At ExitEvent, we want you up on all the topics trending and news happening in the Triangle, so here’s a feature we run after each month ends recapping the most popular 10 stories and posts (and one video) on our site. They’re ranked below based on page views counted by Google Analytics. 

Popular professor and social scientist Dan Ariely grabbed our top spot for his new Duke University incubator infusing behavioral science into a select few startups. Readers also enjoyed learning about new resources in town like potential job opportunities; Black Girls Code, promoting youth entrepreneurship; Loading Dock Raleigh, providing needed space for maker entrepreneurs; and the region’s first digital marketing school. And our new company profiles were a hit as well.

Check out the full list below, and to get a chance at the top 10, share your news with

For new Startup Lab, Duke’s Center for Advanced Hindsight and its founder Dan Ariely seek entrepreneurs who want insight from social scientists to build businesses.

They’re innovating in digital media, adtech, social media engagement, GovTech, gaming, sales lead generation, health data and candy. Meet the eight local finalists who vied for $100,000 from celebrity investor Steve Case and his Washington D.C. venture firm Revolution May 5th.

Check out our monthly roundup of the coolest jobs in Triangle startups.

As Murphy’s grows its line of natural products, adds staff and moves into new office and distribution space, it’s also opening a coworking and makerspace for other maker and consumer product entrepreneurs. It’s called Loading Dock Raleigh and it opens this Fall.
Raleigh-Durham is the first of several new regions rolling out Black Girls Code chapters this year. And the program managers from Oakland were in town last month to secure volunteers, enroll students, find partners, set venues and organize details for a workshop and summer camp in July.

Duke University graduates were outraged over the 2015 commencement speech by physician and anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer, and one computer science student took to his blog to share his concerns.

The Bay Area entrepreneur returned to his native North Carolina to share how he became the Valley’s conversation-starter and instigator around diversity in tech.

Funding and revenue are hard, but the founders of these new media companies in the Triangle have visions of reinventing local news and commentary.

What Groupon did for couponing, a stealthy Durham startup believes it can do for shopping and dining rewards. The app called Yaarlo launched in May, and has the brains and experience of a longtime mobile executive behind it.

Digital marketing is an increasingly critical tool for new startups and established businesses alike, prompting the creation of a new school in Durham to train people of all experience levels on the best tactics.
And here’s our top-viewed video of the month, Wayne Sutton’s talk at Innovate Your Cool: