Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in October. Included are the latest meetups, conferences, workshops, application deadlines and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triad, Wilmington and other parts of North Carolina.

This post is part of our weekly column of upcoming events, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle.

To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle specifically, check out part one of this week’s column. Another post previews events coming in November. Recurring monthly meetups in the Triangle are listed here.

These columns are an extension of our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to suggest an event to be added to the calendar, feel free to send me an email.

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Power of Women Meetup

October 28, 3-5 p.m. @Inspire Southpark Apartment & Condo Complex

This meetup will review retirement planning best practices and share tools and resources for a financially stress-free retirement.

E4 Carolinas Annual Meeting

October 28, 4-8 p.m. @Noah’s Event Venue, Charlotte

E4Carolinas is hosting its 2019 annual meeting in October, featuring director elections, dinner, a reception and a keynote.

Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur

October 29, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Greenville Centre

This full-day educational event helps entrepreneurs to learn about the private equity funding process and understand what investors are looking for. These insights will help participants prepare for raising capital with an insider’s perspective in mind.

Boots to Business Reboot

October 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @A-B Tech Small Business Center & Business Incubation

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a training program to equip veterans with the skills and resources they need to launch a small business or startup. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate.

WNC Career Expo

October 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. @U.S. Cellular Center 

Hosted by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, this event connects companies with talented candidates in the Western North Carolina region.

Winston Starts INFORM Series

October 29, 12-1:30 p.m. @Winston Starts

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Forensics & Valuation Services Managing Partner Roy Strickland will lead a workshop on fraud threats to businesses, what to look for and how to handle what comes next.

NC Chamber Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Conference

October 29 @Harris Conference Center

At this conference, C-suite executives and HR professionals will join to discuss unconscious bias, diversity programming, recruitment and retention strategy, and other relevant topics.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

October 30, 7:30-9 a.m. @Hurt Hub @Davidson

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

EO Members & Accelerator Strategy Day

October 30, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @The Employers Association

EO Charlotte is hosting a seminar to teach entrepreneurs how they can improve their business strategy.

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Summit

October 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Sheraton Charlotte

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Summit is a deep dive into Charlotte’s local industries, including financial services, transportation and advanced manufacturing.

1 Million Cups Asheville

October 30, 9-10 a.m. @East Fork

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

LaunchLKN October Social

October 30, 5-7 p.m. @Hurt Hub @Davidson

This month, LaunchLKN will host TrueLearn, Inc. Founder and CEO Josh Courtney for a discussion on the intersection of entrepreneurship and the medical profession.

Flywheel Indeavor Club – Lake Norman

October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking (@Davidson)

Indeavor, a networking club offered to Flywheel Coworking members, is an opportunity to get to know fellow entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area and swap helpful resources with one another.

Skookum Volcano Tour

October 31, 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.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

October 31, 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.