The Research Triangle Park

RTP’s August Event Rundown

By Aug 03, 2015

RTP 180: STEM in the Triangle
August 20, The Frontier
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Four words that make up a term that has become a buzzword associated with education over the past few years. Everyone knows today’s students need an education that’s rich in STEM, but how is our community going about making that change a reality? At this month’s RTP 180, you’ll hear from speakers that are in the trenches and actively working to impact today’s young minds through a variety of community programs and initiatives.
Sign Up: http://stemrtp180.eventbrite.com

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

Free Fitness Classes Return!
Aug. 3, The Frontier

All RTP employees are invited to free cardio and yoga classes at The Frontier! Beginning Monday, August 3rd regular classes will take place twice a week for anyone that would like to attend. This first session will go throughout November, and classes will take place at the following times: Monday Cardio: 4:45 – 5:30pm & Wednesday Yoga: 11:30am – 12:30pm (bring your own mat).
For more information, visit www.rtp.org/events.

CED’s Tech Venture Conference
Sept. 15 – 16, Raleigh Convention Center

CED’s 2015 Tech Venture Conference is focusing on how our community is #ScalingUp – Join over 800 investors, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners on September 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center to find out how you can connect, grow, and succeed. Register here.

Carolina KickStart Research to Revenue Workshop
Aug. 4-5, RTP HQ

The Research to Revenue Workshop is designed to help faculty and students learn the practical aspects starting a company based on university research. Over the course of this two-day workshop, experienced entrepreneurs will mentor attendees on how to evaluate the commercial potential of their technology, define the first steps in starting a company and assemble a startup roadmap for taking the next steps in launching the company.
Get Registered: https://apps.research.unc.edu/events/index.cfm?event=events.eventDetails&event_key=A9A1C0472DFCDD05590B40FA4696D2131B109ABD

RTP Fit Lunch + Learn: Fitness Furniture in Action
Aug. 21, The Frontier

On August 21, come learn about the benefits of fitness furniture for the office at our upcoming RTP Fit Lunch + Learn. There will be a chance to use (play) on the furniture at The Frontier, and to ask questions of the CEO of FitDesk.
Sign Up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rtp-fit-lunch-learn-fitness-furniture-in-action-tickets-17887398691

STEM Trivia Returns!
Aug. 27, The Frontier

Bring your brain for Happy Hour on August 27th, as US2020 will be hosting its second STEM Trivia night! Come out and enjoy free beer while testing your STEM skills out with the US2020 team! Bring your friends and learn about ways to engage young students with cool mentoring opportunities.
More Info: https://www.rtp.org/event/happy-hour-with-stem-trivia/

NC DataPalooza Finale
Sept. 21, Red Hat Annex

See the finale of this regional startup competition that empowers innovators, designers, and developers to catalyze positive economic and community impact through open-data. The three-month competition kicked off with a DataJam in May. Since then, 15 teams have worked on concepts around the Code for America Challenges and received mentorship from local business experts. At the finale, the top 3 teams will pitch for a $5,000 cash prize, a $500 bonus from ESRI, and three months of free workspace.
Get Tickets: http://www.ncdatapalooza.com/

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP              
August 6th, 13th & 27th 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!

Citrix Innovators Program
Application Due Aug. 28

Eight startups will be selected to receive a $25k Fellowship! The Innovators Program is for world-class startups that want to build and bring to market great new products for businesses. It is a cohort-driven, mentor-assisted program designed to get startups ready to raise their first significant round of funding. The 2015 Program is partnering with Cherokee Fund and will accept three environmental startups.
Submit: https://citrix.userlite.com/docket/session/62/1435113291_eb305cc035a88d921093db9016bb3ec9

RTP Kickball League
Registration Now Open

If you’ve been wanting to join a kickball league, now is the time! Registration is open for a fall league through Tri Sports Social Club. To learn more and get registered, please visit http://rtpkickball.com/.

RTP Run Club
Starts Aug. 6, The Frontier

WILL RUN FOR BEER! RTP is excited to team up with Fleet Feet Sports for a weekly run club Thursdays during Happy Hour! Runners will take off from The Frontier at 5:30 and will be back in plenty of time to enjoy the rest of happy hour. No registration required and all abilities are welcome.

1 Million Cups
Now *Every* 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

2015 Innovate Raleigh Summit
Sept. 10, Market Hall

Join us as we explore inclusivity for organizations of all sizes with a panel, keynote speaker and breakout session! The session will be followed by a happy hour and networking event.
Get Your Tickets: www.innovateraleigh.com

The Color Run RTP
Oct. 3rd, RTP

Early registration is now open for the Shine Tour 2015! Back for year two, the Color Run is a day full of fun around the Park. Grab your friends and sign up for this 5k event!
Sign Up: http://thecolorrun.com/research-triangle-park/#ad-image-image11

Innovate NC: A Cross-City Learning Collaborative
Deadline is Aug. 17

The Institute for Emerging Issues at NCSU is partnering with a powerful group of public, private, and nonprofit entities to launch InnovateNC: A Cross-City Learning Collaborative. Participating communities will each be represented by a local Innovation Council. Experts will guide and support the local councils through an intensive two-year collaboration that includes regular cross-city convenings to focus learning and build relationships; detailed local asset mapping and data collection to support decision making; knowledge sharing; policy analysis; and site tours.
Submit Your Community: http://iei.ncsu.edu/emerging-issues/innovation-reconstructed/forumnextsteps/innovatenc/

Introduction to Digital Marketing
Aug. 19, The Frontier

Do you want to use digital marketing to attract more customers?  Then this exclusive introduction to digital marketing session is for you. Brought to you by The Frontier and the Digital Marketing Foundry, the Introduction to Digital Marketing class is a 60 minute, in-classroom introduction to the basics of search engine marketing, keyword research, and Google Analytics. At the end of the session, you’ll have a better understanding of digital marketing strategies and proven tactics you can use to build your brand and increase your revenue.
Register: https://digitalmarketingfoundry.com/course/introduction-to-digital-marketing-american-underground-frontier/

RTP Health Fair
Sept. 9, The Frontier
Looking to expand your company’s health and wellness offerings, but not sure where to start? Mark you calendar for RTP’s first Health Fair at The Frontier. We’ll have more info in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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?
Start here: https://www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/drop-space/ 

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