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.

Last week, we made two new updates to our inspiration/advice/more resources page:

We added a listing for the 2019 North Carolina Innovation Index, produced by the NC Department of Commerce’s Office of Science, Technology & Innovation. The index tracks the state’s performance in the innovation economy across 40 measures. Comparing the state’s metrics with national trends, the report shows North Carolina’s progress in a competitive landscape.

We also added a link to this blog from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. It’s full of tips and advice from experienced entrepreneurs and mentors.

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:
  1. What do you like about the Triangle Startup Guide? What do you not like?
  2. What are we missing?
  3. What can we add or change that will encourage you to share it more with friends and colleagues?
  4. How can we make it easier for you to submit information?
  5. Do you find the calendar useful? How can it be improved?
  6. What do you like/not like about our event previews? Are they helpful?
  7. Beyond our meetup lists, calendar and event previews, what would you like to see for our coverage to be more meaningful?
  8. Would you like to see a startup guide for other regions in North Carolina?
  9. Did you find the Triangle Spaces Map to be useful?
  10. 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.

Each week, we also break out events coming up “on the horizon” a month out – such as our March calendar listings. And we’ve put together a list of 140 Triangle meetups.

These columns accompany our interactive calendar, which is updated every few days with new events held across North Carolina.