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Here’s our exclusive roundup of upcoming events across North Carolina through the end of January. 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.

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RevTech Labs Fintech + Insurtech Accelerator Info Session

Jan. 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Applications are open for RevTech Labs’ next accelerator cohort, offering 15 companies a $120,000 investment and assistance with building an advisory board. Join this information session to learn more. Applications are due on Feb. 1.

Winston Starts Funding Workshop

Jan. 24, 12-1:30 p.m. @Winston Starts

At this information session, the NC Department of Commerce and NC IDEA will discuss their grant programs for local entrepreneurs. Note: NC IDEA’s MICRO and SEED grant applications open on Jan. 30 and close on Feb. 27.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

Jan. 25, 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

Jan. 25, 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 Fayetteville

Jan. 25, 9 a.m. @Fayetteville Technical Community College

Entrepreneurs in Fayetteville are welcome to attend 1 Million Cups every Wednesday to present their ventures and meet other founders in the area.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

Jan. 25, 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.

1 Million Cups Asheville

Jan. 25, 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.

NC IDEA Spring 2023 Grants Information Session: Wilmington

Jan. 26, 12-1:30 p.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

NC IDEA is hosting a statewide series of information sessions covering its upcoming grant opportunities for North Carolina startups: MICRO ($10,000) and SEED ($50,000). Join to learn more about the programs and how to apply. Applications open on Jan. 30 and close on Feb. 27.

NC IDEA 101 with Natalie Scarritt & Jeff Livesay of CopyForward

Jan. 30, 4-5 p.m. (online)

Join this virtual information session to learn about NC IDEA and its grants, programs and other initiatives serving North Carolina startups. Natalie Scarritt and Jeff Livesay of CopyForward will lead the session.

Applications Open for NC IDEA’s Spring 2023 Grants Cycle

Jan. 30

NC IDEA will open the application window for its two flagship grant programs, serving North Carolina tech startups: NC IDEA MICRO (small, project-based grants of $10,000) and NC IDEA SEED ($50,000 for startups with a proven concept). Applications close on Feb. 27.