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 this month in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part two of the “Headliners” column. Another post highlights events in January. 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 the year:

RAP Wilson Information Session (Durham)

December 2, 4-5 p.m. @The Frontier

RIoT is bringing its startup accelerator program to Wilson in Spring 2020. Join this info session to learn more about RAP Wilson and ask questions from the RIoT and Gig East teams. The deadline to apply to RAP Wilson is December 16.

2020 Product Innovation Summit

December 3, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @RTP HQ

Join this conference to hear from experts on the best strategies for building an effective product strategy to grow your business.

RAP Wilson Information Session (Raleigh)

December 3, 8:30-9:30 a.m. @RIoT Labs

RIoT is bringing its startup accelerator program to Wilson in Spring 2020. Join this info session to learn more about RAP Wilson and ask questions from the RIoT and Gig East teams. The deadline to apply to RAP Wilson is December 16.

CEOCircle Raleigh-Durham: Peer to Peer Learning for Established Businesses

December 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh 

Bunker Labs RDU’s CEOCircle helps local veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs to position their companies for future growth. This program is designed for businesses that are beyond the idea stage of development.

Cleantech Innovation Awards

December 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Market Hall

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s Cleantech Innovation Awards will celebrate the region’s leaders in cleantech innovation and application from industry, government, research, and beyond. More TechWire coverage here.

2019 Review: The Year in Data Breaches

December 3, 5:30-7 p.m. @WeWork Durham

Join this month’s Triangle Cybersecurity Meetup to hear a talk from ThreatSketch CEO Rob Arnold on the year’s top data breaches and how businesses could have been better prepared to handle them.

Navy SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop

December 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NC State Centennial Campus – Poulton Innovation Center

NC State University and the  Small Business and Technology Development Center are hosting a Navy SBIR/STTR Topics Work­shop to inform university faculty and small businesses about a variety of topics, including AI, machine learning, additive manufacturing, 3D imaging, cybersecurity and more areas.

1 Million Cups RTP

December 4, 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.

Global Health Leadership Forum: Blockchain for Global & Public Health

December 4, 4-6:30 p.m. @NCBiotech

Join this seminar to learn about blockchain technology and how it can advance global health.

Lunch & Learn: Breaking Down IoT “Plug and Play”

December 5, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join Device Solutions Director of Product Technology Strategy Tony Sammarco for a lunch-and-learn on how the many components of an IoT solution must interwork in order to realize a sound ROI.

Larger Than Life Science: Big Holiday Party

December 5, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield

Meet fellow entrepreneurs, get tips on growing your company and network with members of the life science community at Larger Than Life Science, a free event presented by LaunchBio. This month’s theme is “Big Holiday Party. Come to celebrate the community’s accomplishments in 2019.

Ag Tech Professional Forum

December 5, 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.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network Social

December 5, 5-7 p.m. @Rush Hour Karting

Raleigh Chamber’s Young Professionals Network is invited to an after-work social at Rush Hour Karting, where attendees will participate in axe throwing and go karting while networking with other YPN members.

ABCs of Starting a Business Workshop

December 5, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Community College – Northern Wake Campus

This event covers the basics of starting a business, including topics such as legal entities, financing options, business plans, and more.

Application Deadline: CED Venture Connect 2020

December 5

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is welcoming companies to apply for the Venture Connect 2020 Summit to gain premium exposure to thought leaders, industry visionaries and investors on March 17-19.

Triangle Tech Net

December 6, 7-10 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.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

December 6, 9-9:30 a.m.

This free monthly interactive webinar provides participants with an overview of NC TECH’s activities, resources and member offerings.

Future of NC Forum

December 6, 7:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. @Umstead Hotel & Spa

Join NC Chamber for an engaged discussion on the challenges surrounding talent supply, innovation, infrastructure and North Carolina’s growing population.

Momentum Demo Day (Winter 2019)

December 9, 4-6 p.m. @The Frontier

In this Demo Day event, Momentum’s sixth cohort of Immersive Web Development students will present the projects they’ve created during the 12-week full stack web development program. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Building & Scaling Authentic Culture

December 9, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground

15Five and American Underground are hosting a panel discussion focused on the process of building and scaling an authentic culture using systems of communication and feedback.

UNC IE Bagel Breakfast Social

December 10, 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.

On the Menu: How Customer Insights Grow Your Business

December 10, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier

Join Frontier RTP to hear from Nancy MacCreery of Broad Reach Marketing Services on understanding and measuring customer feedback. Lunch will be provided.

Free Health Tech Online Workshop

December 10, 2-3 p.m.

In this workshop, thoughtbot Senior Developer Steph Viccari will walk participants through the process of building successful, privacy-compliant health tech products.

TechGirlz Workshop: Python Using Jupyter Notebooks

December 10, 5-8 p.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions

In this TechGirlz workshop, students will learn how to program their own game using Python.

CED Network Meet-Up

December 10, 5:30-7 p.m. @The Frontier 600 Building

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

Innovate Durham Demo Day

December 10, 6-7:30 p.m. @Hayti Heritage Center

The six startups in this year’s Innovate Durham cohort have been hard at work testing their ideas during the 12-week program. Now, they’ll present their innovations to an audience at this Demo Day event.

Pints & Pitches Chapel Hill

December 10, 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.

Lunch & Learn: Product Safety & You; the Last Thought in an IoT World

December 11, 12-1 p.m. @Smashing Boxes

At this lunch and learn, Amber Cobb of TÜV SÜD America will discuss the regulatory requirements and applicability of product safety.

Free Webinar: Build Your Own Charging Station & AI for Fleets

December 11, 2-3:15 p.m.

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center is hosting a free online seminar about advancements in AI for fleet operations.

Raleigh Chamber Elected Officials Forum & Holiday Reception

December 11, 4-7 p.m. @North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh Chamber is hosting city, state and county representatives for an evening of networking and discussion. Elected officials will share their key issues and priorities for next year and will interact with the audience in a moderated Q&A.

NC TECH CIO Holiday Reception

December 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m. @Bailey Tucker House

Local CIOs and senior IT leaders are invited to gather for an evening of networking at the historic Bailey-Tucker House in downtown Raleigh.

Duke CEI Startup Matchmaker Event

December 11, 6-8 p.m. @Duke Fuqua School of Business, McClendon Auditorium

If you have an idea for a startup or want to connect with other students at Duke University, you can present your idea and/or explore entrepreneurship resources at this event. (Open to all Duke students.)

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Flash Grant Cycle 2

December 11

For its Flash Grant program, the North Carolina Biotech Center is on the lookout for innovative life science technology ideas with commercial potential. Applications for the latest cycle in the program are due at noon.

North Carolina’s Emerging Leaders

December 11-12 @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.

NC TECH Annual CIO/CISO Online Auction

December 11-13

The winning bidder of this online fundraiser gets the opportunity to facilitate a one-on-one lunch meeting with a CIO or CISO at a North Carolina tech company. The auction supports NC TECH’s statewide initiatives, including its Founder’s Scholarship.

Lunch & Learn: The Core IoT Network

December 12, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join RIoT and Steven Payne, senior director of IoT sales at Sprint, as he covers how millions of devices connecting to the network are different than smartphones and security across that network.

Advancing Your Career Series: Marketing Yourself & Your Projects

December 12, 12-1 p.m. @NCBiotech Center

Join Triangle Women in STEM for lunch and a seminar on professional branding and marketing.

Secrets for Thriving in NC’s Life Science Ecosystem

December 12, 5:30-7 p.m. @Top of the Hill

Innovate Carolina’s next Carolina Innovations Seminar features leaders from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center discussing the resources and expertise available in North Carolina’s life sciences ecosystem.

Body Language: Building Rapport & 2019 Holiday Party

December 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @NC State Club

Join CompTIA AITP’s RTP chapter for its annual holiday party to celebrate the group’s success in 2019. This event features a talk from author and body language expert Terry Vaughan on how to recognize and interpret body language and use it to your advantage as a useful tool in personal communications.

Project Shift Cohort VII Demo Night

December 12, 6-8 p.m. @The Rickhouse

Join this event to see first-hand software demos from the latest cohort of engineers in Project Shift’s immersive full stack development program.

Workshop: QuickBooks Overview

December 12, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Community College, Northern Wake Campus

At this seminar, Roper Group Owner Jess MeLamb will teach small businesses the basics of bookkeeping with QuickBooks.

NAWBO Greater Raleigh Holiday Social

December 12, 6-8 p.m. @Cary Florist

The Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is hosting a special holiday networking event with members of the local business community.

C-Suite Perspectives

December 13, 7:30-9 a.m. @Umstead Hotel & Spa

Join Raleigh Chamber at its next C-Suite Perspectives to hear from Sophia Wajnert, head of Credit Suisse Raleigh, who will share her professional journey. (Note: This event is for Chamber members only.)

Tech for Good Keynote + Panel Discussion

December 13, 8:15-10:30 a.m. @Research Triangle Foundation

Join NC TECH to learn how companies are using technology to address a higher purpose that helps people and our planet, and the positive outcomes they’re experiencing as a result.

Application Deadline: RAP Wilson Cohort (Spring 2020)

December 16

RIoT is bringing its 12-week RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) to Wilson starting in February 2020. Applications for the first RAP Wilson cohort will close on December 16 at 5 p.m. EST.

Application Deadline: Triangle Global Health Consortium Mentorship Program

December 16

The Triangle Global Health Consortium’s mentorship program helps students and young professionals connect with health leaders to discuss career development, job market skills and other relevant topics. People who are interested in getting involved as a mentor or mentee in the Spring 2020 cohort must apply by December 16 at 5 p.m. EST.

Digital Health Happy Hour (Chapel Hill)

December 18, 5-7 p.m. @Bluedoor Studio405

DHIT’s free networking event takes place at Bluedoor Studio405 this month. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders over craft beers. This month’s featured speaker is Lee Phillips, co-founder and chief strategist at Bluedoor Group.

Triangle TechBreakfast

December 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.

Lunch & Learn: Data in Parsimony

December 19, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

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.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

December 19, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Join Cary Chamber to hear a talk on diet and lifestyle habits from Gayla Privott, fitness and nutrition coach and owner of Fit Inspired Living.

HQ Raleigh Holiday Party

December 19, 5:30-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join HQ Raleigh for its annual holiday party featuring ugly sweaters, prizes, drinks and community.

Triangle Tech Net

December 20, 7-10 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.