Posts tagged “Accelerators”
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.
What three questions should every startup entrepreneur ask? Greg Hopper, who is HQ Raleigh's first strategist-in-residence says he asks these three when introduced to an entrepreneur. Do you know what they are?
HQ Raleigh, the downtown Raleigh entrepreneurial community that broke ground yesterday on the site of a 43,000 square foot expansion, has launched a new Strategist in Residence Program to coach startups of all stages within the workspace. Hopper will also facilitate the ThinkHouse program for young area entrepreneurs.
On the heels of being selected as one of three Durham American Underground startups to participate in a Silicon Valley program, Mati Energy has closed a deal with Harris Beverages that will significantly expand the energy drink's availability.
Do you ever get nostalgic for those jukebox days when you plopped a nickel in a slot and played the tune you really wanted to hear? If you had run into Brandon Magsamen, CEO of Durham-based CrowdTunes, 14 years ago as a waiter at a Johnny Rocket's in Austin, Texas, he would have made change in nickels so you could do just that. Today, his startup company, which already nabbed 150 restaurant customers and 25,000 restaurant patron users, has a more sophisticated way to do the same thing.
Jim Roberts, who has been a livewire sparking entrepreneurial development in every section of North Carolina, is forming two new organizations to boost the Wilmington startup ecosystem. One is NEW, "Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington," and the other, WALE the "Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs."
Raleigh-based Malartu Inc. has raised $30,000 of a $300,000 debt offering on the heels of helping nine technology startups raise $185,000 via its online crowdfunding platform. The company disclosed the offering in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Want to network with some of the Triangle's top entrepreneurs and thought leaders? Try the launch party for Chris Heivly's "Build the Fort" book at the American Underground Main in Durham (corner of Main and Cocoran) this evening. It's open to the public. The event starts at 4 and runs until about 5:30 p.m.
Just two blocks off the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Launch Chapel Hill serves as the unofficial headquarters for startup activity in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Results since its January 2013 launch include" 49 startups, 94 jobs, and $3.7 million in funding. Out partner site Exit Event provides a closer look at the accelerator.
Heat Biologics (Nasdaq:HTBX), a clinical-stage cancer immunotherapy company, said that it has completed enrollment of the full 75 patients in the blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled arms of the Phase 2 clinical trial of its drug for the treatment of high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Heat shares saw its shares gain a moderate rise on the news.
Lea(R)n, creator of an award-winning online resource for educators, LearnTrials, which closed a seed round of funding of more than $800,000 in July, has received a $350,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
rented.com, founded in 2012 as VacationFutures and nurtured in the Triangle-based Startup Factory, has raised several rounds of capital and would be a North Carolina company if a state agency had not pushed them out.
Startups housed at the American Underground's Raleigh location on Fayetteville Street will be looking for new offices soon as it transforms into an Iron Yard training facility. Aimed at filling the local demand for technology talent, the coding school will offer a three-month program costing $12,000.