More news and information for entrepreneurs to use in building and growing businesses is available from WRAL TechWire as we continue to make additions to our Triangle Startup Guide. The local startup community is constantly growing—prompting regular updates and additions to the guide.
We’ll provide a summary of what was added last week, but first: Because we consider the guide as a living document that’s flexible to expand as needed, we’d like to solicit your feedback on how we can make the guide better. We also want to get your feedback on our interactive events calendar and weekly events column (linked at the bottom of this post).
Here are our questions to you:
- What do you like about the Triangle Startup Guide? What do you not like?
- What are we missing?
- What can we add or change that will encourage you to share it more with friends and colleagues?
- How can we make it easier for you to submit information?
- Do you find the calendar useful? How can it be improved?
- What do you like/not like about our event previews? Are they helpful?
- Beyond our meetup lists, calendar and event previews, what would you like to see for our coverage to be more meaningful?
- Would you like to see a startup guide for other regions in North Carolina?
- Did you find the Triangle Spaces Map to be useful?
- Is there a particular section of the guide you think should be expanded? Do you have an idea for a new section?
Please send us any comments and feedback you might have. You can also email me directly or use this contact form. If we missed a resource you think should be added, please don’t hesitate to submit it for inclusion.
Here’s a quick summary of what we added to the Triangle Startup Guide last week:
- We added the 1789 Student Venture Fund to the “challenges/grants/other funding sources” section of the guide. A program of UNC-Chapel Hill, the 1789 Student Venture Fund provides small, targeted funding to help undergraduate and graduate students get their commercial and social startups off the ground. Heads up: Spring 2020 applications close February 10.
- We updated the “inspiration/advice/more resources” section of the guide to include this startup advice column from David Gardner on why entrepreneurs should master the art of forecasting.
- We also added Duke University’s MedBlue Incubator to the accelerators/mentorship programs page. Based in RTP, the MedBlue Incubator provides seed funding, business services, mentorship and partnership opportunities to support the development of commercial technologies from within Duke University and the Duke Medical Center.
More resources: Weekly calendar package
These columns accompany our interactive calendar, which is updated every few days with new events held across North Carolina.