RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in December.  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.  The Triangle’s event calendar is available in a corresponding WRAL TechWire publication here.

Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to live events. Others will be held virtually, and are noted as such.

If you’d like to suggest an event to be added to WRAL TechWire’s statewide events calendar, feel free to reach out to me here.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

Dec. 29, 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

Dec. 29, 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

Dec. 29, 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.

Application Deadline: CCE Kinetic Boot Camp (Spring 2022)

Dec. 31

Winston-Salem’s Center for Creative Economy is accepting applications for its spring 2022 Kinetic Creative Bootcamp, a four-week business development program for creatives.

Application Deadline: 2022 DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch Competition

Dec. 31

Applications are open for DIG SOUTH’s Wild Pitch Competition, held during the 2022 Tech Summit on May 11-13 at the College of Charleston TD Arena. Wild Pitch is a chance for startups across the South to connect with investors, partners, business leaders, and fellow founders.