October calendar preview: A look at 100+ events set across North Carolina

Plenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for October.

If you’re interested in events coming up in the immediate future, check out our two-part list of:

Also, check out our list of over 150 meetups in the Triangle.

These columns accompany our interactive calendar, along with a comprehensive resource package for startups in the Triangle.

Keeping up with WRAL TechWire’s ongoing initiative to track events happening across North Carolina, here’s a look at what’s to come in October:

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.

A How-To for Entrepreneur-Friendly Performance Feedback Systems

October 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (online)

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is hosting an online workshop on performance feedback systems for startup teams. The session is geared towards CEOs, CEOs and CFOs at tech or biotech startups.

NC TECH Talent Network: The Future of Work

October 1, 9 a.m. (online)

NC TECH will host a panel of experts to discuss the trends and technologies shaping the future of hiring, onboarding, employee engagement, and more.

NC TECH Connect Launch Party (Morning)

October 1, 10-10:45 a.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a launch party for its new members-only virtual community, NC TECH Connect. This online event is free for members and non-members. Two sessions will be held on October 1—one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

NC TECH Connect Launch Party (Afternoon)

October 1, 4-4:45 p.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a launch party for its new members-only virtual community, NC TECH Connect. This online event is free for members and non-members. Two sessions will be held on October 1—one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Raising Money: The Basics

October 1, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

The Hurt [email protected] is hosting a four-week course on fundraising for startups. Join to learn about how the process works, when to raise funding, what types of capital are available, and more important information to know as you prepare to fundraise.

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 1, 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.

Application Deadline: UNC APPLES Bryan Fellowship

October 1

UNC’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program provides support, mentorship and funding for undergraduate student teams with innovative social impact project ideas.

Application Deadline: 2020 Venture135 Pitches

October 1

Fintech, insurtech and healthtech companies are invited to apply to pitch their products/services at this year’s Venture135 conference, held November 16-19.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

October 2, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

Manufacturing Day 2020: Virtual Tour Edition

October 2, 10-11:15 a.m. (online)

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is hosting an event with virtual tours of the FREEDM Systems Center and PowerSecure’s Durham campus, followed by a panel discussion on the strengths and opportunities of North Carolina’s cleantech manufacturing landscape.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

October 2, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

UNC Gillings Faculty Entrepreneurship Panel

October 2, 12-1 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, faculty from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will share how they built successful non-profit and for-profit ventures.

Application Deadline: City of Raleigh Building Up-Fit Grant

October 2

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-Fit Grant helps to fund improvements, renovations and/or additions to local businesses’ interior property.

Launch Greensboro Furloughed to Entrepreneur Camp

October 3-4 (online)

Launch Greensboro is hosting a free bootcamp for people who have been furloughed or unemployed due to COVID-19 and are interested in building a business with their ideas.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 4, 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

October 5, 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.

Raleigh Chamber Business After Hours

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

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

Application Deadline: Big Launch Challenge ‘Lite’

October 5

This year, The Launch Place is hosting a “lite” version of its annual Big Launch Challenge pitch competition. On November 18, 10 startups will pitch to a panel of five investors representing groups across the U.S. Applications are open now.

Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development Week

October 5-10

UNC Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are co-hosting a week-long event to celebrate the achievements of local minority entrepreneurs. The event will feature networking opportunities, workshops and more sessions.

On the Menu: Small Business Branding

October 6, 12-1 p.m. (online)

RTP’s On the Menu series is back with a session on small business branding. Branding expert and former Disney storyteller Annie Franceschi will show participants how to presnet their brand’s value and story to potential customers.

Making Energy Work: Investment Capital in Clean Energy

October 6, 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: Investment Capital in Clean Energy – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed.

Code for Chapel Hill

October 6, 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.

Digital Marketing: How to Setup & Measure Business Analytics

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

This webinar, hosted by the Wake Tech Small Business Center, will show participants how to convert digital marketing data into business insights.

UNC Charlotte Cybersecurity Symposium 2020

October 6-8 (online)

UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics is hosting its annual Cybersecurity Symposium, focused on the latest security issues, trends and best practices for businesses.

Agile Week Carolinas

October 6-9 (online)

In this week-long series of events, attendees will hear from experts on what’s new, changing or trending in the Agile community.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

October 7, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups Charlotte

October 7, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

NC Chamber Virtual Ag Allies Conference

October 7, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

North Carolina Chamber’s Ag Allies Conference will explore how the state’s agribusiness sector is adapting to a pandemic-driven market, and what that means for the future of the industry.

Innovate Carolina Network Forum

October 7, 9 a.m. (online)

Innovate Carolina is hosting a virtual event on the state of innovation on UNC’s campus, featuring Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and other university leaders.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

October 7, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups RTP

October 7, 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.

CAI Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Conference

October 7, 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (online)

Capital Associated Industries is hosting a virtual conference where business leaders will share their innovative approaches to boosting diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Distributed Monitoring of Microservices

October 7, 1-2 p.m. (online)

In this virtual lunch and learn, Kiefer Smith and Fiodar Zboichyk of Klarrio will present a session on distributed monitoring, covering what it is, why developers need it and how to implement it.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference 2020

October 7, 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.

LaunchBio Compensation Confidential: Mergers & Acquisitions Edition

October 7, 4 p.m. (online)

In this event, LaunchBio will cover the results of the Thelander 2020 Private Company Mergers & Acquisitions Survey, which offers insights on earn-outs, carve-out plans, alternative financing vehicles and employees returning to the office.

Packard Place Public House

October 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online) 

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Angels & Devils: The Details of Private Investing

October 7, 6-7:30 p.m. @The Hurt [email protected]

LaunchLKN is hosting a four-part course on angel investing this month, featuring information on investment terms, building and managing a portfolio, receiving positive returns, and more.

Submission Deadline: 2020 Cleantech Innovation Awards

October 7

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is hosting its second annual Cleantech Innovation Awards on December 9. Nominations are open for the top individuals and organizations driving the Triangle’s cleantech sector.

Triangle Career Expo

October 8, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online)

At this free virtual career expo, employers can brand their booth, meet candidates and review applications in real time.

Wilson Forward Annual Meeting 2020

October 8, 9-11 a.m. (online)

Wilson Forward’s 2020 annual meeting will convene the initiative’s network of partners and supporters to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities for growth in Wilson.

Doing Business with Government Entities

October 8, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

This virtual event will feature a panel on doing business with government agencies. Speakers include procurement and finance professionals from UNCW, New Hanover County Government, Cape Fear Public Utility and PTAC.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

October 8, 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. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

Virtual PayCLT: Ben Isaacson & Ted Anastasi

October 8, 5-6 p.m. (online)

PayCLT’s next meetup will feature Ben Isaacson of The Clearing House and Ted Anastasi of Akoya, who will share how fintech companies and legacy financial institutions are using Akoya for their data needs.

Ask-Me-Anything: How To Break into Tech

October 8, 6 p.m. (online)

BLKTECHCLT and Flatiron School are hosting a discussion with industry experts and educational/career coaches on learning new tech skills and finding your next job. This event is part of a monthly series.

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 8, 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.

Triangle Tech Net

October 9, 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

October 9, 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.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

October 9, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grant Program

October 9

NC IDEA’s ECOSYSTEM grant program supports non-profit and for-profit organizations that are using innovative methods to boost North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, particularly for underrepresented entrepreneurs. Applicants may request any amount of funding up to (but not exceeding) $150,000 in total.

Small Business Growth Summit

October 10, 9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. (online)

Wake Tech Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting a free virtual summit on social media marketing for non-profits and small businesses.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 11, 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

October 12, 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.

Campus Greensboro Next in FinTech: Community Challenge

October 12-19 (online)

Campus Greensboro is hosting its inaugural Next in FinTech challenge, in which student teams from universities across North Carolina will tackle COVID-related issues that can be solved through financial technology. The winning team will earn up to $2,500.

3rd Quarter Business Tax & Financial Planning

October 13, 12-1 p.m. (online)

In this virtual workshop, CPA Jill Ruvidich will lead small business owners through the process of reviewing their books, projecting 2019 tax liabilities, assessing their cash flow, and other important areas of tax planning.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

October 13, 5:15-7:30 p.m. 

Triangle Biotech Tuesday is a monthly meetup that connects scientific professionals across the RTP/greater Triangle area. Join for food, drinks and networking with professionals from different industries. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

October 13, 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.

BLKTECHCLT & Flatiron School Learn To Code Workshop Series

October 13, 6 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop series, participants will learn how to build a webpage using HTML and CSS. Events in the series will be held twice per month throughout fall 2020.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

October 14, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups Robeson County

October 14, 8 a.m. @Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub

In this event, entrepreneurs local to Robeson County will present their products/services to peers and network with the startup community.

1 Million Cups Charlotte

October 14, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

NC TECH Virtual Job Fair

October 14, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online)

NC TECH’s Job Fair series connects local tech talent to the companies and organizations looking to hire in the community. This full-day event will be held virtually.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

October 14, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups RTP

October 14, 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.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Connected Agriculture with SAS

October 14, 1-2 p.m. (online)

In this lunch and learn, SAS Distinguished IoT Analytics Architect Brad Klenz will share how AI and IoT can be used to help beekeepers make real-time decisions through data and analytics.

Packard Place Public House

October 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online) 

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Angels & Devils: The Details of Private Investing

October 14, 6-7:30 p.m. @The Hurt [email protected]

LaunchLKN is hosting a four-part course on angel investing this month, featuring information on investment terms, building and managing a portfolio, receiving positive returns, and more.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Innovation Impact Grant

October 14

The NC Biotechnology Center’s Innovation Impact Grant provides up to $150,000 for the purchase of research equipment for university core facilities.

ReCONNECT to Move Forward: A Digitally Inclusive NC

October 15, 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 digital inclusion in North Carolina.

Making Energy Work: Integrating Clean Energy into Utility Resource Planning

October 15, 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: Integrating Clean Energy into Utility Resource Planning.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

October 15, 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. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

RTP180: Relationships

October 15, 6-7 p.m. (online)

This month’s RTP180 will focus on relationships, featuring five experts: Marilyn Shannon of Dialogue Inc., Linda Nguyen of Girl Eats World, Nancy Fantozzi of Saturn Speaks, Jessica Jameson of NC State University and Margaret A. Brunson of Illumined Leadership Solutions.

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 15, 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.

Application Deadline: 2021 Future Fund 10 Live

October 15

Applications are now open for the 2021 class of Future Fund 10 Live. The program provides connections, funding and support for innovative nonprofits and organizations in Greensboro.

Dress for Success Triangle NC Job Fair

October 16, 10 a.m. (online)

Dress for Success Triangle NC is hosting an online job fair for jobseekers in the healthcare/medical, staffing, trade/manual, data/analytics, telecom and financial sectors. Jobseekers can chat with human resources professionals and recruiters in 20-minute Q&A sessions.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

October 16, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

Application Deadline: Duke Incubation Fund

October 16

The Duke Incubation Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 for early-stage entrepreneurs working on technologies with commercial potential.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 18, 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

October 19, 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.

Cleantech Connect Career Fair

October 19, 3-6 p.m. (online)

The 7th Cleantech Connect Career Fair (now all-virtual) will gather hundreds of local jobseekers to connect with cleantech employers seeking talent.

IoT Demo Night 2020

October 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

RIoT’s annual IoT Demo Night, presented in partnership with All Things Open, will feature exhibitors, speakers, live demos and more sessions highlighting IoT innovations.

All Things Open: Inclusion & Diversity in Open Source

October 19 (online)

Part of All Things Open 2020, this conference will feature talks and panel discussions focused on diversity and inclusion in the open-source community.

All Things Open 2020: Community Leadership Summit

October 19 (online)

Part of All Things Open 2020, this one-day event will offer several sessions covering community-focused open-source topics.

Application Deadline: Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant

October 19

The Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant program invites students at Duke and UNC to collaborate on projects that connect both universities’ resources, talent and communities. The program awards $50,000 in grant funds every year.

All Things Open 2020

October 19-20 (online)

This year’s All Things Open conference will take place online. Designers, developers, entrepreneurs and technologists can attend to learn more about the tools, processes and people that make up the open-source community. Read more TechWire coverage here.

Electrification Virtual Summit

October 19-23 (online)

EPRI’s Electrification Summit is now moving online. Industry stakeholders are invited to join and discuss ways to accelerate the adoption of end-use electrification solutions.

NC State Energy Week

October 19-23 (online)

NC State’s Energy Collaborative is hosting a week-long series of virtual events focused on clean energy research and opportunities.

Precision Medicine Leaders’ Summit

October 20, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. @NCBiotech

Presented by the North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative, this conference will feature discussions on advancing the science and implementation of evidence-based precision medicine.

Non-Profit Solar Leasing Opportunities

October 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

This webinar will feature presentations from organizations with experience in solar photovoltaic (PV) leasing.

Government Vendor Network

October 20, 3-4:30 p.m. (online)

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

Code for Chapel Hill

October 20, 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.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

October 21, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups Charlotte

October 21, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

October 21, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups RTP

October 21, 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.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Virtual Conference 2020

October 21, 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.

Packard Place Public House

October 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online) 

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Angels & Devils: The Details of Private Investing

October 21, 6-7:30 p.m. @The Hurt [email protected]

LaunchLKN is hosting a four-part course on angel investing this month, featuring information on investment terms, building and managing a portfolio, receiving positive returns, and more.

Venture Atlanta Live Online

October 21-22 (online)

Venture Atlanta will be presented in an online format this year. Join for two days of discussion around the latest venture capital trends in the Southeast.

Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit

October 21-22 (online)

This two-day conference, hosted by the NC Military Business Center, will cover energy resilience, 2021 priorities for the U.S. Department of Energy, environmental cleanup at military bases, and innovative energy technologies in North Carolina and other bases across the U.S.

Application Deadline: Innovate Carolina Dreamers-Who-Do Award

October 21

This award is open to UNC-Chapel Hill students with innovative ideas. Funding will be provided to support the winner as they enter the proof-of-concept process.

Women > A Force in Business Virtual Conference

October 22, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

NC Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Woman > A Force in Business virtual conference will feature keynotes, breakout sessions, a virtual exhibit hall and networking opportunities with women leaders in North Carolina.

ASPIRE Conversations

October 22, 12 p.m. (online)

ASPIRE Community Capital’s ASPIRE Conversations series will feature discussions with community leaders about Black entrepreneurship in Charlotte. Each session will cover a new topic.

Virtual NC HUB & NC DBE Certification Info Session

October 22, 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.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

October 22, 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. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

October 22, 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 Caregivers Summit 2020

October 22 (online)

This year’s Caregivers Summit, now held online, will feature over 75 resource exhibitors and more than 20 education sessions focused on a range of caregiving topics such as dementia, avoiding scams and fraud, caring for the caregiver, legal topics, exercise and wellness, navigating COVID-19, driving, paying for long-term care, family dynamics and more.

impact. 2020 Leadership Conference

October 22-23 (online)

The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day conference to engage local leaders who are committed to inclusivity, collaboration and change-making.

Triangle Tech Net

October 23, 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

October 23, 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.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

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

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

GDG Cloud RTP Meetup

October 25, 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

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.

UNC Water & Health Conference: Science, Policy & Practice

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.

Raleigh Chamber Networking 101

October 27, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Raleigh Chamber is hosting a virtual event to help local professionals build their networking skills.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

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.

BLKTECHCLT & Flatiron School Learn To Code Workshop Series

October 27, 6 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop series, participants will learn how to build a webpage using HTML and CSS. Events in the series will be held twice per month throughout fall 2020.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

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.

Digital Marketing: How to Use Square

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.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

October 28, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman area join to present their companies to mentors, advisers and other startups. Join to meet new people and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups Charlotte

October 28, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

October 28, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

1 Million Cups RTP

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.

Finding your Zone of Genius

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.

Packard Place Public House

October 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online) 

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Queen City’s entrepreneurial community joins together for an evening of networking and connections over drinks.

Angels & Devils: The Details of Private Investing

October 28, 6-7:30 p.m. @The Hurt [email protected]

LaunchLKN is hosting a four-part course on angel investing this month, featuring information on investment terms, building and managing a portfolio, receiving positive returns, and more.

Raleigh Chamber C-Suite Perspectives

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.

ReCONNECT to Move Forward: Mental Health & Well-Being

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.

Duke-CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Bench to Bedside Series

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. (Note: Attendees must register by October 2.)

Wake Tech Small Business Center Pre-Launch Series

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.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

October 30, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

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