WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines 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 July. Meetups that occur on a regular basis are listed here. If you’d like your event to be included, feel free to send me an email.
Here’s our lineup of Triangle events through the end of June:
June 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. @NCSU Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2
NC State’s inaugural Cybersecurity Manufacturing Summit is an opportunity for academics, professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and business leaders to come together to discuss ways to ensure efficient and secure manufacturing.
June 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. @The Frontier
RIoT is hosting a talk with Laura Baverman of Pendo, who will share her experience transitioning from reporting on the Triangle’s tech scene to working at one of the fastest growing startups in the area. RIoT will also share some details about its upcoming RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP). Applications are due June 30.
June 10, 5-7 p.m. @NC Biotech Center
The NC Biotech Center is hosting an evening with Heather Hollick, author of Helpful: A Guide to Life, Careers, and the Art of Networking, who will share networking tips and highlights from her book.
June 10, 5:30-7 p.m. @WeWork Raleigh
Join Raleigh Chamber for an evening networking event to get an inside look at WeWork’s new location at the One Glenwood tower, opening this summer.
June 10-11 @Hamner Conference Center
Join for the first AMR (antimicrobial resistance) Action Summit on Research, Development and Commercialization, hosted by the NC Biotechnology Center, the British Government, RTI International, BioMerieux, BD, Agile Sciences, the British-American Business Council and CARB-X of Boston University.
June 11-12 @The Friday Center, UNC Chapel Hill
This event, co-presented by the NC Biotechnology Center and the NC Military Business Center, is designed to connect North Carolina tech companies to the federal agencies that purchase medical/biomedical/biodefense devices, equipment or services.
June 11, 8-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
At this Raleigh Chamber event, Frankel Staffing Partners President Rod Frankel will share how to develop and grow a professional network.
June 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. @UNC Institute for the Environment
UNC’s Institute for the Environment hosts a monthly breakfast inviting a guest speaker to discuss their latest research and projects.
June 11, 10-11 a.m. @Hangar6 at First Flight Venture Center
RIoT and First Flight Venture Center are hosting a session filled with resources for IoT startups at Hangar 6’s prototyping labs. RIoT will also share some details about its upcoming RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP). Applications are due June 30.
June 11, 5:15-7:30 p.m. @Research Triangle Park
Triangle Biotech Tuesday, a monthly event series, connects scientific professionals throughout the Research Triangle area.
June 11, 5:30-8 p.m. @Wake Tech RTP Campus
This Wake Tech-sponsored workshop will show students how to set up a WordPress.com site, add content and build their own customized design using the platform.
June 12, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @Biogen
This conference features a day of presentations and breakout sessions focused on crisis management, disaster preparedness and human performance.
June 12, 9-10 a.m. @American Underground @Blackwell (ATC)
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.
June 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC IDEA LABS
In this workshop, Janice Smith of Big Dog Little Bed Productions will show participants how to attract clients and supporters through storytelling-based marketing strategies. This session is part of NC IDEA’s Summer Series programming. See more events in the series here.
June 12, 12-1 p.m.
In this webinar, James Cooper of Sonrisa Research and Purdue University will share his research in a talk titled, “SiC CMOS Power IC’s with Increased Short-Circuit Withstand Time.”
June 12, 5:30-7 p.m. @Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Join Chapel Hill Economic Development for appetizers and networking with local entrepreneurs, startup teams, freelancers and professionals. Attendees can also pitch their business ideas.
June 13, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club
Carolinas IT is hosting its fourth annual Carpe DIEM (Define Investigate Eradicate Mitigate) seminar. The event will focus on incident response, featuring talks from Carolinas IT’s team along with other experts in the field.
June 13, 9-10:30 a.m. @WeWork Raleigh
NC TECH is hosting a discussion about engaging military and former military personnel in the tech workforce. This free session is part of NC TECH’s tour around North Carolina (see more events in the series here).
June 13, 2-3:15 p.m. @Avalara
NC TECH members are invited to take a tour of Avalara’s east coast office in Durham and meet some of the company’s leaders.
June 13, 5-7 p.m. @Jordan Lake Brewing Company
NC TECH is bringing its Brews + Bytes networking event to the Triangle along its 2019 tour across North Carolina. Tickets are free. See more events in NC TECH’s tour here.
June 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @NC State University Club
CompTIA AITP-RTP’s next chapter meeting focuses on the field of digital forensics, data investigation and data recovery. The panel features experts Derek Ellington of Ellington Digital Forensics, Gina Yacone of Agio, cybersecurity analyst Julia Hopkins and Jason Nagy of J&M Security Solutions (moderator).
June 13, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
June 13-14 @NCCETC Module 5 Training Room
This two-day workshop will cover PV system performance, data collection, thermal imaging, fuse servicing and more relevant concepts.
Triangle Global Health Consortium’s mentorship program helps students and young professionals connect with health leaders to discuss career development, job market skills and other relevant topics. Applications for the upcoming cohorts are due by 5 p.m.
In this nine-month program, participants meet with elected officials as well as business and nonprofit executives to further advance their leadership skills. More information here.
UNC Office of Technology Commercialization’s KickStart Venture Services is launching a support program for UNC startups interested in applying to SBIR/STTR’s upcoming grant round.
June 14, 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.
June 17, 6-7:30 p.m. @ArchiveSocial
June 17-21 @NC State
In this five-day program, students can learn how to build websites about social issues they’re passionate about. The bootcamp concludes with a showcase of students’ work, earning them a certificate of completion.
June 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier 600 Building
Council for Entrepreneurial Development members are invited to an evening of networking, held every quarter.
June 18, 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.
June 18, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
This lunch and learn will discuss access to capital for veteran-run startups and entrepreneurs, featuring Robert Rehder, director of Carolina Small Business Development Fund’s Veteran Entrepreneurship Program.
June 19, 9:30-11 a.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.
June 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC IDEA LABS
In this workshop, marketing expert N.G. Gordon (Dear Mishu Dad) will show participants how to master influencer marketing and all of the strategies surrounding it. This event is part of NC IDEA’s Summer Series programming. See more events in the series here.
June 19, 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.
June 19, 5-7 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
DHIT’s free networking event comes to HQ Raleigh this month, featuring a discussion with policy-makers from the North Carolina General Assembly. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers.
June 19, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
Jes Averhart, the executive director of Leadership Triangle, will share her career experience and some of the lessons gained along the way.
June 20, 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.
June 20, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Verizon, Cary
Avnet, Microsoft, STMicroelectronics and Verizon are hosting a hands-on workshop for IoT developers who are working on cellular LPWAN technology products.
June 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier, Fusion (1st floor)
NC TECH is hosting a panel of experts discussing education-to-employment pipelines to help meet the growing demand for IT talent in North Carolina.
June 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club
Join American Marketing Association-Triangle for a panel with local marketing experts and talk from Billy Warden, co-founder of Triangle PR firm GBW Strategies.
June 20, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club
Cary Chamber of Commerce is hosting a discussion on financial planning with Suzanne Stroud, VP and wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch.
June 20, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier
RTP180’s next event will feature five Triangle-based experts discussing the growing AI and robotics fields.
June 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh
Join Bunker Labs RDU for an event focused on Lean Six Sigma concepts and how they can be applied for problem-solving.
June 20, 6:30-8 p.m. @Carolina Theatre
This shark tank-like event features five women entrepreneurs pitching their products/services for a prize of up to $10,000.
June 20, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
Ryan Ray, president and CEO of Jobs for Life, will present a seminar teaching participants how to develop a course of action for personal development and branding.
June 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
Join Tech Talent South Raleigh for this free workshop and review best practices to make your LinkedIn profile unique to attract new opportunities.
June 20-21 @Archie K Davis Conference Center, RTP
IoT business leaders and practitioners are invited to attend a two-day event focused on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments.
June 21, 7:30-9 a.m. @Umstead Hotel and Spa
Raleigh Chamber’s next C-Suite Perspectives event features a talk with Tom Greco, president and CEO of Advance Auto Parts.
June 21, 8-10 a.m. @RTP HQ
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is hosting a panel of cleantech sector experts and state municipalities for a discussion on electric vehicles, electric zero-emission vehicles and more emissions-reduction technologies.
June 21, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
Join HQ Raleigh for good food and a discussion on community development in Raleigh.
June 21, 5-10 p.m. @Pine State Coffee
This indoor/outdoor market is a showcase of craft beer, wine, food trucks and coffee from local businesses. There will also be live music.
June 24-27 @The Frontier
New from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), this week-long event series features nine interactive sessions covering a variety of topics. The series provides tech and life science entrepreneurs with the industry knowledge and resources they need to help further expand their companies.
June 25, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
Join the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center to learn about the benefits of podcasting and how to use it to promote your business.
June 25, 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.
June 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC IDEA LABS
Scott Sorensen of Compete.Agency will lead a workshop on data-driven marketing strategies and how to implement A/B testing into a startup. This session is part of NC IDEA’s Summer Series programming. See more events in the series here.
June 26-28 @NCCETC Module 5 Training Room
This three-day workshop will cover the key principles of battery-based systems. At the end of the program, participants will design and install their own residential PV system with battery back-up.
June 27, 9:30-11 a.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
In this workshop, participants will learn cost-effective search engine traffic strategies.
June 27, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
In this workshop, Laut Design CEO Mike Laut will show participants how to effectively and efficiently develop ideas through drawing.
June 27, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
Bettie Murchison, who has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, is leading a workshop covering non-profit volunteer recruitment and retention.
June 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Raleigh Chamber’s quarterly networking luncheon features talks from local entry- and mid-level managers and leaders in the Triangle.
June 28, 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.
UNC’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise are hosting their second annual UNC Sustainability Awards Gala on September 5, honoring businesses that demonstrate initiative, innovation and impact. Companies are invited to apply.
The 12-week RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) provides support for IoT startups to commercialize and scale their products. The fall 2019 program starts September 9. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST.
From UNC’s Office of Technology Commercialization, this award program offers non-dilutive funding—up to $50,000—to assist UNC faculty-led startups in commercializing their products.