The Bull City's startup resurgence

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Patrick Sheegog

What's happening in our hometown's startup ecosystem

A month ago, I sat in Durham’s Carolina Theatre for the Rise of the Rest Tour with Steve Case, former AOL co-founder. The historic theater dates back to 1926 and has witnessed the city’s history: tobacco boom, desegregation and the recent economic recession. Leading the “fireside chat”, Case spoke of underdog stories and cities coming back from the brink. With tech startups sprouting with increasing gusto, Durham has been home to their successes and privy to their growing pains. Tech leaders miss out on the city’s history—to their detriment.

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