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Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting that the deal would lead to greater investments in technology that could help American farmers. Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont also defend deal plans.
The world's entrepreneurs used to dream of coming to Silicon Valley because it was the innovation capital of the world and there were few opportunities elsewhere. This is no longer the case, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.
Startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies across North Carolina seeking funding should be sure to check on the availability of federal grants. Why? A recent review of data finds that N.C. firms are winning more dollars even as national grants decline.
Jesica Averhart, an executive with The American Underground in Durham, will succeed Winkie La Force as president of Leadership Triangle.
North Carolina receives a "B+" for state government technology performance, the highest grade it has received to date in the bi-annual study since the survey moved to a grade-based ranking system in 2010.
Bob Geolas won't talk about the circumstances surrounding his departure as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the RTP itself. But he does say he is "cheering them on" when discussing the Park's future.
A virtual wall of silence surrounds what happened at the Research Triangle Foundation that triggered the pending departure of CEO Bob Geolas. The Foundation's board chair does acknowledge it is taking some steps to consider what to do.
Bob Geolas, hired in 2011 to lead development of a new strategic plan for Research Triangle Park, is leaving as president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the Park.
What can entrepreneur support organizations and economic development organizations do within cities to avoid becoming bureaucracies and simply remove barriers to quick growth and success? Here are recommendations.
HQ Raleigh really has been more than a shared office space project from its launch nearly three years ago. Networking, mentoring, more. A community. Recent expansion is taking the HQ Raleigh concept to other markets. And now with a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA, HQ Raleigh is embarking on a new incubation effort called HQ BAM. So what is it?
NC IDEA has steadily been expanding its mission since Thom Ruhe took over as executive director, and the evolution continued on Tuesday with the news that the foundation is taking over operations of SoarTriangle. The group focuses on mentoring women-led startups, and NC IDEA was to explore ways to help, particularly in raising capital.
Prescient, which officials said has a design platform that offers a faster and more cost-effective alternative to conventional building, will invest more than $18.8 million in the facility at North Carolina Commerce Park near Mebane.
The US Department of Homeland Security is going to make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country if they and their startup companies meet certain criteria to ensure they provide a "significant public benefit." That includes creating jobs and drawing investors to their US companies.
Metrics Contract Services is investing $3.5 million in a 15,000-square-foot specialized drug stability storage expansion in Greenville that will triple its current capacity as part of a larger $80 million expansion. It plans to hire 110 scientists and technicians.
A new General Assembly is coming to the Triangle - and it's not made up of politicians. This General Assembly is a fast-growing workforce training startup that plans to open an operation somewhere in RTP in coming months. GA is looking for a local manager - and space. In an exclusive interview, WRAL TechWire talks with the firm's general manager for campus education and operations about why GA is coming to the Triangle plus how GA differs from competitors.
- Tech links: Cisco UK layoffs; Cisco security bug; Google blockchain; IBM, Cisco mulling Imperva; AT&T fine; GSK arthritis drug
- RTP headlines: Biologics layoffs; Matthew Coppedge's new gig; Justin Miller's new taco carts; 'solar trees;' Startup factory lessons
- Novan's smashing debut: Durham pharmaceutical firm's stock soars 65%