Local Resources

Each of the entities below are meaningful and relevant contributors fostering entrepreneurship and capital formation in the RTP region (and beyond). We highly encourage both entrepreneurs and investors to utilize and support these invaluable community resources.

CED Logo: Start Something

NC Idea grants

The Small Business and Technology Development Center

The First Flight Center


National Resources

The following National Resources provide valuable insight and information as related to new ventures.

Paul Graham Essays
A good collection of essays about start-ups.

Angel Capital Association
A professional trade association of angel groups focused on supporting the growth, financial stability, and investment success of member angel groups.

Angel Capital Education Foundation
A charitable organization devoted to education of angel investors and to collecting and disseminating data and information on angel investors and angel investing groups founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Kauffman Foundation
The entrepreneur’s trusted guide to high growth

PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree
Great source of industry & regional information. Online results of Price Waterhouse’s comprehensive quarterly survey of venture capital investments in the US.

Small Business Administration
Don’t overlook an abundance of well-organized information on this comprehensive site.

National Venture Capital Association
NVCA’s site contains information on its over 400 member firms, representing the majority of venture capital invested in U.S.-based companies.