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ExitEvent Announces Wells Fargo as Media Innovation Partner

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Durham, NC – Jan. 26, 2015 – ExitEvent, an online journal based within the expanding American Underground ecosystem, announces Wells Fargo as its first Media Innovation Partner. In this partnership, the global banking leader will present the 2016 ExitEvent Startup Social series and host an exclusive Founders Forum featuring discussion between startup leaders and Wells Fargo executives about innovation in

How a start-up hub made good on diversity goals

By American Underground

As seen in USA Today on Dec. 17, 2015 DURHAM, N.C. — The American Underground, a campus for entrepreneurs here, established a bold goal at the start of 2015: To build the most diverse start-up hub in the country inside of two years. This statement raised some eyebrows but, after nearly a year of experimentation and hard work, Durham is building not only

Durham’s American Underground Leads Nation on Entrepreneurial Diversity, Sees Major Increase in Funding

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Durham’s American Underground Leads Nation on Entrepreneurial Diversity, Sees Major Increase in Funding “Startup Capital of the South” Announces Milestones with Video by Local Hip Hop Artist and Entrepreneur Professor Toon Today, the American Underground — a Google for Entrepreneurs tech hub — shared nation-leading figures on diversity and funding to a crowd of investors, entrepreneurs and political leaders at the hub’s annual

Triangle Startups Chosen to Advance in Challenge Cup Global Competition

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Triangle Startups Chosen to Advance in Challenge Cup Global Competition  Challenge Cup Spans Over 50 Cities Around the World to Identify Entrepreneurs Tackling World’s Biggest Challenges, Featuring $1M in Funding Opportunities   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. and Durham, NC- The American Underground and global startup incubator and seed fund 1776 today announced the three Challenge Cup

American Underground Lands Highest Number of Teams in Silicon Valley Program

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American Underground Lands Highest Number of Teams in Silicon Valley Program Plus, American Tobacco Ecosystem Scores Seventh Exit in Two Years   The American Underground@Main is sending three startup founders to Silicon Valley, Nov. 2-6, for a special “exchange” program — the most of any of the hubs participating from around the world.   Galvanize — a global ‘tech campus’

Coastal Federal Credit Union Teams with American Underground to Share Expertise with Entrepreneurs

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“Startup Capital of the South” Welcomes Programming, Conference Room, Office Hours and “Family Feel” from A Leader in Financial Technologies (Durham) – October 13, 2015 – Coastal Federal Credit Union has signed on to boost the fast growing American Underground startup ecosystem by providing programming, offering insights to entrepreneurs during regular office hours and sponsoring a community conference room.  

News – International Festival Makes Durham Debut

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Moogfest to Debut in Durham, May 2016 International Festival of Music, Art and Technology a “Sonic Boom for Innovators in the Triangle and Around the World” (Durham) — July 14, 2015 — Leaders from civic organizations, cultural institutions, government and business announced on Tuesday that Moogfest — an internationally acclaimed festival of music, art and technology — will debut in

Fidelity Investments Teams with American Underground

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Partnership brings Fidelity’s leadership in innovation to the startup ecosystem Fidelity Investments a leading financial services provider with a large regional operation in Research Triangle Park, has teamed up with the American Underground ecosystem to offer its industry leading innovation insights and resources in an effort to help enrich and learn from the AU’s entrepreneurial  community.  Starting immediately, Fidelity’s R&D and

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