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.

Another post highlights events in January. Monthly meetups that occur on a regular basis are listed in full here. And, we made a special holiday events guide for this festive season.

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 State Entrepreneurship Start Here Mondays

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.

Introduction to Creative Thinking for Problem Solving

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!.

NC IDEA Investment Crowdfunding Grant Webinar

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.

Transform Your Business into a Money-Making Machine

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.

RTP VR Meetup: Booz Allen at the American Underground

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.

Application Deadline: Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project

December 17

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.

IoT Student Showcase

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.

TREX Holiday Party

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.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

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.

Where Are They Now: Momentum Graduates Share Their Stories

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.

Data Science Your Vacation Workshop

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.

1 Million Cups RTP

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.

NCBiotech PopUp

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.

Digital Health Happy Hour: Festive Celebration

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.

Bunker Brews: Helping Vetrepreneurs Sell More Consumer Products

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.

Explore GitHub with Tech Talent South

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.

Triangle TechBreakfast

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.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Get Your Motor Running

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.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA LABS

December 24

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.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

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.

Triangle Tech Net

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.

HQ Raleigh New Years Eve Bash

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.