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NC headliners preview: 30+ events/webinars to end Sept. with a flourish – WRAL Tech Wire


Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in September. 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 October 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 state-wide events through the end of September—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

CISO + IT Security Roundtable

September 22, 7:45-9 a.m. (online)

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

CIO + IT Executive Roundtable

September 22, 7:45-9 a.m. (online)

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

Asheville Chamber: Lending Landscape in the New Normal

September 22, 10-11 a.m. (online)

In this webinar, Asheville Chamber will host a discussion on lending in the “new normal,” featuring local experts John Scroggs from TD Bank, Kelly Foster from Mountain Biz Works, and Sandra Dennison from the Small Business and Technology Development Center of WCU and UNCA.

Making Energy Work: Building Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy in NC

September 22, 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: Building Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy in NC.

synerG Making Connections Series

September 22, 6-7:15 p.m. (online)

This week, synerG Young Professionals and the Greensboro Jaycees are hosting a three-night virtual event series covering three topics: Entrepreneurship, career advancement and career change. This event is the first in the series.

SBTDC Taking the Leap Program

September 22, 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.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

September 23, 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

September 23, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

September 23, 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.

Marketing Outside the Box

September 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, held by the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, participants will learn innovative strategies for marketing their business.

Packard Place Public House

September 23, 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.

Agile Carolinas Meetup: How To Start a Great Team

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

In this virtual Agile Carolinas meeting, participants will learn about how to start a Scrum team at their organizations.

synerG Making Connections Series

September 23, 6-7:15 p.m. (online)

This week, synerG Young Professionals and the Greensboro Jaycees are hosting a three-night virtual event series covering three topics: Entrepreneurship, career advancement and career change.

ASPIRE Conversations

September 24, 12 p.m. (online)

ASPIRE Community Capital’s ASPIRE Conversations series will feature discussions with community leaders about Black entrepreneurship in Charlotte. Each session will cover a new topic.

Smart Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

September 24, 3-4 p.m. (online)

RIoT is teaming up with the Cyber Bytes Foundation for a panel discussion on smart infrastructure, featuring government, commercial and non-profit experts.

Hatch AVL Virtual Pitch Party

September 24, 5 p.m. (online)

Entrepreneurs are invited to test and develop their pitch at this free virtual event hosted by Hatch AVL. Presenters will receive helpful feedback from the audience.

Ask-Me-Anything: How To Break into Tech

September 24, 6 p.m. (online)

BLKTECHCLT and Flatiron School are hosting a discussion with industry experts and educational/career coaches on learning new tech skills and finding your next job. This event is part of a monthly series.

synerG Making Connections Series

September 24, 6-7:15 p.m. (online)

This week, synerG Young Professionals and the Greensboro Jaycees are hosting a three-night virtual event series covering three topics: Entrepreneurship, career advancement and career change.

Raising Money: The Basics

September 24, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

The Hurt Hub@Davidson is hosting a four-week course on fundraising for startups. Join to learn about how the process works, when to raise funding, what types of capital are available, and more important information to know as you prepare to fundraise.

NC TECH Summit for Women in Tech

September 24-25 (online)

NC TECH is hosting a summit with female tech leaders discussing how they navigate gender bias, advocate for change and achieve success in their domains.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

September 25, 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.

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.

Skookum Coffee Connections

September 29, 11-11:45 a.m. (online)

Skookum is hosting a networking event on the last Tuesday of every month. Join with a cup of coffee or tea to chat about work opportunities and careers in tech.

BLKTECHCLT & Flatiron School Learn To Code Workshop Series

September 29, 6 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop series, participants will learn how to build a webpage using HTML and CSS. Events in the series will be held twice per month throughout fall 2020.

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.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

September 30, 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

September 30, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

September 30, 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.

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.

Marketing Outside the Box

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

In this webinar, held by the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, participants will learn innovative strategies for marketing their business.

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.

Packard Place Public House

September 30, 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.





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