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.

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These weekly updates are part of our Startup Monday lineup.


Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours

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.

Research Triangle Life Sciences Summit

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.

NC TECH Government Vendor Network

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.

Techstars Startup Week: Raleigh-Durham

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.

1 Million Cups RTP

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.

Voice of the Customer: Your Digital Transformation Starts Here

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.

Digital Health Happy Hour

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.

SIM-RTP Tech Connect Conference

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.

Webinar: Inclusive Communications

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.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

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.

IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition [in Virginia]

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.

Cleantech Catalyst Series

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.

Application Deadline: City of Raleigh Building Up-fit Grant

April 23

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.

2023 State Energy Conference

April 25–26 @McKimmon Center

The annual State Energy Conference features networking opportunities, sessions on best practices, successful case studies, panel discussions and more.

The Legal Lowdown on Startup Financing

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.

DIG SOUTH Tech Summit 2023 [Charleston, SC]

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.”

Raleigh Chamber Networking 101

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.

Raleigh Chamber C-Suite Perspectives

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.

Triangle Small Business Week

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.