A host of events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks.

Lule eGames

Thursday, April 20th at 6 p.m. at Talley Student Union

The Lulu eGames is NC State’s biggest startup competition, with over $100k in prizes available for NC State entrepreneurs. For two months, NC State entrepreneurs have been developing their startups for a chance to win across six categories of competition: new venture, design & prototype, social impact, arts venture, built on cloud, and Daugherty Endowment. What startups will be launched with this cash investment? Find out during the Lulu eGames LIVE on

Register at: https://ei.ncsu.edu/egames/

WRAL TechWire Awards

Tuesday, April 25th at 6: m at Google Fiber Raleigh

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 we invite you to join us at Google Fiber to honor some of the best and brightest tech businesses–both startups and enterprise–in North Carolina and their successes over the past year. Cindy Whitehead, the CEO who sold Sprout Pharmaceuticals for some $1.5 billion in 2015, will be the keynote speaker at the event. She opened The Pink Ceiling, a cross between a VC firm, a ‘pinkubator’ and a consulting enterprise in Raleigh in 2016.
We hope to see you there and encourage you to invite friends and colleagues for a celebration of innovation from Manteo to Murphy! We’ll start at 6:00 PM with networking, and our awards program will begin at 7:00. The event will end by 9:00.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-wral-techwire-awards-tickets-32671185395

Band Together concert

Saturday, May 6th at Red Hat Amphitheater

Mark your calendars for May 6th – the Band Together Main Event at Red Hat Amphitheater. This year we’re bringing North Carolina’s Ben Folds to Red Hat for his one man piano show, with special guests The London Souls and opener The Travers Brothership, winners of Last Band Standing 2017!

Register at: https://www.bandtogethernc.org/events/main-event/

[Note: Information from our friends at Innovate Raleigh, the group’s latest calendar ]


  • – Duke Law Tech Lab: Demo Day – Friday, April 7th at 5:00pm at The Bullpen
  • – Triangle Startup Weekend – April 7th to April 9th at NCCU
  • – Let’s Innovate North Carolina – Saturday, April 8th at 9:30am at The Frontier
  • – BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention 2017 – April 8th-9th at Raleigh Convention Center
  • – 2017 State Energy Conference – April 11th-12th at McKimmon Center
  • – W.E. Do! Women Entrepreneurs Conference – Wednesday, April 12th, 9:00am to 2:00pm at Elon
  • – mHealth @Duke Conference: The Lifecycle of Digital Health Science – Wednesday, April 12th, 9:00am to 4:00pm at Trent Semans Center
  • – 2017 Cleantech Connect Career Fair – Wednesday, April 12th at 3:00pm at The McKimmon Center
  • – Exit Event: April Startup Social – Monday, April 17th at 6:00pm at Bull City Ciderworks
  • – NC Tech Talk Live: Internet of Things – Tuesday, April 18th, 8:30am to 11:00am at RTP Foundation
  • – East Coast Game Conference 2017 – April 18th to April 20th at Raleigh Convention Center
  • – Consumer Product Meetup – Wednesday, April 19th at 5:00pm at American Underground @Main
  • – Lulu eGames (NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative) – Thursday, April 20th at 6:00pm at Talley Student Union
  • – Innovate Carolina Conference 2017 – Friday, April 21st at The Biotech Center
  • – Women in Business Awards 2017 – Friday, April 21st at 11:30am at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree
  • – Sales Jam 3.0 – Friday, April 21st, 1:00pm to 5:00pm at tekMountain (Wilmington)
  • – Wilmington Startup Social @tekMountain – Friday, April 21st at 5:00pm at tekMountain
  • – Reese News Lab Pitch Day – Friday, April 21st at 3:30pm at UNC-CH –
  • – 2017 Duke MBA Minority Business Conference – Saturday, April 22nd, 8:00am to 7:00pm at Fuqua School of Business
  • – TEDxRaleigh 2017: #foundations – Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00am to 4:00pm at Lincoln Theatre
  • – Triangle Tech Breakfast – Tuesday, April 25th at 8:00am at RTP HQ
  • – WRAL Techwire Awards 2017 – Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00pm at Google Fiber Raleigh
  • – COMx: Exploring Innovative Structures for Social Sector Organizations – Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30pm at Loading Dock Raleigh
  • – Innovate Your Cool Conference – Saturday, April 29th at 10:00am at American Underground @Main


  • – Inaugural Triangle REVenue Exchange Event – Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:30pm at The Frontier
  • – 2017 State of Technology – Friday, May 5th, 8:30am to 3:00pm at Durham Convention Center
  • – Band Together: Main Event w/ Ben Folds – Saturday, May 6th at Red Hat Amphitheater
  • – Export Finance: A Strategic Approach – Thursday, May 11th, 8:30am to 4:30pm, at Bank of America
  • – Exit Event: May Startup Social – Monday, May 15th at 6:00pm at The Pinkubator
  • – Startup Grind Celebrates Female Founders Month – Wednesday, May 17th at 6pm at The Pinkubator
  • – Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, May 18th at 8:00am at RTP HQ
  • – Moogfest 2017 – May 18th-21st in Downtown Durham
  • – Fusion Conference 2017 (Venture Capital) – June 7th & 8th in Washington DC
  • – Women Entrepreneurship EntreDot Expo 2017 – Tuesday, June 13th at The Frontier
  • – How to Find Product Market Fit w/ Chris Heivly of Techstars (Startup Grind) – Wednesday, June 14th at 6:00pm
  • – Tech Venture Conference 2017 – September 19th-20th at Raleigh Convention Center
  • – All Things Open 2017 – October 23rd-24th at Raleigh Convention Center
  • – Women in Tech Summit 2017 – Saturday, November 11th at The Frontier
  • – Internet Summit – November 15th-16th at Raleigh Convention Center

Recurring Startup Events (join these meetups for regular updates):

  • 1 Million Cups: http://tri.sites.1millioncups.com/
  • Agile RTP: http://www.meetup.com/agileRTP/
  • ACM Raleigh: http://www.meetup.com/ACM-Raleigh/
  • Apache Apex (Native Hadoop)- Raleigh Chapter: http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Apex-native-Hadoop-Raleigh-Chapter/
  • AWS Raleigh: http://www.meetup.com/AWS-Raleigh/
  • – Betr: Free 45 min group exercise class – Every Wednesday at 5:30pm next to Happy + Hale Raleigh -More Info (new group)
  • Big Data Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Raleigh/
  • BMES RTP Industry Chapter: http://www.meetup.com/BMES-RTP-Industry-Chapter/
  • GirlDevelopIt RDU: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-RDU/
  • Hackster IoT Meetup – Raleigh: http://www.meetup.com/Hackster-Raleigh/
  • Health 2.0 NC Triangle: http://health20nc.com/
  • Intent – A UI/UX Design Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/intent-design/
  • Internet Marketing Mastermind Group: http://www.meetup.com/raleigh-internet-marketing/
  • Lean Startup Circle RTP: http://www.meetup.com/lsc-rtp/
  • MidTowne Techies (Raleigh): http://www.meetup.com/MidTowne-Techies/
  • Modern Web (Triangle): http://www.meetup.com/trianglemodernweb/
  • NC’s Regional Internet of Things: http://www.meetup.com/NC-RIoT-Regional-Internet-of-Things/
  • NC Tech4Good: http://www.meetup.com/NCTech4Good/
  • NC Triangle Android Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/TriDroid/
  • NC Triangle Crowdfunders Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/NC-Triangle-Crowdfunders-Meetup/
  • North Carolina Startup: Idea to IPO: http://www.meetup.com/North-Carolina-Idea-to-IPO/
  • Product Thinking Raleigh-Durham: https://www.meetup.com/ProductThinkingRaleighDurham/ (New Group)
  • Project Falcon – Sharing Web Development Approaches: http://www.meetup.com/Project-Falcon/
  • PyData Triangle: http://www.meetup.com/PyData-Triangle/
  • Raleigh Building Agile Clouds w/ Open Stack: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Triange-Building-Agile-Clouds-with-OpenStack/
  • Raleigh-Durham Web Design Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/WebDesign2-0/
  • Raleigh DevOps Networking Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-DevOps-Networking-Meetup/
  • Raleigh/Durham PowerBI User Group: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Durham-PowerBI-User-Group/ (New Group)
  • Raleigh Epic Mastermind Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Epic-Mastermind-Meetup/
  • Raleigh Independent Game Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Independent-Game-Developers/
  • Raleigh Popup Coworking Group: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Pop-Up-Coworking-Group/
  • Raleigh Software Development Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-TnYUXwVr/
  • Raleigh Solopreneur Lunch Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Solopreneur-Lunch-Meetup/
  • Refresh the Triangle: http://www.meetup.com/refreshthetriangle/
  • Research Triangle Analysts: http://www.meetup.com/Research-Triangle-Analysts/
  • Research Triangle EdTech Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/RTPedtech/
  • RTP 180: http://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-180/
  • RTP New Tech: http://www.meetup.com/RTP-New-Tech/
  • RTP AI-Machine Learning Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/RTPBigData/
  • Stacked! Building Better Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Stacked/
  • Stacki Durham: http://www.meetup.com/Stacki-Durham/
  • SW Wake Small Business Owners Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/SE-Wake-Small-Business-Owners-Meetup/
  • Tech Talent South: http://www.meetup.com/Tech-Talent-South-Raleigh/
  • The Nest: http://www.meetup.com/nestraleigh/
  • Triangle AAUGA: http://www.triangle-aauga.org/
  • Triangle Area Mesos User Group: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Area-Mesos-User-Group/
  • Triangle Bitcoin Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Bitcoin-Meetup/
  • Triangle Bluemix (IBM) Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/rtpbluemix/
  • Triangle Code for America: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Code-for-America/
  • Triangle Cocoa: Mac & iOS Development Meetups: http://www.meetup.com/nscoderrtp/
  • Triangle Clojure Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/TriClojure/
  • Triangle DevOps: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-DevOps/
  • Triangle Drupal Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/triDUG/
  • Triangle Ember: http://www.meetup.com/triangle-ember/
  • Triangle Front End Developers: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Front-End-Developers/
  • Triangle Hadoop Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/TriHUG/
  • Triangle iMeetup: http://www.meetup.com/TriMeetup/
  • Triangle JavaScript: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-JavaScript/
  • Triangle Kubernetes Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Kubernetes-Meetup/
  • Triangle Lisp & Scheme: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Lisp-Scheme/
  • Triangle MongoDB User Group: http://www.meetup.com/MongoRaleigh/
  • Triangle Marketing Club: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Marketing-Club/
  • Triangle .NET User Group: http://www.meetup.com/TRINUG/
  • Triangle Open Stack Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-OpenStack-Meetup/
  • Triangle PHP: http://www.meetup.com/trianglephp/
  • Triangle Ruby Brigade: http://www.meetup.com/raleighrb/
  • Triangle SQL Server Users Group: http://www.meetup.com/tripass/
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-TechBreakfast/
  • Triangle UXPA Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-UXPA-Social-Meetup/
  • Triangle Venture Hacked – Get Funded: http://www.meetup.com/triangleventurehacked/ (New Group)
  • Triangle Zoho User Group: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Zoho-User-Group/ (New Group)
  • TriPython Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/tripython/