Plenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for May.

If you’re interested in events coming up in the immediate future, check out our two-part list of:

Also, check out our list of 145 meetups in the Triangle.

These columns accompany our interactive calendar, along with a comprehensive resource package for startups in the Triangle.

Keeping up with WRAL TechWire’s continued initiative to track events happening across North Carolina, here’s a look at what’s to come in May:

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

May 1, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

Duke I&E Conversations

May 1, 12-1 p.m. (online)

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual series of conversations with senior leaders at tech companies discussing their workplace culture. This session features a talk with Airbnb Chief Ethics Officer Rob Chesnut.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

May 1, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Helping Startups Innovate & Thrive in a Challenging Economy

May 1, 1-4 p.m. (online)

Startup Summit is hosting a virtual conference with local entrepreneurs discussing ways to manage, grow and prosper through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application Deadline: Duke Design Health

May 1

This program matches Duke University engineering and business graduate students with medical trainees to develop clinical health solutions. Applications are open for people joining in fall 2020 or spring and fall 2021.

ProductCampRTP Spring 2020 Unconference

May 2, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @NCSU Hunt Library

ProductCampRTP is back with another “unconference” style program. This season’s event will focus on the role of data in solving problems.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

May 3, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

Application Deadline: 1789 Student Venture Fund

May 3

Run by Innovate Carolina and 1789, this program provides UNC students with seed funding to develop, test and launch startups or social ventures.

Venture Connect Summit 2020 (Online)

May 4 (online)

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is bringing its flagship Venture Connect Summit online—tech and life science companies can join to network and connect with other entrepreneurs and investors virtually. More TechWire coverage here.

Application Deadline: City of Winston-Salem Small Business Plan Competition

May 4

The City of Winston-Salem’s Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement is hosting its sixth Business Plan Competition, in which winners can receive grants and micro-loans for starting up their business.

Tech Slam ‘N Eggs

May 5, 7:30-9 a.m. @Flywheel Coworking

Presented by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Benekiva CEO Bobbie Shrivastav, this event will feature live technology demos from Triad-area startups.

CIO + IT Executive Roundtable

May 5, 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.

Raleigh Chamber Coffee with Leaders

May 5, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting a talk with Jon Hayes, founder and CEO of RewardStock, on running a successful startup through the challenges of a pandemic.

Code for Chapel Hill

May 5, 6-8 p.m. (online)

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.

Application Deadline: American Underground Landing Spot 2020

May 5

American Underground is relaunching its Landing Spot program to help recently laid-off workers transition into entrepreneurship. Participants will get a free three-month virtual membership to American Underground, plus access to AU’s summer Startups 101 program. More TechWire coverage here.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

May 6, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

CISO + IT Security Executive Roundtable

May 6, 7:45-9 a.m. (online)

This online meeting will convene CISOs, VPs and director-level security leaders from NC TECH member companies.

1 Million Cups Charlotte

May 6, 8:30-10 a.m.

Held every month, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community. Free coffee is included.

1 Million Cups RTP

May 6, 9-10 a.m. (online)

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.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

May 6, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups Asheville

May 6, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Lunch & Learn: Protecting Your IoT IP with Blockchain

May 6, 1-2 p.m. (online)

Eli Sheets, founder and CEO of local startup IdeaBlock, will lead a lunch and learn on how blockchain can be used to protect IP instantly and permanently.

Packard Place Public House

May 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (virtual) 

Every Wednesday, Packard Place is hosting a virtual gathering with Charlotte’s tech community. Join for networking and conversations over drinks.

Ellevate Charlotte: Sip & See (Matthews)

May 6, 6-8 p.m. @Black Chicken Wine Cellar

The Charlotte chapter of the Ellevate network is hosting a casual social for both members and non-members in Matthews.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

May 7, 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.

Triangle Tech Net

May 8, 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.

Duke I&E Conversations

May 8, 12-1 p.m. (online)

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual series of conversations with senior leaders at tech companies discussing their workplace culture. This session features a talk with Uber Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer Scott Schools.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

May 8, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Application Deadline: Leadership Raleigh

May 8

In this nine-month program, participants will develop the skills and knowledge needed to be a community leader.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

May 10, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

On the Menu: Liberating Structures

May 11, 12-1:20 p.m. (online)

Frontier RTP is hosting a virtual workshop covering how to incrementally introduce changes in the way you meet, plan and communicate. The session will be led by Ahmed Avais, president and coach at Agile 7 Inc.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

May 12, 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.

Open Source 101 At Home

May 12 (online)

Open Source 101 At Home is a full-day virtual conference with expert speakers discussing the latest trends in open-source, open-tech and open-web technology.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

May 13, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups RTP

May 13, 9-10 a.m. (online)

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.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

May 13, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups Asheville

May 13, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Packard Place Public House

May 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (virtual) 

Every Wednesday, Packard Place is hosting a virtual gathering with Charlotte’s tech community. Join for networking and conversations over drinks.

Lunch & Learn: Mobile Connectivity: BLE, NFC, UWB & Beyond

May 14, 12-1 p.m. @Smashing Boxes

In this lunch and learn, CrossComm Senior Software Engineer Ben Berry will share the advantages and drawbacks of USB, Classic Bluetooth, BLE, NFC, UWB, WiFi and 5G.

NCBiotech Ag Tech Professional Forum

May 14, 4-7 p.m. @NCBiotech Center

This event convenes local ag tech entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders for an evening of networking and engagement outside of the traditional workspace environment. The 2020 Ag Tech Professional Forum theme is plant health.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

May 14, 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.

Ellevate Charlotte: Sip & See (Southpark)

May 14, 6-8 p.m. @Rooster’s Southpark

The Charlotte chapter of the Ellevate network is hosting a casual social for both members and non-members.

Ellevate Charlotte: Sip & See (Cornelius)

May 14, 6-8 p.m. @D9 Brewing Company

The Charlotte chapter of the Ellevate network is hosting a casual social for both members and non-members in Cornelius.

Duke I&E Conversations

May 15, 12-1 p.m. (online)

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual series of conversations with senior leaders at tech companies discussing their workplace culture.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

May 15, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Workshop

May 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – West Boulevard

In this free workshop, participants will learn how to adopt and apply the entrepreneurial mindset in their lives.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

May 17, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

Code for Chapel Hill

May 19, 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.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

May 20, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

Virtual Tech Job Fair

May 20, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (online) 

NC TECH’s Job Fair series connects local tech talent to the companies and organizations looking to hire in the community. This Spring, the event will be held online, with companies hosting “virtual hiring rooms.”

1 Million Cups RTP

May 20, 9-10 a.m. (online)

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.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

May 20, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups Asheville

May 20, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Lunch & Learn: Edge-Controlled & Cloud-Connected

May 20, 1-2 p.m. (online)

In this virtual lunch and learn, John Breitenbach from Real Time Innovations will cover the architectural patterns recommended by the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Industrial Internet Reference Architecture.

Packard Place Public House

May 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (virtual) 

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

NC TECH Government Vendor Network

May 21, 3-4:30 p.m. @NC Innovation Center (possibly online – TBD)

NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a forum for member companies who are interested in doing business with state government. This month’s event will feature a talk from Tracy Doaks, the new secretary of the NC Department of IT and State CIO.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

May 21, 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.

Triangle Tech Net

May 22, 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.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

May 22, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

May 24, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

May 26, 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.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

May 26, 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.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

May 27, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups RTP

May 27, 9-10 a.m. (online)

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.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

May 27, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups Asheville

May 27, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Skookum Volcano Tour

May 28, 12-1 p.m. @Skookum Charlotte

Join an open tour of the Skookum office to get an introduction to the tech and ideas powering the community. The Skookum team will be available for any questions or comments participants may have. Lunch will be provided.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

May 28, 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.

NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Development & Commercialization Strategy

May 29, 1-4:30 p.m. (online)

The NC Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a SBIR/STTR workshop for university faculty who are developing proposals for the program.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

May 29, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

May 31, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

Application Deadline: New Ventures Accelerator [EXTENDED]

May 31

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. (NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, New Ventures has rescheduled the accelerator. The application deadline is now extended to May 31, and the accelerator will begin in August.)