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

Here is an overview of these and other upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

​InnovateHER Pitch Competition

Wednesday, May 31 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Pinkubator

Working on the next breakthrough for women? Don’t miss your chance to take home a piece of $70,000 in total cash prizes! The Small Business Administration (SBA) is looking for entrepreneurs with innovative products or services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. To kick if off, The Pink Ceiling is hosting an official competition at the Pinkubator on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Moogfest 2017

May 18-21 in Downtown Durham

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology.

Our Mission: Grow a global community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies and design radical instruments for change.

Other May events

  • 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
  • Founders Day 2017 – Tuesday, May 16th at 5:30pm at The Frontier in RTP
  • Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference – Tuesday, May 16th, 9:00am to 5:00pm at NC Nature Research Center –
  • An Afternoon with Nancy Duarte: Revealing the Secrets of Great Talks – Tuesday, May 16th at 3:00pm at HQ Raleigh
  • Book Launch Party for “On Camera Coach” – Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm at HQ Raleigh
  • Startup Grind Celebrates Female Founders Month – Wednesday, May 17th at 6pm at The Pinkubator
  • Big Top Tech Job Fair @ Moogfest 2017 – Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00pm at The Cage ATC
  • Shopify Meetup Durham: Growth – Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00pm at AU @Main
  • Moogfest 2017 – May 18th-21st in Downtown Durham
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, May 18th at 8:00am at RTP HQ
  • B Corp Happy Hour – Thursday, May 18th at 6:00pm at Fair Game Beverage
  • Artsplosure 2017: The Raleigh Arts Festival – May 19th-21st in Downtown Raleigh
  • Brunch with Brands: Executing Your Vision – Saturday, May 20th at 11:30am at Brio Tuscan Grille
  • Challenge Cup Durham – Wednesday, May 24th at 11:30am at AU @Main
  • NC Legal Innovators Meetup – Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30pm at Citrix
  • B Corp 101 – Thursday, May 25th at 8:30am at HQ Raleigh
  • Cash from the Crowd: Triangle Food Makers – Thursday, May 25th at 5:00pm at AU @Main
  • -InnovateHER Pitch Competition – Wednesday, May 31st at 5:30pm at The Pink Ceiling
  • Small Business Tax Essentials – Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30pm at West Regional Library


  • Triangle Smart Cities Summit – Tuesday, June 6th, 8:00am to 3:00pm at Hunt Library
  • RIoT Investor Panels & Startup Pitch Night – Tuesday, June 6th, 3:00pm to 8:30pm, at Hunt Library
  • 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
  • IoT Slam Live Conference 2017, June 21st-22nd at RTP
  • Fairfax Tech Days (w/ Fairfax VC) – June 21st-22nd around Raleigh & Durham
  • Dream Big…Dream STEM Student Conference 2017 – Saturday, June 24th at McKimmon Center
  • 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/