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January headliners, part I: 40 events &…

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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 across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area through the end of January—including several economic forecasts and New Years-themed events.

Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to a live format.

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

Downtown Techies Raleigh Happy Hour

Jan. 3, 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

Jan. 3, 7 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

Jan. 4, 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 Economic Forecast Breakfast

Jan. 4, 7:30-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber will host local economist Dr. Michael Walden for a discussion on the upcoming year’s challenges and opportunities in Cary and throughout the Triangle region.

Launch 2023

Jan. 4, 2-6 p.m. @Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

This forward-looking event will feature trends and forecasts from experts on economic development, commercial real estate, talent and demographics. Speakers hail from a range of prominent companies and organizations, including WakeMed, Wells Fargo, Highwoods Properties, Spiffy and more.

Application Deadline: Launch Chapel Hill (Spring 2023)

Jan. 5, 5 p.m.

Applications are open for Launch Chapel Hill’s next accelerator cohort, beginning in early-February. The program isn’t exclusive to UNC students; applicants don’t need to have connections to the campus, Chapel Hill or Orange County to apply. Startups in any industry are welcome. More TechWire coverage here.

These 4 promising startups powering forward at Launch Chapel Hill accelerator

Application Deadline: The Camel Accelerator at Campbell University

Jan. 5

This 10-week accelerator, running from February to April, will select 10 to 20 North Carolina-based entrepreneurs who are female, minority or reside in a rural area. Participants will learn sales and marketing tips, connect with mentors, grow their networks and get connected to educational resources. The cohort will be in a hybrid format, with meetings held via Zoom and at Campbell’s Buies Creek campus.

NC Chamber Economic Forecast Forum

Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel

The NC Chamber and North Carolina Bankers Association will host the 21st annual Economic Forecast Forum, bringing together the state’s top leaders to discuss the economic forecast for 2023.

NC IDEA Spring 2023 MICRO & SEED Grants Webinar

Jan. 9, 4 p.m. (online)

NC IDEA is hosting a statewide series of information sessions covering its upcoming grant opportunities for North Carolina startups: MICRO ($10,000) and SEED ($50,000). Join to learn more about the programs and how to apply. Applications open on Jan. 30 and close on Feb. 27.

How Marketplace Startups Can Harness Network Effects

Jan. 10, 12-1 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Gateway

This lunch and learn will feature a talk from Ivy Clinicians Co-Founder and CEO Leon Adelman, who will share tips on how marketplace startups can harness network effects.

Cary Chamber 101

Jan. 10, 12-1 p.m. @Cary Chamber

Learn about the Cary Chamber of Commerce’s network and membership offerings at this information session.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday

Jan. 10, 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.

Spacewalk 2023: Annual All Things Open Kick-Off

Jan. 11, 6-8 p.m. @Marbles IMAX Theater

All Things Open will kick off 2023 with its annual Spacewalk event, featuring a prominent speaker and presentation, networking, food and beverages, and more.

Raleigh Chamber Coffee with Leaders

Jan. 12, 8:30-10 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

Raleigh Chamber’s next Coffee with Leaders event will feature a talk with Walk West CEO Abha Bowers, who will discuss her leadership and marketing style. Note: This event is open to Raleigh Chamber members only. 

How to Build Predictability in Your Talent Pipeline in Uncertain Times

Jan. 12, 9-9:45 a.m. (online)

NC TECH will host a webinar with Momentum Co-Founder and CEO Jessica Mitsch-Homes, who will share technology talent acquisition trends and other insights on the future of work.

On the Menu: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Jan. 12, 12-1 p.m. @Frontier 800 (& online)

This hybrid workshop will offer tips and tricks on using LinkedIn as a career marketing and networking tool. Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, write an attention-grabbing headline, boost your professional experience and more.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

Jan. 13, 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.

Application Deadline: Venture Connect 2023

Jan. 13

Applications are live for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Venture Connect 2023 event in March. Selected companies will pitch their products/services to a packed audience of investors, business leaders, potential partners and fellow entrepreneurs. CED welcomes scaling companies in the tech, biotech, agtech, food and consumer packaged goods sectors.

Venture Connect Summit from CED plans 2-day event in March

NC IDEA Speaker Series: Building Your eCommerce in 2023

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

NC IDEA will host a webinar discussing how companies can transform their fourth-quarter results into a profitable plan for 2023.

NC TECH Government Vendor Network

Jan. 17, 3-4 p.m. @Brooks Pierce

NC TECH’s Government Vendor Network is a forum for member firms who have an interest in doing business with the state government.

Application Deadline: UNC Innovation Pilot Awards

Jan. 17, 5 p.m.

UNC Health’s Center for Health Innovation and the UNC School of Medicine will provide as many as four awards (up to $50,000 each) to support innovative healthcare delivery and financing solutions.

1 Million Cups RTP

Jan. 18, 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.

Digital Health Happy Hour: Chapel Hill

Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @DHIT headquarters

The Digital Health Institute for Transformation will host an evening networking event in Chapel Hill for the Triangle’s healthcare and innovation communities.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

Jan. 19, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber’s next Business of Women event will feature a talk from mindset coach Victoria Haffer.

NC IDEA Spring 2023 Grants Information Session: Triangle

Jan. 23, 3-4:15 p.m. @The Frontier

NC IDEA is hosting a statewide series of information sessions covering its upcoming grant opportunities for North Carolina startups: MICRO ($10,000) and SEED ($50,000). Join to learn more about the programs and how to apply. Applications open on Jan. 30 and close on Feb. 27.

NC IDEA schedules meetings to brief applicants for grants – here’s the breakdown

NewCo Series: Curie Co

Jan. 23, 4-6 p.m. (online)

The NC Life Sciences Virtual Networking Group will host a talk with Ute Galm, the VP of enzyme and strain development at RTP-based Curie Co.

Regional Transportation Alliance’s 21st Annual Meeting: State of Mobility

Jan. 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

This year’s Regional Transportation Alliance meeting will be a two-part series, with an online event on Jan. 24 and an in-person luncheon on Jan. 31 at the Embassy Suites. This event is a chance to meet with hundreds of regional leaders to gain insights on current and emerging trends in transportation.

RevTech Labs Fintech + Insurtech Accelerator Info Session

Jan. 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Applications are open for RevTech Labs’ next accelerator cohort, offering 15 companies a $120,000 investment and assistance with building an advisory board. Join this information session to learn more. Applications are due on Feb. 1.

The State of Cary

Jan. 25, 7:30-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

At this event, the Cary Chamber of Commerce will host Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht for a discussion on the past year’s progress and 2023 plans.

NU Tech Roundtable 2023

Jan. 26, 8:40 a.m. – 12 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

The 13th annual NU Tech Roundtable will bring together experts, professionals and university representatives to discuss some of the digital and engineering trends around agtech.

WRAL TechWire’s 20-Year Celebration

Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m. @WRAL

WRAL TechWire is celebrating its 20th anniversary as the Triangle’s leading technology publication. This event will bring together the TechWire team, partners and supporters to celebrate. Note: This is an invite-only event. 

Cary Chamber Business After Hours

Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m. @Courtyard Cary Crossroads

Cary Chamber’s Business After Hours series is an opportunity for local business owners to network over appetizers and beverages.

Environmental Compliance Conference

Jan. 26 in Durham

At this one-day conference, the NC Chamber will host NC Department of Environmental Quality officials and industry experts in discussing important regulatory considerations, legislation, policy issues and other areas impacting water, waste, air and natural resources.

Tour of PowerSecure

Jan. 26 @PowerSecure headquarters

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster will host an exclusive tour of PowerSecure’s headquarters, providing a firsthand look at the company’s microgrid technology.

NC State Make-A-Thon 2023

Jan. 27-29 @NC State

In NC State’s annual Make-A-Thon program, student teams will be tasked with creating the best solution to a sustainability challenge. Then, they’ll pitch their ideas to local judges for a chance to win $1,000 to $3,000 in prize money.

NC IDEA 101 with Natalie Scarritt & Jeff Livesay of CopyForward

Jan. 30, 4-5 p.m. (online)

Join this virtual information session to learn about NC IDEA and its grants, programs and other initiatives serving North Carolina startups. Natalie Scarritt and Jeff Livesay of CopyForward will lead the session.

Applications Open for NC IDEA’s Spring 2023 Grants Cycle

Jan. 30

NC IDEA will open the application window for its two 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). Applications close on Feb. 27.

FSPV: Fundamentals of Solar PV Design & Installation

Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 @NCCETC Module 5 Training Room

This 40-hour course will cover the basics of designing and installing photovoltaic systems, with an optional hands-on installation day taking place after the online program.

Regional Transportation Alliance’s 21st Annual Meeting: State of Mobility

Jan. 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

This year’s Regional Transportation Alliance meeting will be a two-part series, with an online event on Jan. 24 and an in-person luncheon on Jan. 31 at the Embassy Suites. This event is a chance to meet with hundreds of regional leaders to gain insights on current and emerging trends in transportation.

Application Deadline: UNC KickStart Commercialization Grants

Jan. 31, 11:59 p.m.

This award program offers $5,000 to $50,000 to help early-stage companies meet commercial milestones. In addition to funding, the program also provides access to business experts. Requests for proposals are solicited quarterly from faculty founders.

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