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Premium Lock Triangle business, economic teams ramp up Amazon HQ2 project bid

Research Triangle Regional Partnership A united front to put together a response to Amazon's request for proposals to land its HQ2 project and some 50,000 jobs is being put together by local business and economic development teams. A group met on Tuesday. Here's a look at what's happening.

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Premium Lock What a top venture capitalist looks for in an entrepreneur

When Steve Nelson interviewed John Doerr at the CED Venture Conference Tuesday,, the venture capitalist who saw potential in Amazon's Jeff Bezos and the Google founders before anyone else faced the question that inevitably came up: what does he look for in an entrepreneur? The answer included stories about Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and the Google founders.

The legendary John Doerr after his talk at the CED Venture Conference The legendary John Doerr after his talk at the CED Venture Conference

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Premium Lock FoodLogiQ lands 2nd venture round, aims to 'map world's food chain'

FoodLogiQ dashboard FoodLogiQ, the emerging entrepreneurial firm based in Durham that is helping the food industry better track food supplies, is getting a second round of financing.

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Premium Lock John Doerr blasts gender inequality, climate change deniers, NC General Assembly

John Doerr, who backed many of the most successful digital entrepreneurs as a partner with Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in the U.S., including the Google and Amazon founders, expressed some controversial political opinions at the CED Tech Venture Conference Tuesday.

Steve Nelson engages John Doerr in a fireside chat. Steve Nelson engages John Doerr in a fireside chat.

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Accelerator exec: Dynamic change coming in agtech

The next five years will see more dynamic changes in agriculture technology than seen in the last 25 years, said John Dombrosky, CEO of the Ag Tech Accelerator at the 8th annual NU Tech Roundtable earlier this week.

A rendering of the AgTech Accelerator A rendering of the AgTech Accelerator

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Premium Lock Venture legend John Doerr on what's the next big thing

What's going to be the next big thing in technology? The legendary John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who has backed some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt of Google; and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, offered answers at the CED Tech Venture Conference Tuesday.

Steve Nelson with the legendary John Doerr at the CED Venture Conference Steve Nelson with the legendary John Doerr at the CED Venture Conference

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Premium Lock Melinda Gates: VC industry 'needs to clean up its act' (+ video)

Only 6% of VC partners today are women, Melinda Gates says, and a mere 3% of companies led by women get VC funding. The venture capital community "needs to clean up its act," she says.

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Startup profile: FoodLogiQ, taking food industry management to the cloud (+ video)

Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Start-ups, Durham-based FoodLogiQ is taking the food industry's management to the cloud.

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Premium Lock Why take my money? CED's 'Investor Reverse Pitch' turns the tables

Allan Maurer The CED's Tech Venture Conference, known for the platform it provides to entrepreneurs to pitch their business to investors, turned the idea on its head this year and offered Investor Reverse Pitches.

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

Facebook  The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.

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Startup profile: eMind Science, a mobile app to measure stress

Greenville startup eMind Science says its mobile app measures stress, anxiety and depression - in real time, thus empowering individuals in helping to manage their health.

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Startup profile: Sportscale, helping athletic organizations improve weigh-ins

Sportscale's name says it all about the mission of this two-year-old startup: Providing a patented device to improve weigh-ins by sports organizations so they can meet federal requirements.

Weighing in with Sportscale Weighing in with Sportscale

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Startup profile: Yanay, bringing AI to customer engagement

Yanay How do businesses better engage customers and improve their happiness? Yanay says it helps owners sleep better by providing AI-based, data-recommended actions based on reviews of media channels.

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Premium Lock Governor touts NC's education, startups, diversity at Tech Venture

Gov. Roy Cooper North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper opened the 33rd CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh by extolling the state's education system, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and "commitment to diversity."

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Startup profile: DataClarity, making digital transformation real (+ video)

As the amount of data produced daily continues to explode worldwide, Raleigh startup DataClarity says its platform helps clients make sense of all the information and turns digital transformation from hype into reality.

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Startup profile: TexDel, delivering meds through garments

Backed by $2.2 million raised to date, TexDel says its technology enables the delivery of medications and more through garments.

A TexDel treated sock A TexDel treated sock

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Durham biotech Micell raises another $20M (+ video)

Micell Technologies Inc., a Durham-based biotech company, raised an additional $20 million in an equity and debt offering from 51 investors.

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Wilson Community College students get credit they didn't realize they'd earned

In the North Carolina Community College System, credit courses can lead to certification in any number of fields, and usually requires the completion of four courses in that field. These certificates can be résumé boosters and desired by employers.

Count of Awards by Academic Year Count of Awards by Academic Year

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