The Startup Factory

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Come & Visit

We always welcome local startups to drop by our offices, share ideas, or grab a beer.

Our offices are in the American Underground @ Market.

Here’s the address:
212 W Main St, Suite 209
Durham, NC 27701

Or, you can just use Google Maps.

Office Hours with Chris, Dave or Lizzy

Our team’s always on the run. The best way to make sure we have time to chat is to schedule an appointment during our designated Office Hours. Appointments with Chris Heivly, Dave Neal or Lizzy Hazeltine are available every other week (generally) on Thursday mornings. Sign up for a 30 minute session but if things change for you please cancel the invite so others can get the slot.  Thanks.

Office Hours with Dave Chris or Lizzy

(Psst – Want to be the first to hear about exciting TSF news & events? Use the sign up form to the left to get occasional email updates.)

Not a local?

That’s okay, too. Let’s Google Hangout! Sign up for Office Hours (above), email with your day/time & we will set up a video chat.

Become a Mentor

The backbone of our program and offering to the portfolio companies is access to the best mentors throughout the country with a preference for local advisors. There are many ways to engage as a mentor, from being available for an adhoc meeting to committing to serve as a company’s advisor during the program (1-2 hours per week).

If you have a set of experiences that we can use and have the time & energy to help, please take a few minutes to fill out this form here. Does this feel cold and formal? Apologies as it does look that way. You see we are lucky that we are over-subscribed and thus have the unique ability to match the most relevant (role/function/industry) to our ever-changing portfolio.

We look forward to working with you.


Come and Visit!

We always welcome local startups to drop by our offices, share ideas, or grab a beer. The best way to reach us is by appointment.

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