Media Moves

NC site covering news about startups to close

October 10, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

ExitEventExitEvent-Logo2-438x100ExitEvent, a website covering news about North Carolina startups and entrepreneurs, is closing at the end of the month.

The site’s content will be folded into WRALTechWire.

Editor Laura Baverman writes, “As I reflect on my time as editor, I feel proud of the hustle of my small team. We published nearly 1,600 stories and 360 videos on ExitEvent and our social channels. We supported 46 local restaurants, bars and venues through our monthly Startup Social events.

“We formed a unique partnership with RevBoss to create a needed education opportunity called SalesJam. More than 300 entrepreneurs and sales people in the Triangle and Wilmington participated in those events, and we featured nearly 50 local executives and salespeople as speakers.

“We had begun to tell stories of entrepreneurial activity across the state, an effort important for building awareness of the culture of innovation in the Southeast. We inserted ourselves into the political conversation, helping connect entrepreneurs with candidates and our now Governor in an increasingly political business world.

“Featuring diverse founders in our community has been a regular focus for both storytelling and events. There was certainly more work to be done, but I’m proud it was a central conversation at most planning meetings and that we contributed to American Underground’s larger mission of becoming the most diverse tech hub in the world.”

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