RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – With regular 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’re back with a fresh resource for local entrepreneurs. The latest update comes to the guide’s interactive map of local coworking spaces and incubators ideal for startup teams. The map currently features dozens of spaces across the Triangle area.

Last week, we added The Loading Dock’s new coworking space in Wake Forest. Marking its first expansion outside of Raleigh, The Loading Dock opened the space in downtown Wake Forest back in December.

A look inside The Loading Dock's new coworking space in downtown Wake Forest. (Photo courtesy of The Loading Dock)

A look inside The Loading Dock’s new coworking space in downtown Wake Forest. (Photo courtesy of The Loading Dock)

Fitting for both individual entrepreneurs and startup teams, the space includes dedicated desks, oversized coworking tables, private offices, meeting rooms for up to 45 people and event space for over 200 attendees. It also offers a range of unique perks, such as a full-service kitchen with local coffee on demand, outdoor seating, Fiber WiFi and a dog-friendly environment.

Read more about the space on The Loading Dock’s website.

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. If we missed something, please feel free to suggest it for inclusion. You can email me directly or use this contact form.

In case you missed it, check out all the updates we made in 2021. And here’s a review of the additions from recent weeks:

  • We added Dolphin Tank, a series of pitch events for women entrepreneurs, to the “Competitions, Grants & Other Funding Sources” section. The program is expanding to the Triangle, with an agtech-focused event on June 1 in RTP. According to the website, the event is part of a partnership with a handful of prominent organizations in the local startup ecosystem, including Pappas Capital, NC IDEA, Rex Health Ventures and Alexandria LaunchLabs.

Dolphin Tank: AgTech in the Triangle

  • In the “Competitions, Grants & Other Funding Sources” section, we updated the listing for the annual AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference to reflect the latest data about its PitchRounds program. Held every year in the Atlanta area, the event invites life science companies across the Southeast to present their solutions in biopharma, digital health, diagnostics, medical devices and agricultural biotechnology. Per new data on the event website, the 500 companies selected to participate in PitchRounds since its inception have raised $7.6 billion in 790 funding transactions, with 70 subsequent IPOs and merger and acquisition events. The next edition will be held during the 2022 AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference, running May 25–⁠27 in Georgia.

2022 AdvanSE Life Science Conference (in Alpharetta, Georgia)

  • We made three new additions to our interactive map of local coworking spaces and incubators, which features dozens of spaces fit for startup teams and small businesses in the Triangle. The newest entrants are Blush Cowork (Cary), The Factory (Raleigh) and The Work Hall (Raleigh). Read more in this post.
  • In the “Free Events and Meetups” section, we added Raleigh-Durham Startup Week—an annual event hosted by prominent startup accelerator Techstars. The four-day program brings together the local startup community to celebrate recent accomplishments, discuss emerging business topics, share innovative ideas and make new connections. This year’s Raleigh-Durham Startup Week ran from April 19 to April 22 at various venues in Durham:

Raleigh-Durham Startup Week is almost here – a Triangle Tech Star tells us what to expect

More recent additions

‘Podcast marathon’ featuring who’s who of Triangle startup scene launches Earfluence’s new studio