On the horizon: A look at events, application deadlines across NC set for December


Plenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for December, and we suggest you pencil them into your calendar soon.

If you’re interested in events coming up in the immediate future, check out our two-part list of November events in the Triangle and in other metros across North Carolina. We’ve also put together a list of 100+ Triangle meetups.

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

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

Application Deadline: Raleigh Chamber Emerging Leaders Program

December 1

Raleigh Chamber is accepting applications for the January-March session of its Emerging Leaders program, which involves five two-hour sessions on topics including career advancement, work-life balance and community engagement.

Application Deadline: Seed the South Pitches

December 1

Collective Hustle is putting out a call for Charlotte startups to apply to pitch their products/services at Seed the South on January 22-23. Five pre-launch startups will pitch on January 22 and five post-launch companies will pitch January 23.

RAP Wilson Information Session (Durham)

December 2, 4-5 p.m. @The Frontier

RIoT is bringing its startup accelerator program to Wilson in Spring 2020. Join this info session to learn more about RAP Wilson and ask questions from the RIoT and Gig East teams. The deadline to apply to RAP Wilson is December 16.

2020 Product Innovation Summit

December 3, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. @RTP HQ

Join this conference to hear from experts on the best strategies for building an effective product strategy to grow your business.

RAP Wilson Information Session (Raleigh)

December 3, 8:30-9:30 a.m. @RIoT Labs

RIoT is bringing its startup accelerator program to Wilson in Spring 2020. Join this info session to learn more about RAP Wilson and ask questions from the RIoT and Gig East teams. The deadline to apply to RAP Wilson is December 16.

CEOCircle Raleigh-Durham: Peer to Peer Learning for Established Businesses

December 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh 

Bunker Labs RDU’s CEOCircle helps local veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs to position their companies for future growth. This program is designed for businesses that are beyond the idea stage of development.

Cleantech Innovation Awards

December 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Market Hall

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s Cleantech Innovation Awards will celebrate the region’s leaders in cleantech innovation and application from industry, government, research, and beyond.

ACCESS Meetup: CPAs, Accountants & Bookkeepers

December 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ACCESS Center for Equity + Success

Winston-Salem’s ACCESS Center for Equity + Success is hosting a free meetup to convene CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers.

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Annual Meeting

December 3, 6-10 p.m. @Charlotte Convention Center

This evening program will be celebrating the first year as the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, spotlighting the successes from the organization’s 15 county footprint.

Application Deadline: CED Venture Connect 2020

December 3

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is welcoming companies to apply for the Venture Connect 2020 Summit to gain premium exposure to thought leaders, industry visionaries and investors on March 17-19.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

December 4, 7:30-9 a.m. @Hurt Hub @Davidson

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.

Asheville Chamber Smart Series

December 4, 8-9 a.m. @Asheville Chamber

The Asheville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on employment policies, led by Jon Harbrough of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete.

1 Million Cups Charlotte

December 4, 8:30-10 a.m.

Held every month, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community. Free coffee is included.

1 Million Cups Asheville

December 4, 9-10 a.m. 

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Triad Tech Talk Live: Cybersecurity Panel Discussion

December 4, 9-10:30 a.m. @Flywheel Coworking (W. Fifth St.)

Join NC TECH for a panel discussion on the importance of risk assessments as the foundation of any security strategy.

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Global Health Leadership Forum: Blockchain for Global & Public Health

December 4, 4-6:30 p.m. @NCBiotech

Join this seminar to learn about blockchain technology and how it can advance global health.

RAP Wilson Information Session (Wilmington)

December 4, 5-6 p.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

RIoT is bringing its startup accelerator program to Wilson in Spring 2020. Join this info session to learn more about RAP Wilson and ask questions from the RIoT and Gig East teams. The deadline to apply to RAP Wilson is December 16.

Wilmington Tech-Con

December 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @tekMountain

Join Cape Fear Women in Tech for the first Wilmington Tech-Con, which will convene tech professionals and tech groups in the Wilmington area. Refreshments will be provided.

Talent Jam Charlotte

December 4, 6-9 p.m. @Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts

This event features dueling open-mic pitches where Charlotte-based jobseekers and companies looking for talent will deliver alternating 60-second pitches. Networking will follow.

Charlotte Tech Talk Live: How Do You Know If You’ve Been ‘Digitally Transformed’?

December 5, 9-10:30 a.m. @We Work (S. Tryon)

Join NC TECH for a conversation about the process of digital transformation and its successes and challenges.

Lunch & Learn: Breaking Down IoT “Plug and Play”

December 5, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join Device Solutions Director of Product Technology Strategy Tony Sammarco for a lunch-and-learn on how the many components of an IoT solution must interwork in order to realize a sound ROI.

Larger Than Life Science

December 5, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield

Meet fellow entrepreneurs, get tips on growing your company and network with members of the life science community at Larger Than Life Science, a free event presented by LaunchBio.

Ag Tech Professional Forum

December 5, 4-7 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

This event convenes local ag tech entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders for an evening of networking and engagement outside of the traditional workplace environment.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

December 5, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Asheville Chamber Business After Hours

December 5, 5:30-7 p.m. @Hawthorne Apartments

This month, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours networking event will be hosted by Hawthorne at Haywood, a new apartment community now leasing for December 2019. Join for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and community.

ABCs of Starting a Business Workshop

December 5, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Community College – Northern Wake Campus

This event covers the basics of starting a business, including topics such as legal entities, financing options, business plans, and more.

Crypto Current Webinar

December 5, 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Tech Talent South Charlotte for a free webinar on cryptocurrency terms and trends. The session will be led by Richard Carthon, founder of Carthon Enterprises and Crypto Current.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

December 6, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

BABC Charlotte Holiday & Good Cheer Luncheon

December 6, 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Quail Hollow Club

The British American Business Council Charlotte invites the community to join for a holiday party to wrap up the year.

NC IDEA Ice House Facilitator Training (4th Cohort)

December 10-12 @Catawba Valley Community College

NC IDEA’s three-day Ice House Facilitator Training provides education and insight on the “entrepreneurial mindset” to innovators who want to solve social, political and economic problems.

UNC IE Bagel Breakfast Social

December 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. @UNC Institute for the Environment

UNC’s Institute for the Environment hosts a monthly breakfast inviting a guest speaker to discuss their latest research and projects.

On the Menu: How Customer Insights Grow Your Business

December 10, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier

Join Frontier RTP to hear from Nancy MacCreery of Broad Reach Marketing Services on understanding and measuring customer feedback. Lunch will be provided.

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Lunch & Learn: The Core IoT Network

December 10, 12-1 p.m. @Launch Factory

Join Charlotte IoT and Steven Payne, senior director of IoT sales at Sprint, as he covers how millions of devices connecting to the network are different than smartphones and security across that network.

TechGirlz Workshop: Python Using Jupyter Notebooks

December 10, 5-8 p.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions

In this TechGirlz workshop, students will learn how to program their own game using Python.

Pints & Pitches Chapel Hill

December 10, 6-7:30 p.m. @The Pit Chapel Hill

Join Chapel Hill Economic Development for appetizers and networking with local entrepreneurs, startup teams, freelancers and professionals. Attendees can pitch their business ideas. More coverage here.

Cybersecurity 101

December 10, 6-8 p.m.

Join Tech Talent South Charlotte to learn the terms and tools you need to protect your business.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

December 11, 7:30-9 a.m. @Hurt Hub @Davidson

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.

Charlotte PitchBreakfast

December 11, 8-10 a.m. @The Garage at Packard Place

Every month, a handful of Queen City-based companies headline Charlotte PitchBreakfast, pitching their products and services for a total of five minutes, after which they will answer questions from the audience and a panel of entrepreneurs and experts.

1 Million Cups Asheville

December 11, 9-10 a.m. @East Fork

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Speed Networking at the Speedway

December 11, 3:30-6:30 p.m. @Charlotte Motor Speedway Paddock Club

Come network with the business community while getting a sneak peek at the Speedway’s Christmas light decorations at the next “Speed Networking at the Speedway” event, held by the north chapter of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.

Application Deadline: NCBiotech Flash Grant Cycle 2

December 11

For its Flash Grant program, the North Carolina Biotech Center is on the lookout for innovative life science technology ideas with commercial potential. Applications for the latest cycle in the program are due at noon.

NCGrowth Fall 2019 Showcase

December 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @NC Zoo

This event brings together partners, funders and friends of UNC’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to showcase the center’s current projects.

Lunch & Learn: The Core IoT Network

December 12, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join RIoT and Steven Payne, senior director of IoT sales at Sprint, as he covers how millions of devices connecting to the network are different than smartphones and security across that network.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

December 12, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Idea Tap Davidson

December 12, 5:30-8 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking – Davidson

Held by Flywheel at the Hurt Hub@Davidson once a month, the Idea Tap Davidson event series offers local entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their ideas through short pitch sessions and network with like-minded innovators in the community.

UNCW AI Meetup

December 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Every month this meetup group joins to discuss a hot topic in the artificial intelligence space. Join to hear insights and meet others in the Wilmington AI community.

Workshop: QuickBooks Overview

December 12, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Community College, Northern Wake Campus

At this seminar, Roper Group Owner Jess MeLamb will teach small businesses the basics of bookkeeping with QuickBooks.

BLKTECHCLT & Flatiron School Coding Info Session

December 12, 6-8 p.m. @James M Duke Memorial Library

Join BLKTECHCLT for an info session to learn all about Flatiron School’s online engineering, data science and UX/UI design programs.

NAWBO Greater Raleigh Holiday Social

December 12, 6-8 p.m. @Cary Florist

The Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is hosting a special holiday networking event with members of the local business community.

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Venture 15 Awards & Venture Asheville Honors

December 12, 7-10 p.m. @The Orange Peel

The Venture 15 and Venture Asheville Honors Awards are presented in celebration of the fastest-growing startups in the city, along with the individuals who are leading the growth of the local entrepreneurial community.

Triangle Tech Net

December 13, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions

This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

Tech for Good Keynote + Panel Discussion

December 13, 8:15-10:30 a.m. @Research Triangle Foundation

Join NC TECH to learn how companies are using technology to address a higher purpose that helps people and our planet, and the positive outcomes they’re experiencing as a result.

Application Deadline: RAP Wilson Cohort (Spring 2020)

December 16

RIoT is bringing its 12-week RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) to Wilson starting in February 2020. Applications for the first RAP Wilson cohort will close on December 16 at 5 p.m. EST.

Startup Grind Davidson: End of Year Holiday Party

December 17, 5-7 p.m. @Hurt Hub@Davidson

Startup Grind Davidson invites the community to join to celebrate a successful year with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a White Elephant Gift Exchange, and ping pong, jenga, karaoke and Uno.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

December 18, 7:30-9 a.m. @Hurt Hub @Davidson

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 Asheville

December 18, 9-10 a.m. 

Asheville’s startup community meets weekly to hear presentations and support one another in continuing to grow.

Packard Place Public House

December 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Packard Place

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

Triangle TechBreakfast

December 19, 8-10 a.m. @RTP Headquarters

Developers, designers, startups and tech enthusiasts are invited to join this monthly meetup for free networking over breakfast, plus a series of showcase presentations.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

December 19, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Startup Grind Winston-Salem: End of Year Party & Chili Cookoff

December 19, 5:30-8 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking (W. Fifth St.)

Join Startup Grind Winston-Salem for its annual chili cookoff to celebrate the end of the year.

HQ Raleigh Holiday Party

December 19, 5:30-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join HQ Raleigh for its annual holiday party featuring ugly sweaters, prizes, drinks and community.

Skookum Volcano Tour

December 26, 12-1 p.m. @Skookum Charlotte

Join an open tour of the Skookum office to get an introduction to the tech and ideas powering the community. The Skookum team will be available for any questions or comments participants may have. Lunch will be provided.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

December 26, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant

Held on a weekly basis, this Venture Café event series provides all sorts of programming for Piedmont Triad entrepreneurs and innovators. Every Thursday evening, the community gathers for networking, panel talks, workshops, presentations, product demos, interviews, and more.

Triangle Tech Net

December 27, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions

This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

December 31, 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.





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