WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and all things happening in the North Carolina startup world.
“The Headliners” is a multi-part weekly roundup of upcoming events to add to your calendar. To find out what’s happening in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part two of the “Headliners” column. Another post highlights events in September. Meetups that occur on a regular basis are listed here. If you’d like your event to be included, feel free to send me an email.
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Here’s our lineup of Triangle events through the end of August:
August 12, 3-4:30 p.m. @RIoT Labs
Join RIoT and NC IDEA for an interactive information session on the upcoming NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant programs, which offer $10,000 and $50,000 (respectively) to support growth-oriented startups. Participants will learn about the programs’ eligibility requirements and how to write a competitive application before the September 9 deadline.
August 12-13 @McKimmon Conference & Training Center
The North Carolina Military Business Center is hosting a two-day conference focused on aerospace challenges and demands, as well as the opportunities and regional capabilities presented by this growing market.
August 12-18 @Raleigh Convention Center
Don’t miss the largest major esports competition held in Raleigh in over five years, hosted by Ubisoft in partnership with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. More TechWire coverage here.
August 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. @UNC Institute for the Environment
UNC’s Institute for the Environment hosts a monthly breakfast inviting a guest speaker to discuss their latest research and projects.
August 13, 3-4 p.m.
NC IDEA is hosting a webinar covering everything folks need to know about the upcoming NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant programs, which offer $10,000 and $50,000 (respectively) to support growth-oriented startups. Learn about the programs’ eligibility requirements and how to write a strong application.
August 13, 3-7 p.m. @Spaces at The Dillon
Join the local gaming community for a fun networking event featuring food, drinks, and video and board games.
August 13, 5:15-7:30 p.m. @5 Laboratory Drive
Triangle Biotech Tuesday, a monthly event series, connects scientific professionals across the Research Triangle area.
August 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
In this TechGirlz workshop, students will learn about database structures and SQL statements. Snacks will be provided.
August 14, 9-10 a.m. @American Underground (@Blackwell/ATC)
1 Million Cups, presented by Kauffman, is a weekly informal pitch event for the startup community. Join for free coffee and entrepreneurial support as local startups deliver their presentations.
August 14, 12-1 p.m. @Smashing Boxes
August 14, 1-4 p.m.
NC IDEA is concluding its 2019 Summer Series program with a discussion featuring several local entrepreneurs who will share their journey and answer the audience’s questions.
August 15, 8-10 a.m. @RTP Headquarters
Developers, designers, startups and tech enthusiasts are invited to join this monthly meetup for free networking over breakfast, plus a series of showcase presentations.
August 15, 8:30-10 a.m. @Pendo
Join Innovate Raleigh in meeting the candidates for Raleigh’s next municipal election. Attendees will get to hear about the key points of their platforms and engage them in a Q&A.
August 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. @Archie K. Davis Conference Center
RTI Innovation Advisors is hosting a free expert-led workshop covering the best ways to define, design and implement artificial intelligence or machine learning projects successfully.
August 15, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
Join RIoT for a lunch and learn featuring Nordic Semiconductor and its new nRF9160 cellular IoT platform.
August 15, 4-6 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club
AMA Triangle’s next meeting features light snacks, networking and a talk from Russ Klein, CEO of the American Marketing Association.
August 15, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier
At RTP Frontier’s next RTP180 seminar, attendees will hear about the science of water from five local experts.
August 15, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)
In this Demo Day event, Momentum’s fifth cohort of Immersive Web Development course students will present the Python and Django projects they’ve developed during the 12-week program. Food and drinks will be provided.
Duke Institute for Health Innovation’s Innovation Jam is a Shark Tank-style pitch event where students, faculty, staff and trainees can pitch their health innovations to the audience. The event is scheduled for October 17.
With its partnership with Google for Startups, Bunker Labs recently expanded its Basecamp mentorship program to Raleigh. Ten veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs will be selected for six months of free co-working space and business training. The next cohort begins in October.
August 19, 4-5 p.m.
This monthly webinar series hosts a global health professional who will share insights and advice for advancing your career. This session features Dr. Laura Hoemeke of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.
August 19, 5:30-7 p.m. @The Cottages at Brier Creek
Join Raleigh Chamber for an evening networking event with fellow members of the business community.
August 19, 6-8 p.m. @NC Biotechnology Center
Women in Bio’s RTP chapter is hosting a summer book club meetup to discuss Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, the story of the rise and fall of biotech startup Theranos.
August 20, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
This event convenes educators and business leaders to collaborate on the roles each play in ensuring students are career-ready for the job pipeline.
August 20, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @RTP Frontier
The next installment of RTP Frontier’s “On the Menu” workshop series will cover the general types of grantmaking organizations for nonprofits, how to access them and how to engage with their resources.
August 20, 12 p.m.
The Joules Accelerator provides training, mentoring and partner access for post-revenue, pre-Series A clean energy startups. Applications are live for the program’s fifth cohort.
August 20, 6-7:30 p.m. @American Underground
ImBlackInTech’s monthly mixer event convenes the local entrepreneurial community in support of the growth of founders and professionals of color in the Triangle’s tech startup ecosystem.
August 20, 6-8 p.m. @New Bethel Baptist Church, Rolesville
Join Chisa Pennix-Brown, CEO of Lady Bizness, as she leads a seminar on market research tools and how to use them for your business.
August 20-21 @McKimmon Center
The NC Veteran’s Business Association’s VetBiz Summit extends resources, education and connections to North Carolina’s veteran-owned businesses. The three education tracks for this year’s summit are: obtaining procurement opportunites, accessing corporate procurement opportunities and understanding the role of NVBDC Certification in growing a business.
August 21, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @NC Electric Membership Corporation
This intensive, one-day boot camp is a deep dive into how North Carolina’s energy economy works.
August 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @1789
Join this open house to learn more about UNC Chapel Hill’s coworking space for startups, 1789, located downtown on Franklin Street.
August 21, 5-7 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill
DHIT’s free networking event comes to Chapel Hill this month. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers.
August 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. @UNC Chapel Hill Student Union Great Hall
Join E4 Carolinas in Chapel Hill for a series of discussions on micro-grids, energy storage and data analytics.
August 22, 5-7 p.m. @Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Join Cary Chamber for an evening of networking with other local professionals over beverages. The event also includes prize-winning opportunities.
August 22, 5-8 p.m. @Caktus Group
In this TechGirlz workshop, students will use the open-source Audacity software to learn how to create beats, rhythms and chord progressions. They’ll be able to take home their projects upon completing the seminar.
August 22, 5:30-7 p.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh
Join Bunker Labs RDU and Jesse Jones from Four Score Law to learn about business contracts.
August 22, 6-8 p.m. @Microsoft Corporate Headquarters
Join We Are Connect-ED and Microsoft for an evening of networking at their Quarterly Black Leaders Mixer series.
August 23, 7:30-9 a.m. @Umstead Hotel and Spa
Raleigh Chamber’s next C-Suite Perspectives event features a talk from Martha Frye, senior regional vice president of southeastern operations at Nationwide Insurance.
August 23, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions
This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.
August 23, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. @RTP HQ
The third annual event of its kind, the Best Life Executive Summit includes a keynote over lunch, breakout sessions, panel discussions and a cocktail reception. The theme of this year’s program is “Flourishing – In Business and in Life.”
August 23, 5-8 p.m. @WeWork One Glenwood
The Downtown Techies Meetup is hosting a special summertime party and fundraiser for kids coding program Hackathon Jr.
UNC’s EcoStudio program helps to connect students with partner organizations on and off campus to get involved with projects they’re interested in.
August 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center
This event, hosted by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, helps attendees practice and grow their networking skills and expand their professional networks.
August 27, 5:30-7 p.m. @WeWork Durham.ID
This month, the Triangle Cybersecurity Meetup is bringing in Arshad Noor, CTO of StrongKey, from Silicon Valley for a discussion on data protection and cyber resilience in IT.
August 27, 6-8 p.m. @The Rickhouse
Come check out software demos from the latest cohort of Project Shift’s immersive coding fellowship program.
August 27, 7-9 p.m. @Fox and Hound
Bring your ideas and opinions to the next Midtown Techies meetup. Events are held on the last Tuesday of every month.
August 28, 6-8 p.m. @The Bullpen
Duke is hosting an expo of more than 30 programs and clubs focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Join to network and learn more about these I&E opportunities.
For its Flash Grant program, the North Carolina Biotech Center is on the lookout for innovative life science technology ideas with commercial potential. Applications for the latest cycle in the program are due at noon.
August 28-29 @Durham Arts Council
This conference provides insight and information on the different ways B2B and B2C companies can increase loyalty, expand their marketing, improve their brand experience and boost their revenue.
August 28-29 @Hilton Raleigh North Hills
Government Technology is hosting a two-day event in Raleigh focused on cybersecurity topics relevant to both public and private sector leaders. The program includes keynotes, panels, networking and career-focused breakout sessions.
August 29, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @PNC Arena
During this month’s Raleigh Chamber YP Network meeting, business coach Meridith Walters will lead a session on professional development and leadership.
August 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott City Center
Raleigh Chamber is hosting a panel with Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair Jessica Holmes, City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Wake County Board of Education Chair Dr. Jim Martin, who will participate in a moderated Q&A session with the local business community.
August 29, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
At this RIoT lunch and learn, participants will learn how to do real-time complex calculations across measurements with InfluxDB 2.0 and the new Query Language Flux.
August 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m. @Partners I
NC State Entrepreneurship and HQ Raleigh invite students, faculty/staff, alumni and community members to join for the grand opening of HQ Centennial, a new space for startups to launch their products/services on campus.
August 29, 5-8 p.m. @Kramden Institute
August 29-30 @Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
The theme of this year’s Data Science NC Conference is “Leveraging AI and Machine Learning in the Age of Information.” The event showcases advanced data science applications across several industries and disciplines.
August 30, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Wake Technical Community College – RTP Campus
This full-day event is tailored for coders, engineers, IT teams and other tech professionals. The program includes multiple interest-based tracks as well as free developer kits, cloud credits and prototyping tools. Lunch is provided.
August 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Join Raleigh Chamber for a panel on leadership, featuring Paula Brown Stafford of Novan, Inc., Sarah Quinlan of Carolantic Fund, Caroline Welch of ABC-11 Eyewitness News and Diane Becton of Wells Fargo (moderator).
DHIT is hosting its inaugural startup pitch competition at the 2019 DHIT Summit on November 13 in Durham. The organization welcomes early-stage healthcare startups to apply for the opportunity to pitch their products and services to a live audience. Applications are due at 5 p.m. EST.