Upcoming Innovation and Entrepreneurship Events

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Business, events | 0 comments

- ServiceTrade Product Launch + Beer & BBQ Celebration – Thursday, May 9th, 4 – 8pm at ServiceTrade HQ – More Info

- Himalayan Happy Hour - Friday, May 10th, 5 – 8pm at Feelgoodz TreeHouse/HQ – Details Here

- Nello’s “Our Hearts Beat Hunger” bash and food drive - Saturday, May 11th, 3 – 6pm – More Info

- RTP 180: Marketing in the Triangle – Wednesday, May 22nd, 6 – 8pm at RTP HQ – Details Here

- Triangle-AAUGA (Animation User Group) Networking Meeting – Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm at Natty Greene’s – More Info

- PechaKucha Night Raleigh Vol. 14 – Thursday, May 23rd, 6:40-10:00pm at VAE – Details Here

- Crowdfunding Weekend | Triangle – Saturday, May 25th at American Underground – Details Here

- Startup and Play: Startup Summer – Wednesday, May 29th, 6 – 9pm at RTP HQ – More Info

- CityCamp NC 2013 – Thursday & Friday, May 30-31st at Hunt Library on Centennial Campus – Details Here

- Time Warp 2013 – Saturday, June 1st, 6-10pm at COR Museum – More Info

- Paradoxos 2013 – Thursday & Friday, June 6-7th in Downtown Durham – More Info + Website

Derrick P. Minor
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager
City of Raleigh, Economic Development
(919) 996-3129 – Direct

Twitter: @DerrickMinor

LinkedIn: Derrick Minor

The Entrepreneur Must Lead: VIDEO

Courage Cocktail Radio Interview: AUDIO

Upcoming Events Schedule: HERE

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Local Entrepreneur Launches New Company, FanBase

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Business | 0 comments



Raleigh entrepreneur releases FanBase; expectant to hit e-marketing homeruns 

RALEIGH, NC, May 1, 2013 – North Carolina native, marketing guru and web designer, Will Hardison has led his team to victory. With an online application business months in the making, Hardison and his colleagues are proud to announce the launch of FanBase, LLC.

As the founder and CEO of MEDIAPLUG, formerly an innovative marketing firm in Indianapolis, Hardison gained extreme exposure to the world of new media and marketing, therefore jumping into start-up project number two: FanBase, LLC.

FanBase is a simplistic web application that can be accessed from anywhere in the world and focuses largely on assisting marketers with their email marketing efforts. But, let’s not stop there. This Customer Relationship Management tool fully integrates contact management/organization, email marketing, comprehensive analytics and reports into one system. FanBase also offers marketers a wide arrange of customized drip campaigns. Not to mention unlimited users and contacts? Sign me up, coach!

Hardison’s parents first knew he had an entrepreneurial spirit when he started an online shoe company out of their humble home in Indianapolis. Since then, Hardison has aspired to more than shoes, but still has quite an impressive collection of kicks stacked up, to say the least.

Hardison has plans to grow this online application and his future web product line nationally, but in the meantime is focused on hitting e-marketing home runs with local Raleigh business owners. “Helping those right here in my back yard is my primary focus at the moment. There’s enough business in Raleigh to provide a solid foundation for FanBase” said Hardison.

For more information on FanBase, and to support Raleigh local entrepreneur Will Hardison, visit

Contact Information:

FanBase, LLC.

2112 Scarlet Maple Drive, Raleigh, NC

(877) 242-6090

About FanBase, LLC 

FanBase, LLC is a forward-thinking national cross-channel digital marketing software system that encourages organizations to communicate with their customers through email marketing. FanBase largely specializes in CRM and is known for its superior quality customer service and the mission dedicated to the growth of their client’s fan base. FanBase is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, visit

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