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.

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 September:

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 coverage here.

IPRS: The Aquaculture Revolution

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.

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.

Triangle Cybersecurity Meetup 

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.

All Things Open RTP Meetup: ATO 2019 Preview

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.

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.

Less Hustle, More Flow: Improving Your Entrepreneurial Efficiency

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.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network Social

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.

1 Million Cups RTP

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.

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.

Webinar: Fundamentals of Google Analytics for Small Business Owners

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.

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.

Digital Health Happy Hour

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.

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.

Non-Profit Webinar: How to Do the 501c3 Thing

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.

TiE-RIoT PitchFest

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.

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.

AMA Triangle: Beyond Social Media – Using Data to Engage Millennials & GenZ

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.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

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.”

Cary Chamber Business After Hours

September 19, 5-7 p.m. @Fortnight Brewing Company

Join Cary Chamber for an evening of networking with other local professionals over beverages.

RTP180: Medical Devices

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.

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 meet the startups, hear their pitches and network with peers over drinks. Read more about the cohort here.

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.

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.

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.

HQ Raleigh Community Lunch

September 20, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh Warehouse

Join HQ Raleigh for good food and discussion with peers.

NC State Computer Science Entrepreneurship Connect Social

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.

Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day

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.

NC Chamber Health Care Conference

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.

Civic Camp

September 20-21 @Smashing Boxes

This annual event is a space for citizens, businesses and government representatives to innovate and launch community development projects.

Fundamentals of Startup Law

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.

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, Innovate 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. More WRAL TechWire coverage here.

Women in Business: Purpose in the Package

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.

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.

Application Deadline: 2020 UNC Adams Apprenticeship

September 23

UNC Chapel Hill’s Adams Apprenticeship is an all expense-paid program that guides 30 students on developing their entrepreneurial skills and mindset.

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.

HQ Raleigh Candidates Forum

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.

FREEDM Technical Webinar Series

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.

How to Write a Winning Business Plan

September 24, 6-8 p.m. @HQ@Gateway

This seminar covers the key components of a business plan, including marketing, operations and financing.

Grow & Glow Series: Business Blogging w/ Lady Bizness

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.

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.

North Carolina’s Emerging Leaders

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.

Nordic Tech Tour: Raleigh

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.

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.

ProductCampRTP Fall 2019 Conference

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.

‘Where Do I Fit?’ Workshop

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.

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.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network

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.

Lunch & Learn: Certifications Beyond FCC

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.

Lunch with Venture for America

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.

Pathogens Gone Global: Disease Ecology & Evolution in a Changing World

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.

RTCC Members-Only Breakfast Series

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.

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.

Digital Marketing Trends

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.

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, graduate 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.