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Check out The Farmery, RTP’s Only Eatery!
Mon-Fri, 11AM-3PM at The Frontier
Come check out the first lunch spot at the Park Center development! The Farmery is now open for lunch, and we encourage everyone to come check out this unique concept. Many of the items on the menu are grown right here in our community, using shipping containers that have been transformed into farms. Currently, the Farmery is operating out of an Airstream trailer, but be on the lookout for big plans in the future!
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RTPfit Lunch and Learn
Feb. 4, RTP HQ
Join us for the first RTPfit Lunch & Learn of 2016! Every year, millions of people set weight loss and health resolutions. We want to help you keep your motivation, so you can turn your resolutions into lifelong behaviors. This month’s topic is “Top 10 to Lose 10.” Liz Watt, RD, LDN will unveil the top 10 tips to lose 10 pounds. A healthy lunch will be provided, we just ask that you register before the event. You must present your Eventbrite ticket upon arrival.
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Triangle Startup Weekend- Social Impact
Feb. 5-7, The Frontier
Triangle Startup Weekend: Social Impact will bring together 60+ people interested in making a social impact for 54-hours. The event begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and designing prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the social impact sector. Sunday, teams demo their social impact products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges!

Emerging Issues Forum: Future of Work
Feb. 8-9, Raleigh Convention Center
As technology and demography shift, how can North Carolina prepare today to create enough good jobs for tomorrow? That’s the question that will be posed at the 31st Emerging Issues Forum. Join leaders and learners from every North Carolina sector, region, and point of view. We welcome stakeholders and all members of the general public.
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New Year, New Commute 2016
It’s 2016. If the only thing your commute does for you is get you to work, we have some ideas. Whether you want to get healthier, save money, or use your time more effectively, changing your commute can help make your resolution a reality. Let us help you discover how alternatives to driving alone can help you meet your goals in 2016!
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Coloring Sesh at The Bridge
Each Wednesday, The Frontier
Join us each Wednesday, from 11:00am -12:00pm on The Bridge at The Frontier. There will be colored pencils, crayons, tables wrapped in paper and coloring books for you to let your creative-juices flow. Coloring takes us back to a time when we were kids–when we could be fully present and content in a moment, without everyday to-dos weighing us down. No need to RSVP, just show up and color your heart out!

RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier
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!
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Durham Young Professionals Network Speaker Series
Feb. 9, The Frontier
Join us for our first speaker event in 2016! Bob Geolas, CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, will be talking about how he got to where he is today, the challenges and pitfalls he faced, and how he overcame them. He will also be talking about all the changes coming to RTP and how it will affect Young Professionals throughout the Triangle. Breakfast and coffee will be served. This event is open to the general public aged 21-39.
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RTP Art Show | Opening Reception
Feb. 11, The Frontier
Join us for the opening reception of the First Annual RTP Employee Art Exhibit! This event, which is open to the public, will allow attendees to peruse art made by employees of RTP companies. There will also be a juror lecture by Dr. Lawrence Wheeler, Executive Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Attendees can expect light refreshments and beverages provided by Research Triangle Park. The artists’ work will hang at The Frontier from February 11 through March 11, and will be available for viewing from 8:30am – 5:00pm M-F.

RTP 180: Gene-Environment Interaction
Feb. 18, The Frontier
Everyone knows that breathing in things like mold or polluted air have the potential to make you sick, but did you know that these environmental agents could be impacting your genetic makeup? As scientists learn more about the connection between genetics and environmental factors, and how that connection may influence human disease, they’ll begin to develop new strategies for the treatment and prevention of many illnesses. At February’s RTP 180, you’ll hear from researchers located here in the Triangle that are on the forefront of this issue.
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Speaker Showcase Sponsored by BORN Toastmasters!
Feb. 19, The Frontier
We invite you to attend BORN Toastmasters’ annual ‘SPEAKER SHOWCASE’ to hear brief presentations from five of our most amazing speakers! You are also invited to enjoy a light breakfast and networking. This event is FREE — it’s our give-back to you in support of your interest to enhance your speaking at any level. That’s what BORN Toastmasters is all about! Your RSVP is FREE but required due to forecasting space and food needs!
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From starting your business to tapping investors: Doing it Right
Feb. 24, The Frontier
Have you heard of Reg. A-plus? Did you know you can raise up to $50 million using this brand new option as long as you follow all the rules? What about crowd funding? Did you know that federal rules are soon going to allow a web offering? Simply speaking, the rules around startup finance are dramatically changing. If your business may need funding in the future, you will want to get up to speed on these changes. In addition, we’ll cover the basics of incorporating a venture, registering a state trademark and avoiding investment fraud.

Weekly, The Frontier
Keep up your New Years’ resolutions! Join us at The Frontier each week for classes that run Monday-Thursday. Weekly classes include cardio, core strength, yoga, and strength building. Here’s the lineup:

Mondays – RTP Cardio, 4:45-5:30 | Athletic drills and interval training
Tuesdays – RTP Core Challenge (New!), 11:30-12:30 | A mix of core strength, stretching and balance that incorporates elements of Yoga, Pilates, barre, and mat work
Wednesdays – RTP Yoga, 11:30-12:30 | A basic-to-intermediate level class, linking breath and movement, flowing through the various poses
Thursdays – RTP Muscle Madness (New!), 11:30-12:30 | Body sculpting and toning through a mix of dumbbells, resistance bands, medicine balls and body weight exercises.
All classes are free, courtesy of RTP, and there is no need to register – just show up ready to work hard. Find out more about fitness classes and similar programs at

Dream Big… Dream STEM Student Conference 2016
Feb. 27, The Perimeter Studio and Conference Center
Join us for a dynamic group of presenting companies including: Honda Jet, Microsoft, NC STATE College of Engineering, and Redhat. Students will have the opportunity to register to attend two of the four presenting organization breakout sessions to learn about the organization and have an interactive experience. Our keynote speaker Keridan Elloitt, a well accomplished animator, has had experience in creating special effects in movies such as I am Legend, Green Lantern, and Surf’s Up.
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CED Life Science Conference
Mar. 1-2, Raleigh Convention Center
As an attendee of the CED Life Science Conference, you’ll meet innovative thinkers and companies from across the life science landscape, representing biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, and AgBio. The conference features a first-in-class program agenda, a demo room for emerging companies and university tech transfer groups, special workshops & content for entrepreneurs, and ample networking for the vibrant life science community that exists in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

High Five Conference
Mar. 2-3, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Come hear from 35+ top industry experts, including keynotes from national speakers like Ann Handley and Jay Baer. High Five is where marketing and creative meet—right here in the Triangle, instead of needing to fly to New York, Austin, or San Francisco. So, save your budget dollars and stay in town for this great opportunity. As an added bonus, friends of RTP get 20% discount on registration, just use code RTP20 at checkout.
Sign Up: Veteran Job Fair at Fort Bragg
Mar. 2-3, Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center Job Fairs are the best way for employers to meet motivated and proven military-experienced job seekers. Job Fairs offer a unique pre-matching process that ensures a company’s representatives will meet the attendees whose backgrounds offer the best fit for their positions. also offers services such as: Military-Only Job Board/Resume Database Access, Job Fair Recruitment, Targeted Candidate Campaigns, and Staffing and Sourcing Solutions.
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Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
Thursday Feb. 4, 11, & 25 at The Frontier
Don’t like traffic? Like free pours from Bombshell Brewing and the company of friends? Join us from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and avoid waiting in the I-40 parking lot. Each Thursday that there’s NOT a RTP 180 there’s music and general merriment inside The Frontier over at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then!

1 Million Cups
Each Wednesday, The Frontier
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 each Wednesday at The Frontier. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit

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