Posts tagged “Events”

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Atlanta's Stackfolio wins Google Demo Day; investors invited to Durham

Atlanta-based startup Stackfolio, an online marketplace for bank loan trading, won the Judges Favorite award at the 2017 Google Demo Day event. It out-pitched 12 other startups, including Durham's PRSONAS, to take home a $150,000 investment from Tech Square Labs

American Underground's Adam Klein at Google Demo Day in San Francisco American Underground's Adam Klein at Google Demo Day in San Francisco

June 9

Premium Lock '35-45 seconds:' Two veterans share investor advice at Google Demo Day event

What do investors look for during startup pitch events? Dave Neal, co-founder of the Startup Factory, and John Austin, director of NC IDEA's Groundwork Labs, offer specific advice at the Google Demo Day watch party.

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May 22

Premium Lock The Human Future: Evolution inside the genome revolution

We learned a lot from the first genetics revolution, the sequencing of the entire human genome from 1997-2003. But what's exciting now in the field is the new technology that allows changing the genome in very precise ways, says Charlie Gersbach, a Duke department of biomedical engineering professor.

Updated May 22

Premium Lock The Human Future: Brain machine interfaces let paraplegics walk (+ videos)

Seeing paraplegics who haven't moved their legs in 12 years walk with an exoskeleton and brain-machine interface, or monkeys wired to a mind-interface playing video games is like watching a science fiction film. And much of what's making this possible is happening "right here at Duke," says a principal scientist.

May 9

Premium Lock Exclusive: IBM making computing horsepower available to the masses

What's coming next on top of IBM's Watson super computer and hybrid-public cloud offerings? "Unlocking the horsepower of analytics in the cloud to solve data problems in education, energy research, and healthcare." So says Kevin Eagan, chief experience officer and general manager of digital experiences at IBM in an exclusive interview with WRAL Techwire.

Updated May 8

Premium Lock Charlotte's Edquity wins NCTA Startup Showcase + Snapshots of all finalists

Edquity, a Charlotte-based startup selling a first of its kind college financial planning and management app for high school and college students, won the Startup Showcase at the NCTA State of Technology event in Durham Friday. It won the audience vote over five other finalists. Plus: Snapshots of all the finalists.

Brilliant Sole presented at the NCTA Startup Showcase Brilliant Sole presented at the NCTA Startup Showcase

Updated May 8

Premium Lock IBM exec: Big Blue had to 'turn itself upside down' to survive

IBM had to "Turn itself upside down," to meet the challenges of the digital age," says Kevin Eagan, IBM's chief digital experience officer and general manager of digital platforms, in the opening keynote address at NCTA's State of Technology 2017 event in Durham.

Kevin Eagan, IBM general manager, digital platforms Kevin Eagan, IBM general manager, digital platforms

April 20

Premium Lock IoT Slam Live announces agenda for June RTP event

 The Internet of Things community, the world's largest network of corporate executives and IoT professionals, has disclosed the agenda for its IoT Slam Live conference. The event is set for June 21-22 at the Archie K Conference Center in Reseach Triangle Park.

Updated April 20

Premium Lock What's behind the SEVC name change to Fusion Conference?

Triangle-based TechMedia has renamed its Southeast Venture Conference to the Fusion Conference, with the first event flying under the new name set for June 7-8, 2017 in Washington, DC. WRAL Techwire conducted a question and answer session with Eric Gregg, who heads TechMedia with partner Scott Hedrick, to talk about the name change and the first Fusion event in June.

Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC. Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC.

March 2

Premium Lock NCBIO seeks full funding for job training programs

Sam Taylor, NCBIO president, says that over the next two years, hNorth Carolina biotech manufacturers will need about 2,000 additional workers. Lobbying for full funding of North Carolina State University's biotech training program is thus a priority for NCBIO in 2017.

NCBIO President Sam Taylor NCBIO President Sam Taylor

February 9

Premium Lock Triad BioNight set for March 30, award nominations open

2017 Triad BioNight is March 30 The Triad BioNight 2017, which is anchored by the presentation of the regional Excellence Awards, is set for March 30. . Nominations for the slate of Excellence awards opened Monday.

January 27

Premium Lock Bull City Venture Outlook: Keep the faith, VC tells entrepreneurs

What's the key to eventual success as an entrepreneur? "Keep the faith and remain dogged," Accel Venture Partner Alex Estevez said at the Bull City Venture Partners 2017 Venture Outlook event Thursday.

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Updated January 27

Premium Lock $10B fund Accel 'looking for deals in this neck of the woods"

"It has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur," said Alex Estevez, venture partner with $10 billion fund Accel, which, he added, is "Looking for deals in this neck of the woods." He keynoted the Bull City Venture Partners Venture Outlook 2017 in Raleigh on Thursday.

Alex Estevez, venture partner, Accel Alex Estevez, venture partner, Accel

Updated January 27

Premium Lock At VC event, angels tell entrepreneurs: 'Do your homework'

Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano woke some folks up Thursday morning during a panel on angel investing at the Bull City Venture Partners Venture Outlook event, telling the many entrepreneurs in attendance, "80 percent of you might as well shut down your companies and get a job."

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December 27, 2016

Premium Lock NC Chamber & Bankers Association present annual economic forecast January 4

Economic Forum The North Carolina Chamber and the North Carolina Bankers Association will present the 15th Annual Economic Forecast Forum January 4, a gathering of some of the state's most powerful and influential leaders to discuss the economic forecast for the year ahead.

December 14, 2016

Premium Lock Life Sciences Forums to continue in 2017

The popular Life Science Forums from The North Carolina Biotech Center (NCBC) and North Carolina Center of Innovation Network (NC COIN) will continue in 2017 and the schedule has been announced.


Updated December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Trump invites top tech execs to Wednesday summit

Donald Trump A handful of top tech execs from Google (Alphabet), Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and Oracle and others have been invited to a summit Wednesday by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Recode reports.

November 18, 2016

Premium Lock Morgan Spurlock tells Internet Summit: Take risks, make a difference

What does it take to create stories that make a difference in the world, Morgan Spurlock, asked the Internet Summit Thursday at lunch. Spurlock found fame with the documentary "Super Size Me," going 30 days eating nothing but fast food and reporting the results.

November 18, 2016

Premium Lock Internet Summit: What do successful innovators do? They find a new medium

Patrick Vlaskovits Patrick Vlaskovits, who gave new meaning to the phrase "the medium is the message" in a presentation at the Internet Summit on Thursday, wants your forgiveness.

November 18, 2016

Premium Lock Startup unveils flashy content management system at Internet Summit

Do conferences such as the Internet Summit do much for the companies with promotional tables at the event? Gabriel Stevens launched ownCMS four days before this year's event at the Raleigh Convention Center hoping that it would.

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