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 two of the “Headliners” column.

Another post highlights events in November. Monthly meetups that occur on a regular basis are listed in full here.

This week’s digest also comes with a preview of the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference, coming up next month.

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.

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.

RIoT Accelerator Program: American Underground Info Session
October 15, 2-3 p.m. @American Underground

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.

Code for Durham: Participatory Budgeting + Civic Hacking Session
October 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

At this event, Robin Baker and Andrew Holland of the City of Durham will present details about Durham’s first participatory budgeting cycle.

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.

1 Million Cups RTP
October 17, 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 Voice and Dmanna deliver their presentations.

Medical Device Preclinical Bootcamp
October 17, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @North Carolina Biotechnology Center

This workshop explores preclinical testing and the relevant regulations and standards involved in these testing programs.

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.

October 18, 4-6 p.m. @BioMedomics, Inc.

The next RTP CFO Forum will focus on the business and tax considerations of re-domiciling your organization offshore, featuring speaker Will Owens, tax partner at BDO USA, LLP.

GrepBeat Happy Hour
October 18, 5-7 p.m. @Criterion

GrepBeat invites the Triangle tech community to join for an evening of drinks and networking at Criterion this week.

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.

COMx: Women Driving Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship
October 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Google Fiber Space

Join for insights from a panel with Descalza Founder Lisbeth Arias, Seven Hundred Rivers CEO and Founder Catherina Gomes, Papilia CEO Sophia Hyder, Reborn Clothing CO Founder and CEO Emily Neville and Google Fiber Community Engagement Manager Tia Bethea.

UNC Alumni Startup Happy Hour
October 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Picnic Durham

Join Innovate Carolina and UNC’s startup community for drinks and dinner at Picnic Durham, a restaurant founded by UNC alum Ben Adams.

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.

11th Annual Environmental Health Summit
October 18-19 @North Carolina Biotechnology Center

The Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative is hosting two days of dynamic presentations and breakout sessions focusing on “Artificial Intelligence in Environmental Health Science and Decision Making.”

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.

2018 NC Affordable Housing Conference
October 24-25 @Raleigh Convention Center

The North Carolina Housing Coalition is hosting its annual Affordable Housing Conference on October 24-25 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Details and full agenda are available 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.

Systems Thinking Workshop
October 24, 7-8:30 p.m. @BLUE

Join this workshop to learn about feedback loops and systems mapping, so that you can create visual representations of real-world problems and figure out the ways to solve them.

PharmaSUG Single Day Event
October 25, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. @NC Biotech Center, Hamner Conference Center

PharmaSUG’s next event will be hosted at the Hamner Conference Center in the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Tickets are $75.

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.

2018 Michael Best Technology + the Law Symposium
October 25, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. @JB Duke Hotel

This event features a series of interactive panel discussions appropriate for in-house counsel and business leaders. The content will cover a wide range of technologies and their impact on law.

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.

Queen City Fintech: Raleigh Demo Day Class 9
October 25, 6-8 p.m. @The Cannon Room

Class 9 of the Queen City Fintech program is heading to Raleigh for a two-hour mini demo day in Raleigh ahead of this year’s Southeast Fintech Venture Conference, held next month in Charlotte. The audience will hear from five startups in QC Fintech’s latest cohort.

Application Deadline: Kenan Biddle Partnership at Duke & UNC
October 25

The Kenan Biddle Partnership invites students at Duke and UNC to collaborate on creating innovative solutions to social or environmental issues. Recipients are given up to $12,500 in funding for their project.

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.

Machine Learning Bootcamp for Software Developers
October 30, 1-4 p.m. @NC State Witherspoon Student Center, Washington Sankofa Rm. 126

Machine Learning experts at Infinia ML and Duke University are leading a bootcamp for software developers interested in understanding deep learning, the ML library TensorFlow, and practical advice for building software products with machine learning.

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. (More coverage here.)

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.

Innovate Carolina Network Forum: Talent—The Currency of Innovation
October 31, 12-1:30 p.m. @Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

This event brings together experts to discuss the innovation workforce and how universities can prepare students to achieve success in this environment. Lunch will be served.