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January 24

Premium Lock Wilmington 'State of Startups' event set for Feb. 16

On Feb. 16, the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and its sponsors will host the State of the Startups in Wilmington at Ironclad Brewery. NEW has lined up an impressive list of local entrepreneurs and regional investors to address a wide range of topics.

Paul Singh, left, drew a crowd in Wilmington Paul Singh, left, drew a crowd in Wilmington

January 24

Premium Lock Analysis: What a Trump administration means for broadband, telecom industries

The Broadband Report       Editor's note: Analysts from Technology Business Research see major changes ahead in the telecom industry's future under a Donald Trump Administration. In the second of a multi-part report, the analysts predict what will happen under the FCC.

Updated January 24

Premium Lock Go Pack: NCSU's Entrepreneurship Clinic wins national honor

Just two years after launch the North Carolina State Entrepreneurship Clinic has received a national award that recognizes the program's success in helping launch new ventures.

NCSU Entrepreneurship Clinic NCSU Entrepreneurship Clinic

January 24

Premium Lock Regional entrepreneurial event calendar includes blizzard of events

Regional startup, entrepreneurial calendar The upcoming event calendar for tech and startup-related events across the Triangle reflects how busy the entrepreneurial community continues to be.

January 24

Premium Lock Entrepreneurs' Series: Venture Outlook 2017 event set for Thursday

Venture Capital     Bull City Venture Partners' annual venture capital preview event is set for Thursday, featuring a variety of investors and panel discussions.

January 24

Premium Lock Serial entrepreneur CEO of Charlotte startup Life Clips resigns

North Carolina Business News Wire Charlotte-based Life Clips is a startup company that sells action cameras and battery products and is looking to compete with the popular action camera company GoPro.

January 24

Premium Lock Argos Therapeutics expanding to NCSU's Centennial Campus

Argos Durham-based Argos Therapeutics is expanding its physical footprint by leasing 40,000 square feet of space at North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus.

Updated January 24

Premium Lock Venture capitalist Art Pappas to receive CED Life Science Leadership Award

North Carolina life science pacesetter and investor Art Pappas, managing partner of venture capital firm Pappas Ventures, will receive the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's 2017 Life Science Leadership Award.

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January 24

Premium Lock Pai 'deeply grateful' to be new FCC chairman

Ajit Pai Tweets Ajit Pai: "There is so much we can do together to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans and to promote innovation and investment."

Updated January 24

Premium Lock From hype to reality: Top 5 IoT things to watch for in 2017

NC RIoT Eighteen months ago, the Internet of Things sat atop the Gartner Hype Cycle, the technology research firm's famous forecast of all things technology. The term remains a buzzword - heralded as the 4th Industrial Revolution and New Data Economy. In 2016, evidence began to emerge that demonstrated the hype becoming real. RIoT looks at five important areas to watch in 2017.

January 23

Premium Lock Guest opinion: How to make the FCC great again

FCC        Expect Republicans to reverse quickly the most controversial decisions of the Obama FCC. They will change fundamentally how the agency works -- including a renewed emphasis on bipartisanship. After outgoing Chairman Tom Wheeler rammed through more 3-2 votes than all the last five chairmen combined, any attempt at consensus would be a breath of fresh air.

January 23

Premium Lock UNC, NCSU researchers arm platelets to deliver cancer immunotherapy

Cancer research  UNC, NCSU biomedical engineering research team's findings show that engineered platelets can deliver antibodies to kill cancer cells before they can grow or spread elsewhere in the body.

January 23

Premium Lock Analysis: Trump administration likely to tip scales in telecom industry's favor

Fiber optic network                      Analysts from Technology Business Research see major changes ahead in the telecom industry's future under a Donald Trump Administration. In the first of a multi-part report, the analysts predict what will happen under the FCC.

January 23

Premium Lock Trana Discovery, Bayer sign fungicide collaboration agreement

Trana Discovery Global agricultural giant Bayer and Trana have signed a collaboration agreement to explore ways to use Trana's disease-fighting technology to identify plant-protection products.

January 23

Premium Lock RTI wins $3.1M federal renewable energy grant

RTI International has landed a $3.1 million federal grant for development of renewable energy involving ammonia synthesis as part of a recently announced $35 million federal initiative. Plus: What is this program all about?

Updated January 23

Premium Lock Post changes, meet new leadership at MobileSmith

MobileSmith, a Raleigh-based startup focused on mobile app development, has shuffled its management with a new board chairman and a new CEO who was promoted from the ranks. Its previous CEO and chair is taking a reduced role. The company says the changers were planned.

Bob Dieterle Bob Dieterle

Updated January 23

Premium Lock CEO at Raleigh app startup MobileSmith resigns

Amir Elbaz has resigned from his position as CEO and chairman of the board at Raleigh app startup MobileSmith, but he will continue to serve on the company's board of directors.

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January 23

Premium Lock 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai reportedly is Trump's FCC choice + Who is he?

President Donald Trump has reportedly picked Ajit Pai, a son of Indian immigrants and a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections.

Ajit Pai Ajit Pai