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

This post is part of our weekly column of upcoming events, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle. To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle specifically, check out part one of this week’s column. Another post previews October events. Recurring monthly meetups in the Triangle are listed here.

These columns are an extension of our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to submit an event, feel free to send me an email.

Note: The following list is our lineup of state-wide events through the end of September—most have been switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

SBIR Road Tour

September 14 (online)

First Flight Venture Center is hosting program managers from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The virtual event includes one-on-one meetings with program managers, informative panels, and networking. Read more TechWire coverage here.

2020 Leadership NC Virtual Road Tour

September 14-18 (online)

Leadership North Carolina is teaming up with the Institute for Emerging Issues to host regional events to connect with LNC alumni and friends across North Carolina. Attendees can sign up to join the virtual event that corresponds with their county.

NC Chamber Virtual Health Care Conference

September 15, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

North Carolina Chamber’s Health Care Conference will focus on the state’s evolving healthcare landscape, featuring updates from vaccine manufacturers, hospital leaders and others across the health care supply chain.

BLKTECHCLT & Flatiron School Learn To Code Workshop Series

September 15, 6 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop series, participants will learn how to build a webpage using HTML and CSS. Events in the series will be held twice per month throughout fall 2020.

SBTDC Taking the Leap Program

September 15, 6-8 p.m. (online)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a four-week business development program for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their ideas to the next level by getting their business up and running.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

September 16, 7:30-9 a.m. (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 Wilmington

September 16, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

Marketing Outside the Box

September 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, held by the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, participants will learn innovative strategies for marketing their business.

Packard Place Public House

September 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online) 

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

Apparo CIO Insights Forum Series

September 16, 5 p.m. (online)

From September 2020 to May 2021, Apparo will host a series of five forums featuring tech leaders discussing trending topics, business challenges and best practices for CIOs and other IT professionals.

CLT Alliance Young Professionals Virtual After-Hours Chat

September 16, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s next Young Professionals After-Hours virtual event will cover diversity, equity and inclusion, and ways to close the generation gap.

Introduction to Federal Contracting

September 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Military Business Center is hosting a free webinar on how local companies can go about doing business with the federal government.

Greensboro Chamber Coffee & Conversation

September 17, 9-10 a.m. (online)

Greensboro Chamber is hosting a virtual event about Cone Health’s plans to merge with Sentara Healthcare. Join to learn more about the merger, from Cone Health CEO Terry Akin.

Raising Money: The Basics

September 17, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

The Hurt Hub@Davidson is hosting a four-week course on fundraising for startups. Join to learn about how the process works, when to raise funding, what types of capital are available, and more important information to know as you prepare to fundraise.

Skookum Tech Talks: Navigating Virtual Learning

September 18, 12-1 p.m. (online)

In the next Skookum Tech Talk, Sharon Jones of dot. Consulting and the Dottie Rose Foundation will share helpful tips and tools for virtual learning.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

September 18, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

CISO + IT Security Roundtable

September 22, 7:45-9 a.m. (online)

This online meeting will convene CISOs, VPs and director-level security leaders from NC TECH member companies.

CIO + IT Executive Roundtable

September 22, 7:45-9 a.m. (online)

In this virtual session, IT leaders at NC TECH member companies will discuss relevant topics and developments in their field.

Asheville Chamber: Lending Landscape in the New Normal

September 22, 10-11 a.m. (online)

In this webinar, Asheville Chamber will host a discussion on lending in the “new normal,” featuring local experts John Scroggs from TD Bank, Kelly Foster from Mountain Biz Works, and Sandra Dennison from the Small Business and Technology Development Center of WCU and UNCA.

Making Energy Work: Building Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy in NC

September 22, 3 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association is hosting a monthly webinar series with local and national experts covering clean energy trends. This month’s topic is: Building Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy in NC.

SBTDC Taking the Leap Program

September 22, 6-8 p.m. (online)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a four-week business development program for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their ideas to the next level by getting their business up and running.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

September 23, 7:30-9 a.m. (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 Wilmington

September 23, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

Packard Place Public House

September 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online) 

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

ASPIRE Conversations

September 24, 12 p.m. (online)

ASPIRE Community Capital’s ASPIRE Conversations series will feature discussions with community leaders about Black entrepreneurship in Charlotte. Each session will cover a new topic.

Marketing Outside the Box

September 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, held by the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, participants will learn innovative strategies for marketing their business.

Ask-Me-Anything: How To Break into Tech

September 24, 6 p.m. (online)

BLKTECHCLT and Flatiron School are hosting a discussion with industry experts and educational/career coaches on learning new tech skills and finding your next job. This event is part of a monthly series.

Raising Money: The Basics

September 24, 6:30-8 p.m. (online)

The Hurt Hub@Davidson is hosting a four-week course on fundraising for startups. Join to learn about how the process works, when to raise funding, what types of capital are available, and more important information to know as you prepare to fundraise.

NC TECH Summit for Women in Tech

September 24-25 (online)

NC TECH is hosting a summit with female tech leaders discussing how they navigate gender bias, advocate for change and achieve success in their domains.

UNCW CIE Dial-Up Disrupt

September 25, 12-1 p.m. (online)

UNCW’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a weekly discussion where members of the community share their ideas for innovative products/services.

NC TECH Cyber Security Network

September 29, 9 a.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a panel discussion with tech and cybersecurity leaders sharing tips and advice on how organizations can combat cyber threats in the new era of remote work.

Skookum Coffee Connections

September 29, 11-11:45 a.m. (online)

Skookum is hosting a networking event on the last Tuesday of every month. Join with a cup of coffee or tea to chat about work opportunities and careers in tech.

BLKTECHCLT & Flatiron School Learn To Code Workshop Series

September 29, 6 p.m. (online)

In this free workshop series, participants will learn how to build a webpage using HTML and CSS. Events in the series will be held twice per month throughout fall 2020.

SBTDC Taking the Leap Program

September 29, 6-8 p.m. (online)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting a four-week business development program for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their ideas to the next level by getting their business up and running.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

September 30, 7:30-9 a.m. (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 Wilmington

September 30, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs in the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to gather for coffee, casual startup pitches and conversation.

Marketing Outside the Box

September 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

In this webinar, held by the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, participants will learn innovative strategies for marketing their business.

Packard Place Public House

September 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (online) 

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





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