RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and all things happening in the entrepreneurial, technology and business communities in the Triangle and across North Carolina.

Following is a list of events coming up across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area through the end of August. Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to live events.

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2022 UNC Core Facilities Career Fair

Aug. 22, 1-3:30 p.m. @UNC’s Friday Center

UNC Chapel Hill will host a career fair to connect job seekers with representatives from each department in the university’s core research network.

Raleigh Chamber Annual Leadership Conference [in Pinehurst]

Aug. 23-24 @Pinehurst Resort

Meeting in Pinehurst this year, Raleigh Chamber’s 2022 Leadership Conference will bring together local business and community leaders to discuss trends, policy issues, employee development, company culture and more.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

Aug. 24, 8-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s next Eye Opener Breakfast will feature NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson, who will discuss the school’s role in regional and statewide economic development, entrepreneurship programs and more.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech’s Translational Research Grant

Aug. 24, 12 p.m.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Translational Research Grant program provides funding for projects exploring/developing commercial applications for university-held life science inventions. Applications for the next funding cycle are live.

Futuristic Farming: How Data Science is Revolutionizing Ag Tech

Aug. 25, 4-5 p.m. (online)

LaunchBio is hosting a webinar covering the latest data science trends and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the agriculture technology market.

Cary Chamber Business After Hours

Aug. 25, 5-7 p.m. @The Templeton of Cary

Cary Chamber’s Business After Hours series is a way for local business leaders and professionals to network with peers over appetizers and beverages.

TriWiSTEM: Navigating a Volatile Financial Market

Aug. 25, 6-7:15 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop hosted by TriWiSTEM, Fidelity Investments experts will discuss ways to navigate the volatile financial market.


Aug. 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Chesterfield Building

Centering around the theme “Digital Dollars Make Sense,” this one-day conference will cover cost-effective marketing strategies in the digital marketplace.

Application Deadline: Big Launch Challenge Pitch Competition 2022

Aug. 29

The Launch Place’s annual Big Launch Challenge event is returning this fall, offering an opportunity for 10 promising startups to compete for $15,000 in prize money. The 2022 Big Launch Challenge will be held on Oct. 13 in Durham.

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

Aug. 29, 5 p.m.

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

NC IDEA opens fall 2022 cycle for MICRO and SEED grant programs with info sessions across NC

Andrews Launch Accelerator 2022 Demo Day

Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m. @NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic at Raleigh Founded

NC State University’s Andrews Launch Accelerator will graduate its 2022 cohort this month. Join this demo day to meet the participating startups and hear about their progress and future goals. Food and drinks will be provided.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo 2022

Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 @Durham Convention Center

The 6th annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo will bring together the market’s leading fleets and technology providers to discuss strategies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of fleet operations.

How to Tell Your Story Online: Tools & Tips

Aug. 31, 4-5:30 p.m. @MOSAIC at Chatham Park

This interactive workshop will explore how brands can use written and visual content for digital marketing.