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1 Million Cups Coastal Entrepreneur Award Winners Series


Wednesdays, July 29 - September 30

Congratulations to the 11 Greater Wilmington Business Journal CEA winners. Show your support by attending & interacting with the winners during this 2 month series presented by 1 Milllion Cups Wilmington.

July 29: WorkTok and Electronic Lab Logs kick off the series with a return to 1MC for updates on their busy summers!

August 5: End of Days Distillery

August 12: Isosceles Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

August 19: Lighthouse Films

August 26: Connected Home

September 2: Tama Tea

September 9: NourishNC

September 16: Wrightsbille Beach Brewery

September 23: Coastal Pet Hospice

September 30: Epiphany Software Corporation


Dial-Up Disrupt - ON HOLD until August 7

Every Friday, 12 P.M. - 1 P.M. via Zoom

Join the CIE community to socialize new ideas that disrupt current trends and 'how things have always been done'. A new topic or industry will be tossed out to start the conversation, but we will go where the community conversation takes us. In place of that 'napkin stage' idea over an iced cold beverage at lunch, join us via Zoom from your home office every Friday at noon!

nc fILM forum: Legals & Locations

Second Tuesday of Every Month

August 12, 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

MED (Minority Enterprise Development) Week

Monday, October 5-Saturday, October 10

MED Week recognizes the achievements of local minority entrepreneurs, provides opportunities for networking, and presents workshops to help grow and strengthen businesses. There are a variety of events line up throughout the week catering to all businesses, please visit our program schedule for more information. 


AI Bridge / Port City Analytics Joint Meetup 

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 - will announce a new date in the future!

The Art and Science of Data Preprocessing - Tools, Tips and Best-Practice Sharing

As data analysts well know, real-world data is usually not ready to be used in analytical tasks. It is often dirty, misaligned, missing data, duplicate records and other inaccuracies. A tedious and time consuming process called data preprocessing is necessary to convert the raw data into a well-defined form for analytics models. Time spent on data preprocessing can be tedious and typically takes much longer than the time spent on the rest of the analytics tasks. There are now a variety of software tools available to data science practitioners which automate the process and can significantly reduce the time spent on data preprocessing tasks.

Dr. Ralph Reda, a Certified Analytics Professional, and UNCW instructor of Business Analytics will provide an overview of the data preprocessing steps and demonstrate some of the tips and tools that make data preparation quicker and easier. Session attendees are also encouraged to share their best practices and techniques with the audience. Feel free to bring a laptop to follow along or to share your dirty data challenges.

FREE for everyone!
Refreshments will be served.
For questions, contact Professor Reda at