Between the mountains on one side and the sea on the other, North Carolina is a central hub for modern day innovation. Countless companies have laid their roots in the state. Raleigh is the state capital and acts as the central point for all new ideas flowing across the region. This article will look 50 Raleigh based startups and small businesses that are new services and pushing the state forward into the world of tomorrow.
440 Gentleman Supply
440 Gentleman Supply is a company based in Raleigh that produces hand made and locally crafted leather goods. The products are inspired by a mix of classic items and modern infrastructure, and offer a broad appeal to consumers who seek something different.
BaySix is a print company who works with clients to get their name label on products such as cups and shirts. They are based in Raleigh, but take orders from all over the country.
Benny Ts Vesta
Benny Ts Vesta brings a new flavor to classic foods. They produce the world’s first dry hot sauce brand. They promises to enrich the flavor of food in ways that normal hot sauce fails to cover.
Big Boss Brewing Company
Big Boss Brewing Company is bringing a local charm to a classic favorite product. They are a local brewery that provides its consumers with a unique taste of local charm in their Beer.
Black and White Coffee Roasters
There are countless coffee shops around the city, but Black and White Coffee Roasters gives consumers the ability to enjoy their coffee when and where they choose. The consumer can enjoy a cup of coffee in the shop or at home through a subscription home delivery program.
The Boss Manatee
The Boss Manatee is an organization of young bright minds who question the norms of society practices around us. They aim to help people approach the world with greater critical thinking, and in-turn encourage more free thinking about what happens every day.
BrewPublik is a catering service that brings the finest beers, wine, and coffees to events all around the country. They offer a range of options to suit the needs of any client who comes seeking their services.
North Carolina has a rich textile industry, and Clique Publique aims to take advantage of this local culture. They design and create a line of unique bags that consumers can’t find anywhere else. The company has recently began expanding into the global sphere.
In a world full of manufactured products, Clyde Oak takes a step back and offers products built around the fundamentals of nature. It will help consumers feel one with the outdoors as they enjoy the beauty of open nature.
Collegiate Skate Tour
Collegiate Skate Tour has a mission to expose more people to skateboarding as a key component of life. The company strives to demonstrate how skateboarding improves one’s education and discipline. It gives riders something to focus on, and an activity that can be done anywhere.
Compost Now is a company that wants to ensure no food goes to waste. They will give households a container for disposing of food, and switch it out every single day. The wasted food gets turned into compost for farms and gardens around the country.
Craft Habit Raleigh
Craft Habit Raleigh is a business built around the love and joy of crafting from hand. Between stones and beads, they are sure to have something to fit any consumer’s taste. The business recently celebrated the anniversary of its first physical store location.
CrankArm Brewery is a unique business that combines the concepts of bicycling and stopping on the side of the road for a drink. Their beer won the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, and has since become a local staple of the community. Consumers regularly stop by to relax or check out an event that day.
Designbox is a service that will make their client’s dream product a reality. They are committed to fostering long term partnerships that have the potential to be successful, and they have the resources to plan out marketing strategies for domestic and international consumers.
Edge of Urge
Edge of Urge is focused on bringing innovate products to more consumers. They are able to brand certain products with whatever letters the consumer wants. Edge of Urge works hard to keep a work culture of creativity and diversity in the products they make. An idea will always appeal to someone out there.
Endless Sun Produce
Endless Sun Produce is a small locally grown farming business in the center of Raleigh. The owners use a technique known as the hydroponics system where the rain water from outside enters a closed-loop system. Then the produce gives off zero runoff back into the environment. This unique farming technique has given the owners national attention.
Unlike much of the competition, Escazu Chocolate has embraced the coco bean as a means to create unique blends of chocolate. The location gets its charm from the farming background of its owners, the passion put into making new products, and the unusual nature of the food in a city environment.
Gather Goods Co.
Gather Goods Co. is s business that puts effort into both the creation and teaching of skills. They have an online shop to sell unique household goods, while at the same offering classes and special events at a physical location. The business has a passion for sharing knowledge about creating innovate products.
Gizmo Brew Works is another brewery located in the heart of Raleigh. They have it all from unique craft brews, to events, live music, and food trucks. The business is a popular hot sport for local residents and college students alike.
Happy + Hale
Happy + Hale is a business with the goal of bringing healthier food choices to the average consumers. They want costumers to enjoy their food, and leave with a refreshed smile on their face. The owners find that eating healthy is one of the best things we can do for our body.
Headbands of Hope
Headbands of Hope is a business that believes in the power of giving back. They sell headbands and small appeal for girls and children alike. However for every item sold, they give a headband to a child with cancer. A little piece of clothing has the power to leave a positive impression on anyone.
House of Swank Clothing
House of Swank Clothing is a clothing business that lets consumers show off their love for North Carolina. They offer shirt designs that highlight both various positive aspects of the state and the common satirical stereotypes.
Just For Kiix
Just For Kiix aims to solve of the issue persevering heels for a women’s shoe. This business offers protection that makes it more comfortable to wear, and to aid in extending the lifespan of the heel.
North Carolina is known for its beautiful mountains, and Lawson Hammock aims to give consumers the best experience possible. The business offers consumers a hammock that doubles as a tent. This cuts down the supplies needed to bring while providing versatility to someone’s experience.
Lisa Stewart Designs
Lisa Stewart Designs offers exotic interior designs. It allows for consumers to express themselves through whichever cultural or time period lens they enjoy. The business brings the beauty of the world into any home.
Lonerider Brewing Company
Lonerider Brewing Company is a brewery that specializes in the individual experience of enjoying a good drink. They have only refined their formula approach over the past decade in business.
Martian Creations is a business built around the idea of making something from nothing. The nature appeal of the items makes it very attractive to consumers who want a little more green in their life
Moon & Lola
Moon & Lola is a business that prides itself on giving the consumer a personalized experience. They offer jewelry and accessories that will appeal to all kinds of consumers. The costumer can then ask for any letters they want to be embroiled on the item.
North Carolina is certainly known for its hot and humid climate in the summer time. This means numerous consumers will seek out mosquito repellent spray such as Murphy’s Naturals. This naturally made protect boasts being safer and more effective compared to the competition.
Nello’s Sauce is a pasta sauce that helps to give food a homemade taste. The product uses the most fundamental ingredients to help enhance cooking, and bring back the natural hidden flavor of dishes
Oak City Coffee Roasters
Oak City Coffee Roasters offers locally grown and locally produced coffee for the residents. They offer free delivery around the city on Friday, and a shop for customers to check out on most days of the week.
Oak City Cycling
Oak City Cycling Project is a business that wish to increases the number of individuals riding bikes, in addition to upping the amount of events and services offered to bike riders in the area.
Pinetop Distillery is a business that wishes to put the local aspect back into liquor production. They use hand crafted and local crops for their product, along with a classic traditional recipe to bring it all together.
The Raleigh Brewing Company
The Raleigh Brewing Company wants to bring life back into the local beer scene. This company wants to embrace the local culture, and share that through the beers they are able to craft.
The Raleigh City Farm
The Raleigh City Farm is a facility right in the heart of the region. This is an organization that enjoys sharing the joys of agriculture with a young generation. A good healthy community is one that keeps producing food by hand.
The Raleigh Coffee Company
The Raleigh Coffee Company wishes to foster personal growth and inspiration through creating a positive environment with Coffee. They have the resources and the techniques to create unique blends for anyone’s taste.
Raleigh Denim + Workshop
Raleigh Denim + Workshop is a business that offers the classic denim jeans and clothes with a local spin on the product. The simplicity of the clothes is a major draw for consumers.
Raleigh Rum Company
Raleigh Rum Company offers Rum all across in the state in alcohol and ABC stores. They believe in the value and popularity of this classic drink.
Raleigh Soapery is a company provides the area with all kinds of soap products. They offer everything from coco soap, to beer soap, and even breakfast soap. The business offers something for everyone.
Salming USA is a company that offers consumers with new ways to stay in shape during physical activity. They offer well built athletic shoes, clothing, and supplies so that everyone can train feeling safe.
Slingshot Coffee is a coffee shop in the area that offers a product unlike anything else. They serve coffee as a soda using locally grown resources. A visit to this business is sure to leave consumers with a new experience.
North Carolina has its fair share of nature to explore and experience. This is where Sluice Gear comes into play with their highly versatile hammocks. It allows users to enjoy the scenery of nature from any location.
Steampunk Stewie is a business on a mission to bring leather goods into the lives of more consumers. Their traditional appeal stands in sharp contrast to the design of modern day goods.
Stockton Graham & Co.
There are plenty of coffee shops out there, but few places like Stockton Graham & Co., whose mission is to help people run their own shop. They provide tips on how to find the ingredients, improve brewing technique, and ways to stand out from the crowd of other shops.
In the Raleigh area is a brewery named Tribucha who uses a ten step method to producing their product. They use only the best ingredients, techniques, and add a dose of passion to create a unique blend for customers to enjoy.
Undercover Colors is a service that offers a small tablet to insert in your drink at parties and events. It will show if your drink has been tempered with in any way due to the chemical reaction the drug will produce in the liquid.
Unity Outfitters is a lingerie business that puts the needs of our bodies above all else. They offer clothes that are size-inclusive, use natural materials, remain conformable to sleep in, and most importantly they won’t hurt your wallet to buy. The safe fabric means any consumer can try them on without fear.
The Videri Chocolate Factory
The Videri Chocolate Factory is a business in the heart of Raleigh that converts beans into high quality chocolate for consumer consumption. They offer tours of their factory and sell some of the finest chocolate one can find in the region.
Zass Design is a business that uses recycled materials to create unique bracelets and necklace designs for consumers to wear. They have spent over a decade redefining what it means to re-purpose a wasted product.