Closing out October, part II: What’s happening across NC this week


Here’s our exclusive wrapup of upcoming events happening across North Carolina in October. 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.

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

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

NIH SBIR/STTR Funding Strategies Series

Oct. 26, 1-4:30 p.m. (online)

This two-part training series will cover methods and techniques for developing a strong SBIR/STTR Phase 1 proposal and creating a commercialization strategy.

1 Million Cups Lake Norman

Oct. 27, 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 Charlotte

Oct. 27, 8-9 a.m. (online)

Held every week, 1 Million Cups Charlotte features a presentation from a local startup followed by a Q&A from the community.

1 Million Cups Wilmington

Oct. 27, 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.

NC Graduate & Professional School Information Fair

Oct. 27, 12-6 p.m. (online)

This virtual career event will connect employers with students from Davidson College, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington and Wake Forest University.

Marketing Outside the Box

Oct. 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (online)

HUSTLE Winston-Salem’s weekly Marketing Outside the Box series offers innovative marketing strategies for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Learn how to attract and retain customers and increase your revenue.

AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference 2021 (Charleston, SC)

Oct. 27-29 @Wild Dunes Resort & Hotel

This annual conference features pitches and educational programming serving Southeast companies in the biopharma, medtech, diagnostic and digital health industries.

Executive Conversation with Tom Finegan of Clarkston Consulting

Oct. 28, 9-9:45 a.m. (online)

NC TECH is hosting a virtual discussion with Clarkston Consulting CEO Tom Finegan.

Application Deadline: Catalyst Cohort 3

Oct. 31

Applications are live for Mountain BizWorks’ third Catalyst Cohort, a 12-month program in which participants will grow their businesses with help from a peer advisory group of entrepreneurs of color and facilitated by an experienced growth coach.

Application Deadline: One Buncombe Fund Grants

Oct. 31

The One Buncombe Grant Fund program supports Buncombe County-based small businesses and employees struggling from COVID-related issues. The program offers grants of up to $2,500 for sole proprietorships or up to $5,000 for small businesses.





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