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Posts tagged “Accelerators”

Updated 8:04 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Startup Factory's warning to Triangle: 'Bar keeps getting higher' for funding

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."

Chris Heivly, left, and partner Dave Neal Chris Heivly, left, and partner Dave Neal

Updated 7:39 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock New Startup Factory 'cohort' shows accelerator's expanding reach

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.

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August 20

Silicon Valley accelerator picks Durham startup Mission 100 Percent

ExitEvent Prestigious Valley accelerator Imagine K12 picks Mission 100 Percent for its next class, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock Bitcoin investor Draper encourages startups to 'boost' their chances

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.

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August 14

Startup Next coming to RTP in partnership with Groundwork Labs

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.

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Updated August 8

Premium Lock Going coastal: Beach, beer and business

Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference 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.

Updated August 8

City of Raleigh offers support to accelerator program

Citrix Venture Accelerator Innovators Program 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.

Updated July 29

Premium Lock Offering a stipend to startups, Groundwork Labs demonstrates its own growth

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.

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Updated July 25

Premium Lock Citrix expands Startup Accelerator program, partners with HQ Raleigh

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.

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July 25

Premium Lock Meet the new ThinkHouse Fellows: Fashion, robots, music, social enterprise ...

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.

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July 25

Premium Lock Raleigh EdTech startup heads to NYC for prestigious Kaplan-Techstars Accelerator

ExitEvent 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.

Updated July 24

Premium Lock American Underground doubles space at downtown Durham location

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.

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July 10

Premium Lock Five startup concepts we need to teach right now: Part 2

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.

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July 8

Premium Lock Five startup concepts we need to teach right now

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.

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July 2

Premium Lock The Startup Factory looks to hire venture associate, marketer

The Startup Factory 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."

June 18

Premium Lock The Startup Factory's pitch: Why new ventures should apply

The Startup Factory 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.

Updated June 11

Premium Lock NC investor backs Szl.IT, a Startup Factory graduate, in 'multi-million dollar' deal

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.

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May 30

Premium Lock 'Sweeps:' How bootstrapping and Raleigh accelerator positioned odd-jobs service for growth

ExitEvent 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.

Updated May 29

Premium Lock Startup Factory reboots: 'Pitch days don't work any more'

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.

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Updated May 29

Premium Lock Going inside Startup Factory pitches: What latest 'grads' are all about

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.

Michelle McBryde of Hostel Rocket networks at TSF showcase Michelle McBryde of Hostel Rocket networks at TSF showcase

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