Entrepreneurs + Biz Leaders

Access the WRAL TechWire Startup Guide and subscribe to their newsletter. TechWire’s amazingly comprehensive guide is the be-all and end-all of starting a company in the Triangle. It includes accelerators and mentorship programs; incubators and coworking spaces; competition, grants and other funding; venture capital and angel groups; communities, networks and memberships; free events and meetups; inspiration, advice and more resources; and sponsor resources. Truly a staggering work of directory genius for entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Subscribe to and/or follow Triangle Business Journal. Its daily updates will keep you on top of the overall business scene in the Triangle. Triangle Business Journal events is a calendar of periodic events highlighting people and issues relevant to the local business community.
Jump in, reach out, make a move. Raleigh is still small enough to be a friendly, cooperative all-in-this-together city. (And when your business becomes a unicorn, we hope you’ll continue the tradition.) Don’t be afraid to make a move here. Go to a meetup, send the email, make the phone call, apply to the incubator program. Yes, you might be ignored – but you also might find yourself starting a mutually beneficial relationship over coffee.
UNC-Chapel Hill was recently selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps The I-Corps program connects NSF-funded academic researchers across science and engineering with the technological, entrepreneurial and business communities to help create a National Innovation Network to rapidly advance solutions that benefit society. This is a major acorn in the hat for UNC-Chapel Hill.
10 Raleigh companies ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in the US on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list.
The North Hills Innovation District is under construction and will create a mini-city where office users, entrepreneurs, retail tenants and creatives live, work and play.
Raleigh ranked #8 in best cities for working remotely, according to a study by Commercial Café. That’s because we’ve got good internet speed, available private office space and, most important, lots of restaurants that deliver!