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Posts tagged “Startups”

3:32 p.m. today

Premium Lock Exclusive: Biotech Center doubles size of startup loans due to lack of private investment funding

Despite cuts in its own state funding, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is doubling the size of loans it makes to early-stage life science companies. Why? Lack of private-sector capital, says Peter Ginsberg, the Center's vice president for business and technology development. WRAL TechWire Insiders can read the details in this exclusive interview.

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2:24 p.m. today

Help Gov. McCrory help startups, entrepreneurs: Take this survey

ExitEvent N.C. Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina Office of Science & Technology are looking for information to help efforts aimed at university commercialization. Entrepreneurs can help by taking a survey, says ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

7:55 a.m. today

Premium Lock Cary startup GoConnect crowdsources to develop real estate mobile app

The two founders of Cary startup GoConnect have never developed software. WRAL TechWire's Frank Vinluan offers our Insiders an exclusive look into how crowdsourcing shaped their new real estate mobile app.

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11:50 a.m. Monday

ExitEvent news - Ask Scot Wingo: Coming up with your big idea

ExitEvent This is part one of a three-part series on how to turn ideas into companies. This story features Scot Wingo, co-founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, and is part the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

10:24 a.m. Monday

SXSW Hugh Forrest headlines UNCW's entrepreneur event

Hugh Forrest UNC Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting the Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference on Sept. 4 featuring SXSW Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest.

6:19 a.m. Monday

Your 48 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 nearly 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.

July 18

ArchiveSocial raises $1M from California investor

Anil Chawla Durham-based ArchiveSocial has landed a $1 million investment in capital and marketing services from e.Republic Ventures in California, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

Updated July 18

Premium Lock Latest stats show institutional venture capital in N.C. becoming a joke

Despite a wealth of IPOs in 2013, numerous lucrative "exits" through mergers and acquisitions and the robust growth of investment-backed startups, one huge threat could hammer the Triangle's entrepreneurial community: The continuing lack of institutional venture capital. Statistics from Dow Jones VentureSource and PricewaterhouseCoopers tell the grim story.

VC investments climb in US. VC investments climb in US.

July 17

A startup founder's please for net neutraility - and why you should care, too

ExitEvent Nick Bhargava, co-founder of Raleigh-based GroundFloor, wants entrepreneurs to take a stance on net neutrality before the FCC's comment period ends on Friday. Bhargava spells out his argument in a blog written for ExitEvent.

Updated July 16

Crowdfunding bill clears N.C. Senate Committee

NC JOBS Act North Carolina residents would be able to invest small amounts in new in-state ventures through crowd funding under a bill that cleared the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. A separate economic development bill also is attached.

July 16

Agile Sciences lands $1.5M NIH grant for cystic fribosis therapy

Raleigh biotechnology company Agile Sciences has landed a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to help develop its cystic fibrosis therapy derived from sea sponges.

Talking science at Agile Sciences Talking science at Agile Sciences

July 15

Premium Lock N.C. Senate committee to consider crowdfunding bill

NC JOBS Act Crowdfunding in North Carolina could take a big step toward becoming law on Wednesday as a Senate committee schedules the legislation for a hearing. A key backer says "this is very good news." But nothing's guaranteed. Meanwhile, a key life science investor throws his weight behind the bill.

July 15

Life science startups can get funding insight through NC Biotech Center library

PitchBook Check out PitchBook: North Carolina's life science community now has a new way to glean inside information that might help with funding and business strategy.

July 14

Deadline approaches for CED Tech Venture event

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development's Tech Venture Demo and Showcase deadline to apply is this Thursday.

CED Tech Venture Conference CED Tech Venture Conference

July 14

ExitEvent news: A common language for the Internet of Things

ExitEvent Entrepreneur and founder of ExitEvent Joe Procopio discusses the make-up of the Internet of Things in this story as part the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

July 11

Can FotoSwipe do right what Bump did wrong?

ExitEvent Similar to bumping mobile phones to transfer a photo or contact card from person to person, FotoSwipe lets you swipe a photo (or several) from one phone to the next, regardless of model of phone and cellular provider.

July 10

Premium Lock Five startup concepts we need to teach right now: Part 2

What are the key issues to teach people if they want to launch a startup that is successful? From classrooms to the real world, entrepreneurs of all ages need help in learning how. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, a veteran of several startups himself, offers advice on what can be done to strengthen startup education in the second of a two-part report.

Building startups Building startups

July 9

NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

Uber The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York's law against price gouging, the company and state attorney general said Tuesday.

July 8

Premium Lock Health IT startup Validic acquires Silicon Valley's Infometers

In a turnabout from how deals involving Triangle companies typically go, a Durham startup is acquiring a Silicon Valley firm. Read more about the deal.

Validic Validic

July 8

Premium Lock Five startup concepts we need to teach right now

From classrooms to the real world, entrepreneurs of all ages need help in learning how to build a successful startup. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, a veteran of several startups himself, offers advice on what can be done to strengthen startup education. He starts with passion and managing risk.

Building startups Building startups

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