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 March 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 April.

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

March 23, 9-10 a.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a virtual conversation with Sam Ratto, co-founder of Raleigh’s Videri Chocolate Factory.

Virtual Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

March 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (online)

North Carolina’s Office of State Human Resources is hosting a virtual career fair to help individuals with disabilities find their next job or internship in the public sector. Job seekers can chat with state agency employers via text chat sessions. Registration is free for job seekers.

Secrets & Struggles of a Successful Product Launch

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

This free virtual event, hosted by UNC’s Entrepreneurship Center, will focus on factors that make a product launch successful, common pitfalls and the solutions for them, and more.

Venture Connect Online 2021

March 23-25 (online)

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Venture Connect Online event will feature an on-demand lineup of the region’s most promising early-stage tech and life science companies. More TechWire coverage here.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Series

March 24, 8 a.m. (online)

Cary Chamber of Commerce’s next virtual Eye Opener Series event will feature U.S. Olympian Katie Zaferes.

1 Million Cups RTP

March 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.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Google Fiber Approach to Innovation

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

This virtual lunch and learn will feature Joe Kunz and John Hogie of Google Inc., who will share Google Fiber’s experience with hardscape trenching deployment across multiple metros.

NC TECH Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit

March 24-25 (online)

NC TECH’s Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit will feature strategies companies can use to create an environment that drives innovation and improves their bottom line.

Grow With Google Series: Make Your Website Work for You

March 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

This webinar will cover the six characteristics of a great website and how businesses can implement search-friendly strategies into their websites.

Virtual NC HUB & NC DBE Certification Info Session

March 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.

Innovate Carolina Seminar on Innovation for the Public Good

March 25, 5 p.m. (online)

Innovate Carolina’s next Carolina Seminar will center around the topic “The Future of Social Impact and Innovation,” featuring Sonal Shah of Georgetown University.

Jenkins MBA Innovative Women’s Conference

March 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online)

NC State’s Jenkins MBA Women’s Club is hosting its seventh annual Innovative Women’s Conference, bringing together graduate students, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and other women in the Triangle area to discuss business, innovation, science, technology and entrepreneurship.

Triangle Tech Net

March 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.

One Year Later: Vaccine Manufacturing & Research Panel Q&A

March 26, 12-1:30 p.m. (online)

This virtual panel discussion will feature speakers in different roles of the vaccine industry as they discuss how vaccine manufacturers have been affected, what it’s like to develop and manufacture vaccines during this time, and how immunization professionals are going above and beyond.

NC State Poole College of Management Small Business Internship Fair

March 26, 1-4 p.m. (online)

This virtual event will connect business students to small businesses, startups and nonprofit organizations that are seeking talent for summer internships and projects.

Application Deadline: TriWiSTEM Launch Award

March 26

Triangle Women in STEM’s new Launch Scholarship program will provide a one-time cash award of $2,500 to help a graduating college woman transition into her career at an RTP-based company or research institution.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

March 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

Code for Durham brings together technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers and activists to collaborate on civic technology projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays.

UNC Institute for the Environment Career Development Series

March 30, 6-7 p.m. (online)

UNC’s Institute for the Environment is hosting a webinar covering diversity in clear energy and environmental economies, featuring Miles Braxton of Black Oak Collective.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

March 30, 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.

Open Source 101 2021

March 30 (online)

All Things Open’s virtual Open Source 101 event will cover the processes and tools that are key to open source, open tech and open web applications.

1 Million Cups RTP

March 31, 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.

Wake Tech Virtual Business & Information Technology Career Fair

March 31, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

This virtual career fair will connect Wake Tech students with local companies that are hiring business and information technology professionals. (NOTE: This event is specifically for Wake Tech associates and college transfer students/alumni pursuing business and IT careers.)

Human Factors: Techniques to Translate Research into Tools for Practitioners

March 31, 2-3:30 p.m. (online)

Innovate Carolina is hosting a virtual workshop on how to translate research into accessible tools for end-users in government and industry. The session will be led by Dr. Kathryn Tippey of UNC’s Connected Health Applications & Interventions Core.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: 20 Ways to Kill an Antenna

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

This virtual lunch and learn will cover the most common antenna design mistakes that lead to suboptimal performance in wireless device applications.

Application Deadline: RIoT Your Reality Challenge

March 31

The new RIoT Your Reality AR Challenge calls all innovators, thinkers, entrepreneurs and other solution-builders to apply to win a cash prize and a spot in the next RIoT Accelerator Program cohort.