Posts tagged “Duke”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the top overall graduate school for business and management, according to Graduateprograms.com, which has released its fall 2015 rankings and UNC-CH was cited for three other programs. Duke University ranked first in three categories.
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.
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."
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.
Uber lawsuit grows; pushback at Netflix over benefits; Twitter stock falters; K4Connect makes deal; Duke's drone lab
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.