WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Triangle Startup Guide is continually growing with new resources for local entrepreneurs. Whether you’re looking for VC or angel funding, local coworking spaces, or free networking events, the Triangle Startup Guide has all the resources you need to take your business to the next level.
Each week, we add new resources to keep the content fresh and relevant.
Today Iin the “Acceleration and Mentoring Programs” section of the guide, we added Duke University’s Blockchain summer innovation program.
Organized by Duke Pratt School of Engineering, Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship, HackDuke and Rev, this new program offers an opportunity for students to build, test and launch their innovative blockchain solutions.
The virtual program, which runs from mid-May to July, consists of three parts:
- A flexible three-week bootcamp with workshops covering blockchain basics.
- A one-week hackathon in collaboration with HackDuke.
- A four-week accelerator that offers personal coaching, mentoring and access to early stage investors.
Only Duke students can earn scholarships for the accelerator, but the program remains open to Duke alumni and students from any institution.
Other recent additions
- We’ve added the Carolina Challenge summer dive program, which was launched earlier this month from the UNC Chapel Hill Entrepreneurship Center. A program of the annual Carolina Challenge competition, the summer program will provide networking, workshops, training and up to $ 2,000 in team funding to help entrepreneurial students continue their journey to build their businesses.
- We’ve added a link to NC State Entrepreneurship’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find presentations and interviews with student founders, 101-style videos on topics like market research and networking, and overviews of startup programs and other resources for to campus innovators.
- We have also added a link to We have real AF (WeGRAF), a weekly podcast organized by two women from the Triangle: Susanne Robinson and Vanessa Alava. We Get Real AF, which means Women and girls in emerging technology, XR, AI and futurism, highlight emerging trends in science and technology and interview the women who drive them.
- In the “COVID-19 Resources” section, we added a line for the recent set of restrictions withdrawn issued by Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina. Last week, the governor announced that he would relax the mandate of the outer mask and mass meeting restrictions, so we added links to the executive order and asked frequently asked questions about the new rules.
- On the “Accelerators and Mentorship Programs” page, we’ve added Velocity Creative Accelerator, a ten-week business development program offered by the Winston-Salem Center for Creative Economics. While the accelerator stays in the pick, it’s not limited to local startups.
Applications for the 2021 program must be submitted by June 6th. The cohort will operate in hybrid format from the end of July.
If we missed a resource that you want to add to the Triangle Startup Guide, feel free to suggest it for inclusion. You can email me directly or use this contact form.