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

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Taking the Leap

Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Offered by the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, Taking the Leap is a free, four-week cohort covering the ins and outs of starting a business, including identifying target markets, writing business plans, running finances and branding/marketing.

Business After Hours Mixer

Oct. 23, 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.

Hub RTP Open House

Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. @The Experience Center (XPC)

In this in-person open house, attendees can grab a drink, explore the new Hub RTP Experience Center and share their input on community programming and public art.

Raleigh Chamber Networking 101

Oct. 26, 8:30-10 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

Raleigh Chamber’s next Networking 101 event will feature a talk with Gina Stephens, publisher at Raleigh Magazine. Note: This event is exclusive to members of Raleigh Chamber and its Young Professionals Network. 

Is There Still Room for Humans in an AI-Generated Future?

Oct. 26, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This virtual discussion will cover business, ethical, regulatory and cultural considerations surrounding artificial intelligence. It’ll also explore the concept of a co-generated future with humans and AI coexisting with common goals.

Cofounders Corner: An Afternoon with Cofounders Capital

Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Gateway

Led by local venture capital firm Cofounders Capital, this quarterly event features a presentation on investment vehicles/terms, followed by one-on-one office-hours with VCs.

Fireside Chat with Lee-Moore Capital Company President Kirk Bradley

Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m. @79° West

This in-person fireside chat will feature Kirk Bradley, the chairman, president and CEO of Sanford-based real estate firm Lee-Moore Capital.

Energy Data Analytics Symposium

Oct. 26–27 @Duke University Fuqua School of Business

This two-day conference will explore leading data science approaches that help make energy more affordable, accessible, reliable and sustainable. The event will have a particular focus on the role of machine learning and data analytics.

Thrive with Intelligent Tech of Tomorrow

Oct. 27, 12-2 p.m. @The Junction

Innovate Carolina will host an event focusing on the professional world’s shift to AI technologies, covering various legal and ethical considerations, policies and other relevant subtopics.

Global Social (Fall 2023)

Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. @Hampton Inn & Suites Crabtree

International Focus will host its next quarterly Global Social in Raleigh. The event is expected to draw professionals, local officials, business owners, international affairs experts, and students.

Application Deadline: UNC CRISPR Screen Grants

Oct. 31

UNC Chapel Hill’s Eshelman Institute for Innovation is launching a new grant to cover screens at the new UNC CRISPR Screening Facility. The program will focus on identifying novel therapeutic targets.