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 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 April. Meetups that occur on a regular basis are listed here.

Check out a full range of events on TechWire’s interactive calendar for more. If you’d like your event to be added to the calendar and weekly roundup, feel free to send me an email.

Here’s our lineup of Triangle events in March. The roundup also includes application deadlines for accelerators, competitions and other programs.

Big Top Startup Crawl: Launch Chapel Hill

March 18, 6-7:30 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

Join Big Top in Chapel Hill for the next Startup Crawl. This is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs and startup teams to make connections, share camaraderie and collaborate with one another.

Venture Asheville Startup Road Trip: Durham

March 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

This month, six Asheville-based startups are hitting the road to bring a two-day showcase of funding-ready startups to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Durham and Cary. The founders will each give an eight-minute pitch followed by five minutes of Q&A. More details here.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

March 19, 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.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

March 19, 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.

Venture Asheville Startup Road Trip: Cary

March 19, 5-7 p.m. @The Mayton Inn

This month, six Asheville-based startups are hitting the road to bring a two-day showcase of funding-ready startups to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Durham and Cary. The founders will each give an eight-minute pitch followed by five minutes of Q&A. More details here.

Code for Durham: Eviction Diversion + Civic Hacking

March 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

This week’s Code for Durham meetup features Jesse McCoy II, senior lecturing fellow and supervising attorney at the Civil Justice Clinic of the Duke University School of Law, who will discuss eviction law and the Durham County Eviction Diversion Program.

Black Business Momentum Series: Finding Customers through Partnerships & Collaboration

March 19, 6-8 p.m. @Garner Town Hall

Next up in the Black Business Momentum Series—presented by the Raleigh Chamber, Wake County Economic Development and the Wake Tech Small Business Center—is a session covering four proven strategies to gain more customers and kick off new partnerships. A light dinner will be served during the seminar.

Basics of HTML & CSS: Free Crash Course

March 19, 6-8 p.m. @Momentum Learning (Durham)

Get an introduction to HTML and CSS at this free two-hour class hosted by Momentum in Durham.

NAWBO & Bank of America Spring Social

March 19, 6-8 p.m. @Bank of America Tower in North Hills

Join local women business leaders to network and learn about NAWBO Greater Raleigh‘s partnership with Bank of America.

1 Million Cups RTP

March 20, 9-10 a.m. @6 Davis Drive, Science Collaboration Campus

1 Million Cups, presented by Kauffman, is a weekly informal pitch event for the startup community. Join for free coffee and entrepreneurial support as local startups deliver their presentations.

Ten Years from the Bottom

March 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. @Duke Geneen Auditorium, Fuqua School of Business

Marking a decade since the worst stock market decline since the Great Depression, this timely conference features discussions leaders in business, banking, finance and government about navigating the crisis.

Rural Day 2019 Training Webinar

March 20, 3-4:30 p.m.

At this webinar, the North Carolina Rural Center will provide an overview of its upcoming Rural Day on March 26. This session will cover issues facing rural communities and how to engage with elected leaders.

Digital Health Happy Hour

March 20, 5-7 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

DHIT’s free networking event takes place at American Underground this month, featuring a talk with pop-up speaker Tom Snyder, executive director of RIoT. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers.

Non-Profit Sustainability: Save Money & Make a Difference

March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Clouds Brewing, Durham

Join Eagle Solar & Light for a special event that will cover financing options for solar PV systems, energy efficiency measures, and an innovative bulk purchasing model for critical operational needs.

Triangle Angel Investors Reverse Pitch

March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Carolina Coworking

At this special event hosted by Carolina Coworking, representatives from three active Triangle angel capital groups will describe what fits their portfolios. A Q&A and meet-and-greet will follow their presentations.

Women in Leadership: Go Get Her w/ Namyamka Farrelly

March 20, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

This event will help women further develop their positive self-image along with good communication and leadership skills. The workshop will be led by master coach and trainer Nanyamka Farrelly.

Triangle TechBreakfast

March 21, 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.

AMA Triangle: Work Is Play

March 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club

This month’s AMA Triangle luncheon features a talk from Mig Reyes, director of product design at Sprout Social, on how to think creatively while you build your brand.

Lunch & Learn: How Much Is Your Trademark Worth?

March 21, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Dr. Letao Qin, a partner at Rimon P.C., will lead a session covering strategies on how to build up your IP assets in a cost-effective way.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

March 21, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

The next Cary Chamber Business of Women event features Wendy Coulter, CEO of Hummingbird Creative Group.

NC Chamber Annual Meeting

March 21, 1-4:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott Center City

North Carolina Chamber’s Annual Meeting, the 77th event of its kind, features a keynote address and a celebration of the recipients of the Distinguished Citizenship and Distinguished Service awards.

IdeaFest Pitch Competition (Danville, Virginia)

March 21, 1-6 p.m. @Cottontail Weddings & Events in Danville, VA

The Launch Place’s 6th annual IdeaFest competition will feature live presentations from 20 early-stage startup companies seeking seed and pre-seed funding. Three awards are on the table: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third. This event is free and open to the public.

Cary Chamber Business After Hours

March 21, 5-7 p.m. @AAA Carolinas, Cary Towne Center

Join Cary Chamber for an evening of networking with other local professionals over beverages. The event also includes prize opportunities.

RTP180: Population

March 21, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

The next RTP180 event focuses on gentrification, urban development and more population-related subjects. Panelists include Patrick Young of the Durham City-County Planning Department, Bonnie Danahy of Open Data Raleigh, Sara Ellis of the Raleigh Department of City Planning, Hannah Parkin of the Committee for Refugees and Immigrants NC Office and Donnarie Hales of BASF.

RTCC Cleantech Innovators’ Networking

March 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Junction West

Join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster to network and meet the latest cohort of cleantech startups from the Joules Accelerator.

Triangle Women in STEM: Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane

March 21, 5:30-8 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

Triangle Women in STEM invites the community to join this event and hear Nancy McFarlane discuss her path from pharmacist to political office, joining government as the second elected female Mayor of Raleigh and her work promoting STEM in politics.

TechGirlz: Day in the Life of a Web Designer

March 21, 6-8 p.m. @Optum

In TechGirlz’s next workshop, students will learn about the responsibilities and opportunities involved in web design careers.

Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You?

March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

This workshop will show participants how to distinguish the myths and realities of small business ownership, self-assess their readiness to become business owners, and start a plan for gathering feedback from their network and potential customers. Snacks will be provided.

Tech Day at the Legislature

March 21, Downtown Raleigh

NC TECH members are invited to a free legislative breakfast with North Carolina Senate and House members, followed by a briefing on the State of Technology Industry Report.

Triangle Tech Net

March 22, 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.

Poole College of Management Small Business Internship Fair

March 22, 1-3 p.m. @NC State Nelson Hall

NC State’s Poole College of Management is extending the opportunity for local entrepreneurs and execs to market their small business or startup to students seeking summer internships. This event is presented in partnership with the Raleigh Chamber.

NCBiotech Jobs Network: Structured Networking

March 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This event, hosted by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, helps attendees practice and grow their networking skills and expand their professional networks.

Triangle Global Health Consortium Mentor Mondays

March 25, 4-4:45 p.m.

This monthly webinar series hosts a global health professional who will share insights and advice for advancing your career. This month’s webinar features Kathy Walmer, executive director of Family Health Ministries.

Coffee, Compliance & the Cloud

March 26, 8:30-11 a.m. @Avalara

Dean Dorton and Avalara are hosting an educational overview on how cloud financial management technology can help companies meet compliance for sales and use tax, revenue recognition and contract management.

Rural Day

March 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

Join the NC Rural Center for a day discussing the pressing issues facing rural communities and engaging with leaders about solutions.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

March 26, 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.

Startup Summit: Mastering Lead Generation to 10x Your Startup w/ Eric Boggs of RevBoss

March 26, 5:30-8 p.m. @WeWork Durham

This month’s Startup Summit covers the ins and outs of lead generation, featuring speaker Eric Boggs, founder and CEO of sales software startup RevBoss. Attendees will learn insights, strategies and practical advice to help get more leads and grow their businesses.

RIoT XXXIII: How IoT Is Disrupting Sports & Entertainment (Atlanta)

March 26, 6-8 p.m. @Atlanta Tech Village

RIoT comes to Atlanta this month for an event covering the latest trends disrupting the sports and entertainment industries, featuring the leading innovators paving the future in this space.

Open Raleigh Brigade Community Night

March 26, 6-8:30 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

The Open Raleigh Brigade is an ongoing meetup for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers and project managers to come together to collaborate on civic projects. This event is part of a series of meetings held until June.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

March 26, 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.

Coffee with Gregg Lowe of Cree

March 26, 7:30-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a talk with Cree President and CEO Gregg Lowe, who will discuss innovative strategies for small businesses to stay on the cutting edge.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

March 27, 8-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Join Cary Chamber on Wednesday to hear a talk from North Carolina Football Club President and General Manager Curt Johnson on the club’s success and future plans.

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Certification Day

March 27, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Wake Tech Northern Campus

This half-day seminar will teach participants all about HUB certification and how to complete the process of meeting qualifications, using state databases, registering for the HUB program and applying these resources to the growth of your company.

Prospanica March Resume Madness

March 27, 5-8 p.m. @Cisco Systems at RTP

Prospanica is hosting a special event for local jobseekers, featuring a panel and breakout sessions with resume reviews, mock interviews and LinkedIn review.

CED Network Meetup & Open House

March 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

Council for Entrepreneurial Development members are invited to an evening of networking every quarter.

Women In Bio-RTP: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

March 27, 6-8 p.m. @The Frontier

The RTP chapter of Women In Bio (WIB) is hosting Briana Marini, an HR consultant with eight years of experience, to lead a seminar on conflict resolution—covering how to address issues between peers, managers and customers.

CAPER 5th Annual Spring Meeting

March 27-29 @James B. Hunt Jr. Library

The Center for Advanced Power Engineering Research (CAPER) is holding the 5th annual spring meeting for power electronics experts to present the results of their research and gain insight on what’s in store for the future of power engineering.

Webinar: NSF SBIR/STTR Program

March 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Small Business Technology & Development Center is hosting a free 45-minute webinar session on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding programs.

Lunch & Learn: System & Organization Control Reporting

March 28, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join Dan Sembler of Cherry Bekaert as he discusses SOC-1 and SOC-2 reports and how to use them to evaluate vendors.

Frontier RTP Honey Beer Launch Party & Name Reveal

March 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. @The Frontier

For this year’s installment of RTP Honey Beer, The Frontier is teaming up with Bee Downtown and bringing in Bombshell Beer Company to craft the brew. The Frontier is asking the community to help come up with a name for the beer. The final choice will be decided by popular vote and announced at the launch party.

Alternative Investments Conference

March 28 @Carolina Inn

UNC Institute for Private Capital’s annual Alternative Investments Conference is a venue for investment managers, institutional investors and academics to network, share ideas and stay updated on the latest industry trends.

Application Deadline: Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project

March 29

Cleantech innovators are encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding allocations under the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project, funded by the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program of the Department of Transportation.

TechGirlz Workshop: Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

March 30, 12-3 p.m. @NC State College of Engineering

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of HTML and CSS and use them to build their own website. The event is part of a series of workshops taking place around the U.S. in celebration of Women’s History Month.