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 and January, 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 February. 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.

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.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network

January 3, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @PNC Arena

This month’s Young Professionals Network meeting features a talk from Garion Bunn, award-winning keynote presenter, author, coach and founder and CEO of Engaged Leaders.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

January 4, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

NC Chamber Economic Forecast Forum

January 4, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

Join hundreds of business, government, education and nonprofit leaders for an event discussing North Carolina’s positioning for the next year of job creation and retention, and quality of life.

Mobilizing Technology & Business Models to Close the Energy Gap

January 6-8 @Sanford School of Public Policy

Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Office of Undergraduate Education and Energy Access Project are co-hosting the next Winter Forum, addressing the challenges and solutions involved in the effort to end global energy poverty.

Institute for the Environment Bagel Breakfast Social

January 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m. @UNC Institute for the Environment

The UNC Institute for the Environment’s next breakfast meeting features a presentation on clean technology and innovation at UNC with Greg Gangi, associate director of clean technology and innovation, and Kiersten Williams, the program manager.

TechGirlz Workshop: Artificial Intelligence

January 8, 5-8 p.m. @Kramden Institute

In this TechGirlz workshop, students will learn about machine learning techniques such as artificial neural networks and more.

Cherry Bekaert R&D Tax Credit Presentation

January 9, 8-10 a.m. @NC Biotech Center

Join the Cherry Bekaert team for an informative session about R&D tax credits, how your company can benefit from them, and whether or not you qualify.

1 Million Cups RTP

January 9, 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 Choose Your Reader and NeedsList deliver their presentations.

Intro to App Development

January 9, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

At this informative workshop, newbie developers can learn the basics about mobile app strategy and design from an expert.

Raleigh Chamber Economic Forecast

January 10, 7-10 a.m. @Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Join the Raleigh Chamber in hearing what top economists are predicting for 2019 in the Triangle, featuring talks from Thomas Barkin, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. Event attendees will receive an updated copy of the Chamber’s Economy and Business Report.

On the Menu: Art of Self Discovery for Businesses

January 10, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier, Building 600

Shawn Ramsey of the Art of Moxie will lead a session on how entrepreneurs can use short-term strategy to achieve long-term results.

Digital Transformation in the Healthcare Industry

January 10, 5:30-8 p.m. @RTP Headquarters

RTP AITP, in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, presents a dynamic panel discussion on the future of health—featuring Bluedoor Health CEO and Co-Founder Michael Levy, 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.

Triangle Tech Net

January 11, 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.

CED Raising the Dough Workshop

January 15, 1-6:30 p.m. @The Frontier

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Raising the Dough workshop is designed to educate startup and growth-stage tech companies on the types of funding available to them, factors investors consider when making decisions, understanding financial lingo and negotiating deals. They’ll put together strategies and receive feedback from investors and other entrepreneurs.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

January 15, 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.

Application Deadline: 2019 UNC Innovation Pilot Awards

January 15

UNC’s Center for Health Innovation is offering as many as four awards up to $50,000 to UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees for innovative technologies serving care delivery models, workforce development, translational research and other applications.

Innovate Carolina Network Forum: Storytelling—Data & Impact

January 16, 9-11 a.m. @UNC Chapel Hill, Hyde Hall

Next up in Innovate Carolina’s Network Forum series is a workshop on crafting powerful, data-rich stories that transform ideas into innovations. Breakfast is provided.

Audit Preparation for Emerging Life Sciences

January 16, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

The Morris Group and ZenQMS present a half-day workshop providing companies with tips, strategies and insights on how to avoid costly audit observations and lost revenue.

Homegrown Tools for Economic Development Launch

January 16, 2-3 p.m. @Kenan Center

NCGrowth is hosting a launch event to unveil its Homegrown Tools platform, which shows the success of small towns that have secured private investment and job creation through their economic development strategies. The event features guest speakers Jeanne Milliken Bonds of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Hillary Sherman of the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Jonathan Morgan of the UNC School of Government.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Flash Grant Program

January 16

For its Flash Grant program, the North Carolina Biotech Center is on the lookout for innovative life science technology ideas with early indications of commercial potential. Applications in the first cycle of the 2019 program are due at noon on January 16.

Triangle TechBreakfast

January 17, 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.

BPD Spotlight on Education

January 17, 12:30-4 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This event is an opportunity for students and professionals to learn more about the local education and training opportunities in the area of biopharmaceuticals.

RTP180: Smart

January 17, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

The next RTP180 event features a panel of Triangle innovators who are exploring solutions in “smart” technology. Speakers include Nicole Raimundo of the City of Cary, Dr. Kristen Wynns of Wynns Family Psychology, Dr. Jesse Jur of North Carolina State University, Shannon Smith of K4Connect and Lucas Blair of RTI International.

Carolina Innovations Seminar: Trends & Models for Developing Therapeutics

January 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. @Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

At the next Carolina Innovations Seminar, Deerfield Management will discuss trends in therapeutics development and Pinnacle Hill, a partnership with UNC Chapel Hill that provides $65 million to support the advancement of novel drug development projects. Pre-proposals for funding are due February 6.

Bunker Brews: Internet of Things & Role for Veterans

January 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @K4Connect

Bunker Labs RDU’s next meetup features a panel of leaders in the local IoT industry, including K4Connect CEO Scott Moody, mesur.io CTO and Founder Mike Prorock, RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder and ProAxion Director of Sales Andrew Goldsmith.

Webinar: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Your Workplace

January 18, 12-2 p.m.

Back in December, participants in the workshop series learned actionable strategies for creating programs supporting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. This follow-up webinar is designed to provide ongoing support for participants to achieve their goals now and going forward.

Gene Editing Communications Training

January 22, 12:30-5 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This workshop, facilitated by The Center for Food Integrity and hosted at the NC Biotech Center, will teach participants how to lead an informed public dialogue and build trust in gene editing.

RIoT XXX: Smart & Connected Gigabit Cities

January 22, 1-7 p.m. @The Rickhouse

RIoT is partnering with US Ignite for an event focused on smart gigabit cities, public safety broadband, open data, networks, and more.

Ag Club Luncheon

January 23, 12-2 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This two-hour luncheon includes presentations covering a range of topics, including investments in agribusiness, ag tech, commodity supply/demand and consumer trends.

Women in Agribusiness Meetup

January 23, 5-7 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

Join Women In Agribusiness for a night of networking and conversation over cocktails and appetizers.

Power Electronics Microgrid Short Course

January 23-25 @FREEDM Systems Center

This course, led by NC State faculty and industry professionals, will cover the integration of distributed generation, load balancing and energy storage in modern microgrids.

Coffee with Female Small Business Leaders

January 24, 7:30-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a panel of three women business leaders for a discussion on the challenges and successes in their entrepreneurial journeys. Speakers include Jenny Bonchak of Slingshot Coffee Co., Harriet Mills of Wine & Design and Nicole Oxendine of Empower Dance Studio. The panel will be moderated by Wendy Gates Corbett of Refresher Training, LLC.

How to Use Digital Health Devices in Clinical Research

January 24, 9-10 a.m. @Duke Medical Pavilion

At this breakfast event, Duke Clinical Research Institute Chief of Digital Health and Strategy Dr. Joy Bhosai will share her experience with using mobile apps and connected devices to run multi-site trials.

2019 RTA State of Mobility

January 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

Join more than 300 leaders in discussing the impact of transportation on business and companies can be prepared. Speakers include Michael Fox, chair of the North Carolina Board of Transportation, as well as senior executives from MetLife and IBM.

The Future of Fintech

January 24, 12-5:30 p.m. @Kenan Conference Center

This symposium brings together business leaders, researchers and financial regulators to discuss the future of the fintech market, especially as it applies to blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and the regulatory issues affecting these technologies.

Network Engineering: What Does It Even Mean?

January 24, 6-7:30 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Tech Talent South Raleigh will present a guide to the networking industry—what it is, how it works and the knowledge needed to enter it.

Triangle Tech Net

January 25, 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.

Application Deadline: All for NC Fellowship

January 25

This 12-month fellowship program from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers coaching, mentorship and a $75,000 stipend to individuals who have innovative ideas to better North Carolina’s communities.

2019 AMWHO at UNC Regional Conference

January 25-27 @Gillings School of Global Public Health

AMWHO is a weekend-long simulation of the World Health Assembly in which 100 graduate and undergraduate students will assume the roles of WHO ambassadors, media correspondents, non-governmental organization leaders and industry representatives.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Mondays

January 28, 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.

Triangle Global Health Consortium Mentor Monday Webinar

January 28, 4-4:45 p.m.

This monthly webinar series hosts a global health professional who will share insights and advice for advancing your career. January’s webinar features Katherine L. Turner, the founder and president of Global Citizen, LLC.

Plant Molecular Biology Consortium Seminar

January 28, 4-6 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This month’s Plant Molecular Biology Consortium event features a presentation from Dr. Stacy Harmer of University of California-Davis.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA Investment Crowdfunding Grant

January 28

NC IDEA’s new Investment Crowdfunding Grant offers up to $5,000 to help companies expand their businesses using the Localstake NC investment crowdfunding platform. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on January 28.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

January 29, 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.

RTCC Cleantech Connect Career Fair 2019

January 30, 4-7 p.m. @McKimmon Center

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s 2019 Career Fair connects employers in the cleantech and energy industry with hundreds of students and professionals who are seeking jobs in this field.

Application Deadline: REDI 2019

January 31

The Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), a program of the North Carolina Rural Center, is welcoming applications for its 2019 cohort. REDI helps participants enhance their leadership skills and rural development strategies in their communities.