Our fearless leaders are heading off to China and South Korea this month, but the rest of us will be kept plenty busy stateside by all the great events coming up. Get your calendar out and start penciling things in!
Triangle Entrepreneurship Week
Sept. 9th – 13th, Across the Triangle
TEW is back! Sign up to watch pitch session, participate in Innovate Raleigh 2013, or any number of networking events. Registration ends soon, so jump on the wagon while you can: http://www.triangleew.org/
Raleigh M.A.I.N. Event
Entire Month o’September
In short, September is stacked: SparkCon, Hopscotch, DataPalooza, Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, La Fiesta Del Pueblo and 13 other festivals (yeah, 13) and conferences take place in Raleigh throughout the month. The freeing up of calendars is suggested. http://innovateraleigh.com/main/
Sept. 26th, Durham Centre Building
If you’ve always wanted to put “Guinness World Record Participant” on your resume, this is your chance! The Durham Chamber of Commerce is working to break the world record for largest networking event, ever. Print some business cards and help them add another trophy to their case! http://durhamchamber.org/thebig/
RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Sept. 19, RTP HQ
Pie Pushers, Only Burger, Chirba Chirba, Bandidos, the Parlour and Monuts Donuts – Come on out!
Global Vision Forum
Oct. 3, RTP HQ
Created by three Eisenhower Fellows, the first GVS will feature Dr. Kespechara, Ashoka fellow, as our inaugural speaker. An MD, software developer, healthcare IT visionary and agricultural pioneer, Dr. Kespechara used IT to enable rural hospitals around the world to provide improved health care services and make more effective use of the limited financial and human resources at their disposal. Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8152296739
All Things Open Conference
Oct. 22nd -23rd, Raleigh Convention Center
Red Hate, Google, APACHE, GitHub, Twitter and Ubuntu will be milling around downtown Raleigh in October during the All Things Open conference. Insert bad “Red Hat-hats off” joke here. Register: http://www.allthingsopen.org/register.html
You like art? We like art, too! So much so that we’ve partnered with the Contemporary Art Museum and have acquired pieces for our bright lobby. If you find yourself by 12 Davis Drive, pop into our HQ and see the art (during regular business hours 8:30am – 5:00pm)! We’ll be expanding on this program in the coming months, so stay tuned!
RTP 180: Open Source All The Things
Sept. 17th, RTP HQ
It’s the time again! Come expand your brain by hearing how open source is changing the way people do… all sorts of things. We’ve got some of the Triangle’s top experts coming out, and we guarantee you’ll leave smarter. Get your ticket before they’re gone: http://rtp180opensource.eventbrite.com/
Triangle Business Journal’s Global Symposium
Sept. 4th, Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
The TBJ is bringing together the Triangle’s brightest business leaders to discuss all things Asia. From business expansion to vendor relations, show up to hear insight from leaders at Eisai Inc., K&L Gates, our very own Bob Geolas, and others. Click here to register! http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/event/89591#register
Sept. 11th, NC Fairgrounds
Come out and get your service on with the RTP Team as they volunteer with The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Looking for other ways to participate in the National Day of Service? Check out Activate Good’s page for tons of area volunteer opportunities: http://www.activategood.org
Sept. 21-22, Centennial Campus
“North Carolina’s premier Web & Mobile Conference” is heading to Raleigh. With sessions like, ‘Clients From Hell’ and ‘Turning Legacy Spaghetti Code into a Delicious Lasagna,’ attendees are sure to learn a lot! Visit their website for more info: http://ncdevcon.com/
PCC Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 25th, Falls Village Golf Course
Grab your clubs and join the Greater Triangle Area Postal Customer Council (PCC) at their annual, four-person superball golf tournament in Durham. Visit PCC’s website www.triangleareapcc.com for more information.
Help us help you! We’re trying to get as many RTP companies as we can to take our surveys related to STEM Programs and Wildlife in the RTP. Think of the deer.
Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Family Support Program
This program supports patients and families who are going through the difficult process of transplant. Families come from all over to Durham for treatment, requiring many families to be separated for long spans of time and for caregivers to leave or lose jobs, affecting their income. Annually, families are provided over $90,000 in direct financial support to families (paying bills such as rent, mortgages, power bills, electrical bills, etc. as well as providing gift cards for gas and groceries for daily expenses). Click here to find out how you can help.
NCSU FREEDM Center
FREEDM Systems Center is forming a national Wide Bandgap Institute. The Center has assembled a strong team, and has developed an innovative and winning concept that they’ll present to the DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This is a big opportunity, and way above our writer’s capacity to accurately explain how awesome it is. Check out FREEDM’s website for all the genius details!