Sept. calendar preview: 76 upcoming webinars/events happening across Triangle

Noble Horvath

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, […]

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. 

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Monday

September 14, 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.

How to Write a Business Plan

September 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (online)

This seminar will cover the important components of a strong business plan and how small business owners can use those elements to map out their long-term success.

SBIR Road Tour

September 14 (online)

First Flight Venture Center is hosting program managers from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The virtual event includes one-on-one meetings with program managers, informative panels, and networking. Read more TechWire coverage here.

2020 Leadership NC Virtual Road Tour

September 14-18 (online)

Leadership North Carolina is teaming up with the Institute for Emerging Issues to host regional events to connect with LNC alumni and friends across North Carolina. Attendees can sign up to join the virtual event that corresponds with their county.

NC Chamber Virtual Health Care Conference

September 15, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

North Carolina Chamber’s Health Care Conference will focus on the state’s evolving healthcare landscape, featuring updates from vaccine manufacturers, hospital leaders and others across the health care supply chain.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network

September 15, 8:30-10 a.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber’s next virtual Young Professionals Network event will feature an overview of the 2020 election in North Carolina.

On the Menu: A Conversation on Diversity

September 15, 12-1:30 p.m. (online)

This month, RTP’s On the Menu series will focus on diversity, featuring five experts sharing their perspectives from different angles.

NC State Alumni Entrepreneurs Network Speaker Series

September 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (online)

NC State’s Alumni Entrepreneurs Network is hosting a speaker series featuring graduates discussing topics of interest with student entrepreneurs.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

September 15, 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.

Open Raleigh Brigade: Campaign Finance Dashboard

September 15, 6-8 p.m. (online)

In this virtual event, NC Open Pass will showcase its campaign finance dashboard project as part of Code for America’s National Day of Civic Hacking. The dashboard gathers campaign finance data from the NC Board of Elections website.

SBTDC Taking the Leap Program

September 15, 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.

Digital Marketing: How to Create a Strategy Session 1

September 15, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, small business owners will create a template for their digital marketing strategy, define their target market, find digital marketing platforms and tools, and make a content plan.

Application Deadline: NC State Entrepalooza Minute to Pitch It

September 15

NC State Entrepreneurship invites students to apply to pitch in the Minute to Pitch It contest at Entrepalooza 2020 on September 24. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition.

Impact Nation 2020

September 15-16 (online)

Impact Nation, a free conference taking place online, will feature industry-specific breakout sessions, notable keynote speakers and training on the Relias platform.

Durham Chamber C-Suite Conversations

September 16, 9-10 a.m. (online)

In the introduction of its “C-Suite Conversations” series, Durham Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Geoff Durham and Durham Tech President JB Buxton will discuss the future of Durham Tech, its new Back-to-Work Initiative, COVID-19 impact, and more.

1 Million Cups RTP

September 16, 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.

Raleigh Chamber: Coffee with Cydney Davis-English

September 16, 9-10 a.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber is hosting an online conversation with Cydney Davis-English, owner of The English Garden Florist and Two Maids & A Mop of Raleigh, who will discuss the importance of leading during difficult times.

RIoT Virtual Developer Month Webinar

September 16, 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.

Carolina STEM/Healthcare/Business Virtual Career Fair

September 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (online)

In this virtual job fair, STEM, healthcare and business students can meet with employers seeking to fill internships and full-time jobs. The event is open to all UNC majors but is targeted towards STEM, healthcare and business fields.

2020 T-REX Virtual Conference Extravaganza

September 16, 12-3 p.m. (online)

Presented online this year, T-REX 2020 will feature plenty of speakers, informative sessions and networking.

Ag Tech Professional Forum

September 16, 4-5:30 p.m. (online)

This event convenes local ag tech entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders for an evening of networking and engagement outside of the traditional workspace environment. The 2020 Ag Tech Professional Forum theme is plant health.

NC State Entrepreneurship Fusion 360 Workshop

September 16, 6-7:30 p.m. (online)

This virtual workshop will cover the basics of CAD software, showing participants how to take a file from the program to reality through 3-D printing.

Application Deadline: 1789 Student Venture Fund

September 16

Run by Innovate Carolina and 1789, this program provides UNC students with seed funding to develop, test and launch social ventures.

Risk of Digital Discrimination: Exploring AI Bias

September 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Rethinc program is hosting a panel of experts to discuss the complications of bias in AI and machine learning.

Introduction to Federal Contracting

September 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Military Business Center is hosting a free webinar on how local companies can go about doing business with the federal government.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

September 17, 12-1:15 p.m. (online)

This month, Cary Chamber’s Business of Women series will feature a panel of local experts discussing the commercial real estate market.

Downtown Raleigh Alliance 2020 State of Downtown

September 17, 2-3 p.m. (online)

Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s annual State of Downtown conference will be presented virtually this year, featuring discussions with small business owners and individuals leading the growth of the downtown Raleigh community.

RTP180: Expressions of Color

September 17, 6-7 p.m. (online)

This month’s RTP180 will focus on the experiences, successes and struggles of innovators of color. The panel of speakers includes: Pierce Freelon of Blackspace, Dasan Ahanu of Carolina Performing Arts, Dr. Nehemiah Mabry of STEMedia, Zweli Williams of Zwelis Inc., and Angela Hollowell of Ang H. Studio.

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

September 17, 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.

Virtual SwitchPoint Exchange: The Future We Want

September 18, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

The annual SwitchPoint conference brings together hundreds of nonprofit and development professionals, corporate execs, educators and students, policy-makers and entrepreneurs for a program focused on social impact and tech for good. This year’s program will be presented virtually and will focus on young global health leaders.

UNC Machine-Learning & Informatics Research in Aging (MIRA) Symposium

September 18 @Hamner Conference Center

Hosted by the Carolina Health Informatics Program and the Program on Health & Clinical Informatics, this symposium will explore interventions that leverage informatics and machine-learning approaches to address challenges in elderly care.

Application Deadline: Chapel Hill #SafeCommerce Grant

September 18

The Town of Chapel Hill and the Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro are offering grant funds for small businesses that need personal protective equipment for their employees and/or customers. The maximum grant award per applicant is $2,000.

ProductCamp RTP Fall 2020

September 19, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @NC State Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall

For its annual fall “un-conference,” ProductCamp RTP will focus on the theme “Data All Around Us.” The event will bring together entrepreneurs, product and marketing professionals, developers, designers and data scientists.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

September 20, 10-11 a.m. (online)

This weekly meetup brings together developers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts who are interested in the Google Cloud Platform.

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.

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.

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.

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. Applications for the Minute to Pitch It competition are due September 15.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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