Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in June. Included are the latest meetups, conferences, workshops, application deadlines and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triad, Wilmington and other areas across North Carolina.

This post is part of our weekly column of upcoming events, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle.

To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle specifically, check out part one of this week’s column. Another post previews events coming in July. Recurring monthly meetups in the Triangle are listed here.

These columns are an extension of our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to suggest an event to be added to the calendar, feel free to send me an email.

Our Clean Energy Future: Advanced Generation Technologies

June 17, 8 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. @Piedmont Natural Gas Conference Center

Join E4 Carolinas for a conference about the opportunities and challenges presented by the advanced generation technologies market. Details and agenda here.

NC Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting

June 17-19 @Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

NC Association of County Agricultural Agents’ annual meeting features training and professional development programs for agriculture extension agents.

Asheville Chamber Business Before Hours

June 18, 8-9 a.m. @Mars Hill University

Asheville Chamber’s next Business Before Hours event will be held at Mars Hill University’s Center for Graduate Studies.

Indeavor Lunch

June 18,  12-1:30 p.m. @450 Design Ave

Flywheel Coworking’s next Indeavor Lunch will be a discussion on social impact and responsibility, led by Iris Cole, founding partner of She Raises the Bar and founder/CEO of Do Good Artist.

INFORM: How to Stay Safe & Compliant w/ Art DeBaugh

June 18, 12-1:30 p.m. @Winston Starts

Join Winston Starts for its latest INFORM Workshop Series, featuring a session from Art DeBaugh of Bell, Davis & Pitt on legal considerations for marketing, advertising and promotional materials.

Sustainability in Manufacturing: Brewing

June 18, 1-5 p.m. @The Martinsborough

NCEast Alliance and ECU are hosting an event to highlight the top 10 actions breweries can take to achieve sustainability at their business.

What Exactly Is Equity Crowdfunding?

June 18, 6-8 p.m. @Hygge @ Jay Street

StartCharlotte is hosting an informative panel about the benefits of equity crowdfunding, featuring speakers from CrowdfundNC and INVESTinNC.

FWD: Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

June 19-22 @Charlotte Convention Center

Black Entrepreneurs Summit is rebranding its annual event to FWD. This three-day business event is tailored to both established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Indeavor Club: Lake Norman

June 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking, Hurt Hub@Davidson

Indeavor, a networking club offered to Flywheel Coworking members, is an opportunity to get to know fellow entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area and swap helpful resources with one another. The lunches are held on the third Wednesday of every month.

Young Professionals Luncheon: Immigration & Economic Growth

June 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Uptown

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s next Young Professionals luncheon features a talk with New American Economy Director of State and Local Initiatives Kate Brick, who will share details about NAE’s new economic impact study on immigration.

Launch Greensboro ‘tbd’ Event

June 19, 5-7 p.m. @Co//ab

Launch Greensboro is launching a new networking and community-collaboration program in 2019 called tbd. Events are held every other month.

WS Tech Talks: Industry Trends You Need to Know by Ettain Group

June 19, 5-7 p.m. @Winston Starts

At this month’s Winston Starts Tech Talk, Ashley Blackwell of Ettain Group will share insights into both local and national tech industry trends.

Packard Place Public House

June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Packard Place

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

5th Annual Western Women’s Business Center Conference

June 20, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @AB Tech Conference Center

The Western Women’s Business Center’s fifth annual conference features live music and dancing, business workshops, expert speakers and lots of networking.

NC TECH Awards Submission Webinar (Morning)

June 20, 9 a.m.

In this webinar, NC TECH will share details about the submission process and sponsorship options for this year’s 2019 NC Tech Awards Gala, held in November. Award submissions are due by July 19.

NC TECH Awards Submission Webinar (Afternoon)

June 20, 3 p.m.

In this webinar, NC TECH will share details about the submission process and sponsorship options for this year’s 2019 NC Tech Awards Gala, held in November. Award submissions are due by July 19.

Carolina Fintech Hub Meetup

June 20, 4-5 p.m. @Packard Place

Carolina Fintech Hub’s next meetup features a presentation on open banking from Chris Rigoni, senior payments consultant at Levvel. Folks who can’t make it to the event in person can tune in via a webinar.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

June 20, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Triad BioNight

June 20, 5-9 p.m. @Grandover Resort and Conference Center

NC Biotech Center’s Piedmont Triad office and the Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad are co-hosting a multi-category awards program honoring top leaders in the industry. More coverage here.

Winston Under 40 Social

June 20, 5:30-7 p.m. @BB&T Ballpark

Join the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce for its next ‘Winston Under 40’ networking event, hosted by Winston-Salem Dash.

Women in Clean Energy: Asheville

June 20, 5:30-7:30 @The Collider

NC Sustainable Energy Association‘s Women in Clean Energy events foster a network of support, camaraderie and opportunity for self-identifying women in North Carolina’s clean energy industry.

Power of Women Luncheon: Servant Leadership

June 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Crowne Plaza Executive Park

Join for a luncheon with Janet LaBar, CEO Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.

Business & the LGBTQA+ Dollar

June 24, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Greensboro

Piedmont Business Capital is hosting a panel focused on LBGTQA+ businesses in the community.

INTech Charlotte Summer Camp


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.

Data Science Innovation Lab

June 24-28 @Graylyn International Conference Center, Winston-Salem

The Data Science Innovation Lab is an immersive five-day workshop involving early-career biomedical and quantitative investigator teams leading multidisciplinary research programs through a real-time and iterative mentoring process.

Lunch & Learn: Best Practices for a Family Friendly Workplace

June 25, 12-1:30 p.m. @Union Square Campus

In this event, Action Greensboro will explore strategies to boost retention by building family-friendly workplaces, featuring a new initiative of the NC Early Childhood Foundation,  Family Forward NC.

Cape Fear Women in Tech Meetup

June 25, 5:30-7 p.m. @Mad Mole Brewing

Cape Fear Women in Tech’s monthly meetup is an opportunity for Wilmington’s tech professionals and entrepreneurs to join together and network.

Fireside Chat w/ UGoTour CEO Paul Hedgecock

June 25, 5:30-7 p.m. @co//ab

Startup Grind Greensboro’s next event features a fireside chat with UGoTour Founder and CEO Paul Hedgecock, a serial entrepreneur in the Asheville startup community.

The GodFathers of Cloud & Voice Technologies Speak in Wilmington

June 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Ironclad Brewery

The Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) is hosting a “Riverside Chat” with leaders in cloud and voice technologies. The panelists include longtime tech executive Tom Fisher, Jordan Cohen of Semantic Machines (sold to Microsoft) and Tim McLoughlin of Cofounders Capital (moderator).

1 Million Cups Asheville: Capital Connections

June 26, 9-11 a.m. @Asheville Social Hall

This special edition of 1 Million Cups Asheville features a series of presentations and Q&As from local venture groups—Asheville Angels/VentureSouth, Asheville Investment Club, Big Path Capital and Carofin.

LaunchLKN Member Social

June 26, 5-7 p.m. @Hurt Hub@Davidson

This month’s LaunchLKN Social features talks from two sets of sibling innovators—Chelsie and Connyre Corbett, and Chris and Jon Boggiano.

Raleigh Chamber Summer Leadership Conference

June 25-26 @Pinehurst Resort

At this annual event, more than 200 Wake County business and elected leaders join to look at the latest trends, public policy issues and economic development progress in the Triangle market.

Skookum Volcano Tour

June 27, 12-1 p.m. @Skookum Charlotte

Join an open tour of the Skookum office to get an introduction to the tech and ideas powering the community. The Skookum team will be available for any questions or comments participants may have. Lunch will be provided.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

June 27, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Kitchen Conversations: Intro to AR/VR w/ Steven Freund

June 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @TechWorks Gaston

For this month’s ‘Kitchen Conversations’ event, TechWorks Gaston is hosting VR/AR designer Steven Freund, who runs the Charlotte VR and AR Meetup.

Business After Hours: Friends in Diversity

June 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @U.S. National Whitewater Center

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber, Latin American Chamber, Carolina’s Asian-American Chamber and the Charlotte LGBT Chamber are hosting a social where the local business community can join together to network and meet Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s new president and CEO, Janet LaBar.

Population Trends in the Charlotte Region

June 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Looking ahead at the 2020 Census, the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance is hosting an event focusing on the region’s latest population trends and how they affect local governments and businesses.

Effective Business Writing for Entrepreneurs & Managers

June 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @Sugar Creek Library

In this workshop, participants will learn best-practices for optimizing their communications to improve interactions with colleagues and grow their brand.

Application Deadline: RIoT Accelerator Program

June 30

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.