RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – 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.

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.

Pitch-Space at the Cabarrus Center

Feb. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. @Cabarrus Center

In this event, a group of startups will present their products/services to a panel of investors for feedback. There will also be open networking, rotating in three regions.

SBTDC’s Taking the Leap

Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m. (online)

This month, the Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a four-week business development program for entrepreneurs across North Carolina. Participants will learn how to identify target markets, write a business plan, run their finances and market their brand.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

Feb. 23, 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

Feb. 23, 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

Feb. 23, 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.

Riverside Chat to Learn About Relationship Between Investor & Startup

Feb. 24, 3:30-5 p.m. @Ironclad Brewery

The Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington is hosting a “riverside chat” discussion with Angel Capital Association CEO Patrick Gouhin, investor David Gardner of Cofounders Capital and local entrepreneur Charles Davis of EasyVote Solutions.

Biz, Tech & You

Feb. 24, 5:30-7 p.m. @Tar Banks Brewing Company

Join this free event to learn how technology shaped the last four industrial revolutions and what the future will look like as we enter into a data economy.

Application Deadline: NC BIONEER Venture Challenge 2022

Feb. 25

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s new NC BIONEER Venture Challenge program will offer mentoring, networking opportunities, educational events, targeted assistance, monetary awards and more benefits for life science startups in North Carolina.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA SEED & MICRO Grants (Spring 2022)

Feb. 28

The NC IDEA Foundation is offering two grant opportunities for startups this season: NC IDEA MICRO provides $10,000 project-based grants to entrepreneurs looking to validate and advance their ideas. NC IDEA SEED provides $50,000 grants to early-stage companies with a proven concept, allowing them to scale faster, gain customers and attract more investments.

Application Deadline: Davidson College Nisbet Venture Fund

Feb. 28

Davidson College’s Nisbet Venture Fund (formerly Davidson Venture Fund) is an annual pitch competition that gives students and recent alumni the opportunity to compete for up to $25,000 equity investment in their ventures.