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 our lineup of Triangle events happening in December, 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 accelerators, competitions and other programs.
To find out what’s happening in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part two of the “Headliners” column.
December 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @NCSU Innovation Hall
DC, the manager of the eGarage startup space, will be open on Mondays to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State.
December 17, 12-1 p.m. @The Frontier
Learn how to solve problems using innovative and creative solutions in this free workshop presented by AhHa!.
December 17, 1-2 p.m.
NC IDEA is hosting a webinar to spread the details about its new Investment Crowdfunding Grant, which offers up to $5,000 to help companies expand their businesses using the Localstake NC investment crowdfunding platform. Join NC IDEA, alongside Localstake Founder Ryan Flynn and Mark Easley of CrowdfundNC.com, to hear more about the program and how to apply. Applications are due on January 28.
December 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
In this workshop, serial entrepreneur Damon Yudichak, MBA CPA will guide participants through the GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) formula and apply profit-maximizing strategies to their businesses.
December 17, 7-9 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)
At RTP VR’s next meetup, Booz Allen will present the projects their Immersive team is working on and will share some details on the upcoming expansion of their Durham office. More coverage here.
Cleantech innovators are encouraged to apply for the first in three consecutive rounds of funding allocations under the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project, funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
December 18 in Raleigh
This event, co-hosted by RIoT and NC State, spotlights eight teams of graduate student engineers, designers and MBA students who’ve worked for four months on building startup concepts. More coverage here.
December 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @WeWork, Downtown Durham
Join The Revenue Exchange for its year-end holiday celebration. Drinks and food will be provided.
December 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. More coverage here.
December 18, 6-8 p.m. @Momentum Learning, Durham
At Momentum Learning’s end-of-the-year meetup, the program’s graduates will present their final projects and share what they’re working on now.
December 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @The Nest
In this workshop, presented by Thinkful, participants will use hotel reviews to build a predictive model determining their next vacation destination.
December 19, 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 STEM: the Musical and INVESTinNC deliver their presentations.
December 19, 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.
December 19, 5-7 p.m. @Bluedoor Cafe
At this free networking event, attendees can enjoy some local craft beer with DHIT in celebration of the organization’s 2018 milestones and contributions to North Carolina’s digital health sector.
December 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh
Bunker Labs Raleigh-Durham has lined up a panel of product entrepreneurs and veterans who will share their paths to commercializing and marketing their products. The panelists include Rob Campbell, author of It’s Personal, Not Personnel: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield and the Boardroom, Philip Freeman, founder of Loading Dock Raleigh and Murphy’s Naturals, and Jessica Harris, founder of K9 Salute.
December 19, 6-7:30 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
Join Tech Talent South Raleigh for a collaborative workshop all about GitHub and how to use it to your advantage.
December 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.
December 20, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
Jeff Hill and Danny Newman of Arrow Electronics will present a lunch & learn on the tools and software needed to develop a proof of concept motor control system.
NC IDEA LABS is a four-week intensive program that helps startup founders with customer discovery, validation and product-market fit for their ventures. The first cohort of the 2019 LABS program starts January 28. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on December 24.
December 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.
December 28, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions
This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.
December 31, 9 p.m. – January 1, 1 a.m. @The Cannon Room
Ring in the new year with a night of live music, bites and drinks, and a nice view of the firework-lit skyline at HQ Capital Club.