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 on our site. They’re ranked below based on page views. 

Moogfest was a highlight of May, with some of our coverage of the festival grabbing national attention. Speaking of national, Raleigh nabbed a top venture capitalist for a speaking engagement and the region earned headlines for its inclusion in a major research study of startup ecosystems. We rounded out the top 10 with some pitch advice and photos of the region’s newest coworking space.

Check out the full top 10 below. And get a chance at next month’s list by sharing your news with 

A co-working space geared toward social impact and maker entrepreneurs is now open just north of downtown Raleigh. Check out photos of the former Winn-Dixie warehouse and loading dock, turned hub of startup activity.
Diversity, inclusivity and tolerance were front and center at Moogfest, and for some of us, that meant an introduction to a new term: Afrofuturism. One panel did the best job of defining and debating the concept. Read the highlights here.
Moogfest pushes the bounds of technology in every way possible, a mission perhaps epitomized by a Saturday evening show so loud and weird that people felt their lungs shake and stomachs bubble.
Ranked fourth in a national study of startup ecosystems, our region stood out for its openness to new ideas, ecosystem connectivity, strong talent and culture/quality of life. The only cities topping us? Boston, San Fran and Denver.

The venture capitalist famous for his early bets on Uber, Instagram and Twitter captivated a room of entrepreneurs in Raleigh with a discussion on inclusivity, authenticity and vulnerability.

Durham startup Mira didn’t take home top honors at Google Demo Day in Silicon Valley, but buzz from the event led to several investor conversations and a challenge from Steve Case to raise $1M by mid-August. If so, the celebrity investor will add on $100K.

A handful of startups have the chance to prove that the Triangle breeds impressive and important new companies in a couple of contests that will be teeming with national press and investors.

A highlight of this year’s Innovate Your Cool conference was a talk by Dr. Allison Matthews about her startup that’s rallying the community to spread awareness about HIV and eventually to crowdsource a cure.

Every other month, a trio of investors led by IDEA Fund Partners give up time to coach early-stage startups on their elevator pitches. Here’s what to expect and why you should apply if you hope to raise money from investors.

Optimism and possibility exuded from a group of founders who presented their companies and plans to reinvent the future of industries at Moogfest. Check out the highlights of ExitEvent’s Moogfest line-up.

A Charlotte startup is making it big by providing cities and transit agencies an easy way to collect mobile payments and track parking spot and public transit ticketing. Here’s some background on this up-and-coming startup as it expands globally.
*Pictured top are balloons from the 12th Tech Jobs Under the Big Top, held during Moogfest.