WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and all things happening in the North Carolina startup/tech world.

“The Headliners” is a multi-part weekly roundup of upcoming events to add to your calendar. Below is a list of February events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area.

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 March. 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 February:

NC TECH CEO Reception

February 17, 4:30-6 p.m. @Executive Mansion

At this invite-only event, NC TECH brings together CEOs and site leaders at the North Carolina Executive Mansion.

ElectriCities 2020 Connections Summit

February 18-20 @Embassy Suites, Cary

Join ElectriCities of NC for an interactive event focused on how utility staff and technology drive the customer experience. Conference tracks include Information Technology, Utility Operations, Finance and Customer Service, Human Resources, and Management. More TechWire coverage here.

Community Success Forum: Economic Mobility & Affordability

February 18, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Marbles Kids Museum

This Raleigh Chamber event features national experts, local leaders and professionals discussing the opportunities and challenges surrounding affordability, housing and sustainable communities.

UNC Entrepreneurs Lab with Kelly Fitzsimmons & Maggie Kane

February 18, 3:30-6 p.m. @UNC McColl Building

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Entrepreneurs Lab series features lectures revealing the secrets behind successful entrepreneurs. Kelly Fitzsimmons and Maggie Kane will speak this week.

Energy Mix at 8 Rivers Capital

February 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @8 Rivers Capital

8 Rivers Capital is hosting this week’s Energy Mix, a networking event for local energy professionals, students, faculty and staff from universities in the Triangle.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

February 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

Code for Durham brings together technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers and activists to collaborate on civic technology projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays. Pizza will be provided.

Black Business Momentum: Do’s & Don’ts of Networking & How to Build a Brand

February 18, 6-8 p.m. @Raleigh Chamber

In this free seminar, small business owners will learn how to enhance their networking skills, evaluate which networking events to attend and develop a one-minute elevator pitch. A light dinner will be provided.

1 Million Cups RTP

February 19, 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.

Innovate Carolina Network Forum

February 19, 9-10:30 a.m. @Wilson Library

The next Innovate Carolina Network Forum features lightning-round introductions from innovation and entrepreneurship leaders in schools and departments across UNC’s campus. A light breakfast will be served.

Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance Career Fair

February 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. @McKimmon Center

The Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance invites students and alumni of all ENCCA institutions to attend its upcoming career fair in Raleigh.

Ag Tech Professional Forum

February 19, 4:30-7 p.m. @NCBiotech

This event convenes local ag tech entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders for an evening of networking and engagement outside of the traditional workplace environment. More TechWire coverage here.

Digital Health Happy Hour Durham

February 19, 5-7 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

DHIT’s free networking event comes to American Underground this month, featuring a talk with pop-up speaker Nimisha Patel, associate VP for management services at Duke Health Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC. Join to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders.

Supporting Women In a Tech Workplace

February 19, 5:30-8 p.m. @IHS Markit

During this meetup, Women in Tech Allies members will discuss strategies for dealing with common challenges related to women and diverse groups in tech.

AMA Triangle: Big Game Ad Bash

February 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m. @Brier Creek Country Club

AMA Triangle is hosting its first-ever Big Game Ad Bash, a panel-style debate and critical analysis of the top ad spots during Super Bowl LIV.

2020 NCWorks IT Career Fair

February 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NCWorks Career Center – Raleigh

This career fair is an opportunity for IT jobseekers to network and engage employers face-to-face and market their talent to potentially land their next job.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

February 20, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s next Business of Women meetup will feature a talk from Paula Alexander, director of sustainable business and innovation at Burt’s Bees.

RTP180: Expressions of Color

February 20, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

In honor of Black History Month, RTP180 is hosting a panel of five local African American leaders discussing their different fields, how they got there, and how they express their culture and heritage today. Speakers include Pierce Freelon of Blackspace, Dasan Ahanu of Carolina Performing Arts, Dr. Nehemiah Mabry of STEMedia, Zweli Williams of Zwelis Inc. and Cheri Selby Pearson of Public Allies.

Bunker Brews Raleigh-Durham: Navigating the Entrepreneur Ecosystem

February 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Boxcar Bar & Arcade

Join Bunker Labs Raleigh-Durham to hear insights from Arden Rosenblatt, business launch specialist at SBTDC at UNC and NC State, as he shares tips to navigate the resources that are available within North Carolina’s startup ecosystem.

Startup Summit: Parallels of Life & Startups

February 20, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Startup Summit’s next event features a talk from Shaun Allen, sales leader at Citrix, who will discuss the intersection of life skills and skills required in working for a startup.

UNC Clean Tech Summit

February 20-21 @Friday Center

Hosted by UNC’s Institute for the Environment and Kenan-Flagler Business School, the 7th annual Clean Tech Summit will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the industry and North Carolina’s role in helping create a green global economy.

Duke School of Nursing Healthcare Innovation Conference

February 21, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Duke University School of Nursing

Duke University’s School of Nursing and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center are hosting the inaugural Healthcare Innovation Conference, a one-day event that aims to help nurses and other healthcare providers understand how to develop and test their innovative ideas.

HQ Community Lunch: Transportation in the Triangle

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

HQ Raleigh’s first community lunch of the year will be a discussion on transportation and entrepreneurship in the Triangle, featuring Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones and Knightdale Mayor James Roberson.

Is Your Digital Health Product Ready for Venture Investment?

February 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. @Duke Medicine Pavilion

Join Sarah Izzo and students from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business for a dynamic presentation on investments for digital health products. Lunch will be provided.

RTCC Clean Tech Summit Career Fair

February 21, 3-5 p.m. @Friday Center

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and UNC’s Institute for the Environment are hosting a career fair during Clean Tech Summit. The event is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to those who have recently graduated from universities in the southeast region.

Application Deadline: UNC Innovation Internships Program

February 21

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s new Innovation Internships Program gives students the opportunity to gain experience and mentorship from local high-growth startups.

Application Deadline: 2020 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup

February 23

AlphaLab Gear is touring Raleigh and five other cities to find and highlight the most promising physical product startups in the U.S. Winners in each city will receive cash, prizes and a chance to win $50,000 at the International Finals in May.

Webinar: Introduction to SBIR/STTR

February 24, 2-3 p.m.

The Small Business Technology and Development Center is hosting an informative webinar covering the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding programs for local companies.

Y Combinator @UNC: Fireside Chat & Happy Hour

February 24, 6-8 p.m. @Launch Chapel Hill

UNC’s KickStart Venture Services is hosting a fireside chat and happy hour with Y Combinator partner Jared Friedman and visiting partner Uri Lopatin, who will share lessons learned from funding and working alongside hundreds of biotech founders, and how the fundraising landscape is predicted to change in the next decade.

Application Deadline: City of Raleigh Building Up-fit Grant

February 24

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-Fit Grant helps fund improvements, renovations and/or additions to the interior properties of local businesses.

Raleigh Chamber Networking 101

February 25, 8-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

During this event, Barfield Revenue Consulting President and CEO Will Barfield will show participants how to network with a strategy in mind. (Note: This is a members-only event.)

UNC Entrepreneurs Lab with Arlan Hamilton & Alec Guettel

February 25, 3:30-6:20 p.m. @McColl Building

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Entrepreneurs Lab series features lectures revealing the secrets behind successful entrepreneurs. Alec Guettel will speak this week.

Code for Chapel Hill

February 25, 6-8 p.m. @Town of Chapel Hill

Join the Code for Chapel Hill meetup to network with like-minded individuals and work on civic hacking projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays.

The ‘Why’ Behind Javascript Frameworks (& How to Learn Them)

February 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @IBM

This month’s All Things Open RTP meetup features a talk on Javascript frameworks, from Peter Elbaum, software engineer at Praxent.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

February 25, 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.

Southeast Clean Power Summit 2020

February 25-26 @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

EUCI’s 9th annual Southeast Clean Power Summit will provide vital information regarding the future of the region’s clean power supply and infrastructure. The conference features utilities, project developers and industry experts discussing the most current information and what it’s likely to mean for stakeholders.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

February 26, 8-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

At Cary Chamber’s next Eye Opener Breakfast, the Wake County Census team will discuss why the 2020 census is so important for the county and how you can get involved.

2020 Product Innovation Summit

February 26, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @RTP HQ

Join this conference to hear from experts on the best ways to build an effective product strategy to grow your business.

1 Million Cups RTP

February 26, 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.

NAWBO Greater Raleigh Workshop

February 26, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village

NAWBO Greater Raleigh is hosting a workshop on exit planning, led by business scaling and acquisition experts Shanon Madrid, owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers, and Joy Thrash, owner of Business Resource Management.

Lunch & Learn: Role of Software in Driving Intuitive IoT Experiences

February 26, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join Lithios Apps to learn how the marriage of software and IoT leads to the best product experiences.

Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

February 26, 6-7:30 p.m. @Fidelity Imperial Center

In this workshop, students will use micro:bit’s drag and drop interface, MakeCode, to learn how to design and develop their own animated bracelet.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Translational Research Grant (Cycle 2)

February 26

The NC Biotech Center’s Translational Research Grant program provides funding for projects exploring/developing commercial applications for university-held life science inventions. Applications for cycle 2 are due at 12 p.m. EST.

Raleigh Chamber Courageous Conversation

February 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. @NC State University, McKimmon Center

In this seminar, participants will hear about the strategies businesses are implementing to reduce bias and deploy artificial intelligence systems that avoid discrimination in decisions and behaviors.

Global Health Happy Hour

February 27, 5-7 p.m. @UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Arfield Atrium

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

Fidelity Investments ‘Leadership in Technology’ Series

February 27, 6:30 p.m. @NC State College of Engineering

For the next installment of its Leadership in Technology series, Fidelity Investments will host Pryon CEO Igor Jablokov for a talk on how automation, machine learning and natural language computing can help companies build a more agile, competitive and responsive enterprise.

Triangle Tech Net

February 28, 7-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions

This free bi-monthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

Ellevate Triangle NC Signature Lunch Event: Shift, Pivot & Bootstrap Your Career

February 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Brier Creek Country Club

Ellevate Triangle NC for its first signature event of 2020, featuring an engaging conversation with local women who have made big shifts and pivots in their careers or business. Speakers include Carrie Peele of Mako Documents, Crista Samaras of Brave Enterprises, serial entrepreneur Denise Wiggins, Kristie VanAuken of the Research Triangle Foundation and Florida DeVaul-Dudley of Shining Light in Darkness.

Dream Big…Dream STEM Student Conference 2020

February 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. @McKimmon Conference and Training Center

This conference is geared toward students 10-16 years old who have an interest in STEM-related fields of study and would like to understand how STEM is used in today’s workplace, leisure and other areas.

Startup Sales & Marketing: Why Even the Greatest Products Don’t Sell Themselves

February 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @The Bullpen

This free workshop will cover sales and marketing for startups. Lunch will be provided.