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Triangle headliners: 30 local events & webinars close out a busy October – WRAL Tech Wire


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 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

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.

Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Conference 2020

October 26-30 (online)

Hosted by UNC’s Institute for the Environment, the 19th annual CMAS Conference will be held virtually and will include live keynote talks, prerecorded presentations and live panel discussions for all sessions.

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.

Momentum Lunch & Learn: How to Make a Career Change

October 27, 12-1 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, Momentum will share tips on how participants can switch careers and move into a high-demand tech job.

Are You Ready to Take Your WooCommerce Site to the Next Level?

October 27, 12-1 p.m. (online)

This virtual workshop will focus on the basics of WooCommerce, covering the benefits of the platform, SEO tips, couponing as a sales tool, and more.

Scale School: Leading a Successful Launch

October 27, 12-2 p.m. (online)

In this five-week virtual course, participants will craft and implement a sales plan that guides them through the process of bringing a product or service to market.

Starting a Successful Women-Owned Business in the US & Europe

October 27, 1:15-2:30 p.m. (online)

The Triangle British American Business Council of NC and UNC’s Center for European Studies are hosting a panel of women entrepreneurs and experts to share their experience of starting a successful business in a wide range of fields in both North Carolina and Europe.

LinkedIn Profile Revamp: Advice From a LinkedIn Expert

October 27, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

In this virtual workshop, hosted by the NC Life Sciences Virtual Networking Group, LinkedIn expert Heidi Scott Giusto will show participants how to optimize their LinkedIn profiles to showcase their value proposition and increase opportunities.

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.

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.

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.

Duke MEDx Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

October 27, 7-10 p.m. (online)

Duke MEDx’s free Entrepreneurship Workshop Series features interactive talks from local experts. Events will be held on select Tuesdays and Thursdays via Zoom.

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.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Writing Checks During a Pandemic

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

RIoT is hosting a lunch and learn with Varun Sadana of The Launch Place, who will discuss investing in the pandemic and how the organization is adapting during this time.

Internship & Career Discussion with Dominion Energy

October 28, 3-4:30 p.m. (online)

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and UNC’s IE Cleantech Corner will host a virtual event with Hillary Hall and Gina Weis of Dominion Energy, who will discuss the company’s sustainability initiatives and share information on current internship opportunities.

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.

Started at State: Andrew DiMeo

October 28, 6-7 p.m. (online)

As a part of the Started at State series, NC State Entrepreneurship is hosting a virtual talk with CanvasGT Co-founder and CEO Andrew DiMeo.

Application Deadline: Durham SOUP Pitch Competition

October 28

Durham SOUP is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to present their innovative businesses and projects for a chance to win a cash prize.

Triangle Tech X Conference

October 28-30 (online)

This three-day virtual conference will explore the importance of breaking down barriers, bridging the gap and future-proofing roles for women.

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.

FDII Deduction: How NC Exporters Can Save Taxes on Foreign Income

October 29, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hosting a webinar with Elliott Davis tax advisors on how North Carolina exporters can take advantage of the foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) deduction.

Scale School: Introduction to Scaling

October 29, 12-1:30 p.m. (online)

In this six-week course hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Entrepreneurship Center, participants will learn ways to scale their companies by building practical plans for revenue, product, staffing, leadership and capital.

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.

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.

Momentum Crash Course: Learn to Code Using JavaScript with React

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

Hosted by local coding school Momentum, this free crash course will cover the basics of programming using JavaScript with React.

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.

Application Deadline: Launch Chapel Hill Spring 2021 Cohort

October 31

Launch Chapel Hill is a 12-week accelerator program for local early-stage entrepreneurs. Participants will get one-on-one mentorship, business workshops, access to resources and business services, and more. The spring 2021 program will be offered virtually.





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