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The Broadband Report: Here is a roundup of broadband and telecommunications stories making headlines this week including The New York Times Editorial Board commenting on more and better telecom options; NTCA and Vantage Point release report on why wireless broadband is not a viable substitute for wireline broadband; the FCC has extended the new E-Rate filing deadline to April 16, and FCC Chairman talks about the fifth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan.
Right now, North Carolina is "Out of business," when it comes to having a toolbox of incentives to offer job-creating companies the state might want to attract, said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla keynoting at the WRAL Crowdfunding event in Raleigh Tuesday morning.
The WRAL Crowdfunding event was an education in the latest startup funding tool, and that's exactly what the experts at the event stressed entrepreneurs need. Do your homework before embarking on a crowdfunding venture if you want to succeed.
When Terry Thorson Cox, a world traveler, former ice cream entrepreneur in Atlanta and CPA with KPMG, came to Charlotte about a decade ago, the Queen City had no entrepreneurial community to speak of. Now it does, largely due to her efforts, primarily with the Business, Innovation and Growth council she founded.
Some of the technologies and methods researchers say will allow humans to live far beyond today's life expectancies might seem a bit sci-fi, but last week's CED Life Science Conference presentation by a California scientist behind national headline-grabbing Human Longevity Inc. considers the equally radical inventions of the last 150 years.
Quintiles' co-founder and chairman Dennis Gillings looks back at his career and offers his insight about innovation to come. "If you're excited about the opportunity, you can make other people excited about it too," he says. "Excitement inspires people to give their best. It also makes life fun."
Governor Pat McCrory takes the stage at the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh to praise the sector's growing economic power across North Carolina. "One of great things your industry has done is help us get out of this recession," he says.
Some 1,000 of the smartest minds in biotech, crop science, medicine and medical devices are gathering in Raleigh today and Wednesday for the annual life science conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. A whopping 53 startups will have a chance to impress the best and brightest.