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.
Here’s our lineup of Triangle events through the end of April. The roundup also includes application deadlines for accelerators, competitions and other programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 17, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 23 @Raleigh Convention Center
This event provides local IT leaders and professionals a day of networking, keynotes, breakout sessions and panels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
April 25, 9-10 a.m.
This monthly webinar covers career pathways and resources for employers, jobseekers or anyone interested in the process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 30, 7-9 p.m. @Fox and Hound
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