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.

Here’s a preview for the lineup of Triangle events happening in the next month, including some conferences and summits, a handful of lunch and learns, several 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 the “Headliners” column.

This week’s digest is paired with a separate story on the ImBlackInTech event series in Durham. Another post highlights events in September. 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.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA LABS Fall 2018 Cohort 1
August 13, 5 p.m.

NC IDEA seeks a new round of entrepreneurs for the fall 2018 cohorts of its LABS program, a four-week business development program covering important topics from customer discovery to business model strategy to product-market fit and more. Applications for the first cohort of the fall 2018 program are due August 13. Applications for the second cohort are due on September 10.

NC IDEA SEED: Putting Your Best Foot Forward (RTP Info Session)
August 13, 5-6 p.m. @The Frontier

Applications are open for NC IDEA’s next round of startup grants. At this info session, NC IDEA will present the SEED program requirements and share tips on what makes a solid application. NC IDEA SEED applications will open on August 20 and close on September 10.

Raleigh Chamber Healthcare Forum 2018
August 14, 8-10 a.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

Executives at Raleigh’s three large healthcare systems will discuss the evolution of healthcare in the Triangle. The speakers are UNC REX President Steve Burriss, WakeMed Health & Hospitals President and CEO Donald Gintzig, and Duke Raleigh Hospital President Dr. David Zaas. Tickets are $50 for employees of member firms; $80 for employees of non-member firms.

Bunker Brews Raleigh: Connecting with Veteran & Business Mentors to Grow Your Business
August 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh

The next Bunker Brews Raleigh event will feature a panel focused on the value of mentorship in entrepreneurs’ personal and professional lives. Panelists include Preston Linn of UNC and NC State’s joint Biomedical Engineering program, Brad Lienhart of EntreDot and Chris Wellington of Foosye.

Coding Basics: HTML, CSS and JavaScript—Free Crash Course
August 14, 6-8 p.m. @Momentum Learning (Durham)

Learn the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript at this free two-hour class hosted by Momentum Learning.

Tech Talent South Raleigh: Intro to Programming for Business People (Part 2)
August 14, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Learn the jargon, functions and tools of programming in this three-week course hosted by Tech Talent South Raleigh. The third and final installment in this program will be on August 21.

NC Chamber 2018 Conference on Education
August 15, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

This event convenes educators and business leaders to share ideas and collaborate on the roles each can play in ensuring North Carolina’s students are ready for the jobs of the future.

Power Electronics Microgrid Short Course
August 15, 8 a.m. – August 17, 3 p.m. @FREEDM Systems Center

NC State faculty and industry representatives will lead a course equipping engineering professionals with essential knowledge in power electronics and modern microgrids.

1 Million Cups RTP
August 15, 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 Fayetteville-based The Rock Guns and Accessories delivers a presentation.

NC IDEA Summer School Series: Pitching with John Austin
August 15, 12-1 p.m. @American Underground at Blackwell

At this workshop, NC IDEA Senior Director John Austin will guide entrepreneurs through the process of crafting the perfect pitch for potential funders. This event is part of NC IDEA’s summer-long lunch & learn series for local startups.

Digital Health Happy Hour: Health Engagement
August 15, 5-7 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

Join DHIT for networking and a health engagement discussion featuring pop-speaker Charlene Foley, director of consumer experience and enterprise strategy at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina. This event is free to attend.

Exclusive Workshop: Virtual Reality with Lucid Dream
August 15, 6-8 p.m. @Momentum Learning (Durham)

Learn the basic tools and frameworks used in virtual reality through an informative lesson and hands-on demos with staff from Lucid Dream.

RTP CFO Forum: Leadership and the CFO
August 16, 7:30-9 a.m. @Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP

Local CFOs are invited to join this monthly event to meet and collaborate with peer professionals in the Triangle.

Triangle TechBreakfast
August 16, 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.

WRAL Capital Area Career Expo
August 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @The McKimmon Center at NCSU

Check out all kinds of jobs and opportunities with local employers, including Fred Smith Company, Spectrum, NC State, the City of Raleigh, Extron, Grifols and more. Jobseekers can attend for free.

NC TECH Lunch & Learn: Bridging the Tech Career Workforce Shortage with Military Talent
August 16, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Bank of America Building, Raleigh

Join this lunch & learn to hear about the tech employment landscape in the Triangle and how military veteran career transitions can help address the IT workforce shortage in North Carolina.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Architecting an IoT Solution for Data Collection & Analysis
August 16, 12-1 p.m. @The Cannon Room

Influx Data Senior Developer David Simmons will lead a lunch and learn on the hardware and software components of end-to-end data monitoring and collection.

August 16, 12:30-6:30 p.m. @Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

This half-day event will feature small business roundtables, networking and showcasing opportunities. The keynote speaker is Jesse Lipson, founder of Sharefile and HQ Raleigh. Tentative agenda here.

RTP180: Agile
August 16, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

August’s RTP180 will feature five speakers who are using the applications of Agile in their day-to-day processes. Speakers include Mike Heydlauf of Siemens Healthineers, Janelle Gardner of Cisco Systems, Johnny Hackett Jr. of Unity Digital, Charles Rodriguez of Cengage and Arjay Hinek of Red Hat.

Raleigh Night Market
August 16, 6-11 p.m. @Raleigh Night Market

Join for a nighttime showcase of locally-produced art, food and drinks. A cookie decorating class with Southern Sugar Bakery will be hosted by SkillPop. The event also features live music and entertainment from local musicians and performers.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: How to Build IoT Solutions Using Boodskap Platform
August 17, 12-1 p.m. @The Cannon Room

At this RIoT lunch and learn event, Boodskap CEO Jegan Vincent will discuss hardware connectivity and IoT solutions with the Boodskap platform.

August 18, 7-10 p.m. @The Dillon

Join for evening of hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a costume contest and creative activities ahead of SPARKcon 2018 (which will be held September 13-16 in Raleigh).

Application Deadline: City Startup Labs 2018 Fall Session
August 19

City Startup Labs is welcoming applicants for the fall cohort of its Center of Excellence, a business strategy and development program for local ventures.

Big Top Startup Crawl
August 20, 6-8 p.m. @Google Fiber

Each month, Big Top leads an exclusive Startup Crawl taking founders and their teams to the hottest startup spaces in the Triangle. For August, Big Top is heading to the Google Fiber space in downtown Raleigh.

NC IDEA SEED Fall 2018 Grant Applications Open
August 20

The NC IDEA Foundation’s SEED grant program offers a select group of early-stage companies $50,000 in funding for launching their products/services and gaining more customers before they seek future investments. Applications are due September 10 at 5 p.m.

Triangle Blockchain Technology Working Group
August 21, 3:30-6 p.m. @Ward and Smith, P.A.

This meetup group meets every other month to unpack the basics of blockchain and its commercial applications.

TechGirlz: Intro to Arduino Programming
August 21, 5-8 p.m. @Parata Systems, Durham

This Triangle TechGirlz workshop offers participants hands-on interaction with Arduino programming. They’ll learn how to run their own projects using sensors and light displays.

Code for Durham: Board of Elections + Civic Hacking Session
August 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

Join Derek Bowens, director of the Durham County Board of Elections, for a meeting on using data and tech to improve elections with Durham’s new early voter locating tool.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series
August 21, 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.

4th RIoT Pitch Night & 1st RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) Pitch Night
August 21, 6-9 p.m. @Lincoln Theatre

Ten startups will compete for this year’s RIoT Championship Belt. Join to hear their pitches, meet past winners and get acquainted with the inaugural cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program. (More TechWire coverage here.)

NC VetBiz 2018 Networking Reception & Procurement Summit
August 21, 6 p.m. – August 22, 4 p.m. @McKimmon Center at NCSU

The North Carolina 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 Summit are: business tools, certifications and procurement opportunities. More coverage here.

Tech Talent South Raleigh: Intro to Programming for Business People (Part 3)
August 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Learn the jargon, functions and tools of programming in this course hosted by Tech Talent South Raleigh. This is the final installment in the three-week series.

Raleigh Chamber Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Conference 2018
August 22, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott City Center

This Raleigh Chamber-hosted conference will feature a series of keynotes, panels and breakout sessions focused on the ROI of diversity, equity and inclusivity within local companies.

NC TECH Lunch + Learn: The Road to AI is Paved with Pragmatic Intentions
August 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Bank of America Building, Raleigh

In this lunch and learn hosted by Veracity Solutions, participants will hearn how Apache Spark can help them create a pragmatic technology roadmap to AI, machine learning and Big Data analytics.

Digital Architects Collaboration
August 22, 1-3 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Tech Talent South Raleigh invites locals to attend its Digital Architects Collaboration event. Participants will work together to build a template for a future city that cultivates both technology and creative industries.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo
August 22-23 @Durham Convention Center

This conference features 50+ speakers, 40+ exhibitors and content tracks covering topics focused on connected fleets and alternative fuel. Attendees will get the latest insights on technologies surrounding biofuel, electric and natural gas and propane. (More coverage here.)

NC TECH CIO Reception
August 23, 5:30-7 p.m. @The State View Hotel

Engage with local CIOs and senior IT leaders at a reception in the Triangle, hosted by NC TECH.

C-Suite Perspectives – August 2018
August 24, 7:30-9 a.m. @Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary

Raleigh Chamber members are invited to hear a talk from Highwoods Properties, Inc. CEO, President and Director Ed Fritsch on how he combines the elements of people, portfolio, balance sheet and communication for continued success.

Triangle Tech Net
August 24, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions in Cary

This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

Application Deadline: Big Launch Challenge 2018
August 27

Danville, Virginia-based The Launch Place and RTP-based First Flight Venture Center are co-hosting their fifth annual Big Launch Challenge business pitch competition. Finalists will compete for awards up to $20,000. The live event will be held November 7.

ReCity Roundtable
August 28, 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.

AgBio + AgTech: Future Focused Agriculture Networking
August 28, 5-7 p.m. @Hickory Tavern, Cary

At the next AgBio + AgTech meetup, attendees can share ideas, make introductions and build connections at a casual networking social.

Triangle Marketing Club August Presentation: ‘Stealing’ the Best Content Ideas from Reddit
August 28, 6-9 p.m. @HQ Capital Club

Triangle Marketing Club’s August meeting will host Daniel Russell of Go Fish Digital, who will explain how to get great content ideas from Reddit.

Midtown Techies: Come Meet Your Neighbors in Tech
August 28, 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.

Application Deadline: Biotechnology Innovation Grant (BIG)
August 29, 12 p.m.

This grant, offered by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, supports research into the commercial applications of early-stage university inventions.

Spotlight on Travel: Making a World of Difference
August 29, 5:30-8 p.m. @The Frontier

In conjunction with the “Shared Humanity” art exhibit, photographer Justin Kase and others will share the impact of exploring other cultures and communities.

Learn Basic Game Development with JavaScript—FREE Crash Course
August 29, 6-8 p.m. @Momentum Learning (Durham Campus)

Learn the concepts needed to build games in JavaScript at this Momentum Learning-hosted workshop.

Pendo Careers & Community Night
August 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Pendo

Pendo and Wake County Economic Development are co-hosting the inaugural Careers and Community Night, part of Pendo’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. The community is invited to meet with Pendo staff and recruiters, and learn about the diversity and inclusion efforts at Wake County Economic Development and Raleigh Chamber. Drinks and snacks included.

Startup Grind Triangle, Feat. Morgan Creek Digital Assets Team #SGCRYPTO
August 30, 6-9 p.m. @Spaces

The Triangle chapter of Startup Grind will be hosting Morgan Creek Digital Assets for a talk on the future of blockchain, crypto and tokenized securities.

Student Abstract Submission Deadline: PGS International Workshop for Global Sustainability
August 30

PGS Workshop planners are inviting students to submit proposals for technical session presentations in this year’s program.

Application Deadline: All Things Open Startup Pitch Competition
August 31

Apply to present your five-minute pitch in front of VCs, CEOs and founders on the main stage of this year’s All Things Open conference in October.

Application Deadline: 2018 NC Chamber Emerging Leaders Program
August 31

North Carolina Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Program, a new professional development initiative, educates participants on business leadership, talent development and retention. The program will be held September 26 and 27 in Raleigh.