Plenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for February, and we suggest you pencil them into your calendar ahead of the new year.

If you’re interested in events coming up in the immediate future, check out our roundup of December and January events in the Triangle and in other metros across North Carolina.

These columns accompany our interactive calendar, along with a list of Triangle meetups.

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

Get2Know NC TECH Webinar

February 1, 9-9:30 a.m.

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

Triangle Global Health Career Day

February 1, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, RTP

This event convenes students and professionals interested in global health careers for an opportunity to make connections, sharpen their marketable skills and gain more knowledge about the field.

Triangle Startup Weekend: Artificial Intelligence

February 1-3 @American Underground (@Main)

The Triangle’s next Startup Weekend is an opportunity for AI developers, designers and innovators join together for 54 hours to create a concept, test it, craft a business model and pitch their demo to the audience.

Triangle Health Innovation Challenge 2019

February 1-3 @Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education

Engineers, clinicians, designers, professionals and students will gather to collaborate in creating innovative solutions for the biggest challenges in patient care.

PercCollider Climate Coffee Hour

February 1, 4-5 p.m. @The Collider

The weekly PercCollider event convenes Collider members for networking and collaboration over drinks.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Mondays

February 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @NCSU Innovation Hall

DC, the manager of the eGarage startup space, will be open on Mondays to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State.

Audit Preparation for Emerging Life Sciences

February 5, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

The Morris Group and ZenQMS present a half-day workshop providing companies with tips, strategies and insights on how to avoid costly audit observations and lost revenue.

Lunch & Learn: From Climate Indicators to Action

February 5, 12-1 p.m. @The Collider

Laura Stevens, a research scientist with North Carolina State University and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina, will discuss the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s climate change indicators.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

February 5, 12-1:30 p.m.

This weekly event brings together local founders and startup teams for introductions and networking. At the event, they can also watch or participate in an online pitch session, joining startups in the StartupBlink network around the world.

Ventureprise Launch Alumni Event

February 5, 5:30-8 p.m. @PORTAL

Ventureprise is throwing an event to celebrate alumni from the program’s past cohorts.

1 Million Cups CLT

February 6, 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.

Application Deadline: Pinnacle Hill Pre-Proposals

February 6

Pinnacle Hill, a partnership between UNC Chapel Hill and Deerfield Management, will provide $65 million to support the advancement of novel drug development projects. Short-form pre-proposals for funding are due February 6.

Data Connectors Charlotte Cybersecurity Conference 2019

February 7, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. @Embassy Suites Charlotte

Companies can attend this conference to learn how to protect their data from the latest attack vectors. The day-long event features keynote speakers, educational sessions, a cybersecurity exhibit, and more.

2019 NC STIR Briefing

February 7, 8:30-10:30 a.m. @Research Triangle Foundation

NC TECH releases its annual North Carolina State of Technology Industry Report & Tech Directory, capturing North Carolina’s tech sector and including a directory of all NC TECH members.

Larger Than Life Science

February 7, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield

Meet fellow entrepreneurs, get tips on growing your company and network with fellow members of the life science community at the Larger Than Life Science events series, presented by LaunchBio. Entrance is free-of-charge.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

February 7, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem

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.

Tech Talent South: Head in the Clouds

February 7, 6-7:30 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join Tech Talent South to learn how cloud solutions work and how they can help enhance your business.

Blockchain LKN Labs: Crypto Talks Thursdays

February 7, 6-9 p.m. @Hurt Hub for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This weekly meetup is an opportunity for fellow blockchain enthusiasts in the Lake Norman area to join together for beer, coffee, tea or food to discuss all-things-blockchain. Topics rotate every week.

Triangle Tech Net

February 8, 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.

PercCollider Climate Coffee Hour

February 8, 4-5 p.m. @The Collider

The weekly PercCollider event convenes Collider members for networking and collaboration over drinks.

Wilmington Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Meetup: Special Guest Bitcoin Ben

February 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m. @tekMountain

Come out to the next Wilmington Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Meetup to hear about the latest innovations and projects in the crypto world. February’s event features special guest Bitcoin Ben.

Emerging Issues Forum: ReCONNECT Rural and Urban

February 11 @Raleigh Marriott City Center

The second Emerging Issues Forum in the ReCONNECT NC series will examine the links between rural, suburban and urban economies, and ways to use these connections for shared prosperity.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Mondays

February 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @NCSU Innovation Hall

DC, the manager of the eGarage startup space, will be open on Mondays to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State.

Entrinsicon 2019

February 11-13 @Raleigh Marriott, Crabtree Valley

This event provides cost-effective and in-depth Informer and Enrole training for developers. This is an opportunity for you to remain up-to-date with the latest upgrades coming from Entrinsik.

Continuing Legal Education: State of Renewable Energy Law in NC

February 12, 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. @Raleigh Convention Center

This informative day-long program unpacks the legal considerations in renewable energy for attorneys and business professionals. Attendees will receive six general CLE credits.

Small Business Federal Certifications Workshop

February 12, 9-11 a.m. @U.S. SBA NC District Office, Charlotte

The North Carolina office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting an info session covering the various federal certifications offered via the SBA, including Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Service Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program and HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

February 12, 12-1:30 p.m.

This weekly event brings together local founders and startup teams for introductions and networking. At the event, they can also watch or participate in an online pitch session, joining startups in the StartupBlink network around the world.

Power America Annual Conference 2019

February 12-14 @McKimmon Conference & Training Center

At this conference, professionals in the semiconductor power electronics industry will join to hear informative technical talks and network with leaders from industry, academia and government.

Duke Sustainable Business & Social  Impact (SBSI) Conference

February 13 @Duke Fuqua School of Business

Duke’s 14th annual SBSI Conference is a place where private, public and nonprofit sectors can join and discuss today’s social and environmental issues, and what their respective organizations are doing to tackle them.

Charlotte PitchBreakfast

February 13, 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.

Winning SBIR/STTR Grants for Science & Technology Startups

February 13, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @East Carolina University

Hosted by First Flight Venture Center, this half-day seminar will explain the basics of SBIR/STTR grant programs for entrepreneurs, covering the participating agencies involved, what goes into developing a proposal and how the award process works.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

February 14, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem

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

February 14, 5:30-8 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking – Davidson

Held by Flywheel at the HurtHub@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.

Blockchain LKN Labs: Crypto Talks Thursdays

February 14, 6-9 p.m. @Hurt Hub for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This weekly meetup is an opportunity for fellow blockchain enthusiasts in the Lake Norman area to join together for beer, coffee, tea or food to discuss all-things-blockchain. Topics rotate every week.

RIoT 32 with IIC: Building Intelligent Infrastructures

February 15, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @SAS Executive Briefing Center

Join RIoT and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) for a free half-day workshop featuring insights from industry experts, leaders and organizations who are building and deploying IoT solutions.

PercCollider Climate Coffee Hour

February 15, 4-5 p.m. @The Collider

The weekly PercCollider event convenes Collider members for networking and collaboration over drinks.

Science Pub: Pollinators, People & the Planet

February 15, 5:30-7 p.m. @The Collider

The Asheville Museum of Science and The Collider are co-hosting a free guest speaker series, Science Pub. The next edition of the program features a discussion on pollinators and agriculture. Enjoy a night of science over light snacks and refreshments.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Mondays

February 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @NCSU Innovation Hall

DC, the manager of the eGarage startup space, will be open on Mondays to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

February 19, 12-1:30 p.m.

This weekly event brings together local founders and startup teams for introductions and networking. At the event, they can also watch or participate in an online pitch session, joining startups in the StartupBlink network around the world.

First Flight ‘Itineraries’

February 19, 12-2 p.m. @First Flight Venture Center

First Flight Venture Center’s next “Itineraries” event will serve as the 3rd quarterly meeting of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation and Research (DRIVe).

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

February 19, 6-7:30 p.m. @American Underground

ImBlackInTech’s monthly mixer event convenes the local entrepreneurial community in support of the growth of founders and professionals of color in the Triangle’s tech startup ecosystem. More coverage here.

Connections Summit: Integrating Cities, Customers & Technology

February 20-22 @ Marriott City Center, Raleigh

This event, presented by ElectriCities of North Carolina, brings together utility and municipal professionals who are interested in exploring the technological solutions that can improve customer and community experiences.

Flywheel Coworking Indeavor Club Lunch

February 20, 12-1:30 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking

Indeavor, a networking club offered to all Flywheel Coworking members, is an opportunity to get to know fellow entrepreneurs and swap helpful resources with one another. The lunches are held on the third Tuesday of every month.

North Carolina Investment Forum

February 21 @Kenan Center

The 2nd annual North Carolina Investment Forum will convene an invitation-only group of private capital investors who will share information on strategies, markets and life-cycle investment policies, and more.

Triangle TechBreakfast

February 21, 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

February 21, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem

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.

Gaming Industry: Press Start to Begin

February 21, 6-7:30 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

Join Tech Talent South to learn all about the main arms of game development—programming, art and design.

Blockchain LKN Labs: Crypto Talks Thursdays

February 21, 6-9 p.m. @Hurt Hub for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This weekly meetup is an opportunity for fellow blockchain enthusiasts in the Lake Norman area to join together for beer, coffee, tea or food to discuss all-things-blockchain. Topics rotate every week.

Triangle Tech Net

February 22, 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.

2019 Marketing Summit

February 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @Bermuda Run Country Club

At Marketing Summit, five local presenters will lead sessions on online marketing and promotional tools, offering effective and cost-efficient strategies attendees can take to their work. Ticket includes breakfast and lunch.

Train the Trainer: SBIR/STTR Grant Funding Seminar

February 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @UNC Charlotte

Hosted by First Flight Venture Center, this full-day seminar will explain how startups can obtain funding from the SBIR/STTR grant programs for entrepreneurs, covering strategy, preparing competitive proposals, internal procedures, and more.

PercCollider Climate Coffee Hour

February 22, 4-5 p.m. @The Collider

The weekly PercCollider event convenes Collider members for networking and collaboration over drinks.

2019 Business of Farming Conference

February 23 @AB Tech Conference Center, Asheville

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s annual conference brings together professional farmers to network and share resources to grow their businesses.

CED Tech Conference

February 25-26 @Raleigh Convention Center

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s flagship annual conference returns for a 34th year with 25+ company presentations, a demo showcase, investor reverse pitches, several investment funds in attendance, and much more in store.

NC State Entrepreneurship Start Here Mondays

February 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @NCSU Innovation Hall

DC, the manager of the eGarage startup space, will be open on Mondays to meet with students and answer any questions they have about entrepreneurship and launching a venture at NC State.

Plant Molecular Biology Consortium Seminar

February 25, 4-6 p.m. @NC Biotech Center

February’s Plant Molecular Biology Consortium Seminar features a talk from Dr. Sheng Yang He of Michigan State’s Plant Research Laboratory. Refreshments will be served after the seminar.

CED Life Science Conference 2019

February 26-27 @Raleigh Convention Center

Mark your calendar for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s 28th annual Life Science Conference, presented in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and North Carolina Biosciences Organization. Prospective attendees should expect two days of insightful presentations, panels and discussions from top leaders and companies in North Carolina’s life sciences scene.

Startup Networking + Pitching + Coffee

February 26, 12-1:30 p.m.

This weekly event brings together local founders and startup teams for introductions and networking. At the event, they can also watch or participate in an online pitch session, joining startups in the StartupBlink network around the world.

Midtown Techies: Meet Your Neighbors in Tech

February 26, 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.

2019 UNC Clean Tech Summit

February 28 – March 1 @UNC Friday Center

UNC’s sixth annual Clean Tech Summit will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the industry and North Carolina’s role in helping create a green global economy.

UNC Charlotte Biohacking Series, Feat. Marina Levina

February 28, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. @UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics is hosting an informative discussion with Marina Levina, Ph.D., an associate professor of Media Studies at the University of Memphis.

Skookum Volcano Tour

February 28, 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

February 28, 5-8 p.m. @Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem

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.

Blockchain LKN Labs: Crypto Talks Thursdays

February 28, 6-9 p.m. @Hurt Hub for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This weekly meetup is an opportunity for fellow blockchain enthusiasts in the Lake Norman area to join together for beer, coffee, tea or food to discuss all-things-blockchain. Topics rotate every week.

ShredX Durham 2019

February 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. @American Underground (@Main)

Aiming to make pitch competitions more engaging and hilarious, ShredX invites teams to share their worst business ideas and present them poorly. Judges are looking for the lowest quality pitches you can come up with. This event is free. Free beer and food provided.





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