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Bull City Startup Stampede

It may sound like a reality TV show, but itís way cooler.

The Startup Stampede selects a handful of aspiring entrepreneurs from hundreds of applicants and brings them to downtown Durham for 60 days. They share office space, Wi-Fi and a common goal - build their concept into a company. During the program they meet with lawyers, bankers, marketers and proven entrepreneurs to refine their business plans and understand what success will take.

For the Durham Chamber, the Startup Stampede got a promising flock of entrepreneurs engaged in the chamber and excited about Durham on a shoestring budget. Along the way they won significant media attention, reached a large non-traditional audience, and involved dozens of business and community partners.

To get up-to-speed fast on this innovative program, check out this presentation with integrated audio:

Roping Young Start-Ups: A Case Study of the Bull City Stampede
Speaker: Adam Klein, Startup Strategist, Greater Durham (NC) Chamber
Orignially recoreded 12/1/11

Social Media

For a quick taste of the Stampede, check them out on YouTube.

You can also follow the Startup Stampede on Twitter @StartupStampede or check out their Facebook Page

Earned Media

A series on the Startup Stampede and the companies that grew from it was featured in The Atlantic, links below:

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