Posts tagged “Startups”
If you're not an optimist, then you're not an entrepreneur. You have to believe you will succeed - or why try? But at the same time the best entrepreneurs are realists, acknowledging challenges and preparing to overcome them. So a new survey of Triangle entrepreneurs from NCSU is a mix of dreams and reality. Which means this is a valid survey.
When you start a company with a product or service to sell, Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat and Lulu.com, told a packed room at the All Things Open conference at the Raleigh Convention Center: "You don't sell a product's features, you sell benefits." He also offers more advice. What is it? WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders in this exclusive report.
Moise Khayrallah, CEO and co-founder of Aerial BioPharma, kicks off the Council for Entrepreneurial development's $2 million capital fundraising campaign with a gift of $200,000. It's the biggest single gift CED has received in its 30-year history.
ClubSoft, a provider of software services for private clubs, has been sold to Clubessential. As part of the deal, ClubSoft founder and CEO Ray McDonald joins Clubessential as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Triangle-based investor John McConnell joins the board.
Venture Atlanta puts on quite a show for entrepreneurs, investors - and a crowd of lawyers. Unfortunately, the event includes a promising startup - Groundfloor - which relocated its HQ to Atlanta from Raleigh. Jim Roberts, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington, offers this exclusive take on the VC showcase.
Dr. Joseph DeSimone's academic resume just keeps getting more impressive. So, too, does his entrepreneurial record. In an exclusive Q&A, the inventor-entrepreneur-academic talks about his new 3D printing technology venture in Silicon Valley and Monday's announcement that he is now part of the Institute of Medicine as well as academia's other big two (Engineering, Sciences). As DeSimone signs every email: "La vita e bella."
RDU had called Uber and fellow ride-sharing service Lyft illegal taxis, handing out more than 100 trespassing citations to drivers in recent months.
Dr. Joseph DeSimone, the serial entrepreneur and world-class researcher at NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill, is launching a new 3D printing venture in Silicon Valley. But he also keeps adding honors, the newest one being election to the Institute of Medicine.
In preparation for All Things Open 2014 next week in Raleigh, Amy Huffman of ExitEvent provides the low-down on the conference and the movement.
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
The next set of diversity dominoes that needs to fall is the venture-capital system, writes Vivek Wadhwa, a former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and award-winning author. This is the bastion of sexism in the technology industry. It has encouraged the frat-boy behavior by investing public funds unwisely and appointing members of their boys' clubs to company boards.
Hemophilia. Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Epilepsy. Alzheimer's disease. Diabetic retinopathy. Age-related macular degeneration. Osteoarthritis. These are just some of the diseases that Chapel Hill-based Asklepios BioPharmaceutical (AskBio) is working to alleviate through the development and delivery of novel, intracellular protein therapeutics using its cutting-edge Biological Nano Particle (BNP) technology.
Davis Barrow, a 12-year-old from Raleigh who is trying to build a better smartwatch, got some major support this week from Lenovo - a $5,000 check.
WRAL TechWire Insider columnist Joe Procopio takes his nine-year-old twin daughters to Triangle Startup Weekend: Women for some inspiration. So did it work? Are they on track to become future entrepreneurs? Insider subscribers can find out.
The new tech hub for Downtown Raleigh (227 Fayetteville Street), which announced its first major tenant last week, has replaced local broker and property manager Empire Properties with Cassidy Turley, a national firm.
The first Triangle Startup Weekend Women event shows the action and inspiration happening in women in startups movement. Journalist Laura Baverman captures the story from last weekend as part the news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.