Posts tagged “Startups”
Even though a focus on startups and entrepreneurs is on the rise in Charlotte, the Charlotte Angel Fund has yet to invest in a single Charlotte-based company. But that may soon change, says Fund Administrator Greg Brown.
In today's update of technology news: DDOS attacks such as those affecting sites Friday are "vicious" says Channel Advisor founder Scot Wingo; IBM says Macs are cheaper than PCs; and do drivers really want autonomous cars?
Most people trace the current resurgence of interest in Charlotte's startup community to Dan Roselli and his wife Sara Garces opening Packard Place as a co-working facility Uptown in 2011. Editor's note: third in a four-part series on the QueenCity''sentrepreneurial scene.
The 2015 Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report is the region's first systematic evaluation of its high growth entrepreneurial scene and innovative ventures.It reveals both strengths and weaknesses the Queen City is attempting to address with a range of entrepreneurial focused organizations and activity this year.
Myxx, a Cary-based company developing software that lets grocery retailers give shoppers branded recipes mapped to ingredients in the store, has raised a $400,000 seed round led by Cofounders Capital. RHM Associates participated in the fundng.
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."
The crowd had a lot of fun at the very first Google Exchange Pitch Day for Black Founder Entrepreneurs at the American Underground at Main in Durham last Friday. Encouraged to be focal and compete in sections for tee-shirts and other swag, the 250 or so present did so enthusiastically.
Jim Verdonik, a long-time Triangle technology-focused attorney from startups to IPOs and other exits, says the investment landscape for new and emerging companies is undergoing substantial changes. In other words, the VC business is far from what it used to be.
CareAcademy, a Boston-based startup providing online training to caregivers for seniors, won the $5,000 cash prize and $8,000 in computer equipment from Lenovo at the Google for Entrepreneurs Pitch Day Exchange Program for Black Founders. It was held at The American Underground at Main in Durham on Friday.
The first full day of Black Wall Street Homecoming in Durham culminated in what has become the norm for startup events--a pitch competition. Yet, the Black Wall Street Homecoming angle was clear: connect companies with a wider network.