The Top 7 Coolest Observations for RTP in 2013

As we come to the end of 2013, I wanted to join everyone else in doing a look-back piece. So, here are my Top 7 Coolest Observations for RTP: 1. Paradoxos Event Drew 1,000+ -- the first of its kind in our area, Paradoxos celebrates music, food and entrepreneurship in a 2 day event in Durham (June 2013). 2. Google Durham Tech Hub Announcement -- Google announces 7 tech hub partnerships through their Google for Entrepreneurs program as Durham sits among Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Waterloo, Minneapolis, and Detroit (September 2013). 3. Channel Advisor IPO -- Riding on the heels of Sharefile and iContact, Channel Advisor goes the IPO route bringing a great local story to a national audience (May 2013). 4. WedPics Raises $1.1M -- Raleigh-based firm raises a heavy seed round from local angels and angel groups (May 2013). 5. AU & HQ Expansion -- American Underground expands into 2 new areas (Durham-June) and Raleigh (December) and HQ (rebranded from the Hub) expands as well.  Both moves are critical to building and growing startup density which is critical for our future (June/December 2013). 6. In-Migration of Really Great Talent -- I wrote about this earlier this year and I

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