Posts tagged “Accelerators”
Lenovo, which recently announced a big funding initiative to start and to develop new companies, is launching an accelerator program. Unfortunately for the Triangle and North Carolina, the first program is based in Hong Kong.
Cliff Bleszinski, one of the top creative minds at Epic Games who left and later founded his own game company in Raleigh, is now an investor in crowdfunding site Fig.
Mira, which translates as "Look, look!" in Spanish, is carrying the hopes of the Triangle startup community to continue its dominance of Google Demo Day. The Silicon Valley showcase is Wednesday, and Jonathan Frangakis, its co-founder, CEO as well as a Marine officer, war-on-terror vet and Startup Factory graduate will be on the stage. But what is Mira, and who is Frangakis? WTW Insiders get the story.
As Mira's Jonathan Frangakis makes his pitch to investors at Google Demo Day in Silicon Valley, the team at The Startup Factory will be attentive fans. The 2014 TSF investment "can be a very large win," says the Factory's Dave Neal.
Entrepreneur Steve Heivly, who co-founded The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham, turned his experiences into a recently published book, "Build The Fort." Now he wants to share his experiences at a workshop for startup entrepreneurs. Plus, he talks about the book - why he wrote it, what he has to say.
Isa Watson, CEO and founder of Durham based Envested, which built a platform to engage Millennial's, among others, in charitable giving, said she had to learn one lesson quickly as an entrepreneur.
Fortune magazine in its locations of interest feature for March looks at five tech startups to watch in Durham, in the latest of a slew of kudos for the Bull City. "The old tobacco town is smoking with tech," the magazine says.
Timber, edtech, shopping and streaming startups take on The Startup Factory's Durham Bootcamp. The third free bootcamp attracts entrepreneurs from around the globe to learn lean canvas, pitch tactics and how to build customer traction.
In today's RTP headlines roundup: The news and Observer reports in detail about new funding for Rex Health Ventures - and how the fund works; The Business Journal looks into what's happening at HQ Raleigh; and Xconomy reports on how Argos Therapeutics plans to raise up to $60 million.
With seed funding under $1 million and a cozy office at Durham's American Underground at Main, Highergrid plans to change the recruitment industry.
A gift from alumnus Robert "Chip" F. Andrews III and his wife Lyn will establish a North Carolina State University fund to provide support for budding student entrepreneurs.The $1 million commitment will create the NC State Acceleration Fund, which will award grants annually to student startup companies.
Durham just got another big media boost: a feature article in the Economist magazine, a highly respected publication, cites Durham as an example of one of America's most successful cities. Does all this publicity do any good? We asked several who are at the forefront of Durham's growth what they think.
Twelve startups will be making pitches to potential investors Tuesday evening at the Citrix Startup Accelerator in Raleigh. While there has been much talk that Citrix will pull out of the accelerator in the near future, today's event is still on. Plus: Here's a roundup of other upcoming events.
Amidst corporate changes at Citrix Systems, the company may elect to close down the Raleigh Innovators Program, a project through the Citrix Startup Accelerator, Red Hat, HQ Raleigh, the City of Raleigh, and the Cherokee Challenge.
Three Triangle area companies have raised money according to recent regulatory filings. They are two biotechnology companies and a Raleigh-based firm that makes a photo enhancement and sharing app. Two are debt financings and one is an equity raise.
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