Why did you start your business in North Carolina?
The community as a whole is willing to help. I heard Steve Case mention this at the Rise of the Rest event in early 2015. At first I thought it was just crowd fodder, but as I started to dig in and explore I found it to be very true. People here are less threatened by others and more willing to see how we can collaborate. People here genuinely want to see you succeed.
What is the best part about running your business in your community?
I work out of my house in Cary, coffee shops around the triangle, HQ Raleigh previously, and I've spent a considerable amount of time at The Frontier with Bunker Labs (accelerator for veterans). It is easy to run into people here that can make your day, whether it's lending an ear, swapping war stories, or finding ways to add value to each other's projects.
What do you believe your North Carolina community has that other startup hubs can’t offer?
In 3 words, how would you describe the entrepreneurial culture in NC?
Accessible • Smart • Mentors