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.

Following is a list of August 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 September events. Meetups that occur regularly are listed here.

If you’d like your event to be included, feel free to send me an email.

Also, check out a full range of events on TechWire’s interactive calendar, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle.

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

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

August 24, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual open house every Monday to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State University.

Application Deadline: Duke Student Founder Program

August 24

Applications are open for Duke University’s Fall 2020 Student Founder Program, which provides education, mentorship, resources and funding to students interested in creating a venture.

Automotive Intelligence Summit 2020 (Week 4)

August 24-28 (online)

Held annually, the Automotive Intelligence Summit features the latest trends and technologies shaping the future of auto. This year’s conference will be held virtually over 30 days. Sessions run from July 27 to August 28.

How to Bid with State & Local Agencies

August 25, 10-11:30 a.m. (online)

In this webinar, representatives from state and local agencies will share tips on how to submit a strong bid or proposal to public organizations.

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.

Momentum Crash Course: Learn Programming with Microsoft MakeCode

August 25, 6-7 p.m. (online)

Momentum is hosting a virtual crash course on how to program using Microsoft MakeCode, a free and open-source coding program that works in a web browser.

Code for Chapel Hill

August 25, 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.

RIoT Questions, Answers & Projects Webinar

August 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

Held online every other week, RIoT’s new Questions, Answers and Projects series offers an opportunity for the IoT community to join and discuss the latest projects they’ve been working on.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

August 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.

Raleigh Chamber Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Conference 2020

August 25-27 (online)

Raleigh Chamber’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Conference will feature local leaders discussing how companies can navigate DEI challenges and foster DEI values within their organizations

1 Million Cups RTP

August 26, 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.

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.

Securing Your Remote Workforce: A Compliance-Based Approach

August 26, 1-1:30 p.m. (online)

StrongKey is hosting a webinar with tips and strategies on how companies can build a long-term cybersecurity plan for their remote employees.

Cellular IoT & Asset Tracking with Particle

August 26, 1-2 p.m. (online)

This virtual workshop will cover the IoT market and cellular asset tracking. The session will be led by the solutions architecture team at Particle.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference 2020

August 26, 2-3:30 p.m. (online)

The fourth annual event of its kind, the 2020 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will feature the latest trends and tech in sustainable fleet operations and implementation. This year’s program will be presented in a series of 12 webinar sessions, held from July to December. See the list of dates here.

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.

Started at NC State: Chasta Hamilton

August 26, 6-7 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual talk with Chasta Hamilton, owner and artistic director of Stage Door Dance Productions and founder and president of Girls Geared For Greatness. Join to hear about her entrepreneurial journey.

Failing Fast: How to Talk to Potential Customers Early to Save Time & Money

August 26, 7-8:30 p.m. (online)

UNC’s Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a webinar on how to identify and test a target market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

CEI Technical Webinar Series: Automate Employee Workflow with Robotic Process Automation

August 27, 12-12:45 p.m. (online)

Computer Enterprises is hosting a summer-long technical webinar series covering a broad range of topics. This week’s topic is: Automate Employee Workflow with Robotic Process Automation.

Virtual NC HUB & NC DBE Certification Info Session

August 27, 2:30-4 p.m. (online)

The City of Raleigh is hosting monthly virtual workshops on the benefits of the HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) and DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) certification programs.

NC State Andrews Launch Accelerator Demo Day

August 27, 6-7:30 p.m. (online)

In this virtual showcase, the five startup teams in the latest cohort of NC State’s Andrews Launch Accelerator will present their pitch to the startup community as they prepare to pursue funding for their companies.

LinkedIn & Your Small Business

August 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

This virtual seminar will show participants how to optimize their LinkedIn profile to land new connections and clients for their business.

Triangle Tech Net

August 28, 7-10 a.m. (online)

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

NC State Entrepreneurship Idea Test Zone

August 28, 10-11 a.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship’s Idea Test Zone series provides an opportunity for students to meet with mentors to share their business ideas and discuss potential next steps.

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: NC State Entrepalooza Showcase

August 28

NC State Entrepreneurship invites NCSU-affiliated startups to apply to present their ventures at Entrepalooza 2020, held virtually on September 24.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

August 30, 10-11 a.m. (online)

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

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

August 31, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual open house every Monday to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State University.

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.