Events on the horizon: NC Tech Tour, Teradata Innovation Forum, COME TECH OUT Job Fair & more

Plenty of technology and life science events are on tap for June, and we suggest you pencil them into your calendar.

This week’s “On the Horizon” column is paired with a separate preview of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, held June 6-9 in Charlotte.

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

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

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

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June 1, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions in Cary

This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

June 1, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @Pfeiffer University, Charlotte

Charlotte jobseekers are paired with tech companies that are hiring for their specific skills and experience. COME TECH OUT collaborates with local organizations to achieve its goal of connecting top industries with top talent. Free entrance is offered to all jobseekers.

June 1

Applications are open for StartingBloc’s fellowship opportunity, ahead of StartingBloc Institute Raleigh-Durham on June 21-25.

June 3

This eight-week online accelerator offers a comprehensive curriculum of training for creative startups. The program culminates in a five-day “Deep Dive” week, featuring introductions to 30 industry experts as mentors and investors, an interactive demo night and a final pitch competition with a $50,000 split prize.

June 4, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Northern Wake Campus

The Wake Tech Center for Entrepreneurship is launching a series of workshops to teach local business owners how to master essential tech tools. This track focuses on Microsoft’s app suite, with monthly workshops detailing Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and OneNote. June’s workshop continues the series with a lesson covering Skype.

June 5, 7:30-8:30 a.m. @NC General Assembly Building

NC TECH Association members are invited to a free legislative breakfast with North Carolina Senate and House members, followed by a potential briefing on NC TECH’s “State of Technology Industry Report” for one or more of the legislature’s IT committees.

June 5, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. @Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown

Join this complementary event for peer networking, product updates and insightful sessions from both Teradata experts and customers. Full agenda here.

June 5, 5:30-8 p.m. @First Citizens Center in Raleigh

This event will address key questions about the impact of new technology on jobs, workforce sectors, post-secondary education approaches and issues facing North Carolina’s rural communities.

June 5-6 @The Solution Center in Durham

Nonprofit professionals, businesses and volunteers are invited to join the NCTech4Good conference to collaborate, innovate and explore ways to use technology to advance the mission of nonprofit organizations.

June 5-6 @Friday Center at UNC Chapel Hill

This event, co-presented by NC Biotechnology Center and NC Military Business Center, is designed to connect North Carolina tech companies to the federal agencies that purchase medical devices, equipment or services.

June 6, 8:30-10 a.m.

Held on the first Wednesday of 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.

June 6, 6-8 p.m. @Advent Coworking

At this event, Fluree Co-Founder and Co-CEO Brian Platz will introduce FlureeDB, a new database that enables developers to bring blockchain features into SaaS applications. The presentation and demo will be followed by a Q&A.

June 6-9 @Charlotte Convention Center

This three-day business event is tailored to both established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Confirmed speakers include Mark Cuban, Don Peebles, Byron Allen, Troy Taylor, Janice Bryant Howroyd and more global innovation leaders.

June 7, 12-1 p.m. @The Collider

Ellie Johnston of Climate Interactive will detail a marketing case study on how the team spread its climate simulation to 77 countries in two years.

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

Meet local VCs, 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. This monthly event will feature a selection of workshops, speaking sessions, meetings with investors, panel talks, office hours and group activities. Entrance is free-of-charge.

June 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.

June 7-8 @McKimmon Conference Center

Celebrating its 10th year, FREEDM Systems Center is hosting a showcase of its achievements in shaping the energy industry over the past decade. This event is open to the public.

June 11, 3-7:30 p.m.

In celebration of NC TECH Association’s 25th anniversary, the team is traveling from the mountains to the coast to meet up with members, connect with partners and host celebratory networking receptions. Join in Asheville on June 11 for a panel discussion about analytics and IoT, followed by a Brews and Bytes event at local breweries.

June 12, 3-7:30 p.m. @AvidXchange Inc.

In celebration of NC TECH Association’s 25th anniversary, the team is traveling from the mountains to the coast to meet up with members, connect with partners and host celebratory networking receptions. Join in Charlotte on June 12 for a panel discussion about analytics and IoT, followed by a Brews and Bytes event at local breweries.

June 13, 3-7:30 p.m. @Inmar

In celebration of NC TECH Association’s 25th anniversary, the team is traveling from the mountains to the coast to meet up with members, connect with partners and host celebratory networking receptions. Join in Winston-Salem on June 13 for an exclusive panel discussion, followed by a Brews and Bytes event at local breweries.

June 14, 5-7:30 p.m. @MetLife

In celebration of NC TECH Association’s 25th anniversary, the team is traveling from the mountains to the coast to meet up with members, connect with partners and host celebratory networking receptions. Join in Cary on June 14 for an exclusive panel discussion on cybersecurity, followed by a Brews and Bytes event at local breweries.

June 15, 12-2 p.m. @UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In celebration of NC TECH Association’s 25th anniversary, the team is traveling from the mountains to the coast to meet up with members, connect with partners and host celebratory networking receptions. Join in Wilmington on June 15 for an exclusive panel discussion all about the business of blockchain. A complimentary light lunch will be included.

June 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Flywheel Coworking

Idea Tap is an opportunity for local startups to present their products/services to an audience and receive feedback on how to refine their pitches. The format involves: a five-minute pitch, a five-minute Q&A and five minutes of audience feedback. This monthly event is always free.

June 13, 7:30-9:30 a.m. @Cafe Carolina & Bakery in Cary

In this monthly networking event, participants can meet and connect with other entrepreneurs and companies in the science and technology space.

June 13, 8-11 a.m. @The Garage at Packard Place

A handful of Queen City-based companies will headline June’s Charlotte PitchBreakfast, presenting their products and services for a total of five minutes, after which they will answer questions from the audience and a panel of experts. The goal of PitchBreakfast is to give startups a comfortable environment to test out pitches they can later present to investors.

June 13, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. @AvidXchange Inc. in Charlotte

The annual Fintech Generations event addresses topics surrounding the growth of the fintech ecosystem in the Southeast.

June 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.

June 15, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions in Cary

This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

June 15-16 @ Raleigh Convention Center

The Cryptolina conference offers insightful content, expert speakers and startup demos focused on the blockchain ecosystem.

June 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. @Advent Coworking

This one-day educational event will show developers how to create Actions for Google Assistant.

June 18, 6-8 p.m. @Google Fiber in Raleigh

The Wake Tech Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a series of workshops to teach local business owners how to master essential tech tools. This track focuses on the Google Suite, with monthly workshops detailing Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, GoogleVoice, YouTube and Google Hangouts. June’s workshop continues the series with a lesson covering Google Hangouts.

June 19, 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 at the the Center for Design Innovation in Winston-Salem.

June 20, 12 p.m.

Pfizer, Inc. and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center have partnered to offer a two-year program supporting the scientific and professional development of postdoctoral fellows interested in gene therapy careers.

June 20, 12-1 p.m. @American Underground @Blackwell

The NC IDEA Foundation is hosting a summer-long series of lunch and learns for the entrepreneurial community every Wednesday. In this session, Patent Attorney John L. Sotomayor will cover intellectual property for startups.

June 20, 4-5:30 p.m. @The Frontier

AgBio + AgTech invites agriculture professionals and companies (and anyone who is interested in the field) to join its June meetup, featuring an overview of the grants and programs offered by the NC IDEA Foundation.

June 20, 5-7 p.m. @HQ Raleigh

This month’s DHIT Happy Hour is being hosted at HQ Raleigh. The focus is on legislation and policy as it applies to North Carolina’s digital health industry, featuring a lively discussion with state policy-makers.

June 20, 5:30-8 p.m. @Packard Place

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

June 20, 5:30-8 p.m. @The Collider

Join The Collider for an evening of learning about how extreme and slow-onset climate change-related events influence the global movement of people within and across boundaries.

June 21-22

IoT business leaders and practitioners are invited to attend a two-day event focused on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments.

June 21, 7:30-9 a.m. @Hughes Pittman & Gupton

June’s RTP CFO Forum tackles the topic: “Major Changes & Implementation Risks Associated with ASC 606—Revenue for Contracts with Customers.” The speaker for this event is Cathy Patton of Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP.

June 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.

June 21, 5-7:30 p.m. @The Frontier

RTP180’s June program focuses on the topics and research surrounding both weather and climate. Speakers include Dr. Ana Barros of Duke’s School of Engineering, Elizabeth Gardner of WRAL, Joseph “Chip” Hughes of NIEHS, Ben Lord of RTI International and Dr. Pai-Yei Whung of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

June 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.

June 21-22

The SBIR Road Tour, a national outreach initiative from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, is coming to Durham on June 22. Local entrepreneurs are invited to learn firsthand about the largest seed fund in the United States. On June 21, the NC Small Business Technology Development Center is hosting a SBIR proposal training session before the event.

June 21-25

This five-day event launches new fellows into the lifelong StartingBloc community, welcoming them with connections and speakers from across industries and sectors. Applications for the fellowship are due June 1.

June 25, 1-7 p.m. @Boro Station Conference Center (Tysons, VA)

RIoT, in partnership with M.C. Dean, is presenting a one-day workshop to educate the audience about the latest advancements in IoT. Topics to be covered include how blockchain applies to DoD, the evolution of cybersecurity, how IoT improves asset management, and more.

June 25, 6-8 p.m. @Wake Tech Northern Wake Campus

The Wake Tech Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a series of workshops to teach local business owners how to master essential tech tools. This track focuses on Microsoft’s app suite, with monthly workshops detailing Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and OneNote. June’s workshop continues the series with a lesson covering OneNote.

June 25-28 @UNC Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC)

This symposium, hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, will showcase the latest research informing what’s in store for the future of the electric power grid.

June 26, 12-1 p.m. @ReCity in Durham

ReCity Roundtable is a monthly speaker series spotlighting community leaders who are tackling complex social issues through innovation and collaboration.

June 26, 6-8:30 p.m.

At this meetup, Triangle Marketing Club participants will learn how to eliminate follow-up failure, stop cashflow ups and downs, build trust, lower customer acquisition cost and stop stressing about the sales process.

June 27, 6-8 p.m. @Hatch AVL

Entrepreneurs are invited to test and develop their pitch at this monthly event hosted by Hatch AVL. Presenters will receive helpful feedback from the audience, and the best-voted pitch will land a spot at 1 Million Cups Asheville.

June 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.

June 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.

June 29, 7:30-10 a.m. @Family Legacy Financial Solutions in Cary

This free bimonthly event offers a space for local tech professionals to build connections and find potential job opportunities.

June 30

The Orange County Business Investment Grant program provides two types of grants to non-farm businesses in the county—small grants up to $1,500 and large grants up to $10,000. Apply today.

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