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 September, 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 upcoming Entrepalooza in Raleigh. Another post highlights events in October. 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.

Code for Durham: Open Data + Civic Hacking Session
September 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

Join Code for Durham to meet Anise Vance, Durham’s new Open Data manager, and hear more about the city’s data transparency hub.

Application Deadline: Big Launch Challenge 2018
September 4

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.

Innovate Carolina Network Forum Kickoff
September 5, 8:30-10 a.m. @Gerrard Hall

Innovate Carolina is launching a new forum series to help empower student and faculty entrepreneurs to further accelerate their ideas. At the series kickoff, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt will detail the university’s role in the innovation ecosystem and address the ways to further build on its progress using The Blueprint for Next strategic framework.

1 Million Cups RTP
September 5, 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 IRLYBRD delivers a presentation.

Raleigh-Durham eCommerce Roundtable
September 5, 4-6 p.m. @Bond Brothers Beer Co.

A panel of professionals and leaders in the Triangle’s ecommerce industry will unpack their ideas around selling products on Amazon and other marketplace platforms.

Duke Energy Initiative: Fall Kick-Off Energy Mix & BBQ
September 5, 5-7 p.m. @Gross Hall Patio

The Duke University Energy Initiative is hosting its first networking event of the school year. Join for a plate of BBQ and to check out Maxwell, a record-breaking vehicle developed by the Duke Electric Vehicles team.

Basics of HTML and CSS: Free Crash Course
September 5, 7-9 p.m. @Momentum Learning (Durham)

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

Women, Wine & Web Design
September 5, 7-9 p.m, @Imurj

Join Tech Talent South Raleigh for a workshop on web design. Wine will be provided.

LaunchBio Larger Than Life Science: Leading the Way
September 6, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield

Meet local VCs, get tips on growing your company and network with fellow members of the life science community at the Larger Than Life Science events series, presented by LaunchBio. Entrance is free-of-charge. This month’s theme is “Leading the Way.” (More coverage here.)

Carolina Innovations Seminar: Health Security Funding Opportunities & Disruptive Technologies
September 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. @Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery, Great Room

The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting its first Carolina Innovations Seminar of the semester. Emil Runge, program manager for First Flight Venture Center’s new Health Security Accelerator, will share details about the program and its opportunities.

NC Social Media Managers Monthly Meetup
September 6, 7-9 p.m. @Clairmont at Hillandale Apartments

At this meetup, participants can just relax and enjoy the sunset, maybe exchange some info too (if interested). The purpose of this meetup group is to meet your tribe of Social Media Managers and enjoy yourself.

Triangle Tech Net
September 7, 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.

Durham Chamber’s 5th Annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast
September 7, 8-10:30 a.m. @Durham Convention Center

This community event acknowledges the commitment of first responders serving Durham and the surrounding area. The event will be hosted by ABC11’s Amber Rupinta with featured speaker John Cerqueira, a locally based 9/11 survivor.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar
September 7, 9-9:30 a.m.

This free monthly interactive webinar provides participants with an overview of NC TECH’s activities, resources and member offerings.

Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
September 7, 12-1:30 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

North Carolina entrepreneurs are invited to attend a seminar all about how to use the Localstake NC investment crowdfunding platform as a funding source for their businesses. The discussion will be led by Mark Easley of CrowdfundNC.com. Tickets are free.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA SEED Fall 2018 Grant Cycle
September 10, 5 p.m.

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.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA LABS Fall 2018 Cohort 2
September 10, 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.

Code Basics Class, Powered by Durham Tech and Momentum Learning
September 10, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground

This 10-hour, five-session coding course will provide students with the basic groundwork for a career in web development.

NCHICA YPP Series: How to Establish Your Online Professional Reputation
September 10, 6-8 p.m. @Dave & Buster’s

Join this event to learn how to establish a professional presence online from NCHICA social media consultant Janet Kennedy.

Code Basics Class, Powered by Durham Tech and Momentum Learning
September 11, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground

This 10-hour, five-session coding course will provide students with the basic groundwork for a career in web development.

Monthly COINversation
September 12, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @Cafe Carolina & Bakery in Cary

In this monthly networking event, participants can meet and connect with other entrepreneurs and companies in the science and technology space.

Tech Talent South Raleigh: Understanding the Landscape of Virtual Reality
September 12, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Capital Club

This Tech Talent South Raleigh-hosted event will spotlight the latest innovations in AR and VR, as presented by local industry professionals. Food and drinks will be served.

How and Why Open Data Is Important to You and Your Business
September 12, 6-8 p.m. @1789

Join this Innovate Carolina event to learn about problem-solving using open innovation and open data solutions.

Code Basics Class, Powered by Durham Tech and Momentum Learning
September 12, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground

This 10-hour, five-session coding course will provide students with the basic groundwork for a career in web development.

CED Tech Conference 2018
September 12-13 @Raleigh Convention Center

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s flagship annual conference returns for a 34th year with 25+ company presentations, a demo showcase, investor reverse pitches, 75+ investment funds in attendance, and much more in store. See the and more information here.

Local Tech Day
September 13, 3-4:45 p.m. @The Loading Dock

DNA Group and ACES North America are presenting a trade show-style expo at Loading Dock and following happy hour at Lynwood Brewing Concern.

NC Tech Talk Live: Executive Conversation
September 13, 3:30-5 p.m. @MetLife, Cary

At this NC TECH-hosted event, MetLife Chief Digital Officer Greg Baxter will share the story of the company’s digital transformation.

Entrepalooza 2018
September 13, 5:30-8 p.m. @NC State Talley Student Union

Join Entrepalooza to check out the latest innovative projects, ventures and initiatives being launched at NC State. Agenda and details on the exhibitors here.

CompTIA AITP RTP Chapter: So You’ve Been Hacked—Now What?
September 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Lenovo Development Drive Campus, Building 8

CompTIA AITP RTP Chapter is hosting a program to provide insight on the effects of security breaches and remediation of the damage after they occur.

September 13-16

The Triangle’s open-source creativity festival features over 200 events separated into categories that represent every art form, from performances, to showcases to interactive games.

Code Basics Class, Powered by Durham Tech and Momentum Learning
September 17, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground

This 10-hour, five-session coding course will provide students with the basic groundwork for a career in web development.

Raleigh Chamber: Coffee with Natalie Perkins and Jeremy Holden
September 18, 7:30-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candid conversation with Natalie Perkins, the CEO of Clean, and Jeremy Holden, Clean’s president, chief strategy officer and partner.

Code for Durham: Expanding Housing Choices + Civic Hacking Session
September 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

Join Code for Durham to learn about local government’s efforts to expand housing choice options. The guest speaker is Durham City-County Senior Planner Hannah Jacobson.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series
September 18, 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.

Code Basics Class, Powered by Durham Tech and Momentum Learning
September 18, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground

This 10-hour, five-session coding course will provide students with the basic groundwork for a career in web development.

CIO Peer2Peer Meeting
September 18, 7:30-9 p.m.

NC TECH members are invited to join local CIOs and senior IT leaders to discuss relevant topics at the next CIO Peer2Peer meeting.

The Startup Life of a Student: From Idea to Acquisition
September 19, 5-7 p.m. @1789

At this event, local entrepreneur and recent UNC grad Taylor Meyer will share his journey of starting, running and eventually selling his company—all before graduating college.

Digital Health Happy Hour: Building Healthy Communities
September 19, 5-7 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

The next DHIT Digital Health Happy Hour will focus on health and community development, featuring a presentation from Doug Dickerson, director of AARP North Carolina. This event is free.

Free Course: Intro to Javascript, HTML5 and Creative Coding
September 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

Learn the basics of HTML5, p5.js and JavaScript at this free two-hour class hosted by Momentum Learning.

Carolina’s Energy Boot Camp: Raleigh Session
September 19, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Energy Bootcamp, hosted by E4 Carolinas, is a day-long deep-dive into how the North Carolina energy economy works. Participants will learn all about the various industry segments and the key players operating in them.

Triangle TechBreakfast
September 20, 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.

Raleigh Chamber Business Basics Workshop
September 20, 8-10 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

This interactive workshop, led by Law Office of Katie A. Lawson managing partner Katie Lawson, will show business owners and employees how the recent tax changes will affect them. This event is free for employees of Raleigh Chamber of Commerce member firms.

The Muster RDU
September 20, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @MetLife Global Technology Campus

The Muster RDU convenes hundreds of attendees for a day of business pitches, keynotes, workshops, panels and a startup marketplace—all for and by veteran-led startups and veteran entrepreneurs. Details and agenda here.

NC Biotech Group Presents the Scientific Research and Development Lunch ‘n’ Greet
September 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. @BioPoint

Meet, connect and collaborate with fellow colleagues and industry leaders in the Triangle’s research and technology scene at this lunch event.

RTCC Annual Meeting 2018: Advancing the Research Triangle’s Third Wave of Job Growth
September 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

This Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster meeting features a talk from David Foster of the Energy Futures Initiative on job growth in the Triangle’s energy sector. Foster will share a new report on cleantech innovation and employment. A panel will follow.

RTP180: RTP Homegrown
September 20, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

September’s RTP180 will focus on the companies founded in the Research Triangle Park. Attendees will hear the experiences and journeys of local entrepreneurs. Speakers include John Rabby of AgBiome, Jean Davis of MCNC, Kelly Pfrommer of Cloud Giants, Ethan Klem of RTI International and Tania Munz of the National Humanities Center.

Raleigh Night Market
September 20, 6-11 p.m. @Historic City Market

Join for a nighttime showcase of locally-produced art, food and drinks. The event also features live music and entertainment.

Triangle Tech Net
September 21, 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.

Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting 2018
September 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

This year’s Raleigh Chamber of Commerce meeting features headlining speaker Jeremy Gutsche, author of “Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas.” The event will also highlight the year’s successes and cover upcoming plans.

NC Open Pass: Civic Camp
September 21-22

This annual event is a space for citizens, businesses and government representatives to innovate and launch community development projects.

Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2018: Duke
September 24, 8 a.m. – September 25, 5 p.m. @Washington Duke Inn

PMWC 2018 Duke will cover several topics surrounding technology and precision medicine, including clinic applications, adoption among healthcare providers and factors needed to satisfy payers and regulators.

ReCity Roundtable
September 25, 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.

IoT with Embedded AI: Is it Outperforming Humans?
September 25, 6-8:30 p.m. @SAS Executive Briefing Center

RIoT is partnering with SAS for an event covering AI and machine learning, featuring SAS Principal Solutions Architect Juthika Khargharia, Simtelligent CEO Phillip Similus and Vertica Product Management and Marketing VP Joy King.

Midtown Techies: Come Meet Your Neighbors in Tech
September 25, 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.

NC TECH Lunch + Learn: Understanding and Managing Your Patent Risk
September 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NC TECH, Raleigh

Join this workshop to learn about patent litigation and how to manage the risks involved.

The Future of Agriculture: Crop-in-a-Box Indoor Ag
September 26, 4-6:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

The next Ag Tech Professional Forum will feature a discussion on the opportunities and advancements being made in LED lighting technology for indoor crop production.

ProductCampRTP 2018
September 26, 5-9 p.m. @NC State Hunt Library

The 10th annual ProductCampRTP will feature a night of networking and a fireside chat with Dr. Michael Barbera, an award-winning consumer psychologist and business strategy consultant.

Free Class: Intro to VR with Lucid Dream
September 26, 6-8 p.m. @Momentum Learning (Durham Campus)

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

2018 NC Chamber Emerging Leaders Program
September 26-27

North Carolina Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Program, a new professional development initiative, educates participants on business leadership, talent development and retention.

Black Wall Street: Homecoming 2018
September 26-28 @Downtown Durham

This annual conference brings the startup community together for a three-day experience celebrating diverse, multicultural entrepreneurs and investors in the area.

2018 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference
September 27 @Talley Student Union, NC State

Health industry leaders will convene for a day exploring the latest innovations in medical technology, mHealth and healthcare business.

Tech Talent South Raleigh Startup Crawl
September 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Tech Talent South for a night touring Raleigh startups and building connections over drinks.

Art of Cool Festival 2018
September 28-29 in Downtown Durham

The fifth annual Art of Cool Festival is a weekend of exploration into jazz, alternative soul, hip hop and innovative thought around music and culture. Events will be held at multiple venues in Durham. See the full lineup here.

TEDxRaleigh 2018
September 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Lincoln Theatre

This year’s TEDxRaleigh lineup features eight speakers and three performers exploring topics surrounding corporate citizenship, acceptable addiction, music, finance and more.