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 October, 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 other programs.

To find out what’s happening in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part one of the “Headliners” column.

Another post highlights events in November. 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.

TouchPoint Raleigh: Business Transformation Journey
October 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. @Cherry Bekaert LLP

At this three-hour event, participants will learn how to automate and optimize their workplace operations so they can improve their overall performance and efficiency on daily tasks.

The Revenue Exchange Meetup: What Best Sellers Do—Connect, Convince, Collaborate to Close
October 9, 5:30-7 p.m. @Smashing Boxes

This presentation will focus on the dynamic changes in sales today and how the top performers are setting themselves up for success by mapping to the customer journey.

Webinar: Learn About Code School and the Tech Scene in RDU
October 9, 7-8 p.m.

In a webinar, Momentum Learning‘s student recruitment manager will discuss salaries and work opportunities for junior developers in the Triangle tech scene, Momentum’s immersive code-learning program and its 100% job placement rate.

Monthly COINversation
October 10, 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.

1 Million Cups RTP
October 10, 9-10 a.m. @RTP

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 ShyftAuto and FlowROI deliver their presentations.

Application Deadline: Institutional Development Grant
October 10, 12 p.m.

This grant program covers the purchase of research equipment or instrumentation at North Carolina research institutions.

Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours
October 10, 5:30-7 p.m. @Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Come meet local professionals at this month’s Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours, hosted at Holiday Inn hotel & Suites. This event is free for employees of Chamber member firms.

Veterans’ Skilled Trades, Construction, Business, & Computer Tech Job Expo
October 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. @Wake Technical Community College

Wake Tech Community College and the NC National Guard Employment Center are co-hosting a networking and recruiting expo for members of the National Guard, student veterans and their family members seeking jobs in computer tech, business, skilled trades and construction.

New Technologies Expo 2018
October 11, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @McKimmon Conference and Training Center

Triangle TechBreakfast, Family Legacy Financial Solutions, NC State Executive Education and NC State Technology Training Solutions are co-hosting a day of seminars, showcases and demos featuring the latest cutting-edge technologies.

iNClusive STEM Innovation Pitch Summit
October 11, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @Rizzo Center

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and UNC Law School are co-hosting a pitch event for underrepresented minorities in the STEM entrepreneurship arena to present their ventures to a more diverse group of local and national partners.

On The Menu: {B Corps & Companies with Purpose}
October 11, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier

Hear from some of The Frontier’s in-house experts on the process of becoming a B Corp. The session will be led by Christina Noel and Alisa Herr of Unity Digital Agency.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Industrial IoT Cyber Security—Critical Infrastructure
October 11, 12-1 p.m. @The Cannon Room

At this RIoT lunch & learn, Ashit Dalal of TUV SUD will educate participants on current global cyber threats, recent cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and more concepts involving cybersecurity.

UNC Digital Health Showcase
October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Five digital health firms will pitch their products and services to an audience at this two-hour pitch event, co-hosted by the UNC School of Media and Journalism, the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Fast-Track: Careers in Regulatory Science
October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @IQVIA

LaunchBio is hosting a panel of regulatory science leaders for a discussion on career navigation, keys for success and lessons learned.

Bunker Brews Raleigh-Durham: Internet of Things and Role for Veterans
October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @K4Connect

At the next Bunker Brews event, Bunker Labs RDU is hosting a panel on IoT and its role for veteran entrepreneurship. The panel includes K4Connect IoT experts, Mike Prorock of mesur.io, Tom Snyder of RIoT and Justin Rothwell of ProAxion.

Conversations with the She Suite, Networking Event (Pre-Conference Event)
October 11, 5:30-8 p.m. @Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center

Ahead of the 2018 Innovative Women’s Conference, the NC State MBA Jenkins Women’s Club will be hosting a panel and networking event featuring women in the C-Suite level of their organizations.

Digital Transformation In The Health Care Industry
October 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @RTP HQ

RTP AITP, in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, presents a dynamic panel discussion on the future of health—featuring speakers DHIT CEO Don Turner, UNC Health Informatics Director Dr. Javed Mostafa, RTI Business Group CIO & VP of Research Computing Karen M Davis, Health Innovation Lab Director and Duke Professor Dr. Ryan Shaw and WakeMed Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Neal Chawla.

Southeast Region Cyber Security & Technology Symposium
October 11 @Friday Conference Center, UNC Chapel Hill

The offices of North Carolina senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, together with the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) and the North Carolina Military Business Center are hosting an event that will cover the evolving threat of cybersecurity and how businesses can adapt their procedures to address these threats accordingly. (More coverage here.)

Application Deadline: Duke/UNC CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Project Award
October 11

This pilot program funds clinical and translational research projects with a clear path to grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partners or other channels.

2018 Innovative Women’s Conference
October 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. @McKimmon Conference and Training Center at NC State

Back with its fifth annual program, the Jenkins MBA Women’s Club at NC State has organized a day of engaging presentations, panels and workshops, plus a keynote from Lauren Hood, senior VP of diversity and inclusion at Bank of America. A pre-conference networking event will take place on October 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Creating and Sharing VR Experiences
October 12, 12-1:30 p.m. @1789

Innovate Carolina is hosting a workshop to give students an overview of the virtual reality software available to them at UNC, such as Wonda VR and HP Reveal.

I²SL Annual Conference
October 14-17 in Raleigh

This conference presents the strategies that can be used to create energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities. Check out the details and agenda here.

Startup Summit 2018
October 16, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. @Hunt Library at NCSU

Hear from top local leaders in business and entrepreneurship at this full-day informative conference geared toward startups of all sizes in North Carolina. (More coverage here.)

NC Tech Talk Live: Executive Conversation
October 16, 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.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series
October 16, 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.

NCBiotech PopUp
October 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @The Frontier

Twice a month, members of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center team will set up shop at the Frontier to share how they can help give your bioscience business the advantage. This week’s topic is: “Market Research 101.”

RIoT Accelerator Program: RTP Info Session
October 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. @The Frontier

Join this info session to learn all about the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP), which provides support for IoT companies and intellectual property to commercialize products and bring them to market. RIoT is seeking applicants for the second cohort of the accelerator, kicking off in January. Applications are due November 9.

Digital Health Happy Hour: Driving Innovation to Impact
October 17, 5-7 p.m. @American Underground

The next DHIT Happy Hour will focus on North Carolina’s lead drivers of innovation, investment and development in digital health and life sciences. This month’s speaker is NC Biotech Center Senior VP of Science and Business Development Mary Beth Thomas, Ph.D.

Triangle TechBreakfast
October 18, 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.

Webinar: NC Small Businesses—Raise up to $2M Under the State’s New Crowdfunding Law
October 18, 12-1 p.m.

Join INVESTinNC for an interactive and informative webinar learn more about North Carolina’s equity crowdfunding options and how your business can benefit from them.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: A Designer’s Perspective—How to Focus Your Brand’s Story
October 18 12-1 p.m. @The Cannon Room

In this lunch & learn, Laut Design CEO & Founder Mike Laut will demonstrate how entrepreneurs can use visuals, design standards and language to make their brand stand out.

RTP180: Death
October 18, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

In celebration of Halloween, RTP180 is bringing in a panel of local experts talk about legacy, patient experience, funeral trends and more related topics. Speakers include Justin Kelley of Duke Health Technology Solutions, Sue Kemple of My Last Soundtrack, Evan Carroll of Evan Carroll and Associates, Pete Burke of Wake Funeral & Cremation Services and Joseph Megel of the StreetSigns Center at UNC Chapel Hill.

2018 MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day
October 18, 5:30-10 p.m. @The Cotton Room

Come hear pitches from the latest cohort of the MetLife Digital Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Travel and ticket details here.

Raleigh Night Market
October 18, 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
October 19, 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.

RIoT Accelerator Program: HQ Raleigh Info Session
October 19, 3-4 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join this info session to learn all about the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP), which provides support for IoT companies and intellectual property to commercialize products and bring them to market. RIoT is seeking applicants for the second cohort of the accelerator, kicking off in January. Applications are due November 9.

All Things Open 2018
October 21-23 @Raleigh Convention Center

The largest open source, open data and open web conference on the East Coast returns this year for another engaging program. A comprehensive lineup is in store for the thousands of attendees expected at this year’s program. (More coverage here.)

Inclusion in Open Source & Technology: A Conversation
October 21, 2-5 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

For its 2018 program, All Things Open has added an event addressing the gaps of diversity and inclusion in the open source community. The discussion will address new solutions the industry could explore to address challenges. This event is free and open to the public.

The Big Top Bash
October 22, 6-8 p.m. @CAM Raleigh

Hosting in the middle of the upcoming Above the Rim basketball exhibition, Big Top is bringing the entire Triangle community together on October 22 to celebrate the growth and success of the region’s startups. More event details here.

Demo Night: “Disruptive IoT—The Art of Hacking”
October 22, 5:35-8:30 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

In partnership with All Things Open, RIoT is facilitating exhibitors and demos from numerous international companies. More details here.

9th NU Tech Roundtable
October 23, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @North Carolina Biotechnology Center

The NU Tech roundtable connects the cutting-edge technologies from university researchers and startups in the Triangle to major healthcare and life science companies and their representatives.

ReCity Roundtable
October 23, 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.

Tech & Pints Presents: An Evening with Code.gov
October 23, 6-8 p.m. @Growler USA

The Raleigh Tech & Pints meetup is partnering with the Code.gov team for its next event, featuring presentations and a Q&A with Code.gov team members: Joseph Castle (Open Source Technical Expert), Tee Morris (Chief of Communications), Ricardo A. Reyes (Director of Open Source and Communication Outreach) and Daniel J. Dufour (Front End Developer),

2018 Springboard Conference
October 23-24 @RTI Advisors Headquarters

At the upcoming Springboard Conference, participants will gain access to market signals and insights, connections to startups and immersive content tracks.

2018 Partnership for Global Sustainability Workshop
October 23-26 @Extraordinary Ventures, Chapel Hill

Leaders in global sustainability initiatives are invited to attend this year’s PGS Workshop to collaborate on ongoing and upcoming projects. Agenda here.

NC TECH Government Vendor Network Meeting
October 24, 3-5 p.m.@Legislative Building, Raleigh

NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a forum for member firms who have an interest in doing business with state government. Details here.

RTP180 @ NC State: Fake News
October 24, 5-7:30 p.m. @ NC State, Talley Student Union

RTP180’s second October event features an in-depth discussion on fake news, featuring speakers Tim Lowman of NC State University, Priya Ganhi of Fidelity Investments, Brian Southwell of RTI International, Rob Ross of NC LIVE and Joseph Cabosky of UNC Chapel Hill.

Launch Chapel Hill Open House
October 24, 7-8 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

Come learn more about Launch Chapel Hill’s accelerator program, which is currently seeking applicants for Cohort 11. Applications are due November 9.

Workshop: Applied Blockchain—What This Technology Means for Your Business
October 25, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. @RTI Headquarters

The SPRINGBOARD Day 3 workshop will showcase subject-matter experts and use live demos of working prototypes to illustrate the strengths and limitations of blockchain technology.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Leveraging Tax Disruption with Cherry Bekaert LLP
October 25, 12-1 p.m. @The Cannon Room

At this RIoT-hosted lunch & learn, you can learn the key aspects of recent tax changes and how to adjust plans for your business accordingly.

Launch Chapel Hill Open House
October 26, 10-11 a.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

Come learn more about Launch Chapel Hill’s accelerator program, which is currently seeking applicants for Cohort 11. Applications are due November 9.

CEED Over the Edge 2018
October 27

The North Carolina Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (NC CEED) is hosting an “Over the Edge” rappelling challenge in Downtown Fayetteville. Details here.

2018 Gig East
October 30, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Wilson’s Gig East programs returns for a day of discussion focusing on gigs exploring next generation technology—such as Wilson’s gigabit network, Greenlight or the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

RTCC Cleantech Innovators’ Networking
October 30, 5-7 p.m. @Clouds Brewing Raleigh

Before the 2018 Triangle Smart Cities Summit, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and NC State’s Office of Partnerships and Economic Development are co-hosting a networking event convening cleantech professionals and enthusiasts across industry, government, academia.

Midtown Techies: Come Meet Your Neighbors in Tech
October 30, 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.

2018 Triangle Smart Cities Summit
October 31, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

NC State University and the City of Raleigh are co-presenting an event to engage local leaders in government, business and academia in detailed discussion on how to build a smarter and more connected community in the Triangle. Registration is free.