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Posts tagged “ExitEvent”

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Will Startup Factory grad IMNEXT be the Uber of contracting?

ExitEvent's new logo The latest cohort of startups are moving on from The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman profiles IMNEXT, one of the latest five.

November 21

Six media innovation projects built at UNC-CH

ExitEvent's new logo A variety of new projects that students believe can impact journalism were recently unveiled at UNC-Chapel Hill's Reese News Lab. Aaron Scarboro provides an overview for ExitEvent.

November 17

Looking ahead to Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC

ExitEvent's new logo 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.

Updated November 11

ChannelAdvisor's Wingo invests in app-powered mobile car wash

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.

App brings Spiffy to you App brings Spiffy to you

November 11

10 Startups to Watch: Organic Transit, vehicles for 'environmental prosperity'

ExitEvent's new logo 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.

November 7

Institute for Emerging Issues returns to its roots with 2015 prizes for innovation

ExitEvent's new logo 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.

November 4

Raleigh software startup Pendo raises $1M

ExitEvent's new logo A Raleigh startup run by Rally Software, Red Hat, and Google veterans announces $1M in funding and first product launch. WRAL TechWire news partner ExitEvent has the details.

November 3

10 Startups to Watch: Apex-based Blue Gas Marine

ExitEvent's new logo 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.

October 31

Startup Photofy raises $1M, releases photo platform for brands

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.

Photofy touts its app Photofy touts its app

October 30

Dorm Room Fund makes $20,000 bet on Durham's RocketBolt

ExitEvent's new logo 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.

October 27

ExitEvent: 10 Startups to Watch - DocsInk, Digitizing the Doctor's Office

ExitEvent 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.

Updated October 17

Premium Lock What is 'All Things Open' - a conference or a movement?

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.

All Things Open  All Things Open

October 13

Premium Lock ExitEvent News: How Triangle startup women are taking action

ExitEvent 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.

October 8

Premium Lock Google-backed MindSumo, which matches students and jobs, opens Durham office

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.

October 7

Premium Lock Silicon Valley's 'Move Loot' picks RTP for second furniture marketplace

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.

Move Loot comes to Triangle Move Loot comes to Triangle

Updated October 6

Premium Lock How data crunched, visualized at UNC became a powerful tool in Ebola fight

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.

Tracking Ebola in Liberia Tracking Ebola in Liberia

October 2

Premium Lock Stop dreaming, ladies: Five tips for aspiring female entrepreneurs

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.

Talking entrepreneurship for women at Duke Talking entrepreneurship for women at Duke

September 30

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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?

Duke's future entrepreneurs Duke's future entrepreneurs

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