A meaningful sign of a healthy startup community is engagement. And that’s exactly what we’ve seen in response to our Triangle Startup Guide, a comprehensive package full of resources for the local startup ecosystem.
Just last week, we heard from Raleigh startup Alumshares, a platform that enables university alumni to invest in spinout companies from their alma mater. Alumshares recently led a $1.6 million Series A funding round for Lindy Biosciences, a biotech company spun out of Duke. They’ve also partnered with NC State’s Wolfpack Investor Network for investments.
Given Alumshares’ support for local startups seeking funding, we added included them on the “VC and Angel Investors” section of the guide.
We also made a new addition to the “Inspiration, Advice and Resources” section: Joe Procopio’s blog.
Well known in the local startup scene, Procopio is a serial entrepreneur who also works as a full-time executive at Durham startup Spiffy. On his blog, he shares tips and advice drawn from his experience as a founder and startup advisor. Recent posts include topics like “The Ultimate Guide To Startup Hiring” and “Are You Ready To Lead Your Startup Through the Growth Stage?”
Plus we added WeWork Labs to the “Communities, Networks and Memberships” section after the coworking giant announced last week that it’s expanding the program to Durham. WeWork Labs is a for-pay membership program for startups that offers mentor connections and programming across the company’s global network. Founders also get access to the benefits of a full WeWork membership.
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Want access to more startup resources? TechWire’s Triangle Startup Guide is an extension of our interactive events calendar and weekly column that previews upcoming events both in and outside of the Triangle. The column is split up into multiple parts:
- Events coming up in the Triangle.
- Events in other regions across North Carolina this month.
- Events coming in August.
If you’re looking to get plugged in with a local meetup, check out our list.