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Wake County university, organization and startup receive coverage in national media.

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A sampling of Wake County universities, organizations and startups received coverage in national media recently as a result of Wake County Economic Development (WCED) and the City of Raleigh's national storytelling campaign, which has placed over 30 stories in the national media since the campaign launched in Nov. 2014. 



Cultivating Confidence in Women Entrepreneurs in Raleigh


This week, Next City published "Cultivating Confidence in Women Entrepreneurs in Raleigh".  The article features Heather McDougall and Sheryl Waddell's Raleigh-based leadership development networking program, e51, which aims to increase female involvement in startup communities. 

As the city continues to climb national rankings thanks to its highly accessible and entrepreneur-friendly environment (not to mention a cheaper cost of living compared to cities like New York and San Francisco), a network of women is prioritizing the work of building innovative, women-owned companies.
 
Sample Tweet:
Raleigh's @e51com prioritizes the work of building innovative, women-owned companies. http://ow.ly/R879301LZTS @NextCityOrg #RaleighWakeStory


The Insider's Guide to Startup Hot Spots Across the U.S.

Inc. 
published a story, The Insider's Guide to Startup Hot Spots Across the U.S., highlighting the best locales for making deals in eight major startup hubs across the nation. In this article, Inc. showcases Café de los Muertos as a deal-making spot for local entrepreneur Justin Miller, CEO and founder of WedPics. 
Paying homage to the Mexican Day of the Dead--"Respect the Dead. Drink Great Coffee" is the café's cheeky tagline--its outdoor seating and second story lend a breezy vibe for founders of younger startups trying to woo board members from local tech companies like Red Hat and Citrix, located nearby. 

Sample Tweet: 
#Raleigh lands in @Inc's insiders guide to startup hotspots cc @CafeMuertos @WedPicsApp @HQRaleigh #RaleighWakeStory http://ow.ly/3F6X301M2QK 


Operation innovation: Startups on campus
 
University Business published an article entitled Operation innovation: Startups on campus discussing how colleges and universities around the country are using business incubators to promote entrepreneurship within their communities. The piece focuses on a number of different business incubators, including North Carolina State University's Technology incubator.
One entrepreneur who participated in the Technology Incubator at North Carolina State University went on to raise "millions" in funding and remains engaged with the school, says Kelly B. Sexton, director of the university's office of technology transfer.

Sample Tweet: 
.@NCState featured in @UniversityBiz for instilling entrepreneurial spirit through biz incubator: http://ow.ly/a0Ei301M4ji #RaleighWakeStory

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