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April News & Happenings in RTP!

By Apr 01, 2016

RTP & Moogfest Announce Partnership!
Have you heard? RTP has announced a multi-year partnership with Moogfest! Taking place in downtown Durham this May, RTP has collaborated with Moogfest to create a public art installation at the festival, and a curated forum focused on future cities. RTP is also providing a unique experience centered around STEAM for students at Durham Public Schools. We believe these activities help to reinforce our vision of a vibrant future based on big ideas, while providing new opportunities for exploration to the community.

To kickoff the partnership, we invite you to join us at a special RTP Happy Hour on April 7th! Moogfest will be onsite at The Frontier, providing rounds of trivia and synthy toys for attendees to play with. Hope to see you there!

CED Raising the Dough
April 5, RTP HQ

“Raising the Dough” is an entrepreneur-only half-day workshop to help prepare companies currently raising or preparing to fundraise in the near future. Hear first-hand advice from successful entrepreneurs and angel & VC investors on fundraising. Get a playbook of tips and strategies to increase your odds of funding success. We’ll also have Coaching Roundtables for attendees where you will get specific feedback and advice on your business from investors, innovators, and fellow entrepreneurs.
Register: http://cednc.org/events/ced-raising-the-dough-tech?platform=hootsuite

Corporate Teams Wanted for Komen Race for the Cure!
Susan G. Komen North Carolina to the Coast is hosting its 20th Triangle Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 11th at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. This year there will be a tailgate zone with lots of food trucks, beer tasting, corn hole and music, in addition to the 5k run/walk. Organizers are recruiting corporate teams from RTP. Interested or want to learn more? Contact Race Manager Catherine Marshall, at [email protected] or 919-493-2873.

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: https://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-food-truck-rodeo/

Lecture: Let ’Em Eat Cake: Political Musical Theater in 1930s America
April 7, National Humanities Center

Among all the classic Broadway shows of the 1930s, a fair number stand out by engaging directly with the New Deal politics of a turbulent decade. Why did the likes of George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart take this leftist turn, and how should one read the great American songs that emerged? Guest speaker Tim Carter, Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will discuss this and more at this month’s lecture.
RSVP: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/news-and-events/coming-events/event-registration/

Scores-to-Scholarships: Help your student get ready for college!
April 8, The Frontier

Is your student ready for the SAT and ACT? Did you know that The SAT changed on March 5, 2016? Or, that NC requires every junior in public high schools to take the ACT–& it’s free? Join us to learn more about the ACT and SAT and to get answers your questions about college admissions tests. http://aplushigherscores.com/

InnovateEDU: College Edition
April 13, Shaw University

Join us at Shaw University for the InnovateEDU College Edition. Our featured guest, Aminatou Sow, will be in the house to deliver an inspiring keynote and answer your questions about tech jobs, tech ladies, and the all important principles of shine theory.
Get Tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/innovateedu-college-edition-tickets-raleigh-RSCGBP

“Give a Damn About the Arts” – A Regional Advocacy Gathering & Workshop
April 13, The Frontier

So you make art, love art, or work in the arts—how do you fight for the arts? You don’t do it alone. Don’t miss this chance to come together with other Triangle arts supporters and learn from expert arts advocates who are already doing the work. Hear about the state of the arts at this moment. Walk away with inspiration, contacts, strategies, and concrete action items to make a real difference in our community through the arts.
Sign Up: http://www.triangleartworks.org/2016/03/11/give-a-damn-about-the-arts-learn-what-to-do-about-it-on-413/

RTP’s Students to Scientists
April 14, The Frontier

Join the Research Triangle Park and students from the NCCU BRITE program for the first Students to Scientists poster session. This event will feature local biotechnology and biomanufacturing students showcasing current research projects in a poster session format. Enjoy drinks, snacks and a string quartet while learning about the research being conducted by these talented students.
Register: https://www.rtp.org/event/rtps-students-to-scientists/

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
Thursday April 7, 14, & 28 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! https://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-happy-hour/

UNC-TV Design-Thinking Hackathon
April 15-17, American Underground @Main

Are you a creative thinker? A fan of public media? We want to hear from you! The UNC-TV Hackathon will bring together creative thinkers, marketing, business and IT professionals, entrepreneurs, college students and public media fans to find innovative solutions to challenges facing UNC-TV as a public media organization. Throughout three days, participants will engage in collaborative problem solving to create the tools that North Carolina public media needs to thrive and better engage the statewide community. hack.unctv.org

Build the Fort Workshop with Mapquest Co-Founder
April 16, Nash Hall

Are you a tinkerer, an inventor, a person who says, “there’s a better way to do that”?  Whether you are a retired executive, a stay-at-home Mom, a 20-something software geek or a mid-career salesperson . . . this workshop is for you! Mapquest co-founder Chris Heivly will work with you for an entire day to help hash out your ideas.
Learn More: http://heivly.com/workshop/

North Carolina Investor Day
April 19, NC Biotechnology Center

If you are a small business owner or individual looking to learn about investment opportunities, this event is for you. Join us for a day of learning, networking and engaging take-away panels from finance and business professionals. The day will kick off at 9am through 4pm with workshops and panels; breakfast and lunch will be provided. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nc-investor-day-making-finance-cool-again-tickets-22127907166

SwitchPoint 2016
April 21-22, Haw River Ballroom

SwitchPoint focuses on great ideas tools and people making a real difference in the world in areas such as humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology. The conference seeks collaboration among unusual parties bringing together the brightest thinkers and entrepreneurs from multiple industries to innovate on solutions to critical issues. For more information, visit http://www.switchpointideas.org/Register.

RTP 180 | Women in Tech
April 21, The Frontier

Here in RTP, many of the top fields like IT and engineering have long been considered male roles, however, there is a growing trend of women moving in and excelling in these jobs. At April’s RTP 180, we’ll hear from females across the Triangle that are proving the stereotypes wrong in the often male dominated industry of technology. Join us as we celebrate these women making waves in our community!
Tickets Go Live 4/14: https://www.rtp.org/event/rtp-180-women-in-tech/

Music For Me Fine
April 22, All Saints Chapel

Me Fine is hosting its first ever Music for Me Fine event at All Saints Chapel in Downtown Raleigh! Three local bands will perform – Old Habits, The Remedy and To Better Waters – and all proceeds go directly to Me Fine’s mission to to provide hope to critically ill children treated by Children’s Hospitals. We do things like pay for travel/lodging expenses, gas cards and gift cards for food/clothing, pay mortgage/rent/utility bills and even funeral expenses for families.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.mefinefoundation.org/get-involved/events/music/.

#HRUNorthCarolina – People Analytics | HR Unconference
April 28, The Frontier

Today HR Tech solutions have evolved beyond simple automation of human resources business processes, such as payroll and applicant tracking, into full-fledged business analytics tools that collect, aggregate, and interpret numerous types of data to drive more substantiated HR decisions. These solutions help HR professionals demonstrate and measure the impact talent and people-related decisions have on organizations. Join us for an opportunity to network with top level execs from the most forward thinking organizations in the US, meet best HR technology vendors and startups from around the world and enjoy the spirit of a true unconference.
Register: http://www.globalhru.com/event/hrunorthcarolina/

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 http://www.1millioncups.com./rtp

Teen Cancer America’s North Carolina Cares Fundraiser
April 28, Raleigh Convention Center

Join us for an evening of food, music and philanthropy hosted by TCA founder and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey in Raleigh! This event will benefit future Teen Cancer America units in hospitals throughout the state. The event will include a VIP reception with Daltrey and friends, plated dinner, a live auction, raffle prizes and entertainment from bluegrass superstars The HillBenders and Las Vegas’ own Marvelless Mark.
For more info, to purchase a table, or to become a sponsor, contact Barbara Taylor Leedy: 919.459.8785 or [email protected]

Be a Vendor at The Bridge Bazaar!
Application Deadline: April 29

Are you an RTP employee with a handmade side hustle? If so, apply to be part of our Bridge Bizarre taking place on The Bridge at The Frontier on Thursday, June 2nd. Vendor applications are being accepted until April 29th. See the application for full details!
Apply: https://www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/bridge-bazaar-application/

Pups N Trucks
April 29, 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 applications. Pets improve both your mental and physical health, so grab a bite to eat and come play with some dogs!
Check out available pups here: http://www.pawfectmatch.org/.

March for Babies – Triangle 2016
April 30, Perimeter Park at Duke Realty

We’re getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There will be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community! www.marchforbabies.org/Registration/Signup

Girls Make Games is coming back to RTHS this summer!
Dates Vary, Research Triangle High School

GMG’s flagship three week camp helps girls ages 8-15 take a creative concept and turn it into a fully functional prototype. Not only do campers have a finished product at the end of the three weeks, they also compete nationally for the top prize, a chance to have their video game developed and published by LearnDistrict, the educational company behind GMG.
Learn more & register here: http://www.researchtrianglehighschool.org/#!coding-for-fun/s1fh8

RTP Electronics Recycling Day
April 27, Park Point RTP

This Spring’s RTP Electronics Recycling Day is on Thursday, April 27th at Park Point from 7AM-6PM. Click here for a list of acceptable personal items you can donate, including computers that we’ll refurbish and donate to undeserved students across NC. This event is brought to you by [email protected].
Find out more and get the donation form here: https://www.rtp.org/event/rtp-electronics-recycling-day-spring-2016/

RTP Health Fair
May 12, The Frontier

The RTP Health Fair is fast approaching on May 12th! Enjoy free smoothies from The Farmery, check out the RTP sports leagues, taste-test at live cooking demos, relish a quick massage, take a free fitness class and hear about active ways to spend your weekends in and around RTP. 11AM-2PM at The Frontier.
Click here to RSVP.

1st Annual STEMmy Awards
May 25, RTP HQ

This will be a special night of recognition for local youth serving nonprofits, industry partners, mentors and students. Winners from several categories will be presented with a “Golden Gear Award” and will have the opportunity to network and hear from guest speakers.
Learn More: https://files.rtp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/STEMmys-Info-Packet.pdf

Share The Ride, NC!
May 26, The Frontier

HR managers, this one’s for you! Enjoy lunch on the RTP on May 26th while learning about how to answer tough questions from employees or recruits about how to get around the Triangle without a car.
Click here to RSVP.

Check out The Farmery, RTP’s Only Eatery!
Mon-Fri, 11AM-3PM at The Frontier

Come check out the first lunch spot at RTP’s Park Center development! The Farmery is now serving breakfast, espresso drinks and lunch! 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!
Learn More: http://www.thefarmery.com/index.html