Coffee & Conversation is a recurring webinar covering the latest and greatest startup topics from the Triangle’s seasoned experts. Enjoy!


Hiring Software Engineers

As part of GrepBeat’s Coffee & Conversation series, we’ve assembled three pros to discuss the do’s and don’ts of hiring and retaining high-quality software engineers. The panelists are: Melissa Crosby (Kaleido), Kristina Vanover (Onna), and David Rogers (Grove Collaborative). Host: Pete McEntegart (GrepBeat).
This Coffee & Conversation episode is sponsored by HireNetworks. Recorded on Friday, August 7, 2020.


Angel Investing in the Triangle

Three leading members of the Triangle’s Angel investor community discuss the ABCs (and all the other letters) of Angel investing. The panelists are: Jan Davis (Founder of Davis Growth Partners and active angel investor), Mark Friedman (President of RTP Capital and Portfolio Manager of The Launch Place), and Randy Myer, (Managing Director of the Carolina Angel Network). Host: Pete McEntegart (Managing Editor of GrepBeat). This Coffee & Conversation episode was sponsored by Hutchison PLLC. Recorded on Friday, June 5, 2020.


 

From Dotcom Bust To Covid-19

Three Triangle-area founders discuss lessons learned from the Dotcom Bust of 2000-’01, the Great Recession, 9/11 and other past crises and downturns—and what that might teach us about dealing with today’s strange times. Guests: Joe Colopy (Jurassic Capital/Bronto), Jes Lipson (Levitate/ShareFile) and Scot Wingo (Spiffy/ChannelAdvisor/etc.) Host: Pete McEntegart (GrepBeat) The first three episodes of Coffee & Conversation are sponsored by Pacific Western Bank. Recorded on Friday, April 17, 2020.


Triangle VCs Talk Covid-19 Impact

Three Triangle-area VCs discuss how the Covid-19 crisis is reshaping the environment for investment capital and what it means to their portfolio companies—and startups that hope to land investment. Guests: Jason Caplain (Bull City Venture Partners), Lister Delgado (IDEA Fund Partners), and Tobi Walter (Cofounders Capital). Host: Pete McEntegart (GrepBeat) The first three episodes of Coffee & Conversation are sponsored by Pacific Western Bank. Recorded on Friday, April 10, 2020.