Ahh, fall! What’s not to love? We’re lucky enough to live in a state that actually has seasons, and each year the trees go through a firey transformation. Get out of here with your pumpkin space lattes – I’m here for the leaves. Just look at that photo! It was taken from one of our mountain biking trails located in the southern portion of RTP. If you’re feeling stressed out, go for a relaxing walk. I can’t guarantee your stress won’t meet you upon reentering the office, but it definitely will subside as you crunch along the cool, shaded outdoor paths. Fall is also a busy time of year for all of us that work here at the Foundation. As you can see below, there are a TON of great events going on. Grab your calendar, and get to reading!
Disrupt: Global Education Disruption
Oct. 9th, RTP HQ
We’re bringing you four mind blowing speakers from around the globe, beer from Raleigh brewing and tasty food for this month’s Disrupt. Each speaker has a unique background that shapes their interests and drives them to do good. They are quite literally from all over the map, but are united in their goals of bettering education through innovative and smart solutions. These Eisenhower Fellows are working to change different angles of education for students around the world. Don’t miss it!
RTP Breakfast Food Truck Rodeo
Oct. 2nd & 16th, 800 Park Offices Drive
Come on out and get your breakfast on from 7:30am – 10:30am in the heart of the Research Triangle Park! The first breakfast rodeo was such a success the organizers have decided to expand it to twice a month. Starting 10/2, rodeos will be held the first and third Thursdays of every month! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and to check out our Events Calendar for an up-to-date list of what trucks will be present!
RTP 180: Creepy Crawly
October 16th, RTP HQ
After this RTP 180, you might wish the things you hear go bump in the night were actually zombies. The real creepy crawlies that inhabit our lands are actually scarier than some fictional beings. From the bugs that live in our homes (you can drop that can of Raid, it doesn’t matter), to drug resistant super strains, there’s a lot to be scared of out in the world…in addition to the supernatural. As a super treat, we’ll have Raleigh’s newest brewery, Nicklepoint, serving up pints.
PS – Show up in costume and with a decorated pumpkin in tow. We’ll have prizes!
Magical Clouds: Design Kickoff w/ Big Blue
Oct. 23rd, 800 Park Offices Drive
Got an idea for a cloud application? Form a team and compete in IBM’s upcoming cloud app design challenge. Details, including PRIZES, are still under wraps. But we know the Design Challenge Kickoff will take place on Oct. 23rd, during RTP’s weekly Happy Hour (aka free beer)! Put it on your calendar, get your head in the cloud, and keep an eye out.
Free Fitness Classes from the RTP
Oct. 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 800 Park Offices Drive
After all that food and beer you’re going to need a workout! As part of the launch of RTP Fit, we welcome you to join us for free fitness classes the entire week of September 29th – October 3rd.
Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
Oct. 2nd, 23rd, & 30th, 800 Park Offices Drive
Don’t like traffic? Like free pours from Bombshell Brewing and the company of friends? Avoid waiting in the I-40 parking lot and have a brew on us instead from 4pm – 6pm. There will be music, cornhole and general merriment. See ya then!
Startup and Play: Spooky!
Oct. 29th, RTP HQ
Startup and Play is a quarterly social that brings local consumer companies and organizations out to meet and greet with the community. Think of it as an adult science fair that anyone can attend. Be sure to suit up in your Halloween best and get ready for a good time with some great startups! Chris Heivly, aka the co-founder of Mapquest, will be the keynote along with three entertaining startup pitches.
RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, RTP (800 Park Offices Drive)
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/
1 Million Cups
Oct. 8th & 22nd
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 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.
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.
Nov. 11th-13th, Raleigh Convention Center
Come hear from an amazing group of thought leaders and executives at this year’s Internet Summit in downtown Raleigh. The RTP crew will be in the crowd handing out swag and taking in all the knowledge the event has to offer. Tweet @theRTP and you could get some special gear. See you there!
More Info: internetsummit.com
Flu Clinic at the RTP
Oct. 14th, RTP HQ
Stay super healthy this winter by getting your flu shot. Stop by RTP HQ any time on October 14th and we’ll have technicians from CVS or Walgeens ready to get you in and out the door in a flash.
Nov. 21st, Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Net Impact Chapter and Duke University’s Fuqua Food Forum proudly present FoodCon 2014! FoodCon is an exciting, day-long conference focused on food business and sustainability. Students and professionals are invited to join us at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School on Friday, November 21st, 2014!
Find out More: http://mbafoodcon.com/about/
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 4,000 people have already registered!
All Hiring Companies: Register for the North Carolina Master’s & PhD Career Fair
Nov. 20th, The Friday Center
Register for the 14th Annual NC Master’s and PhD Career Fair hosted by Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, NC State University, UNC-Charlotte, and UNC-Greensboro. This event attracts a number of diverse talent throughout the state and region from various academic disciplines including Biochemistry, Biology, History, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Immunology, and many more! This is a great opportunity to share opportunities ranging from internships, postdoctoral and full-time positions with Master’s, PhDs, and post docs.
More Info Here: https://sites.google.com/site/ncmastersphdfair/
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