Chris Heivly, co-founder and co-manager of The Startup Factory in Durham, has plenty of good things to say about the Triangle’s startup community after attending a VIP dinner in the nation’s capital.

“I had a couple private and even more public (in the room) unsolicited discussions about what is happening in good ole RTP,” Heivly writes in his “Thoughts from the Rooftop” blog.

“Everyone wanted to know what the heck was going on down here. The talk track started like this, ‘I hear unbelievable things about the startup scene down there. It must be very exiting.’

“It became one of the open discussions among the group.”

He stresses two points as “take-aways:”

“First, that the awareness of what is happening is going viral. …”

“Secondly, we should feel grateful.”

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