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.
Responding to a questionnaire, some of our readers reached out to us last week to suggest new additions to the guide. Here’s a quick summary of what we added:
- We added Triangle Biotech Tuesday to the events/meetups section. Triangle Biotech Tuesday is a monthly meetup that connects scientific professionals across the RTP/greater Triangle area. Participants join for food, drinks and networking with professionals from different industries. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
- We also added the Duke CASE Launch Pad program to our competitions/grants/other funding sources section. Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) hosts the Launch Pad program for Duke MBA students with innovative ideas. The program includes a $10,000 grant, coaching from CASE staff and the program’s global network of impact enterprise leaders. Applications for the 2020 program close on February 6.
- We updated the inspiration/advice/more resources section to include a link to NC TECH’s new 2020 State of Technology Industry Report, which is a comprehensive source of data and trends demonstrating the vibrancy of North Carolina’s tech sector. View the latest report here.
- We also added a new podcast to our inspiration/advice/more resources section: Small City Innovators. Produced in Durham, this podcast features interviews with innovators who are championing the small cities movement in the South. The podcast launched earlier this month.
Reader survey: We want your feedback
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.
More resources: Weekly calendar package
If you’re interested in keeping up with the latest local events, check out our list of January and February events in the Triangle. We also have a list of upcoming events happening in other regions across North Carolina, covering the Triad, Charlotte, Asheville and western NC, Wilmington and the coast.
These columns accompany our interactive calendar, which is updated every few days with new events held across North Carolina.