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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 29, 6-8 p.m. @Momentum Learning (Durham Campus)
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.
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.
PGS Workshop planners are inviting students to submit proposals for technical session presentations in this year’s program.
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.
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.