Posts tagged “Accelerators”
Chris Heivly and Dave Neal are taking the first step in expanding The Startup Factory accelerator across North Carolina with a "boot camp" in Winston-Salem. In a Q&A with WTW, Heivly talks about the expanded mission and how TSF hopes to make money. Plus, he says, TSF is not taking its eyes off the ball of its primary mission.
When bad things happen - it can lead to the creation of a new company. North Carolina State University professor Rosanna Garcia and her family had good experiences with house-sharing networks dating back to 1989, so she signed on with Airbnb when it started. Unfortunately, when Garcia rented her vacation home to teenager Brandyn for his 19th birthday party. Result: a startup to rate online sharing risks.
Today's interview focuses on Corey Post, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Startup Factory, where he mentors new companies on how to generate qualified Internet traffic and build an online following. Post is leading a new American Underground-backed company, The Digital Marketing Foundry, which will offer digital marketing instruction in a classroom setting.
Today marks the start of another session of The Startup Factory's three-month accelerator program, with four North Carolina participants chosen from a pool of 100 applicants from around the globe, according to ExitEvent.com.
The not-for-profit organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina will open its 19th grant cycle on Feb. 9 and also has a series of information sessions scheduled throughout the state next month to encourage applicants across diverse funding stages.
Groundwork Labs is a program to help early stage startups reach their next goal. We share many characteristics of an accelerator: mentoring, connections, and advice over an intense two to four month period. But we do not take an equity stake or make an investment. We offer our program at no charge through the support of NC IDEA, a not for profit whose mission is helping startups in North Carolina.
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Some advice for startup entrepreneurs: "Perfectionism can ruin the best of ideas. Identify it early to save your company." So warns Chris Heivly, co-founder and co-manager of The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham.
According to data compiled in a report, The American Underground says companies based at its locations in Durham and Raleigh created some 323 jobs and spent $674,700 at local businesses. Clients based in the Triangle also raised more than $20 million in funding.
20 entrepreneurs took the stage Monday to pitch their seven startups to a room packed with investors, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. The Demo Day wrapped up the first cohort of the inaugural Citrix Accelerator Innovators Program in Raleigh. Who are the companies? ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details. The seven (including two internal Citrix teams) were chosen from a pool of 64 teams from around the nation to receive $25K grants, office space and mentorship from Citrix workers and investors and entrepreneurs in the local startup community.
The Citrix Startup Accelerator's first Demo Day in Raleigh presents seven young companies. Like the startups, the Citrix effort itself must meet three criteria: Desirability, feasibility and viability, writes ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Big news for The Startup Factory comes in the form of its first 'exit:" Arcametrics, which focuses on predictive modeling, is now part of Adroit Digital. "We are pretty psyched that two and a half years (after launch) we have our first exit," say TSF's co-founders.
Lizzy Hazeltine, who served as program director for the Minor in Entrepreneurship Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, has joined the management team at The Startup Factory.
Sageworks, a provider of financial, risk analysis and business valuation tools, on Wednesday disclosed the launch of an internal accelerator and incubator program. With one firm already launching, the Sageworks Innovation Lab is based in Raleigh and New York.