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Posts tagged “Startups”

1:30 p.m. yesterday

W-S based Ocular says eye-eye to SightLife for corneal transplant deal

Neither organization disclosed terms of the arrangement. But they said in a joint news release that the deal makes the combined organization "the largest provider of corneal tissue for transplant in the world."

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9:13 a.m. yesterday

What's up with UP Global? Group almost doubles southeast events in 2014

ExitEvent In the latest post that's part of the news partnering agreement between ExitEvent and WRALTechWire, Laura Baverman talks with Ari Kern about UP Global, Startup Weekend and Startup America.

7:46 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock VC deals surge nationally - but not in Triangle, rest of NC

New venture capital investment statistics from two different sources illustrate an increasingly apparent reality: VC is losing its relevance as an investment tool for growing startups in North Carolina. While deals and dollars are at the highest levels since 2001, both numbers remain paltry in the Tar Heel state which often ranked among the top 10 for VC action in the past.

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Updated 6:46 a.m. yesterday

'Wiring Silicon Mountain:' Moog Fest brings high-profile talent to Asheville

The annual Moog Fest music and arts festival is expanding to include an eclectic lineup of speakers. Kicking off the festival next Thursday is a panel about 'Wiring Silicon Mountain: Nurturing Innovation Through Technology in Western North Carolina.' Joining Geolas on stage will be: Gov. Pat McCrory, the CEO of Moog Music, Mike Adams, Asheville Mayor Esther Mannheimer, Casey Steinbacher, President and CEO of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, Professor Mike Walden of NC State and Hickory Mayor Rudy White. And the agenda of events hardly stops there.

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6:14 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Durham software firm OrgSpan being sold, will remain in Bull City

OrgSpan, a three-year-old software firm focused on enterprise social communications solutions, is being acquired by Indiana-based Interactive Intelligence. The company, which is owned by the CEO of Interactive, will remain in Durham and says it expects to expand as a result of the deal.

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Updated 12:09 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Having banked some $2.3 million, startup SEAL Innovation off to swimmingly good start

With another $250,000 in funding and plans to open an office in Virginia, Raleigh-based SEAL Innovation is gearing up to sell its wearable SwimSafe devices that are designed to prevent drownings. The company's Justin Calvillo, its, corporate finance and development officer, and business development manager Dave Callahan talks with WRALTechWire about the company's progress. Among the investors is Triangle Angel Partners and most funding so far comes from the Raleigh area, they note.

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Updated 8:58 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Raleigh startup SEAL Innovation lands $250,000 from Va. fund

SEAL Innovation, which has developed wearable swim bands to promote safety, agrees to open an office in Danvilla, Va., as part of a $250,000 capital investment from The Launch Place.

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11:23 a.m. Wednesday

Duke students launch world's first free mobile lottery

ExitEvent ExitEvent news: A new app gives lotto-players a free chance to walk away with a jackpot. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman has the details.

7:05 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Med device firm TransEnterix expects to net $46M from stock offering

RTP-based medical device firm TransEnterix pulled off its $50 million stock offering and moved its shares to a different exchange on Tuesday. The company expects to net $46 million from the transaction.

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4:08 p.m. Tuesday

ExitEvent news: Can UNC students transform the media business?

ExitEvent A group of students at UNC-Chapel Hill could be in the process of changing how media operate in the future. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman focuses in on the Reese News Lab.

Updated 4:07 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock What's future of Paradoxos? It's 'still an open question,' co-founder says

For the second year, Paradoxos attracted more than 1,000 people to participate in more than twenty established cultural events in the heart of downtown Durham. Organizers were targeting more than 2,000 people across the twenty events, and seem to have missed that mark by quite a bit. So what happens next?

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6:37 a.m. Monday

ExitEvent news: Catching up with Mati Energy and NeuroSpire at Paradoxos

Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy and a speaker at Paradoxos, had a lot to say about the power of grassroots influence. Sarah Bill shares the story as part of the news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.

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Updated April 11

Premium Lock 'Family Day' at Paradoxos brings out entrepreneurs of all ages

The second day of the second annual Paradoxos festival in Durham focuses on events for kids, the launching of a crowdsourced wall mural, a somewhat zany talent show - and more. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker reports.

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Updated April 11

Party time in Durham: Paradoxos festival aims to double crowd

The second Paradoxos festival in the Bull City aims to "take over downtown" in an event that celebrates all things tech and culture. After a jobs fair and the launching of a mural, today's schedule includes a "Build-a-Thon" and a talent show featuring teams from tech companies.

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Updated April 11

Premium Lock 'Why you should work for us:' 11 tech firms pitch themselves to job seekers

Hundreds of people pack "Jobs Under the Big Top," a reverse job fair in which companies recruit people for open positions. One company pays $1,000 for the chance to make a pitch to the crowd at the event in Durham, which kicks off the annual Paradoxos festival. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker reports for our Insiders.

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Updated April 11

ExitEvent news: 11 reasons to attend Paradoxos in Durham

ExitEvent The second annual Paradoxos festival this week in Durham offers a variety of reasons - or excuses - ti break away from work for some entertainment and education. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman offers a preview.

Updated April 10

Premium Lock 'Be Well' doctor joins medical team at PurThread

Renowned physician Dr. Russell Greenfield - a regular contributor to The Dr. Oz Show and an author - has been named the new medical director for PurThread in North Carolina.

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Updated April 9

Premium Lock Remember this? Raleigh startup creates website for senior memories

Mother and son entrepreneurs have started a social site aimed at providing a secure place for people over age 50 to tell their stories the way they want them told. WRALTechWire Insider Allan Maurer reports the details in this exclusive interview.

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April 9

Triangle startups ready to compete in Charlotte Venture Challenge

Charlotte Venture Challenge Six Triangle companies have been selected among 39 other to compete in the 13th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge next month in the Queen City.

April 8

Premium Lock 'Made in the Triangle:' Organic Transit, Lulu, 30 other RTP firms showcase to investors

More than 400 investors, entrepreneurs and private equity professionals gather for the Association for Corporate Growth's annual Capital Conference at which "Made in the Triangle" is the theme. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker has the inside story.

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