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 September. 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 August:

NC IDEA Fall 2019 Grants Information Session (Raleigh)

August 12, 3-4:30 p.m. @RIoT Labs

Join RIoT and NC IDEA for an interactive information session on the upcoming NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant programs, which offer $10,000 and $50,000 (respectively) to support growth-oriented startups. Participants will learn about the programs’ eligibility requirements and how to write a competitive application before the September 9 deadline.

Southeastern Opportunities in Aerospace Regional Summit

August 12-13 @McKimmon Conference & Training Center

The North Carolina Military Business Center is hosting a two-day conference focused on aerospace challenges and demands, as well as the opportunities and regional capabilities presented by this growing market.

Six Major Raleigh Tournament

August 12-18 @Raleigh Convention Center

Don’t miss the largest major esports competition held in Raleigh in over five years, hosted by Ubisoft in partnership with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. More TechWire coverage here.

UNC IE Bagel Breakfast Social

August 13, 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.

NC IDEA Fall 2019 Grants Information Session Webinar

August 13, 3-4 p.m.

NC IDEA is hosting a webinar covering everything folks need to know about the upcoming NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant programs, which offer $10,000 and $50,000 (respectively) to support growth-oriented startups. Learn about the programs’ eligibility requirements and how to write a strong application.

We Are Connect-ED with Microsoft Game Day

August 13, 3-7 p.m. @Spaces at The Dillon

Join the local gaming community for a fun networking event featuring food, drinks, and video and board games.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

August 13, 5:15-7:30 p.m. @5 Laboratory Drive

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

SQL: Explore and Command Databases

August 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle

In this TechGirlz workshop, students will learn about database structures and SQL statements. Snacks will be provided.

1 Million Cups RTP

August 14, 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.

Lunch & Learn: BigBelly Products & Smart City Solutions

August 14, 12-1 p.m. @Smashing Boxes

In this lunch and learn, Ken Kutner of Moonrise Solar Solutions will present a seminar on BigBelly, a platform that helps modernize waste management.

The Real Life of Entrepreneurship

August 14, 1-4 p.m.

NC IDEA is concluding its 2019 Summer Series program with a discussion featuring several local entrepreneurs who will share their journey and answer the audience’s questions.

Triangle TechBreakfast

August 15, 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.

Innovate Raleigh Candidates Forum 

August 15, 8:30-10 a.m. @Pendo

Join Innovate Raleigh in meeting the candidates for Raleigh’s next municipal election. Attendees will get to hear about the key points of their platforms and engage them in a Q&A.

Best Practices for a Successful AI Project

August 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. @Archie K. Davis Conference Center

RTI Innovation Advisors is hosting a free expert-led workshop covering the best ways to define, design and implement artificial intelligence or machine learning projects successfully.

Lunch & Learn: Nordic Semiconductor & Cellular IoT

August 15, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join RIoT for a lunch and learn featuring Nordic Semiconductor and its new nRF9160 cellular IoT platform.

AMA Triangle: August Signature Speaker Series

August 15, 4-6 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club

AMA Triangle’s next meeting features light snacks, networking and a talk from Russ Klein, CEO of the American Marketing Association.

RTP180: Water

August 15, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

At RTP Frontier’s next RTP180 seminar, attendees will hear about the science of water from five local experts.

Momentum Demo Day (Summer 2019)

August 15, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

In this Demo Day event, Momentum’s fifth cohort of Immersive Web Development course students will present the Python and Django projects they’ve developed during the 12-week program. Food and drinks will be provided.

Application Deadline: Duke Health Innovation Jam Pitches

August 17

Duke Institute for Health Innovation’s Innovation Jam is a Shark Tank-style pitch event where students, faculty, staff and trainees can pitch their health innovations to the audience. The event is scheduled for October 17.

Application Deadline: Bunker Labs Basecamp Residency (Raleigh)

August 18

With its partnership with Google for Startups, Bunker Labs recently expanded its Basecamp mentorship program to Raleigh. Ten veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs will be selected for six months of free co-working space and business training. The next cohort begins in October.

Triangle Global Health Consortium Mentor Monday

August 19, 4-5 p.m.

This monthly webinar series hosts a global health professional who will share insights and advice for advancing your career. This session features Dr. Laura Hoemeke of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours

August 19, 5:30-7 p.m. @The Cottages at Brier Creek

Join Raleigh Chamber for an evening networking event with fellow members of the business community.

WIB-RTP Meetup

August 19, 6-8 p.m. @NC Biotechnology Center

Women in Bio’s RTP chapter is hosting a summer book club meetup to discuss Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, the story of the rise and fall of biotech startup Theranos.

Education & Workforce Conference

August 20, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

This event convenes educators and business leaders to collaborate on the roles each play in ensuring students are career-ready for the job pipeline.

On the Menu: Grant-Seeking 101

August 20, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @RTP Frontier

The next installment of RTP Frontier’s “On the Menu” workshop series will cover the general types of grantmaking organizations for nonprofits, how to access them and how to engage with their resources.

Application Deadline: Joules Accelerator

August 20, 12 p.m.

The Joules Accelerator provides training, mentoring and partner access for post-revenue, pre-Series A clean energy startups. Applications are live for the program’s fifth cohort.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

August 20, 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.

Black Business Momentum: How to Find Your Customers

August 20, 6-8 p.m. @New Bethel Baptist Church, Rolesville

Join Chisa Pennix-Brown, CEO of Lady Bizness, as she leads a seminar on market research tools and how to use them for your business.

NC VetBiz Networking Reception & Procurement Summit

August 20-21 @McKimmon Center

The NC Veteran’s Business Association’s VetBiz Summit extends resources, education and connections to North Carolina’s veteran-owned businesses. The three education tracks for this year’s summit are: obtaining procurement opportunites, accessing corporate procurement opportunities and understanding the role of NVBDC Certification in growing a business.

Energy Boot Camp Research Triangle

August 21, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @NC Electric Membership Corporation

This intensive, one-day boot camp is a deep dive into how North Carolina’s energy economy works.

1789 Open House

August 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @1789

Join this open house to learn more about UNC Chapel Hill’s coworking space for startups, 1789, located downtown on Franklin Street.

Digital Health Happy Hour

August 21, 5-7 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

DHIT’s free networking event comes to Chapel Hill this month. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers.

Our Clean Energy Future

August 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. @UNC Chapel Hill Student Union Great Hall

Join E4 Carolinas in Chapel Hill for a series of discussions on micro-grids, energy storage and data analytics.

Cary Chamber Business After Hours

August 22, 5-7 p.m. @Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Join Cary Chamber for an evening of networking with other local professionals over beverages. The event also includes prize-winning opportunities.

TechGirlz: Unleash Your Inner DJ with Audacity

August 22, 5-8 p.m. @Caktus Group

In this TechGirlz workshop, students will use the open-source Audacity software to learn how to create beats, rhythms and chord progressions. They’ll be able to take home their projects upon completing the seminar.

Bunker Brews Raleigh-Durham: Legal Landmines

August 22, 5:30-7 p.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh

Join Bunker Labs RDU and Jesse Jones from Four Score Law to learn about business contracts.

Quarterly Black Leaders Mixer

August 22, 6-8 p.m. @Microsoft Corporate Headquarters

Join We Are Connect-ED and Microsoft for an evening of networking at their Quarterly Black Leaders Mixer series.

Raleigh Chamber C-Suite Perspectives, Featuring Martha Frye

August 23, 7:30-9 a.m. @Umstead Hotel and Spa

Raleigh Chamber’s next C-Suite Perspectives event features a talk from Martha Frye, senior regional vice president of southeastern operations at Nationwide Insurance.

Triangle Tech Net

August 23, 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.

Best Life Executive Summit

August 23, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. @RTP HQ

The third annual event of its kind, the Best Life Executive Summit includes a keynote over lunch, breakout sessions, panel discussions and a cocktail reception. The theme of this year’s program is “Flourishing – In Business and in Life.”

Downtown Techies Summer Bash & Fundraiser

August 23, 5-8 p.m. @WeWork One Glenwood

The Downtown Techies Meetup is hosting a special summertime party and fundraiser for kids coding program Hackathon Jr.

Application Deadline: UNC EcoStudio

August 23

UNC’s EcoStudio program helps to connect students with partner organizations on and off campus to get involved with projects they’re interested in.

NCBiotech Jobs Network: Structured Networking

August 26, 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.

#TriCyTuesdays Triangle Cybersecurity

August 27, 5:30-7 p.m. @WeWork Durham.ID

This month, the Triangle Cybersecurity Meetup is bringing in Arshad Noor, CTO of StrongKey, from Silicon Valley for a discussion on data protection and cyber resilience in IT.

Project Shift Cohort VI Demo Night

August 27, 6-8 p.m. @The Rickhouse

Come check out software demos from the latest cohort of Project Shift’s immersive coding fellowship program.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

August 27, 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.

Duke I&E Fest

August 28, 6-8 p.m. @The Bullpen

Duke is hosting an expo of more than 30 programs and clubs focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Join to network and learn more about these I&E opportunities.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Flash Grant

August 28

For its Flash Grant program, the North Carolina Biotech Center is on the lookout for innovative life science technology ideas with commercial potential. Applications for the latest cycle in the program are due at noon.

Think Outside the Bowl Business Growth Conference

August 28-29 @Durham Arts Council

This conference provides insight and information on the different ways B2B and B2C companies can increase loyalty, expand their marketing, improve their brand experience and boost their revenue.

North Carolina Digital Government Summit

August 28-29 @Hilton Raleigh North Hills

Government Technology is hosting a two-day event in Raleigh focused on cybersecurity topics relevant to both public and private sector leaders. The program includes keynotes, panels, networking and career-focused breakout sessions.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network

August 29, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @PNC Arena

During this month’s Raleigh Chamber YP Network meeting, business coach Meridith Walters will lead a session on professional development and leadership.

State of the City, County & Schools

August 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott City Center

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a panel with Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair Jessica Holmes, City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Wake County Board of Education Chair Dr. Jim Martin, who will participate in a moderated Q&A session with the local business community.

Lunch & Learn: Doing Cross-Measurement Math in InfluxDB v2.0

August 29, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

At this RIoT lunch and learn, participants will learn how to do real-time complex calculations across measurements with InfluxDB 2.0 and the new Query Language Flux.

HQ Raleigh + NC State Entrepreneurship Garage Grand Opening

August 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m. @Partners I

NC State Entrepreneurship and HQ Raleigh invite students, faculty/staff, alumni and community members to join for the grand opening of HQ Centennial, a new space for startups to launch their products/services on campus.

TechGirlz: Computer Programming with C++

August 29, 5-8 p.m. @Kramden Institute

In this TechGirlz-hosted workshop, students will learn how to create their own apps using C++. This programming language is the foundation that can help them easily learn Java, Swift and JavaScript.

Data Science NC Conference

August 29-30 @Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

The theme of this year’s Data Science NC Conference is “Leveraging AI and Machine Learning in the Age of Information.” The event showcases advanced data science applications across several industries and disciplines.

RIoT Developer Day

August 30, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Wake Technical Community College – RTP Campus

This full-day event is tailored for coders, engineers, IT teams and other tech professionals. The program includes multiple interest-based tracks as well as free developer kits, cloud credits and prototyping tools. Lunch is provided.

Raleigh Chamber Professional Women’s Luncheon

August 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Join Raleigh Chamber for a panel on leadership, featuring Paula Brown Stafford of Novan, Inc., Sarah Quinlan of Carolantic Fund, Caroline Welch of ABC-11 Eyewitness News and Diane Becton of Wells Fargo (moderator).

Application Deadline: DHIT Startup Pitch Competition

August 30

DHIT is hosting its inaugural startup pitch competition at the 2019 DHIT Summit on November 13 in Durham. The organization welcomes early-stage healthcare startups to apply for the opportunity to pitch their products and services to a live audience. Applications are due at 5 p.m. EST.