Rachael Meleney

Startup Lab Program Coordinator in Durham, North Carolina

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Durham native and Journalism/Entrepreneurship graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Currently: Program Coordinator for the Startup Lab, a behavioral economics-centered incubator at Duke's Center for Advanced Hindsight (research center led by Dan Ariely).

Previously: Supported The Startup Factory, a seed fund and accelerator program that was a catalyst for Downtown Durham's startup scene.

Developed and pitched media-related ventures for Reese News Lab at UNC's School of Media and Journalism.

Choreographed for Star Heels Dance Team and ModernExtension Dance Company.


Enamored with the entrepreneurial mind. Obsessive over all things beautiful. Constantly seeking creative outlets.

Interest in startups, entrepreneurship education, interior design, event planning.

Strive for a life full of dancing, cheesecake, and understanding.

  • Education
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill