Jan. 15Applications available online
April 15Application deadline
May 6Finalists notified
May 12-16Entrepreneur interviews conducted
May 30Selected ventures notified
June 12Kick-off dinner and social with entrepreneurs
June 19 – Aug. 28Thursday night updates
Sept. 11Showcase finale
Weekly Meet-Up Schedule:
Cherokee will convene a weekly dinner meetup between the entrepreneurs and the Advisory Committee. These dinners will be informal and are designed to encourage the entrepreneurs to communicate, collaborate and examine their business models and environmental impact.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetups will be held at 111 E. Hargett St., Suite 300, Raleigh, NC.
If you would like to attend any of the dinners this summer, please RSVP to JT Vaughn (jvaughn@cherokeefund) at least four days in advance.
Thursday, June 12Kickoff event, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 19Weekly Meetup #1, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 26Weekly Meetup #2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 4OFF WEEK for 4th of July
Thursday, July 10Weekly Meetup #4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 17Weekly Meetup #5, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 24Weekly Meetup #6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 31Weekly Meetup #7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7Weekly Meetup #8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14Weekly Meetup #9, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21Weekly Meetup #10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28Weekly Meetup #11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11Finale, Marbles Museum Downtown Raleigh