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Posts tagged “ExitEvent”

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Restaurants love Triangle startup Stealz, but will customers?

The founders of social media engagement app Stealz came together to start a nonprofit organization to help school systems raise more money. In the process, they met owners of restaurants, bars and venues and learned of a key problem in marketing and growing their businesses. They didn't have the time, or the content, to take advantage of social media. Stealz helps. But is Stealz a steal for users? ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman takes an inside look at the company, its growth and its challenges.

The founding team of Stealz The founding team of Stealz

Updated September 26

Mastering the warm introduction: Some helpful tips

ExitEvent's new logo For the past three months leading up to the CED Tech Venture Conference, the team at CED has been busy making matches between potential investors/corporates and ventures seeking funding/partners. Expanding and utilizing this network is a key pillar in CED's mission going forward. In many cases, it involves the 'warm introduction.'

September 24

Duke's grand entrepreneurship experiment (and its 16 test subjects)

A few weeks ago, I entered a classroom filled with a very unlikely group of Duke students. There were intellectuals pursuing vastly different interests--Pratt School of Engineering students, literature enthusiasts, Econ stars, global health/political science double majors. But even though the textbooks we carried couldn't have been more dissimilar, we gathered for one singular purpose: how can we further Duke's mission of knowledge in the service of society, and how will the new Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Certificate help us do that?

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September 23

Networking advice: Why you want biotechies to come to your parties

Ricky Spreo Why do you want biotech industry representatives at your networking event? Ricky Spero, co-founder and VP of Product Development at Rheomics, offers his thoughts in a post written for ExitEvent.

September 22

First-person: I skipped law school and a publishing career to start a company

Suzanne Matthews, a correspondent for ExitEvent, writes about reaching her decision to become an entrepreneur and launch a company. "The universe said I was there to discover my dream," she writes after signing up for a class on entrepreneurship at N.C. State.

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September 16

The curtain lifts: ExitEvent unveils a colorful new website

ExitEvent, a news partner of WRAL TechWire and a fellow Capitol Broadcasting venture, went live with a new website on Monday. The site, which focuses on startups, features more headlines, is more colorful, incorporates a new logo, and highlights video interviews.

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September 12

NC DataPalooza wraps up Entrepreneurship Week - Why open data matters

Forward Triangle: Triangle Entrepreneurship Week concludes Friday with the NC DataPalooza today at Red Hat. Ian Henshaw, a participant on the winning team a year ago and a judge at today's finals, discusses why entrepreneurs should be interested in open data.

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September 11

ExitEvent prepares to launch new website next week

ExitEvent ExitEvent is preparing to unveil a new website next week. While retooling, the website will not be publishing new stories for a few days.

September 10

AuthenTec co-founder: Startup CEOs get too much credit for what is a team sport

Yes, Scott Moody co-founded and led AuthenTec, which was sold to Apple. But did he deserve all the media attention and credit for the deal? Not hardly, he writes.

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September 8

Bullish beachside businesses beckon in Wilmington

Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference A day in Wilmington at the Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference revealed some pretty interesting, headline-grabbing young companies. Though I met some of these entrepreneurs during a visit in March, I'm struck again by the diversity of ideas in Wilmington and the national traction and attention these companies have received despite their small beach town digs.

September 5

UNC professor's recipe for successful entrepreneurial ecosystem

Ted Zoller Laura Baverman, editor of ExitEvent, covered the Coastal Connect conference in Wilmington on Thursday and offers this report about UNC Professor Ted Zoller's expert view on how to build a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Updated September 5

Premium Lock First 10 years of American Tobacco: It's a long-term plan

The American Tobacco Historic District celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday with a "block party." And an increasingly important part of the project is the American Underground, which is home to a growing number of startups. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio writes about American Tobacco's influence on him and his own startup, ExitEvent.

Watching the Bulls from work ... Watching the Bulls from work ...

September 4

Are IPOs dead? Not hardly, says Durham venture capitalist

ExitEvent In the past couple of years, an unprecedented number of venture-backed companies have closed financings of $100M or more at valuations above $1 billion. This phenomenon has led to grumbling by some--most notably, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen--that the "IPO is dying" and that individual investors are "missing out" on what used to be great opportunities to ride exciting young companies from their IPOs onward. Is that really the case?

September 3

Ask ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo: Evaluating your big idea

ExitEvent In part two of a post written for ExitEvent, ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo talks about how to turn ideas into companies.

Updated September 2

NCSU opens new home for student entrepreneurship

N.C. State will cut the ribbon Tuesday for its Innovation Hall, a new residence hall at Centennial Campus. It will serve as the headquarters for student entrepreneurs.

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August 26

Premium Lock What to expect from the Raleigh Innovation Summit

ExitEvent This year's Raleigh Innovation Summit, coming September 10 during Entrepreneurship Week, will celebrate successes since then. It will also explore the link between the health of cities and the vibrancy of entrepreneurial communities.

August 25

Premium Lock ExitEvent News: Software talent isn't that hard to find

ExitEvent PencilBlue CEO Blake Callens and and co-founder of the Raleigh Entrepreneurial Acceleration Lab is a regular contributor to ExitEvent. In this story, as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent, he discusses the job market for software engineers and how creativity is sometimes taken out of the interview process.

August 22

Premium Lock Forget business networking - build personal relationships

ExitEvent Thoughts on networking from ExitEvent Founder Joe Procopio: I've seen a rash of thought-expert pieces lately on the art of networking. Some of them are quite smart. Others are straight garbage.

August 21

Premium Lock Building a startup in the Ukraine? Yes, Durham entrepreneurs say

Groundwork Labs graduates William and Galyna Tate prepare to return to the U.S. and launch their startup after six months in the war-torn nation. Galyna is a native of the Ukraine and still has family there. They discuss their startup and the challenges they have faced in a Q&A.

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August 20

Premium Lock Silicon Valley accelerator picks Durham startup Mission 100 Percent

ExitEvent Prestigious Valley accelerator Imagine K12 picks Mission 100 Percent for its next class, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

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