The Triangle Startup Guide Keeps Growing

More news and information for entrepreneurs to use in building and growing their businesses is available from WRAL TechWire as we continue to make additions to our Triangle Startup Guide. The local startup community is constantly growing—prompting regular updates and additions to the guide.

Last week, we added two more resources to the guide:

  • Taking a suggestion from the Brian Hamilton Foundation, we added Starter U to the inspiration/advice/more resources section of the guide. 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 BunnJake Finkelstein of Method Savvy, and other startup founders and CEOs.
  • We also added a new listing to our events/meetups sectionTriangle Women in STEM, which hosts regular networking events and programming to engage the local tech community. The group aims to recruit and retain women in STEM fields and to boost entrepreneurship opportunities, leadership development, education, workforce development and career assistance.

Because we consider the guide as a living document that’s flexible to expand as needed, we’d like to solicit your feedback on how we can make it better. If we missed a resource you think should be added, please don’t hesitate to submit it for inclusion. You can also email me directly or use this contact form.


If you’re interested in keeping up with the latest local events, check out our list of March events in the Triangle. We also have a list of upcoming events happening in other regions across North Carolina, covering the Triad, Charlotte, Asheville and western NC, Wilmington and the coast.

Each week, we also break out events coming up “on the horizon” a month out – such as our April calendar listings. And we’ve put together a list of 140 Triangle meetups.

“I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was but the[n] when Mr. Hamilton came to West Wilkes Middle School it changed my perspective on business careers.”

Caleb Huffman Student West Wilkes Middle School

Being an instructor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Instructor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation