RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and everything happening in the entrepreneurial, technology and business communities in the Triangle and across North Carolina.
Following is a list of events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area through the end of April. Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to a live format.
These weekly updates are part of our Startup Monday lineup.
April 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. @United Bank
This month’s Business After Hours event will be held at United Bank in Raleigh. Join to make new connections with fellow Raleigh Chamber members.
April 18, 8-11 a.m.
This conference will center around the Triangle’s position as a life science hub. Attendees can network with local developers, builders, investors, tenants, brokers and more.
April 18, 3-4 p.m. @Brooks Pierce – Wells Fargo Capitol Center
NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a quarterly forum for member firms interested in doing business with the state government.
April 18–20 in Raleigh and Durham
With two days in Durham and one in Raleigh, Techstars’ Raleigh-Durham Startup Week returns with a lineup of events centered around the Triangle’s startup community.
April 19, 9-10 a.m. (online)
1 Million Cups, presented by Kauffman, is a weekly informal pitch event for the startup community. Join for free coffee and entrepreneurial support as local startups deliver their presentations.
April 19, 1-2 p.m. (online)
This lunch and learn will offer insights on collecting and analyzing customer feedback, incorporating that feedback into new digital solutions and creating a customer-centric culture.
April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Innovate Carolina Junction
The Digital Health Institute for Transformation will host its monthly happy hour at Innovate Carolina Junction in Chapel Hill.
April 19 @Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Hosted by the Society for Information Management’s RTP chapter, this event allows IT professionals to expand their networks and gain new knowledge on the latest technology and management solutions.
April 20, 9-9:45 a.m. (online)
This virtual panel discussion will cover effective communication strategies and leadership buy-in for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, approaches to employer branding and more.
April 20, 12-1:15 p.m. Prestonwood Country Club
Cary Chamber’s next Business of Women event will feature a talk on work-life balance from speaker and author MeiLani Hock.
April 20, 1 p.m. in Danville, Virginia
The Launch Place is accepting applications for its eighth annual IdeaFest, where nearly a dozen finalists will pitch their ideas to judges and a live audience. The top three winners will get $10,000. Note: The Launch Place is based in Virginia, but it has an office in RTP and invests in Triangle-area startups.
April 20, 5-7 p.m. @Fortnight Brewery
At this event, companies working to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle chargers will discuss the latest tech and infrastructure developments.
The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant helps fund interior improvements to commercial property owned by local businesses. The program matches up to 50% of construction costs.
April 25–26 @McKimmon Center
The annual State Energy Conference features networking opportunities, sessions on best practices, successful case studies, panel discussions and more.
April 26, 1-2 p.m. (online)
This virtual lunch and learn will cover the practical, legal and business considerations in finding the best financing options for a company.
April 26–27 @College of Charleston TD Arena
The DIG SOUTH Tech Summit returns for another year of programming in Charleston, South Carolina. The annual conference convenes startups and investors from across the Southeast. This year’s event centers around the theme of “Transformation.”
April 27, 8:30-10 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber
Raleigh Chamber’s quarterly Networking 101 seminar will offer tips and new ideas on how to develop business relationships.
April 28, 8:30-10 a.m. @The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Raleigh Chamber’s C-Suite Perspectives series offers leadership development insights from top executives in the Raleigh area.
April 30–May 6
Headed by Raleigh Chamber and Wake County Economic Development, Triangle Small Business Week returns with several events and resources supporting the local business community.