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Entrepreneurs & Startups

There are SO many people and SO many companies that continue to drive and build Durham’s world famous tech hub.

This is just one slice of how the Durham Chamber played a role and some of the successful marketing programs that helped to create opportunities for tech entrepreneurs.

Since 2013, Google for Entrepreneurs has partnered with American Underground in Durham after recognizing the organization and the city as one of the key tech hubs in the United States.

Start-up Accelerators

First Flight Venture Center
BD BioVenture Center, BD Technologies
Business Development
  • 21 Davis Drive
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
  • 1-919-549-8641
Groundworks Labs

There are a variety of meet-ups in the Triangle that give entrepreneurs a chance to gather and talk shop.

  • Freelance League of North Carolina
  • Blacks in Tech – RTP
  • Durham Meetup

Co-Working and Office Space

Depending upon the stage of your company and desired amenities, there are a number of office space options for entrepreneurs in Durham. For downtown office space, visit www.downtowndurham.com and select “Find your space”.

American Underground, with two downtown Durham locations, is a great option, providing both co-working and office space in the heart of Durham’s funky downtown. Plus a slide, games, and superfast wi-fi!

Wework provides space, from desks to offices and entire headquarters, creating environments for productivity, innovation, and connection. There are two locations in downtown Durham alone.

In the heart of Research Triangle Park, The Frontier campus offers creative work spaces for nearly 100 businesses and 500 employees. From 100 square-foot offices to 100,000+ square-foot office buildings, there is something for everyone at The Frontier.

Finally, there are many other incubators in the community including First Flight Venture Center that offer a great place to start. Visit www.ffvcnc.org for more information. And don’t forget the dozens of outstanding coffee shops and bars that are great places to meet!

In Durham, entrepreneurship extends far beyond the tech industry. We’ve cultivated social entrepreneurship by offering opportunities to start and grow organizations or to partner with existing organizations with a social mission.

From education and poverty to sustainability, Durham’s fearless social entrepreneurs are improving lives both in Durham and worldwide. For more info, visit the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke.