Why Founded?

Founded Communities is on a mission to foster inclusive communities of entrepreneurs who create lasting social and economic impact.

Ten years of impact

Raleigh Founded is a coworking and office space built for business owners to start and grow their companies. We have an extensive network of industry experts, angel investors, and a collaborative community where you can grow your personal and professional connections. Check out one of our upcoming events or visit our jobs board to see new opportunities in the business ecosystem.

Hear from Mayor Baldwin, Tom Miller of NC State University, and more on the impact that Raleigh Founded has had over the past 10 years!

Meet the team

Lauren Romer
Founded Communities Executive Director
Rebekah Gregg
Lauren Hackett

Meet the founders

Jes Lipson
Founding Partner
Jason Widen
Founder in Residence
Brooks Bell
Founding Partner
Christopher Gergen
Founding Partner