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 October. Meetups that occur regularly 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 September:
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 coverage here.
September 16, 5-6:30 p.m. @UNC Institute for the Environment
For its next meetup, RTP AgBio + AgTech is hosting a session all about the In-Pond Raceway System (IPRS), a water conservation system that’s growing in popularity around the world.
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.
September 17, 5:30-7 p.m. @Pendo
This month, the Triangle Cybersecurity Meetup will be hosted at Pendo in downtown Raleigh. Chuck Kesler, Pendo’s CISO, is the featured speaker. Small bites and drinks will be provided.
September 17, 6-8 p.m. @IBM Software Development Center
Check out a special preview of this year’s All Things Open conference. The event will offer swag, free passes and previews of the speakers on the 2019 agenda.
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.
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.
September 17, 6-8 p.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Next up in their Back Business Momentum seminar series, Wake County Economic Development and Wake Tech Community College’s Small Business Center will host a workshop covering business workflows, time management, optimizing productivity and more.
September 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. @North Carolina FC
The next Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network meeting will be held at North Carolina FC as NC Courage faces Houston Das. Join for an after-work social and watch the game with peers and colleagues.
September 18, 9-10 a.m. @5 LABS
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.
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.
September 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
The Wake Tech Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar to teach local business owners how to manage their ads and social media using Google Analytics.
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.
September 18, 5-7 p.m. @HQ Gateway
DHIT’s free networking event comes to HQ Raleigh’s new Gateway location this month. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers.
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.
September 18, 6-8 p.m.
In this webinar, participants will learn how to obtain the proper IRS status for their nonprofit, apply for grants and locate alternate funding sources, and follow legal and financial requirements for nonprofits.
September 18, 6-9 p.m. @RTP HQ
RIoT and TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) have partnered for a pitch event featuring presentations from select female founders in the Triangle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club
For AMA Triangle’s next meeting, Mockingbird Lab Founder Lucy Caldwell will present a talk on how brands can better engage with members of the Millennial and GenZ generations.
September 19, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club
In Cary Chamber’s next “Business of Women” series, Town of Cary Chief of Strategic Communications Susan Moran will present a talk: “Wine, Women and Working for the People.”
September 19, 5-7 p.m. @Fortnight Brewing Company
Join Cary Chamber for an evening of networking with other local professionals over beverages.
September 19, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier
Join RTP Frontier and five local experts for a panel about innovations in the medical industry, including IoT devices, hospital sensors, cancer treatment, cannabis, drones and more.
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 meet the startups, hear their pitches and network with peers over drinks. Read more about the cohort here.
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.
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.
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.
September 20, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh Warehouse
Join HQ Raleigh for good food and discussion with peers.
September 20, 1-3 p.m. @Entrepreneurship Garage
NC State’s Department of Computer Science is hosting a special networking event with CS students and early-stage entrepreneurs.
September 20, 6-8:30 p.m. @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.
September 20 @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
North Carolina Chamber’s annual Health Care Conference brings together industry leaders for a day of discussion surrounding value-driven healthcare.
September 20-21 @Smashing Boxes
This annual event is a space for citizens, businesses and government representatives to innovate and launch community development projects.
September 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @The Bullpen
This free workshop covers the key things to know about startup law, presented by Justyn Kasierski of Hutchinson PLLC. The event is open to Duke University faculty, students and staff.
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.
September 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @BLUE- Carmichael Residence Hall
At this brunch event, Innovate Carolina will present a rundown of resources available to UNC students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.
September 22-27 @American Underground
September 23, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Small Business Center, Western Wake Campus
Wake Tech Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting an interactive workshop on long-term growth planning for business.
The Duke Incubation Fund provides several grants of up to $20,000 for innovators with promising projects in the idea-stage.
UNC Chapel Hill’s Adams Apprenticeship is an all expense-paid program that guides 30 students on developing their entrepreneurial skills and mindset.
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.
September 24, 9-10:30 a.m. @HQ Capital Club
Join this event to hear a panel discussion and Q&A with future elected officials.
September 24, 12-1 p.m.
NC State’s FREEDM Systems Center is hosting a free technical webinar. There’s also an opportunity for folks to attend in person.
September 24, 6-8 p.m. @HQ@Gateway
This seminar covers the key components of a business plan, including marketing, operations and financing.
September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
Chisa Pennix-Brown of Lady Bizness will lead a workshop on how small businesses can use blogging as a marketing tool to boost their brand.
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.
September 24-25 @NC Chamber Office, Raleigh
The second class of NC Chamber’s Emerging Leaders program will present several talks on professional development and leadership at this two-day event.
September 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP
Nordic Semiconductor is hosting a technical seminar covering the company’s wireless solutions and emerging products.
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.
September 25, 5-9 p.m. @NCSU Hunt Library
The 11th annual ProductCampRTP Fall Conference will feature a night of networking and discussion focused on the 50-year anniversary of the Moon landing.
September 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @1789 Venture Lab
1789 is hosting a workshop on personality differences. Participants will take an assessment and learn how to match their personality, skills and interests with different roles in the startup world.
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.
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.
September 26, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @PNC Arena
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event with Dorothea Dix Conservancy CEO Sean Malone and other city leaders, who will share details on the master plan for Dorothea Dix Park.
September 26, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
In this lunch and learn, Tim Sweet of DNA Group will discuss federal product regulations and the common requirements among different agencies.
September 26, 12:30-3:30 p.m. @UNC Chapel Hill, Carmichael Hall (Blue Makerspace)
UNC student entrepreneurs: Join this event to meet a Venture for America representative and learn how to pitch your startup.
September 26 @Duke University, Trent Semans Great Hall
This free event features the latest findings in parasite transmission, host-pathogen environmental responses and predicting disease emergence.
September 27, 8-9 a.m. @PowerAmerica
The Research Triangle 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.
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.
September 27, 12-1:30 p.m. @Wake Tech Small Business Center, Western Wake Campus
Learn how to adopt the latest trends and techniques in marketing automation, content marketing, video, mobile, big data and other areas of digital marketing.
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.
Presented by Duke I&E, Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network and Duke Arts, StudioDuke is a two-semester lab and mentorship program for undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are developing creative projects.
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.