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Posts tagged “Startups”

8:16 a.m. yesterday

Under pressure, Uber suspends its ride-sharing service in France

uber ​Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The company also faces the possibility of regulation in North Carolina.

Updated 11:50 a.m. Thursday

Cultures for Health, a fast-growing food startup, moving to Morrisville

A South Dakota-based startup focused on what is called "Real Food" is in the process of moving to the Triangle. It's backed by two Triangle area investors. The company is called Cultures for Health. Amy Huffman of ExitEvent has the details.

11:48 a.m. Thursday

What's 'Real Food,' the focus of a startup moving to Triangle?

Cultures for Health, a startup that's moving to the Triangle from South Dakota, is growing quickly with an emphasis on "Real Food." But what exactly is Real Food?

The Real Food "wheel" The Real Food "wheel"

Updated 7:57 a.m. Thursday

NC Senate is moving bill to regulate ride-sharing services

The Senate Transportation Committee has passed a bill that would require ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to carry insurance and run background checks on drivers.

Uber touts its UberBLACK service Uber touts its UberBLACK service

Updated 7:29 a.m. Wednesday

The Startup Factory takes its first step toward going statewide

Chris Heivly and Dave Neal are taking the first step in expanding The Startup Factory accelerator across North Carolina with a "boot camp" in Winston-Salem. In a Q&A with WTW, Heivly talks about the expanded mission and how TSF hopes to make money. Plus, he says, TSF is not taking its eyes off the ball of its primary mission.

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

6:26 a.m. Wednesday

CED re-elects ChannelAdvisor exec as chair, names other new officers, board members

Council for Entrepreneurial Development David Spitz, who recently was promoted to CEO at ChannelAdvisor, will remain the chair of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development board, but some new faces join the CED leadership and the chair-elect is also picked.

5:53 a.m. Wednesday

From Charleston: How to move forward after tragedy with entrepreneurs' help

DIG South Stanfield "Sunny" Gray, one of the creators of the DIG South organization in Charleston, is seeking the help of startups to "build a better future" in the wake of the recent massacre at Mother Emanuel. In a letter, he spells out his hopes for turning tragedy into good.

Updated 1:37 p.m. Tuesday

SAS to back female entrepreneurs through SoarTriangle sponsorship

SoarTriangle, the group recently formed to help female entrepreneurs negotiate the way to securing funding in order to grow their businesses, has landed another high-profile sponsor: SAS.

SoarTriangle SoarTriangle

Updated 1:35 p.m. Tuesday

10 startups hiring in the Triangle: An ExitEvent report

Help wanted      Ten startups offering "cool career opportunities" are listed in the latest roundup of job openings as compiled by ExitEvent. So who is hiring and for what?

7:09 a.m. Tuesday

New Spyryx deal is latest putting RTP in spotlight for fighting lung disease

Lung disease ​A high-profile collaboration announced today by Durham biopharmaceutical company Spyryx Biosciences is the latest in a string of breathtaking announcements by three young Durham companies with promising treatments for deadly lung diseases.

Updated 7:36 a.m. Monday

Airbnb raising $1.5B as rival gets $40M; SapceX rocket explodes; Office goes Android; Facebook, Instagram updates

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Airbnb is raising $1.5 billion; a rival to Airbnb is raising $40 million; SpaceX rocket explodes; Microsoft takes Office to Android; and updates from Facebook as well as Instagram.

Updated 7:35 a.m. Monday

Tech calendar: Deadline at hand for startups to apply for CED tech event

Social networking Time is running out for startups to apply to present at the CED Tech Venture Conference; the early bird discount rate to attend for everyone also is at hand. Plus more tech calendar news.

6:30 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of June 22 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for last week.

6:27 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of June 22 (Part 2)

Week in Review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated June 26

In a CEO's own words: 'Hello, Triangle! Avalara is very glad to know you'

Editor's note: Software firm Avalara formerly dedicated its new office in Durham on Monday, having already hired some 100 people in the Triangle. The Seattle-based company picked Durham over several other locations for its expansion. In an open letter to the community, Avalara's CEO introduces himself and the company.

Durham's Avalara team Durham's Avalara team

June 25

Durham startup 'First' lands $750,000 in funding for real estate play

ExitEvent Idea Fund Partners, Henry Kaestner's Sovereign's Capital and angels provide funding for American Underground-based predictive analytics startup "First," which targets real estate professionals.

Updated June 25

Cree stock plunges on LED restructuring; layoffs coming?

Cree's dimmable 90-watt LED bulb As the stock markets closed Wednesday, Cree announced a restructuring plan, a big cut in its revenue forecast and a $500 million share buyback plan. Wall Street reaction was immediate Thursday: Shares fell 10 percent to a new 52-week low. Will the slide continue today? Will there be layoffs?

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Remembering Triangle's first 'disruptors' from 2007 - and warnings still relevant today

The late Neal Page, Ryan Allis, Jud Bowman, Bob Young and their companies (Inlet, Broadwick, Motricity, Red Hat) were branded among the original "disruptors" by Business 2.0 magazine in 2007. WTW takes a look back at them in light of Cisco's new "Digital Vortex" report on the latest "disruptor" trend.

Ryan Allis, left, and Jud Bowman: "Disruptors" Ryan Allis, left, and Jud Bowman: "Disruptors"

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Is your firm headed into a 'Digital Vortex" or sending competitors into a spiral of destruction?

Cisco CEO John Chambers recently predicted that digital disruption was going to put a lot of companies out of business. A new Cisco report says he's right with more than 40 percent of existing leaders are going to be "displaced" by the "Digital Vortex." Where does your company stand? And despite being aware of the threat the "Vortex" poses, many execs say it's "not worthy of board-level attention." Oh, really?

Cisco asks: Why should you care about disruption? Cisco asks: Why should you care about disruption?

June 24

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network expanding to RTP's Frontier

Blackstone The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network is expanding its reach in the Triangle, opening a new "meeting space" at The Frontier in RTP. Blackstone also recently announced plans to expand with a new program in Colorado.

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