Here’s our latest wrapup of upcoming conferences, contests, workshops, application deadlines and socials happening across North Carolina through the end of this month.

Included are upcoming meetups, conferences, workshops, socials and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Piedmont Triad, Wilmington and other areas throughout North Carolina.

To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle, check out part one of this week’s column.

Another post previews events coming in October. Recurring monthly meetups are listed here.

This week’s digest also comes with two event previews—Black Wall Street and All Things Open.

These columns are an extension of our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to suggest an event to be added to the calendar, feel free to send me an email.

Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon: It’s Your Ship, Achieving Breakthrough Performances Feat. Mike Abrashoff
September 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Hilton Garden Inn

The Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce will meet for a special leadership-oriented presentation from It’s Your Ship author and former USS Benfold Commander Mike Abrashoff.

Hustle Night: Personal Budgeting for Small Business Owners
September 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Forsyth Tech Small Business Center 525@Vine – Innovation Quarter

HUSTLE Winston Salem and Forsyth Tech Small Business Center are presenting an informative workshop that lays out the ways business owners can follow and manage a realistic budget—even if they have irregular income.

INVESTinNC: Crowdfunding for Small Business Capital @ Fayetteville State University
September 25, 9:30-11 a.m. @Fayetteville State University, Shaw Building

Join INVESTinNC at Fayetteville State University for an interactive and informative session to learn more about North Carolina’s equity crowdfunding options and how your business can benefit from them.

Collider Lunch & Learn: Bridging the Generation Divide on the Job
September 25, 12-1 p.m. @The Collider

This lunch and learn will tackle the different ways to overcome generational stereotypes. The session will be led by Alison Sher, author and founder of Millennial Inc.

Small Business Lending Resources
September 25, 12-2 p.m. @Small Business Center at McDowell Tech Community College

The Western Women’s Business Center (a Carolina Small Business Development Fund program) is hosting a workshop covering financing options for small businesses. The session will be led by Emily Causey, co-founder of Mica Town Brewing.

Case Study: How to Accelerate Growth, Scale to Optimize Profitability & Maximize Value
September 25, 8:15-11:30 a.m. @Gaston College Kimbrell Campus

This event offers the audience a profile on the journey of Rhino Assembly, which grew from a firm of 10 people to 120+ in just four years.

“I” In Team Workshop
September 25, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @K.E. White Graduate Center (Elizabeth City)

This workshop will show participants how to assess teammates, effectively collaborate and communicate with them, and contribute alongside them.

Startup Grind Winston-Salem, Feat. Steadman Harrison and Steve Beck of GoInnovation
September 25, 5:30-8 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking (@Center for Design Innovation)

The next Startup Grind Winston-Salem event features a fireside chat with Steadman Harrison III, founder of GOInnovation and senior associate at Center for Creative Leadership, and Steve Beck, conflict management expert, leadership consultant and GOInnovation facilitator and conciliator.

Demo Night: Creative Startups Winston-Salem
September 25, 6-8 p.m. @Biotech Place

At this free event, the 10 teams in this year’s Creative Startups Accelerator Winston-Salem cohort will pitch their products and services for the first time.

Protecting Your Business Workshop
September 25, 6-8 p.m. @Trout Insurance Services (Weaverville)

This workshop covers the best-practices and strategies surrounding data protection and cybersecurity for business. Snacks will be provided.

In Times of Seismic Sorrows Panel Discussion
September 25, 6:30-8 p.m. @The Center for Craft

The Center for Craft and The Collider are co-hosting an evening with “In Times of Seismic Sorrows” artists Tali Weinberg and Rena Detrixhe, plus panelists Michelle Myers of the Center for Biological Diversity and Jenny Dissen of the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies. The discussion will focus on the impacts of climate change, a sustainable future and using ecological grief as a motivator for innovation.

UNCW CIE Welcome Wednesday
September 26, 9-10:30 a.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

UNC Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites members of the community to come check out its facilities in a free-of-charge open tour.

Tomorrow’s World: Welcome to the Future —AI, Cybersecurity Risks & the Future of Work
September 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Charlotte City Club

This BABC Charlotte-hosted lunch will focus on the business of AI, featuring a Q&A with an expert panel.

Storytelling for Businesses: How to Genuinely Connect with Your Audience
September 26, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Greensboro

Learn how to use storytelling strategies to connect with audiences on an emotional level at this informative lunch & learn.

Marketing Outside the Box
September 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m. @Center for Design Innovation

Learn how to engage your audience with the best written digital branding content. Workshops are held every Wednesday in August and September.

Marketing Your Business (Pathway To Success)
September 26, 6-8 p.m. @Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter

The Forsyth Tech Small Business Center is presenting a seminar on digital marketing strategies. This event is free.

Skookum Volcano Tour
September 27, 12-1 p.m. @Skookum Charlotte

Join an open tour of the Skookum office to get an introduction to the tech and ideas powering the community. The Skookum team will be available for any questions or comments participants may have. Lunch will be provided.

Tech Talk Live: Ransomware
September 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. @UNCW Center for Marine Science

NC TECH is hosting an informative event all about ransomware. Learn about how ransomware attacks work and how to protect your business from them.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering
September 27, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Hatch Pitch Party
September 27, 6-8 p.m. @Anthroware

This event offers an open-mic night opportunity for any entrepreneur who’s looking to perfect their pitch. The top-voted presentation will win a guaranteed spot at an upcoming 1 Million Cups Asheville event. This event is free and open to the public.

Down East Technology Symposium 2018
September 27-28 @Nash Community College, Continuing Education Building

Infranet Group is hosting a two-day program of expert speakers and breakout educational sessions for folks in IT, engineering and leadership. More here.

PercCollider Climate Coffee Hour
September 28, 4-5 p.m. @The Collider

The weekly PercCollider event convenes Collider members for networking and collaboration over drinks.

Science Pub
September 28, 5:30-8 p.m. @The Collider

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider are co-hosting a free guest speaker series, Science Pub. Enjoy a night of science over light snacks and refreshments.

City Startup Labs 5th Anniversary Celebration
September 28, 7-11 p.m. @Grace on Brevard

City Startup Labs is hosting a special celebration of its 5th class of entrepreneurs and innovators in Charlotte. The event includes a “where-are-they-now” segment featuring City Startup Labs alums, a silent auction, live music, spoken word, video profiles, presentations and more.

Application Deadline: Guilford Civic Innovation Competition
September 30

This program invites community members to test out their civic tech ideas and experiment solutions with support from Guilford County.