RTP 180: Sports!
March 19th, The Frontier
This month our speakers will be talking sports, and not just the ‘Madness’ of college basketball. If you live in the Triangle, you’re no stranger to the competitive nature between area colleges and universities. Not to mention, the Carolina Hurricanes, the local curling team and the massive cricket league in the area. On top of it all, there’s a large sports entrepreneurship hub growing and a burgeoning sports medicine and rehab community. It all goes hand in hand when you start to think about it.
Come Experience The Frontier
Anytime You’d Like
In January we launched The Frontier, and now we welcome you to come use it! Open from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, there’s free coffee and free space for anyone looking to work or hold meetings. All you have to do is walk in, find a seat and get to it. Want to book a conference room?
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!
View the weekly truck lineup here
March Is Red Cross Month!
We’ve teamed up with the American Red Cross in honor of March being Red Cross Month to help raise funds for their great causes. You can visit our microsite and safely donate to disaster relief efforts and the funds will stay in our area! Any amount that you choose to give will help people in need during their time of hardship.
Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
March 5th, 12th, & 26th, 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. There will be music and general merriment inside The Frontier located at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then!
Bluebird Box Adoption
Seen a flash of blue around the Park? Eastern Bluebirds serve as a reminder that we do, in fact, work in an area full of natural beauty and many species. Bluebird nesting season starts up again this Spring and we would love your help to look over our little feathered friends. 40 bluebird boxes around the Park are up for nesting-season adoption by RTP employees. Interested? Fill out this simple form, and an RTP employee will be with you soon!
1 Million Cups
March 11th & 25th, 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 bi-weekly on Wednesdays, in partnership with LAUNCH Chapel Hill. IE: one week 1MC is at The Frontier in RTP the next it’s at LAUNCH Chapel Hill.
US2020 Happy Hour
March 26th, The Frontier
This special edition of Happy Hour at The Frontier will be hosted by US2020 RTP, one of the Foundation’s programs that streamlines STEM mentoring in the Triangle. In addition to the usual festivities of free Bombshell brews and great company, we’ll have STEM-themed pub trivia! Trivia winners will receive special prizes, so bring your thinking caps. Anyone and everyone is invited, including US2020 RTP mentors. If you are a STEM professional interested in mentoring and would like to talk to mentors about their experience, this is the perfect opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there!
RTP Fit Lunch and Learn: Exercise Your Brain
March 20th, RTP HQ
Did you know that just 10 minutes of walking can help ease your brain out of a creative slump? Come to our RTP Fit Lunch and Learn and hear more scientifically backed tips and tricks for exercising your brain! These events are free and we also provide a healthy lunch.
Sign up here
Startup and Play
March 12, HQ Raleigh
Sign up and head to the Startup and Play Spring Social to meet a dozen local startups, and have a great time in the process. There’s also going to be a large game of Paper Rock Scissors, adult beverages and food.
Get your ticket here
Bright Horizons Child Care
The Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool centers in the Research Triangle Park are offering all RTP employees priority enrollment and a tuition credit for the full registration amount through the month of June.
Wild Ideas for Getting Outside
March 3, The Frontier
It may be cold outside, but spring is coming and this event will give you tons of momentum to want to go experience all the greatness of the Triangle outdoors. Author Joe Miller will be on hand leading a storytelling session and Q&A about local adventures while organizations offer info about area outdoor outings. There will also be complimentary food and beverages from Lonerider and Café Parizade.
RTP Electronics Recycling Day
April 29th, Park Place RTP
It’s time for some spring cleaning! We all have outdated electronics that seem to sit around and collect dust… so what do you do with them? You recycle them at the RTP Electronics Recycling Day!
Bull City Kickball Classic
March 21st, RTP Softball Fields
Calling all kickball enthusiasts! Sign up for this first time, kickball extravaganza being held in the RTP! There will be a pre-party on Friday night, the actual tournament on Saturday with a live DJ spinning music, costumes, prizes, tailgate games, food trucks, and an EPIC after-party to recover from the excitement at the field. Registration ends on Feb. 20th, so sign up now.
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Transit Choices Report – Make Your Voice Heard
Survey Closes March 22nd
Wake County is in the process of evaluating how the people of our area move around, and they’d like your input. The goal of the project is public outreach and public education, and neither of those can be achieved without public participation. So, saddle up and read the recently released Transit Choices Report and take a survey to make sure we’re moving in the right direction.
2015 CED Life Science Conference
March 3rd – 4th, Raleigh Convention Center
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Life Science Conference! This annual gathering enables NC life science entrepreneurs to connect with hundreds of venture capital and strategic investors from around the nation, and boasts globally-recognized industry leaders as conference speakers and participants.