Triangle Jan. event headliners: CET Conference, Startup Summit, Health Innovation + more Innovation

WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and all things happening in the North Carolina startup/tech world.

“The Headliners” is a multi-part weekly roundup of upcoming events to add to your calendar. To find out what’s happening this month in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part two of the “Headliners” column. Also, check out our exclusive list of upcoming economic forecasts and New Year’s-themed events in January.

Another post highlights events in February. Meetups that occur regularly are listed here.

If you’d like your event to be included, feel free to send me an email.

Check out a full range of events on TechWire’s interactive calendar for more, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle.

Here’s our lineup of Triangle events through the end of January:

On the Menu: Scrappy Marketing

January 6, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @The Frontier

In this workshop, Noel & Co CEO Christina Noel will show participants how to establish a strong marketing presence on a budget. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

18th Annual Economic Forecast Forum

January 7, 10:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

Join hundreds of business, government, education and nonprofit leaders for an event discussing North Carolina’s positioning for the next year of job creation, job retention and quality of life. More TechWire coverage here.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

January 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

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. Pizza will be provided.

Webinar: Learn About Code School & the Tech Scene in RDU

January 7, 7-8 p.m.

In this webinar, Momentum Learning‘s student recruitment manager will discuss the local tech scene and the upcoming class beginning January 21, 2020.

WIB-RTP: Building Your Brand & Packaging Your Potential

January 8, 6-8 p.m. @NC Biotechnology Center

Women In Bio’s 2020 kickoff event will feature information about the benefits of WIB membership, the ‎‎2020 lineup of programming events, and the importance of personal branding. ‎Food will be provided.

1 Million Cups RTP

January 8, 9-10 a.m. @American Underground (@Blackwell) 

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.

Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network

January 9, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @PNC Arena

Raleigh Chamber’s Young Professionals Network is invited to a morning social at the PNC Arena.

TriWiSTEM Advancing Your Career Series: Career Discovery

January 9, 12-1 p.m. @NCBiotech

TriWiSTEM is kicking off the next phase of its “Advancing Your Career” series, focused on providing tools to help attendees advance their career through informal, one-hour sessions. This event features a discussion on career discovery.

Launch 2020

January 9, 2-5 p.m. @Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Raleigh Chamber’s Launch 2020 program features several lightning-style talks from top business leaders in the Triangle.

Larger Than Life Science: Looking Ahead, Looking Back

January 9, 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. This month’s theme is “Looking Back, Looking Ahead.” LaunchBio will take a look back at how far the life science community has come in the last decade and will give a preview of what the next chapter might look like.

How to Bring Personalized Cancer Care to Patients Everywhere

January 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. @Top of the Hill

The next Carolina Innovations Seminar features a talk from Sha Chang, founder of EmpowerRT and professor and director of medical physics research at UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology.

NAWBO Greater Raleigh Social

January 9, 6-8 p.m. @Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village

NAWBO Greater Raleigh is hosting a networking event to bring the local business community together. Light hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served.

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

January 10, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

2019: A Year in Review

January 10, 4-6 p.m. @HQ Capital Club

Join HQ Raleigh in celebrating its impact on the Raleigh community and beyond this year.

Application Deadline: NCSSM Entrepreneurship Fellowship

January 10

The NC School of Science and Mathematics‘ Entrepreneurship Fellowship program places a cohort of rising NCSSM seniors into local startups for a five-week internship in summer 2020. During the program, fellows live at the school and will be provided transportation to/from their startup. They’ll also participate in events that expose them to tech entrepreneurship. NCSSM is seeking startups that are interested in hiring fellows for the program.

Working Within Regulatory Boundaries to Win in Medical Product Development

January 11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @Duke Schiciano Auditorium

Duke University is hosting a free workshop on regulatory requirements/considerations in medical product development. This event is open to Duke faculty/staff and students. Lunch will be provided.

Cary Chamber 101

January 14, 12-1 p.m. @Cary Chamber

Learn about Cary Chamber of Commerce’s network and membership offerings at this lunch and learn. Lunch will be provided.

Easy Deep Learning Text Classification with gobbli

January 14, 5:30-8 p.m. @LifeOmic

The Triangle Computer Vision & Natural Language Processing Meetup is hosting a talk all about gobbli, a new open-source Python library developed by RTI International data scientists Jason Nance and Peter Baumgartner.

Pints & Pitches Chapel Hill

January 14, 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.

Code for Chapel Hill

January 14, 6-8 p.m. @Town of Chapel Hill

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.

Application Deadline: 2020 UNC Health Innovation Pilot Awards

January 14

UNC’s Center for Health Innovation is offering internal pilot funding to UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees for innovative technologies serving care delivery models and pathways, workforce development, translational research and other applications.

Lunch & Learn: IP Strategies for Small Businesses

January 15, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

At this lunch and learn, Michael Steel and Igor Ozeruga of Tarolli will discuss how small businesses and startups can partner with a law firm on IP matters.

Map the System Global Challenge Info Session @UNC

January 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @Graham Memorial

Join Social Innovation @ UNC for an information session about Map the System, a global competition culminating in a pitch event at Oxford University.

Digital Health Happy Hour: Raleigh

January 15, 5-7 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join DHIT’s free monthly networking event to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community members who are shaping the Triangle’s digital health space.

Application Deadline: Carolina Challenge Makeathon

January 15

Makers and innovators are invited to apply to UNC’s Carolina Challenge Makeathon, which runs from January 26 to February 9. Participants will attend several workshops and mentor meetings, all culminating in a final pitch competition with $11,000 in prizes up for grabs.

Application Deadline: NC Entrepreneur Corps Challenge

January 15

In this work-based learning program, NC-based community college and university students will work with mentors from the Governor’s Entrepreneurship Council and NCDIT to develop an innovative concept, get customer feedback and create a product to improve services for citizens across the state. The program runs in the spring 2020 semester (February to April). More TechWire coverage here.

Application Deadline: 2020 FAST Cohort

January 15

First Flight Venture Center’s first FAST cohort will include up to 30 science-focused companies who will receive an extensive grant-readiness evaluation bootcamp in February 2020, as well as expert coaching and mentoring on developing a competitive SBIR/STTR phase 1 application.

FREEDM Systems Center Basic & Advanced Microgrids Short Course

January 15-17 @PowerAmerica

NC State faculty and industry representatives will lead a course equipping engineering professionals, program managers, system integrators and utility engineers with essential knowledge about basic and advanced microgrids.

NC SBTDC’s Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur (Danville, VA)

January 16, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @RCATT Regional Center for Advanced Technology & Training

In this full-day educational event, hosted by The Launch Place, entrepreneurs will learn how the investment process works and find out what investors are looking for. These insights will help participants prepare for raising capital with an insider’s perspective in mind.

Cary Chamber Business of Women

January 16, 12-1:15 p.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Cary Chamber invites you to join Brooke Burns, a professional business and personal coach, for a workshop on selecting a “guiding word” to take into 2020.

Cary Chamber Business After Hours

January 16, 5-7 p.m. @Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Join Cary Chamber of Commerce for an after-work networking event at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Cary. Appetizers and beverages provided.

RTP180: Wellness

January 16, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

RTP180 is starting off 2020 by bringing in five experts to provide different takes on wellness, and how you can best incorporate it into your life.

Bunker Connect Raleigh-Durham: A Community of Resources

January 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Loading Dock Raleigh

Bunker Labs Raleigh-Durham is introducing Bunker Connect, a Bunker Labs and Schultz Family Foundation initiative, to promote personal and professional development in the local military community. More TechWire coverage here.

Triangle Tech Net

January 17, 7-10 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.

Raleigh Chamber Coffee with Leaders

January 17, 7:30-9 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s “Coffee with Leaders” series features local business leaders sharing their experiences and support of the small business community.

State of Mobility 2020: RTA 18th Annual Meeting

January 17, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

The Regional Transportation Alliance’s 18th annual meeting features the latest transportation trends and insights, and talks on the opportunities and challenges impacting the Triangle in the next year.

Application Deadline: NC IDEA Internship Program for Under-Represented Student Entrepreneurs

January 17

In summer 2020, NC IDEA will be offering a paid internship for under-represented students. The goal of the program is to create a more diverse group of future entrepreneurs in North Carolina.

IdeaFest Pitch Competition Applications Open

January 20

At The Launch Place’s 7th annual IdeaFest on April 2, a group of 20 startups will get to present their pitches to a live audience and panel of judges, competing for a total of $10,000 in prizes. Pitch applications are due March 2.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

January 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Caktus Group

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. Pizza will be provided.

Spacewalk 2020 + The Pragmatic Programmer & Andy Hunt

January 21, 6-8 p.m. @Carolina Theater

During this special event, All Things Open will announce several new projects they’ve been working on for a while now, including a new direction for allthingsopen.org, and they’ll give attendees a quick overview 2020 plans.

Women in Technical Leadership

January 21-23 @Park Alumni Center

Join STEM professionals to explore the unique challenges women face while navigate growth and leadership tracks within traditionally male-dominated fields.

Cary Chamber Breakfast with the Mayor

January 22, 7:30-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club

Join Cary Chamber of Commerce to hear Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht recap the previous year’s happenings and provide a look at upcoming plans for 2020.

NAWBO Raleigh Business Luncheon

January 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel RDU

The Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is hosting a luncheon with Suzanne Evans, who will present a talk on decision-making and business success.

Lunch & Learn: PCB Antenna Considerations from Concept to Certification

January 22, 12-1 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

At this lunch and learn, Mike Barts and Shruthi Soora of the Wireless Research Center will go over the points to consider when designing a PCB antenna throughout the product design cycle from concept to certification.

Application Deadline: Duke Student Founders Program

January 22

Open to all Duke students, this program provides experiential education, mentoring, community, resources and even grants to individuals who are interested in creating a product or service, testing a pilot, and someday launching their own startup.

Raleigh Chamber Professional Women’s Luncheon

January 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

This event features a panel of local female police chiefs, including Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis, Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown and Fuquay-Varina Police Chief Laura Fahnestock. The speakers will discuss how they manage career growth with their families and the importance of being an example to other women.

Global Health Happy Hour

January 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @East Durham Bake Shop

This monthly event brings together global health leaders, professionals and advocates for an evening of networking in the Triangle. The event is free and open to the public.

Triangle Women in STEM 2020 Kickoff

January 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC (Durham)

To kick off 2020, Triangle Women in STEM is hosting a night of networking, dining and insights from speaker Phaedra Biondiris.

2020 Startup Summit ‘New Year, New Entrepreneur You’ Kickoff Party

January 23, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Startup Summit is celebrating the new year with a talk from Julia Wuench, founder of The Authenticity Guide. The event also features brews from Fortnight Brewery and a raffle for a Startup Summit t-shirt and Purebuds Earphones.

Connect, Engage, Transform Conference

January 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. @UNC Friday Center

The CET Conference brings together stakeholders from UNC and North Carolina’s rural communities to encourage sustainable collaborations for the public good. The keynote speaker is Dorian Burton, assistant executive director for the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

NC IDEA Spring 2020 Grants Information Session (Webinar)

January 24, 3-4 p.m.

At this info session, NC IDEA Program Director Amy Bastian will share details on the upcoming spring 2020 grants: NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED. Learn more about the programs and how to apply. NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED applications open February 3 and close March 2. (Note: This event is part of a series of information sessions NC IDEA is hosting throughout the state in January and February. See the full schedule here.

Triangle Health Innovation Challenge

January 24-26 @Trent Semans Center

At this weekend-long hackathon, local engineers, clinicians, designers, professionals and students will gather to collaborate in creating innovative solutions for the biggest challenges in healthcare. Participants will have an opportunity to compete for prizes up to $2,000.

NC IDEA Spring 2020 Grants Information Session (Durham)

January 27, 12-1:30 p.m. @American Underground @ATC

At this info session, NC IDEA Program Director Amy Bastian will share details on the upcoming spring 2020 grants: NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED. Learn more about the programs and how to apply. NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED applications open February 3 and close March 2. (Note: This event is part of a series of information sessions NC IDEA is hosting throughout the state in January and February. See the full schedule here.

Code for Chapel Hill

January 28, 6-8 p.m. @Town of Chapel Hill

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.

Downtown Techies Happy Hours @Midtown

January 28, 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.

2020 NC STIR Briefing

January 30, 8:30-10 a.m. @Research Triangle Foundation

At this event, NC TECH will release its sixth annual State of Technology Industry Report and Tech Directory, capturing North Carolina’s tech sector and including a directory of all NC TECH members.

NC TECH Government Vendor Network

January 30, 3-4:30 p.m. @Wells Fargo Capitol Center

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

Triangle Tech Net

January 31, 7-10 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.

Application Deadline: UNC KickStart Commercialization Grant Awards

January 31

From UNC’s Office of Technology Commercialization, this quarterly grant program offers non-dilutive funding—from $5,000 to $50,000—to assist UNC faculty-led startups in commercializing their products.

Application Deadline: Duke MEDx & FastTrack Medical Device Development RFA

January 31

FastTrack, a collaborative medical device engineering resource in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, in conjunction with MEDx, has a new funding opportunity for Duke faculty members, staff or students who are developing medical devices. Selected projects will receive prototyping services, project management and market analysis, IP and regulatory guidance and support for finding industry partnerships.

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