The final day to reserve exhibit space at the Fourth Annual RTP Product Design Street Faire is this Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the RTP Product Development Guild, this unique annual event brings together designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, inventors and other professionals involved in product design and manufacturing to keep up-to-date with industry trends and technologies.
The 2009 Street Faire drew over 120 individuals; the number of pre-registered attendees and official sponsors is up this year as business professionals seek opportunities to network and share business leads in a challenging economy.
“We’ve more than doubled the number of sponsors this year, which tells me local firms are rejecting the notion of standing pat and waiting for the business climate to improve,” Montie Roland, President of the RTP Product Development Guild, said.
Official 2010 sponsors include ADR Hydro-Cut, Eclipse Group, Gilmore Global, J.W. Winco, Laut Design, Montie Design, the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, Rapid Sheet Metal/Rapid Machining, Studio Hagler, and TriMech Solutions.
In addition to exhibitors showcasing state-of-the-art products and engineering technologies, the family friendly Street Faire includes age-appropriate activities for children and food and beverages available at a modest cost, provided by a local charitable organization.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 25 at 100 Dominion Drive in Morrisville. An informational website with vendor and sponsor details and pricing as well as pre-registration information is available online at .
To register as an exhibitor, contact Jeff Smith at
About the RTP Product Development Guild
The RTP Product Development Guild seeks to improve the regional economy in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C. by providing a framework for product developers and startups to work together on products in a collaborative environment. This helps entrepreneurs move products to market that might otherwise languish due to a lack of funding and professional guidance. The Guild accepts applications for products, services or concepts from entrepreneurs, early stage start-ups and corporate spin-offs. More information is available online at .