ExitEvent provides news, information and tools emerging companies and smart investors need to grow their businesses, and in a talk shop kind of way. Based in Durham, we focus on up-and-coming tech metros in North Carolina—Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and the Research Triangle region, with coverage expanding to Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville and Charlotte.

Some things to know:

We are storytellers.  We believe there are powerful stories to be told outside Silicon Valley—especially in North Carolina—and we’re committed to telling them and sharing them with the world.

We are industry agnostic. There’s a lot of tech in the Research Triangle area, but we tell stories of any company with high-growth potential and any issue that impacts the newest generation of businesses, for good or bad.

We are editorially independent. ExitEvent is owned by an awesome North Carolina media company called Capitol Broadcasting Company. Though we work alongside 240+ other startups at its American Underground startup campuses, we are committed to telling stories around the Triangle and beyond.

We are by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. ExitEvent is a forum for thought leaders. We invite people in the community to write, photograph or film—sharing their perspective on a trend or industry, offering essential advice for entrepreneurs and investors or telling their own stories. To contribute to ExitEvent, email [email protected]

Our address is 201 W. Main Street Suite 004, Durham NC 27701

In Partnership With:


Laura Baverman


Laura Baverman manages the day-to-day at ExitEvent, writing and editing stories, lining up contributors and representing us in the community. She also works as a USA Today columnist, writing the Startups and Entrepreneurs column every other week in print and online. Laura has spent a decade in journalism, most of those years as a business reporter in her hometown Cincinnati. Her Ohio roots run deep, but she’s learning to love the South. Especially sun, all months of the year.

Michael English

Sales and events associate

Since graduating from North Carolina Central University (Eagle Pride!!!), Michael has been hard at work building his personal and professional experiences from his (other) day job as a physical therapy assistant to building his own startup, GoldMined, while nurturing his side hustle as a DJ. He’s a native of Virginia Beach, VA.

Anna Hammill


Anna is a videographer and Virginia native who officially relocated to North Carolina after graduating from High Point University in 2015. Her favorite things include sushi, horror movies, and cats.


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