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.

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.

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 and will be featuring two Pinkubator companies: Sudsy and uMethod.

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.

Raleigh Chamber Talent Strategies Workshop
August 21, 8-10 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

At Raleigh Chamber’s next Talent Strategies Workshop, participants will learn about behavioral interviewing in the candidate search process from Red Hat Senior Manager of Global Talent Acquisition Tania Garcia Richardson. This is a members-only event.

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. More coverage here.

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.

1 Million Cups RTP
August 22, 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 travel tech startup Smiile Inc delivers a presentation.

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.

Application Deadline: NC Open Pass Civic Camp Speakers
August 22

Ahead of NC Open Pass: Civic Camp on September 21-22, event organizers are putting out a call for speakers among the civic tech community. Opportunities are available for lightning talks, panels and keynotes.

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.

Application Deadline: NC Open Pass Civic Camp Judges
August 31

Ahead of NC Open Pass: Civic Camp on September 21-22, event organizers are putting out a call for judges in the civic tech, startup and open data communities. Details here.