Posts tagged “Incubators”
A new study calls Durham's American Underground "a runaway success." Its annual report for 2015-16 confirms that. It not only hosts 257 companies that spend money locally, it may do something unusual for a nonprofit.
The nation's most interesting startup scene isn't in Silicon Valley, says a new study. Durham's "offbeat incubator American Underground" should be a model for others nationally, according to a University of Virginia "Thriving Cities" report.
The popular Life Science Forums from The North Carolina Biotech Center (NCBC) and North Carolina Center of Innovation Network (NC COIN) will continue in 2017 and the schedule has been announced.
Neuropuro Therapeutics Inc., a Bahama, NC-based company developing a nanoparticle-based imaging technique for the treatment of epilepsy, has sold nearly all of its $200,000 plus equity raise, according to a regulatory filing.
Want insight into what the Triangle region's venture capitalists and angel investors are seeking in 2017? The 7th Annual Entrepreneurs' Series Venture Outlook 2017 is slated for January 26 in Raleigh.
CareAcademy, a Boston-based startup providing online training to caregivers for seniors, won the $5,000 cash prize and $8,000 in computer equipment from Lenovo at the Google for Entrepreneurs Pitch Day Exchange Program for Black Founders. It was held at The American Underground at Main in Durham on Friday.
After restarting this spring, Intersect, a startup in the American Tobacco Campus at Main in Durham, is about four months from launching its software to help fund managers invest in assets that are environmentally friendly and climate-wise, but also deliver high returns.
Lenovo, which recently announced a big funding initiative to start and to develop new companies, is launching an accelerator program. Unfortunately for the Triangle and North Carolina, the first program is based in Hong Kong.
Timber, edtech, shopping and streaming startups take on The Startup Factory's Durham Bootcamp. The third free bootcamp attracts entrepreneurs from around the globe to learn lean canvas, pitch tactics and how to build customer traction.
In an interview with Wake County Economic Development's Executive Director, WRAL Tech Wire's Jason H. Parker explores programs that bolster startup communities outside of Durham, Raleigh, and RTP.
Today, Andy Schwab, president of the First Flight Venture Center, will receive a check for $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for winning the SBA Accelerator Fund Competition in August of 2015.
One of 50 winners chosen from over 800 applicants across the country, First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) received a big boost for their LiftOff program by winning the SBA Accelerator Fund Competition in August. On November 4th, the Center will receive the $50,000 prize money earmarked to start the program designed to assist North Carolina's scientific entrepreneurs with the early grant process.
Mark Dawson was trying to be a fulltime writer, but was getting discouraged. A few years ago, he decided to promote his book via Freebooksy, the first of five e-book focused sites created by Durham-based married entrepreneurs Ricci Wolman and Ferol Vernon as part of Written Word Media. When Dawson first checked the free download numbers on Amazon the morning of the promotion, he was disappointed. So he went for a run. By the time he returned, the Freebootsy email was sent and the free download numbers had exploded.
Durham has gained repeated national attention for it burgeoning startup culture, fueled by multiple downtown incubators and hundreds of fledgling companies throughout the city. A new report from Thumbtack.com lists Durham as number 9 on a list of the top ten cities for Millennial entrepreneurs.