Introducing the newest Startup Summit Chapter in Charlotte, NC! We bring you the very best events and conferences for entrepreneurs around Startup success! Led by managing director Bryan Dennstedt, in partnership with Startup Summit HQ in Raleigh, NC, we are excited to bring you the Charlotte Conference very soon! More details to follow…

Up Coming Events

Take your 2020 to the next level! “Leadership Beyond Profits” with Joe Topinka.

Join us in celebrating the new year by meeting new people and learning from leaders! At this special event, we feature speaker 3time CIO of the year winner and founder of CIO Mentor,LLC, Joe Topinka. Joe will deliver you a great talk about “Leadership Beyond Profits”.. Provide you key ideas that will benefit you this year.

A great night at a special venue, Advent Coworking to meet some new friends, gather with colleagues, and learn something new that you can apply to reach the summit of your startup and entrepreneur’s aims!

Any questions reach out to Managing Director, Bryan Dennstedt via Linkedin or you can also email us at

About Joe:
Joe Topinka is a recognized game-changing career CIO, author, and executive coach. His ground-breaking book, IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide, helps individuals and companies bridge the chasm between business stakeholders and IT Organizations to achieve exponential results. In 2013 Joe was voted CIO of the year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Joe is the founder and chief coach of CIO Mentor, a consultancy where he is known for his pragmatic approach and delivering measurable results. He is Vice-Chair of the BRM Institute’s Executive Council and CIO of SnapAV in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Startup Summit brings together startups and entrepreneurs so they can exchange advice, strategies, and connections to help them grow their businesses.

These conferences are opportunities to educate, inspire and network entrepreneurs, startups and corporations across the region.
These events feature keynotes, panels and break-out working sessions along with consulting corners to help people grow personally and professionally.

Bryan Dennstedt

Managing Director


Bryan has more than 20 years of exemplary achievement in the field of Information Technology, working with premier companies such as iPic Entertainment, MDLive, IBM, and Xerox. He built his career on a reputation for integrity and technical expertise, and have progressed consistently through a broad range of roles, giving him a comprehensive understanding of his field. Between 1997 and 2000 he worked as a Developer for Xerox, and immediately after that he became a Solution Architect for IBM. There he built e-commerce and portal websites, and led an international team through the signing of a multi-million dollar SAP upgrade. Since 2008 he has served in a senior leadership capacity, first with City Power Marketing (energy trading) then MDLIVE (healthcare and telemedicine), and most recently with iPic Entertainment (Movie theaters and restaurants). In 2001, he completed a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on Information Technology. With his many years of on-the-job professional development and ongoing training, and the attainment of the degree, Bryan has built a reputation as a subject matter expert in his field.

Our Sponsors

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!