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Posts tagged “Accelerators”

Updated 5:03 p.m. Tuesday

Citrix to halt Startup Accelerator Program

Citrix Systems 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.

November 18

How last week's Challenge Cup Durham's winners are reinventing candy, ADHD treatment, and water purification

ExitEvent Meet the founders heading to New York City for the global social impact startup contest hosted by Washington D.C. accelerator 1776.

November 10

Premium Lock Three Triangle firms nab funding

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.

Photofy funded. Photofy funded.

November 10

Raleigh Innovators announce program demo day

Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program 12 startups will showcase results following the 3-month accelerator program run in partnership with Citrix Startup Accelerator, Red Hat, Cherokee, HQ Raleigh and the City of Raleigh.

Updated November 5

D.C.-based 1776 brings Challenge Cup 2016 to Durham's American Underground

American Underground American Underground will host the Challenge Cup 2016 on November 11, 2015.

October 29

Premium Lock What three questions should every entrepreneur ask?

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?

Greg Hopper, new Startegist-in-Residence at HQ Raleigh Greg Hopper, new Startegist-in-Residence at HQ Raleigh

October 27

Premium Lock HQ Raleigh names Greg Hopper strategist-in-residence

Greg Hopper, new Startegist-in-Residence at HQ Raleigh 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.

Updated October 27

Premium Lock Entrepreneurship overcame depression for Mati founder

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.

Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy

Updated October 22

Premium Lock CrowdTunes creates a new model for providing music in restaurants

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.

Brandon Magsamen, CEO of CrowdTunes. Brandon Magsamen, CEO of CrowdTunes.

Updated October 21

Premium Lock Two new entrepreneurial organizations launched in Wilmington

Jim Roberts 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."

Updated October 20

Premium Lock American Underground sending the most startups to Silicon Valley tech campus

The participating Triangle startup execs posed for the photo on the rooftop patio of the American Underground@Main. They are (l to r):Tyler Sickel, Business Development MATI; Tatiana Birgisson, Founder & CEO MATI; Brandon Magsamen, CEO CrowdTunes; Deon McCormick, CEO ChopTix. The American Underground@Main is sending three startup founders to Silicon Valley, Nov. 2-6, for a special "exchange" program -- the most of any of the hubs participating from around the world.

Updated October 20

Premium Lock Raleigh-based Malartu gets $30K start on $300K debt offering

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.

malartu funds malartu funds

October 15

Premium Lock "Build the Fort" book launch party today

Buiild the Fort launch party 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.

Updated October 13

Premium Lock Raleigh crowdfunding firm helps 9 startups raise $185K

malartu funds Raleigh-based Malartu Funds, a crowdfunding company, has helped nine technology startups graduated from the Charlotte-based QC Fintech accelerator raise $185,000 via its online platform.

Updated October 12

Premium Lock Launch Chapel Hill racks up impressive numbers

launch Chapel Hill 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.

October 9

Premium Lock Heat Biologics shares get a boost with clinical trial set to start

Heat Biologics 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.

Updated October 9

Premium Lock Lea(R)n lands $350K Gates Foundation Grant

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.

Learn CEO Kark REctanus Learn CEO Kark REctanus

Updated October 8

Premium Lock Atlanta startup could have been creating jobs in NC, 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.

Andrew McConnell, CEO, Andrew McConnell, CEO,

October 7

Premium Lock Inside the Startup Factory bootcamp

Startup Factory Exit Event takes you inside the Startup Fatory bootcamp for entrepreneurs, coming to Greensboro next.

Updated September 23

Premium Lock American Underground shifting Raleigh incubator to Iron Yard code training

Ameican Underground Raliegh facility 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.

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