Plenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for September, and we suggest you pencil them into your calendar soon.

If you’re interested in events coming up in the immediate future, check out our lists of August events in the Triangle and in other metros across North Carolina. We’ve also put together a list of Triangle meetups.

These columns accompany our interactive calendar, along with a comprehensive resource package for startups in the Triangle.

Keeping up with WRAL TechWire’s continued initiative to track events happening across North Carolina, here’s a look at what’s to come in September:

CEOCircle Raleigh-Durham: Peer to Peer Learning for Established Businesses

September 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. @Boylan Executive Center

Bunker Labs RDU’s CEOCircle helps local veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs to position their companies for future growth. This program is designed for businesses that are beyond the idea stage of development.

Raleigh Chamber/CPI Security First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

September 4, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @PNC Arena

Join Raleigh Chamber to celebrate first responders from several local agencies.

1 Million Cups CLT

September 4, 8:30-10 a.m.

Held every month, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community. Free coffee is included.

1 Million Cups Asheville

September 4, 9-10 a.m. @East Fork

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics & Automation Demonstration

September 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc.

Join this seminar to learn more about the challenges and opportunities in Charlotte’s manufacturing market.

UNC Sustainability Awards Gala

September 5

UNC’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is hosting an awards program to recognize an alumnus-founded North Carolina-based company that’s incorporating sustainable practices into their business.

SMART Series: Energy-Efficient Buildings

September 5, 8-10 a.m. @RTP HQ

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is hosting a group of experts who will share regional case studies showing how energy-efficient solutions are being put to use in government buildings. A panel and audience Q&A will follow the speakers’ presentations.

World Affairs Council of Charlotte Speaker Series

September 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Hilton Charlotte Center City

U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Science Paul Dabbar will share his perspective on trends in energy research and technology, and the impact of the U.S.’s energy program.

Lunch & Learn: IoT Meets Rodent Traps

September 5, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

RIoT is hosting a lunch and learn with Gaëlle Fages and Michael Zimmermann, who will share how they led the development of Bayer’s Remote Rodent Monitoring System using a LoRa-powered IoT solution.

Larger Than Life Science

September 5, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield

Meet fellow entrepreneurs, get tips on growing your company and network with members of the life science community at the free Larger Than Life Science event series, presented by LaunchBio.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

September 5, 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.

BABC Charlotte End of Summer Networking Social

September 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Upstream, SouthPark

Join British American Business Council Charlotte for a networking social as they kick-off their next programming season. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Triangle Tech Net

September 6, 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

September 6, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

Triad Startup Demo Day Powered by New Ventures

September 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Wake Forest Biotech Place

At this event, more than 50 Triad-based tech startups will present their products and services. In addition, the latest cohort in the 2019 New Ventures Accelerator will showcase their work to the community.

Big Scary Fish Tank

September 6, 6-9 p.m. @Asheville Masonic Temple

The Asheville Investment Club is hosting a live pitch competition featuring presentations from four finalists who are seeking funding for their startup.

Application Deadline: NorthState Tech Lab

September 6

NorthState and HQ Greensboro are seeking applications for their six-week business strategy development and coaching program for early-stage tech companies.


September 8 @Diana Wortham Theatre

This year’s TEDx Asheville comes with the theme: “Challenging Assumptions Breaking New Ground.”

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration

September 9-11 @Carolina Theatre

The three-day Black Communities Conference features panel discussions, local tours, film screenings, workshops, keynotes and more programming aimed to foster collaboration among black communities.

Getting Gender Smart: Impact Investing with a Gender Lens

September 9-11 @Duke Fuqua School of Business

This two-day course hosted by Duke’s CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing focuses on deploying capital for women and girls, covering topics including fund and deal selection, impact management and portfolio improvement.


September 9-11 @Raleigh Convention Center

Presented by Raleigh-based Pendo, Pendomonium is an annual conference that showcases the process behind developing great software.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA SEED

September 9, 5 p.m.

The NC IDEA SEED grant program offers a select group of early-stage startups $50,000 in funding before they seek future investments. Recipients will also receive mentorship from NC IDEA and access to its network of investors and business leaders.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA MICRO

September 9, 5 p.m.

Applications are open for NC IDEA’s MICRO grant program. Funding of up to $10,000 will be awarded to early-stage companies seeking to validate and further develop their ideas. Recipients will also receive mentorship from NC IDEA and access to its network.

Triangle BABCNC Technology & Economic Development Panel

September 10, 8-10:30 a.m. @Mayton Inn

NC TECH, the Triangle British American Business Council and the Organization of Women in International Trade-Greater Triangle are hosting a panel of experts for a discussion on technology’s role in dconomic development.

UNC IE Bagel Breakfast Social

September 10, 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.

Employment Laws Every Business Owner Should Know

September 10, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Greensboro

Join Shawn Straub, owner and co-founder of ALT HR Partners, for a workshop on employment laws small businesses and startups need to know.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

September 10, 5:15-7:30 p.m. @5 Laboratory Drive

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

Charlotte Angel Fund Meeting

September 10, 5:30-8 p.m. @The Hurt Hub@Davidson

Join this meeting to learn more about the Charlotte Angel Fund and its contributions to early-stage companies in North Carolina. As CAF expands to the Lake Norman area, they invite Davidson students and the surrounding community to come and engage.

Angel Capital Association Southeast Regional Meeting

September 10-11 @Research Triangle Park

The Angel Capital Association, RTP Capital Associates and The Launch Place are hosting an event featuring workshops and keynotes covering regional entrepreneurial ecosystem building, models of angel investing, the dynamics of investor networks and investment syndication.

Charlotte PitchBreakfast

September 11, 8-10 a.m. @The Garage at Packard Place

Every month, a handful of Queen City-based companies headline Charlotte PitchBreakfast, pitching their products and services for a total of five minutes, after which they will answer questions from the audience and a panel of entrepreneurs and experts.

1 Million Cups Asheville

September 11, 9-10 a.m. @East Fork

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Lunch & Learn: Why IP Strategy Matters

September 11, 12-1 p.m. @Smashing Boxes

At this lunch and learn, SotoIP Cofounder and Patent Attorney John Sotomayor will cover the factors startups need to consider when protecting their intellectual property.

Big Launch Challenge

September 11, 1:30-6 p.m. @RTP HQ

This year’s Big Launch Challenge will be held at the Angel Capital Association’s Southeast Regional Meeting. Ten 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. The first-place winner will receive $15,000; second-place will receive $5,000.

WIB-RTP: Young Women In Bio Presents Biogen’s ‘Back to School’ Event

September 12, 3:45-6 p.m. @Biogen

At this career-focused event, students will participate in hands-on experiments and tours with female biotech professionals at Biogen. Pizza will be served.

Bunker Brews Wilmington: Getting REAL about Real Estate

September 12, 5-7 p.m. @Ironclad Brewery

For its next Bunker Brews event, Bunker Labs Wilmington is hosting a discussion on innovation in the real estate industry.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

September 12, 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.

Digital Therapeutics: Software as Treatment

September 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. @Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

UNC’s Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting a seminar on the state of the digital therapeutics industry, presented by Sarah Jackson and Carly Levin of Click Therapeutics.

Idea Tap Davidson

September 12, 5:30-8 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking – Davidson

Held by Flywheel at the HurtHub@Davidson once a month, the Idea Tap Davidson event series offers local entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their ideas through short pitch sessions and network with like-minded innovators in the community.

UNCW AI Meetup

September 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Every month this meetup group joins to discuss a hot topic in the artificial intelligence space. Join to hear insights and meet others in the Wilmington AI community.


September 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @NC State Talley Student Union, Stafford Commons

Join Entrepalooza to check out the latest innovative projects, ventures and initiatives being launched by NC State students, faculty and alumni.

Accelerating the Circular Economy (Epsilon Eta + Institute for the Environment)

September 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @UNC Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium

UNC’s Institute for the Environment is hosting a panel covering how circular economy practices can be incorporated into supply chains. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Plant Molecular Biology Retreat

September 13-15 @Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach

This annual weekend event includes research lectures, keynotes, networking and informal “chalk talks” from academic and corporate associates in the plant molecular biology field.

Kaleidoscope Biz Fest

September 14, 12-7 p.m. @Rhythms Live Music Hall

The Kaleidoscope Women’s Entrepreneurship Festival features dietary-conscious food, a diverse lineup of speakers, a yoga session and a vendor showcase.

Black Entrepreneurship Week

September 16-20

Shaw University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a full week of insightful talks, panels and other events across downtown Raleigh to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the Triangle community. More details here.

Energy Technology Series, Featuring Siemens Energy

September 16, 4:30-6 p.m. @UNC Charlotte – EPIC

Join this seminar to learn more about Siemens Energy’s latest product innovations for renewable energy production.

CED Network Meetup

September 17, 5:30-7 p.m. @HQ@Centennial

Council for Entrepreneurial Development members are invited to an evening of networking every quarter. Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

RIoT XXXVII in Washington DC

September 17, 6-8 p.m. @Mindspace

RIoT is coming to Washington DC for its next regional innovation event. The program features a lineup of speakers, sponsor exhibits and talks on data security, network facility management, IT provisioning and more.

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

September 17, 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.

Charlotte Cyber Security Summit

September 17, 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. @Westin Charlotte

The inaugural Charlotte Cyber Security Summit brings senior executives and information security experts together for a day of learning around cybersecurity issues.

1 Million Cups Asheville

September 18, 9-10 a.m. @East Fork

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Empowering Women Together Monthly Meeting

September 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. @First Flight Venture Center

Empowering Women Together’s September meetup features a talk on small wins and progress-oriented mindset.

Ag Tech Professional Forum

September 18, 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 workplace environment.

Duke Energy Innovation Center Hosts Joules Accelerator Cohort 5 Kickoff

September 18, 5-7:30 p.m. @Duke Energy Innovation Center

Join the Joules Accelerator as it introduces its fifth cohort in Charlotte. Enjoy refreshments, network with peers and hear pitches from the program’s class of startups.

You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

September 18, 5-8:30 p.m. @First Flight Venture Center

In this workshop, students will learn about the different types of photography and editing components. They’ll also be able to tour Hangar6, a prototyping and design space in RTP.

Packard Place Public House

September 18, 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.

Port City Young Professionals Networking Social

September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @KBT Realty Group

Join Port City Young Professionals for an engaging evening networking event in Wilmington.

TiE-RIoT PitchFest

September 18, 6-9 p.m. @RTP HQ

RIoT and TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) have parntered for a pitch event featuring presentations from select female founders in the Triangle.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Translational Research Grant

September 18

The NC Biotech Center’s Translational Research Grant program provides funding of up to $100,000 to aid in the commercial development of university-held life science inventions.

Triangle TechBreakfast

September 19, 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.

Emperor’s New Clothes: Digital Transformation Within IT

September 19, 9-10:45 a.m. @WeWork Durham.ID

NC TECH is hosting a discussion on how businesses can adopt emerging technology to improve their internal IT operations.

Informing Innovation

September 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @Hamner Conference Center

Hosted by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Life Science Intelligence program, this event covers resources for accessing, understanding and managing market reports, literature and data.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

September 19, 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.

RTCC Cleantech Innovators’ Networking

September 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Duke Energy

Join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster to welcome the newest class of cleantech startups in the Joules Accelerator. Come to meet the startups, hear their pitches and network with peers over drinks.

Bunker Brews Raleigh-Durham: LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs

September 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

For this month’s Bunker Brews event, Bunker Labs RDU is hosting an informative seminar with Army veteran and LinkedIn expert Calvin Johnson.

Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day

September 20 @Duke I&E Bullpen

Duke University’s Law Tech Lab will graduate its latest cohort with a special demo day. Join to hear about the group’s innovations in legal technology.

Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting Day

September 20, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting a full-day annual meeting featuring panels with successful entrepreneurs, networking and a business showcase.

Tech Job Fair: Charlotte

September 20, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NOAH’s Event Venue

NC TECH’s Job Fair series connects local tech talent to the companies and organizations looking to hire in the community.

Triangle Tech Net

September 20, 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.

Designing Mobile Apps

September 21, 2-5 p.m. @Willow Tree

In this TechGirlz event, students will work in teams to form a mobile app idea, develop a project concept and present it for feedback.

Brunch with an Innovative Bunch 

September 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @BLUE- Carmichael Residence Hall

At this brunch event, Innoavte Carolina will present a rundown of resources available to UNC students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Black Founders Exchange

September 22-27 @American Underground

Run in partnership with Google for Startups, Black Founders Exchange is a week-long immersive accelerator program for Black founders in Durham’s startup community.

Application Deadline: Duke Incubation Fund

September 23

The Duke Incubation Fund provides several grants of up to $20,000 for innovators with promising projects in the idea-stage.

UNC University Research Week

September 23-27 @UNC Chapel Hill

UNC Chapel Hill’s annual University Research Week is a chance for all campus departments to host activities promoting research in their area of study.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

September 24, 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.

1 Million Cups Asheville

September 25, 9-10 a.m. @East Fork

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

PitchBreakfast Asheville

September 25, 9-10:30 a.m. @Asheville Social Hall

The monthly PitchBreakfast series provides a chance for seed-stage and early-stage tech startups to present five-minute test pitches and receive constructive comments from the audience and an expert panel.

Duke Digital Health Day

September 25, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Trent Semans Center

Duke University’s Mobile App Gateway is hosting a full-day conference covering “Digital Health Across the Lifespan.” Lunch will be provided.

ScaleUp WNC Pitch Event

September 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Highland Brewing Event Center

At this event, founders in the recent cohort of Mountain BizWorks’ ScaleUp program will be sharing their pitches with an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and community members.

Invest in Cures & Rare Disease Forum

September 25-26 @NC Biotech Center

LaunchBio, UNC’s Catalyst for Rare Diseases, the Rare Disease InfoHub and NCBiotech are partnering to hold a two-day forum focused on nonprofit disease foundation investments in rare disease therapeutics.

Black Wall Street: Homecoming

September 25-27 in Downtown Durham

This annual conference brings the startup community together for a three-day experience celebrating diverse, multicultural entrepreneurs and investors in Durham.

Skookum Volcano Tour

September 26, 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.

Velocity Creative Accelerator Demo Night

September 26, 5-7:30 p.m. @Wake Forest Biotech Place

Come see the 10 teams in the Center for Creative Economy‘s Velocity Creative Accelerator present their startups in front of a live audience in Winston-Salem. This event is free and open to the public.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

September 26, 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.

RTCC Members-Only Breakfast Series

September 27, 8-9 a.m. @PowerAmerica

The Research Trianlge Cleantech Cluster is launching a members-only networking breakfast series. The inaugural event will feature a talk from Regional Transportation Alliance Executive Director Joe Millazzo. Breakfast will be provided.

Robot Rumble

September 27, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @The Frontier

NC TECH’s Robot Rumble is a corporate team-building experience that will bring the tech sector together in a competition to benefit FIRST North Carolina‘s robotics programming and NC TECH’s Betsy Y. Justus Founders Scholarship.

Appalachian Clean Energy CLE Workshop

September 27, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @App State, Plemmons Student Union

This full-day workshop provides attorneys and other legal professionals with knowledge on clean energy regulations, legislation and other policy initiatives facing North Carolina.

Art of Cool Festival

September 27-29 in Downtown Durham

Join the sixth annual Art of Cool Festival held in Downtown Durham. Jill Scott and Run DMC will headline this year’s program.

Application Deadline: StudioDuke

September 29

Presented by Duke I&E, Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network and Duke Arts, StudioDuke is a two-semester lab and mentorship program for undergraduate, graduatate and professional students who are developing creative projects.

NCBiotech Jobs Network: Structured Networking

September 30, 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.