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Posts tagged “Duke”

Updated December 9, 2015

Premium Lock Hiring surge could drive jobless rate under 4% in 2016, Duke says

A surge in hiring could push the U.S. unemployment rate "below 4 percent," something not since 2000 as companies gear up for business growth in 2016, says Duke University in its latest economic forecast. There's good news for wages, too, with pay likely to grown nearly 3 percent.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Duke and UNC-CH MBA programs to host FoodCon

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to host FoodCon Next Tuesday, Duke's Fuqua School of Business will host the second annual FoodCon, designed to showcase latest trends in food science and agriculture.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock New Alexandria Center to change RTP's innovation, physical landscape

New plans for the Alexandria Center for Science, Technology and Agriculture have been released, and they include a world-class life science incubator and an in-house venture fund.

Alexandria Center - RTP Alexandria Center - RTP

November 19, 2015

Premium Lock Dhoop Energy team wins Duke's Hult Prize pitch contest

Dhoop Energy wins Duke Hult Prize Pitch Contest Dhoop Energy, a startup founded by a team of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke University advances to regional final to compete for $1 million prize to implement and scale development of a solar-powered unit for street vendors in urban slums.

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November 16, 2015

Premium Lock Sixteen teams to pitch social enterprise ideas at Hult Prize event at Duke on Wednesday

A student team prepares for their Hult Prize pitch at Duke University Sixteen teams are set to pitch social enterprise concepts to a panel of judges at Duke University on Wednesday, November 18. The contest is a regional event and the first step toward winning $1 million through the Hult Prize, which aims to address population issues in urban environments.

November 9, 2015

Premium Lock Duke researchers at Durham Innovation District achieve breakthrough in understanding heart disease

A Duke Medicine research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease. The team operates out of the Durham Innovation District.

Tags: Duke, Genomics
Updated October 30, 2015

Premium Lock ChopTix wants to create mobile market for scalping event tickets

Deon McCormick, who played football for Duke University and coached there after he graduated in 2007, always noticed the same thing as he traveled from stadium to stadium: the number of scalpers selling tickets to the games. McCormick, who prefers calling them "professional sellers," says at one big game "I saw 100-plus outside that stadium. I thought, 'wow,' there is a huge market here."

ChopTix provides a mobile market for last minute ticket sales ChopTix provides a mobile market for last minute ticket sales

October 28, 2015

Premium Lock Chapel Hill-based Golden Bell Partners Fund II raises $140.8M

Chapel Hill-based Golden Bell Partners Fund II, one of two pooled investment funds created by former head of Duke University Investment Management Co., (DUMAC) Edward Hutchinson, has raised $140,850,000 in equity from six investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Golden Bell Partners founder Edward Hutchinson Golden Bell Partners founder Edward Hutchinson

Updated October 27, 2015

Premium Lock Entrepreneurship overcame depression for Mati founder

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.

Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy

Updated October 20, 2015

Premium Lock American Underground sending the most startups to Silicon Valley tech campus

The participating Triangle startup execs posed for the photo on the rooftop patio of the American Underground@Main. They are (l to r):Tyler Sickel, Business Development MATI; Tatiana Birgisson, Founder & CEO MATI; Brandon Magsamen, CEO CrowdTunes; Deon McCormick, CEO ChopTix. The American Underground@Main is sending three startup founders to Silicon Valley, Nov. 2-6, for a special "exchange" program -- the most of any of the hubs participating from around the world.

Updated October 19, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH first on list of top grad programs for business & management

University graduate program rankings The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the top overall graduate school for business and management, according to, which has released its fall 2015 rankings and UNC-CH was cited for three other programs. Duke University ranked first in three categories.

Tags: Duke, UNC-CH
Updated October 15, 2015

Premium Lock Triangle woman wins Uber Sixth Star award

Lisa Schuerenberg won Uber Sixth Star award. A Triangle woman has racked up the highest rating for a female Uber partner on the East Coast, winning the ride-sharing company's highest honor, The Sixth Star.

Tags: People, Duke
October 7, 2015

Premium Lock Zebrafish Reveals Infection's Sci-Fi-Worthy Creep Into the Brain

Menningitis imaged Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain infection that kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year.

September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Longfellow closes on $117.7M purchase of Durham's Keystone Technology Park

Longfellow Boston-based Longfellow Real Estate Partners closed on its $117.7 million buy of 11 single-story office buildings at Keystone Technology Park in Durham.

Tags: Duke, Sensus
September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Duke FDA nominee's big pharma ties; Kickstarter for public good; aliens encrypting messages?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Duke FDA nominee's ties to big pharma questioned; Snowden says aliens may be encrypting messages; Kickstarter reincorporates; Pandora stock volatile.

Updated September 17, 2015

Premium Lock Duke spinout stock jumps on clinical trial results

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Duke University spinout Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqZ:AERI) saw its market value restored when the company reported successful results for its glaucoma treatment Wednesday.

September 16, 2015

Premium Lock Duke's Robert Califf nominated for FDA Commissioner

Dr. Robert Califf tapped to be FDA Commissioner President Obama has nominated Dr. Robert Califf, a Duke University where he helped found the Duke Clinical Research Organization to be the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner.

Updated September 4, 2015

Premium Lock Who's best presidential contender for business? Trump, say CFOs in Duke survey

Donald Trump and former tech executive Carly Fiorina are the top two presidential contenders in terms of who would be best for business, says a new survey of chief financial officers by Duke University. But none of the contenders received more than 19.4 percent of the "votes."

August 25, 2015

Premium Lock CMOs to surge mobile spending 160% despite questions about performance

Chief marketing officers are betting big on mobile ads, planning to increase spending a "whopping" - to use the survey's own word - 160 percent over the next three years. Yet they are doing so despite questions about how effective mobile ads are, says a new survey from the Chief Marketing Officer survey from Duke's Fuqua Business School.

Tracking ad performance Tracking ad performance

August 21, 2015

Premium Lock Uber lawsuit grows; pushback at Netflix over benefits; Twitter stock falters; K4Connect makes deal; Duke's drone lab

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: San Francisco broadens lawsuit against Uber; Netflix faces protests over baby benefit; Twitter's stock falters; good news for Raleigh startup K4Connect; and Duke is opening a drone lab on the coast.

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