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“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.
Here’s our lineup of Triangle events through the end of February:
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.
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.
The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-Fit Grant helps fund improvements, renovations and/or additions to the interior properties of local businesses.
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.)
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.
February 25, 5-7 p.m. @UNC Institute for the Environment
February 26, 5-7 p.m. @1789
UNC graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend this “Networking Night” to learn about the latest resources and funding opportunities for student entrepreneurs.
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.
February 25, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Shaw University
This workshop will show small business owners and nonprofit managers/entrepreneurs how to leverage the background story of their organization to draw their target audience. The lesson will be led by Ken Branson, filmmaker/photographer of MasterMIND Productions.
February 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @IBM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 26, 6:30-8 p.m. @Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Shaw University
In this workshop, nonprofit entrepreneurs will learn how to develop a fundraising strategy and engage their board of directors in the process. The session will be led by Bettie Murchison, who founded two nonprofits in Wake County and has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @The Bullpen
This free workshop will cover sales and marketing for startups. Lunch will be provided.