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July’s eNews, Straight from #theRTP

By Subscriber Jul 01, 2014

RTP 180: Art in the Triangle
July 17th, RTP HQ Bringing you a spin on the Triangle arts scene as only we can, July’s RTP 180 will be nothing short of colorful. Our region is bursting with artistic talent: from art in the traditional sense to the more musical kind, we’re going to have a mishmash of all things creative– highbrow and otherwise. In addition to the standard free food and craft beer, there will also be a live music by Jack the Radio, onsite bug art installations, and other art-meets-science things. As always, lighting talks will be given by representatives of RTP companies, founding universities and community members at-large. 

1 Million Cups
Tomorrow at RTP HQ Let’s share some coffee together! Tomorrow we’ll be hearing from LumiGrow and the Bikini Bus. 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 bi-weekly on Wednesdays, in partnership with LAUNCH Chapel Hill. IE: one week 1MC is at RTP HQ the next it’s at LAUNCH Chapel Hill. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, click here.

The Color Run RTP
Oct. 4th, RTP

Have you heard? The Color Run is coming to the Research Triangle Park! Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Kesem, which provides support to kids affected by a parent’s cancer. Over 1,300 people have already registered! 

*NO RODEO JULY 4th* RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments Each Friday, RTP (800 Park Offices Drive)
Yup, it’s official! Our Food Truck Rodeos are now weekly at 800 Park Offices Drive. Each Friday from 11:30am – 1:30pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change so show up hungry and bring your friends!

Raleigh [ ] Space
Ongoing, Downtown Raleigh

An enterprising group of downtown Raleigh business owners have gotten together with students from NC State’s College of Design to organize Raleigh’s first parklet effort. Nope, that’s not a misspelling; it’s a real thing. Think of parklets as pop up parks. The group has started a Kickstarter campaign that we think is pretty groovy. (Park love, ya’ll.) More Info: http://www.raleighspace.org/

Startup and Play Main Event
July 24th, AU @Main

The main goal of Startup and Play is to help create a groundswell of support for consumer-facing Triangle startups. We passionately believe that the Triangle community is stronger if we all work together. As such, we want to connect all of the cool, young companies directly with the community at large and with each other. Ultimately, we want to help bridge the Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh ecosystems through a collective celebration of entrepreneurship! Join us at our July social for a bevy of fun activities with 200 of the coolest people you know.

Buy A T-Shirt, Support A Student
Your Computer

The industrious students at the Research Triangle High School here in RTP have started a t-shirt campaign to raise money for their Startup Club. Being the smart students they are, the design features a raptor surrounded by code and the shirt is made of sustainable cotton grown right here in North Carolina. 

Designbox Brownbag Lunch with Organic Transit
July 9th, Designbox (Raleigh)

The July 2014 speaker is engineer, industrial designer, and sustainability entrepreneur Rob Cotter from Organic Transit, creator of the ELF vehicle! Rob’s topic is “Mission-Based Design: Creating Products for a Rapidly-Changing Planet.” This free event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Young Artist Summer Workshop Series
Bright Horizons at The Enrichment Center, RTP

If you’re looking for an artistic way to connect with your child over the summer, check out the Yong Artist workshops at Bright Horizons. Spend the afternoon in their Art Studio with Mr. Patrick in order to learn how to nurture your child’s artistic talent while also making amazing masterpieces at the same time. Everybody wins! Click here to find out more.

Back2School Drive
July21st – August15th, Across RTP

Even though students were just released for summer break, now’s the time when employees throughout RTP can start making a difference! Each summer companies across the Park gather school supplies to donate to Communities in Schools. This year there will be a drop off point at Park Center. Interested in more info, or want to find out how your company can become involved? Email Abby Gingrich at Gingrich@rtp.org

Triangle Tech Breakfast
July 17th, HQ Raleigh

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share and learn from their peers through show and tell/show-case style presentations. And yes, it’s free!

Triangle Startup Weekend: Education
July 18th, Hunt Library

TSW: Education is a 54-hour experience where participants pitch ideas, collaborate with others who have complementary skill sets, get coaching and produce startups that help solve problems in education. Durham-based startup, Trinket, formed at last year’s event and has since raised nearly $400K in funding. It’s time for more successes like this to come out of Triangle Startup Weekend!
More Info: http://triangle.startupweekend.org/

All Things Open
October 23rd– 24th, Raleigh

All Things Open, a conference exploring open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise, will once again feature some of the top technologists and decision makers in the world. With 10 tracks and more than 80 speakers over two days, the event specifically targets developers/programmers/designers, engineers/scientists/database and system administrators, and decision makers that work in, or want to learn more about open technology and related issues. Early bird registration is now open.

All Hiring Companies: Register for the North Carolina Master’s & PhD Career Fair
Nov. 20th, The Friday Center

Is your company, NPO or government organization looking to hire recent grads of top notch universities? Then now’s the time to register for this annual career fair hosted by Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, NC State University, UNC-Charlotte, and UNC-Greensboro. The event attracts talent from across the state and region from various academic disciplines including Biochemistry, Biology, History, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Immunology, Environmental Policy, Philosophy, Psychology, Statistics and many more! It’s a great opportunity to share internships, postdoctoral and full-time positions with Master’s, PhD candidates, and post docs.
For more info: https://sites.google.com/site/ncmastersphdfair/

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Throughout RTP!
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)! Our current installation is by Mishka Henner. Henner uses Google Earth Pro to show American oil fields as images akin to circuit boards or abstract painting. His process beings with traditional cartography used to locate specific geographies which he then supplements with Google Earth’s technologies and data.

New STEM Resource for NC
Keeping up with the STEM related news, the NC Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center has just launched a new, virtual database for students, parents and teachers across NC. For the first time, there’s now a way to search multiple resources and events to aid in everything from tutoring to grants and job opportunities in the STEM field. Visit the website at http://www.ncstemcenter.org/

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