Doug Speight takes on new role with American Underground-Big Top merger

Many Knoxvillians and Oak Ridgers remember Doug Speight who was a colleague of mine at Oak Ridge National Laboratrory. WRAL TechWire reports that American Underground (AU), the Durham-based start-up and entrepreneurial hub that Speight led, is merging with Big Top, a Triangle-based networking platform and events series for start-ups. Speight, who had served as AU’s executive director, is taking on a new role as Head of Growth and Start-up Programs. Click here for the full story.

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