Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in October. 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 November 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 October—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

Business Networking Using 3 Critical Questions

October 26, 3-4 p.m. (online)

Forsyth Technical Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a free virtual workshop covering business networking.

Marketing Your Idea: From Strategy & Creativity to Action

October 26, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

The Hurt Hub@Davidson is hosting a six-week marketing-101 class for innovators, creatives and entrepreneurs who are ready to launch their ideas and connect with customers.

Branding: Clarify Your Message – Differentiating Ourselves

October 27, 8:30-10 a.m. (online)

In this webinar, the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center will show local small businesses how to get the most out of networking opportunities and promote their business.

Outdoor Recreation Business Summit

October 27, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (online)

This free, virtual conference will feature speakers discussing outdoor business topics such as idea creation, branding, sales, budgeting, and more.

NC Rural Center Community Resiliency Webinar Series

October 27, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (online)

This month, the North Carolina Rural Center is hosting a series of four free webinars about community resilience and recovery from natural disasters.

LinkedIn Profile Revamp: Advice From a LinkedIn Expert

October 27, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

In this virtual workshop, hosted by the NC Life Sciences Virtual Networking Group, LinkedIn expert Heidi Scott Giusto will show participants how to optimize their LinkedIn profiles to showcase their value proposition and increase opportunities.

BLKTECHCLT & Flatiron School Learn To Code Workshop Series

October 27, 6 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop series, participants will learn how to build a webpage using HTML and CSS. Events in the series will be held twice per month throughout fall 2020.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

October 28, 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 Charlotte

October 28, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

October 28, 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.

Marketing Outside the Box: Rewriting the Rules of Retail

October 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

In this three-part webinar series, HUSTLE Winston Salem will explore how brick-and-mortar and digital retailers can apply innovative marketing strategies to successfully make it through the end of 2020.

PitchBreakfast at Public House, Featuring QC Fintech

October 28, 5-7 p.m. (online) 

In this edition of PitchBreakfast, held with Packard Place Public House, the 13th cohort of Queen City Fintech will present their companies to the audience and a panel of experts.

Angels & Devils: The Details of Private Investing

October 28, 6-7:30 p.m. @The Hurt Hub@Davidson

LaunchLKN is hosting a four-part course on angel investing this month, featuring information on investment terms, building and managing a portfolio, receiving positive returns, and more.

ReCONNECT to Move Forward: Mental Health & Well-Being

October 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Institute for Emerging Issues’ ReCONNECT to Move Forward program is a three-part series of virtual events held in September and October. The topic of this session is how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts mental health and well-being.

FDII Deduction: How NC Exporters Can Save Taxes on Foreign Income

October 29, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a webinar with Elliott Davis tax advisors on how North Carolina exporters can take advantage of the foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) deduction.

2020 Outdoor Economy Conference

October 29, 12-4 p.m. (online)

This year’s Outdoor Economy Conference will be held online every Thursday this month. The conference will feature sessions covering recreation and health, diversity, equity and inclusion, outdoor innovation and entrepreneurship, and more topics.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

October 30, 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.