February 2022

beyond the Numbers

February  2022

February is Black History Month and we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans throughout history who have paved the way for today’s entrepreneurs and scientists, athletes and teachers, leaders and trail blazers.

Bringing home the GOLD!

At just 29-years-old, Erin Jackson, is the first Black woman to win the speed skating medal at the Winter Olympics. Although, Jackson, spent her life on rollerblades, she led Team USA to their first event win since 1994.
Continue reading for five facts about Erin Jackson, America’s newest Olympic gold medalist.
The PNC Foundation is awarding more than two-million dollars to five HBCU’s across North Carolina. The newly established, HBCU Initiative, an effort that aims to enrich the future of entrepreneurship and create workforce opportunities in the state. These grants will enhance the opportunities HBCU’s can provide, such as the introduction of new programs, capacity building opportunities, and technology enhancements.
Click here to learn more about how the 5 universities that will benefit from the PNC Foundation grants.

NCBiotech Awards $1.3 Million

NC Biotechnology Center awarded seventeen grants and loans to universities, bioscience companies, and non-profit organizations. The awarded $1.3 million will support life science research, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina. SonoVol, Ideal Medical Technologies, and NeuroGT were just a few of the Small Businesses to receive the loan.
Click here to see the four North Carolina Universities that received over $300,000 in grants from the NC Biotechnology Center.

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On the Books Recommendations (Books, Podcasts, and More!

Ready to live your life on your own terms?
Paris Woods, non-profit founder, philanthropist, and leader in education, shares real life stories, advice, and years of research that takes the guesswork out of wealth-building.

Paris presents a plan that will teach you how to build generational wealth, avoid common financial traps, achieving financial independence and much more. Continue reading to follow the road map to mastering your money.
CEO of one of the countries leading minority-owned companies, black businessman, William Pickard, shares the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial evolution. Millionaire Moves inspires minority-based entrepreneurs to dream big as they embrace the mantra of “each me, reach me, teach me.”

With pages packed full of advice and insights, Dr. Pickard provides the guidance to turn your hustle into your enterprise. Read more to discover William Pickard’s, Seven Principles of Entrepreneurship, that took him from McDonalds franchise owner to multimillionaire philanthropist.

Upcoming Events:

North Carolina’s Growing Biopharma Field – February 17th, 12:30PM – 5PM
This in person event will allow individuals interested in the Biopharma Industry an opportunity to explore training programs and career opportunities. North Carolina is a leader in Biopharma and the demand for career opportunities continues to grow.

6th Microbiome Movement – AgBioTech Summit 2022 –
February 22nd – 24th, 8:55AM – 3:30PM
Join leading scientist, agronomist and entrepreneurs as they fuel the future discovery, development and market delivery of microbiome. Three jam packed days of case studies, discussions and debates.

Startup Job and Resource Fair – February 23rd, 4PM – 6PM
If you are looking to work at a startup or launch your own business, this is the fair for you. Join local entrepreneurs, connect with local businesses, and companies looking to hire interns.

Duke Cyber Pitch Competition – February 26th, 12PM – 5 PM
Join Duke Sanford Cyber Policy Program and selected applicants as they pitch their business ideas to investment experts.

Women in Business Conference – March 22nd, 10:30AM – 1:30PM
Experts share how they have succeeded in their industries and have changed their companies dynamic to include a more inclusive and diverse establishment. Increase productivity and creativity, company retention, new innovations, are just a few of the benefits these companies can’t ignore.

Cary Chamber 2022 Business Expo – March 23rd, 12PM – 5PM
Explore networking opportunities and business to business exhibits

NC Biotech’s Life Science Economic Development – April 19th, 8:30AM – 5PM
Explore North Carolina’s thriving Life Science sector and the opportunities to grow within the industry. Discuss workforce development, life science trends, expansion through small company growth, gene therapy and much more.

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