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Posts tagged “Incubators”

Updated March 24

Premium Lock Startup factory gives boot campers dose of biz reality

Startup Factory 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.

February 12

Premium Lock HQ concept expands to Charlotte

HQ Raleigh HQ Raleigh announced an expansion Friday to Uptown Charlotte. HQ Raleigh will partner with Packard Place on a co-working space there, the third HQ in the Carolinas.

January 15

Premium Lock Durham is one of the hottest cities for 2016, Business Insider says

American Tobacco Campus Durham has nabbed another accolade, this time landing on a list of the 13 hottest cities for 2016, according to Business Insider.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Outside RTP and downtown Raleigh, innovation still occurs in Wake County

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.

Adrienne Cole, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development Adrienne Cole, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development

Updated November 6, 2015

Premium Lock First Flight Venture Center receives $50,000 check from US Small Business Administration

First Flight Venture Center receives $50,000 from the U.S. SBA 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.

October 29, 2015

Premium Lock First Flight Venture Center gets $50K SBA check Nov. 4

First Flight Venture Center 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.

Updated October 22, 2015

Premium Lock Best holiday tech gifts, making room for HQ Raleigh, Quintiles forms alliance, Senate debates cybersecurity bill

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Best Buy survey cites best holiday tech gifts; making room for HQ Raleigh; cyber security bill advances in Senate, Quintiles, IMS Health form alliance.

October 13, 2015

Premium Lock Coastal Federal Credit Union teams with American Underground

American Underground Coastal Federal Credit Union has signed on to boost the American Underground startup ecosystem by providing programming, offering insights to entrepreneurs and sponsoring a community conference room.

Updated October 13, 2015

Premium Lock Looking for free ebooks: try Written Word Media

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.

The Written Word Media team The Written Word Media team

October 5, 2015

Premium Lock Durham named a top 10 city for Millennial entrepreneurs

The Durham Innovation District 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.

September 30, 2015

Premium Lock United Therapeutics settles suit; VacationFutures rebrands, NC cities rated on expansion

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: United Therapeutics settles Sandoz suit; NC metros on growing cities list; VacationFutures rebrands.

Updated September 23, 2015

Premium Lock American Underground shifting Raleigh incubator to Iron Yard code training

Ameican Underground Raliegh facility 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.

September 17, 2015

Premium Lock Bunker RDU to offer free incubator, mentoring to military vets

The Frontier Military veteran entrepreneurs will soon have access to free incubator space in an incubator created by The Bunker RDU, part of a national non-profit organization.

Updated September 11, 2015

Premium Lock Wilmington building a Coastal Corridor of Innovation

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.

Jim Roberts Jim Roberts

July 29, 2015

Premium Lock Director of Charlotte's Packard Place startup hub is stepping down

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.

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Updated July 27, 2015

Premium Lock CoFounders Capital to make 3rd investment, open house planned

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.

Cary-based Cofounders Capital's David Gardner Cary-based Cofounders Capital's David Gardner

July 27, 2015

Premium Lock Raleigh council to seek operator for stagnant incubator

Raleigh Business and Technology Center 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.

July 24, 2015

Premium Lock Proto Labs on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight board; REACH NC moves to The Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Proto Labs expansion on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight Venture Center board; REACH NC moves to the Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T growth.

Updated July 17, 2015

Premium Lock Arcato Labs raising funds through direct solicitation

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.

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June 1, 2015

Premium Lock Duke social scientist and Timeful co-founder launches a different kind of incubator

Dan Ariely For new Startup Lab, Duke's Center for Advanced Hindsight and its founder Dan Ariely seek entrepreneurs who want insight from social scientists to build businesses.

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