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 August. 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.

Check out a full range of events on TechWire’s interactive calendar for more, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle.

Here’s our lineup of Triangle events through the end of July:

Enterprise Blockchain Meetup w/ CEO Panel, Q&A & Networking

July 8, 6-7 p.m. @HQ Raleigh Capital Club

In this meetup, Kaleido will host komgo CEO Souleima Baddi for a discussion on blockchain production and implementation.

Deadline: Makerspace Training, Collaboration & Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition

July 8

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition provides up to $1 million in total prizes to fund proposals aiming to expand job-specific skills training in existing makerspaces.

UNC IE Bagel Breakfast Social

July 9, 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.

Cary Chamber 101

July 9, 12-1 p.m. @Cary Chamber of Commerce

Learn about Cary Chamber of Commerce’s network and membership offerings at this lunch and learn.

Bringing the Shared Economy to Research: A Triple Bottom Line Win

July 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m. @Frontier 800

This seminar will focus on how Rheaply’s platform can help research organizations to better manage the internal assets in their supply chain. Networking and a Q&A will follow.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

July 9, 5:15-7:30 p.m. @6 Davis Drive

Triangle Biotech Tuesday, a monthly event series, connects scientific professionals throughout the Research Triangle area.

1 Million Cups RTP

July 10, 9-10 a.m. @American Underground (@Blackwell)

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.

UX Design w/ Erik Johnson, Purpose UX

July 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC IDEA LABS

In this workshop, Erik Johnson of Purpose UX will teach entrepreneurs the importance of user experience design in product development. This session is part of NC IDEA’s Summer Series programming. See more events in the series here.

Coding with Autism: Info Session

July 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

With an Impact Partner Grant from the City of Raleigh, Tech Talent South and Advocations have teamed up to create a program to teach adult individuals on the autism spectrum how to code. Join this info session to learn more about the enrollment process and opportunities to be a Peer Navigator.

Application Deadline: Black Founders Exchange

July 10

Teaming up with Google for Startups, American Underground is returning this September with its week-long immersive accelerator program for Black founders. More TechWire coverage here.

Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur

July 11, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This full-day program helps entrepreneurs better understand the investment process and find out what investors are looking for. These insights will help participants prep for raising capital with an insider’s perspective in mind. The event features a panel with local investors and a keynote talk from Joy Parr Drach, president and CEO of Advanced Animal Diagnostics.

STOPfakes.gov Roadshow Raleigh: IP Rights Seminar

July 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @PNC Arena

This workshop brings insights and expertise in the latest intellectual property topics relevant to startups, small- and medium-sized businesses, creators and innovators. More TechWire coverage here.

On the Menu: The Art of Listening

July 11, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier

The Frontier’s next ‘On the Menu’ workshop will focus on the research behind active listening and how it can help you communicate better. The session will be led by Rachel Healy of Open Eye Creative.

Lunch & Learn: Need to Move a Lot of Cloud Data and Running Out of Space?

July 11, 12-1  p.m. @HQ Raleigh

At this RIoT lunch and learn, participants will learn about ACES Electronics’ latest product advancements.

Larger Than Life Science: Mega Mixer

July 11, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield

Meet fellow entrepreneurs, get tips on growing your company and network with fellow members of the life science community at the free Larger Than Life Science events series, presented by LaunchBio. This month’s theme is “Mega Mixer,” a summer celebration of local talent.

TechGirlz Workshop: Game Design w/ Kodu

July 11, 5-8 p.m. @Varonis

In this workshop, students will learn how to create an immersive video game with Kodu, a free software program from Microsoft.

RTA Transportation Breakfast

July 12, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @Umstead Hotel and Spa

The Regional Transportation Alliance is hosting a breakfast focused on hyperloop travel technology, featuring Virgin Hyperloop One Head of Marketing and Communications Ryan Kelly and NCDOT Chief Deputy Secretary David Howard.

Triangle Tech Net

July 12, 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.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

July 12, 9-9:30 p.m.

This free monthly interactive webinar provides participants with an overview of NC TECH’s activities, resources and member offerings.

HQ Gateway Sneak Peek

July 12, 4-6 p.m. @HQ Gateway

HQ Raleigh invites members and partners to check out its new location at Gateway Plaza.

Application Deadline: Launch Chapel Hill Accelerator

July 15

Launch Chapel Hill is currently seeking early-stage entrepreneurs for the next cohort of its 16-week accelerator program. The accelerator will begin on August 26.

LaunchAPEX Information Session

July 15, 12-1 p.m. @Apex Town Hall

LaunchAPEX aims to offer classes geared toward anyone who is interested in starting their own business or for existing business owners seeking help. Join this info session to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network Social

July 16, 5-7 p.m. @10th and Terrace

The next Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network meeting will be held at 10th and Terrace. Join for an after-work social.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

July 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.

Triangle Global Health Leadership Forum

July 16, 4-6:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

Triangle Global Health Consortium is hosting an event to bring together local health leaders to address global health challenges.

Application Deadline: NCI SBIR Funding Workshop

July 16

On July 19, program directors at the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center will deliver a presentation covering funding opportunities, mentorship assistance and other resources offered by the program. Participants who are interested in a one-on-one meeting should apply by July 16.

Websites That Work w/ Charique L. Richardson, Digital Innovation

July 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC IDEA LABS

In this workshop, Charique Richardson of Digital Innovation Media Group will show startups how to create a website that successfully generates and acquires new leads for their business. This session is part of NC IDEA’s Summer Series programming. See more events in the series here.

Lunch & Learn: The Legal Lowdown on Startup Financing

July 17, 12-1 p.m. @Smashing Boxes

RIoT is hosting a lunch and learn with Jesse Jones, founder and lead attorney of Fourscore Business Law, who will discuss startup financing sources, options and preparation.

Digital Health Happy Hour

July 17, 5-7 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

DHIT’s free networking event comes to American Underground this month, featuring a preview of the organization’s upcoming educational programs and collaborations. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers.

Pfizer-NCBiotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Therapy

July 17

Pfizer, Inc. and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center have partnered to offer a two-year program supporting the scientific and professional development of postdoctoral fellows entering in gene therapy careers.

Triangle TechBreakfast

July 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.

State of Foreign Direct Investment 2019

July 18, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club

Raleigh Chamber is hosting an event covering the different ways local companies are competing on a global scale. The keynote speaker is Marek Gootman, a fellow and director of strategic partnerships and global initiatives at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

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

Cary Chamber’s next Business of Women event features Heather Johnson Dretsch, an assistant professor of marketing at NC State University, who will deliver a presentation about millennial trends and consumer behavior.

NC TECH CIO Reception (Triangle)

July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Alfred Williams & Company

Local CIOs and senior IT leaders are invited to gather for an evening of networking at Alfred Williams & Company in Raleigh.

Women in Clean Energy at Strata Solar

July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Strata Solar

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. Join this event for drinks, snacks and networking with fellow members of the community.

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile Workshop

July 18, 6:30-8 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.

NCI SBIR Funding Workshop

July 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @UNC Brinkhous-Bullitt Building

Jonathan Franca-Koh and Jian Lou, program directors at the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center, will deliver a presentation covering funding opportunities, mentorship assistance and other resources offered by the program. Participants who are interested in a one-on-one meeting should apply by July 16.

HQ Raleigh Community Lunch

July 19, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join HQ Raleigh for an open house of its new space on NC State’s Centennial Campus. This is a members- and partners-only event.

Application Deadline: NC Tech Awards Submissions

July 19

This is your chance to submit applications and nominations for North Carolina’s leading stars of the tech sector. NC TECH’s 2019 NC Tech Gala will be held on November 21.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA LABS

July 22

NC IDEA LABS is a four-week program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs with customer discovery, market validation, decision-making and growth planning. Subsequent mentorship and resources are offered to participants who achieve significant progress in the program. Applications are due at 5 p.m. EST.

Application Deadline: Innovate Durham

July 22

The City of Durham and Durham County return with their 12-week innovation program, Innovate Durham. It offers participants access to staff, data and space needed to build solutions to help make Durham more efficient.

Coffee w/ NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson

July 23, 7:30-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a morning coffee event with NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson. Registration is available for member companies with 50 employees or fewer.

Automotive Intelligence Summit

July 23-25 @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

This annual conference convenes leaders of the automotive and transportation industries for three days of insights and knowledge to keep them ahead of the technological curve. Details and agenda here.

Optimizing Leads w/ Eric Boggs, Rev Boss/The Revenue Exchange

July 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC IDEA LABS

In this workshop, RevBoss CEO Eric Boggs will share tips early-stage entrepreneurs should implement when looking for their first customers. This session is part of NC IDEA’s Summer Series programming. See more events in the series here.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network 

July 25, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @PNC Arena

Raleigh Chamber’s next YP Network program features a discussion on diversity and cross-generational collaboration. The panelists include Emily Browder of Merz North America,  Tim Humphrey of IBM, Amanda Owens of Credit Suisse and Sepi Saidi of SEPI, Inc.

Lunch & Learn: Oh IoT Device, Where Art Thou?

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

Mark Nichols, owner of Spanalytics and chair of the Bluetooth Security Experts Group, will lead a session on IoT device security and Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems.

Automation & Technology: Disrupting Traditional Finance Teams

July 25, 4-6 p.m. @Trophy Brewing Tap and Table

CFOs, controllers, accountants and finance executives are invited to attend this seminar to learn how they can leverage automation and cloud-based technology to streamline their work.

Panel: How to Grab an Investor’s Attention

July 25, 5-8 p.m. @WeWork Durham

Join this free event to hear a discussion on how to attract investments. The panelists include Tim McLoughlin of Cofounders Capital, Jackie Bennett of SJF Ventures, InHerSight Founder Ursula Mead and Innovate Raleigh Executive Director Bridget Harrington (moderator).

Triangle Tech Net

July 26, 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.

Healthcare Forum 2019

July 26, 8-10 a.m. @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

At Raleigh Chamber’s next Healthcare Forum, NC Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen will discuss the intersection between health and community.

NCBiotech Jobs Network: Structured Networking

July 29, 12:30-2:30 p.m. @NCBiotech

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

Application Deadline: Big Launch Challenge

July 29

This year’s Big Launch Challenge will be held at the Angel Capital Association’s Southeast Regional Meeting in September. Select startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors and potentially land funding from the Launch Place’s pre-seed and seed funds.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

July 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.

Sales Management w/ Charlie Winn, liine

July 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC IDEA LABS

In this workshop, Charlie Winn of liine will show entrepreneurs how to develop a productive, practical direct selling strategy. This session is part of NC IDEA’s Summer Series programming. See more events in the series here.

NC TECH Government Vendor Network

July 31, 2:30-4:30 p.m. @Wells Fargo Capitol Center

NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a forum for member companies who are interested in doing business with state government.