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

Cyber Security Network: Evolution of Ransomware

April 27, 9 a.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a panel discussion with tech and cybersecurity leaders discussing recent ransomware developments and what to expect in 2021.

EDPNC Trade Webinar: ITAR Compliance for NC Exporters

April 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting an informative webinar for companies that export goods or services subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

April 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

April 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

April 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.

Spotlight on Business & Nonprofit Resources to Help You Succeed

April 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (online)

Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center and the Winston Salem Forsyth County Public Library are hosting a virtual event series (held every Wednesday) featuring free library resources that nonprofits can use to research competition, find trends in their industry, and identify sales prospects and sources of supply.

Packard Place Public House

April 28, 5:15-6:30 p.m. (online) 

Every two weeks, Charlotte’s entrepreneurial community joins together virtually for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Program to Help NC Exporters with International Online Marketing

April 29, 10-11 a.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and IBT Online are hosting a webinar focused on how international online marketing can help your company connect, engage and do business globally.

Application Deadline: 2021 BAND-NC Broadband Grants

April 30

The Institute for Emerging Issues is providing $5,000 mini-grants to communities that want to plan and implement digital inclusion projects or have immediate digital needs.