cabinet

Krista Covey – President – First Flight Venture Center – NEW partnered with FFVC to help OpiAid apply for the $276,000 SBIR grant from NIH. How can they help other Wilmington companies?


Ironclad Brewery115 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Ironclad Brewery

115 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401