Who's Coming

Molly Demarest

Molly Demarest is the Sr. Director of Operations and Finance for the American Underground, a thriving campus for entrepreneurs, based in Durham, NC. Dubbed as the “Startup Capital of the South” by CNBC, the American Underground has grown to serve as a destination for startups, supporting over 300 companies, across 5 locations and 125,000 square feet. Responsible for overseeing operations, finance, and real estate development, she has grown most passionate about the role human centric design plays in influencing interaction and engagement across a community. Molly has a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from Appalachian State University and serves on the Board of Directors for Maureen Joy Charter School, Board of Advisors for Career and Technical Education for Durham Public Schools, and is actively involved in working with the city of Durham and GoTriangle (The Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority) in identifying and implementing innovative mobility solutions to meet the needs of the ever growing American Underground and broader Durham communities.