May Headliners Part II: A Look At Events Unfolding Across North Carolina


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Here’s our exclusive roundup of upcoming events taking place across North Carolina through the end of May.

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 take place in person as some organizers return to live events. Others will be held virtually and are noted as such.

If you would like to suggest an event to add to WRAL TechWire’s statewide event calendar, please feel free to contact me here.

1 Million Lake Norman Cups

May 11, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs from the Normandy basin come together to present their businesses to mentors, advisors and other startups. Sign up to meet new people and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.

1 Million Robeson County Cups

May 11, 8-9am @Givens Performing Arts Center, UNC Pembroke

At this monthly event, local entrepreneurs in Robeson County will showcase their products/services to their peers and network with the startup community.

1 million Charlotte cups

May 11, 8-9 a.m. (online)

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

LocationBreakfast Charlotte

May 11, 8:30-10am @Tabbris Coworking (and online)

Each month, a handful of Charlotte-area startups headline PitchBreakfast, showcasing their products and services for five minutes, after which they take questions from the audience and a panel of entrepreneurs and experts. This month’s hybrid event will be held at Tabbris Coworking, with streaming options available.

1 million Wilmington cups

May 11, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs from the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to come together over coffee, occasional startup presentations and conversation.

May on tap

May 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @State Street Wine Company

synerG and the Greensboro Jaycees will host a casual networking event for Greensboro’s young professional community.

DIG SOUTH Technology Summit 2022 [Charleston, SC]

May 11-13 @College of Charleston’s TD Arena

DIG SOUTH returns with an in-person program this year, bringing together the South’s top tech startups, executives, investors and brands for three days of networking, panel discussions, keynote speakers and other sessions. The 2022 event will revolve around the theme “Resilience”.

NC Chamber: Creating a Culture Supporting Mental Health

May 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (online)

NC Chamber is hosting a series of free webinars for executives and HR professionals to discuss ways employers can advance mental health wellness in their workplace. The first session will focus on strategies to de-stigmatize mental illness and promote mental well-being.

RSSI round table + IT security

May 17, 7:45-9am (online)

This online meeting will bring together CISOs, VPs, and director-level technical leads from NC TECH member companies to discuss relevant cybersecurity topics.

Women > A force in business: Charlotte

May 17, 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. @Charlotte Convention Center

NC Chamber’s Women > A Force in Business program is back in person, providing a platform for local leaders and professionals to network and share ways to improve leadership development, career advancement, wellness personal and more.

Small business is big business

May 17, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @NC Indian Housing Authority

This event will include training and discussions on SBA program eligibility, non-federally recognized tribes/individuals, the certification process, operating tribal programs and more.

1 Million Lake Norman Cups

May 18, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs from the Normandy basin come together to present their businesses to mentors, advisors and other startups. Sign up to meet new people and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.

1 million Charlotte cups

May 18, 8-9 a.m. (online)

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

1 million Wilmington cups

May 18, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs from the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to come together over coffee, occasional startup presentations and conversation.

Reduce the tax burden of startup founders

May 18, 3-4 p.m. (online)

RevTech Labs is hosting a roundtable with top KPMG tax experts to help startups reduce their tax burden.

Digital Health Happy Hour (Charlotte)

May 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Tabbris

The Digital Health Institute for Transformation is relaunching its popular “Digital Health Happy Hour” series of events. This month’s speaker is Novant Health Medical and Scientific Director Eric Eskioglu.

YP Mixer CLT 2022

May 18, 6-8pm @Alchemy at C3Lab

This annual event will bring together local nonprofits and hundreds of young professionals from across the Charlotte area to network and connect.

Charlotte Innovation Week

May 18-20 in Charlotte

Innovate Charlotte will host a week of networking, panel discussions, presentations and other events bringing together the Queen City startup ecosystem. Click here to see the full list of events happening throughout the week.

Charlotte Innovation Summit

May 18-20 in Charlotte

Held during Charlotte Innovation Week, this event will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders from across the Charlotte area for a day of networking and discussion around topics including health, fintech, energy, sustainability, consumer goods and more.

Wilson Forward Annual Meeting

May 19, 9-11:30am @Barton College

Wilson Forward’s annual meeting discusses the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing the local community, while highlighting partnerships and programs that are making an impact.

Charlotte Career Fair

May 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. @Hilton Charlotte University Place

This three-hour job fair will facilitate interactions between local employers and job seekers in various sectors, from banking to consumer products to telecommunications and beyond.

Meta Lab Launch Event

May 19, 5-7pm @Truist Innovation Foundry

This event will showcase the winners of the Meta Lab Liftoff program, which brings together innovative startups from around the world to solve complex business and social problems in Charlotte.

Clean energy in the mountains

May 19, 6-9pm @Highland Brewing

This event, organized by the NC Sustainable Energy Association, will include a panel discussion on the new clean energy legislation in North Carolina, how it will be implemented and its impact on the industry. Networking will follow.

Gig East Summit 2022

May 20, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. @Wilson Arts Center

The annual Gig East Summit brings together local entrepreneurs, business owners, community partners and industry thought leaders from Wilson and the Triangle to discuss transforming entrepreneurship, the arts, science and technology at Wilson. (More TechWire coverage here.)

Gig East Summit Draws High-Level Tech Speakers for Event in Wilson

10 Keys to Unlocking Successful Benefits Communication

May 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (online)

In this virtual workshop, attendees will learn the 10-Key Framework that translates into benefits communication plans that drive employee engagement.

LaunchLab Growth Demo Day Spring 2022

May 23, 5-7:30 p.m. @Elm & Bain

During this event, the 12 companies participating in the LaunchLab growth accelerator program will share their pitches and connect with others in the local entrepreneurial community.

NC Chamber: Educating managers on mental health

May 24, 10-11 a.m. (online)

NC Chamber is hosting a series of free webinars for executives and HR professionals to discuss ways employers can advance mental health wellness in their workplace. This session will cover how to recognize signs of employee distress, how to connect employees with mental health resources, and tips for emulating a mental health-supportive culture within teams.

Federal and Defense Textile Summit (FEDTex) of the Southeast Region

May 24-25 @Harris Conference Center

This conference aims to connect manufacturers of garments, footwear, equipment and textile-based soldier systems.

1 Million Lake Norman Cups

May 25, 7:30-9 a.m. (online)

Every Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs from the Normandy basin come together to present their businesses to mentors, advisors and other startups. Sign up to meet new people and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.

1 million Charlotte cups

May 25, 8-9 a.m. (online)

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

1 million Wilmington cups

May 25, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This weekly event brings together entrepreneurs from the Wilmington and Cape Fear community to come together over coffee, occasional startup presentations and conversation.

Virtual Tech Job Expo 101: how does it work?

May 25, 10-10:45 a.m. (online)

Ahead of NC TECH’s Summer Virtual Tech Job Expo on June 8, employers and job seekers are invited to visit the Premier Virtual event platform and learn how to submit job postings, resumes and more. information, and communicate with candidates/employers.

AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference 2022 (in Georgia)

May 25-27 @The Hotel at Avalon (Alpharetta, GA)

The annual AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference offers presentations and educational programs for Southeast companies in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology, diagnostics and digital health industries.

How to Create a Mixed Workforce

May 26, 9-10 a.m. (online)

This virtual event will feature top employers sharing their approaches to attracting, engaging and retaining a diverse workforce. Fidelity Investments will discuss its return program, while Rocket Software will provide an overview of its talent experience platform.

Network for Wilmington 7th Anniversary Party Entrepreneurs

May 31, 5:30-7pm @End of Days Distillery

The Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) is celebrating seven years of helping spearhead the growth of Wilmington’s startup ecosystem. It will host a panel with four guests discussing their connection to the beach economy, their experience and their ideas for local businesses.

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