Posts tagged “Accelerators”
Seven startups, included two built by current Citrix employees, receive $25,000 in seed funding and will become the first firms to launch in the Raleigh-based Citrix Startup Accelerator beginning Monday.
After months of refining its platform and business plan with bthe help of Raleigh's Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, the Stone Soup platform team takes home first place in the second NC DataPalooza.
Startups looking to maximize "cloud computing" to help grow and sustain their businesses just received a big boost through Google for Entrepreneurs. And the Triangle could be at the head of the crowd looking to cash in. One Durham entrepreneur certainly hopes so.
Citrix is preparing to launch an entrepreneurial startup program at its new Citrix-Sharefile headquarters in Raleigh. Wednesday night, red Hat committed to supporting the effort. So is the City of Raleigh.
Most media attention and venture funding in North Carolina goes to tech and life science firms in the Triangle. But a new round of grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration shows the growing muscle of entrepreneurial communities in Wilmington and Charlotte.
Chris Heivly and Dave Neal of The Startup Factory accelerator have some advice for Triangle entrepreneurs hoping to land a spot there or raising money elsewhere: The competition is getting tougher and "everyone has to keep upping their game."
The Startup Factory accelerator is funding five emerging companies, and a sixth is likely to be added. Of the new group, three are from outside the Triangle as co-managing directors Chris Heivly and Dave Neal cast a wider net in their search for investments.
One way to increase support for Bitcoin-related startups in North Carolina, says Boost VC CEO Adam Draper, is to get companies in the area that started something on their own.
Startup Next, a program for entrepreneurs and new companies that helps prepare them for growth into accelerator programs, is coming to the Triangle in partnership with Durham-based Groundwork Labs. Up Global, which is backed by Google, chose only three programs worldwide in launching these new partnerships.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - those are the days many think about when it comes to the Southeastern North Carolina - especially in the summer. It's the other four days of the week economic developers in the region are looking to promote.
On the heels of last week's Citrix Venture Accelerator Innovators Program announcement, HQ Raleigh announced on Friday a strategic partnership with the City of Raleigh to support the program this fall.
Among all the efforts focusing on boosting startups in the Triangle these days, Groundwork Labs is unique. It's free. And now the program, which is funded by economic development group NC IDEA, is reaching beyond the Triangle to help startups by the offering of a housing stipend. John Austin, director of Groundworks, talks about the new program, how Groundworks is different, and the success it has had so far in helping grow new businesses from the ground up.
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.