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Agricultural technology startups received a huge boost Thursday with the formal launch of the AgTech Accelerator in RTP. From funding to space to advisory services, entrepreneurs can draw on a variety of resources to launch and grow new companies, says the Accelerator's CEO in the first of a multi-part interview.
Bivarus, a startup focusing on patient experience anayltics that raised $2 million in March, has acquired a Hickory-based firm that provides healthcare measurement and consulting.
Genohm, a European-based bioinformatics firm, is expanding to Durham. And the company is hiring. It's based at The American Underground.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center works across the state to grow companies and technologies that will help to heal, fuel and feed the world. As you can imagine, we hear a lot of great stories while doing this work. And nowhere are there more stories than in Durham.
The CEO of the greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is standing by the organization's demand that the North Carolina General Assembly repeal House Bill 2 even as its own website includes angry reaction to the decision. Not all Chamber members supported the decision, either. But Tim Giuliani says the demand "puts policy over politics."
The Triangle's high-tech and startup communities have been among the most outspoken critics of "HB2," and the Greater Raleigh of Chamber of Commerce weighed in on the battle Tuesday. Its CEO called for "immediate repeal" of the bill, pointing out that a tech company had pulled a possible 1,000 job expansion.
Honda Aero on Tuesday broke ground for a major expansion of its jet engine manufacturing capabilities in Burlington.
Raleigh-based Lulu, a global provider of self-publishing services, is the latest tech firm to join the protests against North Carolina's HB2. Meanwhile, 170 startups and emerging firms have now signed a petition formally protesting the bill.
The third significant venture capital report is in and it's a "good quarter," says one venture tracker. As for the rest of 2016, it is likely to be challenging, say numerous Triangle executives. But the underlying strength of N.C.'s startup ecosystem appears to be very strong.
Entrepreneurs in the Triangle are still optimistic about their businesses come what may over the next six months, but they aren't quite as excited as at the same time a year ago, a new NCSU Entrepreneurship Clinic survey reports. Are politics to blame?
- Asian shares lower ahead of closely watched US jobs report
- Firm to restart shuttered Siler City chicken plant, creating 500 jobs
- FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed
- Durham startup doesn't win Google Demo Day but still could get $$$
- House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars