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Your craft…your passion, and now a program to showcase your product to the world. Meet the Startup Stampede, a game changing initiative to support the best emerging consumer product companies. If you’ve run a successful crowdfunding campaign, we’re your next step. Join us for two months in Durham, North Carolina for an intensive program to build your digital storefront and scaling strategy.

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


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


Application period is January 1-31, 2017. Selected companies will be notified by February 15 and the program begins March 1 and runs to April 30, 2017.

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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