Big ideas in a small space

Join us in 2021

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PopBox is a 320-square-foot space within the highly-anticipated Boxyard RTP development. Applications are now closed and will be reviewed. Please see below for more details. Thank you!

We are on the hunt for four rockstar BIPOC- or woman-owned entrepreneurs and restaurateurs to join our Boxyard family in 2021 - each will take a three-month pop-up residency inside one of our shipping containers.

In partnership with NC IDEA, the Research Triangle Foundation will be awarding a micro-grant of $5,000 to each of the four selected businesses. COVID-19 has crippled many industries, and with this platform we hope to give our small business friends a positive jolt back into the market.

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The Selection Process

November 10, 2020
Applications open

December 10, 2020
Applications close

by December 20, 2020
Each applicant will be notified whether they have made it to R2

January 4, 2021
Interviews begin

January 18, 2021
4 businesses will be selected and slated into the PopBox program

*These dates are subject to change based on Covid-19 regulations.

We’re looking for fresh and new dreamers and innovators that provide delicious food, a kick-ass product, or a unique experience for our community. Boxyard RTP will be such a special place; all that we are missing is missing you!

Candidates who do not directly overlap with our current vendors at Boxyard RTP will only be considered.

Do you have a food concept? Keep in mind that the PopBox is not a restaurant-grade facility. You will need to do all of your prep and cooking in your Food Truck or at a commissary kitchen. PopBox would function as your storefront, rather than your kitchen.

This space is not office space. If that is what you’re looking for, check out the Frontier RTP Campus!