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American Underground at the SGA Conference

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Our own Chief Strategist, Adam Klein, was invited to address 12 Governors from across the South at last week’s SGA Annual Meeting: As originally seen in WRAL TechWire–read the full article here. DURHAM, N.C. – Durham and the Triangle have done amazing things to raise our collective profile as a destination for entrepreneurs. Part of that success has had to

A Conversation with David McClure

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By Justin Laidlaw On May 27th, 500 Startups founder and long-time investor David McClure spoke in front of 100+ ambitious entrepreneurs and investors at the Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco Campus. The evening’s interview was hosted by Jason Caplain of Bull City Venture Partners in coordination with American Tobacco Campus. McClure founded 500 Startups in 2010. The current team

Austin added to Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, Shared Space Arrangement Announced

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Capital Factory, the center of gravity to Austin, Texas’ tech scene, was just announced as the eighth tech hub in the Google for Entrepreneurs Network. We hear great things about the space, training programs and accelerators at the Capital Factory (think we need to take a visit soon!) and especially about Austin as an outstanding startup scene. In fact, in many of the

Soar Triangle—first event recap

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Soar Triangle, a Google for Entrepreneurs-backed initiative to prepare female entrepreneurs for success, kicked off last Thursday. The event sold out quickly as attendees gathered in the Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco to hear three local venture capitalists, Bonny Moellenbrock of Investors Circle, Jason Caplain of Bull City Ventures, and John Cambier of IDEA Fund Partners, discuss the funding gap for female led companies.

Live from Google: Windsor Circle Wins Google Demo Day

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Windsor Circle win validates Triangle as an entrepreneurial hub By Laura Baverman via ExitEvent Honored and humbled. Those are the first two words out of Windsor Circle CEO Matt Williamson’s mouth when I asked his feelings about winning the first-ever Google For Entrepreneurs Demo Day and receiving a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case. In the minutes to follow the inaugural event at Google’s

Soar: Changing the Paradigm on Women in Tech

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Soar: Changing the Paradigm on Women in Tech For the past 6-12 months, conversations at the American Underground, as well as throughout our industry, have centered around the noticeable lack of female-led teams in the technology space. At the American Underground, we’re hardly immune from a national trend that research suggests could diminish the full potential of the nation’s tech

Traction Gets Automated Insights and Windsor Circle to Google Demo Day

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A look back at a year of growth at two Durham startups chosen to pitch at Google in April By Laura Baverman via ExitEvent Automated Insights grew so quick last year that’s it’s offering $5K to anyone who refers the startup’s next employees. The Durham company of 25 workers expects its software that turns data into stories to write more than

Something’s happening here – and it’s clear: Startup boom time

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By ADAM KLEIN, special to WRALtechWire DURHAM, N.C. – It’s well known among area entrepreneurs that something big is happening in the Triangle. And increasingly, people outside of startup circles understand, perhaps more vaguely, that good things are brewing. Two recent developments underlined the potential and excitement — one of them being the proverbial ‘front page news’ and both of them

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