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NC event headliners: 78 events for your June calendar – WRAL Tech Wire


Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in June. Included are the latest meetups, conferences, workshops, application deadlines and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triad, Wilmington and other parts of the state.

This post is part of our weekly column of upcoming events, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle. To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle specifically, check out part one of this week’s column. Another post previews July events. Recurring monthly meetups in the Triangle are listed here.

These columns are an extension of our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to submit an event, feel free to send me an email.

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

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

June 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Presented by Gig East and Fierce Female Founders and sponsored by NC IDEA, this four-week virtual program exposes participants to entrepreneurial thinking, which will help them to develop the skills and behaviors needed to succeed.

NCBIO Forum: Medical Device Product Strategy & Implications

June 2, 12-1:30 p.m. (online)

NCBIO is hosting an online panel on medical device commercialization, featuring local university program directors and company executives.

Fair Play Your Way to Work-Life Integration

June 2, 4-5 p.m. (online)

SoGal is hosting a webinar with Eve Rodsky, best selling author of Fair Play, who will discuss topics around work-life balance.

Evolve Operations Bootcamp

June 2, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

This month, Flywheel Coworking is hosting a four-week educational program for startup founders and C-suite/business development leaders. They’ll learn how to successfully navigate business operations and management.

Charlotte’s Healthcare Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Reunites

June 2, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

This webinar will convene local healthcare entrepreneurs for a discussion on how companies are making an impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking the Leap: Starting your Business in 4 Weeks

June 2, 6-8 p.m. (online)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a four-week business development program for entrepreneurs that are ready to take their ideas to the next level by getting their business up and running. Classes are held every Tuesday from May 12 to June 2.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

June 3, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups Charlotte

June 3, 8:30-10 a.m.

Held every month, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community. Free coffee is included.

1 Million Cups Asheville

June 3, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

June 3, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

How to Drive Effective Online Engagement

June 3, 9-11:30 a.m. (online)

TechWorks Gaston is hosting a virtual workshop and panel discussion covering all things video marketing, including how to grow your business with YouTube, how to utilize different video formats, and how to use data to understand customer behavior.

EDPNC Webinar: Support Services & Grants to Help You Sell Overseas

June 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a summer-long webinar series covering topics of interest to businesses seeking the latest information on exports and the global trade landscape. This webinar will cover EDPNC’s free export support services.

Create Your Core Customer Workshop

June 3, 12-1 p.m. (online)

HQ Greensboro is hosting a workshop covering the ways that local businesses can build a core customer base. The session will be led by brand strategist Brendan Whitaker.

UNCC Professional Webinar Series

June 3, 1-1:45 p.m. (online)

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Continuing Education is hosting a free webinar series on how professionals can overcome leadership challenges. This week’s topic is Priority Planning for Maximum Results.

NC Tech Talk with Bandwidth’s David Morken

June 3, 3-3:45 p.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a virtual talk with Bandwidth Co-Founder and CEO David Morken, who will discuss how the company is expanding even in the midst of COVID-19 economic fallout. (This webinar is free for NC TECH members and $25 for non-members.) 

Packard Place Public House

June 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (virtual) 

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

2020 Fintech Generations

June 3-4 (online)

Fintech Generations is back this year, with a virtual program featuring talks, panels and keynotes from fintech leaders around the world. Queen City Fintech’s 12th cohort will also present their startups virtually.

Virtual WNC Career Expo

June 3-5 (online)

Jobseekers and employers in the Western North Carolina region are invited to join this three-day virtual recruiting event hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

June 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Presented by Gig East and Fierce Female Founders and sponsored by NC IDEA, this four-week virtual program exposes participants to entrepreneurial thinking, which will help them to develop the skills and behaviors needed to succeed.

Rural Talk: An Advocacy Speaker Series

June 4, 11 a.m. (online)

In this webinar series, leaders from public, private and nonprofit sectors will discuss key issues affecting rural communities in North Carolina. Topics include broadband, entrepreneurship, small business development, housing, water, infrastructure and more. More TechWire coverage here.

EDPNC Webinar: Global Trade Disruptions & What NC Exporters Need to Know

June 4, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a summer-long webinar series covering topics of interest to businesses seeking the latest information on exports and the global trade landscape. This webinar will cover the latest trade policies, tariffs and disputes.

Return to Work Safely Workshop

June 4, 12-1 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop, Shawn Straub of ALT HR Partners will share information on the new OSHA regulations and expanded leave of absence guidelines.

Asheville Chamber Business After Hours

June 4, 4-5 p.m. (online)

Asheville Chamber’s Business After Hours networking series is going virtual, allowing Chamber members to socialize in small groups online.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

June 4, 5-8 p.m. (online)

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

June 5, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

June 5, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Development & Commercialization Strategy

June 5, 1-4:30 p.m. (online)

The NC Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a SBIR/STTR workshop for university faculty who are developing proposals for the program.

Application Deadline: 2020 Velocity Creative Accelerator

June 7

Velocity, a nine-week accelerator from the Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, delivers one-on-one online and in-person programming with mentors for local creatives. Up to 10 teams will participate in the 2020 cohort.

Adaptability & Preparing for the COVID19 Recovery

June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (online)

This webinar will feature local energy industry experts discussing how the sector is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

How Digital Transformation Can Drive the Best Customer Experiences Workshop

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

Join Zendesk and NC TECH for a virtual workshop to hear how your organization can improve its customer experience (CX) strategy.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

June 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Presented by Gig East and Fierce Female Founders and sponsored by NC IDEA, this four-week virtual program exposes participants to entrepreneurial thinking, which will help them to develop the skills and behaviors needed to succeed.

Life Sciences Virtual Hiring Event

June 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (online)

NC4ME (North Carolina for Military Employment) is hosting a virtual hiring event where veterans, transitioning service members, guard/reserves and military spouses can meet face-to-face with hiring managers and recruiters in the life sciences industry.

Making Energy Work 2020: Webinar Series

June 9, 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.

Evolve Operations Bootcamp

June 9, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

This month, Flywheel Coworking is hosting a four-week educational program for startup founders and C-suite/business development leaders. They’ll learn how to successfully navigate business operations and management.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

June 10, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups Asheville

June 10, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

June 10, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

Smart Series: What’s Next for Tourism & Hospitality after Coronavirus?

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

In Asheville Chamber’s next Smart Series event, Chris Cavanaugh of Magellan Strategy Group will discuss the post-pandemic recovery of the tourism and hospitality sectors.

EDPNC Webinar: Health Care & Aerospace Exporting Opportunities in Southeast Asia

June 10, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a summer-long webinar series covering topics of interest to businesses seeking the latest information on exports and the global trade landscape. This webinar will cover the many trade opportunities in Singapore, particularly involving health care, medical devices and aerospace.

UNCC Professional Webinar Series

June 10, 1-1:45 p.m. (online)

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Continuing Education is hosting a free webinar series on how professionals can overcome leadership challenges. This week’s topic is Working Effectively in Virtual and Remote Teams.

NC Tech Talk with IBM’s Tim Humphrey

June 10, 3:15-4 p.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a talk with IBM VP and Chief Data Officer Tim Humphrey, who will share how IBM is shifting its priorities towards community engagement and supporting businesses and organizations. (This webinar is free for NC TECH members and $25 for non-members.)

Packard Place Public House

June 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (virtual) 

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

June 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Presented by Gig East and Fierce Female Founders and sponsored by NC IDEA, this four-week virtual program exposes participants to entrepreneurial thinking, which will help them to develop the skills and behaviors needed to succeed.

EDPNC Webinar: Understand the New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

June 11, 1-3 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a summer-long webinar series covering topics of interest to businesses seeking the latest information on exports and the global trade landscape. This webinar will cover trade compliance under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Queens University Pitch Competition 2020

June 11, 4-5:30 p.m. (online)

In Queens University of Charlotte’s annual Pitch Competition (held virtually this year), undergraduate students from different majors will compete for up to $5,000 in prize money for their innovative business ideas.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

June 11, 5-8 p.m. (online)

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

NC Chamber Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Conference

June 11 (online)

The North Carolina Chamber is turning its annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference into a virtual program this year. Join to hear talks on how to create an inclusive culture in the workplace.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

June 12, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Workshop

June 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – West Boulevard

In this free workshop, participants will learn how to adopt and apply the entrepreneurial mindset in their lives.

Evolve Operations Bootcamp

June 16, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

This month, Flywheel Coworking is hosting a four-week educational program for startup founders and C-suite/business development leaders. They’ll learn how to successfully navigate business operations and management.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

June 17, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups Asheville

June 17, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

June 17, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

EDPNC Webinar: Trade in Mexico—Opportunities & the New USMCA

June 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a summer-long webinar series covering topics of interest to businesses seeking the latest information on exports and the global trade landscape. This webinar will cover trade opportunities for North Carolina companies in Mexico.

UNCC Professional Webinar Series

June 17, 1-1:45 p.m. (online)

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Continuing Education is hosting a free webinar series on how professionals can overcome leadership challenges. This week’s topic is The Power of Personality in the Workplace.

Managing Remote Access & Incident Response Remotely Workshop

June 17, 1-2 p.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a virtual workshop covering how to manage remote access for employees while also considering the legal and regulatory obligations associated with a remote workforce.

Packard Place Public House

June 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online)

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Grow With Google NC Digital Coaching Webinar

June 17, 6-7:30 p.m. (online)

Grow With Google is hosting regularly scheduled webinars for North Carolina-based small businesses. Sessions are led by Latesha Byrd, founder and CEO of Byrd Career Consulting. Every webinar covers a different topic relevant to local businesses.

NC Tech Talk with Lenovo President (North America) Matthew Zielinski

June 18, 3:15-4 p.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a talk with Lenovo President for North America Matt Zielinski, who will discuss how the company is navigating the impacts of COVID-19.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

June 18, 5-8 p.m. (online)

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

June 19, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Health Experience 2020

June 19, 1-3 p.m. (online)

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance is hosting an event with local executives, policymakers, consumers and business leaders discussing the post-pandemic future of healthcare.

Making Energy Work 2020: Webinar Series

June 23, 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.

Evolve Operations Bootcamp

June 23, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

This month, Flywheel Coworking is hosting a four-week educational program for startup founders and C-suite/business development leaders. They’ll learn how to successfully navigate business operations and management.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

June 24, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

CIO + IT Executive Roundtable

June 24, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

In this virtual session, IT leaders at NC TECH member companies will discuss relevant topics and best practices in their field.

CISO + IT Security Executive Roundtable

June 24, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

This online meeting will convene CISOs, VPs and director-level security leaders from NC TECH member companies.

1 Million Cups Asheville

June 24, 9-10 a.m. @Archetype Brewing

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

June 24, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

NC4ME Summer Virtual Hiring Event

June 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (online)

NC4ME (North Carolina for Military Employment) is hosting a virtual hiring event where job seekers can meet face-to-face with hiring managers and recruiters.

EDPNC Webinar: Trade in Canada—Opportunities & the New USMCA

June 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a summer-long webinar series covering topics of interest to businesses seeking the latest information on exports and the global trade landscape. This webinar will cover trade opportunities for North Carolina companies in Canada.

UNCC Professional Webinar Series

June 24, 1-1:45 p.m. (online)

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Continuing Education is hosting a free webinar series on how professionals can overcome leadership challenges. This week’s topic is Building a Positive Work Environment.

Packard Place Public House

June 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online)

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Grow With Google NC Digital Coaching Webinar

June 24, 7-8:30 p.m. (online)

Grow With Google is hosting regularly scheduled webinars for North Carolina-based small businesses. Sessions are led by Latesha Byrd, founder and CEO of Byrd Career Consulting. Every webinar covers a different topic relevant to local businesses.

CED Webinar: Raising Money

June 25, 10 a.m. (online)

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is hosting a virtual event presenting the organization’s 2019 Innovators Report. Learn about last year’s successes within the local startup community.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

June 25, 5-8 p.m. (online)

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

June 26, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Grow With Google NC Digital Coaching Webinar

June 30, 7-8:30 p.m. (online)

Grow With Google is hosting regularly scheduled webinars for North Carolina-based small businesses. Sessions are led by Latesha Byrd, founder and CEO of Byrd Career Consulting. Every webinar covers a different topic relevant to local businesses.





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