NC Tech Madness

“ExitEvent and Adzerk partner to launch March Madness-style competition to name the most promising startup in North Carolina.”

Read more at ExitEvent.


American Underground Hires Silicon Valley Connector as Director of Partnerships

Aisha Lewis to Spearhead Growth of the Entrepreneurial Network at Home, Across the Country and Abroad

DURHAM, N.C. (February 20, 2017) – West coast native and Silicon Valley connector Aisha Lewis has been brought aboard to head partnerships for the American Underground. Aisha will begin March 20.

Her role will encompass the management of the American Underground’s portfolio of existing partnerships including Google for Entrepreneurs, Duke University, Coastal Federal, Lincoln Financial, Research Triangle Foundation and Fidelity Labs. She will also be responsible for identifying and pursuing new partnership opportunities designed to support the more than 275 startup companies in the American Underground.

Aisha will expand the post previously held by Jes Averhart, who took over as head of Leadership Triangle in January.

Aisha’s Background

Aisha comes to the American Underground after working most recently on the Residency Program at Code2040 in San Francisco. Prior to that, Aisha worked at LivelyHoods, a startup in Nairobi, Kenya that creates sales jobs for youth in developing urban markets. She also worked for Isidore Electronics Recycling, a Los Angeles based company that provides highly skilled work for previously incarcerated people with an emphasis on environmental responsibility. Aisha earned her degree from the University of Southern California where she graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration.


Our region in the news…The Triangle ranked #7 as on of the BEST places to live!

The Triangle is the seventh best place to live in the United States.

In the U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the 100 most populous metro areas, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area beat out other cities, like Boston, Colorado Springs and Nashville, Tennessee to claim the seventh slot. The central North Carolina metro also ranked seven spots higher than Charlotte, which came in 14th.



Wedgie’s Grand Opening – Wednesday, February 8

Tuesday, February 7 – Closed – Private Event/Training

Wednesday, February 8 – GRAND OPENING

Hours of Operation: 
Monday – 11 am – 4 pm 
Tuesday – Saturday – 11 am – 8 pm 
Sunday – Closed

Featuring fresh made sandwiches, potato salad, broccoli salad, slaw and chocolate chip cookies!

 Locaiton at American Tobacco- Diamond View III, 359 Blackwell Street, Suite 120

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Google Touts Durham Tech Hub w/ New Motion Graphic

The Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE) Partner Network — of which the American Underground is a member — is a group of world class startup accelerators, co-working spaces and educational providers from around the world, which we connect to Google and to each other.  We provide high quality programming, an international network and financial resources to help these organizations grow faster.

GFE partners gain immediate access to high quality Google-led programs like Google Demo Day, an event aimed at showcasing startups from around the world to Silicon Valley investors, and Exchange, an immersion program to help founders gain access to industry experts and new markets. Google’s financial sponsorship is designed to help partner organizations to build out new or successful initiatives such as supporting women in entrepreneurship or hosting Google product trainings, often done in partnership with our local Google employees. 

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Full Frame Announces Partnership with Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and American Tobacco Campus

Partnership presents free documentary screenings through the Full Frame Road Show


CONTACT INFORMATION:  Michelle Benham / Full Frame / /919.433.9802

Durham, N.C. – January 26, 2016 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and the American Tobacco Campus today announced their exciting partnership for the Full Frame Road Show presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and the American Tobacco Campus. The Road Show presents free documentary film screenings to the Triangle community year-round, showcasing contemporary documentary work, and enhancing the public understanding and appreciation of the art form.

“Full Frame, both the festival and theater, are integral pieces of what makes Durham the vibrant, thriving boomtown residents love and visitors can’t get enough of,” says Michael Goodmon, vice president of real estate, Capitol Broadcasting Company. “We’re excited to help share this piece of Durham’s culture and excitement with audiences throughout the Triangle.”

“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Capitol Broadcasting Company and American Tobacco Campus in a way that helps us give back to Durham and the larger Triangle community, who have supported us for so long,” said Full Frame Director Deirdre Haj. “This partnership helps us achieve our mission to make documentaries more accessible to a wider audience, beyond our annual festival. It is an honor to collaborate with a long-standing pillar of the community to nurture conversation with our neighbors.”

Road show screenings take place every Third Friday between May and November at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, and selected other dates at venues throughout the Triangle. In 2016, Road Show screenings were held at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary, the Silverspot Cinema at Chapel Hill, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

The 20th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 6-9, 2017, in Durham, N.C., with Duke University as the presenting sponsor.

About Full Frame

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, N.C., for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the general public. The 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival yielded $2,788,650 for Durham’s local economy, and had a local tax impact of $81,890. Full Frame also promotes the festival’s mission throughout the year by presenting documentary work in the Full Frame Theater and other venues both locally and nationally.

The Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, a nonprofit 501(c)3, and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations, and individual donors whose generosity provides the foundation that makes the event possible. To learn more about the mission of Full Frame, scheduled films, festival tickets, or how to support Full Frame, visit

About American Tobacco Campus

American Tobacco offers one million square feet of premium office space in a historic factory setting bustling with restaurants and businesses as well as the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Featured in US News & World Report as the national model for urban revitalization, the campus serves as a bridge from Durham’s past as one of the Tobacco capitals of the world to its present and future as a knowledge, science and medical capital.

ATC owner Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield Sports) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.


We Can Build It – The Bullpen announces Tap Takeover for a Cause

Great things are happening on Friday nigh @ American Tobaccot! 

Ponysaurus BrewingDurty Bull Brewing Company,Bull Durham Beer Co.Bull City Burger & Brewery, and Fullsteam Brewery will all be under one roof, for one great cause! We hope that you’ll join us, in our combined efforts with Habitat for Humanity of Durham to build a house with beer! Together, we CAN make this happen! Event starts at 7pm at the Bullpen