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Triangle headliners preview: 52 local events & program deadlines through Sept. 30 – 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 September 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 October 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 September—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

Wake Tech Small Business Center Food Business Summit

September 21, 11 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (online)

Wake Tech Small Business Center’s Food Business Summit will cover different methods and strategies local food brands/providers can take to maintain and grow their business.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

September 21, 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.

Triangle Global Health Consortium Mentor Monday

September 21, 4 p.m. (online)

This monthly webinar series hosts a global health professional who will share insights and advice for advancing your career. This month’s webinar features Naya Villarreal, the associate director of research, innovation and global solutions at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours

September 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (online)

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

BIO IMPACT Ag & Environment Conference

September 21-22 (online)

This virtual conference will focus on the role of biotechnology in several markets, from farm innovations to bio-based manufacturing to clean energy.

Duke Digital Health Week 2020

September 21-24 (online)

Duke University’s Mobile App Gateway program is hosting a week-long series of events focusing on emerging trends in telehealth.

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.

HUB RTP Virtual Ground Breaking Ceremony

September 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Join this virtual event to hear about Hub RTP, the new innovation-focused, mixed-use development in Research Triangle Park.

Accelerating Individual Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry

September 22, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy is hosting a virtual discussion on individual impact in the pharmaceutical industry, led by Eli Lilly and Company Global Brand Development Leader Prentice Stovall, Jr.

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.

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.

Code for Chapel Hill

September 22, 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.

RIoT Questions, Answers & Projects Webinar

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

Held online every other week, RIoT’s new Questions, Answers and Projects series offers an opportunity for the IoT community to join and discuss the latest projects they’ve been working on.

1 Million Cups RTP

September 23, 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 23, 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.

1789 Meet the Mentors

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

In this online event, 1789’s mentors will share advice on talking to strangers and building a network.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference 2020

September 23, 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.

Techstravaganza 2020

September 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online)

This virtual conference will feature presentations and sessions covering the latest trends and developments in the IT field.

Durham Chamber Economic Development Series

September 24, 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.

Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting 2020

September 24, 8:30-11 a.m. (online)

This year’s Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting will feature a talk from New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath.

ReCONNECT to Move Forward: Impact on Higher Education & the Future of Work

September 24, 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: COVID-19’s Impact on Higher Education and the Future of Work.

FREEDM Systems Center Technical Webinar Series

September 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

The FREEDM Systems Center is hosting a technical talk on dynamic wireless charging systems for electrified transportation, led by NC State associate professors Reza Tavakoli and Zeljko Pantic.

Cary Chamber: Update on Esports in the Triangle

September 24, 12-1 p.m. (online)

Cary Chamber is hosting a panel on the current state of esports in the Triangle. Speakers include Ed Tomasi of Subnation, Loren Gold of GRCVB and Paul Insalaco of GRELOC.

Virtual NC HUB & NC DBE Certification Info Session

September 24, 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.

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.

Raleigh Chamber We Connect

September 24, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber’s We Connect event aims to bring together local leaders who share a commitment to building accessible and inclusive workplaces for individuals with disabilities.

NC State Entrepalooza 2020

September 24, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

NC State’s annual Entrepalooza is an opportunity for students, faculty/staff and alumni to showcase their ventures to the local startup community.

Unforeseen Impact of a Pandemic on the RTP Scientific Industry

September 24, 6-7:30 p.m. (online)

This panel discussion will cover the unexpected changes and challenges in the scientific industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists include Tricia Jennings of bluebird bio, Heather Hudson of Pairwise and Jeffrey Torres of Align Technology.

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

September 24, 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.

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.

Triangle Tech Net

September 25, 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

September 25, 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.

Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day

September 25, 2-3:30 p.m. (online)

The Duke Law Tech Lab is graduating its latest cohort of startups with a demo day. Teams will present their legal services and receive feedback from judges. The audience will also have an opportunity to vote on a favorite.

NC Life Sciences Virtual Networking Group: Last Friday Networking

September 25, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

In this virtual networking event, members of the local life science community will join for roundtable sessions and one-on-one networking through video chats.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

September 27, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.





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