Scot Wingo, founder and chair of ChannelAdvisor and a serial entrepreneur, provides an insider’s guide to the Triangle startup community at ExitEvent, including a look at funding opportunities from early to late stage, the universities, mentors and angels, and more.
I recently wrote about Triangle Tweeners—those companies that are not early stage, but also not late stage. This was in response to an influx of new talented folks entering the Triangle and looking for a great company to join.
Well, the response to that article was a bit overwhelming. Since then, I’ve had even more inbound folks ask about other parts of the ecosystem. Even long-time local entrepreneurs and other members of the ecosystem have asked questions like:
Thanks for the Tweener list, can you do one for late and early stage?
- Where in the Triangle can I connect with a tech founder (or biz)?
- Does the Triangle have any incubators?
- Who are the best mentors for my idea in the Triangle?
- I know that NCSU, UNC and Duke have some entrepreneurial resources, what are they?
- I live in XX (insert one of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, etc.), is there any startup community that’s local to me?
That got me thinking—while there is tons of great content if you are already pretty familiar with the Triangle ecosystem and want to keep up to date with it, I’ve never seen an introductory type guide for those moving to the Triangle or for those who have been here a while in a non-entrepreneurial capacity and are now interested in jumping into the community.
For Wingo’s Guide to the Triangle Startup Ecosystem, see the full story at Exit Event: