Why did you start your business in North Carolina?
I founded Imaginovation, a web and mobile development firm, in 2011 with my brother-in-law, Michael Georgiou. We both consider North Carolina home and wanted to grow our business here. I've lived here for over 25 years, so it was also a logical choice. Our families are here as well and their support has been critical to Imaginovation's success.
What is the best part about running your business in your community?
Imaginovation is located in Raleigh, which is one of the top cities to live in America right now. The tech sector is flourishing with successful startups. We work out of 2 tech hubs, one called HQ Raleigh and the other Industrious, both are so modern and sleek, they make going into the office fun. Being around so many entrepreneurs is inspiring!
What do you believe your North Carolina community has that other startup hubs can’t offer?
The best BBQ! The Pit is about 20 feet away from our office and has some of the best BBQ in Raleigh, in my opinion!
In 3 words, how would you describe the entrepreneurial culture in NC?
Fresh • Opportunistic • Burgeoning