Posts tagged “Startups”
Before anyone could ask a question, the Raleigh-bound South by Southwest recruiting team bolted from HQRaleigh in a motor home, speeding off on a multi-day road trip. So why is Raleigh sending a team, including Mayor Nancy McFarlane, and why is Justin Miller taking some time off from startup WedPics? WRALTechWire checks in with the team and "the tattooed guy" Miller, who is the Raleigh ambassador, while they are burning up miles on I-85.
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and a team of entrepreneurs plus city staff, are headed to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, But they are going hunting for entrepreneurs and companies who might want to locate in the capital of North Carolina than the capital of the Lone Star State.
With more than 30,000 attendees gathering today for the four-day forum in Austin, speakers and panels will reconsider their role in protecting shared data after years of encouraging customers to put more of their life on the Web.
Today's "Startup blog" - the first in a regular addition to WRALTechWire's lineup - focuses on Triangle and NC startups, an IPO update, and a kickstarter success. Check out details about Square 1 Bank, NC IDEA's application deadline, CED's fund-raising series, Mohu's kickstarter success, and a mentoring program from Up Global NEXT.
A new American Underground workspace in Raleigh might make it easier for Triangle entrepreneurs to get their businesses started.
The upfit of the new HQRaleigh in the city's Warehouse District is continuing even as startups and other ventures who have already leased most of the space prepare to start moving in on Friday. Check out WRALTechWire's photo tour.
"If the founders of Daylight Books can pull off their latest feat in art industry innovation, then they'll help dozens of emerging contemporary artists and photographers around the world add new fans and revenue streams for their work," reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Editor's note: Jim Shamp, director of public relations for the N.C. Biotechnology Center, reached out to The Wall Street Journal after a recent story warned that the deadly "chikungunya" virus is headed for the U.S. A Raleigh firm - Arbovax - could have a solution, he said. WRALTechWire suggested that he write a blog about what occurred. He did. We reprint it in full.
The First Flight Venture Center in RTP and Virginia-based Launch Place are teaming up to put on "The Big Launch Challenge" in which startups will compete for top prizes of up to $15,000 each.
Automated Insights and Windsor Circle prevail in a 50-team Triangle shootout to win the right to present to potential investors at a Google for Entrepreneurs event in Silicon Valley on April 2.
Raleigh-based Lookout Capital just bet $8 million of its investors' money on Wright Foods and technology to deliver produce that stays fresh longer. So what factors made Lookout and the fund's backers to place the bet? In an exclusive Q&A, Lookout founder Merrette Moore offers details. he also has advice for entrepreneurs seek to raise money.
WRALTechWire and ExitEvent are partnering to bring more startup news to our readers across both websites. Today, ExitEvent and WRALTechWire contributor Ann Johnston takes an in-depth look at the state of angel capital investing in the Triangle.
Aseptia, which operates as Wright Foods and utilizes patented food processing technology developed at N.C. State, has closed on a third round of financing totaling $28 million. Lookout Capital pours in $8 million.
Raleigh-based Lookout Capital is betting big time that Wright Foods can deliver "green" produce that consumers really want. The firm is investing nearly $8 million in Aseptia, which operates as Wright Foods.
How do you succeed as an entrepreneur? "Persistence is everything," says Joe Colopy of Bronto Software. As part of WRALTechWire's Insider Interview series, we are asking Triangle entrepreneurs about who they are, what they do, and what advice they can offer to those thinking about or have already launched their own businesses. Our Insider members can access the full story plus a video interview about Bronto's first footsteps.
So who is the man running Bronto Software? WRALTechWire publishes today the latest in a new series: In-depth interviews with Triangle entrepreneurs, each of which will include multiple parts. Our package today focuses on Joe Colopy, Bronto's CEO, who lets out a roar or two about his career and Bronto's success. WRALTechWire Insider columnist and entrepreneur Joe Procopio will be having candid conversations over a beer with our profile subjects throughout 2014.