Triangle event headliners: Previewing more than 130 coming up through …


WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and all things happening in the North Carolina startup/tech world. “The Headliners” is a multi-part weekly roundup of upcoming events to add to your calendar.

Following is a list of September and October events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area. To find out what’s happening this month in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part two of the “Headliners” column. Another post highlights November events. Meetups that occur regularly are listed here.

If you’d like your event to be included, feel free to send me an email.

Also, check out a full range of events on TechWire’s interactive calendar, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle.

Note: The following list is our lineup of Triangle events through the end of October—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

September 28, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual open house every Monday to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State University.

NCBiotech Jobs Network: Hiring During COVID

September 28, 1-3 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is hosting a panel with local leaders discussing hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic. A networking session will follow the panel discussion.

Get Your Local Business on Google Search & Maps (Part 1)

September 28, 3-4 p.m. (online)

This webinar (the first in a two-part series) will show participants how to create and manage a Google business profile to reach more customers online. Part 2 will be held on September 30.

Women in Business: Certification Options for Woman-Owned Businesses

September 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (online)

This webinar will cover the many business certifications available to women-owned businesses, and how to leverage them to grow your business.

Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation

September 28-October 2 (online)

Hosted by the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator, this week-long series of events will include live sessions, peer networking and engaging discussions on innovation and social impact.

NC TECH Cyber Security Network

September 29, 9 a.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a panel discussion with tech and cybersecurity leaders sharing tips and advice on how organizations can combat cyber threats in the new era of remote work.

2020 State of North Carolina Virtual Career Expo

September 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (online)

The State of North Carolina is hosting a virtual career fair where jobseekers can chat one-on-one with recruiters from a variety of state agencies. The event will also feature representatives from NCWorks and NC4ME.

How Does Your Sales Hat Fit: UNC Lunchtime Chat for Fast-Paced Startups

September 29, 12-1 p.m. (online)

The Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is hosting a virtual event covering sales strategies for fast-paced startups.

NC Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program Webinar

September 29, 1 p.m. (online)

The NC Department of Commerce is hosting a series of webinars to share information about the state’s new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief Program, which provides funding for businesses impacted by COVID-19. More TechWire coverage here.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

September 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

Code for Durham brings together technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers and activists to collaborate on civic technology projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays.

Join Military Veterans & Learn Web Development Basics

September 29, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Momentum is hosting an interactive webinar on education and employment training for the military community, led by Momentum CTO and army veteran Clinton Dreisbach.

SBTDC Taking the Leap Program

September 29, 6-8 p.m. (online)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a four-week business development program for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their ideas to the next level by getting their business up and running.

In Business Series: The Basics of Bookkeeping

September 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

This seminar will cover basic accounting practices and manual recordkeeping for small business owners.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

September 29, 7-9 p.m. @Fox and Hound

Bring your ideas and opinions to the next Midtown Techies meetup. Events are held on the last Tuesday of every month.

1 Million Cups RTP

September 30, 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.

RIoT Virtual Developer Month Webinar

September 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (online)

Every Wednesday this month, RIoT will be hosting its popular Developer Day event—now held online. Half-day workshops will be spread out over five installments, each covering different topics. See the schedule here.

Joules Accelerator Cohort 7 Launch Featuring Microsoft’s Gretchen O’Hara

September 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (online)

The Joules Accelerator is launching its seventh cohort of startups. Join this virtual event to learn more about the companies and their products/services. The session will be guest hosted by Microsoft VP of US & AI Sustainability Strategy and Partnership Gretchen O’Hara.

Get Your Local Business on Google Search & Maps (Part 2)

September 30, 3-4 p.m. (online)

This webinar (the second in a two-part series) will show local business owners how to optimize their Google business profile to stand out online.

Virtual Job Fair 101: How Does It Work?

September 30, 3-4 p.m. (online)

Ahead of the Virtual Tech Job Fair on October 14, NC TECH is hosting a webinar for jobseekers and employers to learn tips and tools on the online hiring process.

Started at State with Scott Bolin from Next Century Spirits

September 30, 6-7 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a webinar featuring Scott Bolin of Next Century Spirits, who will share his startup journey.

Protect Your Brand Legally, Connect with Customers & Manage Your Business Remotely

September 30, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

This virtual workshop will show entrepreneurs how to avoid common legal mistakes while running a business virtually.

Submission Deadline: 2020 Triangle Global Health Conference Abstracts

September 30

Triangle Global Health Consortium is accepting abstracts for sessions in the upcoming 2020 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference, held on December 3. The conference will focus on global health in the COVID-19 era.

Application Deadline: Duke CASE Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact

September 30

Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship recently launched the new Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact, a $100,000 award for nonprofit and for-profit impact enterprises.

Durham Chamber Economic Development Series

October 1, 8:30-9:30 a.m. (online)

Durham Chamber is hosting a discussion with executives from Novartis Gene Therapy and Policygenius on why they chose to expand in Durham. (Note: This event was rescheduled from September 24.)

A How-To for Entrepreneur-Friendly Performance Feedback Systems

October 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (online)

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is hosting an online workshop on performance feedback systems for startup teams. The session is geared towards CEOs, CEOs and CFOs at tech or biotech startups.

NC TECH Talent Network: The Future of Work

October 1, 9 a.m. (online)

NC TECH will host a panel of experts to discuss the trends and technologies shaping the future of hiring, onboarding, employee engagement, and more.

NC TECH Connect Launch Party (Morning)

October 1, 10-10:45 a.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a launch party for its new members-only virtual community, NC TECH Connect. This online event is free for members and non-members. Two sessions will be held on October 1—one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

NC TECH Connect Launch Party (Afternoon)

October 1, 4-4:45 p.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a launch party for its new members-only virtual community, NC TECH Connect. This online event is free for members and non-members. Two sessions will be held on October 1—one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Magic Hour: Black Entrepreneurs Meetup

October 1, 5-6:15 p.m. (online)

UNC’s Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a virtual networking meetup for Black entrepreneurs. The event will also feature a panel discussion with three Black entrepreneurs: Bahby Banks of Pillar Consulting Inc. and ENVISION Empowerment Experience, Johnny Hackett of Official Black Dollar and Tiffany Griffin of Bright Black Candles.

NC State Entrepreneurship Pro-Series: Creating an MVP

October 1, 6-7 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting an online workshop to show entrepreneurs how to get customer feedback and achieve product-market fit quickly and on a budget.

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 1, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a new eight-week webinar series with tips and best practices for new business owners who are ready to launch their product or service. Each week will cover a new topic.

Application Deadline: UNC APPLES Bryan Fellowship

October 1

UNC’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program provides support, mentorship and funding for undergraduate student teams with innovative social impact project ideas.

Application Deadline: 2020 Venture135 Pitches

October 1

Fintech, insurtech and healthtech companies are invited to apply to pitch their products/services at this year’s Venture135 conference, held November 16-19.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

October 2, 9-9:30 a.m. (online)

This free monthly interactive webinar provides participants with an overview of NC TECH’s activities, resources and member offerings.

Manufacturing Day 2020: Virtual Tour Edition

October 2, 10-11:15 a.m. (online)

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is hosting an event with virtual tours of the FREEDM Systems Center and PowerSecure’s Durham campus, followed by a panel discussion on the strengths and opportunities of North Carolina’s cleantech manufacturing landscape.

NC Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program Webinar

October 2, 11 a.m. (online)

The NC Department of Commerce is hosting a series of webinars to share information about the state’s new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief Program, which provides funding for businesses impacted by COVID-19. More TechWire coverage here.

UNC Gillings Faculty Entrepreneurship Panel

October 2, 12-1 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, faculty from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will share how they built successful non-profit and for-profit ventures.

Application Deadline: City of Raleigh Building Up-Fit Grant

October 2

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-Fit Grant helps to fund improvements, renovations and/or additions to local businesses’ interior property.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 4, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

October 5, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual open house every Monday to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State University.

Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours

October 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (online)

At Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s next Business After Hours, members will be divided randomly into virtual breakout rooms to network and share ideas. (This is a members-only event.)

Application Deadline: Big Launch Challenge ‘Lite’

October 5

This year, The Launch Place is hosting a “lite” version of its annual Big Launch Challenge pitch competition. On November 18, 10 startups will pitch to a panel of five investors representing groups across the U.S. Applications are open now.

On the Menu: Small Business Branding

October 6, 12-1 p.m. (online)

RTP’s On the Menu series is back with a session on small business branding. Branding expert and former Disney storyteller Annie Franceschi will show participants how to presnet their brand’s value and story to potential customers.

Making Energy Work: Investment Capital in Clean Energy

October 6, 3 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association is hosting a monthly webinar series with local and national experts covering clean energy trends. This month’s topic is: Investment Capital in Clean Energy – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed.

Code for Chapel Hill

October 6, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Join the Code for Chapel Hill meetup to network with like-minded individuals and work on civic hacking projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays.

Digital Marketing: How to Setup & Measure Business Analytics

October 6, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

This webinar, hosted by the Wake Tech Small Business Center, will show participants how to convert digital marketing data into business insights.

Agile Week Carolinas

October 6-9 (online)

In this week-long series of events, attendees will hear from experts on what’s new, changing or trending in the Agile community.

Cary Chamber Economic Development: Cary Towne Center Redevelopment Updates

October 7, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Cary Chamber is hosting an event with Turnbridge Equities Director Jason Davis, who will share the latest updates on the Cary Towne Center Redevelopment.

NC Chamber Virtual Ag Allies Conference

October 7, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

North Carolina Chamber’s Ag Allies Conference will explore how the state’s agribusiness sector is adapting to a pandemic-driven market, and what that means for the future of the industry.

Innovate Carolina Network Forum

October 7, 9 a.m. (online)

Innovate Carolina is hosting a virtual event on the state of innovation on UNC’s campus, featuring Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and other university leaders.

1 Million Cups RTP

October 7, 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.

CAI Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Conference

October 7, 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (online)

Capital Associated Industries is hosting a virtual conference where business leaders will share their innovative approaches to boosting diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces.

NC Rural Center Community Resiliency Webinar Series

October 7, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (online)

This month, the North Carolina Rural Center is hosting a series of four free webinars about community resilience and recovery from natural disasters.

Launch Chapel Hill Fireside Chat: Alex, Founder of Brandwein’s Bagels

October 7, 12-1 p.m. (online)

Launch Chapel Hill is hosting a virtual talk with Brandwein’s Bagels Founder and Owner Alex Brandwein, who will share his journey from working in finance to starting a bagel business.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Distributed Monitoring of Microservices

October 7, 1-2 p.m. (online)

In this virtual lunch and learn, Kiefer Smith and Fiodar Zboichyk of Klarrio will present a session on distributed monitoring, covering what it is, why developers need it and how to implement it.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference 2020

October 7, 2-3:30 p.m. (online)

The fourth annual event of its kind, the 2020 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will feature the latest trends and tech in sustainable fleet operations and implementation. This year’s program will be presented in a series of 12 webinar sessions, held from July to December. See the list of dates here.

LaunchBio Compensation Confidential: Mergers & Acquisitions Edition

October 7, 4 p.m. (online)

In this event, LaunchBio will cover the results of the Thelander 2020 Private Company Mergers & Acquisitions Survey, which offers insights on earn-outs, carve-out plans, alternative financing vehicles and employees returning to the office.

7th Annual Women In Bio With HBA Joint Virtual Networking Event

October 7, 6-7:30 p.m. (online)

The RTP chapters of Women In Bio and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association are hosting their seventh annual joint networking event for women in the healthcare and life science industries.

Submission Deadline: 2020 Cleantech Innovation Awards

October 7

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is hosting its second annual Cleantech Innovation Awards on December 9. Nominations are open for the top individuals and organizations driving the Triangle’s cleantech sector.

Triangle Career Expo

October 8, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online)

At this free virtual career expo, employers can brand their booth, meet candidates and review applications in real time.

Wilson Forward Annual Meeting 2020

October 8, 9-11 a.m. (online)

Wilson Forward’s 2020 annual meeting will convene the initiative’s network of partners and supporters to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities for growth in Wilson.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

October 8, 3 p.m. (online)

This month, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Community Project at Duke University is hosting a series of online events to connect local academic and biotech researchers, as well as patients and clinicians working in the neurodegeneration field. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 8, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a new eight-week webinar series with tips and best practices for new business owners who are ready to launch their product or service. Each week will cover a new topic.

Triangle Tech Net

October 9, 7-10 a.m. (online)

This free bi-monthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

NC State Entrepreneurship Idea Test Zone

October 9, 10-11 a.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship’s Idea Test Zone series provides an opportunity for students to meet with mentors to share their business ideas and discuss potential next steps.

Application Deadline: NC State Energy Week Pitch Contest

October 9

During NC State Energy Week October 19-23, students will pitch their ideas on ways to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. Participants will compete for prizes and share their innovations with energy industry judges. Pitch applications are due by October 9.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grant Program

October 9

NC IDEA’s ECOSYSTEM grant program supports non-profit and for-profit organizations that are using innovative methods to boost North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, particularly for underrepresented entrepreneurs. Applicants may request any amount of funding up to (but not exceeding) $150,000 in total.

Application Deadline: NC Rural Center Homegrown Leaders Program

October 9

The North Carolina Rural Center’s Homegrown Leaders training program supports community leaders who are working to build regional collaboration across North Carolina. The first training will be held on November 18-20.

Small Business Growth Summit

October 10, 9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. (online)

Wake Tech Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a free virtual summit on social media marketing for non-profits and small businesses.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 11, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

October 12, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual open house every Monday to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State University.

3rd Quarter Business Tax & Financial Planning

October 13, 12-1 p.m. (online)

In this virtual workshop, CPA Jill Ruvidich will lead small business owners through the process of reviewing their books, projecting 2019 tax liabilities, assessing their cash flow, and other important areas of tax planning.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

October 13, 5:15-7:30 p.m. 

Triangle Biotech Tuesday is a monthly meetup that connects scientific professionals across the RTP/greater Triangle area. Join for food, drinks and networking with professionals from different industries. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

October 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

Code for Durham brings together technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers and activists to collaborate on civic technology projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays.

NC TECH Virtual Job Fair

October 14, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online)

NC TECH’s Job Fair series connects local tech talent to the companies and organizations looking to hire in the community. This full-day event will be held virtually.

1 Million Cups RTP

October 14, 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.

Information Session: Launch Chapel Hill Accelerator

October 14, 12-1 p.m. (online)

Launch Chapel Hill is hosting an info session about its 12-week startup accelerator program. Join to learn more about the program and how to apply. Applications for the spring 2021 program open on October 1.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Connected Agriculture with SAS

October 14, 1-2 p.m. (online)

In this lunch and learn, SAS Distinguished IoT Analytics Architect Brad Klenz will share how AI and IoT can be used to help beekeepers make real-time decisions through data and analytics.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Innovation Impact Grant

October 14

The NC Biotechnology Center’s Innovation Impact Grant provides up to $150,000 for the purchase of research equipment for university core facilities.

ReCONNECT to Move Forward: A Digitally Inclusive NC

October 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Institute for Emerging Issues’ ReCONNECT to Move Forward program is a three-part series of virtual events held in September and October. The topic of this session is digital inclusion in North Carolina.

NC Rural Center Community Resiliency Webinar Series

October 15, 1-2:15 p.m. (online)

This month, the North Carolina Rural Center is hosting a series of four free webinars about community resilience and recovery from natural disasters.

Making Energy Work: Integrating Clean Energy into Utility Resource Planning

October 15, 3 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association is hosting a monthly webinar series with local and national experts covering clean energy trends. This month’s topic is: Integrating Clean Energy into Utility Resource Planning.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

October 15, 3 p.m. (online)

This month, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Community Project at Duke University is hosting a series of online events to connect local academic and biotech researchers, as well as patients and clinicians working in the neurodegeneration field. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

RTP180: Relationships

October 15, 6-7 p.m. (online)

This month’s RTP180 will focus on relationships, featuring five experts: Marilyn Shannon of Dialogue Inc., Linda Nguyen of Girl Eats World, Nancy Fantozzi of Saturn Speaks, Jessica Jameson of NC State University and Margaret A. Brunson of Illumined Leadership Solutions.

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 15, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a new eight-week webinar series with tips and best practices for new business owners who are ready to launch their product or service. Each week will cover a new topic.

Dress for Success Triangle NC Job Fair

October 16, 10 a.m. (online)

Dress for Success Triangle NC is hosting an online job fair for jobseekers in the healthcare/medical, staffing, trade/manual, data/analytics, telecom and financial sectors. Jobseekers can chat with human resources professionals and recruiters in 20-minute Q&A sessions.

Application Deadline: Duke Incubation Fund

October 16

The Duke Incubation Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 for early-stage entrepreneurs working on technologies with commercial potential.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 18, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

October 19, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual open house every Monday to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State University.

Cleantech Connect Career Fair

October 19, 3-6 p.m. (online)

The 7th Cleantech Connect Career Fair (now all-virtual) will gather hundreds of local jobseekers to connect with cleantech employers seeking talent.

All Things Open: Inclusion & Diversity in Open Source

October 19 (online)

Part of All Things Open 2020, this conference will feature talks and panel discussions focused on diversity and inclusion in the open-source community.

All Things Open 2020: Community Leadership Summit

October 19 (online)

Part of All Things Open 2020, this one-day event will offer several sessions covering community-focused open-source topics.

Application Deadline: Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant

October 19

The Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant program invites students at Duke and UNC to collaborate on projects that connect both universities’ resources, talent and communities. The program awards $50,000 in grant funds every year.

All Things Open 2020

October 19-20 (online)

This year’s All Things Open conference will take place online. Designers, developers, entrepreneurs and technologists can attend to learn more about the tools, processes and people that make up the open-source community. Read more TechWire coverage here.

NC State Energy Week

October 19-23 (online)

NC State’s Energy Collaborative is hosting a week-long series of virtual events focused on clean energy research and opportunities.

UNC Research Week

October 19-23 (online)

UNC-Chapel Hill’s annual Research Week features the latest research projects and strategic initiatives happening across the university’s programs.

NC Rural Center Community Resiliency Webinar Series

October 20, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (online)

This month, the North Carolina Rural Center is hosting a series of four free webinars about community resilience and recovery from natural disasters.

NC TECH Virtual Workshop: Workplace Reimagination

October 20, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a free virtual workshop on how businesses can balance in-office work with remote flexibility.

Non-Profit Solar Leasing Opportunities

October 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

This webinar will feature presentations from organizations with experience in solar photovoltaic (PV) leasing.

Government Vendor Network

October 20, 3-4:30 p.m. (online)

NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a forum for member companies who are interested in doing business with state government.

Code for Chapel Hill

October 20, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Join the Code for Chapel Hill meetup to network with like-minded individuals and work on civic hacking projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays.

Precision Medicine Leaders’ Summit

October 20-21 (online)

Presented by the North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative, this virtual conference will feature discussions on advancing the science and implementation of evidence-based precision medicine.

1 Million Cups RTP

October 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.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference 2020

October 21, 2-3:30 p.m. (online)

The fourth annual event of its kind, the 2020 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will feature the latest trends and tech in sustainable fleet operations and implementation. This year’s program will be presented in a series of 12 webinar sessions, held from July to December. See the list of dates here.

Venture Atlanta Live Online

October 21-22 (online)

Venture Atlanta will be presented in an online format this year. Join for two days of discussion around the latest venture capital trends in the Southeast.

Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit

October 21-22 (online)

This two-day conference, hosted by the NC Military Business Center, will cover energy resilience, 2021 priorities for the U.S. Department of Energy, environmental cleanup at military bases, and innovative energy technologies in North Carolina and other bases across the U.S.

Academic Medical Center Security & Privacy Virtual Conference

October 21-22 (online)

This two-day conference features multiple sessions covering privacy, compliance cybersecurity and information/data-sharing topics for professionals in the healthcare privacy, security and compliance space.

Application Deadline: Innovate Carolina Dreamers-Who-Do Award

October 21

This award is open to UNC-Chapel Hill students with innovative ideas. Funding will be provided to support the winner as they enter the proof-of-concept process.

Women > A Force in Business Virtual Conference

October 22, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

NC Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Woman > A Force in Business virtual conference will feature keynotes, breakout sessions, a virtual exhibit hall and networking opportunities with women leaders in North Carolina.

Virtual NC HUB & NC DBE Certification Info Session

October 22, 2:30-4 p.m. (online)

The City of Raleigh is hosting monthly virtual workshops on the benefits of the HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) and DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) certification programs.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

October 22, 3 p.m. (online)

This month, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Community Project at Duke University is hosting a series of online events to connect local academic and biotech researchers, as well as patients and clinicians working in the neurodegeneration field. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 22, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a new eight-week webinar series with tips and best practices for new business owners who are ready to launch their product or service. Each week will cover a new topic.

Virtual Caregivers Summit 2020

October 22 (online)

This year’s Caregivers Summit, now held online, will feature over 75 resource exhibitors and more than 20 education sessions focused on a range of caregiving topics such as dementia, avoiding scams and fraud, caring for the caregiver, legal topics, exercise and wellness, navigating COVID-19, driving, paying for long-term care, family dynamics and more.

Triangle Tech Net

October 23, 7-10 a.m. (online)

This free bi-monthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

NC State Entrepreneurship Idea Test Zone

October 23, 10-11 a.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship’s Idea Test Zone series provides an opportunity for students to meet with mentors to share their business ideas and discuss potential next steps.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 25, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

October 26, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual open house every Monday to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State University.

UNC Water & Health Conference: Science, Policy & Practice

October 26-30 (online)

This week-long conference will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both developing and developed countries, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these topics.

Raleigh Chamber Networking 101

October 27, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a virtual event to help local professionals build their networking skills.

NC Rural Center Community Resiliency Webinar Series

October 27, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (online)

This month, the North Carolina Rural Center is hosting a series of four free webinars about community resilience and recovery from natural disasters.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

October 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

Code for Durham brings together technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers and activists to collaborate on civic technology projects. Meetings are held every two weeks on Tuesdays.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

October 27, 7-9 p.m. @Fox and Hound

Bring your ideas and opinions to the next Midtown Techies meetup. Events are held on the last Tuesday of every month.

Digital Marketing: How to Use Square

October 27, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

This webinar, hosted by the Wake Tech Small Business Center, will show participants how to use Square Marketing to grow revenue and consumer engagement.

1 Million Cups RTP

October 28, 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.

Finding your Zone of Genius

October 28, 4-5 p.m. (online)

Innovate Carolina, CUBE, the Entrepreneurship Center and University Career Services are hosting an event to help UNC students create habits that unlock their full potential.

Raleigh Chamber C-Suite Perspectives

October 29, 9-10:30 a.m. (online)

Join Raleigh Chamber at its next C-Suite Perspectives to hear from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC President and CEO Tunde Sotunde, who will share his plans for leading North Carolina through the pandemic with affordable healthcare.

ReCONNECT to Move Forward: Mental Health & Well-Being

October 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Institute for Emerging Issues’ ReCONNECT to Move Forward program is a three-part series of virtual events held in September and October. The topic of this session is how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts mental health and well-being.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

October 29, 3 p.m. (online)

This month, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Community Project at Duke University is hosting a series of online events to connect local academic and biotech researchers, as well as patients and clinicians working in the neurodegeneration field. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 29, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a new eight-week webinar series with tips and best practices for new business owners who are ready to launch their product or service. Each week will cover a new topic.

Triangle InfoSeCon 2020

October 29-30 (online)

This annual conference is the flagship event of the Information System Security Association’s Raleigh chapter. The event will offer education and networking for the local information security community.



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