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Posts tagged “Startups”

Updated 8:15 a.m. yesterday

Grifols shares plunge 15 percent after earnings, revenue miss estimates

Earnings   Shares in blood-plasma manufacturer Grifols, which has large operations in RTP and Johnston County, plunged 15 percent Wednesday after the Spain-based company reported revenues and earnings below analysts' expectations.

7:58 a.m. yesterday

Meet the 'born multi-tasker' bringing Startup Grind to Raleigh

The latest program in several geared to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses in the Triangle is Startup Grind. The global group, backed by Google for Entrepreneurs, is launching a Raleigh chapter led by local entrepreneur Dannielle Williams-Prades. And she is bringing a lot of energy to the job, as she explains in an exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire.

Startup Grind's Dannielle Williams-Prades Startup Grind's Dannielle Williams-Prades

10:36 a.m. Wednesday

Biotech Center awards $6.3m in loans, grants across state over past year

Dollar sign The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of its 2013-2014 fiscal year, while the Center's loan recipients brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the period. For its fiscal year, the Biotech Center awarded more than $6.3 million in loans and grants.

9:04 a.m. Wednesday

New freemium app greens JouleBug for national growth

ExitEvent ExitEvent news: The three-year-old sustainability app maker JouleBug unveils its latest iteration, and business plan, this fall, reports Sarah Headley for ExitEvent.

Updated 8:12 a.m. Wednesday

Startup Grind comes to Raleigh; first event is Aug. 21

Startup Grind, a fast-growing national network for entrepreneurs that is sponsored by Google, now has a chapter in Raleigh. Its first event is set for Aug. 21. Raleigh entrepreneur Dannielle Williams-Prades is the Raleigh chapter director.

Startup Grind Startup Grind

Updated 2:22 p.m. Tuesday

Offering a stipend to startups, Groundwork Labs demonstrates its own growth

Among all the efforts focusing on boosting startups in the Triangle these days, Groundwork Labs is unique. It's free. And now the program, which is funded by economic development group NC IDEA, is reaching beyond the Triangle to help startups by the offering of a housing stipend. John Austin, director of Groundworks, talks about the new program, how Groundworks is different, and the success it has had so far in helping grow new businesses from the ground up.

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1:29 p.m. Tuesday

Head's up, entrepreneurs: Triangle startup event calendar is packed

Innovate Raleigh The startup calendar for events in the Triangle is jammed from now through September. The latest update from the Innovation Raleigh provides an in-depth list.

12:07 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Raleigh-based startup Validic lands another honor

Validic, a Raleigh-based startup focused on linking medical devices, app developers and healthcare clients and is backed by Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban, lands a global award from marketing and research firm Frost & Sullivan.

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11:36 a.m. Tuesday

The Rocky Mount Brewmill: Crafting North Carolina's future in beer

Why the timing might just be right for a campus dedicated to beer (and the business of it) is the focus of an in-depth report from ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman, who visited the Rocky Mount Brewmill for a first-hand report.

Rocky Mount Brewmill Rocky Mount Brewmill

Updated 7:19 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Software startup's not-so-nutty idea: Acorn aims to speed clinical trial recruitment

Software startup Acorn Applications is using analytics to bring efficiency to the slowest part of the drug testing process. In an exclusive story for WRAL TechWire Insiders, writer Frank Vinluan tells the Acorn story.

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10:11 a.m. Monday

ExitEvent News: In a sea of event discovery apps, can this one get users hyped?

ExitEvent ExitEvent summer intern Sarah Headley talks with Hyperstarter co-founder Ryan Bregier on the power of event apps In this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

Updated 9:02 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Cliff Bleszinski opens up on new Raleigh studio, challenges of being a CEO

Cliff Bleszinski, the former Epic Games Design Director, started his first day at work as CEO of Boss Key Productions on July 20. Bleszinski talks about his new studio in this exclusive interview.

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6:34 a.m. Monday

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

Incubator Farms A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.

6:11 a.m. Monday

Your 50 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 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.

Updated July 25

Citrix expands Startup Accelerator program, partners with HQ Raleigh

Citrix, which has a large presence in Raleigh after acquiring ShareFile in 2011, is bringing its Startup Accelerator Innovators Program to the Triangle. Its local partner is HQ Raleigh, which was co-founded by former ShareFile CEO Jesse Lipson.

Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program

July 25

Meet the new ThinkHouse Fellows: Fashion, robots, music, social enterprise ...

Eight new fellows join Raleigh's ThinkHouse as of Aug. 1, reports Sarah Headley of ExitEvent. ThinkHouse graduated its first seven "fellows" who built five startups in June.

Raleigh's "ThinkHouse" Raleigh's "ThinkHouse"

Updated July 25

Wedding bell blues? Not at Raleigh startup WedPics

Remember that big hit "Wedding Bell Blues" from the 5th Dimension Well, there's no such thing at Raleigh-based WedPics, which is cashing in to the tune of 30,000 brides a month and 5,000-plus weddings a weekend for a growing menu of services that enable brides, grooms, families, guests and the world to see those wedding days - in a growing number of ways.

WedPics' growing number of services WedPics' growing number of services

July 25

Raleigh EdTech startup heads to NYC for prestigious Kaplan-Techstars Accelerator

ExitEvent Karl Rectanus, founder of Lea(R)n, an education technology startup in Raleigh, is off to New York City to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman reports the details.

July 24

Texas governor's $205M startup fund is not all it seems

Dollar sign Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state. But a closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, one of Perry's signature initiatives in his 14 years as governor, reveals that some of the businesses that received money are not all they seem.

Updated July 24

National tech news site Xconomy launches in RTP

Xconomy, an expanding technology news operation that also puts on events, launched its Raleigh-Durham site today. The Triangle operation becomes the 10th in the firm's growing network.

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