WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, summits and conferences, workshops and all things happening in the North Carolina startup world. “The Headliners” is a two-part weekly roundup of noteworthy upcoming events to add to your calendar.

This digest specifically focuses on events happening in the Triangle this month, including the Big Top Startup Crawl, a panel on Agile leadership, an online auction organized by the NC TECH Association, a handful of lunch and learns, some educational workshops and plenty of networking. The roundup also features application deadlines for competitions, grants and accelerators.

To find out what’s happening in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part two of this week’s “Headliners” column, paired with a preview of Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, held June 6-9 in Charlotte.

Another post highlights hot events in June. Monthly meetups that occur on a regular basis are listed in full here.

Check out a full range of events on TechWire’s interactive calendar for more. If you would like an event to be added to the calendar and weekly roundup, feel free to send me an email.

#thebigidea project Lunch and Learn
May 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @The Frontier

#thebigidea project is an opportunity for Triangle startups to win development and consulting services from Big Pixel. Learn more about the program at this free lunch and learn at The Frontier. Pizza will be provided.

Bee Downtown Hive Tour @ The Frontier Campus
May 21, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. @The Frontier

RTP Frontier presents an exclusive tour of its beehive network, installed in partnership with Bee Downtown. A light lunch will be provided.

Big Top Startup Crawl
May 21, 5-8 p.m. @Spreedly

This event kicks off Big Top’s new Startup Crawl, which will take startup teams to the hottest startup spaces in the Triangle. First up is Spreedly’s newly renovated office in downtown Durham. Attendees will also get to hear from a few recent Startup Stampede grads—Wotter, Tracy’s Gourmet and Beard and Lady. This is an opportunity for teams to make connections, share their stories and learn from other companies along the way.

TOP TEN Google Tools Hands-On Sessions: YouTube
May 21, 6-8 p.m. @Google Fiber in Raleigh

Wake Tech’s Center for Entrepreneurship is holding a series of workshops to teach local business owners how to master essential tech tools. This track focuses on the Google Suite, with monthly sessions detailing Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, GoogleVoice and YouTube. May’s workshop continues with a lesson covering YouTube.

2018 TECH CEO Online Auction
May 22, 12 p.m. – May 24, 12 p.m.

Register as a bidder for the NC TECH Association’s exclusive online auction, which offers the opportunity to win one-on-one meetings with executives at North Carolina tech companies. Note: Participants must register and be an employee of an NC TECH member company to join the online auction.

ReCity Roundtable
May 22, 12-1 p.m. @ReCity in Durham

ReCity Roundtable is a monthly speaker series spotlighting community leaders who are tackling complex social issues through innovation and collaboration.

Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
May 22, 12-1:30 p.m. @Wilson Chamber of Commerce

Triangle entrepreneurs are invited to attend a seminar detailing how to use the Localstake NC crowdfunding platform as a funding source for their businesses. The event, held at the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, will be led by Mark Easley of CrowdfundNC.com. Tickets are free.

Triangle Marketing Club: Rebranding—The Good. The Bad. The What The Hell Were They Thinking.
May 22, 6-8:30 p.m. @ HQ Raleigh

What is rebranding and why do companies choose to do it? The next Triangle Marketing Club meetup will be addressing these questions in a panel featuring branding pros Jim Hickman and Dean Logan, who will demonstrate the practical steps companies and individuals can take to rebrand.

1 Million Cups RTP
May 23, 9-10 a.m. @The Frontier

Research Triangle Park, in partnership with Kauffman Labs, hosts regular informal pitch events for the startup community at The Frontier. Join for free coffee and entrepreneurial community support as Fixional, Inc. and NEATCap Medical, LLC deliver their presentations.

NC IDEA Summer School Series: TransformationBranding w/ Jonathan Prinz
May 23, 12-1 p.m. @The Classroom at American Underground

The NC IDEA Foundation is hosting a summer-long series of lunch and learns for the entrepreneurial community every Wednesday. In this session, branding consultant and expert Jonathan Prinz will share tips on how to create and maintain a powerful brand.

Startup Grind Triangle: Celebrating Female Founders
May 23, 6-9 p.m. @Smashing Boxes in Durham

In celebration of Female Founders Month, Startup Grind Triangle has teamed up with Smashing Boxes to host an event honoring all local female founders with awards, plus an open discussion on how the community can better support female entrepreneurs.

May 23-24 @Carolina Theatre

Spreedly is hosting a two-day conference featuring a series of keynotes and talks for payments professionals. The programming consists of an optional half-day session with Spreedly engineers and customers, then a full-day event offering technical and practical insights from industry experts.

Pendo Open House
May 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Pendo

Join the Pendo team in celebrating their expansion to the 14th floor in downtown Raleigh’s Wells Fargo building. Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres will be provided.

NC IDEA Summer School Series: Is Your Startup Camera Ready?
May 30, 12-1 p.m. @The Classroom at American Underground

The NC IDEA Foundation is hosting a summer-long series of lunch and learns for the entrepreneurial community every Wednesday. In this session, Justyn Kasierksi of Hutchison Law Group will show the audience how they can do due diligence easy when they find an investor or get acquired.

Research Triangle Regional Partnership’s State of the Region
May 30, 3-7 p.m. @Meymandi Hall in Raleigh

The 2018 State of the Region conference will tackle the challenges Triangle stakeholders need to address in order to make the region more competitive. It will also take a look at the Triangle’s strengths to determine what needs to be done to ensure even more economic growth in the future. Keynote speakers include The Pink Ceiling CEO and Founder Cindy Whitehead and Alexandria Real Estate Equities CEO Joel Marcus.

Empowering Women in Agile to Take the Lead
May 30, 6-8 p.m. @The Frontier

Women in Technology International is hosting an expert panel that will share insights into the latest trends and emerging practices in Agile leadership. Tickets are free for WITI members and $10 for non-members.

Application Deadline: NC TECH Betsy Y. Justus NC TECH Founders Scholarship
May 31

Established in memory of the founding CEO of the NC TECH Association, the Betsy Y. Justus Founders Scholarship supports young women who are pursuing an academic and career path in technology and engineering. The scholarship is offered on an annual basis. Two selected students will receive $4,000 and a Lenovo computer.