New Bull City, Day Five: The rebirth of Durham over the past two decades came through a powerful convergence of people, places, a university, and organizations. Buildings were rebuilt to accommodate new businesses, not tobacco. New structures were added. But the key ingredient is the people: The leaders and organizations who have provided the life blood to turn new and improved buildings into the sites for a new community.
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Heiri Gugger, known around the world as an ag biotech expert, has become managing director of a Research Triangle Park office for Kincannon & Reed, the leading global retained executive search firm serving the agribusiness, food and life science sectors.
New Bull City, Dave Five: In the second of a two-part first-person essay, Matthew Davis talks about the lessons he learned in the failure of GetZeek - a startup with a great idea that failed.
An iPhone application that lets users check levels of blood, protein and other substances in their urine is the first target of U.S. regulators seeking boundaries in a burgeoning industry for medical diagnosis on-the-go.
I can see the merits of a public pitch, as long as its understood that there's a fat line between the pitch you make for investment and the pitch you make for publicity. One has a lot more meaning, the other gets tweeted a lot if you blow it. Durham's Erik Myers was a smash hit despite being "terrified."
Talk about "pop." The Morrisville-based provider of ecommerce services went public today on the NYSE, setting a price of $14 per share on 5.75 million shares. Shares opened at $17.60 and quickly rose more than 30 percent.
The Morrisville-based provider of ecommerce services anticipates going public today on the NYSE, setting a price of $14 per share on 5.75 million shares.
Since 2000, Jim Roberts has been involved in technology startups. He launched entrepreneur bootcamps in Charlotte in 2000, started the entrepreneurial council and angel investor network in Asheville and has worked for NC Department of Commerce and Center of Innovation for NanoBiotechnology.
New Bull City series, Day Four: Alongside all of the many startup technology success stories in Durham over the past two decades, some notable failures have occurred as well. From telecommunications and wireless to app development and videogames, WRALTechWire reviews some of the disappointments - and the lessons learned.
New Bull City, Day Four: Matthew Davis is in the early stages of a new career as director of product marketing at Raleigh-based apps developer StepLeader. But in September 2011, he and a partner launched their own company, GetZeek, through which they hoped to capitalize on mobile coupons. The business failed, and Davis has chosen to share his story of what he calls "the underbelly" of business startups.
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Morrisville-based Overture, a provider of technology and services for Ethernet-based broadband worldwide, is adding new offices after securing new equity financing.