I Can’t Hear You

I had the opportunity to kick off the latest Startup Weekend (this time held in the new American Underground @Main in Durham).  Thanks to Mital Patel and Melissa Kennedy for their work to bring this together.  By my count there were over 150 people at kickoff, up to 200 during the weekend and 150ish Sunday at the presentations (I hear).  Well done to all the sponsors and volunteers!  This is significant and a milestone for the area. Why? Some see events as markers for progress.  Startup Weekend, TSF Pitch Day, the Entrepreneurs Breakfast by Southern Capitol Ventures are just a few examples of ways for startup fans to engage in the community.  Dave and I have Open Houses for future TSF applicants 2-3 times per year.  We also started something called Triangle.edu that is a 2x annual events just for college students.  And I hope moist of you are aware of the Big Top job fair I have run five times in 3 years. Engagement is the gas that makes this community car run.  Why? I say just about every day that startup success is a team sport not an individual sport.  And, my speech at Startup Weekend emphasized that

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