On Monday, we were fortunate enough to host the senior editor of The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal, and Sarah Rich, of Longshot and The Atlantic. They were in Durham as part of a startup tour of the South–a sort of rolling write-up of cities taking creative approaches to driving entrepreneurship and innovation.

While in Durham, Sarah and Alexis met with successful startup founders over drinks and dinner at Dos Perros and hung out at American Tobacco and American Underground. We hosted them for an hour at the Stampede and talked about how the Chamber’s using the Stampede to showcase the “innovation ecosystem” of Durham to startups throughout the region and giving talented people a chance to scale their company in the Bull City.

It was pretty clear from the get-go that Sarah and Alexis knew their way around startups, so we just turned them lose with the 13 Stampeders. Four posts have been done since then (see below).

It’s awesome to have such positive national attention paid to Durham and the success we’re having with entrepreneurs. It’s evident that there is something happening in Durham that’s much larger than what any one organization or company could accomplish. And for that reason, I think we’re going to see more and more national press hits like this in the coming year. 

Durham’s Innovation Ecosystem

Durham’s Kickstarter Kids

iBuzzn–a Stampede company

OrganicTransit–a Stampede company 

-Adam Klein