Murals Brighten American Underground

In 2022, American Underground added two murals to enrich the public areas of their offices. North Carolina artists Sean Kernick and Candy Carver each painted very different and dynamic pieces for the campus. “The murals were part of a larger space refresh project earlier this year, which also included new amenities like phone booths, a […]

American Underground Expands Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Last week American Underground kicked off the next iteration of their Idea to Entrepreneur program, helping support and mentor up-and-coming creators.  AU ran the program as a two-day event last year and scaled it up to a three-month endeavor this year. “The AU has always been a home for early stage entrepreneurs,” said AU Executive […]

Triangle Startup Guide exclusive: Inside the American Underground

WRAL-TV Streaming Anchor/Producer Editor Meghan Glova penned this piece about one of CBC’s Durham divisions, American Underground, for WRAL TechWire. In an exclusive interview with WRAL Techwire, American Underground’s Executive Director Tim Scales shares what’s different about American Underground.  “The AU leads with a mission that all members should be welcomed, known, and involved,” said Scales. “In practice, this […]

2022 Black Founders Exchange at American Underground Open for Applications

Applications for the seventh annual Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange are now open. This week-long immersion program at American Underground in Durham, NC is designed to move companies with a high-growth, scalable model from initial product to successfully raising seed capital with their business. Apply by July 11 at BlackFounders.co AU Director of Programs Garry Lyon explained how the […]

American Underground Releases 2021 Annual Report

American Underground 2021 Annual Report

The data is in, and American Underground is sharing in their latest annual report with information collected between October 2020 and September 2021. The team says, “Our favorite stat is that 52% of AU member companies are led by a woman and/or a person of color, the highest percentage since we began measuring back in 2014.” […]

American Underground-based firms raise $97.4M, create 402 jobs in one year

American Underground - Google Hub

The 189 member companies of the American Underground have raised more than $97 million and created 402 new jobs between Oct. 2020 and Sept. 2021, according to a report the organization shared with WRAL TechWire, prior to making it publicly accessible. Further, demand for startup coworking facilities is high, said Tim Scales, the director of […]

Try American Underground, Free Coworking Day on October 14

American Underground Free Coworking Day

Come spend a day coworking at American Underground and learn about the many amenities for members. Whether you’re looking for a change of scene or just want to try out the AU, come for Free Coworking Day on Thursday, October 14, 2021. “We hosted our first Free Coworking Day in September and were blown away […]

AU’s Tim Scales Talks Growth, Community and Looking Ahead with GrepBeat

Tim Scales

The online Triangle tech news source GrepBeat recently featured American Underground Director of Growth Tim Scales on its online site. When Brooks Malone, who penned the piece, asked Scales  what exciting thing has happened recently for him or AU, Scales cited two things. “I think what’s remarkable about the pandemic is that we are emerging […]

AU Black Founder Exchange Program Open For Applications, Deadline July 19

American Underground Black Founders Exchange

The American Underground’s Black Founder Exchange program is currently accepting applications…but they close in less than a week.  Led by American Underground, this week-long immersion program empowers Black founders by providing curated community, connections, and content designed to build sustainable, revenue producing companies. 94% of participating companies from the past 5 years are still operational. […]

American Underground, Raleigh Founded team up on special offer to each other’s customers

American Underground and Raleigh Founded are teaming up to allow their respective customers to utilize office space and services at the other firm’s sites at little or no charge. ​ American Underground operates in Durham. Raleigh Founded is based in Raleigh. The firms say they are responding to growing demand for colocation space and office services in the wake of the […]