Editor’s note: WRAL TechWire’s event calendars are part of our weekly Startup Monday package.


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

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What to Avoid in Creating a Startup & Lessons Learned

Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Small Business Center, Western Wake Campus

Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center will host a discussion with Courtroom5 Founder Sonja Ebron.

Business After Hours Mixer

Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Gateway

Join the Wright Village in this monthly after-work networking series to connect with local business owners.

Virtual Tech Expo 101

Sept. 26, 10 a.m. (online)

NC TECH will host an informative tour of the online Premier Virtual platform ahead of the Virtual Tech Job Expo on Oct. 11.

Grow Your G.R.A.N.T. Nonprofit Seminar

Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Wake Tech – Western Wake Campus

This webinar will show nonprofits how to use numbers and stories to attract funding, review their performance, apply for relevant grants, network with funders and more.

Cary Chamber 2023 Annual Banquet

Sept. 27, 5 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s annual banquet features dinner, a cocktail hour, recognition of board members, and awards honoring local businesses, citizens and leaders.

Venture Atlanta 2023 [in Georgia]

Sept. 27–28 @Woodruff Arts Center & Atlanta Symphony Hall

Venture Atlanta is one of the biggest venture conferences in the country. Startups can pitch on stage, meet investors and mentors, and participate in discussions on the latest trends. (Note: Although this event is held in Atlanta, we’re including it here because it’s a hot destination for North Carolina startups.)

Small Business Resource Fair

Sept. 28, 4-6 p.m. @79° West

Innovate Carolina’s annual Small Business Resource Fair provides guidance, insights and practical tools to help entrepreneurs scale their ventures.

Making Energy NetWork Policy Forum

Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m. @Bond Brothers Beer Company

This forum will cover the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s latest updates to the state’s decarbonization plan, how it differs from the existing plan, challenges like transmission planning and new technologies, and more.