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Six years ago, a new entrepreneur support org was formed with something to prove with very few resources. I created a gathering of friends and potential sponsors to try to recruit an expansion of a coworking space to the coast of North Carolina as a potential home for entrepreneurs. Oddly enough, that gathering of 57 professionals was not successful in...
The Emmy Award-nominated docuseries, Start Up, highlights the struggles and victories of entrepreneurs across the United States. In its upcoming ninth season, it will focus on Wilmington and other southeastern cities. Ushering in its latest season, Start Up is entering a new chapter. “This season is about toughness, humility, flexibility and resilience. We are seeing average Americans doing extraordinary things, and we're honored to...
Yes, George Taylor and the team at Tru Colors Brewing are at it again. https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2021/04/14/molson-coors-buys-its-sixth-craft-brewery/?sh=fde7b942c168 My favorite part of the article .... “Is this the Forbes that writes about the billionaires?” he asked at the end of his interview, a grin slowly spreading across his face as he considered his upcoming coverage in the prestigious international publication. “I thought I had to...

Emerging from the Shadows, Wilmington Ecosystem Org NEW Moves Beyond Comfort Zone on 6th Birthday

Six years ago, a new entrepreneur support org was formed with something to prove with very few resources. I created a gathering of friends...

Television docuseries ‘Start Up’ will put Wilmington entrepreneurs in the spotlight this fall

The Emmy Award-nominated docuseries, Start Up, highlights the struggles and victories of entrepreneurs across the United States. In its upcoming ninth season, it will focus...

Congrats to Tru Colors Brewing on HUGE investment from Molson Coors – Forbes Magazine

Yes, George Taylor and the team at Tru Colors Brewing are at it again. https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2021/04/14/molson-coors-buys-its-sixth-craft-brewery/?sh=fde7b942c168 My favorite part of the article .... “Is this the Forbes that...

Tough Love for the Entrepreneurs Can Hack the Complacent Startup Ecosystem

The startup ecosystem is a living and growing organism that most cities are trying to add to their modern economic development strategy for job...

One of Wilmington’s success stories, Lapetus Solutions is growing international sales to Asia

You may remember recently seeing Dr. Karl Ricanek of Lapetus Solutions speaking at the virtual 1 Million Cups Wilmington. He mentioned that Lapetus Solutions was...

THREE Wilmington startups chosen for largest investor conference in the SOUTH

After we pushed our members to apply through our newsletter, Wilmington had the most applications of any city outside of Raleigh / Durham for...

UNBELIEVABLY positive coverage of Wilmington entrepreneur ecosystem from Atlanta media

Thanks to the great people at Hypepotamus from Atlanta for accepting my invitation to write a story about our entrepreneur ecosystem in Wilmington NC And...

The Most Underrated Tech Cities

There are many factors that make a city underrated. And chances are that most of those factors are good reasons for you to move...

Who Is The Next Big Startup In Wilmington?

In working with entrepreneurs throughout North Carolina over the last 20 years, I have always heard about the FOMO of angel investors and venture capitalists described like this….

NEW Receives Ecosystem Grant To Start Entrepreneurship Program

Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington has won a grant from NC IDEA to support a new program for local startups and entrepreneurs. NC IDEA announced on...