The South’s

Consumer Product
Incubator

We help emerging product companies build a dynamic digital storefront ready to scale.

What You Get

Through our two-month program, we will help you design and build your online strategy to bring your product to the masses. From branding to e-commerce strategy to order fulfillment and logistics, our pool of talented mentors and gurus will inspire and kick you in the butt to build a long lasting and fast growing company.

  • Branding
  • Web Development
  • Logistics
  • E-Commerce Strategy
  • Coaching
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Digital Marketing
  • Launch Online Storefront

The
Mentors

  • Tatiana Birgisson
  • Ricci Wolman
  • Esther Campi
  • Jim Noonan
  • Justin Winter
  • Rachel Walter
  • Talal Asad
  • Ben Feldman
  • Donald Thompson
  • Emily Bahna
  • Jonathan J. Prinz

Applications

The application period is January 1-31, 2018 and the program will run March-April of 2018. Please click the link below to submit your application by 5 p.m. EST on January 31, 2018. Finalists will be notified by mid-February and asked to participate in a kick-off event in late February before the program begins. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate completion of a successful crowdfunding campaign or sold 1,000+ units or generated $20,000 in annual revenue, and;
  • Be able to participate 20-30 hours/week in Durham from March 1-May 5, 2018 for the program.

About Durham

Where your product
becomes success

Entrepreneurship is in Durham’s blood. We arose because of entrepreneurs in tobacco and textiles, boomed, and then declined. But now we are back–and with a vengeance–as what CNBC calls ‘The Startup Hub of the South’. Between our startup hub, American Underground, and dense urban core, our downtown boasts more than 300 startups. The Stampede will help you tap into the expertise in this community and beyond to build a successful company.

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