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 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. 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.

Introduction to Visual Thinking

January 14, 12-1 p.m. @The Frontier

This free workshop, presented by AhHa!, will show participants how they can increase communication and collaboration in a meeting setting.

Revolutionizing Fashion Through Technology, Science & Engineering

January 14, 4:15-6 p.m. @Duke Fitzpatrick Center

Lawrence Lenihan and Christian Gheorghe, the co-founders of fashion tech startup Resonance Companies, will present a session covering blockchain, AI and industrial disruption.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

January 15, 12-1:30 p.m.

This weekly event brings together local founders and startup teams for introductions and networking. At the event, they can also watch or participate in an online pitch session, joining startups in the StartupBlink network around the world.

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.

1 Million Cups RTP

January 16, 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 Prime Lifestyle and Wellness Gym delivers a presentation.

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.

NC IDEA’s Spring 2019 Grants Info Session (RTP)

January 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. @The Frontier

At this info session, NC IDEA Program Director Amy Bastian will share details on the grants and programs offered by the organization, including NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED, as well as the newly launched Investment Crowdfunding Grant (applications are due January 28).

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.

Digital Health Happy Hour: 2019 Roadmap to Impact

January 16, 5-7 p.m. @RTP HQ

Join DHIT’s free monthly networking event to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community members who are shaping the Triangle’s digital health space.

Let’s Talk Equity Compensation: What Do You Need to Know?

January 16, 5:30-7 p.m. @Momentum Learning, Durham Campus

Attorneys Tucker Idol and Merrill Mason of Smith Anderson LLP will present a talk on how employers and jobseekers can navigate standard equity, vesting, IP and non-competition terms.

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.

Introduction to the Raleigh Chamber

January 17, 8-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Learn more about the role the Raleigh Chamber plays in the business community and how you can join as a member. Coffee and a light breakfast provided.

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.

Winning SBIR/STTR Grants for Science & Technology Startups

January 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. @First Flight Venture Center

Hosted by First Flight Venture Center, this half-day seminar will explain the basics of SBIR/STTR grant programs for entrepreneurs, covering the participating agencies involved, what goes into developing a proposal and how the award process works.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Product Safety & You

January 17, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

At this RIoT lunch and learn, Amber Cobb of TUV SUD will discuss applicability and regulatory requirements involving product safety.

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

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.

‘Ready, Set, Go!’ Workshop Series, Part II

January 17, 6-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

This three-part workshop series guides participants through the basics of business development, financing options, local resources, and more. Part III of the series will be held on January 24.

Ask The HR & Recruiting Experts

January 17, 6-8:30 p.m. @Momentum Learning, Durham

At this informative event, TriNet‘s HR expert and Jake Shepherd, a local talent expert, will present HR best-practices and answer participants’ questions about workers comp, 1099s vs. W2s, recruiting, hiring and managing employees, and other HR challenges. TriNet will donate a portion of the beer tab to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina.

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.

Webinar: Marketing to the Federal Government

January 22, 10-11 a.m.

The North Carolina office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar covering the different ways companies can market themselves to the federal government.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

January 22, 12-1:30 p.m.

This weekly event brings together local founders and startup teams for introductions and networking. At the event, they can also watch or participate in an online pitch session, joining startups in the StartupBlink network around the world.

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.

WIB-RTP: Mentoring Program Recruitment Event

January 22, 6-8 p.m. @Bull City Ciderworks

Folks who are interested in joining Women In Bio are encouraged to come meet the team and learn more about the many benefits of membership, including the small-group monthly mentoring program, MAPS.

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.

NC TECH CEO Reception

January 23 @NC Executive Mansion

At this invite-only event, NC TECH brings together CEOs and site leaders at the North Carolina Executive Mansion with Governor Roy Cooper.

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.

Crafting the Customer Experience Workshop

January 24, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

This one-day workshop uses Biltmore’s model of customer service and employee engagement to show participants how to build a customer-centric culture at their company. The event is presented by the Biltmore Center for Professional Development.

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.

Fireside Chat: Growth of NC Entrepreneurs

January 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @RTP HQ

Join RTP for an evening fireside chat with top leaders of North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including. Dinner and drinks provided.

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.

‘Ready, Set, Go!’ Workshop Series, Part III

January 24, 6-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

This three-part workshop series guides participants through the basics of business development, financing options, local resources, and more. This session, the final installment of the series, will help participants apply the knowledge they’ve learned.

Learn & Network Night w/ Grace Ueng, CEO of Savvy Growth

January 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @WeWork Durham

Startup Summit kicks off its inaugural “Learning and Networking Night” series with a discussion on digital marketing strategy with Savvy Growth CEO Grace Ueng. Food and drinks will be provided. (More coverage here.)

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.

HQ Raleigh Community Brunch

January 25, 10-11:30 a.m. @NC State, Partners I – High Bay Space

At this brunch event, HQ Raleigh will be discussing its continued partnership with NC State and other universities.

NC State AWE Workshop

January 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Join NC State Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs for a workshop on making connections and establishing and maintaining a network.

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.

NCBiotech Jobs Network

January 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

In this workshop, SAS Institute Senior Global Channel Enablement Manager Nellie Scott will show participants how to build a personal marketing plan for networking, making connections and developing leads.

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.

Minority & Women-Owned Enterprise Small Business Expo

January 28, 4-6 p.m. @Southeast Raleigh High School

Join Raleigh’s Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program and network with local and state procurement agencies and prime contractors searching for certified minority and women-owned businesses.

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.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

January 29, 12-1:30 p.m.

This weekly event brings together local founders and startup teams for introductions and networking. At the event, they can also watch or participate in an online pitch session, joining startups in the StartupBlink network around the world.

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.

Triangle Tech Speaker Series: Big Data

January 29, 4:30-6 p.m. @Fidelity Investments, Durham

Fidelity Investments is hosting a panel of experts for a discussion on harnessing big data to deliver business value. Speakers include Scott Chastain of SAS Institute, Bill Freitas and Vipin Mayar of Fidelity, Michael Rappa of NC State University and SP Simon of Gartner.

NCBIO Life Science Forum

January 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

Learn about new technologies offering solutions in gene therapy and nanotechnology. Speakers include Michael Dombeck of Precision BioSciences, Tom Jede of bluebird bio, Susan Nichols of Falcon Therapeutics and Alden Pritchard of Kaio Therapy.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Industrial Case Study in Digital Transformation

January 31, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Paul McKeithan, head of digital services for Buhler, will present a session on the opportunities and challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Application Deadline: UNC KickStart Venture Services Commercialization Award

January 31

This award program offers funding—within the $25,000 to $50,000 range—to assist early-stage startups in commercializing their products. Applications are due by 5 p.m.

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.