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On the heels of being selected as one of three Durham American Underground startups to participate in a Silicon Valley program, Mati Energy has closed a deal with Harris Beverages that will significantly expand the energy drink's availability.
Every year an estimated 3 to 5 million sharks are slaughtered for a precious omega-2 oil in their livers called squalene, a clear liquid, lighter than water, that helps them float. SynShark, which has operations in NC, wants to harvest squalene from the leaves of tobacco plants that have been genetically engineered to synthesize the oil.
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country, has already raised $1 million toward a three-year, $2 million entrepreneur-led campaign to support the success of high-growth companies, attract investment and promote the Triangle and North Carolina nationwide.
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), along with community partners, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and Work in the Triangle, will host the next COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair on October 8, 2015 from 8:30 am - 1:00pm at NC State's McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh. Two dozen employers have thousands of positions open. The Job Fair is free to attend for job seekers.
Sequoia Capital's Jim Goetz might have declined the Governor's offer at today's CED Tech Venture Conference to move to North Carolina, but the world's top venture capitalist according to Forbes had no qualms naming the Triangle as the second most important area of the United States behind his native Silicon Valley.
Crowdfinance has ushered in exciting times for the entrepreneurial world. Luan Cox, founder and CEO of Crowddnetic and a featured speaker at next week's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh examines the impact of new Reg A fund-raising rules.
In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Reveal Mobile names digital ad exec Andy Schrader as chief product officer; Microsoft launching Office 2016 this month; Facebook opens liive video streaming app to journalists; Ellen Pao won't appeal loss lawsuit.
This year's CED Tech Venture event next week features more than 100 of North Carolina's hottest emerging and growth-stage technology companies, attract more than 50 venture capital, strategic and angel funds across the nation and feature talks by some of the nation.
Next month's CED Tech Venture event already has commitments from more than 50 venture capital, angel groups and investors to be on hand looking for possible deals. Durham-based Spoonflower just landed a $25 million investment that its founders link directly to meeting investors at last year's show. Will deal lightning strike for other startups?
David Morken, CEO of Republic Wireless and Bandwidth.com plus Steve Neff, Fidelity Investments' top technology executive, are the latest additions to the speaker lineup for the CED Tech Venture conference next month. As WTW reported Thursday, the event also has a new keynote presenter.
Padmasree Warrior, the former chief strategy and technology officer at Cisco, has stepped aside as one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference. She recently left Cisco, and another Cisco exec will replace her at the Raleigh event.
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is going to demonstrate the growing power of North Carolina's startup community with a whopping 100-plus new and emerging ventures pitching their strengths to potential investors at its annual Tech Venture conference.
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is adding more investor star power to its Tech Venture conference coming up next month in Raleigh: Warburg Pincus and Vista Equity Partners. Both have made significant Triangle deals.
Layoffs continue at some of the largest tech and life science firms in the Triangle, and a survey last week noted that startups are less inclined to hire right now, too. But there are jobs available as Red Hat reported in its own survey. Plus, ExitEvent reports 15 startups are hiring as well as the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is bringing one of the world's top venture capitalists to speak at its Tech Venture Conference in September. And he has a Triangle connection.
Some local media are trumpeting Lenovo's growing market share in the global tablet market. Don't be mislead. Lenovo is in trouble just like Apple, Samsung and others. In fact, Lenovo sales are down sharply from just six months ago despite all the hype surrounding Ashton Kutcher.
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.
David Spitz, who recently was promoted to CEO at ChannelAdvisor, will remain the chair of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development board, but some new faces join the CED leadership and the chair-elect is also picked.