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 December. 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 November:

District C Pitch Event

November 11, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Gateway

District C is hosting four teams of high school students from 12 different schools, who will pitch solutions to real-world challenges posed by Republic Wireless and TEKsystems.

Internet Summit

November 12-14 @Raleigh Convention Center

Internet Summit is an annual conference focused on the future of the digital marketing sector. This year’s program will feature more than 90 in-depth sessions and workshops, networking tracks, talks with experts at leading brands, and more. More TechWire coverage here.

UNC IE Bagel Breakfast Social

November 12, 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.

757 Accelerate Demo Day

November 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Archie K. Davis Conference Center

Virginia-based 757 Accelerate is hosting a demo day to showcase its 2019 cohort in Raleigh. Lunch will be provided.

Cary Chamber 101

November 12, 12-1 p.m. @Cary Chamber of Commerce

Learn about Cary Chamber of Commerce’s network and membership offerings at this lunch and learn. Lunch will be provided.

RTP Ag Club Luncheon

November 12, 12-2 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

At the next RTP Ag Club luncheon, Joy Parr Drach of Advanced Animal Diagnostics will present a talk titled “What Roller Coasters and Taxi Cabs Have to Do with the Future of Ag Innovation.”

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

November 12, 5:15-7:30 p.m. @5 Laboratory Drive

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

Women in Agribusiness RTP Meetup

November 12, 5:30-7 p.m. @La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Join this meetup to network with women in agribusiness in Research Triangle Park and surrounding areas.

CED Network Meetup

November 12, 5:30-7 p.m. @Frontier 600

Council for Entrepreneurial Development members are invited to an evening of networking over drinks and light appetizers.

Pints & Pitches Chapel Hill

November 12, 6-7:30 p.m. @The Pit Chapel Hill

Join Chapel Hill Economic Development for appetizers and networking with local entrepreneurs, startup teams, freelancers and professionals. Attendees can pitch their business ideas. More coverage here.

Glow & Grow Series: Amplify Your Business with Instagram

November 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

This workshop will cover business marketing on Instagram, covering video, IGTV, emojis, gifs, geolocation, hashtags and apps.

Application Deadline: ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity Community Proposals

November 12

NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues is seeking applications from communities in North Carolina that are actively working to best leverage high speed broadband for economic growth and community improvement. Selected communities will join IEI’s ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity community cohort in February 2020.

DHIT Summit: Digital Health 360—Accelerating the Future of Health

November 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus

DHIT is hosting a conference to convene digital health leaders and stakeholders from around the world to discuss emerging technologies and the future of health.

1 Million Cups RTP

November 13, 9-10 a.m. @American Underground (@Blackwell)

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.


November 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @Raleigh’s Union Station

This free event will cover how geographic information systems (GIS) are integrated into our everyday lives.

Digital Health Happy Hour: DHIT Summit After Party

November 13, 5-7 p.m. @Boiler Room @ American Tobacco Campus

To conclude the DHIT Summit, DHIT is hosting a networking event at the Bioler Room in Durham. The featured pop-up speaker will be Kim Thies, VP and general manager of the Life Sciences Segment at Terazo.

Press Friendly Press Releases Workshop

November 13, 6-8:30 p.m. @Vibe Cary

Vibe Coworking is hosting a workshop to show small business owners how to produce a compelling press release. The session will be led by Emmy Award-winning WRAL anchor Sloane Heffernan.

NCREN Community Day

November 13-14 @Durham Convention Center

MCNC is hosting its annual Community Day to commemorate its 35 years of impact. The event includes talks from experts, learning labs, networking, and more.

PowerAmerica Wide Bandgap Devices & Applications Short Course

November 13-15 @PowerAmerica

This course covers the basics of SiC and GaN power electronics technology, providing instruction of wide bandgap fundamentals, application-specific case studies and hands-on laboratory demonstrations.

Route Fifty Tech Summit

November 14, 8-11:45 a.m. @The Stockroom at 230

This half-day conference will convene tech leaders from state and local government to collaborate on common challenges.

Lunch & Learn: Stop Building Stuff No one Wants

November 14, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

In this lunch and learn, Vaporware Product Lead Dan Moore will show participants how to position their technology to markets before they commit more time to building features that won’t be used.

TriWiSTEM Advancing Your Career Series: Social Media

November 14, 12-1 p.m. @NCBiotech

TriWiSTEM is hosting its third session in the “Advancing Your Career “series, focused on providing tools to help attendees advance their career.

Webinar: 3 Crucial Steps to Turn a Conversation into a Client or Sale

November 14, 12-1:15 p.m.

This 90-minute webinar will help small business owners understand how to effectively sell their products/services and convert potential leads into customers.


November 14, 2-4 p.m. @Johnston Community College

JOCO WORKS, presented by Novo Nordisk, is hosting a career exposition for 8th grade students in Johnston County. Students will have the opportunity to explore career paths and meet top employers in the Triangle.

NC Global Advantage Forum

November 14, 2-6 p.m. @RTI International

The inaugural NC Global Advantage Forum features discussions on North Carolina’s global engagement efforts, plus a keynote from former NC Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.

UNC Startup Internship Meet and Greet

November 14, 5-7 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

At this event, UNC student jobseekers will meet with alumni who are looking to hire interns at their startup.

Lessons from Liquidia: Designing Precision Drugs to Transform Pharma

November 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. @Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery, Great Room

At the next Carolina Innovations Seminar, Liquidia Technologies Vice President of Legal Affairs and Secretary Shawn Glidden will share an insider’s perspective on how helped to transform the company’s biotech concept into a pre-commercial public entity.

NC Open Pass DataPalooza

November 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Red Hat Annex

NC Open Pass’s DataPalooza is an annual conference and showcase that brings together coders, designers, startups and government to create positive change through open data.

Agile Transformations: Fairy Tales & Horror Stories

November 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @NC State Club

Join CompTIA AITP’s RTP chapter at its November meeting to hear stories of success and failure in the agile process. The discussion will be led by Keith Boswell, senior director of Agile, DevOps and Business Agility at Eliassen Group.

From Pipedream to Plate: Starting Your NC Food Business

November 14, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Gateway

This seminar is for folks who are looking to launch small-scale food businesses. The discussion will cover legal requirements, permits, production and distribution, financial considerations and marketing strategies.

Raleigh Chamber Coffee w/ HH Architecture President & CEO Kristen Hess

November 15, 7:30-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Join Raleigh Chamber for its next “Coffee with Leaders” program, featuring Kristen Hess, president, CEO and business development leader of HH Architecture.

Triangle Tech Net

November 15, 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

November 15, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join HQ Raleigh for networking and a nice meal from Alpaca Chicken.

Application Deadline: City of Raleigh Impact Partner Grant Proposals

November 15

The City of Raleigh’s Impact Partner Grant program provides funding for new programs and resources that aim to assist entrepreneurs, small businesses and the local workforce.

Application Deadline: Launch Chapel Hill Cohort 13

November 15

Launch Chapel Hill is currently seeking entrepreneurs for the next cohort of its 16-week accelerator program, starting in spring 2020.

TechGirlz Workshop: 3D Computer Graphics & Animation with Clara.io

November 17, 2-4:30 p.m. @Cameron Village Regional Library

In this workshop, students can get an introduction to 3D computer graphics and modeling using software programs like Clara.io.

GEW at NC State: Meet the Founders

November 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @Talley Student Union

NC State students, faculty/staff and alumni are invited to a casual lunch with local startup founders. (This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State.)

NCBIO Forum on Clinical Trials: Landscape & Pitfalls

November 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NCBiotech

The North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO) is hosting a discussion on clinical trials, including insight on patient recruitment issues, data analytics and the regulatory environment. (Note: This is a NCBIO members-only event.)

LaunchCARY Info Session

November 18, 12 p.m. @Vibe Cary

LaunchCARY offers 10 weeks of classes geared toward anyone who is interested in starting their own business or for existing business owners seeking help. Classes begin in January 2020. Join this info session to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Triangle Global Health Consortium Mentor Monday

November 18, 2-3 p.m.

This monthly webinar series hosts a global health professional who will share insights and advice for advancing your career. This month’s webinar features Dr. Julie Casani, medical director of Student Health Services at NC State.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State Kickoff: Entrepreneur Showcase

November 18, 6-8 p.m. @Dorothy & Roy Park Alumni Center

NC State alumni, students, faculty/staff and community members are invited to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State with a showcase of alumni ventures and on-campus programs.

Carolina Challenge Networking Night

November 18, 6-8 p.m. @BLUE Innovation Community

Join UNC’s Eship Center and District C Founder Anne Jones for a workshop designed to help participants form solid teams for their startup or career.

North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit

November 18-19 @Hilton Raleigh North Hills

NC IDEA is hosting its first-ever North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit with a goal to engage organizations, companies and leaders who support the state’s thriving entrepreneurial community. More TechWire coverage here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State

November 18-24 @NC State

NC State University’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) includes several events across campus celebrating innovators and job creators who launch impactful startups. See all events on the lineup here.

Workforce Ready 2019: Disability Works

November 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m. @NC State McKimmon Center

This event brings together business owners, recruiters, executives, operations managers, talent acquisition leaders and HR professionals to hear from other business leaders who have successfully integrated individuals with disabilities into their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

NU Tech Roundtable

November 19, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

The NU Tech roundtable connects university researchers and startups in the Triangle to major healthcare and life science companies and representatives. For its 10th annual event, Nagoya University (NU) will focus on the agriculture and biotechnology (agbiotech) market.

Women > A Force in Business: Raleigh

November 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

This annual event, one of NC Chamber’s largest programs, addresses the different ways to create and harness opportunities for women in North Carolina’s workforce and business community.

GEW at NC State: Speed Networking w/ Impact Entrepreneurs

November 19, 4:30-6 p.m. @Port City Java, NCSU Nelson Hall

At this event, students can meet one-on-one with Triangle-based impact entrepreneurs who are creating positive change in the local community and beyond. (This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State.)

Raleigh Chamber Black Business Momentum Series

November 19, 6-8 p.m. @Garner Town Hall

Raleigh Chamber’s next “Black Business Momentum Series” event features a workshop on customer service and client interaction. The seminar will be led by Sheila Johnson-Chaney, president of SJC Speaks!, LLC. A light dinner will be provided.

Fidelity Investments Speaker Series: Robotics, Survivor & the Meaning of Control

November 19, 6:30 p.m. @NC State Engineering Building 2

Fidelity Investments is hosting a talk on robotics led by Christian Hubicki, former contestant on CBS’ Survivor and assistant professor at Florida State University.

GEW at NC State: ‘Entrepreneur’ Film Screening

November 19, 6:30-8 p.m. @Witherspoon Student Center Campus Theater

Join NC State Global and NC State University Libraries for a screening of “Entrepreneur,” a Finnish documentary that tells the story of two different sets of entrepreneurs. (This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State.)

RAP III (RIoT Accelerator Program) Pitch Night

November 19, 6-8:30 p.m. @Hayti Heritage Center

Join RIoT as the latest cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) competes for the coveted RIoT Championship Belt.

Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good

November 20, 9-10:30 a.m. @Wilson Library

At this event, UNC Provost Bob Blouin and Vice Chancellor Judith Cone will discuss how Innovate Carolina’s network of partners can work to make sure their goals are met through UNC’s programs.

Global Perspectives on Technology Commercialization

November 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. @RTP Foundation

This half-day event covers international investing, partnering and licensing with foreign companies, resources to help companies expand abroad, and more.

NAWBO Greater Raleigh Business Luncheon

November 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel RDU

The Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is hosting a luncheon focused on overcoming barriers in leadership and business. The session will be led by Gloria Shealey, president and CEO of The Daniele Company.

Lunch & Learn: Data in Parsimony

November 20, 12-1 p.m. @Torus

Join RIoT to learn how Torus leverages shape analytics to mitigate energy and communication bandwidth constraints, fuse heterogeneous data sets, and make the most out of sensor signals and resource-constrained systems.

GEW at NC State: Mentorship Mixer

November 20, 6-8 p.m. @The Pink Ceiling

Come out to the Pink Ceiling for hors d’oeuvres and casual networking with some of the area’s top innovators during Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network Conference

November 21, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

At this half-day conference, Raleigh Chamber’s Young Professionals Network will meet to discuss professional development and leadership topics. This year’s keynote speaker is Candice Webb, director of StrongPoints at Meredith College.

Triangle TechBreakfast

November 21, 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.

DevOps & DataOps: Automation for Deployment & Integration

November 21, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join this RIoT-hosted lunch and learn to hear from CaddieTech on how to create pipelines and orchestrate business processes to connect hundreds of services in cloud and on-premises using pre-built plugins.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

November 21, 12-1:15 p.m. @MacGregor Downs Country Club

Cary Chamber’s next “Business of Women” event features Janet McGillicuddy, who will share how sleep impacts your work life, personal life and overall health.

RTP180: Physics

November 21, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

The next “RTP180” event features a panel of five local experts who will discuss how physics relates to their field.

GEW at NC State: Wolf Den Pitch Competition

November 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Duke Energy Hall

At this Shark Tank-inspired event, students will get to pitch their business concept to a panel of judges and a live audience. A networking reception will follow. (This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.)

Global Health Happy Hour

November 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Trophy Brewing

This free event brings together global health leaders, professionals and advocates for an evening of networking in the Triangle.

NC Tech Awards Gala

November 21, 5:30-9:30 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

NC TECH’s statewide awards gala celebrates organizations and individuals who are driving North Carolina’s innovation economy for their achievements. Read about the finalists here.

TechGirlz Workshop: Text Mining – How Companies Analyze Online Reviews

November 21, 6-8 p.m. @Optum

In this workshop, students will learn how word maps are used as a tool to analyze customer experience. Snacks will be provided.

NC Rural Assembly

November 21-22 @Hilton Raleigh North Hills

The North Carolina Rural Center is hosting an event with two days full of content, conversations and celebration centered around how creativity can empower local communities to create meaningful results that improve quality of life and economic sustainability.

NC State Entrepreneurship Brews & Reviews

November 22, 10-11 a.m. @NC State Partners I Building, Garage Classroom

NC State Entrepreneurship‘s “Brews & Reviews” program connects student entrepreneurs with industry partners, who can offer advice and answer questions about the startup growth process.

GEW at NC State: Convos with Pros

November 22, 1-4 p.m. @Dorothy & Roy Park Alumni Center

NC State’s Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs is hosting a workshop on personal branding and the financials of starting, maintaining and scaling a business as a student (This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State.)

Reese News Lab Pitch Day

November 22, 3-5 p.m. @Freedom Forum Conference Center

This event is the culmination of the “MEJO 463: Creating Tomorrow’s News Products” course, offered by UNC’s Reese News Lab. Teams will present their new media projects and prototypes. This year’s products run the gamut from a savings app to a body positivity site.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

November 26, 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.

Triangle Tech Net

November 29, 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.