RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – With weekly updates to keep content fresh, WRAL TechWire’s Triangle Startup Guide offers a timely resource package for anyone looking to start or grow a business in the Triangle area.
Today, we added a few updates to the “Venture Capital and Angel Groups” section of the guide, which includes over 50 funding sources for local startups of all stages.
The list has a handful of university-exclusive funds for startups founded/led by students, alumni and faculty/staff from the Triangle’s leading universities.
Per the latest information from NC State University, we updated the Wolfpack Investor Network listing to include that the group has totaled $15 million in investments since its founding in December 2016. We also added a new line to the Triangle Venture Alliance listing, noting that it has invested $53 million into 73 portfolio companies since 2016.
Other recent additions to the Triangle Startup Guide
Every week, we update the guide with new resources for local entrepreneurs for our exclusive Triangle Startup Guide.
Here’s a review of additions we’ve made in recent weeks:
- We added Launch Johnston County to the Accelerators and Mentorship Programs section of the guide. Headed by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Launch Johnston County aims to provide the coursework, networking, mentorship and funding opportunities emerging businesses need to grow in the Johnston County area. Applications will open later this year, and the program is expected to officially launch in January 2022.
- We added PitchRounds to the Competitions, Grants and More Resources section. Held during the upcoming AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference in South Carolina next month, PitchRounds invites life science companies across the Southeast to present their solutions in biopharma, digital health, diagnostics and medical devices. Startups have until Sept. 25 to apply to pitch in the program, which runs from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29 in Charleston.
- We added several new coworking spaces, removed closed spaces and made some updates to the existing listings in our map of local coworking spaces and incubators. Read more about the updates here.
- In the Competitions, Grants & Other Funding Sources section of the guide, we added Duke Institute for Health Innovation’s annual funding cycle, which supports innovative projects from faculty, staff, trainees and students of Duke University and the Duke University Health System. With thematic solicitations for proposals offered on a yearly basis, the program targets projects that aim to address critical issues encountered by care providers and patients. Applications for the next cycle are due on Oct. 1.
- In the Accelerators & Mentorship Programs section, we added Becoming An Investor-Ready Entrepreneur, a program run by the Small Business and Technology Development Center that recently expanded to cover pharmaceutical companies.
- In the Inspiration, Advice and More Resources section, we added the Angel Resource Institute’s 2020 HALO Report, which offers an inside look at the latest angel investing trends across the U.S. The 2020 report analyzes 2,198 transactions, focusing on seed and Series A-stage companies. It shows that the Southeast is the country’s second most active angel investor region, accounting for nearly 16% of deals. It also notes that early-stage life science and health care companies in the Raleigh/Durham area appear to be sourcing funds from outside investors in California, New York and Chicago.