More news and information for entrepreneurs to use in building and growing their 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.
Here’s a quick summary of what we added last week:
- We added the Women in Tech Allies meetup to our free events/meetups section. With over 1,300 members, the meetup holds regular events once or twice per month in the Triangle. The group brings together people of all genders and backgrounds to further diversity and inclusion in tech through knowledge-sharing and networking. Meetups cover a broad range of topics such as AI and machine learning, app development, coding languages, innovation and entrepreneurship, data science, web design, and more.
- We also made three new additions to our inspiration/advice/more resources page:
- We added a link to this Inc. piece, which tracks some of the most promising aspects of the Triangle’s startup ecosystem, including its universities, its fundraising opportunities and the presence of established names like Red Hat, Citrix and Pendo.
- We included a link to this column from David Gardner last week: “The art of urgency, the one attribute every successful startup founder demonstrates”
- And we added a listing to Brian Hamilton’s Inc. column. The local entrepreneur, who co-founded fintech firm Sageworks (acquired in 2018), regularly shares advice and leadership lessons. Topics range from business plans, to alternative forms of capital, to managing a team.
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 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.