WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Triangle Startup Guide is continually growing with new resources for local entrepreneurs. Whether you’re looking for VC or angel funding, local coworking spaces or free networking events, the Triangle Startup Guide has all the resources you need to take your venture to the next level.

Every week, we add new resources and information to keep content fresh and relevant. Today, we added an update to a resource in the Accelerators & Mentorship Programs section of the guide:

Local startup accelerator Launch Chapel Hill recently announced that its program has supported 153 companies since its founding in 2013. We added this milestone to Launch Chapel Hill’s line in the startup guide.

The program’s graduates have generated over $69 million in revenue and raise $38.4 million in capital. They also employ more than 800 people.

Launch Chapel Hill is currently seeking startups for the Fall 2021 cohort of the program. Applications are due on June 30.


Other recent additions to the Triangle Startup Guide:

  • In the Competitions, Grants & Other Funding Sources section, we added DIG SOUTH‘s Wild Pitch competition and LaunchBio’s The Big Pitch program.
  • In the Inspiration, Advice and More Resources section, we added a link to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s newly released 2020 Innovators Report. The annual report provides an overview of North Carolina’s innovation economy and includes the latest data on funding, deal flow and exits. The 2020 edition reports a record $3.4 billion raised by 187 North Carolina companies across 223 deals.
  • In the Free Events & Meetups section, we added a line for the Raleigh Creative Entrepreneurs Meetup, a new event series from local working space Raleigh Founded. First launched in March, the meetup convenes local creative entrepreneurs and storytellers to share their latest ideas and projects in a fun networking environment.
    • In the Free Events & Meetups section, we also added a line about events offered by First Flight Venture Center, a life science startup incubator in Research Triangle Park. It hosts regular lunch and learns, interactive presentations and workshops for life science entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • In the Accelerators and Mentorship Programs section, we added Duke University’s Summer Blockchain Innovation Program. Organized by the Duke Pratt School of Engineering, Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship, HackDuke and Rev, this new program offers an opportunity for students to build, test and launch their innovative blockchain solutions.
  • In the Competitions, Grants & Other Funding section, we added the Carolina Challenge Summer Immersion program, which recently launched out of UNC Chapel Hill’s Entrepreneurship Center. An offshoot of the annual Carolina Challenge competition, the summer program will provide networking, workshops, coaching and up to $2,000 in funding per team to help student entrepreneurs to continue their journey of building their ventures.

If we missed a resource you’d like added to the Triangle Startup Guide, please feel free to suggest it for inclusion. You can email me directly or use this contact form.