Steve Rao

2014 Morrisville Town Council Retreat

The 2014 Council had one of our most productive retreats this year, thanks to the strong leadership of Town Manager, Martha Wheelock, Mayor Stohlman and the preparation of the staff.   I thank Margaret Broadwell and Jim Klopovic for attending from the public and to Aliana Ramos who commuted for both days of the retreat. […]

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President Obama’s remarks at NC State

   I greatly enjoyed the President’s remarks on the economy during his visit to Raleigh yesterday. We were especially excited to hear from him that the Triangle will be an innovation hub for the next generation manufacturing. The President reminded us of the critical role universities play in research and development, which eventually benefits the private […]

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TYE Launch at TIE Carolinas

Last evening, I attended the TYE or The Young Entrepreneurs, hosted by the TIE Carolinas and TIE Global Chapter. TIE Carolinas President, Abhi Muthuyan, reminded each of us, that TIE represents the largest entrepreneurship and mentoring organization in the world,with over 60 chapters in 45 countries, and over 60,000 members. Having this global organization right […]


Councilman Rao attends North Carolina Datapalooza

On Thursday, I attended the North Carolina Datapalooza at the NC Museum of Natural Science. This event represented the final stage of the Regional Open Data efforts in Wake county, and there were three companies, who presented their Open Data results, and the types of applications which they were able to develop. At the end […]

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August 29 Office Hours

My last Fall Office Hours were productive but not as busy as usual.    Starting next week, Office Hours will move to Fridays at noon. Chia Chi:  Chia Chi runs the IBM Global entreprenenurship Program and is very interested in working with me to offer a more structured mentoring program for the Hottovation program.   […]