Only five Triangle startups made the Entrepreneur list of 360 for 2018. The list also included five Charlotte startups and two other NC firms for a total of twelve. None of the NC companies cracked the top 10.

Entrepreneur says this of its list:

“We have this crazy idea at Entrepreneur: We want to identify 360 small businesses each year that are mastering the art and science of growing a business. To do this, we invited companies to apply and evaluated them based on four metrics: impact, innovation, growth, and leadership. The result is our Entrepreneur 360 list.”

The list was heavy with California, New York, and Mid-Atlantic companies.

The North Carolina companies included:


VoteBash, Raleigh, at 29. VoteBash offers real-time feedback, by surfacing the opinions of others and making them more accessible in a universal way.

Founder: Martijn Atell.

Employees: 5.

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Adwerx Durham, at 54. Adwerx revolutionizes online advertising for real estate professionals by providing digital marketing tools that are affordable, effective and accessible to everyone.

Founder: Jed Carlson

Untappd Cape Fear, at 98. Uptapped provides the ability to easily find nearby craft beers and bars, see what beers are trending, as well as see where friends are drinking.

Founders: Kurt Taylor, Greg Avola, Tim Mather

Employees: 72

MapAnything, Charlotte, at 113. It develops Geo-Productivity software that provides a visual mapping interface to Salesforce or ServiceNow in order to help clients drive revenue and productivity gains.

Founders: John Stewart, Ben Brantly

Employees: 150


Torrent Consulting, Charlotte, .at 169. Helps CEOs center their business around the customer for building a predictable business model, so they can scale.

Founders: Daniel McCollum, Phil Brabbs

Employees: 53


Cqchome, Durham, at 200. Full-service remodeler that does not use subcontractors and instead relies on exceptional in-house designers, project managers and lead carpenters that treat your home as if it was their own.

Founders: Kenneth Combs

Employees: 21

Jackrabbit Technologies, Huntersville, at 246. Online business management software that manages children’s scheduled for-pay classes, including gymnastics, dance, swim, music, dojo and cheer.

Founders: Mark Mahoney, Mike Carper.

Employees: 45.


Smashing Boxes, Durham, at 259. Builds scalable, modern technology platforms and products for clients in a wide variety of industries, such as IoT, connected devices, AI and machine learning.

Founders: Nick Jordan, Brian Fischer

Employees: 50


Urban Skin Rx , Charlotte, at 262. Clinical skin care line for diverse and ethnic skin tones that stands apart from typical over-the-counter skin care products.

Founders: Rachel Roff

Employees: 4


Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, Charlotte, NC at 270. Hosts fun, interactive hands-on cooking classes for adults and kids inside a farmers market using healthy, local and sustainable ingredients.

Founders: Alyssa Wilen, Andrew Wilen.

Employees: 4.

Foreign Translations, Charlotte , at 275. Provides language services in practically every language to companies in practically every sector.

Founders: Bill Labbon

Employees: 5


MethodSense, Durham, at 353. Life science consulting firm focused on the medical device sector that guides companies with quality, regulatory and technology solutions to help commercialize their products.

Founders: Rita King, Russ King.

Employees: 4.