Posts tagged “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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?