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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 27, 8-9 a.m. (online)
Raleigh Chamber is hosting a virtual event to help local professionals build their networking skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Durham SOUP is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to present their innovative businesses and projects for a chance to win a cash prize.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (online)
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.
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.