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 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.

Startup Crawl: Lucid Dream VR

September 23, 6-7:30 p.m. @Lucid Dream VR

The host of American Underground’s next “Startup Crawl” event is Durham startup Lucid Dream VR. Come connect with the startup community and meet the Lucid Dream VR team.

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.

AI in Healthcare (Issues, Innovations & Solutions)

September 24, 6-8 p.m. @SAS Executive Briefing Center

The next Digital Health RTP meetup features a panel discussion on AI and the healthcare industry with experts from SAS, RTI and UNC Healthcare.

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.

Learn & Network Night with Eric Wagner, CEO of BruePrint Brewery

September 26, 6-7:30 p.m. @BruePrint Brewery

Startup Summit is hosting a special networking event at BruePrint Brewery in Apex. Come to network with the community and meet BruePrint’s CEO, Eric Wagner.

Storytelling for Business Owners Workshop

September 26, 6-8:30 p.m. @Vibe Cary Coworking

Vibe Coworking is hosting a workshop to show small business owners how to craft a storyline for their brand. The session will be led by Emmy Award-winning WRAL anchor Sloane Heffernan.

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.

HR 101 & Accounting 101 Best Practices for Small Businesses

September 27, 7:45-9:30 a.m. @We Work, One Glenwood

TriNet is hosting a seminar teaching small businesses key things to know about HR and accounting. The event will cover compliance laws, benefits like unlimited PTO and reimbursements, employee coaching, 1099s vs W2s, and more. Breakfast will be provided.

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.

Demo Day: Black Founders Exchange

September 27, 12-2 p.m. @The Carolina Theatre

The 11 teams who participated in this year’s Black Founders Exchange program will pitch their businesses to an audience of potential customers and investors. Read more about the startups here.

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.

Career Pivot: Embracing Machine Learning to Relaunch Your Career

September 28, 9-11 a.m. @St. Michael Convention Center

Career Network Ministry hosts regular events to provide career development opportunities for local professionals. This session includes a talk on machine learning, presented by SugarCRM Marketing Data Scientist Ken Wood.

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.