Posts tagged “Accelerators”

June 22

Premium Lock Advanced prototyping facility set for takeoff at First Flight Venture Center

Hangar6, a facility for advanced and rapid prototyping, will launch in September at the First Flight Venture Center in RTP.

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Updated June 9

Premium Lock Startup Factory's Dave Neal using lessons learned at new venture

A startup accelerator such as the Startup Factory is good training for actually working for a startup, says Dave Neal, who left the Startup Factory in September.

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June 9

Premium Lock '35-45 seconds:' Two veterans share investor advice at Google Demo Day event

What do investors look for during startup pitch events? Dave Neal, co-founder of the Startup Factory, and John Austin, director of NC IDEA's Groundwork Labs, offer specific advice at the Google Demo Day watch party.

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March 14

Premium Lock Time running out for WRAL TechWire Awards nominations

WRAL TechWire's annual awards Time is running out to make nominations for our fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, we're making some "early bird" tickets available for reservation. Don't miss your chance to nominate a winner - and to attend our celebration, which will be hosted at Google Fiber's new HQ in Raleigh.

Updated March 10

Premium Lock First Flight Venture Center is soaring as RTP startup hub

New data show just how big the impact First Flight Venture Center is having on the Triangle's entrepreneurial community: More than $20 million in funding generated in 2016 by 37 companies who employ more than 160 people. And Andy Schwab, the Center's president, is quite proud. He shares his thoughts about First Flight, its mission, and its uniqueness as a startup hub.

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Updated March 10

Premium Lock Nominations open for WRAL TechWire Awards

WRAL TechWire's annual awards Nominations are now open for our fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, we're making some "early bird" tickets available for reservation. Don't miss your chance to nominate a winner - and to attend our celebration, which will be hosted at Google Fiber's new HQ in Raleigh.

Updated October 20, 2016

Premium Lock How a building supports Charlotte's entrepreneurial ecosystem

Most people trace the current resurgence of interest in Charlotte's startup community to Dan Roselli and his wife Sara Garces opening Packard Place as a co-working facility Uptown in 2011. Editor's note: third in a four-part series on the QueenCity''sentrepreneurial scene.

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October 17, 2016

Premium Lock Enthusiasm reigned at Google Pitch Day for black founders event

The crowd had a lot of fun at the very first Google Exchange Pitch Day for Black Founder Entrepreneurs at the American Underground at Main in Durham last Friday. Encouraged to be focal and compete in sections for tee-shirts and other swag, the 250 or so present did so enthusiastically.

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October 10, 2016

Premium Lock Busy funding September: 37 filings across North Carolina

Venture Capital     Nearly 40 startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies were raising new capital in September, according to a review of SEC filings.

Updated August 16, 2016

Premium Lock Startup Factory's Heivly drops blogging to focus on funding, new strategy

Chris Heivly Chris Heivly, a very active blogger and author, is taking time off from writing to focus on raising a new round of financing and development of a "new model" for The Startup Factory accelerator.

Updated July 28, 2016

Premium Lock U.S. less entrepreneurial, Tumblr ads coming, Argos shares fall, Citrex talks Sharefile

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: U.S. economy getting less entrepreneurial? Tumblr to put ads on its blogs. Argos Therapeutics shares sink after stock sale announcement.

July 8, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle headlines: Paul Gilster, Brooks Bell, Chris Heivly, HQRaleigh

Triangle headlines Paul Gilster takes us to space about that new triple star system; Brooks Bell blogger discusses the risks of ecommerce personalization; Chris Heivly touts the next Jobs Under the Big Top event; and HQRaleigh confirms its expansion to Charleston, S.C.

June 20, 2016

Premium Lock Lenovo launches startup incubator - but it's in Hong Kong

Lenovo         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.

May 10, 2016

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinki turns investor: He's backing crowdfunding site Fig

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.

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Updated May 4, 2016

Premium Lock 'Look, look:' Mira carries Triangle hopes to Google Demo Day

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.

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May 4, 2016

Premium Lock Startup Factory: Mira 'can be a very large win'

Dave Neal 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.

April 4, 2016

Premium Lock Building off book 'Build The Fort,' entrepreneur Chris Heivly to host startup workshop

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.

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Updated March 30, 2016

Premium Lock Envested puts the social in giving

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.

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Updated March 29, 2016

Premium Lock Durham 'smoking with tech,' Fortune magazine says

American Tobacco Campus 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.

Updated March 24, 2016

Premium Lock Startup factory gives boot campers dose of biz reality

Startup Factory 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.

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