Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina through the end of September. 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 submit an event for WRAL TechWire’s statewide events calendar, feel free to reach out here.

Application Deadline: Winston-Salem Minority Business Enterprise Grant

Sept. 26

The Winston-Salem Minority Business Enterprise Grant provides up to $25,000 to support Black and Latinx-owned small businesses in Forsyth County. Businesses with up to 25 full-time employees and under $1 million in gross annual sales are eligible.

Long Term Impacts of the Ukraine War on the Energy Industry

Sept. 27, 12-2:30 p.m. (online)

In this virtual event, E4 Carolinas will host a discussion with experts on the long-term impacts of the Ukraine war on the energy industry.

Hendersonville Pitch Party

Sept. 27. 5 p.m. @Southern Appalachian Brewery

At this free event, entrepreneurs in the Hendersonville area will present their ideas and get guidance, feedback and support from the audience.

RevTech Labs Health Innovation Summit

Sept. 27-28 @Camp North End

RevTech Labs’ Health Innovation Summit is back this year, bringing together industry leaders, entrepreneurs and health systems to discuss the latest trends in the future of health.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

Sept. 28, 7:30-9 a.m. @Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (& 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

Sept. 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.

Lead Your City 2022

Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @The Inn at Elon

synerG’s annual Lead Your City summit returns this fall, bringing together young professionals in the Piedmont Triad area to grow their leadership skills and build their networks.

1 Million Cups Asheville

Sept. 28, 9-10 a.m. @Hatch Innovation Hub

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear pitches from local founders and network with peers, investors and business leaders.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

Sept. 28, 9-10 a.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (& online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

How Can the Wilmington Ecosystem Have Economic Impact Like Charleston?

Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m. @Ironclad Brewery

The Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington’s next event will feature a discussion with Stanfield Gray of DIG SOUTH and Dave Mendez of Good Growth Capital on Charleston’s startup ecosystem and economy.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grant

Sept. 29

NC IDEA’s ECOSYSTEM grant program provides up to $100,000 for nonprofit and for-profit organizations that are using innovative methods to boost North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, particularly for under-served founders.