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Posts tagged “Accelerators”

Updated August 25

Groundwork Labs program looking for early-stage startups

Groundwork Labs, the American Underground-based program designed to help boost startups, is accepting applications for its fall program.

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July 29

Premium Lock Director of Charlotte's Packard Place startup hub is stepping down

Adam Hill, director of Charlotte's Packard Place startup hub, is stepping down after four years. But he's not moving far. Hill is taking a job with a startup formerly based at Packard Place.

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July 21

Premium Lock Seven startups to join Launch Chapel Hill accelerator

Launch Chapel Hill In just 2 1/2 years of operation the Launch Chapel Hill startup accelerator has helped 42 companies get rolling. Seven more have been selected for the sixth-month program.

Updated July 9

Premium Lock Applications sought for second Raleigh Citrix Startup Accelerator

Citrix The Citrix Startup Accelerator and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) are accepting applications for the 2015 Innovators Program Raleigh. The mentor-assisted program is for world-class startups that want to build and bring new products to market and is designed to get startups ready to raise their first significant round of funding.

Updated July 1

Premium Lock The Startup Factory takes its first step toward going statewide

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.

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Updated May 29

Premium Lock Vijilent platform rates risks in the online sharing space

Rosanna Garcia, Vijilent co-founder 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.

Updated March 13

Premium Lock Insider Interview: Corey Post and the Digital Marketing Foundry startup

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.

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March 9

Premium Lock Startup Factory takes four applicants from NC

The Startup Factory 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

February 24

Premium Lock The Startup Factory looking to rent office space

The Startup Factory Are you running startup or a small company that is needing space? The Startup Factory has some office space available for startups beyond those participating in its accelerator program.

January 29

Premium Lock NC IDEA to open next grant cycle in two funding categories

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.


January 27

Premium Lock Groundwork Labs looking for startup applicants

Groundwork Labs 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.

December 17, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Wednesday: RTP and The Frontier, Digital Learning, Red Hat and IBM, Jobs Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 11, 2014

Premium Lock Startup Factory founder warns against perils of perfectionism

Ideas 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.

Updated December 11, 2014

Premium Lock American Underground's impact: 300+ jobs, $20M in funding flowing to startups

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.

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Updated December 10, 2014

Premium Lock Future stars? Meet the Citrix Accelerator's first seven startups

ExitEvent 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.

Updated December 9, 2014

Premium Lock Citrix Accelerator, its graduates must prove staying power

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.

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December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Chatter at investor VIP dinner in DC about RTP: 'I hear unbelievable things'

The Startup Factory Chris Heivly, co-founder and co-manager of The Startup Factory in Durham, has plenty of good things to say about the Triangle's startup community after attending a VIP dinner in the nation's capital.

November 26, 2014

Premium Lock How SnapYeti's photo contest promote clients' brands

ExitEvent In another of a series of profiles featuring the latest "cohort" of emerging companies completing The Startup Factory program, ExitEvent's Laura Baverman looks at SnapYeti.

November 24, 2014

Premium Lock Will Startup Factory grad IMNEXT be the Uber of contracting?

ExitEvent The latest cohort of startups are moving on from The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman profiles IMNEXT, one of the latest five.

November 10, 2014

Premium Lock The Startup Factory's big news: After just 2 1/2 years, an 'exit'

Startups   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.

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