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Posts tagged “Incubators”

July 10

Premium Lock Five startup concepts we need to teach right now: Part 2

What are the key issues to teach people if they want to launch a startup that is successful? From classrooms to the real world, entrepreneurs of all ages need help in learning how. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, a veteran of several startups himself, offers advice on what can be done to strengthen startup education in the second of a two-part report.

Building startups Building startups

July 8

Premium Lock Five startup concepts we need to teach right now

From classrooms to the real world, entrepreneurs of all ages need help in learning how to build a successful startup. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, a veteran of several startups himself, offers advice on what can be done to strengthen startup education. He starts with passion and managing risk.

Building startups Building startups

May 23

Premium Lock First Flight president sees investment potential in 'Big Launch' winners

Using nanotechnology for textile production and development of waterless toilets were the big ideas being turned into businesses that led to two Raleigh firms winning the "Big Launch Challenge." And judge/angel investor Andy Schwab, the leader of First Flight Venture Center which helped put on the event, likes what he sees in both firms.

Andy Schwab runs the First Flight Venture Center. Andy Schwab runs the First Flight Venture Center.

May 14

Premium Lock 5 Triangle firms among 6 finalists in $30,000 pitch challenge

Six companies - five of them from the Triangle- are finalists in "The Big Launch Challenge" being put on by the First Flight Venture Center in RTP and Virginia-based Launch Place.

The Big Launch Challenge The Big Launch Challenge

May 14

Premium Lock Veteran execs to talk bootstrapping keys for startups

Three well-known, successful Triangle tech entrepreneurs who navigated their ways from startups to successful exits will share their wisdom and experiences about bootstrapping to success tonight at the First Flight Venture Center.

Bootstrap your way to mountaintop Bootstrap your way to mountaintop

Updated May 7

Premium Lock What are VCs looking for? Inside the money panel at SEVC

Golden egg hunt for investors We've updated and expanded this report from Atlanta. What are the hot segments in which venture capitalists are looking to invest these days? What advice to they have for entrepreneurs? A panel at the Southeast Venture Capital Conference on Tuesday offers insight. Jim Roberts of UNC-Wilmington blogs from Atlanta for WRAL TechWire.

Updated April 25

Premium Lock Durham-created app among iTunes' best new games

Scrap Squad, an app that asks players to accumulate points by properly recycling, is among the top new games this week in the iTunes store.

April 9

Premium Lock Triangle startups ready to compete in Charlotte Venture Challenge

Charlotte Venture Challenge Six Triangle companies have been selected among 39 other to compete in the 13th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge next month in the Queen City.

Updated March 28

Premium Lock Need startup help? City of Raleigh offers new guide to Triangle

ExitEvent The City of Raleigh's new online Small Business Resource Guide is a one-stop document for need-to-know information, It this latest post from the news partnership between ExitEvent and WRALTechWire, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman takes a deep dive into the project.

March 28

Premium Lock Salute! Startups to be Charlotte's queen for the day on April 4

Don't be surprised if you start hearing more and more about the Charlotte startup scene in the coming months. For one thing, they're going to be celebrating it when a number of local startups and startup-related organizations come together on April 4th for Charlotte's first-ever Startup Community Celebration. And the city has plenty to shout about these days WRALTechWire's Joe Procopio has the exclusive story for our Insiders.

Startups, not just a sculpture downtown, add glitz in Charlotte Startups, not just a sculpture downtown, add glitz in Charlotte

Updated March 5

Premium Lock New $30,000 pitch challenge to feature NC, Va. startups

The First Flight Venture Center in RTP and Virginia-based Launch Place are teaming up to put on "The Big Launch Challenge" in which startups will compete for top prizes of up to $15,000 each.

The Big Launch Challenge The Big Launch Challenge

February 25

Premium Lock Startup drug developer Dignify names former BDSI, Closure exec as CEO

Dignify Therapeutics Research Triangle Park-based Dignify, which recently set up operations at startup incubator First Flight Venture Center, has hired industry veteran Benny Ward as its CEO.

Updated February 20

Premium Lock Kiss-and-tell exclusive: Why Google just loves the Triangle

From Google's selection of the Triangle as part of its Tech Hub network to demonstrating Google Glass here first to picking the Triangle as a possible site for Google Fiber, the Internet giant keeps intensifying its love affair with our region/ Why? In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire, the head of Google's entrepreneur effort explains why.

Mary Grove, left, checks out new Underground @Raleigh Mary Grove, left, checks out new Underground @Raleigh

Updated February 11

Premium Lock News from ExitEvent: DXLab Design brings Valley-like thinking to Triangle startups

ExitEvent Laura Baverman, editor of the ExitEvent blog, offers an exclusive story: "Meet the Man Bringing Valley-like Design Thinking to Triangle Startups." The interview tells "he back story behind DXLab Design's new partnership with HQ Raleigh."

Updated February 11

Premium Lock American Underground@Raleigh opens with a 'party' on Feb. 19

Even though some companies have been moving into space "before Christmas," the new launch pad for startups in Raleigh will formally celebrate its opening next week. @Raleigh Raleigh is one of several co-location efforts being made to give new companies a boost.

American Underground  American Underground

Updated February 7

Premium Lock INSIDE 'THINKHOUSE:' CO-LIVING SPACE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

This ain't Animal House. It's all about business - with some "frat" thrown in. But can a house in Boylan Heights devoted to eight entrepreneurs known as ThinkHouse Fellows provide an additional spark to the Triangle's entrepreneurial business sector? "It's an incredible experience," one of the new residents declare. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker tours the remodeled residence and provides a detailed first-person account for our Insiders.

Raleigh's "ThinkHouse" Raleigh's "ThinkHouse"

February 6

Premium Lock Biotech Center awards $50K loan to Dignify Therapeutics, also hires marketing manager

Dignify Therapeutics Research Triangle Park-based Dignify, which recently set up operations at startup incubator First Flight Venture Center, is developing drugs to address incontinence. Meanwhile, the Biotech Center has hired a N.C. Department of Commerce executive to lead its marketing efforts.

Updated February 4

Premium Lock Designers to get dedicated lab space at HQ Raleigh

HQ Raleigh Startup co-working space provider HQ Raleigh will now be home to a design incubator intended to support as many as five design entrepreneurs.

Updated February 3

Premium Lock Poetry aside, RTP's news today is crucial to region's future

Let's be candid for a moment when talking about RTP and its technology-life science cluster. There's one straw that stirs the drink - Research Triangle Park. The Park has been the engine for this area's economic development for the past 50 years. And the next stage of the strategic plan being unveiled today is crucial to bringing more attention, more companies and especially more jobs. Talk about startup hubs and incubators is fine, but let's keep some perspective here. Without a reinvigorated Park, the Triangle will have one big hole in the doughnut.

An aerial view of RTP Commons  An aerial view of RTP Commons

Updated January 31

Premium Lock NC IDEA'S biggest grant - $250,000 - gives CED chance to really 'Start Something'

Like any non-profit organization, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development faces a never-ending need to raise money from donors and sponsors. But the $250,000 grant from NC IDEA - the biggest ever given in one sum by the group - is a huge shot-in-the-arm of cash that gives CED leaders a chance to spend less time raising money and more time fueling further growth of the Triangle's resurgent tech community. The $135 million sale of Digitalsmiths is proof CED is crucial to the region's continued growth. And the CED says it has new plans for its future. NC IDEA has bought in. CED must now deliver.

Walk into CED's HQ, see the motto Walk into CED's HQ, see the motto

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