RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2016) – Innovate Raleigh is proud to announce details of the 3rd Annual Innovatours, a self-guided walking tour that features innovative businesses from a variety of industries. This year’s tour will take place 5-8PM on Friday, June 3rd in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The event will feature 65+ business at two central pop-up markets at Market Hall (215 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601) and Red Hat Annex (190 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601), as well as 6 other map stops that are all conveniently walkable.
Special attractions at the two pop-up marketplaces include a food village curated by OrderUp, as well as craft cocktails from TOPO Distillery, Naked Turtle Rum and beer from Lonerider Brewing. There will additionally be DJs, a ShutterBooth photo booth and a village of lifestyle oriented businesses hand picked by The Scout Guide. Featured businesses at the marketplaces include: American Brewmaster, Bee Downtown, Bit & Grain, Blown Away, BrewPublik, Canopy, Carroll’s Kitchen, Celito, Central Derm/Medi Spa, ConfreyMath, DB Sutton, Devolve, Dogphrendly, Dynamic Office Services, EmployUs, Envested, Filter Easy, FotoSwipe, Freshlygiven, Hypestarter, If It’s Paper, Intelligaia, IOBT, J. Anthony’s, K&B Galleries, Loading Dock, Lonerider, MATI Energy, Moon & Lola, Murphy’s Naturals, Naked Turtle Rum, NC Made, OrderUp, Pam Heavner, Pendo, Photofy, Pitch & Primer, PointSource, Practichem, Ravetree, Ride Cycle Studio, Slingshot Coffee, So Good Pupusas, Sparktivity, The Frontier, The Sixth Flag, Toothfinger Brush, Topo Distillery, Ward & Smith, We Are, ZenyFit + more.
Additional brick and mortar stops are a featured part of the star studded map. These spaces will welcome participants into their stores, classrooms and startup hubs for interactive tours and product testing. These spaces include:
HQ Raleigh | 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27601
The Iron Yard + American Underground | 213 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Port of Raleigh | 416 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601
MDO Startup Hub | 107 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Industrious | 555 Fayetteville St, 3rd fl, Raleigh, NC 27601
Nest | 414 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
“Giving innovative Triangle companies an opportunity to spotlight their products, services and/or job opportunities to boost awareness in the community is what Innovate Raleigh is all about…we’re thrilled to expand our programming by 30% this year, our goal is to enhance networking and greatly expand our audience,” says Jenny Hwa, Executive Director.
Admission to the event is free, although $5 pre-registration for ½ off drink tickets is available now via the Innovate Raleigh website. As an added bonus, people registered for Innovatours by May 13th, will be automatically entered to win two general admission passes to Moogfest.