Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in March. Included are the latest meetups, conferences, workshops, application deadlines and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triad, Wilmington and other parts of the state.
This post is part of our weekly column of upcoming events, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle. To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle specifically, check out part one of this week’s column. Another post previews events coming in April. Recurring monthly meetups in the Triangle are listed here.
Note: Last week, we kept a running list of canceled or postponed events due to coronavirus concerns. Check it for last week’s updates. The following list is our lineup of state-wide events through the end of March—most have been switched to a virtual format in light of social distancing recommendations.
March 24, 7:45-9 a.m. (online)
In this virtual session, IT leaders at NC TECH member companies will discuss relevant topics and best practices in their field. Brighthouse Financial CIO Jeff Hughes will facilitate the discussion.
March 24, 7:45-9 a.m. (online)
This online meeting convenes CISOs, VPs and director-level security leaders from NC TECH member companies. A roundtable discussion will be facilitated by Bill Dupre, director of security at Railinc Corp.
Presented by the Carolina Small Business Development Fund, the Innovator’s Journey Program helps business owners to gain access to capital and contract opportunities to grow their companies. Applications for the Johnson C. Smith University location close on March 24.
March 25, 2-3:30 p.m. (online)
Central Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a webinar with business, supply chain and healthcare experts discussing coronavirus response strategies for small businesses and startups.
March 25 (online)
This year’s Greensboro Tech Summit will provide the latest IT trends and knowledge needed for organizations to make smart tech decisions.
Presented by the Carolina Small Business Development Fund, the Innovator’s Journey Program helps business owners to gain access to capital and contract opportunities to grow their companies. Applications for the Livingstone College location close on March 25.
March 26, 2-3 p.m.
NC IDEA LABS is a four-week customer discovery program that helps idea-stage entrepreneurs take their first steps toward building a successful startup. The next cohort will run from May 26 to June 19, and applications are due on April 15. Attend this webinar to learn more about the program and how to write a competitive application.
March 26, 4-5 p.m. (online)
This month, LaunchBio’s Larger Than Life Science event (usually held in Durham) is going virtual, allowing life science entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world to join and hear from experts discussing regenerative medicine and stem cell research. More TechWire coverage here.
March 26, 5-8 p.m. (Online)
Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.
March 27, 12-1 p.m. (online)
This virtual event will cover the evolving consumer experience standards in healthcare, featuring Dr. Scott D. Pope, CEO of Charlotte-based ROAMD.
March 31, 5:30-10 p.m. (livestreamed)
Social Venture Partners’ annual SEED20 program features innovative ideas that are designed to tackle the most pressing social challenges in the region. Up to 10 finalists will compete for cash prizes and present their pitches to a live audience and panel of judges.
New Ventures is currently accepting applicants for its latest accelerator cohort. Companies accepted into the three-month program receive a residency at Flywheel Coworking, acceptance into Winston Starts’ Explore Program, mentorship, and access to top investors in the Triad and beyond. The accelerator culminates in a competition where an average of $50,000 in funding is awarded per startup.