Recently there has been a brand wave of up-and-coming, mid-sized cities that have been building and developing tech economies of their own, as they compete to bring new jobs, more residents, and an innovative energy to the local area. One of those areas that are predominantly focused on this rise in tech is the Raleigh-Durham area.
Just recently, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina did a study that showed a 13% growth from 2013-2017, simply put, North Carolina’s technology industry is growing at twice the rate of the national average. So what is igniting this growth? And where is this excitement coming from? And what do tech leaders in the area have to say on this rising trend?
In this special episode of the Igniting Startups podcast, we talk with 4 different tech, executives, and leaders from our recently held event in Raleigh discussing “The Future of Tech In the Triangle and Beyond”. You’ll get to hear our experts share how the Raleigh area is capitalizing on tech growth, their thoughts on where the future of tech is going for area, the amazing opportunities available to those searching for their next tech career. Tune in for more!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Advice on how to break into the tech industry
- Start-up opportunities in the Raleigh-Durham
- Tapping into the right resources to ignite your startup
- The future of tech in the Raleigh-Durham area
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Quotes from our 1st Raleigh Panel on this episode of Igniting Startups:
“I’ll tell you that when I do visit all these cities they don’t have all we have. And that’s the one thing I’m trying to bring. And the one thing is the culture that gives that willingness to help each other out without being asked twice. And it’s just amazing that other places don’t have it.”- @chrisheivly of @techstars on @PowderkegCo
“There’s a lot of tech taking place in Wilmington, in large part due to people deciding that they want to stay. We have Capital, Angel Networks, and Venture South is now in Wilmington. I don’t know how much I can reveal about this, but there is a very large 500 billion dollar venture capital fund being started at Wilmington for Fintech investing.” – Robert Preville of @kwipped_com on @PowderkegCo
“I tell people to be strategic, to be intentional and to go in with the intention. How can I help? What can I do? And kind of going back to what Chris was saying, you know, what’s really interesting about the company is that they’re kind of moving slowly and they really want to be innovative. And what’s interesting about the triangle is that we are purposefully innovating.”- @daisy_magnus of @CodetheDream on @PowderkegCo
“So take meetings, introduce yourself to people and build on those relationships, because eventually, they may pay off. – @BSzulick of @GoSilbo on @PowderkegCo
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