Nov 21 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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On the Menu

On the Menu: Building the “Beesness” of Bee Downtown

The startup world is often filled with pressures to scale fast, raise money, and dream of a quick unicorn exit. But there is another side of entrepreneurship where you build a company that focuses on sustainable growth, long-term plans for owning the business, and generating profit. Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, Founder and CEO of Bee Downtown and a Forbes and INC Magazine 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, will be joining us to share her story of building a business that makes money–not raises money.

In an effort to keep this event accessible, we will be offering a hybrid experience for participants. When checking out, be mindful to select between an “In-Person Ticket” and a “Zoom Ticket.” For those not located in NC, we welcome you to join us over zoom.

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Game Plan

11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Doors to the waiting room open

11:30 a.m. | In-Person | Registration opens & lunch is available

12:00 p.m. | Event begins

1:00 p.m. | Go on back to work!

Our Session Leader

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner’s buzzing company, Bee Downtown, installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses while simultaneously providing year-round employee engagement and leadership development programming for many of the world’s largest companies. She is part of the TED speaking community, a 2017 Southern Living Southerner of the Year, a 2018 INC Magazine-30 Under 30 Rising Star, a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and North Carolina Woman of the Year. Most recently named to the Forbes Next 1,000 list of entrepreneurs redefining the American dream.

What’s On The Menu?

At Frontier RTP, we are constantly growing, and hope you will come along for the ride! We developed On the Menu as a way of helping you and your business grow to the next level, whatever that next level may be.

Each month, we offer a lunchtime workshop on a special topic related to small businesses or startups. On the Menu is taught by a diverse group of experts from around the Triangle (some of whom started their business here at Frontier RTP!) in a small group setting.

Our hope is that these workshops will not only be rich in content, but spark dialogue, start relationships, and make your lunch break meaningful. Did we mention there will be food? For those joining us in-person, there will be a free lunch available. If you are joining us virtually, we invite you to bring your lunch to the Zoom. No shame in eating with your camera on!

We want you to easily access our events and webinars. Please reach out to us with accommodation requests at and we’ll do our best to facilitate.

Note: By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize Frontier RTP to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.


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