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 and November, 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 December. 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.

NC Chamber’s Women > A Force in Business Conference
October 30, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

North Carolina Chamber is hosting a full-day conference that brings together the business community for in-depth dialogue on gender equity in leadership and business.

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.)

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.

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.

Why Equity-Only Thinking is Bad for Your Business
October 30, 5-7 p.m. @Launch Bio

In this informative session, NC IDEA and RevUp Capital Managing Director Melissa Withers will explain the less discussed yet most common funding options that can help startups capitalize their growth.

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.

1 Million Cups RTP
October 31, 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 Optimal Solar delivers a presentation.

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.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Edge-Controlled and Cloud-Connected—Design Patterns for Industrial Systems
November 1, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

This RIoT lunch and learn will cover the “Big 3” architectural patterns recommended by the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Industrial Internet Reference Architecture.

LaunchBio: Invest In Cures Forum
November 1, 4-7 p.m. @North Carolina Biotechnology Center

This event, presented by LaunchBio, will bring together investment professionals for an evening of discussion about the funding avenues for technologies that provide therapies and cures for disease. Tickets are $25. (More coverage here.)

NC Biotech Center: Review of Funding Options for Technology Development
November 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. @Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery – Great Room

The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for an hour-long seminar unpacking the funding programs available for university researchers and companies.

TechGirlz Course: Introduction to JavaScript
November 1, 6-8 p.m. @Optum

This workshop teaches students the basics of JavaScript with lessons on how to create a program using Chrome Developer Tools or Launchbox.

Triangle Tech Net
November 2, 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.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar
November 2, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

Energy Week at Duke 2018
November 4-9 @Duke University

This event is a combination of the Case Competition, the Energy Conference and a selection of other energy-focused events at Duke over the course of the week. Check out the lineup here.

2018 Global Health Research Showcase
November 5, 5-7 p.m. @Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education

Join Duke students, faculty and staff for an event showcasing students’ fieldwork and research in global health projects. This event is free and open to the public.

LaunchCARY Info Session
November 5, 6-7 p.m. @Dorcas Ministries Training Center

LaunchCARY, a program co-organized by Dorcas Ministries, Rotary Clubs of Cary and Wake Tech, aims to offer classes geared toward anyone who is interested in starting their own business or for existing business owners seeking help. Classes begin January 28, 2019. Join this info session to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Laboratory Informatics and Automation: Advances in Today’s Intelligent Laboratory
November 6, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. @North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc., iCD, SciCord and Sequence are co-hosting a seminar on intelligent environments within today’s laboratories and how they can optimize performance across organizations.

Innovation in Action: Approaching Old Problems in New Ways
November 6, 12-2 p.m. @UNC School of Social Work, SIE Lab

This event features a talk from Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock of we are, a nonprofit that offers programming to educate students, parents and educators on the complexity of racism and the ways to recognize and challenge it.

Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition
November 6 @Duke University

At this event, participating teams will pitch their ideas and compete for a prize during Energy Week at Duke.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Symposium
November 7, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. @NC State Hunt Library

This symposium aims to celebrate the formation of The Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC), a research program focused on advanced molecular characterization.

10th Annual Duke University Energy Conference
November 7, 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. @Fuqua School of Business

The 10th annual Duke University Energy Conference will bring together students from Duke and the surrounding area, industry partners and academic leaders for networking and business insights.

Big Launch Challenge 2018
November 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (Danville, Virginia)

The Big Launch Challenge is an annual event and offers startups valuable business networking and capital opportunities through a pitch competition. Lunch will be served.

North Carolina Social Media Brainstorm November POUR Event
November 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Pour Taproom of Durham

At this meetup, participants can kick back and relax with fellow social media professionals over drinks at Pour Taproom.

NC Open Pass DataPalooza
November 8

NC Open Pass DataPalooza (formerly NC DataPalooza) is an open data competition to catalyze positive community and economic impact with coaching and cash prizes.

‘On the Menu’ Workshop: Email Marketing—A Prescription for Success
November 8, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier

At this lunchtime workshop, iContact Strategic Insights Manager Hank Hoffmeier will share his knowledge on the most effective email marketing strategies and how to implement them.

2018 Molecular Biotechnology Research Symposium
November 8, 1-4 p.m. @McKimmon Center (Room 2BC)

This symposium features posters and presentations from graduate students enrolled in NC State’s Molecular Biotechnology Training Program, plus presentations by experts discussing the latest developments in life sciences, biomolecular engineering and biotechnology research.

NC State Master of Microbial Biotechnology 15th Anniversary Celebration
November 8, 4-8 p.m. @North Carolina Biotechnology Center

NC State’s Master of Microbial Biotechnology program is celebrating 15 years of achievement at this evening event, featuring keynotes from Eric Ward of AgBiome and Paul Garofolo of Locus Biosciences.

2nd Annual Invented at Duke Celebration
November 8, 4-7 p.m. @Penn Pavillion

Duke’s Office of Licensing and Ventures and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting an event bringing together alumni, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors to see inventions by faculty, staff and student researchers and innovators.

Carolina Challenge Pitch Party
November 8, 5-8 p.m. @Blue Zone, Kenan Stadium

At this event, student teams will get the opportunity to present their startup ideas to over 150 judges. Prizes will be awarded to those who earn the most tokens from judges.

TechGirlz Course: Make a Website Using HTML/CSS
November 8, 5-8 p.m. @Varonis

This workshop covers the basics of HTML and CSS while students learn how to develop their own webpage.

Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours
November 8, 5:30-7 p.m. @5401 North

Join Raleigh Chamber at 5401 North for an evening networking event with 150 members of the business community. This event is free for employees of Chamber member firms.

2018 Innovate Raleigh Summit
November 9 @Raleigh Convention Center

Now in its seventh year, the Innovate Raleigh Summit convenes entrepreneurs, business leaders and engaged citizens from across the Triangle for a day of panel discussions, keynote lectures, presentations and workshops. (More TechWire coverage here.)

Application Deadline: Launch Chapel Hill, Cohort 11
November 9

Launch Chapel Hill is currently seeking entrepreneurs for the next cohort of its 22-week accelerator program starting in January 2019. Applications are open through November 9.

Application Deadline: Spring 2019 RIoT Accelerator Program
November 9

The RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) provides support for IoT companies and intellectual property to commercialize products and bring them to market. The Spring 2019 program will run from January 14 to April 5.

UX, Ya’ll
November 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

UX Y’all brings together the Triangle’s design and technical scene for a day of networking and knowledge-sharing. There will be two tracks of local UX speakers sharing their insights and experience.

2018 Business of Healthcare Conference
November 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Executives from the private sector, academic researchers and public policy leaders will gather to discuss topics such as public-private competition in funding veterans healthcare, innovating for an aging America, venture capital in healthcare, and more.

Tech Fest | STEM in the Park
November 9, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @The Frontier

STEM in the Park is kicking off its first “STEM Fest Series: Tech Fest” in November, aimed to bring together students and STEM organizations to collaborate and grow together.

Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 12-18 @NC State

This event is a week-long celebration of innovators and job creators who bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare through the impact of their startups.

Innovate Carolina Q&A Session: The Journey of a Student Entrepreneur
November 13, 3-4 p.m. @1789 Venture Lab

This event features a Q&A with UNC undergrad student Anum Imran, who serves as director of business development at Traditional Kitchens, a refugee women-led cooperative cookery of the Refugee Community Partnership.

Jupyter Day in the Triangle
November 13 @The Carolina Club at UNC

This event aims to bring together members of the community who are using and contributing to the popular open-source Project Jupyter. The day will feature talks, discussions and sessions on topics spanning the full ecosystem of Jupyter. Agenda highlights and details here.

SEBIO Investor and Partnering Forum in Atlanta
November 13-14 @Loews Atlanta Hotel

The Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum, now in its 20th year, brings together leaders and investors throughout the United States for two days of networking, thought leadership, panel discussions and more.

2018 DHIT Summit: Digital Health 360—Accelerating the Future of Health
November 14 @American Tobacco Campus

This new annual event will convene international thought leaders and stakeholders from the healthcare ecosystem to explore how digital health can be widely adopted to transform health.

Internet Summit 2018
November 14-15

This year’s Internet Summit will feature in-depth sessions and workshops, talks with major thought leaders, networking tracks and more. Details and full agenda here.

Monthly COINversation
November 14, 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.

Ag Tech Professional Forum: Blockchain—The Digital Future of Ag Product Traceability
November 14, 4-6:30 p.m. @North Carolina Biotechnology Center

This event will focus on technology that allows for the transfer of assets or products from one point to another without an intermediary, and how these technologies can be used in agriculture and food sectors.

Triangle TechBreakfast
November 15, 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.

UNC Startup Internship Meet and Greet
November 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

At this event, UNC student jobseekers will meet with alumni who are looking to hire interns at their startup.

NC Tech Awards Gala
November 15, 5:30-9:30 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center

NC TECH’s statewide awards gala celebrates the organizations and individuals that are driving North Carolina’s innovation economy for their achievements.

NC Rural Assembly: Revving the Rural Engine—Local Leaders Driving Innovation
November 15-16 @Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

The North Carolina Rural Center is hosting a two-day event on rural leadership and the critical role that innovation plays in a community’s ability to successfully achieve their goals for the future. Details and agenda here.

C-Suite Perspectives, Featuring Tim Humphrey of IBM
November 16, 7:30-9 a.m. @Umstead Hotel and Spa

For the next C-Suite Perspectives meeting, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce members will learn insights and lessons from Tim Humphrey, vice president of IBM’s Chief Data Office.

Triangle Tech Net
November 16, 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.

Women in Tech Summit Southeast
November 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @The Frontier

WITS inspires, educates and connects women in the technology industry. The program features hands-on workshops, talks on tech trends, information on careers in tech and networking with fellow peers.

TechGirlz Workshop: Podcasting
November 17, 1-4 p.m. @The Frontier

This workshop familiarizes students with GarageBand software with hands-on activities where they can create their own podcast recording.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series
November 20, 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.

LaunchCARY Info Session
November 26, 7-8 p.m. @Dorcas Ministries Training Center

LaunchCARY, a program co-organized by Dorcas Ministries, Rotary Clubs of Cary and Wake Tech, aims to offer classes geared toward anyone who is interested in starting their own business or for existing business owners seeking help. Classes begin January 28, 2019. Join this info session to learn more about the program and how to apply.

ReCity Roundtable
November 27, 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.

Midtown Techies: Come Meet Your Neighbors in Tech
November 27, 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
November 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NC TECH

In this session, NC TECH members will learn about patent risk and how they can protect their companies from it.

Triangle Tech Net
November 30, 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.