Dan and Michael Swimm of CandleScience

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At ExitEvent, we want you up on all the topics trending and news happening in the Triangle, so here's a feature we run after each month ends recapping the most popular 10 stories on our site. They're ranked below based on page views. 

CED topped the list this month with an overview of its newest program helping entrepreneurs raise capital from investors. inMotionNow, our No. 2 story, was one of them. Readers also liked our profiles on CandleScience, inHerSight, PRSONAS, the founders of HangBee and some of the NC IDEA grant winners this session.

Check out the full top 10 below. And get a chance at next month's list by sharing your news with laura@exitevent.com.  

Helping startups scale is the mission of the CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development) and a new way of achieving it is Connections to Capital, which has already matched six Triangle startups with $55M since last August.

Another Triangle software startup with big name customers and fast revenue growth has added venture capital to the mix. Learn the back story to inMotionNow and plans to add 30 jobs in Morrisville by year's end.

Steady growth over 13 years has made CandleScience (founders pictured top) the largest distributor of soy wax in the country. Now it's time to build a following around soap-making too. How this family business's history will grow its following and distribution with just-launched SoapScience.

These college kids and Ravenscroft School grads hope to raise $20K on Kickstarter to bring a new social network called HangBee to life. Privacy and real-time interaction are the key ways it's different from the social media sites we all know and love.

A prestigious national Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation study is showing faster growth among North Carolina's scaling startups compared to other states. A similar study of 40 MSAs ranks ‪Charlotte‬ 11th, but the Triangle is left off that list yet again. Here's why.

We checked out the first local Kayo Women in Healthcare event on the American Tobacco Campus and met the women running seven important young health-oriented startups in the Triangle. 

Expect more Fortune 500s to use life-sized holograms in retail stores, trade show booths and receptionist desks as PRSONAS ramps up with new funding. Here's how this Durham startup took advantage of North Carolina networks to raise the funds.

Durham-based MicroSiO improves anti-aging cosmetics by manufacturing silicone into tiny spheres. The advanced materials startup out of Duke University is one of five NC IDEA spring 2016 grant winners.

InHerSight moved from Alexandria, Va. to Durham this year with hopes of growing its platform that rates workplaces for friendliness to female workers, and lists job opportunities for women. It already has a following of 45,000 users, with plans to continue to grow in number and influence.

There was another story to tell at Moogfest beyond those shared by presenters, exhibitors and musicians and that was the resurgence of downtown Durham as a startup capital of the South. Here's how the startup community banded together to showcase the city to the press and out-of-towners.

Two former NC State University football stars are behind a new athletic gloves brand called Gryppers. The trademarked and patented design boosts gripping power for athletes, and the men plan to become the glove of choice for athletes. The Raleigh-based startup is one of five NC IDEA spring 2016 grant winners.