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.
If you’d like your event to be included, feel free to send me an email.
Here’s our lineup of Triangle events through the end of the year:
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.
December 9, 6-8 p.m. @American Underground
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.
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.
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.
December 10, 4-6 p.m. @The Bullpen
The NC Women of Color in Research Network is hosting a workshop on how to improve your networking skills through using an “elevator pitch.” The session will be led by Ariana Eily, science communication expert and postdoctoral associate with Duke Science and Society. A holiday reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks will follow.
December 10, 5-7 p.m. @WeWork Durham
For its next meetup, RTP AgBio+AgTech is hosting a winter celebration at WeWork in Durham. The event will have an “Ask Me About” theme, where attendees will submit their name, a photo and an agriculture-related topic they want to chat about. A slideshow loop will run while attendees have snacks, beverages and network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 10, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Small Business Center (Western Wake Campus)
In this workshop, startups and small businesses will learn how to create engaging video/multimedia content for social media.
December 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)
This course will cover the best strategies for marketing, including automating daily marketing tasks, sharing targeted content and maximize exposure through all social media outlets. The session will be led by Chisa Pennix-Brown of Lady Bizness.
December 11, 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. NOTE: Immediately following the regularly scheduled session, 1 Million Cups will he holding a special meeting about leadership opportunities in 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 11, 6-8 p.m. @Westgate Wine
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 12, 12-1 p.m. @NCBiotech Center
Join Triangle Women in STEM for lunch and a seminar on professional branding and marketing.
December 12, 4-7 p.m. @The Frontier
Shop local for the holidays at the 5th annual Mistletoe Market, featuring products from artisans in the Triangle. Dress for Success Triangle will receive 15% of the profits. View the full list of vendors here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 12, 8-11 p.m. @Marbles Kids Museum
Cisco‘s first RTP Holiday Giving Gala features live music, a photo booth, food and beverages. All donations ($50 suggested for each person) will go to four local nonprofit partners: Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, Marbles Kids Museum, Learning Together and Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake.
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.)
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.
December 16, 12-1 p.m.
This monthly webinar series hosts a global health professional who will share insights and advice for advancing your career. This month’s session features Dr. Paul Domanico, senior director of global health sciences at the Clinton Health Access Initiative.
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.
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.
December 17, 6-8 p.m. @General Assembly Raleigh
General Assembly is hosting a free workshop covering coding bootcamp options, featuring insights from employers and students sharing their experience.
December 17, 6-8 p.m. @North Carolina Executive Mansion
The Defense Alliance of North Carolina invites members of the defense industry to join for an evening of networking and a silent auction with over 20 donated items up for bid. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee, tea, beer and wine will be provided.
December 18, 5-7 p.m. @Bluedoor Studio405
DHIT’s free networking event takes place at Bluedoor Studio405 this month. Join to celebrate the holidays and 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.
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.
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.
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.
December 19, 5:30-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
Join HQ Raleigh for its annual holiday party featuring ugly sweaters, prizes, drinks and community.
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.
Each year, E4 Carolinas welcomes up to 30 energy professionals to participate in its Leadership Development Programs, which include Emerging Leaders (experiential learning across the Carolinas’ energy industry), Nuclear Energy Leaders (a deep dive into the nuclear industry) and Carolina Executive Energy Leaders (for seasoned executives with an organization focus).