August Headliners Part I: Preview of Upcoming Events in the Triangle Region


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

Below is a list of upcoming events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area through the end of August. Many events will take place in person as some organizers return to live events.

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Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours

August 15, 4:30-6pm @Heights House Hotel

Raleigh Chamber will bring together local professionals and business leaders for an evening of networking at the Heights House Hotel in the Boylan Heights neighborhood of downtown Raleigh. Note: This is a members-only event.

Application Deadline: UNC KickStart Grant Scholarship Program

August 15th

This quarterly program provides grants (from $5,000 to $50,000) to help start-up companies with the technical and business side of business growth.

NC TECH CISO Leaders Roundtable

August 16, 7:45-9am (online)

This online meeting will bring together CISOs, VPs, and Director-level Security Officers from NC TECH member companies.

1 million RTP cups

August 17, 9-10 a.m. (online)

1 Million Cups, presented by Kauffman, is a weekly informal pitching event for the startup community. Join us for free coffee and entrepreneurial support as local startups pitch.

Amplifi user interface: complete and flexible React native components

August 17, 1-2 p.m. (online)

RIoT hosts a virtual lunch and learn about the architecture and philosophies behind Amplifi UI, an open-source React Native component library.

How to Start a Business in North Carolina

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

The Small Business Advisors division of the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership will host a virtual workshop covering business rules and regulations, free resources, business plans, financing and more. Note: This event will be held in Spanish on August 18.

The power of a pitch

August 17, 4-5:30 p.m. @MOSAIC at Chatham Park

In this free workshop, UNC professor Tim Flood will explain how startups/corporations can create a concise and compelling elevator pitch for investors.

5 to 7 on digital health

August 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. DHIT Headquarters

The Digital Health Institute for Transformation recently relaunched its popular “Digital Health Happy Hour” series of events to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Join this event to network with people in the digital health industry.

RTP180: Accessibility

August 18, 5-7:15 p.m. The Frontier (and online)

This month’s RTP180 event will feature a panel of experts discussing systems for accessibility, digital inclusion, access to art, equity in education and more. Food and snacks will be provided.

How to Start a Business in North Carolina

August 18, 6-7 p.m. (online)

The Small Business Advisors division of the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership will host a virtual workshop covering business rules and regulations, free resources, business plans, financing and more. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

Raleigh Chamber Professional Women’s Luncheon

August 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

This month’s Raleigh Chamber Professional Women’s Luncheon will feature Jennifer Durbin Tuffy, executive coach and founder of Scoutenger.

UNC Core Facilities Career Fair 2022

August 22, 1-3:30 p.m. @UNC Friday Center

UNC Chapel Hill will host a job fair to connect job seekers with representatives from each department in the university’s core research network.

Annual Raleigh Chamber Leadership Conference [in Pinehurst]

August 23-24 @Pinehurst Resort

Gathering in Pinehurst this year, the 2022 Raleigh Chamber Leadership Conference will bring together business and local community leaders to discuss trends, policy issues, employee development, corporate culture and more.

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

August 24, 8-9am @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s upcoming Eye Opener Breakfast will feature North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson, who will discuss the school’s role in regional and national economic development, entrepreneurship programs and Moreover.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Translational Research Grant

August 24, 12 p.m.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center Translational Research Grant Program funds projects exploring/developing commercial applications for academic inventions in the life sciences. Applications for the next funding cycle are online.

Futuristic agriculture: how data science is revolutionizing agricultural technology

August 25, 4-5 p.m. (online)

LaunchBio is hosting a webinar covering the latest data science trends and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the agricultural technology market.

Cary Chamber Business After Hours

August 25, 5-7pm @The Templeton of Cary

Cary Chamber’s Business After Hours series is a way for local business leaders and professionals to network with peers over appetizers and drinks.

TriWiSTEM: Navigating a Volatile Financial Market

August 25, 6-7:15 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop hosted by TriWiSTEM, Fidelity Investments experts will discuss ways to navigate the volatile financial market.


August 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @Chesterfield Building

Centered around the theme “Digital Dollars Make Sense”, this one-day conference will cover profitable marketing strategies in the digital marketplace.

Registration Deadline: 2022 Big Launch Challenge Pitch Competition

August 29

The Launch Place’s annual Big Launch Challenge event returns this fall, offering the opportunity for 10 promising startups to compete for $15,000 in prize money. The Big Launch Challenge 2022 will take place on October 13 in Durham.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA MICRO & SEED Grants (Fall 2022)

August 29, 5 p.m.

NC IDEA is offering two startup grant opportunities this season: MICRO provides $10,000 project-based grants to entrepreneurs looking to validate and advance their ideas. SEED offers $50,000 grants to start-ups with a proven concept, allowing them to grow faster, win customers and attract more investment.

NC IDEA Opens Fall 2022 Cycle for MICRO and SEED Grant Programs with Information Sessions Across NC

Andrews Launch Accelerator Demo Day 2022

August 30, 6-8pm @NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic in Raleigh Founded

NC State University’s Andrews Launch Accelerator will release its 2022 cohort this month. Join this demo day to meet participating startups and learn about their progress and future goals. Food and drinks will be provided.

2022 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo

August 30 – September 1 @Durham Convention Center

The 6th Annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo will bring together market-leading fleet and technology vendors to discuss strategies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of fleet operations.

How to tell your story online: tools and tips

August 31, 4-5:30pm @MOSAIC at Chatham Park

This interactive workshop will explore how brands can use written and visual content for digital marketing.


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