Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in August. 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 September events. Recurring monthly meetups in the Triangle are listed here.

These columns are an extension of our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to submit an event, feel free to send me an email.

Note: The following list is our lineup of state-wide events through the end of August—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

Making Energy Work 2020 Webinar Series

August 25, 3 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association is hosting a monthly webinar series with local and national experts covering clean energy trends. This session’s topic is: North Carolina’s Role in the International Clean Energy Market.

Intro to Coding Workshop

August 25, 6 p.m. (online)

BLKTECHCLT and Flatiron School are hosting a virtual workshop on the basic concepts and applications of coding. Join to learn about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby and more.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

August 26, 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 Wilmington

August 26, 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.

NCEDA Annual Conference 2020

August 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (online)

At this annual conference (now held online), economic development professionals from across North Carolina will gather to hear industry insights and make connections with peers.

Businesses Blend Tech & Strategy to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

August 26, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a webinar with Cisco consultant Jeff Prillaman on how local companies can use technology to adapt in the post-pandemic business landscape.

Greensboro Chamber State of Our Community 2020

August 26, 11:45 a.m. (online)

In this virtual event, Greensboro Chamber will lead discussions on the state of the city’s efforts in community health, economic recovery, education and equity. The Chamber will also reveal the winners of the Stanley Frank Economic and Workforce Development Award and the Hubert B. Humphrey, Jr. School Improvement Award.

Rural Development Hubs: Innovation Infrastructure for Rural America

August 26, 2-4 p.m. (online)

This webinar will cover the concept of Rural Development Hubs and how they can advance outcomes in rural communities across North Carolina.

Packard Place Public House

August 26, 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.

NorthState Tech Lab Summer 2020 Finale

August 26, 5-6:30 p.m. (online)

HQ Greensboro is hosting a virtual event to celebrate the latest class of NorthState Tech Lab. Join to meet the individuals and companies that just completed the program.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Translational Research Grant

August 26

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s TRG program funds the development of university-held life science applications and projects with commercial potential.

Application Deadline: UNCC Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Program

August 26

UNC Charlotte’s Ventureprise Launch startup accelerator is back and seeking applications for the fall 2020 cohort, running from September 2 to October 14. Student entrepreneurs looking to take their startup to the next level of growth are encouraged to apply.

NC Chamber Transportation & Infrastructure Virtual Summit

August 27, 8:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

This half-day conference will feature conversations on the latest policies and trends shaping the transportation and infrastructure landscape in North Carolina.

HatchAVL Virtual Pitch Party

August 27, 5 p.m. (online)

HatchAVL is back for another Pitch Party, in which a group of Asheville-area startups will present lightning pitches and get feedback from the audience.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

August 28, 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: Venture Atlanta Live Online Pitches

August 28

Applications are open for startups in the Southeast that want to pitch at this year’s fully-virtual Venture Atlanta Live conference, held October 21-22.

Application Deadline: Joules Accelerator (Cohort 7)

August 28

Applications are open for the seventh cohort of the Joules Accelerator, a 90-day program for cleantech startups that are ready to bring their products and services to market.

Application Deadline: Charlotte Small Business Recovery Program

August 30

The City of Charlotte is opening up applications for the next round of grants under the Small Business Recovery Program, aiming to support Charlotte-headquartered small businesses seeking funding to stay afloat during the pandemic.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA SEED & MICRO Grants

August 31

NC IDEA is seeking applicants for its upcoming SEED and MICRO grant programs. SEED offers $50,000 in funding to early-stage startups looking to scale. MICRO offers project-based grants of up to $10,000 for young companies seeking to validate and further develop their ideas.

Application Deadline: BAND-NC Grant Program

August 31

The Institute for Emerging Issues is launching a new grant program—Building a New Digital Economy in NC (or BAND-NC)—to support communities across North Carolina that want to build digital inclusion plans to increase the number of people with internet in their homes.