There are a few programs worth discussing right now. So this is a road trip to some new communities to measure interest in these fast moving opportunities.
Worth mentioning are the New Ventures Accelerator (http://www.newventuresnc.com/about-challenge/) and the US Ignite NC Reverse Pitch (http://www.IgniteNC.co). There is over $1M in both funding and awards available between these programs.
If you are interested in the crossroads of UX and Startups in NC, this could be a good meeting for you to attend.