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Mark Zuckerberg's whirlwind tour of North Carolina takes him to N.C. A&T for a town hall with students then on to personal face time with Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski and their basketball teams. It's part of his "are we building the world we all want" tour. And he likes what he hears in our state.
Startup hubs are a booming business across the Triangle, but one of the oldest is flourishing despite the competition. It's the First Flight Venture Center. President Andy Schwab, who also is an active angel investor, explains why in an exclusive Q&A.
New data show just how big the impact First Flight Venture Center is having on the Triangle's entrepreneurial community: More than $20 million in funding generated in 2016 by 37 companies who employ more than 160 people. And Andy Schwab, the Center's president, is quite proud. He shares his thoughts about First Flight, its mission, and its uniqueness as a startup hub.
Nominations are now open for our fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, we're making some "early bird" tickets available for reservation. Don't miss your chance to nominate a winner - and to attend our celebration, which will be hosted at Google Fiber's new HQ in Raleigh.
The lists of leagues, teams and organizations continues to grow for Durham collaborative software firm Teamworks. The latest user is the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is using Teammworks to help coordinate the ACC men's basketball tournament underway in New York. Former Duke athlete Zach Maurides, Teamworks founder and president, talks with WRAL TechWire about the firm's blossoming success.
Looking for investors? There's one VC firm in the Triangle that's making deals with startups at a remarkable pace: Cofunders Capital. Here's an inside look at the firm, what it's looking for in startups, and some advice about how to go looking for cash.
In all the frenzy about Russia, North Korea, Obamacare and border security, you may have missed news from the Trump and Trudeau administrations about diversity and equality. The National Venture Capital Association didn't and is throwing its support behind a new initiative.
Cindy Whitehead. the CEO who sold Sprout Pharmaceuticals for some $1 billion, and Chance Barnett, the CEO of fast-growing crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder, are teaming up in an effort to promote and help grow women-led startups.
As humans become more reliant than ever on technology and the global Internet of Things, the human factor becomes even more dangerous as Amazon's massive cloud failure clearly demonstrated Thursday. In explaining what happened, Amazon says an "input" was "entered incorrectly," and - boom!
Smog has gotten so bad in China that la group of lawyers are suing the government, seeking an apology and compensation. But clearer skies could be ahead thanks to research conducted by scientists at RTI International.
Cary-based PurThread lands Cotton Incorporated, which is funded by US cotton producers and importers, to utilize its embedded anti-odor technology in cotton knit and woven fabrics. The deal is the latest in a series of major victories for the startup.
New data shows that North Carolina's life science ecosystem continues to flourish with companies across the state increasing employment by 11 percent since 2010. But even more impressive is the industry's impact on related employment with jobs tied to life science surging by 15 percent. After a dip in 2014, related jobs surged by 31,000 in 2016.
Some 50 startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies from around North Carolina will be touting their technologies, products and management teams at the CED's annual Life Science Conference today and tomorrow. As profiles being published by WRAL TechWire clearly show, the state's ecosystem is more diverse than ever in both talent and expertise. Plus, the number of support organizations for these new ventures continues to grow.
Joan Siefert Rose, who recently stepped down as CEO of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and joined an RTP consulting firm, is now wearing another hat. She's the new CEO of LaunchBio, a California-based nonprofit group focusing on life science startups. In a detailed Q&A, Rose discusses her new mission - and why she accepted the challenge.
So much of the deserved media hype about the growing success of the Research Triangle focuses on high tech. Nothing wrong with that. But too often overlooked is the continuing growth of the region's life science industry. And the CED Life Science Conference event next week will showcase that story.
The exits of Frank Plastina from Cree after the failed Wolfspeed spinoff and Jesse Lipson from Citrix which had built upon his SharefFile to build a powerful presence in Raleigh will prove to be good news for the Triangle's economy. How so? Well, look at the case of Scot Wingo and Cindy Whitehead.
Read before you eat, marijuana snack lovers. Makers, be careful with labels. RTI International researchers warn in a new study that "tasty" cannabis/marijuana edibles need better labels in order to ensure safety.
As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.
North Carolina entrepreneurial companies raised far less money in equity funding last year than in 2015, according to a new report from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. However, the state is drawing more investor interest from Silicon Valley and other locations.
Google Fiber is reaching out to assure Triangle customers - and potential ones - that the company is "here to stay in the Triangle." GF issued the statement Wednesday afternoon following a report of major changes within the company.