Triangle startup spaces flourish by bringing entrepreneurs together

Originally published in The News & Observer

DURHAM - The founder and CEO of software startup ArchiveSocial is convinced that being an American Underground tenant is good for employee morale and helps the company recruit top talent.

“It’s just a really cool space. It sets you apart,” said Anil Chawla.

He proceeds to tick off key features at the Underground’s West Main Street site in downtown Durham that houses his 12-employee business, including: a banana-yellow slide that connects the first floor and the basement; an outdoor patio on the roof complete with a bar; and a lounge area chock-full of wide-screen TV’s that’s especially popular during March Madness.

And then there are the intangibles that come with being surrounded by other startups. Read more.