Venture & Innovation

Stories about local business ventures and innovation.

May 19, 2015

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is veteran of Wi-Fi-first cell service

Jon Schniepp Google recently announced Project Fi, a lower-cost wireless service that allows a cellphone to look for a Wi-Fi connection before sending the call through a more expensive cell-tower connection. The idea got a lot of attention, but Raleigh-based Republic Wireless says it's been doing the same thing for four years.

Updated April 2, 2015

Premium Lock Mati Energy's Tatiana Birgisson wins big at Demo Day

Mati Energy's Tatiana Birgisson Tatiana Birgisson, of Durham, won $100,000 Thursday in the second annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day in Silicon Valley.

September 15, 2014

US team prints electric car in two days

Printed car, Strati Local Motors unveiled the world's first 3D printed car this weekend in Chicago. The Strati was printed from melted carbon fiber beads in less than two days at an automotive trade show.

March 27, 2014

SAS employee develops tool to track missing planes

Robert Allison A SAS software tester developed a tool to track missing planes.

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