Posts tagged “Incubators”
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.
Startups housed at the American Underground's Raleigh location on Fayetteville Street will be looking for new offices soon as it transforms into an Iron Yard training facility. Aimed at filling the local demand for technology talent, the coding school will offer a three-month program costing $12,000.
Jim Roberts outlines efforts to grow the innovation economy on North Carolina's East Coast. He includes advice to startups from three successful East Coast entrepreneurs.
Adam Hill, director of Charlotte's Packard Place startup hub, is stepping down after four years. But he's not moving far. Hill is taking a job with a startup formerly based at Packard Place.
Cary-based Cofounder Capital is about to close its third early-stage startup funding today as it prepares for an open house where prominent local angel investors and entrepreneurs are expected Aug. 3. The $12 million fund operates differently than most venture funds or angel groups.
The Raleigh Incubator on South Wilmington Street, idle for several years following an embezzlement scandal, may get new life. The Raleigh city council plans to start accepting offers from companies that want to operate the facility on Aug. 7.
Arcato Labs, a Durham startup, is taking a new route raising growth capital to commercialize a product that reduces the discomfort of braces. It plans to raise $1 million to $1.5 million through new rules allowing the public solicitation of investors.
Today's interview focuses on Corey Post, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Startup Factory, where he mentors new companies on how to generate qualified Internet traffic and build an online following. Post is leading a new American Underground-backed company, The Digital Marketing Foundry, which will offer digital marketing instruction in a classroom setting.
Groundwork Labs is a program to help early stage startups reach their next goal. We share many characteristics of an accelerator: mentoring, connections, and advice over an intense two to four month period. But we do not take an equity stake or make an investment. We offer our program at no charge through the support of NC IDEA, a not for profit whose mission is helping startups in North Carolina.