Pete Kofod

The Sixth Flag

Pete Kofod

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Why did you start your business in North Carolina?

Raleigh, North Carolina has a great balance of talent, ease of doing business, cost of living and quality of life.  Asking top talent to move to or stay in Raleigh is not a tough sell.  Ease of access to air travel.

What is the best part about running your business in your community?

Downtown Raleigh has energy.  It is a place where talented professionals, both young and seasoned, enjoy working and relaxing.

What do you believe your North Carolina community has that other startup hubs can’t offer?

It really is a combination of academic spinout opportunities, diverse and well run communities, and cost of living that has stayed reasonable.

In 3 words, how would you describe the entrepreneurial culture in NC?

Focused – on solving real world problems • Friendly – the entrepreneurial climate is collegial • Connected – NC entrepreneurs have to engage the world early in the process

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