Startup Stage

Hosted BySharon McCloud

Startup founders who haven’t had access to capital, dream chasers who don’t have the network to get in front of venture capitalists, underrepresented entrepreneurs who will give their best pitch for their companies in front of 5 Triangle (Raleigh Durham NC) investors who can make their dreams a reality. But are the entrepreneurs ready? And will the investors share the vision for their companies?

Startup founders who haven’t had access to capital, dream chasers who don’t have the network to get in front of venture capitalists, underrepresented entrepreneurs who will give their best pitch for their companies in front of 5 Triangle (Raleigh Durham NC) investors who can make their dreams a reality. But are the entrepreneurs ready? And will the investors share the vision for their companies?


All Episodes

Can WeMovv Be the Uber of Rural Transportation?

Dante Evans has been in the transportation industry for 32 years, many of those driving a bus, and he sees a problem. People in rural communities don’t have access...

Personalized Books to Solve Underrepresentation in Children’s Literature (Keepsake Tales)

“When you look at the, the children’s literature market today, you see large groups of children that are excluded. When you’re not able to see yourself in a children’s...

Food Scientist Adds Nutrients to Family’s Secret Recipe (Num Num Sauce)

Food scientist Michael Lloyd, CEO of Num Num Sauce, wants to change condiments to make them healthy. He started with his grandfather’s recipes from 40 years ago, then developed...

Do the Investors Want a Slice of This Blue Ribbon Pie Company? (Slice Pie Company)

Kristen Cleve is the owner of Slice Pie Company, and she’s all over the Triangle. Winning the Blue Ribbon in the NC State Fair, in local magazines, and even...

Can AI Make the Home Lending Process Less Painful? (Home Lending Pal)

Getting a home mortgage is an extremely painful process, and once you’re approved, you feel locked in without ever knowing if you could have found better terms.  Steven Better,...

Is Drop-In Childcare a Scalable Business? (Kate’s Korner)

Kate Goodwin, founder of Kate’s Korner Drop-In Childcare in Durham NC, has over 30 years in daycare experience and is ready to take the leap to entrepreneurship.  She’s building...

Startup Stage Trailer

Startup founders who haven’t had access to capital, dream chasers who don’t have the network to get in front of venture capitalists, underrepresented entrepreneurs who will give their best...