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Triangle tech calendar: Crowdfunding meetup; Innovate Raleigh; CED Tech Venture, WTW's Internet of Things - and more
Crowdfunding legislation has yet to pass in North Carolina, but there's a growing group ready to cash in: NC Triangle Crowdfunders. They are participating in SparkCON. In fact, September is going to be very busy with CED Tech Venture, Innovate Raleigh, WRAL TechWire's Internet of Things event - and many more. Check out the details.
When a chorus of cheers accompanies announcements like the $1.85 billion Novo Nordisk expansion in Clayton, the echo is a reminder: it only happens because a lot of behind-the-scenes work quietly makes it possible.
Mayne Pharma, which already operates a big production plant in Greenville, is going to add as many as 110 jobs as part of a $65 million expansion plan. Jobs include scientists, manufacturing and other positions. It's the second big life science expansion announced in N.C. this week.
Continuing disagreements about the budget dominate the news from the General Assembly, but there is some movement of interest to the state's technology community. A bill regulating ride-sharing services such as Uber is expected to pass today. But what about crowdfunding and that new state venture fund?
Clayton and Johnston County celebrated a big win in the competition for high-paying jobs Wednesday when Novo Nordisk announced plans to expand its plant there by almost 700 employees.
Novo Nordisk is expanding its drug-making presence in Johnston County with a facility that will add 691 jobs. The average wage will be $68,420. Novo Nordisk plans to invest $1.2 billion in the new facility. The state commits more than $18 million in incentives to the project.
State and county executives are expected to announcement a big economic development project that will create "several hundred full-time" jobs in Johnston County. And WRAL TechWire is told that the deal is with a life science company.
Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?
Monday's maniacal trading led to huge losses around the world's stock exchanges - and billionaires along with the common folk took big hits. Among the top losers? Jim Goodnight of SAS, whose fortune dwindled by $377.5 million, according to Bloomberg News' estimates.
CEOs at private companies seldom - if ever - openly disclose revenues and profits. But each year thousands open the books hoping to make the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. And the latest list offers interesting insight into some of the Triangle's prize up-and-comers.
CFOs and CEOs across America have complained about a stronger U.S. dollar creating "headwinds" this year. But another factor is hurting them big time now, both in the pocketbook and in doing business: The stock market plunge in China. Among those tech execs suffering big time is Jim Goodnight of SAS, according to Bloomberg news.
Lee Anne Nance is promoted to chief operating officer at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and Jennifer Bosser is named the executive director of the partnership's high-profile Cleantech Cluster program.
Triangle tech calendar: Raleigh Startup Crawl, Innovate Raleigh, Jim Whitehurst, WTW's Internet of Things
August wraps with a bang - Jim Whitehurst of Red Hat's leadership talk - then September brings a host of events: Innovate Raleigh, the Startup Crawl, CED's Tech Venture, WRAL TechWire's Internet of Things event - and much more. Check out the highlights.
Apex is the No. 1 place to live in the U.S. says Money magazine. In addition to a "charming downtown" and "top-notch schools," the town of 42,150 also draws high marks for "high-paying tech-industry jobs that help make the quality of life here second to none."
If you are interested in learning more about just what the Internet of Things means to you and to your business, then WRAL TechWires' next Executive Exchange event is one you won't want to miss. Jim Davis, chief marketing offer at SAS, and Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T in North Carolina, headline the program. Plus, we have more Triangle tech calendar events.
Consulting and energy industry firms are looking for people with skills beyond what you might expect for tech-related firms. Their "other" needed skills rank higher than software and programming as well as engineers, a new survey from RTI International finds. So what do these firms need?