Posts tagged “Organizations”
Today's "Startup blog:" If you are an entrepreneur looking for insight into attracting investors, don't miss the opening day of a two-part series from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development about "Raising dough."
Broadband Report: The Consortium for School Networking's latest EdTechNext Report shifts the focus for districts and schools toward building mobile into their content and application strategies - from school-wide apps to curriculum.
Today's "Startup blog" - the first in a regular addition to WRALTechWire's lineup - focuses on Triangle and NC startups, an IPO update, and a kickstarter success. Check out details about Square 1 Bank, NC IDEA's application deadline, CED's fund-raising series, Mohu's kickstarter success, and a mentoring program from Up Global NEXT.
WRALTechWire and ExitEvent are partnering to bring more startup news to our readers across both websites. Today, ExitEvent Editor Laura baverman reports from the CED's Life Science conference where four startups made lasting impressions.
The Broadband Report: Middle Schoolers throughout North Carolina will get a chance to connect what they are learning in the classroom with the real world of work all this week during Students@Work.
"Innovation isn't important simply because it creates something new - it's only important if what it creates makes a meaningful and positive difference in people's lives," says FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.
Analysis: Google Fiber's stated interest in the Triangle and Charlotte is good news for the state. But is this the "holy grail" for North Carolina? Is access to gigabit service from Google and/or other providers in our urban areas enough? No. I would argue strongly that we are not the Gigabit state until affordable options for scalable broadband service expand into rural North Carolina. This isn't a "nice to have" anymore but a necessity.
Dick Daugherty, who ran IBM operations in North Carolina for years, and Joe Freddoso, the current chief executive officer at MCNC, recall the career of William "Bill" Kress, who died last week. Holt Anderson of NCHICA remembers a "consummate gentleman" who served his community.
The Broadband Report: Only one state currently links its K-12 data from all of the five key early-childhood education, health and social services programs, according to a new national report released last week.
If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."
The annual event, scheduled this year for May 22 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, will be presented by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership along with naming sponsors PNC and the Research Triangle Foundation.
The economic development group NC IDEA is funneling $250,000 to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development to help the CED implement a strategic shift. But what does that mean? The CED isn't talking. Meanwhile, its lead person on last year's big data project - called TriangulateNC - has left. Plus, not everyone in the Triangle startup community endorses the NC IDEA grant. WRALTechWire takes an in-depth look at what's happening with the CED in an exclusive story for our Insiders.
Three young bioscience companies started with funding and other help from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will be presenters at the Innovation Showcase Feb. 26 during the 2014 CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh
The daily average of advertised information technology jobs in North Carolina dipped to a two-year low in January - 3,000. That's the grim news from the latest North Carolina IT Job Trends report.
The Broadband Report: On the heels of the president's progress report on ConnectED last week, a majority of American adults rated the current state of technology in U.S. public schools with a mediocre C grade or worse. According to a new poll from the LEAD Commission, voters support the implementation of better access to high-speed Internet in classrooms to help improve that grade.
Bob Geolas, chief executive officer of the RTP Foundation, discloses three recent land deals along I-40 that he says positions the Park for growth in coming years that could attract $3 billion in private investment and lead to the creation of 100,000 jobs. That would be 2 1/2 times the number of people currently working in the 55-year-old research park.
The Broadband Report: The president of the American Library Association stresses the important role broadband connectivity and E-Rate reform has on the country's public libraries in her response to President Obama's State of the Union address.