NC August headliners: Previewing events from the coast to the mountains | WRAL TechWire

NC August headliners: Previewing events from the coast to the mountains | WRAL TechWire

Editor’s note: WRAL TechWire’s event calendars are part of our weekly Startup Monday package.

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Here’s our exclusive roundup of upcoming events across North Carolina through the end of August. Included are the latest meetups, conferences, workshops, application deadlines and networking events in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triad, Wilmington and other parts of the state.

Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to live events. Others will be held virtually and are noted as such.

If you’d like to submit an event for WRAL TechWire’s statewide events calendar, feel free to reach out here

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Pitch-Space Live in Winston-Salem

Aug. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking

In this event hosted by Flywheel Coworking, a group of startups will present their products/services to a panel of investors for feedback.

Raleigh Chamber Annual Leadership Conference [Wilmington]

Aug. 22–23 @Hotel Ballast Wilmington

Raleigh Chamber’s annual Leadership Conference convenes 250 business leaders, government officials and other stakeholders to discuss trends, policy issues, workforce development, company culture and more. Note: This event is open to Raleigh Chamber members only. 

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

Aug. 23, 7:30-9 a.m. @Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (& 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

Aug. 23, 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 Fayetteville

Aug. 23, 9 a.m. @Fayetteville Tech Community College

Entrepreneurs in Fayetteville are welcome to attend 1 Million Cups every Wednesday to present their ventures and meet other founders in the area.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

Aug. 23, 9-10 a.m. @UNCW CIE (& 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 Asheville

Aug. 23, 9-10 a.m. @Hatch Innovation Hub

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear pitches from local founders and network with peers, investors and business leaders.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Translational Research Grants

Aug. 23, 12 p.m.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Translational Research Grant program provides funding for projects exploring/developing commercial applications for university-held life science inventions. Applications for the next funding cycle are live.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA MICRO & NC IDEA SEED

Aug. 28

NC IDEA seeks promising applicants for the next round of its flagship grant programs serving North Carolina tech startups: NC IDEA MICRO (small, project-based grants of $10,000) and NC IDEA SEED ($50,000 for startups with a proven concept). Apply by 5 p.m. EST.

ChatGPT + Beyond: Unmasking Potential Consequences of Advanced AI Models

Aug. 29, 5-7:30 p.m. @Kingsmen Software

LaunchCLT will host an informative session on the emergence of ChatGPT and generative AI, the challenges they pose, ethical considerations, safety measures and more.

RevTech Labs Class 19 Mentor Match-Making

Aug. 29, 5-7:30 p.m. @Tabbris

RevTech Labs is welcoming its 19th class of fintech and insurtech startups. Mentors, sponsors and friends can join this event to meet the companies and connect with local business leaders.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

Aug. 30, 7:30-9 a.m. @Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (& 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

Aug. 30, 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 Fayetteville

Aug. 30, 9 a.m. @Fayetteville Tech Community College

Entrepreneurs in Fayetteville are welcome to attend 1 Million Cups every Wednesday to present their ventures and meet other founders in the area.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

Aug. 30, 9-10 a.m. @UNCW CIE (& 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 Asheville

Aug. 30, 9-10 a.m. @Hatch Innovation Hub

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear pitches from local founders and network with peers, investors and business leaders.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Aug. 30, 12-1 p.m. @transform GSO

This lunch and learn will share insights and tips on how companies can improve their culture and boost their business’s value.

AfroFuturism Fest 2023

Aug. 31–Sept. 2 @Charlotte Art League

City Startup Labs and BlkTech Interactive are hosting Charlotte’s third annual AfroFuturism Fest, a program celebrating Black creativity and technological innovation. The theme of this year’s program is “Ancient to the Future.”

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