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 and posts (and one video) on our site. They’re ranked below based on page views counted by Google Analytics.
August 3, 2015
ExitEvent’s Top Stories From July 2015
A recap of the 10 most viewed stories last month on ExitEvent.
July was a big month for breaking news. After months of speculation, Moogfest announced it would hold its global-in-scope festival in Durham. Reveal Mobile landed new funding. And Cultures for Health moved to town. Readers liked our profiles of several interesting new businesses in the Triangle. And Scot Wingo’s new guide to the Triangle Startup Ecosystem was a hit. The top 10 rounds out with a call to action for a next generation of Triangle startup leaders.
Check out the full 10 below, and to make next month’s list, send your news to [email protected].
The Asheville-based maker of the synthesizer, which took over operations of the namesake festival from promoters in 2014, will move Moogfest to downtown Durham in hopes of wooing major technology companies as sponsors and giving local innovators a global stage for which to talk about their projects, companies and inventions. It all goes down May 19-22, 2016.
ChannelAdvisor co-founder Scot Wingo noticed the lack of resources for people new to the Triangle or just entering the startup scene, so he partnered with ExitEvent to produce an introductory type guide for all those folks. Look out for regular updates!
A year after StepLeader began its pivot from a developer of mobile apps for local television stations to a mobile audience insights firm on the edge of the Internet of Things and Ad Tech movements, the Raleigh startup has raised money and lined up major customers for analytics software that lets app publishers (like local broadcasters) target mobile advertising to consumers.
Here’s what prompted Wingo’s Guide to the Triangle Startup Ecosystem, a column highlighting all the post-early stage companies in the Triangle. The “Tweeners”, as we now so affectionately call them, have more than $1 million in revenue and at least 10 employees. Check out the updated list.
This story just keeps getting attention despite that it was published in March, when the Raleigh startup Frill Clothing appeared on Shark Tank and took home a $100,000 investment after a bidding war between sharks. All about this fashion startup launched when its founders were college students.
Check out our monthly startup jobs roundup, this one, from the end of June.
With an Angry Birds partnership and a less invasive ADHD treatment than the typical cocktail of meds, Neuro+ is ready to go to market with its gaming platform that trains the brain to focus. We profile the founder, who started his company while a student at Duke University, and detail his plans to solve a very big and important health problem.
You might notice a trend after reading this story about a pair of Duke women innovating to solve a growing health problem—Duke students see market potential in building businesses with social impact. Check out the story behind BioMetrix, a young startup with a cool product, early funding and a spot in Raleigh’s ThinkHouse for the next year.
It’s always fun to hear how people, and companies, end up in the Triangle. Cultures for Health is no exception. The fast-growing food and e-commerce startup moved its workforce here this summer after earning an investment from high-profile local investors. They’re a leader in the growing movement around cultured and fermented food.
A great question by ExitEvent founder and advisor Joe Procopio. If the local startup community continues to grow, it will be because fresh and inspired talent is putting energy into it. So who will be those leaders? How will they make their mark?
And the month’s top video from American Underground’s HelpFest details a new lead-generation software product by Durham-based RevBoss: