Editor's note: Rather than discuss how to create a startup or his own businesses, entrepreneur and author Bobby Martin led the crowd at a Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington event through advice on how to navigate the first 3 to 5 years of a startup. He stressed principles explained in his book: "The Hockey Stick Principles: The 4 Key Stages to Entrepreneurial Success."
Maybe Red Hat executives should consider writing "The Art of the BIG Deal" as Red Hat drives more "wallet share" from clients. CEO Jim Whitehurst on Wednesday cited a series of big deals as key drivers in the Hatters' quarterly Street beat. And CFO Frank Calderoni spells out the big-deal details.
Shares in Raleigh-based Red Hat climbed 6 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after the open source giant beat Wall Street expectations for revenue and earnings. CEO Jim Whitehurst says big deals help drive growth.
Encapsio, a startup focused on new technology to deliver active ingredients in product formulation, prevailed over five other finalists in the Big Launch Challenge.
The penguins are marching against Lenovo, and the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is trying to calm a controversy on the net among Linux users. The company insists it is not intentionally blocking Linux installations on some new PCs.
Durham-based Novan went public at $11 a share - and its stock shows plenty of "pop," surging more than 70 percent at one point before closing up 65 percent on the day at $18.10.
Google wants to add a middleman to your mobile chats - a personal virtual assistant who's not shy about interjecting itself into the conversation. The new Allo app promises to be "smart," sort of. Plus: Watch an introductory video and get download information.
The MoneyTree is being ditched in favor of PitchBook. So the National Venture Capital Industry says in an announcement Wednesday, putting an end to a reliance on PricewaterhouseCoopers and Thomson Reuters for startup investment data that goes back nearly two decades. Plus: The NVCA promises more data to crunch.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers is not going to chop down its MoneyTree venture capital report even though it's losing long-time and high-profile partner National Venture Capital Association.
AT&T says it is developing a wireless alternative to expensive, high-speed fiber networks that would utilize power lines to deliver high-speed Internet into your home. The communications giant says "Project AirGig" is a "breakthrough" - and the technology is patented.
The father-and-daughter founded Vital Plan, a Raleigh startup focusing on the global nutraceutical market that is forecast to top $100 billion in 2017. has raised $800,000 in financing.
Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting that the deal would lead to greater investments in technology that could help American farmers. Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont also defend deal plans.
The world's entrepreneurs used to dream of coming to Silicon Valley because it was the innovation capital of the world and there were few opportunities elsewhere. This is no longer the case, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.
Startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies across North Carolina seeking funding should be sure to check on the availability of federal grants. Why? A recent review of data finds that N.C. firms are winning more dollars even as national grants decline.