Local Resources in Research Triangle Park, NC


The Council for Entrepreneurial Development – www.cednc.org

The CED is a regional network for Triangle entrepreneurs. It hosts two conferences a year, one in life science and one for tech, and has a hand full of education programs for entrepreneurs to prepare them for venture capital investment.


North Carolina Biotechnology Center – www.ncbiotech.org

The NCBC is a private non-profit headquartered in Research Triangle Park with offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greenville and Wilmington. They facilitate connections between university researchers and corporations for the purposes of creating new businesses.


NC Idea – www.ncidea.org

NC Idea is a grant giving non profit focused on Triangle companies. Grants are awarded twice a year and are capped at $50,000 per company. NC Idea is connected to Idea Fund Partners (VC Fund) and runs both Groundwork Labs and Soar Triangle.


Groundwork Labs – www.groundworklabs.com

Groundwork Labs is a 3-month accelerator program focused on helping IT developers bring a product to market. This program takes no equity from participating companies.


Soar Triangle – www.soartriangle.com

Soar Triangle is a mentorship and advocacy program focused on addressing the funding gap faced by female entrepreneurs in North Carolina.


First Flight Venture Center – www.ffvcnc.org

The First Flight Venture Center is an incubator located in RTP that provides office and wet lab space for local technology start-ups. The FFVC leases up to 20,000 sq. ft. of office space to approximately 40 companies.


The Frontier – www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/

The frontier is a co-working and incubator space located in RTP that provides free to use facilities as well as leasable office space to entrepreneurs. The frontier has up to 130,000 sq. ft. of available office space.


Bunker Labs – www.bunderlabs.org

Bunker Labs is a non-profit entrepreneurial support organization for military veterans. The organization operates chapters in 12 cities providing educational, mentoring and networking services. Bunker Labs operates out of The Frontier in RTP.


Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network – www.blackstoneentrepreneursnetwork.org

The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network is networking organization, which connects entrepreneurs with industry mentors and university talent. The network operates out of The Frontier in RTP.


HQ Raleigh – www.HQraleigh.com

HQ Raleigh is a co-working/incubator space in downtown Raleigh.


Launch Chapel Hill – www.launchchapelhill.com

Launch Chapel Hill is an incubator space in downtown Chapel Hill.