RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina through the end of 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.

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 Wilmington

April 27, 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.

Greensboro Chamber Small Business Awards 2022

April 27, 4:30-6 p.m. @Piedmont Hall

The Greensboro Chamber’s Small Business Awards event will celebrate the contributions of companies, organizations and leaders across the community.

IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition

April 28, 1 p.m. @Cottontail Weddings & Events (in Virginia)

The Launch Place, a startup fund based in Virginia but serving local startups through its RTP office, is hosting its seventh annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition. Awards totaling $10,000 will be divided among the top three competitors, and winners will also be eligible to receive 25 hours of free business consulting from The Launch Place. The event is free and open to the public.