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August Events in RTP

By Sep 01, 2015

As summer winds down, take some time for yourself and enjoy some of these events taking place around the Triangle. There’s certainly no shortage of happenings! 

RTP 180: Open Source
Sept. 17, The Frontier
With the All Things Open conference coming up in October, our team thought it would be a wonderful idea to tap into the open source movement with an evening full of talks from subject experts. Open source technologies are being used across most industries in a variety of ways, some in ways you might not expect. So come on out and join us for a fun night of openness!
Sign Up: https://opensourcertp180.eventbrite.com

RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier

Each Friday you can grab lunch at our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeos at 800 Park Offices Drive. From 11:30am – 1:30pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change weekly so show up hungry and bring your friends!
View the weekly truck lineup here: https://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-food-truck-rodeo/

Run RTP
Thursday Evenings at The Frontier

WILL RUN FOR BEER! RTP is excited to team up with Fleet Feet Sports for a weekly run club each Thursday during Happy Hour! Runners will take off from The Frontier at 5:30 on Thursdays and will be back in plenty of time to enjoy the rest of happy hour. No registration required and all abilities are welcome.

Starting and Financing a Venture in N.C.
Sept. 2, The Frontier

If you’re thinking of starting a business, don’t miss this info session. A representative from the N.C. Secretary of State will be talking attendees through the general rules of fundraising and security regulations, trademark registration and corporate filings and responsibilities. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn directly from the source.
Learn More:
https://www.rtp.org/event/starting-and-financing-a-venture-in-nc-9-2-15/

RTP Health Fair
Sept. 9, The Frontier
Looking to expand your company’s health and wellness offerings, but not sure where to start? Mark you calendar for RTP’s first Health Fair at The Frontier. There will be free samples, raffles, massages and more!
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rtp-health-fair-tickets-18057707088

Wake Transit Plan – Last Chance for Input!
Sept. 10, The Frontier
Throughout the summer Wake County has been seeking public input on four possible scenarios to further develop transit throughout the county. The comment period ends on Sept. 13, so we’re hosting one last session to learn about the options and provide feedback. Interested in just taking the survey?
Visit here: http://www.waketransit.com/feedback/

T to T Triangle 5k Run/Walk
Sept. 12,
Outside The Frontier
The T to T Triangle 5k Run/Walk event pays tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters and other first responders who perished saving innocent lives at the World Trade Center during the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001; the patriotic event also honors all the first responders- firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS/rescue personnel, and members of our military- who serve, save, and sacrifice on our behalf every day here in the Triangle. Their courageous service is the foundation of the high quality of life here in the Triangle area.
More Info: https://www.crowdrise.com/T2TRaleighDurham

Discounted Football Tickets!
Throughout the Fall
NC Central and NC State are both offering RTP employees discounted football tickets to the upcoming season. Games start this weekend, so visit the links below and go see some college football!
NCCU:
https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/team.asp?SponsorID=6538#.Vd9t-pc_uKF (Promo Code: EAGLES4)
NC State:
www.gopack.com/promo  (Promo Code: RED)

CED’s Tech Venture Conference
Sept. 15 – 16, Raleigh Convention Center

CED’s 2015 Tech Venture Conference is focusing on how our community is #ScalingUp – Join over 800 investors, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners on September 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center to find out how you can connect, grow, and succeed. Register here.

Improv for Entrepreneurs
Sept. 15, The Frontier

The public is invited to an 8 session Improv Workshop series for Entrepreneurs, on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm starting on Tuesday, Sept 15 at The Frontier, and ending November 10. Attendees will play a number of games used to teach Theater and Comedy Improv. The focus will be on using the games to enhance awareness, communication skills, collaboration, ensemble work, and creativity. Come learn new ways to play and collaborate and see how they could influence your environment and energy in your work environment.
Find out more:
http://bit.ly/improvfrontier

Out @ Work Career Fair
Sept. 17, Marbles Kids Museum

The LGBT Center of Raleigh presents the Out @ Work Career Fair for local LGBT individuals and allies. The fully-inclusive Career Fair will be free and open to anyone looking for a job. Organizers are also seeking companies of all types—from restaurants and hotels to technology and financial firms—to recruit at the event. Prospective employers should sign up by 9/3 at http://www.out-at-work.org/Employers.htm

FanBase Networking Launch
Sept. 17, The Frontier
Are you ready to start growing your business in a new, fun way? FanBase is out to change the way you/we network in the Triangle area. Are you tired of going to networking happy hours only to find that most people came for the free beer? If you’re nodding your head yes, than you’re in luck…our event is at 7:30AM, yes AM. We promise that those who are serious about growing their business (including you) will be there.
Register Here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fanbase-networking-launch-tickets-18330590289?aff=es2

American Scientist Pizza Lunch
Sept. 17, The Frontier

This American Scientist Pizza Lunch Podcast talk will be from Alper Bozkurt of NC State University, about his research on Cyber-Enabled Bionic Organisms For Environmental Sensing and Search-and-Rescue. The noontime Pizza Lunch speaker series is free and open to science journalists and science communicators of all stripes, as well as any interested member of the public. Check it out and expand your brain!
Sign Up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-enabled-bionic-organisms-for-environmental-sensing-and-search-and-rescue-tickets-18213563258

NC DataPalooza Finale
Sept. 21, Red Hat Annex
See the finale of this regional startup competition that empowers innovators, designers, and developers to catalyze positive economic and community impact through open-data. The three-month competition kicked off with a DataJam in May. Since then, 15 teams have worked on concepts around the Code for America Challenges and received mentorship from local business experts. At the finale, the top 3 teams will pitch for a $5,000 cash prize, a $500 bonus from ESRI, and three months of free workspace.
Get Tickets:
http://www.ncdatapalooza.com/

VetStart RTP Day
Sept. 24, The Frontier

Join the movement to turn veterans into entrepreneurs! VetStart, presented by Startup Veterans, is a free event for veterans, military spouses and community members who want to learn about starting new businesses. VetStart is designed to provide answers and direction for veterans and their spouses wanting to start a new business, strengthen and build capacity in an existing business, or invest in a franchise business opportunity.
Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vetstart-event-tickets-17696335215

2015 Innovate Raleigh Summit
Sept. 10, Market Hall
Join us as we explore inclusivity for organizations of all sizes with a panel, keynote speaker and breakout session! The session will be followed by a happy hour and networking event.
Get Your Tickets: www.innovateraleigh.com

Free Fitness Classes Are Back!
Each Monday and Wednesday at The Frontier
All RTP employees are invited to free cardio and yoga classes at The Frontier! Regular classes will take place twice a week for anyone that would like to attend. This session will go throughout November, and classes will take place at the following times: Monday Cardio: 4:45 – 5:30pm & Wednesday Yoga: 11:30am – 12:30pm (bring your own mat).
For more information, visit www.rtp.org/events

NC State Offering Exceptional Executive Certificate
Now Enrolling – Class Begins Jan. 2016

Have you risen to the executive level of your company with no education in leading an organization, but have no time or the inclination to go through an MBA program? Check out this certificate program offered through the Lewis Institute. The session will begin in January 2016, and is being conducted in collaboration with NC State.
Sign up by visiting: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=97y7q6cab&p=oi&m=1102649910170&sit=u6kjkzkeb&f=bb08f486-590f-444d-bb0d-876936ae6b53

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP              
Sept. 3, 10, 24 at The Frontier
Don’t like traffic? Like free pours from Bombshell Brewing and the company of friends? Join us from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and avoid waiting in the I-40 parking lot. Each Thursday that there’s NOT a RTP 180 there’s music and general merriment inside The Frontier over at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then!

The Color Run RTP
Oct. 3rd, RTP

Early registration is now open for the Shine Tour 2015! Back for year two, the Color Run is a day full of fun around the Park. Grab your friends and sign up for this 5k event!
Sign Up: http://thecolorrun.com/research-triangle-park/#ad-image-image11

Fortify Update
Streets of I40 & I440

Want to stay in the know about the construction occurring along one of North Carolina’s main thoroughfares? Check out the links below to stay up to date on the latest lane shifts, closures and progress.
NCDOT:
www.ncdot.gov/fortifync
Alternate Modes of Transportation: www.my40ride.com

1 Million Cups
Now *Every* Wednesday, The Frontier
Let’s share some coffee together! Come out and join your fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and startups-at-large for Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups. The Research Triangle Park will be hosting Kauffman Foundation’s 1MC each Wednesday at The Frontier. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit http://www.1millioncups.com./rtp

Come Experience The Frontier
Anytime You’d Like
In January we launched The Frontier, and now we welcome you to come use it! Open from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, there’s free coffee and free space for anyone looking to work or hold meetings. All you have to do is walk in, find a seat and get to it. Want to book a conference room?
Start here:
https://www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/drop-space/ 

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