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Podcasts, video series, blogs, recommendations, market data, reports and other miscellaneous resources for beginning entrepreneurs in the Triangle:

Best Selling Podcast

In the Best Selling Podcast, local entrepreneur Vince Beese (founder and CEO of Sales@Scale) interviews top sales professionals on their secrets to success.

Bull City Summit Podcast

The Bull City Summit launched in 2022 as a multi-day festival to connect the region’s entrepreneurs, musicians, artists and creatives. As an extension of the event, the Bull City Summit podcast features interviews with local and national entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and more.

By the Numbers: Duke's Inventor Scene

Check out this interactive infographic from Duke University’s Office of Translation and Commercialization (OTC), featuring stats about the campus’s invention activities. The data includes startup formation statistics alongside the number of invention disclosures, agreements and patents OTC received over the last year. The 2023 report counts 325 inventions, 486 patent applications, 104 issued patents, 125 active startups and 15 new ones. Licensing revenue set a new record, topping $102.5 million.

Carolina Stories Podcast

In the Carolina Stories podcast, Wilmington investor Steve Vafier interviews entrepreneurs, executives and other business leaders from across North Carolina and South Carolina.

CASE in Point Podcast

CASE in Point is a podcast produced by Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), a division of the Fuqua School of Business. The program features interviews with innovators, entrepreneurs and executives from social ventures and impact investing firms.

CED Venture Report

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s annual Venture Report provides an overview of North Carolina’s innovation economy, including the latest data on equity funding, deal flow and exits.

The latest (2022) edition tracked $4.2 billion in capital raised by 246 companies across 269 funding events. The Triangle accounted for 84% of venture investments, followed by Charlotte, the Triad, and then the western and eastern sides of the state. Read more TechWire coverage here.

CED Newsletter & Blog

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s newsletter and blog are two great tools to help you stay updated on the latest news, events, resources and programs within the Triangle’s startup ecosystem. The blog also contains tips and advice from experienced entrepreneurs and mentors. You can sign up for the newsletter on CED’s homepage and check out the blog here.

City of Raleigh's Small Business Insights Tool

In 2023, the City of Raleigh launched a self-service Small Business Insights widget providing detailed market research reports with location- and industry-specific resources to help local businesses grow. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can use the tool to assess their venture’s performance against competitors, discover potential customers and partners/suppliers, and optimize targeted advertising. The widget is powered by SizeUp, a California-based business intelligence service provider.

City of Raleigh's Small Business Startup Roadmaps

In April 2023, the City of Raleigh launched a series of in-depth “Startup Roadmaps” to help local businesses navigate the business formation process in their respective industries. Links to each roadmap are below.

  • Restaurants: This section covers zoning, special districts, the site plan review process, hiring licensed design professionals, building and sign permits, outdoor seating, curbside pickup zones, food service and alcohol regulations, city beer/wine licensing, and more.

Cool Things Made by Triangle Entrepreneurs

Here’s a roundup of more than 30 startup books, video series and podcasts produced in the Triangle.

Customer Discovery Guide from NC IDEA

NC IDEA’s multimedia Customer Discovery Guide [PDF here] features several videos, bite-sized steps for customer interviews and additional guidance for startups interested in applying to the organization’s grant programs.

Why do startups fail? from NC IDEA on Vimeo.

Donald Thompson's Column on WRAL TechWire

In July 2020, WRAL TechWire launched a new column from Donald Thompson, a prominent local investor and entrepreneur. In his weekly column, Thompson shares leadership advice spanning a variety of subjects, from funding to hiring to diversity and inclusion efforts.

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dualboot Partners

dualboot Partners provides strategy, design and engineering services. Depending on the maturity and complexity of your digital product, we have the agility to start small or scale fast. We create minimum viable product (MVP) platforms positioned to scale. And we can re-platform and re-envision legacy systems. Most importantly we partner with our clients to build quality software. Every day is exciting as we engage with Investors, Founders, CTO’s and Leaders of the Entrepreneurial communities around NC and beyond! #Salesforce; #Mobile; #Fullstack; #Ruby, #Node, #React, #Angular, #JavaScript

Duke Fuqua Insights

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has a Duke Fuqua Insights blog where Duke faculty members and experts share details on some of the studies and research they’re working on. A lot of the subject matter is relevant to entrepreneurs, including how to succeed at crowdfunding, CFO and CMO surveys, and improving communication between operations and finance teams. There’s also a Duke Fuqua Insights YouTube playlist, where professors and experts summarize their findings.

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Network LinkedIn Group

Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program operates a private LinkedIn group where members can get updates, ask questions, share ideas and opportunities, and stay in touch with the campus’s growing network of founders, investors, researchers, creators and business leaders. You can join it here.

Duke Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Resources

Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative offers a comprehensive resource guide specifically geared towards social impact startups. The guide includes information on social entrepreneurship fellowship programs, funding opportunities, venture support, suggested reading, and more.

Duke Startup Resources

Duke University’s Office of Licensing and Ventures has a handy list of internal startup resources within the university. Check it out here.

Duke Startup Scene Map

Duke Innovation & Entreprepreneurship (I&E) has an interactive map of all startup activity throughout the university’s campus and in downtown Durham.


DurhamBusiness360, a resource provided by the City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, offers a comprehensive overview of the steps new business owners need to take to start and grow a business in the Bull City. The site guides entrepreneurs and small business owners through the process of registering their business, planning an opening/launch, marketing, emergency preparedness, filing taxes, and more.

DHIT Frequency Podcast

Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT) produces an interview podcast in which DHIT Co-Founder and President Michael Levy sits down with leaders in the digital health, life science and biotech communities to discuss the future of healthcare.

DIG SOUTH Newsletter

DIG SOUTH’s biweekly newsletter summarizes the latest happenings across the major Southeastern U.S. tech hubs, including the Triangle. You can sign up on DIG SOUTH’s homepage.

Downtown Raleigh Alliance Resources

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has compiled a helpful list of Raleigh business incentives, available resource space, reports, plans and publications, and more resources for new businesses or existing businesses that want to relocate to downtown Raleigh.

E3 Durham Resource Guide

E3 Durham published a helpful resource guide for entrepreneurs seeking business development support through the organization’s network of local partners. The guide features groups offering free or low-cost workshops, cohort programs, networking events or one-on-one counseling, such as Provident1898 and Durham Tech’s Small Business Center. Short descriptions and contact information are included for each resource.

EntreDot Vlog

EntreDot, a mentorship program for startups and nonprofits, has developed a comprehensive collection of vlogs offering step-by-step advice to entrepreneurs. EntreDot Founder Bill Warner provides an overview of several topics relevant to founders—everything from market research and sales to technology and development to financing to HR and management. Check out the playlist here. Subscribe to the YouTube channel here.

Equity Raise Podcast

Produced by American Underground and hosted by entrepreneur Naya Fela Powell, the Equity Raise Podcast features diverse startup founders sharing their experiences, how they overcame barriers, the lessons they’ve learned along the way and more.

First Check, with Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin

This new podcast is hosted by seasoned Triangle investor Tim McLoughlin, who is a partner at Cary-based VC firm Cofounders Capital. Every week, he shares tips on VC and angel investing and interviews other investors. The first two episodes featured Walk West CEO Donald Thompson and Mindshift Capital Venture Partner Marcia Dawood.

First in Future Podcast

NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues hosts a podcast, called “First in Future: Where Emerging Ideas Take Flight,” featuring interviews with business leaders, entrepreneurs, elected officials, researchers and innovators who are helping lead North Carolina’s future.

Founded Connect Podcast

Launched in 2020, Founded Connect is a new podcast from Raleigh Founded (formerly HQ Raleigh) that interviews Triangle-area resource providers and the people who run them.

Founder Shares Podcast

Welcome to the Founder Shares Podcast, where we share stories of what it’s like to be just crazy enough to meet the challenges of entrepreneurship. Hosted by Hutchison attorney Trevor Schmidt. Be sure to subscribe now!

Free Employee Wellness Services from Wellistic

Wellistic, a startup based in HQ Raleigh, is building a network of wellness providers and partners where companies can get discounted rates for their employees. As a way to give back to the startup community, Wellistic makes this program free for companies with less than 25 employees (minimum of five employees). This is a helpful resource if you’re a founder of a startup or small business with a small team. More details here.

Funding Opportunities for Cleantech Startups

Dave Kirkpatrick, managing director of Durham-based SJF Ventures, put together a helpful list of national funding opportunities for clean energy startups. It includes everything from non-dilutive grants and government support to startup labs and incubators to VC firms. Check it out here.

Fun With Failure Podcast

Fun With Failure is a podcast hosted by Charlotte-based business communication coach Dr. Alexis Carreiro. The program features interviews with entrepreneurs, executives, mentors, investors and others in the North Carolina startup ecosystem.

How North Carolina is Fueling Startup Success

This Inc. piece tracks some of the most promising aspects of the Triangle’s startup ecosystem, including its universities, its fundraising opportunities and the presence of established names like Red Hat, Citrix and Pendo.

Hangar6 Talking Shop Series

Talking Shop is a video series from Research Triangle Park-based startup prototyping lab Hangar6. The monthly series features a one-on-one discussion with entrepreneurs and innovators from the Triangle area. Episodes are streamed on Hangar6’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Hustle + Gather Podcast

Two Raleigh-based sister entrepreneurs, Dana Kadwell and Courtney Hopper, host a weekly podcast discussing the challenges and thrills of starting a business with fellow entrepreneurs.

Hustle Unlimited Podcast

Hustle Unlimited is an interview podcast hosted by Donald Thompson, CEO of Raleigh-based digital marketing agency Walk West. Every week, Thompson interviews successful entrepreneurs and leaders about their path to success. (Read more about Thompson here and here.)

IDEA Fund Partners' Medium Page

IDEA Fund Partners, one of the Southeast’s most active early-stage venture capital firms, publishes articles about a variety of startup-focused topics on their Medium page.

Inc. Surge Cities: Durham, NC

Want to know why Durham is a such a hot hub for startups? Inc. ranked the city No. 3 on its 2020 Surge Cities list, a guide to the 50 best cities for startups. Read the report to find out why Durham has one of the highest rates of entrepreneurship per capita in the U.S.

Innovate Carolina's 'Start A Venture' Tool

Innovate Carolina has created an interactive list of UNC startup resources. You can filter resources by category and interest to see what programs are right for you.

Innovation Road Trip

The Innovation Road Trip series from Capitol B Creative Studios (a division of WRAL TechWire’s parent company, Capitol Broadcasting) profiles the people, organizations, companies and programs that contribute to the state’s ever-growing innovation and entrepreneurship community. Season one tells the stories of CRISPR gene-editing researchers, UNC Chapel Hill’s Innovate Carolina, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Beaufort-based Jarrett Bay Boatworks, CBRE Raleigh and Gig East in Wilson.

Is Your Company Investable?

In this two-part blog post, CED Director of Entrepreneurship Jay Bigelow lays out the reasons why investors decline startup pitches and how founders can make their company more “investable.” Read part I and part II.

Joe Procopio's Blog

Joe Procopio is a serial entrepreneur with a 20+ year track record in the Triangle. After multiple exits, including ExitEvent (2014) and Automated Insights (2015), he’s now a full-time executive with Durham startup Spiffy and he writes a twice-weekly blog. The posts are real-time, real-world startup advice pulled from his current position, his roles advising startups and questions that come in through his website.

Kenan Insights Research and Analysis

The Kenan Institute, a unit of UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, produces research and analysis of trends in business and entrepreneurship. Read the reports to get the latest insights on private equity funding, small business investment gaps, industry market research and more.

LimeLight by WRAL TechWire

LimeLight is a section of WRAL TechWire that’s dedicated to bringing more exposure for entrepreneurs and companies across North Carolina. Scroll through LimeLight to read about local companies and their accomplishments. More details here.

Map of Raleigh Startups

The City of Raleigh’s Startup Map is an interactive visual overview of the city’s startup ecosystem. It also shows which startups are hiring and which startups are raising money.

NCBiotech Resources

  • The NC Biotechnology Center’s company directory is a helpful tool for anyone interested in starting a life science startup in the Triangle or in North Carolina in general. It’s a good way to check out peer startups and connect with local resources.
  • NCBiotech also offers free and open access to their extensive market research collection, which includes over 400 life science research reports. Check out NCBiotech’s guide to market research for more.
  • Another great resource is NCBiotech’s core labs directory, which includes university-based laboratory facilities, most of which are available for use by outside companies.

NC Broadband Infrastructure Office's Broadband Mapping Tool

The NC Broadband Infrastructure Office‘s OneMap tool offers insights on broadband service availability across the state. Companies and individuals can use these resources to find broadband service offerings in their area.

NC Department of Commerce Resources

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has a helpful suite of resources available for businesses and nonprofits, including a list of state grants and incentives, site search data, economic development reports, labor market analysis and more.

NC Grind

In October 2020, CrowdfundNC (now Incolo) launched a site that aggregates sources of “backyard investment opportunities” across the state of North Carolina. The platform serves as an educational resource for local entrepreneurs and investors.

NC Innovation Index

Produced by the NC Department of Commerce’s Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, the North Carolina Innovation Index tracks the state’s performance in the innovation economy across 40 measures. Comparing the state’s metrics with national trends, the report shows North Carolina’s progress in a competitive landscape. 

NC Secretary of State Business Resources

The North Carolina Secretary of State oversees record-keeping and registration for business entities operating in the state. The office also handles the trademark duties in North Carolina to help businesses protect their intellectual property. The Secretary of State’s website has a helpful resource guide packed with information for anyone who’s looking to launch a business in North Carolina.

NC State Entrepreneurship's YouTube Channel

On NC State Entrepreneurship’s YouTube channel, you’ll find pitches and interviews featuring student founders, 101-style videos on topics like market research and networking, and overviews of startup programs and other resources for innovators on campus.

NC State's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Report

NC State Entrepreneurship’s 2018-2019 annual report showcases the new and successful startup programs happening on campus. Check it out (PDF here) to learn about the university’s growing startup community.

NC State Libraries Business Research Guide

This resource from NC State University Libraries is packed with market research and business planning sources. It’s divided into several subtopics, including finance and investing resources, data on industries and supply chains, markets and advertising, and GIS (geographic information system) information.

Startups of any size can use this resource for a range of purposes, from creating a well-informed business model and identifying funding opportunities to conducting market research and due diligence.

NC State Poole College of Management's Startup Stories Web Series

NC State’s Poole College of Management hosts a web series called “Startup Stories,” featuring alumni entrepreneurs and business leaders sharing their success stories.


NC TECH's Tech Innovation Index

NC TECH's Tech Innovation Index

Through its Tech Innovation Index, the North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) provides a detailed snapshot of how the state’s metro areas compare to other top regions nationwide. Launched in December 2021, the annual report measures tech innovation across three categories: tech talent supply, talent demand and innovation. The latest edition ranked two Triangle hubs—Durham-Chapel Hill and Raleigh-Cary—within the top 10 metro areas. Find the 2023 report here and more TechWire coverage here.

NC TECH's YouTube Channel

The North Carolina Technology Association (or NC TECH) posts interviews, webinars, panel discussions, workshops and more resources on its YouTube channel.

NVCA's Model Legal Documents

The National Venture Capital Association (or NVCA) provides legal document templates to free up time for entrepreneurs and investors so they can focus on growing their ventures. Designed to be used in venture capital financings, the legal model templates include items such as term sheets, stock purchase agreements, voting agreements, management rights letters, and more.

On the Heels of Innovation Podcast

This podcast, hosted by UNC Entrepreneurship Center Director Ted Zoller features the stories and insights of entrepreneurs who hustled their way to success. The program is part of the Entrepreneurs Genome Project, which involves the research of students in UNC’s Entrepreneurs Lab course. Subscribe here.

Podcast Marathon Featuring Local Startup Leaders

In March 2022, local podcast production company Earfluence held a podcast marathon at its studio in Durham’s American Underground. The eight-hour event featured a series of interviews with prominent guests in the Triangle, including several local startup leaders like Donald Thompson of Walk West, Jason Caplain of Bull City Venture Partners, Johnny Hackett Jr. of Black Dollar Corp. and Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood.


Poole Podcast

NC State’s Poole College of Management hosts a podcast featuring university faculty and industry leaders sharing their perspectives on thought leadership.

Raise Up!

Headed by Raleigh-based Black Dollar Corp., Raise Up! is a free platform where small business owners, startup founders and organizations can request funding, sponsorships, donations or other forms of support from the broader community. The platform serves as a crowdsourcing tool for financial assistance and resources.

Raleigh Founded's Innovators' Guide to Raleigh

Raleigh Founded’s Innovators’ Guide to Raleigh is packed with information about the Oak City’s growing startup scene, including a recap of the previous year’s developments, success stories, plans for the future, and more. Read the latest (2022–23) edition here.

Reflections on the Triangle's Growth from Bob Ingram

Bob Ingram, general partner at Durham-based Hatteras Venture Partners, has been instrumental in helping to build up the Triangle’s technology and life science ecosystem. In this feature from TechWire, Ingram shared his view of the Triangle’s growth and what’s needed for the future. His insight can give entrepreneurs some perspective on their community—past and present.

Reinvention Road Trip

Jes Averhart, a local entrepreneur and former executive director of Leadership Triangle, hosts the Reinvention Road Trip podcast. Launched in 2020, the program features women founders sharing their insights on a range of subjects, from burnout and imposter syndrome to leadership strategies and successful pivots.

Research Triangle Region: Your Destination for Growth

Check out this video from the Research Triangle Regional Partnership about how the Triangle is a hot destination for business:

RIoT Underground Podcast

The RIoT Underground podcast features innovators who are bringing disruptive technology to market. You can subscribe on Google Play or Apple Podcasts.

RTP Community Impact Report

Research Triangle Park’s annual Community Impact Report provides a look into the continued growth of the RTP ecosystem. It includes an overview of RTP’s newest projects, partnerships and initiatives, along with a list of accolades and recent announcements about companies expanding or relocating to RTP. The latest report documents the community’s growth in 2022, reaching over 375 established companies and startups and more than 60,000 employees.

RTP Directory and Map

The Research Triangle Park directory and map is an overview of the 275+ companies and institutions based in RTP.

SBTDC's Digital Marketing Guide

This resource from the Small Business and Technology Development Center has everything businesses need to know about marketing their products online. The 46-page guide includes content calendars, worksheets and practical steps covering everything from messaging and strategy to keywords/SEO to social media.


SBTDC's Intellectual Property Guide

The Small Business and Technology Development Center’s Intellectual Property Guide provides education for small businesses and inventors on the potential time and financial investments that may be involved with developing an invention and maintaining intellectual property rights. The guide goes in depth into patents and manufacturing, with helpful references and other resources. PDF here.

Small City Innovators Podcast

Produced in Durham, the Small City Innovators podcast features interviews with innovators who are championing the small cities movement in the South. Subscribe here or here.

Starter U

Starter U is the Brian Hamilton Foundation‘s free, self-paced online course teaching everything entrepreneurs need to know to start, run and grow a business. Instruction is led by Hamilton, together with other local entrepreneurs like Bobby Martin (founder of Raleigh-based Tilly) and Scott Ogle (former CEO of Sageworks). It also features video interviews with DJ Joe Bunn, Jake Finkelstein of Method Savvy, and other startup founders and CEOs.

StartUp at Wake Tech

This is Wake Technical Community College’s central hub of free resources for local entrepreneurs. StartUp at Wake Tech offers free business counseling, workshops and seminars, how-to guides and other content to help anyone start or grow a business in the area. The program launched in September 2021.



Founded by local entrepreneur Robbie Allen, Startomatic is a software platform that offers the ability to take an idea and turn it into a company with a domain name, logo, website, and email and social media accounts. The service also helps beginning entrepreneurs to process the necessary legal paperwork and state filings needed to start a business. More TechWire coverage on Startomatic here.

Startup Stage Podcast

The Startup Stage Podcast is a Shark Tank-style show in which Triangle-based entrepreneurs pitch their startups to a panel of local investors. More TechWire coverage here.

Startup Planning Templates from Raleigh SCORE

Founders seeking financial planning resources should check out Raleigh SCORE’s helpful monthly cash flow template and business plan template.

State of the Region Address

The annual “State of the Region Address” delivered by RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder lays out the progress, opportunities and threats facing the Triangle over the course of the year. In the 2022 edition, Snyder addressed changes in the labor force, supply chain struggles and inflation, domestic and foreign affairs, the growth in entrepreneurship, and more.

State of the Technology Industry Report

This annual report, produced by the North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH), is a comprehensive source of data and trends demonstrating the vibrancy of North Carolina’s tech sector. The latest edition (2023) reports on the workforce and economic trends permeating the state’s base of over 25,000 technology establishments. Read the report here and more TechWire coverage here.

Teaching Startup

In 2020, WRAL TechWire launched a new column from local serial entrepreneur Joe Procopio. In the Teaching Startup series, Procopio shares leadership lessons, tips and advice for local startup founders. Read more here.

TechWire's 'Startup Hubs' Series

In July 2022, TechWire launched a series of in-depth reports profiling the Triangle’s startup hubs—communities supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. Read to get an inside look into how the local startup ecosystem operates:

*List is ordered by publication dates, starting with the oldest on top

Tech on Tap Podcast

Tech on Tap is a locally produced podcast by WRAL TechWire and Capitol Broadcasting Company. We invite Triangle startup and tech leaders to come on and talk shop with us every other week. Archive here.

The Bootstrapped Business Podcast

In this podcast, local entrepreneur Brian Hamilton shares his practical approach to building a bootstrapped business that’s focused on prioritizing getting customers.

The Donald Thompson Podcast

Hosted by local entrepreneur and investor Donald Thompson of Walk West, this podcast features interviews with startup founders, VCs and community leaders, who share their experience and advice.

The Enlightrepreneurs Podcast

Hosted by local entrepreneurs Dave Gold and Justin Minott, The Enlightrepreneurs Podcast features interviews with startup founders and small business owners, who share their entrepreneurial journeys and lessons learned along the way.

The Fuqua Show

The Fuqua Show is a podcast run by students at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The show features dozens of interviews with students and alums working on a range of projects and startups, from social ventures to sports businesses to health care. It also sometimes brings on Fuqua faculty and staff to share their professional journeys and leadership lessons.

The Jason & Scot Show

In this podcast, Triangle entrepreneur Scot Wingo of Spiffy and Channel Advisor, with co-host Jason Goldberg of SapientRazorfish, unpack the latest news and trends in ecommerce and retail.

The Launch Place Podcast

The Launch Place, an organization investing in startups in Virginia and North Carolina, recently started a podcast to highlight companies in its network. The first episode featured Desmond Wiggan, CEO and co-founder of Charlotte-based Batteryxchange.

The Price Podcast

The Price Podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs and investors within a range of industries. Most of the interviewees are local to the Triangle. The podcast is hosted by Drew Adams, founder of Durham startup Company 39A.

Three Sips of Advice Podcast

Three Sips of Advice is a weekly podcast hosted by Wilmington startup ecosystem leader Jim Roberts. In the weekly program, Roberts interviews entrepreneurs and investors from across North Carolina, including leaders from the Triangle.

Thought Leadership from Aaron Dinin of Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Aaron Dinin, founder of local startup RocketBolt and an entrepreneurship instructor in Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship program, frequently writes on Medium about his experiences as an entrepreneur. His blog posts cover several topics of interest to entrepreneurs, including how to navigate the fundraising process, how to pitch to potential investors, how to market your product, and more.

Thought Leadership from Brian Hamilton

Triangle entrepreneur Brian Hamilton, who co-founded fintech firm Sageworks (acquired in 2018), regularly shares advice and leadership lessons on Inc. Topics range from business plans, to alternative forms of capital, to managing a team. Read his column here.

Transformation Talks Podcast

Presented by the NC Biotechnology Center, the Transformation Talks podcast offers an in-depth look at the life science community in North Carolina.

Triangle Region Profile

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership produced a comprehensive report that showcases the Triangle’s strengths in economic development, innovation, talent, capital and other areas of growth. You can download the PDF here.

Triangle Small Business Week Resources

The organizers of Triangle Small Business Week, an annual event, have set up a helpful resource package for local entrepreneurs on their website. It has contact information for local Chambers of Commerce and economic development agencies, among other resources.

Triangle’s Unfolding Tech Revolution: A Story of Remarkable Progress

Tom Snyder, a local tech leader and head of Raleigh-based RIoT, reviews the Triangle tech scene’s top accomplishments since the mid-1980s. The column offers a brief history of the leading organizations supporting local startups, from CED to NC IDEA to Raleigh Founded.

Triangle 'Tweener' List

Every year, local entrepreneur and investor Scot Wingo releases his “Triangle Tweener” list of promising companies in the RTP area. After its launch in 2015, the list was published annually on Medium and in local media. In 2023, Wingo and his team introduced an interactive database for the 250-plus companies in the mix, including 51 new names added this year. Read more TechWire coverage here and here.

UNC Eship's YouTube Channel

On its YouTube channel, UNC Chapel Hill’s Entrepreneurship Center posts a variety of interviews, workshops, webinars and entrepreneurship trends reports for local startup founders and teams.

Video Library: NC IDEA Seminars

NC IDEA hosted a weekly seminar series running through the summer of 2019. They’ve uploaded footage from each session to an online video library for all to see. Here’s the collection.

Wake County Economic Development Resources

Wake County Economic Development’s website offers a host of business resources including information about the Triangle’s largest industries, demographics statistics, workforce development data and more useful tools for businesses and investors. You can also read their latest annual report to get a sense of local trends in the job market, investment, development, talent attraction, competitiveness, and more.

We Get Real AF Podcast

We Get Real AF, which stands for Women and Girls in Emerging Tech, XR, AI and Futurism, is a weekly podcast that spotlights emerging trends in science and technology and interviews the women powering them. The program is hosted by two Triangle women, Susanne Robinson and Vanessa Alava.


Why Raleigh Is the Tech Industry's Best Kept Secret

This piece from Inc. Magazine covers North Carolina’s positioning as a “bustling epicenter” for tech startups, talent and culture.

Winning Combo Podcast

This locally produced podcast features favorite quotes, business stories that teach valuable lessons and sales/marketing best practices to apply to life and work. It’s hosted by Triangle-based marketing expert Keith Washo, president of KDW Consulting President and co-founder of Startup Summit, alongside co-host Vijay Damojipurapu, author and head of product and marketing at San Francisco-based Vimana.

Your Back Yard Raleigh

Your Back Yard Raleigh provides content and resources for startups and small businesses in Raleigh and Wake County. On its website, Your Back Yard hosts a directory of locally owned stores, restaurants and service providers in Raleigh. It also posts interviews, webinars and advice videos on its YouTube channel.

1789 Hub's List of UNC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Clubs

If you’re a UNC Chapel Hill student who wants to get more plugged in to I&E clubs on campus, this helpful list is for you.

20 Cartoons Inspired by Triangle Entrepreneurs

Get to know some local faces in startup through this series of 20 cartoons inspired by Triangle entrepreneurs, created by Chris Lysy, a content design/digital marketing expert who works out of RTP’s co-working space The Frontier.