It’s always pleasing to see our Bull City Startup Stampede companies hit major milestones. And I have the fortunate position of getting to brag on them when they do! So this month, I am spotlighting a Startup Stampede 2.0 company, Zeek (, which is based in the American Underground. Zeek is revolutionizing the coupon book industry by making those clunky books digital. Now you can support your child’s school, church, or other non-profit by purchasing the books and having it delivered to your smartphone. No more dragging the book around or forgetting it at home.

That brings me to this month’s big announcement–Zeek has become the “Trusted Partner” of the North Carolina PTA, a first in the PTA’s 92 year history! This is obviously big news for Zeek and great news for families looking to support their child’s school in a relevant, 21st century way. Congrats to Jonathan and Matthew, the two brains behind Zeek, and to Durham Chamber member Smashing Boxes ( who helped build out the technology platform for Zeek. Here’s to continued success in the Bull City!