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Startup and Play Fall Kick-off

Startup and Play

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Startup and Play Fall Kick-off

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The Big Idea

Our main goal is to help create a groundswell of support for consumer-facing Triangle startups. We passionately believe that the Triangle community is stronger if we all work together. As such, we want to connect all of the cool, young companies directly with the community at large and with each other. Ultimately, we want to help bridge the Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh ecosystems through a collective celebration of entrepreneurship!

What To Expect

A lot of fun, an activity such as a giant game of Paper Rock Scissors, food and beverages, about 200 other awesome people, and a dozen amazing local startup companies. StartUpandPlay is best described as an adult science fair. Trust us, just come on out! You'll be glad you did.

Where and When

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the HQ (formerly known as the Hub) in Raleigh.

The fun begins at 6PM! (Please do your best to not arrive early. We scramble right at 5PM to get everything set up and ready to roll in an hour. Showcasers are setting up, we're moving chairs and tables, and folks at HQ are finishing up their work)

Showcasing Companies

We are still looking for a few awesome startups to showcase their amazing companies on Sept 4th. If you'd like to get your startup in front of 100+ people and have fun while doing it, than apply to showcase here

Sponsors + Partners:


Triangle Entrepreneurship Week -

TEW2013 is Sept 9 -13! Use the coupon code "TEW_STARTUP" to save 50% on registration.

We bring together entrepreneurial communities to provide resources, knowledge and connections for businesses to succeed through one week of local leaders, investors, supporters and entrepreneurs sharing their knowledge, resources, and connections during our sessions and events.


HQ Raleigh - HQ Raleigh is a physical space / coworking space that is designed to provide an environment that empowers, fosters, and cultivates companies that produce long-term job growth and positive social impact. HQ Raleigh addresses two challenges that entrepreneurs face: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable office space. Learn More >>

FanBase - Our mission at FanBase is to help companies build and grow a base of fans – those who support you, praise you, tell friends about you, and ultimately buy from you. With our help you will hit a homerun, or better yet, a grand slam! But how do you turn ordinary contacts into fans? That’s where we enter in the game. We help you through our CRM (customer relationship management) and email marketing application, along with our internet marketing services and professionally managed websites. Learn More >>

Raleigh Economic Development - Need we say anything more than "Derrick Minor" Learn More >>

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When & Where

HQ Raleigh
711 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Startup and Play

Startup and Play is a quarterly social that brings 8-12 local startup consumer companies and organizations out to meet and greet with the community. There is no agenda and anyone can attend. Should you come? Absolutely. If you don't? Well you'll have three months to regret your decision.

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