Triangle headliners: 60+ tech/biz events through the end of April

Fatima Fokina

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and all things happening in the entrepreneurial, technology and business communities in the Triangle and across North Carolina.

Following is a list of events coming up across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area through the end of April. Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to live events.

If you’d like to suggest an event to be added to WRAL TechWire’s statewide events calendar, feel free to reach out to me here.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean’s Speaker Series: Hope Bryant

March 29, 12:30 p.m. @Kenan Center Dining Room

The next event in UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Dean’s Speaker Series will feature a talk with First Citizens Bank Vice Chairwoman Hope Bryant.

Hospitality Hiring Hour

March 29, 4-5 p.m. @Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Durham’s Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center are on the hunt for top talent in the hospitality industry. Job seekers can attend a weekly event series every Tuesday through May 31 to meet with managers/staff to ask questions and learn about the available job opportunities.

Women in Clean Energy Networking Reception

March 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Friday Center

Held in conjunction with the 2022 UNC Clean Tech Summit, this networking event is an opportunity for local clean energy professionals to convene, talk about industry topics and make new connections.

Open Source 101 2022

March 29 (online)

This virtual educational conference will cover the processes and tools foundational to open source, open tech and the open web.

UNC Clean Tech Summit

March 29-30 @The Friday Conference Center

Now in its eighth year, the UNC Clean Tech Summit is back with a focus on “Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy.” The event will include keynote speakers, panels, workshops and talks.

1 Million Cups RTP

March 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.

LoRaWAN: Everything You Need to Know to be Successful

March 30, 1-2 p.m. (online)

This virtual lunch and learn will cover the business opportunities offered by LoRaWAN, either for internal use or external sale to customers.

CED GRO Incubator Demo Day

March 30, 4:30-7 p.m. @Alexandria Real Estate Launch Labs

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development will host a demo day for the life science cohort completing its 12-week GRO Incubator. (Space is limited.)

NC State Alumni Entrepreneurs Network Panel Discussion

March 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. @Industrious Raleigh

NC State’s Alumni Entrepreneurs Network is hosting a talk with two alumni restaurateurs, Robert Royster and G. Patel, who will share their entrepreneurial journeys and discuss how NC State prepared them for their careers.

Application Deadline: NC State Andrews Launch Accelerator

March 30

NC State’s 14-week Andrews Launch Accelerator provides $5,000 to $50,000 in equity-free seed capital, guidance and resources to help student founders take their startups to the next level. Applications for the summer program are currently live.

2022 FREEDM Annual Research Symposium

March 30-31 (online)

This virtual conference will convene FREEDM faculty, students and industry members for two days of presentations, technical sessions and discussions covering the latest research and developments in power electronics.

2022 UNC Cleantech Summit Career Fair

March 31, 1-4 p.m. (online)

In conjunction with the UNC Cleantech Summit, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise will host a virtual career fair to connect students and job seekers with employers.

B Local Triangle: B Corp Month Happy Hour

March 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Raleigh Founded – Gateway

Join this in-person event to meet new B Corps in the Triangle and connect with other members of the community.

TriWiSTEM: Five Money Musts

March 31, 6-7 p.m. (online)

This online workshop will walk attendees through the five core money concepts, understanding how these concepts apply to their financial goals, how to make smart money decisions and more.

Application Deadline: Bunker Labs Veterans in Residence Incubator

March 31

Bunker Labs’ Veterans in Residence program links veteran entrepreneurs with a community of peers, a nationwide business network, access to business resources and mentors, and WeWork membership benefits. WeWork’s coworking spaces in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham are participating in the program.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

April 1, 9-9:30 a.m. (online)

This free monthly interactive webinar provides participants with an overview of NC TECH’s activities, resources and member offerings.

Raleigh Founded Spring Startup Market

April 1, 6-9 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Warehouse

For its Spring Startup Market, Raleigh Founded will feature local startups, pop-up shops and vendors offering unique items, food, wine and beer.

Financial Fortitude: Side Hustle Summit

April 2, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (online)

StartUp at Wake Tech is hosting a Side Hustle Summit to help anyone who wants to pursue a side business or go full-time with their existing side hustle. The event will offer tips covering how to get started, how and where to get funding, legal structures and more.

Application Deadline: NC State Entrepreneurship Miller Fellowship

April 2

This program provides a monthly stipend, mentorship and business development support to help recent NC State graduates grow their ventures. Applications for the 2022 cohort are live.

Startup Champions Network Summit

April 4-6 @Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This three-day conference event will center around the theme “Building Together: Catalyzing Regional Inclusive Prosperity,” exploring what inclusion looks like and who is leading these efforts.

Application Deadline: LaunchDURHAM Spring 2022 Cohort

April 4

Helius is seeking applicants for its next cohort of LaunchDURHAM, a 10-week training program in which participants will learn how to refine their product, find and reach core customers, utilize financial tools and navigate the fundraising process.

Test Flight Pitch Practice

April 5, 8:30-9:30 a.m. @First Flight Venture Center

Test Flight Pitch Practice is an opportunity for early-stage startups to hone their pitch and get feedback from an audience of investors, mentors and fellow entrepreneurs.

Hospitality Hiring Hour

April 5, 4-5 p.m. @Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Durham’s Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center are on the hunt for top talent in the hospitality industry. Job seekers can attend a weekly event series every Tuesday through May 31 to meet with managers/staff to ask questions and learn about the available job opportunities.

Downtown Techies Raleigh Happy Hour

April 5, 5-7 p.m. @Lynnwood Brewing Concern

The Downtown Techies Happy Hour event series is back at Raleigh’s Lynnwood Brewing Concern. Join to network with peers.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

April 5, 6-7:30 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 on the first Tuesday of every month.

1 Million Cups RTP

April 6, 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.

Cary Chamber Commercial Real Estate Panel

April 6, 8-9 a.m. @Cary Chamber of Commerce

Cary Chamber is hosting a panel of commercial real estate brokers, who will offer an insider’s view of the current status of the commercial real estate market both locally and regionally.

Getting Funded: Understanding the Venture Capital Financing Process

April 6, 1-2 p.m. (online)

This online event will walk local entrepreneurs through the process of starting and successfully completing a venture financing round with an institutional venture capital fund.

NC State Entrepreneurship Started at State

April 6, 6-7 p.m. @Entrepreneurship Garage

NC State Entrepreneurship’s next Started at State event will feature Keith Vest, chairman and partner at The Variable and founder of Sunshine Beverage Co.

Venture Connect 2022

April 6-7 @CISCO Systems Campus

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s annual Venture Connect conference is returning in-person this year with a program centered around tech, life sciences, agtech and food innovation. The two-day event will feature company pitches, panel discussions, investor pitches and plenty of networking. More TechWire coverage here and here.

THRiVE 2022: Community Leadership Summit

April 8, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Bay 7

Leadership Triangle is hosting a full-day summit to celebrate the Triangle leadership community. The event will include keynote speakers, music, networking and other activities.

Spring 2022 Life Science Career Fair

April 8, 1-4 p.m.

This virtual career fair provides a space for job seekers to meet with recruiters and representatives from more than 30 companies across biopharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical device firms, contract research organizations, and contract development and manufacturing companies in North Carolina. Participating companies include Fujifilm, GRAIL, Medicago, AskBio, Beam Therapeutics and more.

Application Deadline: IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition

April 8

The Launch Place, a startup fund based in Virginia but serving local startups through its RTP office, will host its seventh annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition on April 28. Applications are live for companies interested in pitching at this year’s event. Awards totaling $10,000 will be divided among the top three competitors.

Investing in Women Conference

April 9, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. @UNC’s Fuqua School of Business

UNC’s Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club is hosting an inaugural conference covering topics like navigating the pivot, investing in women’s health and women in leadership.

NC Plant Molecular Biology Consortium Seminar

April 11, 4-7 p.m.

The next NC Plant Molecular Biology Consortium Seminar will feature Bill Gray of the University of Minnesota.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

April 12, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Triangle Biotech Tuesday is a monthly meetup that connects scientific professionals across the RTP/greater Triangle area. Join to network with professionals from different industries. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

1 Million Cups RTP

April 13, 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.

On the Menu: Burnout & Exhaustion Prevention

April 13, 12-1 p.m. @The Frontier (and online)

This workshop will provide professionals and industry leaders with tips on how to control their workday and make room to focus on priorities.

Rapidly Setting up a POC Web Application to Validate Your Ideas

April 13, 1-2 p.m. (online)

This virtual lunch and learn will cover the process of rapidly spinning up a test API and front-end application to start the iteration process.

VentureSouth Triangle Member Meeting

April 13, 12-2 p.m.

VentureSouth’s Triangle chapter will meet to hear company pitches, review open rounds, report on due diligence and network with other investors and entrepreneurs.

CRO Career Conversations: Bioinformatics & Data Management

April 13, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

NCBiotech’s next CRO Career Conversations event will feature a discussion on data management careers and tips on how to get started in clinical research.

BPD Cell & Gene Therapy Symposium & Vendor Show

April 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This full-day event will feature networking, presentations and an exhibition of the latest technological equipment, tools and services in the cell and gene therapy market.

Grow With Google: Make Your Website Work for You

April 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

This webinar will show local businesses/nonprofits how to create a search-friendly website that promotes user interactions and supports their sales and marketing goals.

Application Deadline: PopBox Residency at Boxyard RTP

April 15

Applications are live for Boxyard RTP’s 2022-2023 PopBox residency, in which three local business owners will be selected to use the 320-square-foot space for four months.

NC State eGames Award Ceremony

April 18, 5:30-7 p.m. @Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Join NC State Entrepreneurship’s latest annual eGames competition to hear from the top entrepreneurs at NC State and learn more about their solutions. Networking will follow the presentations.

Life Sciences Economic Development Summit 2022

April 19, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @21c Museum Hotel

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s upcoming Life Sciences Economic Development Summit will focus on the state’s thriving life sciences sector and opportunities to grow the industry in 2022 and beyond.

NC TECH Government Vendor Network

April 19, 3-4 p.m. @Brooks Pierce, Wells Fargo Capitol Center

NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a forum for member companies interested in doing business with the state government.

Hospitality Hiring Hour

April 19, 4-5 p.m. @Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Durham’s Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center are on the hunt for top talent in the hospitality industry. Job seekers can attend a weekly event series every Tuesday through May 31 to meet with managers/staff to ask questions and learn about the available job opportunities.

Raleigh-Durham Startup Week

April 19-22 in Durham

Techstars is hosting a four-day event celebrating the Triangle’s vibrant startup community. Events/sessions will be held at select venues in Durham.

1 Million Cups RTP

April 20, 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.

No Two Wide Bandgap Technologies are the Same

April 20, 12-1 p.m. @The Frontier (and online)

This hybrid lunch and learn will cover the technology and performance comparisons between Si, SiC and GaN, as well as the thermal advantages of Transphorm GaN and reliability data.

First Flight Venture Center SBIR/STTR Boot Camp Workshop

April 20-21

In this two-day event, the companies participating in First Flight Venture Center’s 2021/22 FAST Cohort program will hear industry experts discussing the process of preparing a competitive SBIR/STTR grant.

Digital Transformation: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

April 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (online)

This virtual workshop will discuss the importance of customer data platforms, how personalization improves engagement and how to enhance the digital transformation journey.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

April 21, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s next Business of Women event will feature Annie Franceschi, a former Disney storyteller, branding expert, author and motivational speaker.

BioNetwork Virtual Career Fair

April 21, 3-6 p.m. (online)

North Carolina BioNetwork will host an online career fair for job seekers in the life science field. Participating employers include Biogen, Grifols, GSK, Merck, Seqirus, Thermo Fisher Scientific and others.

Ag Tech Professional Forum

April 21, 4-7 p.m. @NCBiotech

This in-person event hosted by NCBiotech will provide a platform for leaders in the agtech business to discuss relevant industry topics.

RTP180: Failure

April 21, 5-7:15 p.m. @The Frontier

The next RTP180 event will feature restaurant owners, product developers and professionals in the mental health space tackling the subject of failure. Speakers include Anjanette Miller of Audacity Labs, Monique Porter of Modern Change, Kenyetta Hall of The Katalyst HQ, Dinesh Tadepalli of Incredible Eats and Jason Johnson of HUBB Kitchens.

Raleigh Chamber C-Suite Perspectives

April 22, 8:30-10 a.m. @Umstead Hotel and Spa

Raleigh Chamber’s next C-Suite Perspectives event will feature Trey Rabon, president of AT&T North Carolina, who will share his experiences leading the company’s public policy, economic development and community affairs.

Raleigh Founded Community Day

April 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Gateway

Raleigh Founded is hosting a full-day event featuring free coworking, networking, a lunch and learn, and a happy hour.

Application Deadline: City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant

April 24

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant helps fund improvements, renovations and/or additions to commercial property owned by local businesses. Applications for the next round of grants are open now.

2022 State Energy Conference

April 26-27 @McKimmon Center

The State Energy Conference is back in-person this year, featuring networking opportunities, sessions on best practices, successful case studies, panel discussions and more.

Hospitality Hiring Hour

April 26, 4-5 p.m. @Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Durham’s Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center are on the hunt for top talent in the hospitality industry. Job seekers can attend a weekly event series every Tuesday through May 31 to meet with managers/staff to ask questions and learn about the available job opportunities.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast Series

April 27, 8-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s next Eye Opener Breakfast Series event will feature Adam Pittman, president of Computerbilities, who will share tips for dealing with cybersecurity threats.

1 Million Cups RTP

April 27, 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.

Selecting the Right GPS Antenna for Your Device

April 27, 1-2 p.m. (online)

This virtual lunch and learn will cover how GNSS works, how to read data charts and radiation plots, the difference between right-hand circular polarization and linear polarization, and more.

IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition

April 28, 1 p.m. @Cottontail Weddings & Events (in Virginia)

The Launch Place, a startup fund based in Virginia but serving local startups through its RTP office, is hosting its seventh annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition. Awards totaling $10,000 will be divided among the top three competitors, and winners will also be eligible to receive 25 hours of free business consulting from The Launch Place. The event is free and open to the public.

Virtual NC HUB & NC DBE Certification Information Session

April 28, 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.

Triangle Brews + Bytes

April 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. @Boxyard RTP

NC TECH will bring the Triangle’s tech community together for a springtime networking event in RTP. This event is free for both NC TECH members and non-members.

NC Chamber Transportation & Infrastructure Summit

April 28 @McKimmon Center (and online)

Geared towards business, transportation and infrastructure leaders in North Carolina, this in-person conference (with a virtual option) will focus on what the state’s transportation and infrastructure networks will look like in the coming years.

Triangle headliners: 60+ tech/biz events through the end of April

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