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NC Business Accelerators

Below are NC-based business accelerators offering specialized facilities, business expertise and support to help launch your ideas.

  • Alexander Business Suites - provides businesses with professionally furnished offices, receptionist, internet, phone, mail and conference facilities.
  • Alexandria Innovation Center (RTP) - laboratory and office suites for mid-stage life science companies with flexible, adaptable, and interconnected laboratory suites.
  • BD Technologies BioVenture Center - provides early stage companies access to research infrastructure and professional networking.
  • Bull City Forward - provides resources, relationships, and knowledge to social entrepreneurs.
  • Cherokee McDonough Challenge - a startup competition and accelerator designed to identify, fund and develop early-stage environmental start-ups.
  • First Flight Venture Center - technology incubator with office and laboratory space to serve the needs of up to 40 early stage companies. Services include management guidance and mentoring.
  • Groundwork Labs - provides a community of professionals and peers for selected entrepreneurs to test their idea and get expert guidance.
  • The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences - provides emerging companies with access to a research facility as well as scientific and business development support.
  • HQ Raleigh - shared workspace for startup companies with private suites, co-working space, conference and multipurpose rooms, and full-service kitchen.
  • InField Medical -  a medical device incubator and brokerage.
  • Launch Chapel Hill - startup accelerator with shared office space, mentoring, and business services.
  • NC State University Technology Incubator - provides offices and laboratory space, and plenty of common areas for collaboration, meetings, and relaxation.
  • Park Research Center - 75,000 sq ft, thirteen building campus with office and laboratory space in the heart of Research Triangle Park.
  • The Startup Factory - 12-week startup accelerator with seed capital, hands-on mentorship and access to network of advisors.
  • Start Up Stampede - provides early stage companies 60 days of free space and community of peers.
  • UNCW CREST Research Park - flexible, modular, turnkey research laboratory space for startup or established life sciences companies, government agencies and universities working in biotechnology, analytical, environmental, marine or pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Wet Labs