Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Entrepreneurs offered new take on Stampede

From Laura Oleniacz & The Herald-Sun

The organizers of an initiative designed to draw entrepreneurs to Durham are planning to launch another program that they hope will draw start-up business applicants from across the country.

The program, called “The Smoffice,” is the third project from the organizers of a program first launched in the spring of this year under the name the “Bull City Startup Stampede.” The Stampede offered free office space and other incentives to a group of entrepreneurs for 60 days.

The Smoffice, an initiative of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and the downtown revitalization-focused Downtown Durham Inc. to market Durham as a hub for entrepreneurs, will give only one start-up business a chance at free office space downtown, but for six months.

“We’re giving a startup six months of free space in the world’s smallest office,” said Adam Klein, director of strategic initiatives for the chamber.

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