WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences and all things happening in the North Carolina startup world.

“The Headliners” is a multi-part weekly roundup of noteworthy upcoming events to add to your calendar. 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.

Here’s our lineup of Triangle events happening in January, including some conferences, 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.

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. (More coverage here.)

Code for Durham: Triangle Digital Humanities Network + Civic Hacking Session

January 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

The next Code for Durham meetup will focus on the Triangle Digital Humanities Network, a group made up of university faculty, librarians and students.

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.

UNC Makeathon Team Match & Mingle (+ Info Session)

January 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Blue, UNC Campus

If you’re interested in participating in the Carolina Challenge Makeathon next month, this workshop will help you develop the tools and strategies needed to prepare for the challenge. The deadline to submit applications for the makeathon is January 27.

1 Million Cups RTP

January 23, 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 Yoshi delivers a presentation.

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.

RIoT Lunch & Learn: Introduction to the Internet of Things

January 24, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

RIoT’s next lunch and learn hosts Paul Peterson of Arrow Electronics Inc., who will lead a session on IoT device connectivity using Arrow QuickSilver Board and Arrow Connect.

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.

Big Top Startup Crawl

January 27, 6-7:30 p.m. @Even

Join Big Top in kicking off 2019 with a Startup Crawl hosted by Even in Raleigh. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and startup teams to make connections, share camaraderie and collaborate with one another.

Application Deadline: UNC Carolina Challenge Makeathon

January 27

Makers and innovators are invited to apply to UNC’s Carolina Challenge Makeathon. Participants will attend several workshops and mentor meetings throughout the week of February 10-16, all culminating in a final pitch competition with $10,000 in prizes up for grabs. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m.

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.

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.

Let’s Connect! (@Fuquay-Varina)

January 29, 6:30-8 p.m. @Fuquay-Varina Town Hall, Board Chambers

Join this speaking tour to hear presentations and discussions about expanding internet access in North Carolina. The event is co-organized by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, NC Broadband Matters and NC League of Municipalities. See the full list of tour dates here.

What It All Means: Decoding Day-to-Day Accounting

January 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center at Shaw University is hosting Chasity Mckiver, owner of CM Consultants, for a workshop on accounting strategy for small businesses. Learn how to use different financial statements and make operational decisions accordingly.

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.

TechGirlz Workshop: Using Computer Simulations to Help Solve Complex Problems

January 30, 5-8 p.m. @Citrix

This TechGirlz workshop will show students how to use StarLogo Nova to build computer simulations of an epidemic event.

Ben and Jerry’s to Investing for Impact: Daryn Dodson Managing Partner, Illumen Capital

January 30, 6-7 p.m. @Fuqua School of Business

Duke’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and the Black and Latino MBA Organization at Duke University are hosting Illumen Capital Managing Partner Daryn Dodson for a talk on impact investing and social change.

IEC Non-Profit Series: Mission Possible w/ Bettie Murchison

January 30, 6-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Bettie Murchison, who has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, is leading a workshop to show small business owners and startups how to craft a vision statement for their company. The session will include a review and critique of participants’ mission statements.

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).

Storytelling for Small Business & Nonprofits

January 31, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) at Shaw University is hosting a workshop on how to market to a target audience. The session will be led by MasterMIND Productions Managing Director Ken Branson.

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.