Why the Triangle?

As a region, the Triangle is culturally and intellectually rich, well-suited to foster a flourishing and diverse startup community. Home to over 2 million people, with more than 75 moving to the area per day, the Triangle is the 2nd fastest growing tech hub in the US. The region is also consistently ranked lowest in cost of doing business and highest in quality of life when compared to similar tech regions such as New York, San Francisco, Boston and Austin.

Located centrally on the East Coast between New York and Miami, the Triangle is easily accessible by Raleigh-Durham International Airport through 400+ daily flights and 66 nonstop destinations, including 7 international locations.

The second most educated region in the country, the Triangle is also well-equipped to meet the needs of growing companies with three HBCUs (North Carolina Central University, St. Augustine’s University and Shaw University) and three tier-one research universities (North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina and Duke University) that sit only miles apart, anchored in the center by the largest research park in the nation, Research Triangle Park.

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Venture Capital Firms

universities, colleges, and community colleges

funding raised in 2018

Incubators and Programs