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Triangle headliners: October events to fill your calendar

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

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and everything happening in the entrepreneurial, technology and business communities in the Triangle and across North Carolina.

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Following is a list of events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area through the end of October. Many events will be held in person, as some organizers are returning to a live format.

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Black Founders Exchange 2023 Oct. 8–13 @American Underground

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Black Founders Exchange returns this year with a special focus on high-growth cybersecurity and AI startups. The week-long program provides business development content, networking opportunities, connections to experts and mentors, and a cash prize via a pitch competition.

10 startups – including 2 from Triangle – to participate in Black Founders Exchange

Taking the Leap Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Offered by the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, Taking the Leap is a free, four-week cohort covering the ins and outs of starting a business, including identifying target markets, writing business plans, running finances and branding/marketing.

2023 Quality in the Triangle Conference Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. @McKimmon Center

This conference will offer panels on talent and quality, a keynote from the Food and Drug Administration and other presentations covering new technologies, leadership tips and quality fundamentals.

Meet the Employer: First Citizens Bank Oct. 10, 9-9:30 a.m. (online)

Ahead of the NC TECH Job Expo on Oct. 11, NC TECH will host a webinar with representatives from First Citizens Bank’s IT team. Job seekers can learn about the bank’s growth and what recruiting teams are looking for.

Triangle Biotech Tuesday Oct. 10, 5:30 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.

ALMA 2023 44th Annual Leadership Conference Oct. 10–12 @Friday Conference Center

This three-day conference will feature workshops, roundtables, presentations and other sessions tailored for managers of laboratories and scientists.

NC TECH’s Virtual Tech Job Expo Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (online)

NC TECH’s Job Expo lets job seekers and employers connect live via chat and video. Employers will host virtual booths describing employee benefits/perks, vacancies and more. While the event mainly focuses on candidates seeking tech-related jobs and internships, many employers have openings in non-technical roles.

WIB-RTP: 2023 Career Fair for Women in Bio Oct. 11, 4-9 p.m. @NCBiotech

This career fair, hosted by Women In Bio’s RTP chapter, will feature over a dozen companies across biotech, pharmaceuticals and related industries.

Ultimate Marketing Toolkit: Market Research Mastery Oct. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. @Wake Forest Community Library

Part of a five-session seminar series, this event will offer tools and tips on using market research to unlock customer insights. Attendees will learn about competitor analysis, industry trends, audience targeting and other marketing strategies.

2023 MetLife Triangle Tech X Conference Oct. 11–12 @MetLife

For the fourth annual edition of its Triangle Tech X Conference, MetLife will bring together business and technology leaders to discuss women’s role in the new artificial intelligence landscape.

2023 AgTech Investor Symposium Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Raleigh Marriott City Center

ACG Raleigh-Durham is hosting a one-day conference to educate investors on opportunities and trends in the global agricultural technology market.

AWS Cloud for Startups: Rapid, Repeatable DevOps Rollouts Oct. 12, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This online workshop will offer AWS cloud infrastructure and DevOps processes that are scalable and easy to deploy.

Frontiers of Business Conference: Workforce Disrupted Oct. 12–13 @The Carolina Inn

This two-day conference will convene executives, researchers and policymakers to discuss evidence-based strategies for navigating recent shifts in the labor market.

On the Menu: Patent Intro for Entrepreneurs Oct. 13, 12-1 p.m. @The Frontier (& online)

This hybrid lunch and learn will cover patent fundamentals, how to write an application, and considerations for finding patent attorneys and communicating with potential investors.

New Ways of Work Oct. 13, 12-2 p.m. @The Junction

This fall, Innovate Carolina is hosting a series of interactive presentations and networking sessions with industry and campus leaders. This session will focus on high-performance hybrid workplaces, trends in office space design and more.

Be Your Own Shero Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Apex Town Hall

This full-day conference allows attendees to learn from successful women across a range of industries, including education, entrepreneurship and creative fields.

All Things Open 2023 Oct. 15–17 @Raleigh Convention Center

All Things Open, one of the largest open-source technology conferences in the region and nationwide, returns this year with an engaging program for designers, developers, entrepreneurs, technologists and business leaders of all skill levels.

Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center Career Fair Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @James B Hunt Jr. Library

Led by NC State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, this job fair targets students and alumni pursuing careers in biotechnology, biomanufacturing and other life science fields.

RIoT Demo Night 2023 Oct. 16, 4-8 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

RIoT’s Demo Night is back, featuring over 50 IoT and technology demos across different verticals. The annual event is held in conjunction with All Things Open.

Taking the Leap Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Offered by the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, Taking the Leap is a free, four-week cohort covering the ins and outs of starting a business, including identifying target markets, writing business plans, running finances and branding/marketing.

Government Vendor Network Oct. 17, 3-4 p.m. @Brooks Pierce

Government Vendor Network is a quarterly meeting for NC TECH-member companies interested in doing business with the state government. Note: This is a hybrid event.

Pendomonium Oct. 17–19 @Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

Pendo’s popular Pendomonium festival is back and in person. The event will include over 30 breakout sessions, keynotes from multidisciplinary leaders, hands-on training, networking and more sessions centering around product development strategies.

NC TECH Member Drop-In: Triangle Oct. 18, 8:30-10 a.m. @NC TECH’s Raleigh Office

Join this free informal breakfast to learn more about NC TECH and connect with other companies, organizations, and networks in the Triangle.

1 Million Cups RTP Oct. 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.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Track Your Digital Footprint Oct. 18, 10 a.m. (online)

This two-part webinar will offer insights on technologies used to track users’ data and activities, how to follow that data, security and data protection strategies and more.

Information Session: 2024 F.M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Impact Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Duke University’s Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact provides $150,000 in unrestricted funds to organizations working on solving social or environmental problems worldwide. Join this webinar to learn more about the program and application process. Applications for the 2024 round open on Nov. 1 and close Jan. 8.

Impact Collaborative Info Sessions: Part 3 Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @Raleigh Founded – Gateway

Raleigh Founded is hosting a series of informative sessions covering the skills essential to managing a company. Topics center around team leadership, building trust in the workplace and common human resources mistakes.

NC TECH Tech Innovation Index Release + Briefing Oct. 19, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This webinar will serve as the release of NC TECH’s latest annual Tech Innovation Index. Join to hear the highlights of this year’s report.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Be Wise With Your Data Oct. 19, 10 a.m. (online)

This webinar will help participants understand the rules around data collection and best practices for protecting their personal and professional data.

Founded Roundtable: Preparing Your People Managers for the Future of Work Oct. 19, 12-1 p.m. @Raleigh Founded – Gateway

Raleigh Founded will host a roundtable discussing the evolving expectations and experiences of people managers, from managing hybrid teams to increasing efficiency/productivity.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Track Your Digital Footprint Oct. 19, 1 p.m. (online)

This two-part webinar will offer insights on technologies used to track users’ data and activities, how to follow that data, security and data protection strategies and more.

Human-Centered Design Customer Discovery Oct. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. @79° West

Innovate Carolina and the Small Business and Technology Development Center will host a morning workshop covering design products and services utilizing human-centered design.

Black Women in Clinical Research Inaugural Conference Oct. 20–22 @NCBiotech

The inaugural Black Women In Clinical Research Conference will feature three days of networking for local women in clinical research fields, along with career development resources and company interviews.

Taking the Leap Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. (online)

Offered by the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, Taking the Leap is a free, four-week cohort covering the ins and outs of starting a business, including identifying target markets, writing business plans, running finances and branding/marketing.

Business After Hours Mixer Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Gateway

Join the Wright Village in this monthly after-work networking series to connect with local business owners.

Hub RTP Open House Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. @The Experience Center (XPC)

In this in-person open house, attendees can grab a drink, explore the new Hub RTP Experience Center and share their input on community programming and public art.

Raleigh Chamber Networking 101 Oct. 26, 8:30-10 a.m. @Raleigh Chamber

Raleigh Chamber’s next Networking 101 event will feature a talk with Gina Stephens, publisher at Raleigh Magazine. Note: This event is exclusive to members of Raleigh Chamber and its Young Professionals Network. 

Is There Still Room for Humans in an AI-Generated Future? Oct. 26, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This virtual discussion will cover business, ethical, regulatory and cultural considerations surrounding artificial intelligence. It’ll also explore the concept of a co-generated future with humans and AI coexisting with common goals.

Cofounders Corner: An Afternoon with Cofounders Capital Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. @Raleigh Founded Gateway

Led by local venture capital firm Cofounders Capital, this quarterly event features a presentation on investment vehicles/terms, followed by one-on-one office-hours with VCs.

Fireside Chat with Lee-Moore Capital Company President Kirk Bradley Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m. @79° West

This in-person fireside chat will feature Kirk Bradley, the chairman, president and CEO of Sanford-based real estate firm Lee-Moore Capital.

Energy Data Analytics Symposium Oct. 26–27 @Duke University Fuqua School of Business

This two-day conference will explore leading data science approaches that help make energy more affordable, accessible, reliable and sustainable. The event will have a particular focus on the role of machine learning and data analytics.

Thrive with Intelligent Tech of Tomorrow Oct. 27, 12-2 p.m. @The Junction

Innovate Carolina will host an event focusing on the professional world’s shift to AI technologies, covering various legal and ethical considerations, policies and other relevant subtopics.

Global Social (Fall 2023) Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. @Hampton Inn & Suites Crabtree

International Focus will host its next quarterly Global Social in Raleigh. The event is expected to draw professionals, local officials, business owners, international affairs experts, and students.

Application Deadline: UNC CRISPR Screen Grants Oct. 31

UNC Chapel Hill’s Eshelman Institute for Innovation is launching a new grant to cover screens at the new UNC CRISPR Screening Facility. The program will focus on identifying novel therapeutic targets.