Who we are

We are physical campuses across the Triangle designed for high-growth startups and an online community of doers that powers the startup engine with their creativity and productivity. When you join American Underground, you gain access to the best online and offline resources the startup world has to offer, including a collaborative coworking community bustling with fellow hustlers, a curated platform where opportunities and seekers find each other and nourishing networking events designed specifically for your interests, industry and stage. American Underground is the one-stop hub for startups across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary.

Our History

The American Underground launched in 2010 on the American Tobacco Campus, North Carolina’s largest historic renovation. As a division of Capitol Broadcasting Company, we built upon eight decades of local relationships to help connect our startups to the region’s best resources, thought leaders, media, and entrepreneurial support systems. Today, it supports 275+ startups across four locations, includes 10,000 digital members Triangle-wide, and has been dubbed the “Startup Capital of the South” by CNBC. Inspired by Durham, North Carolina’s century-old entrepreneurial legacy, American Underground is building the counter-story to Silicon Valley– a diverse startup scene rich in innovative ideas and deep city engagement.


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