Dec. 09, 2012 @ 02:21 PM

Durham-based lawyer joins Cherokee Challenge advisory board
RALEIGH – When the Cherokee Challenge begins reviewing applications for its 2013 class this spring, the newest member of its advisory board will be attorney/consultant Houston Barnes.
The Cherokee Challenge, a green technology accelerator designed to identify, fund and develop high-impact environmental startup businesses, provides chosen companies with flex-space, facilities at Cherokee Investments and seed funding of $20,000, according to a news release.
Barnes first became involved with the Challenge in 2012 when the program accepted one of his clients, Sanitation Creations. Barnes' firm works with many startups and early stage companies, as Barnes provides not only legal services, but also a wide variety of mentoring and consulting services.
Barnes is an attorney and business strategy consultant.  He is founding member of The Barnes Law Firm, which opened its first permanent office in Sutton Station near The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, in a space primarily occupied by Tri Pillar Investments.