Posts tagged “Organizations”

Updated October 19

Premium Lock Advice to Charlotte startups: Go after mid-to-large sized companies

Terry Cox, who has helmed Charlotte's Business Innovation and Growth Council (BIG) for 12 years, has a piece of advice for Queen City startups: "Go in and re-engineer the business models and processes of mid-to-large market companies."

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Updated October 13

Nearly 1,000 tech jobs available at today's RTP job fair

Looking for a job in high tech? Nearly 1,000 jobs from more than 15 Triangle area companies will be available at the "Come Tech Out" job fair today in Raleigh. Among the 16 highlighted employers participating are Cisco, SAS, and Allscripts.

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Updated October 12

Interim Research Triangle CEO's goal: Make sure Park 'does not miss a beat'

Liz Rooks, the interim CEO at the Research Triangle Foundation which oversees RTP, says she is determined that the RTF will continue to push ahead with its strategic development plan while the search begins for a replacement of recently departed CEO Bob Geolas.

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October 11

Premium Lock CED's investor relations leader joins Square 1 Bank

Dhruv Patel has left the Council for Entrepreneurial Development to join Square 1 Bank in Durham. But one thing won't change: He's still working with venture capitalists.

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Updated October 5

Retired exec returns to assume Research Triangle CEO role

Elizabeth Rooks   A familiar face is assuming the CEO's job as head of the Research Triangle Foundation, replacing the departing Bob Geolas. Elizabeth Rooks, who retired in late 2015, takes over the CEO job on an interim basis. The rest of the RTF management team "remains in place."

October 5

Joan Siefert Rose: Why US should put out welcome mat for foreign entrepreneurs

Joan Siefert Rose We have been fortunate to attract people who see opportunities the rest of us miss. That's why I'm hopeful that the "startup visa" program for international entrepreneurs proposed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue to put out the welcome mat for foreign-born innovators who create companies that, in turn, provide jobs and wealth.

Updated September 24

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: Vital Plan, helping consumers become proactive about health

The father-and-daughter founded Vital Plan is a Raleigh startup focusing on the global nutraceutical market that is forecast to top $100 billion in 2017. Through its ecommerce platform, Vital Plan strives to help consumers become more proactive about their health, the inspiration coming from it's founder's own struggles with Lyme disease.

September 21

Premium Lock Natural health, wellness startup Vital Plan raises $800,000

The father-and-daughter founded Vital Plan, a Raleigh startup focusing on the global nutraceutical market that is forecast to top $100 billion in 2017. has raised $800,000 in financing.

September 16

Premium Lock RTP CEO 'cheering' for Park but won't say why he's leaving

Bob Geolas won't talk about the circumstances surrounding his departure as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the RTP itself. But he does say he is "cheering them on" when discussing the Park's future.

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Updated September 16

Premium Lock Triangle Foundation to discuss next steps in wake of CEO's departure

A virtual wall of silence surrounds what happened at the Research Triangle Foundation that triggered the pending departure of CEO Bob Geolas. The Foundation's board chair does acknowledge it is taking some steps to consider what to do.

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Updated September 16

Premium Lock NCTA picks NC Tech Awards 'startups to watch,' finalists from across state

Some 70 companies - including 10 "startups to watch" and a number that are eligible in multiple categories - from across North Carolina are among the finalists for the NC Tech Awards from the North Carolina Technology Association.

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Updated September 15

Premium Lock Sex, VCs, dogs and deals: Real-life startup lessons from HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Where is the dividing line between reality and entertainment in HBO's "Silicon Valley"? Turns out there's a lot of truth behind the stories the comedy about life in the Valley's frenzied startup culture as a scriptwriter told CED's Tech Venture conference in Raleigh.

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Updated September 14

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation CEO Bob Geolas is stepping down

Bob Geolas, hired in 2011 to lead development of a new strategic plan for Research Triangle Park, is leaving as president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the Park.

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Updated September 14

Premium Lock PermitZone lands $100K in Amazon services at Tech Venture

PermitZone Make permitting requirements easy to access and give contractors the ability to pull permits online, from anywhere is the goal of PermitZone. Investors obviously like the idea.

September 14

Premium Lock Kauffman exec: Systemic changes needed to build entrepreneurial ecosystems

Traditional ways of encouraging entrepreneurship are not producing desired results, so the Kauffman Foundation is exploring new ways to do it more effectively, according to Victor Hwang, its vice president for entrepreneurship. (Plus: Who is Victor Hwang? Read his bio.)

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Updated September 14

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profiles - The biggest WTW publishing effort to date

CED Tech Venture 2016 CED's Tech Venture conference draws to a close in Raleigh today, having attracted investors and entrepreneurs from around the country. A key draw has been the growing number of attractive startups across the Triangle and North Carolina plus some in the southeast. WRAL Tech Wire has featured 60 of them in what has been the biggest, most comprehensive package of content it has published since launching in 2002. And there are more to come.

September 14

Premium Lock Watch out for 'Rapid Risers:' CED to highlight emerging startups

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is gearing up to focus on a new feature highlighting a host of fast-growing startups in N.C. called "Rapid Risers," says CEO Joan Siefert Rose. Rose, who is stepping down, says a search firm is helping find a replacement.

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September 13

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile (No. 60): UGoTour, reimagining travel

UGoTour Just in time for the CED Tech Venture conference, presenting startup UGoTour unveils a video showcasing its strategy for how to reimagine travel.

September 13

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: Kiposlabs, expanding mobile point of sale capabilities

Durham startup Kiposlabs will be demonstrating its platform that helps restaurants capitalize on additional applications from mobile points of sale. Kiposlabs is among the presenting companies at the CED Tech Venture conference.

September 13

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: Howgorithm, unleashing potential of flowcharts

Howgorithm North Carolina-based startup Howgorithm aims to help people and businesses discover the best way to deal with processes through development and use of flowcharts. "We make flowcharts easier to create, we give them a better design, and we're unleashing their potential as a way for people and businesses to easily explain, share, and collaborate on processes," says its CEO.

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