Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated August 8, 2014

Premium Lock Going coastal: Beach, beer and business

Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference Friday, Saturday and Sunday - those are the days many think about when it comes to the Southeastern North Carolina - especially in the summer. It's the other four days of the week economic developers in the region are looking to promote.

Updated August 8, 2014

Premium Lock City of Raleigh offers support to accelerator program

Citrix Venture Accelerator Innovators Program On the heels of last week's Citrix Venture Accelerator Innovators Program announcement, HQ Raleigh announced on Friday a strategic partnership with the City of Raleigh to support the program this fall.

Updated August 8, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft opening North Carolina's first retail store

Microsoft plans to open their new retail store doors at The Streets at Southpoint on Thursday, Aug. 21. The grand opening ceremony also includes an Xbox One event with basketball star Grant Hill.

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August 8, 2014

Premium Lock Entrepreneurship Week coming to Triangle in September

Forward Triangle will bring together the local entrepreneurial community to provide resources, knowledge and connections for businesses to succeed for a week of events in September.

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August 7, 2014

Premium Lock Shoeboxed to anchor American Underground expansion

American Underground      The business services startup said Thursday that it is moving its operations to Main Street in downtown Durham.

Updated August 7, 2014

Premium Lock CED names 18 showcase companies for Tech Venture

Eighteen companies will be featured on the main stage next month at CED Tech Venture Conference, representing North Carolina's hottest emerging technology companies.

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August 7, 2014

Premium Lock National accolades for Raleigh just keep coming

Raleigh is cool, inventive, great for startups and a booming technology hub. That's what the experts keep saying this year for the city.

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August 7, 2014

Premium Lock Ipreo acquisition complete for reported $975 million

Ipreo Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division have bought Ipreo for what sources say is $975 million.

Updated August 6, 2014

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinski to open Raleigh Beer Garden in 2015

After launching The Station at Person Street last year, the CEO of new gaming company Boss Key Productions has partnered once again with local restaurant entrepreneur Niall Hanley to bring the Raleigh Beer Garden to life in Glenwood South.

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August 4, 2014

Premium Lock CeCTO program embraces changes in education technology

The Broadband Report: Fourteen new candidates will kick-off the fifth cohort of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program this week at UNC Chapel Hill. One of Government Technology's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" will be the keynote speaker at the first class scheduled on Wednesday.

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August 4, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding bill on ropes but backers refuse to give up

The N.C. House and Senate meet again this week to try to wrap up businesses, and a bill that contains crowdfunding as well as economic development legislation remains in limbo. Backers are calling for crowdfunding to be voted on separately by the Senate but it's "hard to say" if the politicians will go along.

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August 4, 2014

Premium Lock Your 50 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

August 1, 2014

Premium Lock No crowdfunding yet: N.C. economic development measures caught in adjournment fracas

Great Seal of N.C. A game of legislative chicken leaves the fate of several high-profile economic development measures and crowdfunding in limbo as North Carolina lawmakers shakily wind down their summer session.

Updated August 1, 2014

Premium Lock VC attorney: Crowdfunding will boost growth - but don't expect 'economic miracle'

Raleigh attorney Jim Verdonik, one of the most experienced and outspoken experts when it comes to the ins-and-outs of startup and emerging company financing, says a crowdfunding bill that could pass at any time in the General Assembly is good news. But don't expect miracles. Plus, he notes, the SEC has yet to implement federal legislation known as the JOBS Act. He calls the delay a "disgrace."

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Updated August 1, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding stays alive in revised Senate bill, but ...

NC JOBS Act    NC JOBS Act calling for crowdfunding is included in a big bill the Senate in the early hours of Friday. Next step is a vote in the House where the bill was hit by a barrage of criticism earlier this week.

July 30, 2014

Premium Lock Biotech Center awards $6.3m in loans, grants across state over past year

Dollar sign       The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of its 2013-2014 fiscal year, while the Center's loan recipients brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the period. For its fiscal year, the Biotech Center awarded more than $6.3 million in loans and grants.

Updated July 30, 2014

Premium Lock House won't 'concur' on bill with crowdfunding, but ...

NC JOBS Act    The N.C. House won't "concur" with a big Senate bill that includes crowdfunding and economic development legislation. But that doesn't mean crowdfunding is dead, says WRAL's Capitol Bureau chief.

July 29, 2014

Premium Lock Head's up, entrepreneurs: Triangle startup event calendar is packed

Innovate Raleigh The startup calendar for events in the Triangle is jammed from now through September. The latest update from the Innovation Raleigh provides an in-depth list.

July 29, 2014

Premium Lock Two Raleigh power grid firms to combine: Causam acquiring Power Analytics

Power grid Causam Energy and Power Analytics Corporation, which both have offices in Raleigh, are combining in a deal disclosed Tuesday. The two firms focused on software and solutions for the utilities industry.

Updated July 29, 2014

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: We're heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live longer and healthier lives; robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores. The catch? There won't be much work for human beings, writes former Triangle entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

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