Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in February. 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 March events.

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 February—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

ElectriCities Connections Summit

February 22-26 (online)

ElectriCities is hosting a virtual conference to convene public power leaders, peers and organizations to share best practices, trends and solutions for the power industry.

Flywheel Indeavor Luncheon

February 23, 12-1 p.m. (online)

Flywheel’s upcoming Indeavor Luncheon will feature a talk on recent economic development plans in Winston-Salem and projects like Nordic Amplify, a program from Greater Winston-Salem Inc. to help Nordic European healthcare startups enter the U.S. market.

Mountain BizWorks PPP 2.0 Information Update

February 23, 3-4 p.m. (online)

Mountain BizWorks is hosting a series of webinars each week on Tuesday to share the latest information about the new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding.

Transforming Business in the Digital Age

February 23, 6-8 p.m.

Tech Talent South is hosting a panel of experts discussing the power of digital transformation and how it can be used to solve traditional problems.

Tech Tuesday: Using Canva to Create Content

February 23, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Carteret Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a virtual workshop covering how to use Canva to create well-designed content for marketing your business.

QuickBooks Online Intermediate Webinar

February 23, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Montgomery Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a virtual course on how to manage lists, create quotes, work with purchase orders, class or location tracking, set up a budget, customize forms and reports, manage inventory and automate transactions on the QuickBooks platform.

SBTDC’s Taking the Leap Program

February 23, 6-8 p.m. (online)

This month, the Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a four-week business development program for entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to identify promising markets, write a business plan, run their finances and market their brand. (Classes will be conducted online simultaneously across six NC regions/cities: Asheville, the Triangle, Charlotte, Greenville, Wilmington and the Triad.)

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

February 24, 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

February 24, 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

February 24, 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 Fayetteville

February 24, 9 a.m. @Fayetteville Tech, General Classroom Building

This meetup convenes Fayetteville-area entrepreneurs to network and present their startups to local peers.

Marketing Outside the Box: Create with Canva

February 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

This month’s Marketing Outside the Box series, presented by the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, will cover the branding tools offered by Canva. Attendees will learn about the basics of the platform, its design features, social media integration, and more.

LeverageNC Better Community Planning & Economic Development Series (Part I)

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

LeverageNC is hosting a four-part series exploring small town economic development and quality of life, post-pandemic real estate and land use practices, asset-based economic development, and reviving suburbs and commercial corridors. This installment will cover the secrets of successful communities. More TechWire coverage here.

Intro to Angel Investing

February 24, 3 p.m. (online)

VentureSouth and the Asheville Angels are hosting a workshop on angel investing. Learn about the angel investing landscape, how to get involved and what to expect.

AVL First in Talent Collective

February 24, 6-7:30 p.m. (online)

Asheville Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina School of Math and Science are bringing together teams of high school students from five Western North Carolina school districts to develop and present business solutions for Chill Cereal Bar and Grind, LLC.

NC Rural Center Homegrown Leaders Training

February 24-26 (online)

North Carolina Rural Center’s Homegrown Leaders training program supports community leaders who are working to build regional collaboration across North Carolina. People who live or work in the following counties are eligible to apply: Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Johnston, Jones, Onslow, Sampson and Wayne.

Bunker Labs Virtual Muster

February 25, 11 a.m. (online)

Bunker Labs, a national organization with North Carolina chapters in Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham and Wilmington, is hosting its annual Muster conference online this month. Join for a full day of keynotes, topic-based talks, a 3D exhibit hall, a pitch competition and networking.

Launch N’ Learn with Dr. Dennis John of Without Exception

February 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (online)

Launch Greensboro is hosting a webinar with Dr. Dennis John of Without Exception, who will share how small companies can drive their diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

Leveraging Risk Management to Reduce the Financial Impact of COVID-19

February 25, 12-1 p.m. (online)

This webinar will feature a panel of North Carolina-based risk management and insurance leaders, who share tips on dealing with business interruption, legal liability, technology/security, alternatives and remote work, workers compensation, financial planning, potential legislation and more.

Business of Farming Conference

February 25-27 (online)

This virtual conference, hosted by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, will convene professional and aspiring farmers from across the Southeast to network and share resources to build viable farm businesses.

Application Deadline: Coding It Forward Civic Innovation Corps

February 28

In Coding it Forward’s 10-week Civic Innovation Corps program, participants will work with a state- or local-level office on projects that make the government more effective and efficient for all. Charlotte is one of the cities hosting the program.

Application Deadline: One Buncombe Grant Fund

February 28

The One Buncombe Grant Fund program supports Buncombe County-based small for-profit businesses as they reopen and rehire staff. The program offers grants of up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations, or up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees.