Published Author Category Events, News from RTP, The Frontier

Check out all the interesting events taking place in Research Triangle Park and across the Triangle throughout the next month!

The Bridge Bazaar
June 2, The Frontier
Reward yourself at our Spring makers market on The Bridge at The Frontier! This event will feature a cadre of local crafters and artisans at a convenient location in the heart of RTP. Whether you’re on the hunt for a birthday gift, wedding shower present, and or just need to indulge in some retail therapy – we’re here for you! The Bridge Bazaar coincides with The Frontier’s weekly Happy Hour, so grab a drink and head to the 3rd floor for some shopping fun! As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the National Inclusion Project!
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
June 11, The Frontier
Susan G. Komen North Carolina to the Coast is hosting its 20th Triangle Race for the Cure at The Frontier this year! There will be a tailgate zone with food trucks, beer tasting, corn hole and music, in addition to the 5k run/walk. Komen NCTC fights breast cancer by funding programs that support those in the fight to save lives and educating individuals about breast cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection, and the resources that are available to them. Click here to register for the race! Can’t make it to the race? Click here to donate!

Birds, Butterflies, Bees & Blooms
June 22, RTP HQ
The Research Triangle Foundation is having a pollinator event! Pollinators are extremely important to our environment, but without the right host plants, some are beginning to die out. In partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, this event will feature the dedication of RTP’s new pollinator demonstration garden with speakers, displays, activities, and more! No registration required.

Event: Do presidential elections impact markets?
June 2, The Frontier
This series of investing topics starting will kickoff with, “The Presidential Election Cycle – a political agnostic view of how the stock market historically has performed in a presidential election year.” Healthy snacks and bottled water will be served. This will be an open and conversational atmosphere at The Frontier in the Aqueduct room.

WolfPack Your Lunch: Eliminating Accountability Killers
June 3, RTP HQ
Grab your lunch and join us on Friday, June 3 for WolfPack Your Lunch. This month’s topic is on how to keep your organization accountable. Organizations can only reach their true potential when people are accountable for their actions. Too often businesses suffer from a culture of hiding and blaming, which keeps them from excelling. Having a culture where the right people are doing the right things is no accident – it requires thoughtful planning & disciplined leadership.

Coaches Corner
June 3, The Rickhouse Durham
Join Communities In Schools of Durham for an exclusive evening with Carolina Panthers’ Coach Steve Wilks. His philosophy as a coach reflects his own journey overcoming challenges and rising to the top of his profession—connecting him to the mission of Communities In Schools and our team of Graduation and Succ! ess Coaches, who help Durham’s youth reach their potential. One ticket includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, one free cornhole toss and one unforgettable night!
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Innovate Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Innovatours
June 3, Downtown Raleigh
Get ready for the 3rd Annual Innovatours! Two pop-up marketplaces will be packed with 65+ businesses, bars, music, and interactive stops. Attendees will also be able to take a walk on a curated map of brick and mortar businesses, as well as co-working spaces, that will have their doors open, ready to welcome you. It’ll be a ‘choose your own adventure’ First Friday like you’ve always dreamed. Featuring a food village curated by OrderUp Raleigh, as well as craft cocktails and beer from TOPO Distillery, Naked Turtle Rum, and Lonerider Brewing! A live DJ, Shutterbooth North Carolina photo booth + more!
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RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier
Each Friday you can grab lunch at our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeo 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!
View the weekly truck lineup here:

Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium
June 7-8, NC Biotechnology Center/Hamner Conference Center
The Offices of US Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, the NC Military Business Center, the NC Biotechnology Center, the NC Military Foundation and UNC are pleased to host this event. Day one, Medical Support to the Warfighter, will connect businesses and academic researchers in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that purchase or require medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, information technology and services, or fund medical-related research and development. Day two, Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter, will focus on navigating biomedical and biodefense innovation in order to provide effective solutions to our warfighters and our nation.
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Creativity Takes Flight for Work Productivity
June 9, 17, or 22, The Frontier
Take time to energize your creative intelligence in the Fusion Room at The Frontier! Join interactive sessions to learn some Origami and strengthen your creative fitness which has been demonstrated to increase capability for productivity, resilience, flexibility, and skill in connecting with others.  Free to those who are in career transition.
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Starting and Financing a Venture in North Carolina
June 14, The Frontier
Have you heard of Reg. A-plus? How about crowd-funding? The rules around startup finance are dramatically changing. If your business may need funding in the future, you may want to get up to speed on these changes. A representative from N.C. Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees corporations, trademarks and securities regulation in the state, will be present to answer questions.
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Young Women In Bio Visits Medicago
June 14, Medicago- 7 Triangle Drive
Young Women In Bio and Medicago invite you to learn about vaccine development using plants! Medicago will host young women in grades 9 – 12 to meet their amazing team, see their innovative technology, and participate in a fun, hands-on activity. We will learn about Medicago’s development from research lab to state-of-the-art process, tour Medicago’s automated greenhouse to learn how they turn plants into vaccines, and perform an experiment related to this process.
Details and registration here:

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
June 2, 9, 23, 30
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!

The Power of Story | Workshop by NEW KIND
June 15, CAM Raleigh
This storytelling workshop is designed to help you recognize the elements that make stories powerful so you can frame facts as stories. The workshop will not only help you grow more comfortable as a storyteller, but inspire you to find compelling ways to better bring your organization’s story to life. Workshop takeaways will include exploring what makes stories so powerful, defining the common elements of a story, and crafting your own stories.
Get the details and register here:

RTP 180: Wearables
June 16, The Frontier
Google Glass might not have turned out to be the hit the company expected, but despite the flop, the future of wearables is pretty bright. Here in the Triangle, we’re fortunate to have both companies and researchers tackling how we can continue to integrate technologies into our lives. Join us as we explore this world that is ever evolving.
Tickets go live on June 9:

Startup Grind Hosts Eric Koester from Next Gen Venture Partners
June 16, American Underground @ Main
Eric is a partner at Next Gen Ventures where they invest in early stage technology companies. Prior to NextGen, Eric co-founded Main Street Genome and, with investors including Floodgate, Kleiner Perkins, and CrunchFund. He currently lectures on entrepreneurship at Georgetown. Your ticket includes: food, beer, networking, fireside chat, & meet and greet.
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Pups N Trucks
June 17, The Frontier
What better way to end your work week than with puppies? Our friends at Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation will be bringing some playful friends to the RTP Food Truck Rodeo. All pups present will be available for adoption. Pets improve both your mental and physical health, so grab a bite to eat and come play with some adoptable dogs!
Check out available pups here:

Happy Hour at the RTP, Sponsored by WAKA
June 23, The Frontier
Bring a team of friends and compete at WAKA’s Game Night while enjoying a beverage! Team size is 5-8 players, and we’ll have 3-4 rounds of different games like ‘Minute to Win It’, trivia, Scattergories and more. We will also put together free agent teams that night, so all are welcome! This will be a preview of WAKA’s upcoming Tuesday night bar games league; registration is available at

Seminar: Advances in Shaking Technology
June 23, Durham
During the full-day symposium, industry experts will address the following questions in a series of seminars: practicality of various well plate types for screening, pros and cons of different well plate and tube options, selecting fill volume, shaking diameters and speeds for individual vessels, scaling fill volumes, shaking diameters and speeds between vessels, how baffles impact flask results, feeding strategies available for well plates, tubes and flasks. The results are more reproducible screening and easier scale up in stirred bioreactors.
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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