ExitEvent provides news, information and tools emerging companies and smart investors need to grow their businesses, and in a talk shop kind of way. Based in Durham, we focus on up-and-coming tech metros in North Carolina—Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and the Research Triangle region, with coverage expanding to Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville and Charlotte.

Some things to know:

We are storytellers.  We believe there are powerful stories to be told outside Silicon Valley—especially in North Carolina—and we're committed to telling them and sharing them with the world.

We are industry agnostic. There’s a lot of tech in the Research Triangle area, but we tell stories of any company with high-growth potential and any issue that impacts the newest generation of businesses, for good or bad.

We are editorially independent. ExitEvent is owned by an awesome North Carolina media company called Capitol Broadcasting Company. Though we work alongside 240+ other startups at its American Underground startup campuses, we are committed to telling stories around the Triangle and beyond.

We are by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. ExitEvent is a forum for thought leaders. We invite people in the community to write, photograph or film—sharing their perspective on a trend or industry, offering essential advice for entrepreneurs and investors or telling their own stories. To contribute to ExitEvent, email laura@exitevent.com.

Our address is 201 W. Main Street Suite 004, Durham NC 27701

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Laura Baverman


Laura manages the day-to-day at ExitEvent, writing and editing stories, lining up contributors, overseeing development, business strategizing and representing us in the community. Laura has spent a decade in journalism, most of those years as a business reporter in her hometown Cincinnati. When not engrossed in startup community news and activities, she can be found competing on a tennis court, volunteering at church or adventuring around the Triangle (or the world) with her husband.

Jesica Averhart

Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships

Jes bridges the relationships between the good work taking place within the community (both /public and private) and the innovation and technology ideation taking place daily between companies at American Underground and ExitEvent. Jesica lives in Durham and serves in her church, enjoys cheering on her Buckeyes and traveling. Most importantly, she has a 13-year-old son who keeps life in perspective.

Eric Weireter

Director of Digital Marketing

Eric works at American Tobacco campus as the director of digital marketing, working with the various real estate properties, which include ExitEvent and American Underground. Born and raised in the cornfields of Indiana, he is a Buckeye at heart spending time in Ohio and Pennsylvania prior to calling the Triangle home. When not building the ExitEvent audience, you can find Eric cooking breakfast and frying some delectable, savory potatoes.

Michael English

Sales Associate

Since graduating from North Carolina Central University (Eagle Pride!!!), Michael has been hard at work building his personal and professional experiences from his (other) day job as a physical therapy assistant to building his own startup, GoldMined, while nurturing his side hustle as a DJ. He’s a native of Virginia Beach, VA.

Contact Us

201 W. Main Street Suite 004, Durham NC 27701