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 February 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 events coming up in March. 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 February—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

The Real Cost of Fiber

February 22, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (online)

In this virtual event, a panel of experts will discuss the short-term vs. long-term costs and opportunities of deploying fiber networks.

Application Deadline: 2021 First Flight FAST Cohort [EXTENDED]

February 22

In First Flight Venture Center’s FAST program, 35 life science companies will be chosen to participate in a grant readiness evaluation boot camp in April and receive coaching from Eva Garland Consulting as they develop a competitive SBIR/STTR Phase 1 application. NOTE: The application deadline has been extended to Feb. 22.

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.

Raleigh Chamber Networking 101

February 23, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a virtual event to help local professionals build their networking skills with advice from human resources experts.

How To Decide Between Immer­sive & Part-Time Cod­ing Courses

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

Local code school Momentum Learning is hosting a webinar on the considerations to keep in mind when selecting the right coding course for you.

AMA Triangle DEI Workshop: Impact of Unconscious Bias

February 23, 4-6 p.m. (online)

This event is the second in AMA Triangle’s three-part workshop series focusing on defining unconscious and conscious biases.

RIoT 50: Examining Accessibility Through Two Lenses

February 23, 4:30-6 p.m. (online)

In this virtual event, RIoT and The Diversity Movement will tackle DEI challenges and opportunities in the tech industry. More TechWire coverage here.

Duke Impact Investing Group Fireside Chat w/ Jeff Ubben

February 23, 5-6 p.m. (online)

Duke University’s Impact Investing Group is hosting a fireside chat with Jeff Ubben, a Duke trustee and hedge fund co-founder, and Tommy Hessel, president of Duke Student Government.

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.)

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

February 23, 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.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Series

February 24, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Cary Chamber’s next Eye Opener Series webinar will feature COVID-19 updates from NC DHHS Deputy Secretary Kody Kinsley and chief medical officers from WakeMed, Duke and UNC REX hospitals.

1 Million Cups RTP

February 24, 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.

IoT Connectivity Solutions with Murata & Arrow Electronics

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

RIoT is hosting a lunch and learn covering Murata Wireless Solutions for WI-Fi/ BT/ BLe and Combo modules, CAT M1/ NB IoT, Lora and SIgFox modules.

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.

Continuing the Conversation: Diversity & Inclusion Panel Part 2

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

HBA RTP is hosting a panel discussion focused on social justice, equality, inclusion and more topics. The panel members from part one of the series will return, joined by some new faces as well.

Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference

February 24 (online)

Duke University’s 16th annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference will convene students, professionals, private-sector executives and nonprofit leaders to discuss entrepreneurship for good, healthcare access and equity, purpose-driven consulting, corporate activism, and more.

PowerAmerica 2021 Annual Meeting

February 24-25 (online)

PowerAmerica’s annual conference, held virtually this year, convenes a large audience of wide bandgap professionals.

Raleigh Chamber Courageous Conversation

February 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber’s next Courageous Conversation event will feature a discussion on the intersection of Generation Z and race equity.

Triangle Virtual IT Career Expo

February 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (online)

NCWorks is hosting a virtual IT career expo to connect job seekers with top tech employers in the Triangle region.

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.

Grow Your Business With Google Series

February 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

This webinar will show participants how to ensure their customers can find accurate and updated information about their business on Google Search and Google Maps.

TriWiSTEM: Intro to Amplify Your Voice

February 25, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. (online)

TriWiSTEM’s next meetup will feature an interactive discussion from two speakers: Speak & Own It Communications CEO and Founder Casey Carpenter and Martha Gleason Voice Owner Martha Gleason.

Where Innovation & Introspection Meet

February 25, 1-2 p.m. (online)

UNC’s KickStart Venture Services is hosting a webinar with a guided mindfulness practice session, followed by a Q&A with startup founders.

Virtual NC HUB & NC DBE Certification Info Session

February 25, 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.

Duke Sustainability Board Sustainable Cities Symposium

February 26, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (online)

This virtual symposium will include expert panels and individual presentations from professionals in city government, consulting, academia and private industry covering sustainable urban development topics.

Triangle Tech Net

February 26, 11:30 a.m. (online)

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

Honors Carolina Women’s Leadership Forum: The Power of Pivot

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

At this annual event, students, alumni, faculty and staff join to talk business and leadership topics and expand their professional networks.

Application Deadline: Wake Tech Rally Fund

February 26

Wake Tech’s Small Business Rally Fund aims to help 17 small businesses in Wake County that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards will be granted in $2,000 increments.