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Posts tagged “Startups”

August 29

Chris Heivly: Networking (2) -Tips on setting up a meeting

Chris Heivly Opinion: Chris Heivly, veteran entrepreneur and co-founder of The Startup factory, talks about setting up s networking meeting. This is a followup to a recent post about the importance of networking for startups.

Updated August 29

Premium Lock How old do you really look? FaceMyAge has an app for that

A software spinout from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington called FaceMyAge hopes to connect analysis of facial features to better estimates of lifespan. Commercial potential includes the insurance and financial planning industries, cosmetics and plastic surgery.

Testing facial recognition at UNCW Testing facial recognition at UNCW

Updated August 29

$25,000 grants available for 10 startups at Raleigh Citrix accelerator

Building startups Startups looking for capital as well as a place to ramp up while also receiving training and mentoring need to apply for grants available at the new Citrix Venture Accelerator in Raleigh.

Updated August 29

Premium Lock Coastal Connection features startups, investors, SXSW founder

The best way to characterize the Coastal Connect Conference at the Coastline Conference and Event Center next week is a one-day venture capital-focused conference. Startups pitch, experts speak, investors talk strategy.

Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference

Updated August 28

Time Warner Cable's Internet outage hammers small businesses

Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday outraged customers. But perhaps the hardest hit were small businesses that rely on the Internet for their livelihood. Among those were a 17-year-old entrepreneur running his own business in Wake Forest and a full-time telecommuter in Raleigh seeking to manage business analysts in New York.

Time Warner Cable-Outages Time Warner Cable-Outages

August 26

What to expect from the Raleigh Innovation Summit

ExitEvent This year's Raleigh Innovation Summit, coming September 10 during Entrepreneurship Week, will celebrate successes since then. It will also explore the link between the health of cities and the vibrancy of entrepreneurial communities.

Updated August 26

UNC doubles tech licensing revenue to record $7.9M

UNC Office of Technology Development Licensing technologies created at UNC Chapel Hill more than doubled the highest amount the university has ever received in single fiscal year, according to reports.

Updated August 26

Premium Lock Startup Factory's warning to Triangle: 'Bar keeps getting higher' for funding

Chris Heivly and Dave Neal of The Startup Factory accelerator have some advice for Triangle entrepreneurs hoping to land a spot there or raising money elsewhere: The competition is getting tougher and "everyone has to keep upping their game."

Chris Heivly, left, and partner Dave Neal Chris Heivly, left, and partner Dave Neal

Updated August 25

Premium Lock Inside Iron Yard Durham's 'Code School:' Who's hiring?

So the question I wanted answered about the Iron Yard coding school, which held its first graduation and demo day on Friday at the Full Frame Theater in the American Tobacco campus in Durham, was this: Would any local company actually hire one of the graduates? Would the graduates be more suitable for startups or larger companies or both? And could they make an impact right away or would they be more like project hires, with a bunch of upside at a lower price?

Code School's alumni at Demo Day Code School's alumni at Demo Day

Updated August 25

Premium Lock Inside 'Code School:' Graduating into a jobs market

Students pay some $10,000 for an intense 12-week course in learning and writing code. They are basically guaranteed jobs within six months of graduation. But two of the first class in Durham had secured jobs even before graduation. WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker reports from graduation day.

An elated Festiv.it team at "Demo Day" An elated Festiv.it team at "Demo Day"

Updated August 25

Going inside Iron Yard Durham 'Code School' Demo Day

Iron Yard Durham graduated its first "Code School" graduates on Friday at a special "Demo Day." And WRAL TechWire was there. Insiders Jason Parker and Joe Procopio provide in-depth coverage and analysis of the event. Their stories are now available for Insider subscribers.

It's celebration time at "Code School." It's celebration time at "Code School."

Updated August 25

Premium Lock New Startup Factory 'cohort' shows accelerator's expanding reach

The Startup Factory accelerator is funding five emerging companies, and a sixth is likely to be added. Of the new group, three are from outside the Triangle as co-managing directors Chris Heivly and Dave Neal cast a wider net in their search for investments.

The Startup Factory The Startup Factory

Updated August 25

Sony PSN Attack; Opinion-Entrepreneurship; mobile commerce; tablet tipping point; Windows 9 in Sept.?

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network; Opinion-Entrepreneurship: Impacting a vital Wilmington; the future of mobile commerce is commerce; Tablets hit tipping point; and Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later.

August 25

Your 51 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated August 22

Valley loses, Triangle gains: Report cites options for vexed SF startups

Innovation Widely read tech publication CNET gives a big shout-out to the Triangle in an in-depth report about alternative destinations other than traditional tech hubs such as San Francisco. Growing "clashes" in the Golden Gate are driving entrepreneurs to pursue alternative destinations, CNET says. And Triangle is one of them.

Updated August 22

Growing number of states clear way for crowdfunding

Note: WRAL TechWire has covered aggressively the issue of crowdfunding legislation in North Carolina. the NC JOBS Act failed this week. Other states, however, are moving ahead. This story recapping efforts elsewhere was published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Crowdfunding Crowdfunding

August 22

Forget business networking - build personal relationships

ExitEvent Thoughts on networking from ExitEvent Founder Joe Procopio: I've seen a rash of thought-expert pieces lately on the art of networking. Some of them are quite smart. Others are straight garbage.

August 22

Premium Lock Exclusive: New Biotech Center CEO lays out future vision

Life science veteran executive Doug Edgeton, who once ran the Piedmont Research Park in Winston-Salem, spells out his vision for where he hopes to take the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as its new CEO in an exclusive Q&A with WRAL Tech Wire. He says N.C. has a fight on its hands to grow one of the nation's largest biotech industry clusters. But Edgeton believes he's ready for the job. Restoring state budget cuts is a "top priority" as well as recruiting and helping build new businesses. "We have to be creative in finding ways to bring technologies to the marketplace that will improve lives, create well-paying jobs and create wealth for the people of our state," Edgeton explains.

Doug Edgeton Doug Edgeton

August 21

Premium Lock Major RTP angel investor supports GroundFloor's move, says lack of crowdfunding will hurt NC startups

One of the Triangle's most active angel investors with money wagered on Wedpics, Adzerk, Groundfloor, Offline Media, Rocketbolt, SnapYeti, and Trinket, says the lack of crowdfunding is going to hurt startups in N.C. But he also supports GroundFloor's move to Georgia where its crowdlending model already is being rolled out. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive story.

Mark Easley Mark Easley

August 21

Two Toasters celebrates Inc. 5000 by paying it forward: A fundraiser for Girls Who Code

There's no "ice bucket challenge" at the headquarters of mobile apps startup Two Toasters, but the team is cooking. Its rapid revenue growth earned the Durham startup a spot in the Inc. 5000, and the celebration is a fundraiser for Girls Who Code.

Girls Who Code Girls Who Code

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