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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 June. Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to a live format.

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Party in the Park: Juneteenth Edition

June 19, 12-2 p.m. @RTP Experience Center

This month, Research Triangle Park will host an event celebrating Juneteenth, featuring giveaways, lawn games, food trucks and live music.

1 Million Cups RTP

June 21, 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.

Why IoT Development Needs its Own Create React App

June 21, 1-2 p.m. (online)

This virtual lunch and learn will cover various pain points in IoT development and lessons from the Create React App. It will also present live-coded demos.

Digital Health Happy Hour: Pittsboro

June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @79° West Innovation Hub

The Digital Health Institute for Transformation will host its happy hour at 79° West in Pittsboro this month. Join to connect with colleagues in the Triangle’s digital health community.

IoT Slam 2023

June 21-22 @SAS Global Headquarters

This year’s IoT Slam conference will include several technical sessions, tutorials, interactive panel discussions, keynotes and roundtables focusing on the latest trends and advancements in the IoT industry.

Maximizing Federal Funding Opportunities in the Cleantech Industry

June 22, 2-4 p.m. @Sertoma Arts Center

In this workshop, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster will provide an overview of the latest cleantech funding opportunities available from the state and federal government, including through the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Triangle Women in STEM Happy Hour

June 22, 6-8 p.m. @Boxyard RTP

Join this in-person event to network with other women in the local STEM ecosystem and learn more about Triangle Women in STEM’s 2023 event lineup.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

June 28, 8-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s next Eye Opener Breakfast event will feature a talk from RDU International Airport CEO Michael Landguth.

Hangar 6 Deep Tech Innovation Workshop

June 28, 5-7 p.m. @First Flight Venture Center (& online)

This hybrid workshop series offers eight sessions focusing on the Design, Build, Test, Learn (DBTL) methodology for product development. The program will present case studies and hands-on exercises to help participants develop prototypes and refine their ideas through feedback and data-driven decisions.

Raleigh Chamber Economic Development Meeting

June 29, 8:30-11 a.m. @Raleigh Marriott City Center

Raleigh Chamber’s next Economic Development Meeting will feature leaders from three peer metros sharing how they addressed challenges and leveraged opportunities for growth in their cities.

DEI Panel: Recognizing Bias in the Workplace

June 29, 12-1 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Gateway

This workshop, led by Dezbee McDaniel of CliniSpan Health, will cover the various types of bias in the workplace and strategies for recognizing and combating them.

GRO Demo Day

June 29

Join this event to hear pitches from founders in the fifth cohort of the 12-week GRO Incubator, hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. Presentations will be followed by an evening of networking.

Application Deadline: One North Carolina Small Business Program

June 30

Applications are open for the One North Carolina Small Business Program, comprising SBIR/STTR phase I grant-matching and incentive funds. (Read more TechWire coverage here.)

NC small business owners can now apply for next One North Carolina grant funding round