Posts tagged “Accelerators”
Citrix, which has a large presence in Raleigh after acquiring ShareFile in 2011, is bringing its Startup Accelerator Innovators Program to the Triangle. Its local partner is HQ Raleigh, which was co-founded by former ShareFile CEO Jesse Lipson.
Eight new fellows join Raleigh's ThinkHouse as of Aug. 1, reports Sarah Headley of ExitEvent. ThinkHouse graduated its first seven "fellows" who built five startups in June.
Karl Rectanus, founder of Lea(R)n, an education technology startup in Raleigh, is off to New York City to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman reports the details.
The operator of startup campuses in Durham and Raleigh (and owner of ExitEvent) reveals a plan to double the size of its space on Main Street in downtown Durham by January, making room for 50 additional companies and meeting a 2012 goal of housing 200 companies by 2015.
What are the key issues to teach people if they want to launch a startup that is successful? From classrooms to the real world, entrepreneurs of all ages need help in learning how. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, a veteran of several startups himself, offers advice on what can be done to strengthen startup education in the second of a two-part report.
From classrooms to the real world, entrepreneurs of all ages need help in learning how to build a successful startup. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, a veteran of several startups himself, offers advice on what can be done to strengthen startup education. He starts with passion and managing risk.
With talk about raising a new fund and possibly expanding beyond the Triangle, The Startup Factory is gearing up for growth. It's looking to hire two full-time people with partners Chris Heivly and Dave Neal saying they "need rockstars."
Chris Heivly, co-founder of The Startup Factory and his partner Dave Neal are looking for startups to become part of its next "cohort" of companies. In a blog post, Heivly makes a TSF pitch other than listening to companies pitch to him.
Startup Szl.T, which promises to bring artificial intelligence to better personalize web content searches, has closed on a round of new funding. But while the venture is new, its leaders are Triangle tech veterans Richard Boyd and David Smith.
When Morris Gelblum started Sweeps in 2004 as a high school junior, he just wanted to make some extra cash. Ten years later, his business is thriving--without outside funding or mass marketing tactics. Sarah Bill of ExitEvent - a news partner of WRAL TechWire - has the story.
No more grandiose launch parties for companies exiting The Startup factory accelerator. The four latest firms were introduced to an intimate gathering of some 100 invited guests Wednesday evening as co-founders Chris Heivly and Dave Neal seek to build relationships for their startups rather than a "magical moment." WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker has the Inside report.
Four new companies - Curagami, Knomad, Hostel Rocket and CareLulu - emerge from The Startup Factory 12-week accelerator program ready to grow. Who are they? What are they all about? What are they looking for from investors? WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker profiles the new grads.
Chris Heivly, co-founder of The Startup Factory, says entrepreneurs making pitches to potential investors in a formal setting requires them to throw strikes. And if you aren't nervous then something is wrong.
Six companies - five of them from the Triangle- are finalists in "The Big Launch Challenge" being put on by the First Flight Venture Center in RTP and Virginia-based Launch Place.
Three well-known, successful Triangle tech entrepreneurs who navigated their ways from startups to successful exits will share their wisdom and experiences about bootstrapping to success tonight at the First Flight Venture Center.
CareLulu, one of four companies that are about to emerge from The Startup Factory's accelerator program, hopes to be the Kayak of daycare. Need childcare to meet your specific needs? CareLulu's founder (a chemical engineer by trade) and his wife did. So they started a company. The couple believes the company has a secret sauce that will help parents, daycare providers and investors cash in on a big, multi-billion dollar opportunity. WRAL TechWire has the exclusive interview with Patrick Matos for our Insiders on how the company aims to save parents "time and sanity."
Wall Street is pummeling Wake Forest-based PowerSecure after a disappointing earnings call and a cut in financial projections. Shares plunged 60 percent after the company went from a 4-cent-per-share profit a year ago to a 17-cent-per-share loss in the first quarter even though revenues jumped 17 percent. Outspoken CEO Sidney Hinton went out of his to repeatedly apologize for the energy company's performance. He asked for patience and trusts from customers as well as investors. Five analysts firms downgraded the stock, however, and investors are bailing.
Tuee is short for "The Universal Eating Experience," and the four-person team is turning funding from The Startup Factory as well as angel investors into a fast-growing business. Their aim is to help restaurants' customer data into actionable intelligence. So far, so good, says founder Vikram Rao. And they're hiring.
The Startup Factory Showcase, which features presentations by each of the new and emerging companies that are completing the startup accelerator's program, has been a highlight for the entrepreneurial community. But the next one will be much smaller - and for invited investors only.