North Carolina Startups

Transparent Entrepreneurship Advice and Case Studies in Business Growth

North Carolina is on the verge. If you’re in the tech industry you’ve probably heard about the powerhouse trifecta of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. But it’s not just the proximity of these three college towns that make this state perfect to launch and build a high-growth venture.

The startup resources in North Carolina empower entrepreneurs to think big. Startup spaces like American Underground, HQ Raleigh, and The Frontier are fertile soil for founders to sprout new products and grow healthy businesses. Accelerators like The Startup Factory, Groundworks Labs, and Citrix Startup Accelerator ensure fresh crops of healthy companies while North Carolina investors provide follow-on capital to catalyze hyper-growth.

Obviously, quality talent from universities like NC State, University of North Carolina, and Duke help fuel the startup and technology ecosystem. But larger tech companies in the area like Red Hat, Cisco, IBM, and Google help attract and retain talent within the Tar Heel state. With resources like this, it’s no wonder this region is consistently ranked as a top U.S. tech hub. So, check out Verge NC and see what this community is all about.

Will Hardison

Will is passionate about helping small businesses become big businesses. He is the Founder of FanBase, a full-service marketing firm located in the heart of Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. You can also find Will DJing, collecting sneakers, emceeing at #rtp180 and Verge NC, and occasionally banging on a set of drums.

North Carolina Startups

Innovate Raleigh Live Blog

Will Hardison | September 9, 2015

We will be covering the 2015 Innovate Raleigh event live on September 10th. Keep refreshing this page for the latest updates. Be sure to also follow @innovateRaleigh on twitter and use #Innovate365 to chat with others. You can also follow us @verge_NC. Please excuse any misspelling of names. I will fix as soon as possible …

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How Monthly Investor Updates Scored $10 Million in Funding for WedPics

Matt Hunckler | August 24, 2015

Before Justin Miller’s mobile company had 2.5+ million users, he was working out of a basement, searching for an industry where his tech company could thrive. Miller has since been kicked out of that basement office, threatened by large-scale companies, and faced several funding crunches. But Miller’s startup, WedPics now powers personalized photo-sharing for 10,000 …

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Diversity in the Triangle – a list of women and minority entrepreneurs

Will Hardison | July 21, 2015 North Carolina Startups

As our community continues to grow, more and more women and minority entrepreneurs are launching, leading, and growing amazing companies. Take Tatiana Birgisson of Mati Energy Tea, she went out and crushed the Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day and Anil Chawla, the founder of Archive Social, took home the $100K from Steve Case’s Rise of …

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8 Universal Qualities of Great Pitch Decks

YEC | July 13, 2015

From Open Waters to Red Oceans: T.A. McCann’s Adventure as a Successful Sailor and Entrepreneur

Matt Hunckler | April 13, 2015

Entrepreneurs Answer: What’s the Best Startup Lesson You Learned?

Matt Hunckler | January 5, 2015