Need help starting your business or connecting to resources in the business community? We are here to help regardless of where you are in your entrepreneurial journey! 

Below you can find just some of our great resources! To access our full list of resources and connect with our community, become a Raleigh Founded member today

Want to learn more about any resource below or get a warm intro?  Just reach out!

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Rotary

If you’re looking to get involved with local speaking engagements, events in the Raleigh area, or more community minded activities and feel good opportunities, connecting with the Rotary, located on Fayetteville St. is a great place to start. Start here and fill out a membership application today.

Raleigh Founded

If you’re looking for a versatile coworking space that is inclusive and innovative, look no further! At Raleigh Founded, we have multiple coworking membership options as well as private turn key office suites. Reach out today to learn more about why we’re more than just space.

RiOT Events

RiOT, a long time member of our Warehouse, offers an in-depth accelerator program for entrepreneurs looking to test ideas and products, learn the business, and make professional connections. This opportunity is free of charge and has a rolling application process. Looking to learn more? Check out there list of virtual events, also.

NC IDEA 

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to get your business off the ground, connecting with NC IDEA can provide many opportunities including grant funding, accelerators, and a multitude of events. Want to learn more funding for women? Reach out and inquire about NC SOAR Grants.

Momentum Labs

Looking to enhance your skills around coding? Check out Momentum Labs and see what classes they have to offer.

Innovate Raleigh 

Innovate Raleigh organizes an annual summit each fall. This is a great place to plug in and learn more about the start up community.

Raleigh Chamber

Joining the Raleigh Chamber is the best way to connect with the business community in Raleigh. Check out their events and member directory here.

CED

Whether you’re at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey or ready to take your small company to bigger places, you need to align yourself with the right people and resources to ensure success. CED helps connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need to be successful. Reach out to learn more here.

Raleigh Chamber

If you’re looking to make meaningful connections in your business, attend workshops and seminars to grow professionally, or you’re looking to find ways to connect with other businesses in our local economy, connect with the Raleigh Chamber.

Main Street Program

The Main Street Program is a collaborative effort by Raleigh Founded, the DRA, H.U.B.B Kitchens and Crowdfund NC to help support small business, especially food and beverage, and retail. The program has access to test kitchen space and pop up opportunities for small businesses to test out their ideas before investing in a brick and mortar space.  The program will be live in 2021.

Wake Tech Small Business Center

Get direct support for your small business through Wake Tech Small Business Center.

SBTDC

Get a counselor or find resources to help your small business grow and succeed.

Capital Associates

Wes Johnson of Capital Associates has been a long time member of Raleigh Founded and is passionate about helping start-ups grow with their office space as they outgrow our coworking community. If you’re looking for commercial real estate, reach out to us to connect! Need some tips? Check out our Podcast episode with Wes.

Davis Moore Capital 

If you’re ready to take a leap from the Raleigh Founded space into a much larger office building for your growing venture, Davis Moore Capital can help with commercial real estate. Reach out to us to connect!

Raleigh Founded 

We have flexible space for growing teams! Reach out to learn more!

Raleigh Founded Jobs Board

If you are looking to hire, Raleigh Founded hosts a start up jobs board to post your openings and seek talent from local colleges and universities.

Counseling Professionals PLLC

Looking for extra support? Mental Health Professionals providing support through these times can be tough and hard to find. Counseling Professionals PLLC is growing and working to meet the needs of the community to help people navigate life by providing services at 4 local locations and virtually. Confidential counseling can lead to the confidence to be able to grow to a better future. Connect with us to learn more!

E3 Strategies

Will help you identify and connect with a medical benefits package for you and your employees regardless of your company size and needs. Connect with Mark today.

Fischer Clinic

Want to provide some support for your team but don’t have the funds for a full medical plan? Help offset their cost by paying for local direct primary care through Fischer Clinic.

NC IDEA SEED

NC IDEA offers funds up to $50K for scaling companies. Learn more here.

City Of Raleigh

If you have a storefront, check out the City of Raleigh’s building upfit grants and other grants to support small businesses.

NC IDEA Micro Grants

NC IDEA has micro grants up to $10K for companies looking to validate their idea. Learn more about the criteria here.

CED

Get Support on refining your pitch and connecting with resources to raise capital.

Wolfpack Investors Network

If you are an NC State Alum or have NC State co founders, you can also apply for funding or pitch to the Wolfpack Investors Network.

1 Million Cups

Once your pitch is perfect you can take it on the road and apply to pitch at the next One Million Cups event!

Pitch Practice at Raleigh Founded

Quarterly, HPG and Smith Anderson bring an outside investor into our community to hear informal pitches from companies and get feedback on how to best modify their pitch or product to get funding. Reach out to our Raleigh Founded Team to sign up for the next one!

Vaporware

Raleigh Founded Alum, Vaporware creates solutions for any industry, but focuses on B2B SaaS solutions. Learn more about the work they do.

Lithios

Raleigh Founded member, Lithios creates iOS, Android, and Web applications to fit your needs.

RIOT Labs

RIOT Labs is another great resource for developing your first prototype, especially for IOT based products.

Entrepreneurship Garage

Want to make a physical prototype of your product? Raleigh Founded has a relationship with the NC State’s Entrepreneurship Garage’s prototyping lab that will allow members to utilize the space in 2021 to design prototypes.

Big Pixel

Need help bringing your next big idea to life? If you are working to develop an MVP for an app or software, Big Pixel can help you design what you need for an affordable rate and bring it to life.

New Kind

Looking to elevate your brand and marketing but work with a local company? New Kind, a fellow B-Corporation and Raleigh Founded alum, works with all companies but focuses on brand strategy for B2B tech companies.

Pathos Ethos

Pathos Ethos focuses on brand, digital marketing, and product development for companies from all industries and backgrounds. They also have a program to support small and growing businesses from underrepresented communities.

Cris Masselle

With more than 25 years of experience in corporate marketing, Cris has an extensive background in planning and leading comprehensive marketing campaigns. Reach out to the Raleigh Founded team to connect with her today!

BTB Marketing

Have a tech based company and looking for marketing? Connect with Chris Burke local here in Raleigh who specializes in this field.

Oak City Productions

Raleigh Founded Member, OCP can help with photography, video and audio marketing needs. See their portfolio and what they can do for you.

Drive 80 Studios

Need help telling your story. Drive 80 studios can help you refine your story and visually bring it to life. Check out how they’ve helped other companies.

Noel & Co. Go-to-Market Consulting

Noel & Co. is a mission-driven marketing & strategy consultancy (and fellow B Corporation) that works with world-changing organizations to gain the insights they need to nail the right market positioning, value proposition, and marketing strategy to successfully go-to-market.

Devon Lewis Design

If you are looking for high-end design for your logo or website but have a limited budget, Raleigh Founded team member, Devon Lewis works with early stage startups to help them build a solid design foundation. Check out his work.

NC IDEA Labs

NC IDEA Labs is geared towards early stage companies looking for support with customer discovery. Learn more and apply today.

FYSO

FYSO is a 6 month program that helps mission driving entrepreneurs thrive. Learn more.

RAP

RAP Is a 12-week high-touch program that increases the impact of traditional business development resources by connecting you with an industry consortium of more than 80 companies across the IoT technology stack to learn, partner, and bring your product to market. Check them out here.

Launch Raleigh 

Launch Raleigh Offers business training, micro-loans, mentors and networking opportunities to qualified individuals in Southeast Raleigh, North Carolina. Learn more and apply to be a part of their next cohort today!

Adam Shay Accounting 

Raleigh Founded Member, Adam Shay Accounting is a fellow B-Corporations helps companies set up book-keeping and accounting.  Learn more.

Sevrina Tax & Business Services Inc.

Sevrina Tax & Business Services Inc. is a female and minority owned business that has worked with Raleigh Founded companies of all sizes. Contact them today.

HPG

HPG – Hughes Pittman & Gupton is one of the Triangle’s largest locally owned and managed CPA firms and has supported local businesses in the Raleigh Founded community for nearly a decade.

Hutchison PLLC

Hutchison PLLC serves companies of all shapes and sizes and has even created a legal resource guide for early stage businesses. Visit their site to learn more or reach out to a Raleigh Founded team member to access the guide.

Patent Attorneys

Need to file for a patent? Check out this Founded Connect Video with Soto IP to learn more about patents. Or reach out to us to connect with a patent attorney.

Fourscore Business Law

Fourscore Business Law provides strategic legal counsel for entrepreneurs and businesses at critical stages of growth such as venture financing transactions, in the sale and purchase of businesses, and in general corporate matters. Reach out to them for support.

Smith Anderson

Smith Anderson is the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the world.

Wyrick Robbins 

Wyrick Robbins is a full-service law firm with a focus on growth-oriented businesses.

Business Law Clinic 

Get free legal help through an onsite legal clinic, housed at Raleigh Founded and hosted by Campbell Law and Innovate Capital Law. To get assistance, fill out an application here.

Ways to plug into the Raleigh Founded Community

Become a Member

If you want access to all of these resources and more, join our community today! We have coworking, corporate and suite options for teams of all sizes! 

Become a Partner or Sponsor

As a community partner or sponsor you can help support the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Raleigh Founded through: sponsoring membership for members who cannot afford it, sponsoring networking events or programs, offering free or discounted services to members and much more. 

Partners and sponsors are represented on our resource guide, in our app, in our physical space and on social media. Reach out to our team to learn more about becoming a sponsor or partner today! 

Raleigh Founded Jobs Board

If you are looking to hire, Raleigh Founded hosts a start up jobs board to post your openings and seek talent from local colleges and universities. 

 

Still looking for more resources? Some of our partners have some great resources to help you get connected to the community. 

Want to be a part of our resource guide? We list organizations that have worked with Raleigh Founded members and provide tangible value to our community.  We like to build relationships with our partners, so to start that journey, reach out to us today!