Business, academia and government converge in the Research Triangle Region to create an innovative environment and hub for entrepreneurs.
The region's low cost of living combined with its coworking spaces, startup accelerators, networking opportunities and local industry expertise fosters an innovative startup ecosystem.
Triangle Incubators & Accelerators
The premier startup platform for early-stage life science and agtech companies. Alexandria LaunchLabs provides move-in-ready office/laboratory space, shared equipment and services, creative amenities, access to startup capital through the Alexandria Seed Capital Platform, and engagement with Alexandria’s world-class network.
Supporting 275+ startups across four locations, including 10,000 digital members Triangle-wide, American Underground has been dubbed the “Startup Capital of the South” by CNBC. They seek to build the counter-story to Silicon Valley– a diverse startup scene rich in innovative ideas and deep city engagement.
Develops next-generation technologies aligned with BD strategies and accelerates the development of early-stage life science companies
A unique biotech coworking facility aiming to attract the most ambitious life science startups. The lab is equipped with top-of-the-line research equipment, with additional services to help resident companies reach their milestones faster.
A national non-profit, created by military veterans for veterans to start and grow businesses.
The central hub of entrepreneurship and innovation at Duke University. It houses all of the university’s programs and initiatives supporting technology ventures and small businesses
A sophisticated and active network that helps create debate, dialogue, and productive connections between Duke entrepreneurs. DukeGEN has over 8,000 members from Duke’s entrepreneurial community and supports students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of Duke.
A high-science, high-impact incubator which offers 25,000 square feet of leasable office and laboratory space for up to 40 emerging early stage science companies
Founded by Cindy Eckert, an incubator of groundbreaking businesses by and for women.
An early-stage accelerator program that uniquely offers services for free to participating startups/teams. The focus is on establishing or growing a customer base, developing a solid business model and preparing founders to pitch and raise capital after graduating from the program.
Spaces at NC State University dedicated to facilitate collaboration among students, faculty, alumni and emerging area startups.
Intellectual property to commercialize products and bring them to market.
A nonprofit, supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, that provides a host of programs and events designed to support small businesses through education and mentorship. The organization has a local chapter serving the Chapel Hill/Durham community.
An incubator and startup support center serving Shaw students and Raleigh community members with daily workshops, mentoring sessions, lunch-and-learns and a speakers series with experienced entrepreneurs. The space, located in Southeast downtown Raleigh, opened last year in partnership with the Carolina Small Business Development Fund.
Fosters an environment for new and serial entrepreneurs to raise capital and garner the support system needed to take their products and/or solutions into the marketplace.
Flexible Office Space
The Start-Up Capital of the South
The American Underground launched in 2010 on the American Tobacco Campus, North Carolina’s largest historic renovation. Today, it supports 275+ startups across four locations, includes 10,000 digital members Triangle-wide, and has been dubbed the “Startup Capital of the South” by CNBC. Inspired by Durham’s century-old entrepreneurial legacy, American Underground is building the counter-story to Silicon Valley– a diverse startup scene rich in innovative ideas and deep city engagement.
Raleigh Founded fosters inclusive communities of entrepreneurs through shared workspace creating lasting economic and social impact in the world.
Raleigh Founded creating a collaborative environment that empowers high-impact, high-growth entrepreneurs to create purpose-driven businesses that leave the world better than they found it. A community of more than 150 members across multiple locations in Raleigh and more than 500 companies across the state.
In the heart of Research Triangle Park, The Frontier campus offers creative work spaces for nearly 100 businesses and 500 employees. Frontier RTP provides creative, affordable and flexible workspaces and co-working for emerging companies and entrepreneurs. Offering both indoor and outdoor environments and robust programming and networking opportunities, Frontier RTP convenes a community of doers and makers exploring new ideas and charting their path forward.
From 100 square-foot offices to 100,000+ square-foot office buildings, there is something for everyone at The Frontier.
- The only free co-working space in North Carolina
- Flexible, affordable lab and office space for startups
- Home to more than 100 growing companies
- Provides educational resources, fitness classes and networking opportunities
- Central to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill