Welcome to the sixth annual Triangle Tweeners List! This list features ~230 startups in the Triangle (the North Carolina high-tech Research Triangle Park corridor that includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) that I call Tweeners. What’s a Tweener? Read on….

Note: New this year I am starting a Tweener themed newsletter. This static page will stay here, but updates and news plus event announcements will be available there.

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About two weeks ago, I pondered in a tweet:

Before I could think more about it, the kind folks at Blue Recruit whipped together a simple MVP (minimum-viable-product). That basically did three things:

  1. Allowed volunteers to sign-up
  2. Allowed those ‘at risk’ and ‘in need’ to raise their hand
  3. Showed a list of folks ‘in need’

The idea is what’s called a three-sided marketplace — folks in need, those that can give $/items and those that can give time/services. Also, like any MVP, it’s important to start small and scale up. The idea is to figure this out in Raleigh and…


Note: This is now the old Tweener list and has been replaced by the shiny new 2021 Triangle Tweener List that lives here as of April 8, 2021.

Before you head over there, be sure to sign up for our ‘new for 2021’ Tweener newsletter available here: tweener.substack.com. If you are interested in seeing the older 2020 list that covers the activity from 2019, we leave it here in it’s entirety for historical preservation.

Welcome to the fifth annual Triangle Tweeners List! This list features ~150 startups in the Triangle (the North Carolina high-tech Research Triangle Park corridor that includes…


On January 23rd, 2019, we hosted the first annual Tweener List Celebration a the North Carolina Museum of Natural History (aka the dinosaur museum). I’ve been working on this Tweener idea since 2015/2016 and it was really rewarding to take Tweeners to the next level by hosting the first ever (and hopefully not the first and only) Tweener event. In this post, I wanted to share the highlights of the evening and most importantly, the winners of the 2019 Tweener Awards.


1/31/2020 NOTE This is the 2019 Tweener list. The latest and greatest Tweener vintage is 2020 and you can find that list here. I leave the old lists ‘up’ so that we capture the trends over time and you can see the progression.

(NOTE: We had our first annual Tweener event after the list was published and that is detailed here).

Welcome to the fourth annual Triangle Tweeners List! This list features ~150 startups in the Triangle (the North Carolina high-tech Research Triangle Park corridor that includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) that I call Tweeners. What’s a Tweener? …


NOTE: This is the 2018 Tweener list. The latest and greatest Tweener vintage is 2019 and you can find that list here. Also, we had our first Tweener event in 2019 and you can read about that here.

Welcome to the 2018 Triangle Tweener list!

This is an annual list ( a little late this year -sorry!) that I publish to catalog and help draw attention to the rising tech startups in the Triangle (The North Carolina high-tech corridor that includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill). I created the Triangle Tweeners in 2016 and published it on Exit Event for…

Scot Wingo

CEO of Spiffy (www.getspiffy.com) and Co-Founder/Executive Chairman of ChannelAdvisor

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