Movember Team RDU hosts “Music, Mustaches & Men’s Health”

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Bands, Community, events, Live Music | 0 comments

movember_posterOn Sunday November 24, Movember Team RDU will host the “Music, Mustaches & Men’s Health” charity event from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Tir Na Nog, in downtown Raleigh, to raise money for male health awareness. Movember is an annual, global event in which men grow mustaches to prompt conversations about male issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. This year, Team RDU will unite The Triangle for a fundraiser featuring a silent auction and live music.

The last time Team RDU hosted Movember, they raised more than $22,000 with support from Triangle AMA, Brooks Bell Interactive, DSI Comedy Theater, Capstrat, Ignite and many more! Follow Team RDU via Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to sign up as a member of Movember Team RDU!

Time to showcase that awesome Joe Dirt face you’ve been working on all month! Celebrate with other furry faced people while people stare at the wonders of your mo. The event will feature a (not so) silent auction while rocking out to some awesome NC bands! The lineup:

Spare Change
Eston & the Outs (featuring members of The Love Language)
Debonzo Brothers
Hammer No More The Fingers

Our Emcee: The Real Laww

Sponsors will be lending some swag for grabs, and Tir Na Nog will be pouring your favorite beverages. Come make silly faces and show off your stache in our photobooth. All donations will go to support mental health, testicular and prostate cancer.

A suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door on Sunday.

Want to donate but can’t make the event? 

Read article from Movember team captain, Ryan Hoover.

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Upcoming Entrepreneurship and Startup Events

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Business, events | 0 comments

- ProductCampRTP Happy Hour – Thursday, November 11th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Carolina Ale House - Details Here

- NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative: Lecture Series – Monday, November 11th at 3:00pm at McKimmon Center - More Info

- Conversation with the Co-Founder of reddit: Monday, November 11th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at UNC - Details Here

- The Startup Factory: Fall Company Showcase – Tuesday, November 12th, 9:45am – 12:30pm at Fletcher Theater in Raleigh - More Info

- Internet Summit/Startup Summit 2013 – November 12-14th at Raleigh Convention Center – Details Here

- Triangle Startup Weekend – November 15-17th in Chapel Hill - More Info

- Exit Event Startup Social – Monday, November 18th at 6:00pm at Crank Arm Brewing - Details Here

- Co-Founders Lab: Matchup – Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm at HQ Raleigh - Details Here

- CED Straight Talk: 5 Critical Components to Building a Winning Startup Team – Wednesday, November 20th at 12:00pm at HQ Raleigh - More Info

- Raleigh Innovation Summit 2013: The Download – November 21st at 5:30pm at HQ Raleigh - Details Here

- Feelgoodz Holiday Pop up Shop Weekend – December 6-7 at Feelgoodz Treehouse - More Info

Derrick P. Minor
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager
City of Raleigh, Economic Development
(919) 996-3129 – Direct

Twitter: @DerrickMinor
LinkedIn: Derrick Minor

Upcoming Events Schedule: HERE

The Entrepreneur Must Lead: VIDEO

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Dave & Busters Opens in Cary Towne Center

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Community, events, Restaurant | 0 comments

Dave & Buster’s opens its doors today to fun, food, drinks and games at Cary Towne Center. The 29,900-square-foot location will be the 65th D&B venue. Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 11am to midnight and Friday and Saturday 11am to 2am.

The TVs are awesome, you can see every football game that is on. Not into football, the games are so fun! You can find 140 of the most popular new video and arcade games including Temple Run, Cut the Rope, Dizzy Chicken, (four person) Pac-Man and Dark Escape (not for the faint at heart, you’ll be screaming!) Take your tickets to the Winner’s Circle for prizes including Apple products, Xbox games, t-shirts, stuffed animals and more!

Dave & Buster’s gourmet menu features burgers, seafood, steaks, pasta, salads and more! Popular items include Mountain O’Nachos, pretzel dogs and the Lawnmower salad. Also, offering signature cocktails like the Miami Ice Snow Cone … it’s the only place you can get an adult snow cone with booze! And it’s tasty.

You can eat, drink, play and watch sports – that’s my kind of spot!

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Halloween Design Class at The English Garden

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Community, events | 0 comments

Last night some of the RIC team got to attend the Halloween Design class at The English Garden, How Bootiful flower arrangements! What a fun time and a fun idea for a group of friends or siblings or couples! And added bonus – learn some really handy things from the pros, too.

First you take the Oasis (the green foamy stuff that is soaked in water) and put that in a small clear plastic cup. Tip: make sure you keep the Oasis soaked in water so your arrangement lasts longer. Then take silver cellophane and wrap it around the cup, like you’re wrapping a present. Tip: cut some of it down so you can see the candy corn in the bowl. Place that in the bottom of a glass bowl covering the Oasis with spanish moss. Then, you get to eat candy corn while placing some around the interior of the bowl. Tip: you can use mints for Christmas, or any other kind of festive candy. Next, you place the main flowers you are using into a small bouquet and hold it at the top cutting it down to how tall you want it. Tip: be careful with carnations, they break easily. Then place that into the Oasis. Next, take twigs and put those all around, and tie it up with a bow. Lastly, we covered the bottom section in other flowers and grass. Tip: you can use wire and a wooden stick to tie on the grass and place it in the Oasis. We also learned that the piece of fern doesn’t grow as naturally as it would with real sunlight but you can make it curve a little bit with your hand, after you easily remove the bottom leaves. Check out the gallery below to help with the steps. And be on the lookout for The English Garden’s classes, so fun! 

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Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Launch

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Community, events | 0 comments

Jamie Birthday JamBenefitting: Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Launch
When: Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th
Details: We hope that you will be able to come out and support the launch of the Jamie Kirk Hahn foundation at one of the events outlined below on what would have been her 30th birthday weekend. Jamie touched the lives of so many people in our community and we hope that you can join in with her friends and family as they continue to carry her work forward.

RSVP to the events here:

Jamie’s Birthday Party at CAM Raleigh (Friday (10/25) at 7:00 p.m.)

Jamie’s Day of Purpose (Volunteer activities – Saturday (10/26) at 10:00 a.m.)
We’re honoring Jamie’s life of service to others by giving back to the community she loved so much.

Jamie’s Birthday Jam (Concert at Lincoln Theater – Saturday (10/26) at 6:00 p.m.)
Alanna Royale / The Blue Dogs / Backsliders / Johnny Folsom 4 will all play their hearts out.

<< Buy tickets here >>

Learn More: More Info

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Raloween 2013 Party!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in events, promo | 0 comments

WHEN: October 31, 2013 8PM – ???

WHERE: Napper Tandy’s

WHAT: Change the Triangle and Raleigh Is Cool are brewing up an evening to die for! Join us for Raleigh’s wicked-cool Halloween Bash!

DJ K Stones will be spinning from 9pm-2am
Costume contest with a $150 CASH prize for 1st place!

$8 Advance Tickets
$10 Cover at the door


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