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A thriving tech startup ecosystem provides a great opportunity to grow jobs and economic stability across North Carolina.  NC TECH is committed to supporting tech startups as they launch and grow in North Carolina. NC TECH serves as a resource by providing tech startups with an executive peer network (TECH CEO Network), recognition opportunities, helpful content, and informative webinars as well as connections with supporters and others who may be of assistance to the startup(s).

NC TECH startups are North Carolina headquartered tech companies, founded within the past 4 years and with 20 or fewer employees.  View NC TECH Startup Members:


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What is the membership option for Tech Startups?

Tech Startups are eligible for a discounted membership rate of $250 annually.  You must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualify for the Technology Member Category.
  • For-profit startup headquartered in NC (including greater Charlotte metro/SC) and legally formed within the last 4 years.
  • 20 or fewer employees.

Tech Startups may renew their membership at the discounted rate until they no longer meet the criteria listed above.


Is there an opportunity to support NC TECH for Startups?

Yes, companies and organizations can support and connect with tech startups by committing to be a Startups Annual Supporter.



For more information about NC TECH for Startups, reach out to Michelle Calton.