Posts tagged “ExitEvent”
Once a year in 265 locations across the world, people from 140 countries come together to celebrate entrepreneurship. For the last two years, UNC has ranked as one of GEW's top university partners nationwide, a credit to the resources UNC-Chapel Hill has dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the Triangle's collaborative startup community. So writes Aaron Scarboro at ExitEvent.
Scot Wingo, co-founder and CEO of global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor and an angel investor' is making a play in the mobile app space. He's backing Spiffy, a Triangle-based mobile car wash venture powered by a mobile app. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman has the details.
Durham-based ELF, the designer and producer of solar, electric, pedal-powered vehicle, is one of NCTA's Beacon Award winners. In the latest in a series of profiles about the 10 winners, writer Ann Revell-Pechar offers a profile at ExitEvent.
The Institute for Emerging Issues, which now plans the annual spring forum, was founded in 2002 and began offering prizes to bright and enterprising students in 2011. The mission of those prizes is for students from around the state to find creative ways to address crucial problems in North Carolina. At stake are more than $100,000 in prizes.
This is the latest in a series of 10 profiles provided by the North Carolina Technology Association highlighting its newest Beacon Award category, Ten Startups to Watch. The companies will be recognized during the organization's November 6th NC Technology Awards Gala. Blue Gas Marine was profiled in ExitEvent.
Raleigh-based startup Photofy has raised $1 million in new capital and also released a first-of-its-kind photo platform for brands. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.
ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman explores the first Triangle deal made by Dorm Room Fund, a First Roun Capital-backed investment fund. Receiving the $20,000 convertible note is RocketBolt, which recently was selected for The Startup Factory.
This is the first of 10 profiles provided by the North Carolina Technology Association highlighting its newest Beacon Award category, Ten Startups to Watch. The companies will be recognized during the organization's NC Technology Awards Gala on Nov. 6. This report is part of a news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.
In preparation for All Things Open 2014 next week in Raleigh, Amy Huffman of ExitEvent provides the low-down on the conference and the movement.
The first Triangle Startup Weekend Women event shows the action and inspiration happening in women in startups movement. Journalist Laura Baverman captures the story from last weekend as part the news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.
The co-founders envision MindSumo becoming a sort of LinkedIn for college students and young graduates, eventually providing a critical mass of candidates so recruiters would pay for access to the database. But the bread and butter of the site is that extra level of insight into the candidates as a result of the challenges they complete, writes ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Y Combinator, Google Ventures-funded Move Loot picks Raleigh-Durham for its second furniture marketplace. Two of its co-founders are UNC-Chapel Hill graduates, but more than Tar Heel connections were part of the expansion decision, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Local Emmy-winning journalist turned professor, Steven King, was the first call of friend and former colleague Ken Harper of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at Syracuse University. Harper was asked by a colleague in Liberia to design a tool to combat the deadly disease's spread. King, a professor at UNC, responded with a website visualizing Ebola-related data. ExitEvent's Amy Huffman has the details.
Women have a tough time becoming entrepreneurs. Not many people I know would be willing to argue against this statement. Whether it be familial responsibilities, lack of confidence, stereotypes, or discrimination, there are many forces pushing against us when it comes to starting a business. So how can women succeed? A forum at Duke provides some answers, reports ExitEvent's Ibana Anand.
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.
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.'
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?