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 May. 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 through the end of April. The roundup also includes application deadlines for accelerators, competitions and other programs.

T-REX Summit

April 15-16 @Carolina Theatre

The annual T-REX Summit provides actionable content, talks from industry leaders and networking with like-minded individuals in the sales, marketing and business professional community. Speaker lineup and agenda here.

Startup Crawl: Device Magic

April 15, 6-7:30 p.m. @Device Magic

Join Big Top in downtown Raleigh for the next Startup Crawl, hosted by Device Magic. This is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs and startup teams to make connections, share camaraderie and collaborate with one another.

United for the Future: Concert & Conversation w/ Peter Buffett

April 15, 6-7:30 p.m. @Caroline Theatre

United Way of the Greater Triangle is hosting a live concert and talk with Peter Buffett, who will share stories about growing up in the Buffett family, his views on social issues and philanthropy.


April 16-18 @Carolina Threatre

Spreedly is hosting a three-day conference featuring a series of keynotes and talks for payments professionals. The programming consists of an optional half-day session with Spreedly engineers and customers, then two days of events offering technical and practical insights from industry experts. Senior execs from Dropbox and Patreon are keynoting.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

April 16, 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.

Black Business Momentum Series: Canva & Graphics for Small Businesses

April 16, 6-8 p.m. @Knightdale Public Safety Training Center

In this workshop, Jes Averhart, the executive director of Leadership Triangle, will guide participants through the process of designing a logo and flyer for their brand using Canva. A light dinner will be served.

East Coast Game Conference

April 16-18 @Raleigh Convention Center

Now in its 11th year, the East Coast Game Conference gathers video game professionals for three days of networking, keynote speakers and engaging sessions.

1 Million Cups RTP

April 17, 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.

NCDIDI Aviation, Aerospace & Cybersecurity Upgrade Outreach Event

April 17, 1-3:30 p.m. @NC Rural Center

The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI) is hosting its first recruitment event of 2019. Several programs and initiatives headed by the NC DIDI will be presented at the event. Past program participants will be on hand to share their success stories.

Webinar: Ice House Programs Philosophy, Features & Impact

April 17, 2-3 p.m.

Learn how you can be a trained facilitator or participant in the Ice House course in North Carolina, presented in partnership with NC IDEA.

Story for Startups Workshop

April 17, 2-5 p.m. @The Frontier

Local founders, C-Suite execs and marketing/communications teams: CED invites you to attend  free interactive workshop to learn how to use your story and passion to get more customers, recruit better talent and raise more capital. The program is hosted by Durham-based StoryDriven, an Emmy award-winning storytelling firm.

Ag Tech Professional Forum

April 17, 4-7 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This event convenes local ag tech entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders for an evening of networking and engagement outside of the traditional workspace environment. The theme for the next meeting is climate change and its impacts on heat stress, circadian rhythms and gene expression in agriculture.

Digital Health Happy Hour

April 17, 5-7 p.m. @RTP HQ

DHIT’s free networking event comes to RTP Headquarters this month, featuring a talk with pop-up speaker Jacob Traverse, executive director of the Triangle Global Health Consortium. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers.

Women in Leadership: Managing Conflict w/ Sharlene Provilus

April 17, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

Sharlene Alice Provilus, CEO of Write Speak Inspire and founder of the Redeemed Art Collective, will present a workshop on navigating conflict management and understanding team dynamics.

ACC InVenture Prize

April 17, 7:30-9 p.m. @Stewart Theatre

Student entrepreneurs sent by universities in the Atlantic Coast Conference will pitch their innovations at the third annual ACC InVenture Prize competition.

Triangle TechBreakfast

April 18, 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.

Lunch & Learn: Overcoming Challenges in IoT Design

April 18, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

At this lunch and learn Ed Baca, IoT marketing manager at TTI Inc. will show participants how TTI can help them with their next design and finish projects ahead of schedule.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

April 18, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

In this event, Tasha Dyson will cover questions companies should be asking their background investigation service provider.

RTP180: Art

April 18, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

Join RTP180 to hear from local experts discussing art therapy, art and virtual reality, artistic equality and more related topics. Panelists include Michelle Harrell of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Brandon Cordrey of VAE Raleigh, Bridget Pemberton-Smith of the Art Therapy Institute, and Johannah Maynard Edwards and Ashley Popio of the Women’s Theatre Festival.

Hacking 4 Defense Demo Day

April 18, 5-8:30 p.m. @Fitzpatrick Center

This event features a series of presentations from seven interdisciplinary teams of students in Duke’s first Hacking for Defense course. Come check out their ventures. Admission is free.

Bunker Brews RDU: WTF Is a B Corporation + Why Is It Good for Business?

April 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh

Bunker Labs’ next Bunker Brews event features a talk with Jeffrey Terebey, a second-year MBA student in NC State’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management, on Certified B Corporations and their growing popularity in business.

Triangle Tech Net

April 19, 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.

NCBiotech Jobs Network: Structured Networking

April 22, 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.

BME Symposium & i4 Final Pitch Competition

April 23, 4-8:30 p.m. @UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education

This symposium  is an opportunity to check out the latest design projects from students in UNC and NC State’s Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. Light refreshments and dinner will be served.

Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

April 23, 5-8 p.m. @Kramden Institute

This TechGirlz-hosted workshop will show students how satellite images and open data can be used for social impact around the world.

Open Raleigh Brigade Community Night

April 23, 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.

SIM-RTP Tech Connect Conference

April 23 @Raleigh Convention Center

This event provides local IT leaders and professionals a day of networking, keynotes, breakout sessions and panels.

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Certification Day

April 24, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Wake RTP 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.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

April 24, 8-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Join Cary Chamber to hear a talk from Jerry Williams, program manager of Environmental Sustainability at SAS, who will speak on the program’s partnership with the Town of Cary and how the community can get involved.

UNC Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Making Expo

April 24, 2:30-5 p.m. @Blue Zone

This annual symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research and projects within their disciplines. The event is free and open to the public.

Government Vendor Network

April 24, 3-5 p.m. @iCenter

NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a forum for member firms who have an interest in doing business with state government.

Selling on Amazon: Navigating the Jungle

April 24, 5:30-7 p.m. @Carolina Coworking

Talal Asad of Brand Together will present a workshop covering the steps to successfully getting a product to market on Amazon.

DIG SOUTH Tech Summit

April 24-26 @Charleston Gaillard Center

A must-attend for entrepreneurs and technology industry representatives in the South, the DIG SOUTH Tech Summit in Charleston connects leading global brands like Oracle, IBM and Salesforce to the top scalable startups in the region. (More coverage here.)

Introduction to the Raleigh Chamber

April 25, 8:30-9:30 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

Join this info session to learn about the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and how you can get involved.

Webinar: Raising the Awareness of Career Pathways

April 25, 9-10 a.m.

This monthly webinar covers career pathways and resources for employers, jobseekers or anyone interested in the process.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office China IP Road Show

April 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Duke, Sanford School of Public Policy

This event will cover some of the strategies for intellectual property protection in China, and what North Carolina businesses should know. The event includes participation from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Team, which works with businesses to understand how to obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

Why a Native Mobile App Should Be Part of Your IoT Roadmap

April 25, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

In this lunch and learn, Lithios Apps will explain how companies can benefit from having a native mobile app for their IoT products.

Symposium on Storytelling with Data

April 25, 2-5 p.m. @Engineering Building 2, NCSU Centennial Campus

This three-hour event will cover the different approaches people can use to present data in a meaningful and insightful way, tailoring to specific user groups.

Startup Summit: Surviving Shark Tank w/ CEOs from RewardStock & Wine & Design

April 25, 6-8:30 p.m. @Archie K. Davis Conference Center

At Startup Summit’s next ‘Learn and Network’ series event, Jon Hayes of RewardStock and Harriet Mills of Wine & Design will discuss what they learned from their experiences landing deals on Shark Tank.

Non-Profit Series: The Prerequisite, Nonprofit Edition w/ Ryan Ray

April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

Ryan Ray, president and CEO of Jobs for Life, will present a workshop on developing the nonprofit vision and planning a course of action by 2020.

Moogfest 2019

April 25-28 in Durham

Moogfest is an annual festival centered around the synthesis of music, art and technology. Programming includes live music and performances, talks, art shows and installations, keynotes, workshops, masterclasses and more. More details and lineup here.

Ushering in the Era of Value-Based Care: Leveraging Health Data Analytics

April 26, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. @The Siena Hotel

UNC’s Carolina Health Informatics Program and Program on Health and Clinical Informatics are hosting their annual spring data analytics symposium, an immersive day of discussion surrounding data analytics, data acquisition, visualization and the future of healthcare.

NC Hearts Gigabit Interactive

April 26, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. @NC Rural Economic Development Center

Join NC Hearts Gigabit for its second annual NC Hearts Gigabit Interactive, a showcase of broadband projects and initiatives aiming to improve the future of North Carolina’s rural communities.

22nd Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium

April 26 @EPA Campus Main Building, RTP

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences hosts an annual program covering the different career paths in the science sector. This year’s event features nine panels, 10 workshops and more than 165 CV and resume review appointments for attendees.

The Swarm

April 27, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. @City Club Raleigh

myBeeHyve is hosting a day of presentations and trainings on concepts related to social media, graphic design, live video, auto-posting software and other marketing topics. Tickets include training, lunch, snacks and refreshments.

INTech Camp for Girls: Raleigh Mini-Camp

April 27, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. @NC State University

INTech and NC State’s Minority Engineering Grad School Association are co-hosting an in-depth workshop complete with interactive engineering activities, engineering lab tours and a panel of engineering grad students. Registration includes lunch and snacks, an INTech T-shirt and a certificate of completion.

Mobile Technology in the Treatment of Addiction

April 29, 12-1 p.m. @Hanes House

Duke’s Mobile App Gateway is hosting a panel of clinicians and researchers to discuss how technology can be used to treat addiction and addiction-prone behaviors—particularly related to tobacco use, opioid use and pain management.

Triangle Global Health Consortium Mentor Monday Webinar

April 29, 4-4:45 p.m.

Triangle Global Health Consortium’s next educational webinar will be hosted by Florence Amadi, senior technical advisor of community engagement at Ipas. Registration is free.

Application Deadline: 4th Annual STEMmy Awards

April 29

STEM in the Park is accepting nominations for its 4th annual STEMmy Awards in May, which honors individuals and organizations within several categories who are working to advance STEM outreach and education in the Triangle.

IACUC 2019 Conference

April 29-30 @NC Biotech Center

Hosted by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research and North Carolina Biotechnology Center, this conference intended for both new Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members and seasoned members of animal care and use programs. The event features two days of presentations, panels and breakout sessions.

43rd Annual UNC Lineberger Scientific Symposium

April 29-30 @The Friday Center

UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting two days of talks by scientists who are making major advances in disease prevention and treatment. The event is open to students, faculty and the public.

2019 State Energy Conference

April 30 – May 1 @McKimmon Conference & Training Center

This annual event offers actionable insight into the business of energy, technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunities to help drive North Carolina’s energy economy forward with national impact.

Courageous Conversations: Understanding the Challenges of Racial Inequity

April 30, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @Wake County Commons Building

At this event, hosted by Raleigh Chamber and Wake County Economic Development, organizers from the Racial Equity Institute will present the “Groundwater Approach” to understanding racial inequity. Light refreshments provided.

We Connect: Black Business Networking Social

April 30, 5:30-7 p.m. @MOFU Shoppe

Join Raleigh Chamber at MOFU Shoppe for a free social in celebration of the black business community. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

April 30, 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.