Bull City Startup Stampede: Run With It

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What started as an informal idea over a cup of coffee has turned into a part of Durham’s innovation ecosystem. The Bull City Startup Stampede™ is running its third session starting June 1 and will welcome 11 early-stage companies to downtown Durham. The Bull City Startup Stampede™ works from the premise that the best resource we can provide an entrepreneur is another entrepreneur. We provide early-stage companies 60 days of free, cool space, a community of peers, and a chance to learn from successful startup founders.

This third session will have a new setting in the nationally acclaimed American Underground, which is home to a thriving group of startups, accelerator programs, investors and support organizations, giving the companies everything they need within walking distance. The previous two Bull City Startup Stampede™ initiatives have resulted in 15 new companies in downtown Durham, several of which have received funding, others have been accepted to prestigious accelerator programs, and many more have launched a product and taken on new employees. With over 70 startups in downtown Durham, this is the place to take your idea and run with it.

Office Space

The Bull City Startup Stampede™ space will host about twelve startups and is in the middle of everything. Parking is free, along with the area’s fastest wi-fi, office furniture, and meeting space. You’re job is to bring a laptop, cell phone, and a good idea. We’ll take care of the rest.

Free Advice

Durham has lots of successful entrepreneurs who are committed to supporting future all-stars. The Bull City also has plenty of service providers who have worked extensively with startups. You’ll have access to all of this during your 60 days.

The Culture

You’ll be joined by over a dozen other startups so the culture is yours to create. The one guarantee is that you’ll have great coffee shops, nice bars, and tasty restaurants close by to fuel you along the way.

Program Dates:

June 1st through July 31st

Apply now, run with it.

Apply Today!

While the participants of the Bull City Startup Stampede™ have been selected for the third session, we’re always interested in hearing from early-stage companies interested in Durham. Check out the form to the right and submit your info to get engaged and hear more about what’s happening in Durham’s entrepreneurial community.

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Durham: A Great Place for Bull-Headed Entreprenuers

Downtown Durham

It’s been said that entrepreneurship is in the DNA of certain people. After all, it takes a lot to risk it and start your own company. Entrepreneurship in Durham is not only in the DNA of certain people but in the fabric of our community’s history. From our early days in tobacco and textiles to a bustling Black Wall Street to the rise of the RTP and biotech, Durham’s always been a place where bull-headed entrepreneurs launch and grow successful companies. We invite you to come experience it first-hand...

Special Thanks

These are the companies who have helped make the Bull City Startup Stampede™ possible
  • Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Durham Downtown
  • American Underground
  • Edge Office
  • Time Warner Business Class
  • Triangle Tech Talk
  • Pruvop
  • Pruvop
  • Pruvop

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