Posts tagged “Startups”

Updated May 30, 2013

Premium Lock Looking to future, Durham aims to be nation's next hot tech hub

New Bull City, Day Nine: Over the past two decades, Durham's downtown has been reborn with technology startups helping spark the rebirth. But what's ahead over the next two decades? Can the city maintain its momentum? WRALTechWire's Jason Parker reports on Durham's future.

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Updated May 29, 2013

Premium Lock 'Creativity Vitality Index' shows New Bull City's muscle

As WRALTechWire continues its multi-part series about "The New Bull City," today's report focuses on the culture of creativity at the heart of a rebirth dating back two decades. A "Creative Vitality Index" documents Durham's growth beyond tech and medicine.

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Updated May 29, 2013

Premium Lock A chef and venture capitalist says food helps spark Durham innovation

New Bull City: Durham's rise as a technology and life sciences hub owes something to the city's emergence as a food town. A Durham venture capitalist explains.

Food is helping fuel Durham's rebirth. Food is helping fuel Durham's rebirth.

Updated May 28, 2013

Premium Lock A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship provides Durham's life blood

The New Bull City: So what really is at the heart of Durham's rebirth over the last two decades? Steel and concrete of new and rebuilt buildings or people? It's people who give meaning to all the infrastructure, finds WRALTechWire's Jason Parker.

Music, culture, food, fun --- the new Durham Music, culture, food, fun --- the new Durham

May 28, 2013

Premium Lock Making a 'Winning Pitch' - What one marketing firm recommends

Once an entrepreneur lands a meeting with a potential investor, the fine tuning of a presentation - the "pitch" - is essential or the money people might walk away within minutes. So the folks at InvestorPitches have come up with an infographic that they says includes the essentials for making a "winning pitch."

The Anatomy of a Winning Pitch The Anatomy of a Winning Pitch

Updated May 27, 2013

Premium Lock Go West, startups? The perennial question for Durham, Triangle entrepreneurs

New Bull City: In the latest installment of WRALTechWire's series about the rebirth of Durham, startup columnist Joe Procopio talks about a big temptation entrepreneurs face: Moving to Silicon Valley. "Time to get over it," he says.

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Updated May 27, 2013

Premium Lock Revitalization turns Downtown Durham into vibrant urban center

New Bull City: The historic, diverse, well-educated, fun, entrepreneurial urban Durham is springing to life in a big way, writes commercial real estate executive Marcus Jackson of Colliers International in this latest part of WRALTechWire's in-depth series about reborn Durham.

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Updated May 27, 2013

Premium Lock Durham startup Rubycube launches new autism app

Children using the app, called "storysmart," see a series of interactive animated stories intended to help them develop social communication, social cognition, narrative, and critical thinking skills.

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Updated May 24, 2013

Premium Lock Durham's infrastructure for success: Revitalized buildings, high-octane people, organizations

New Bull City, Day Five: The rebirth of Durham over the past two decades came through a powerful convergence of people, places, a university, and organizations. Buildings were rebuilt to accommodate new businesses, not tobacco. New structures were added. But the key ingredient is the people: The leaders and organizations who have provided the life blood to turn new and improved buildings into the sites for a new community.

The American Underground - where new businesses are born The American Underground - where new businesses are born

Updated May 24, 2013

Premium Lock The art of failing gracefully: Lessons from a startup gone bad

New Bull City, Dave Five: In the second of a two-part first-person essay, Matthew Davis talks about the lessons he learned in the failure of GetZeek - a startup with a great idea that failed.

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May 23, 2013

Premium Lock Making a 'public pitch' and cashing in: Mystery Brewing's TV drama

I can see the merits of a public pitch, as long as its understood that there's a fat line between the pitch you make for investment and the pitch you make for publicity. One has a lot more meaning, the other gets tweeted a lot if you blow it. Durham's Erik Myers was a smash hit despite being "terrified."

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Updated May 23, 2013

Premium Lock Bull City blues: Learning lessons from some big failures

New Bull City series, Day Four: Alongside all of the many startup technology success stories in Durham over the past two decades, some notable failures have occurred as well. From telecommunications and wireless to app development and videogames, WRALTechWire reviews some of the disappointments - and the lessons learned.

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Updated May 23, 2013

Premium Lock 'The underbelly:' A first-person account of a startup's march to doom

New Bull City, Day Four: Matthew Davis is in the early stages of a new career as director of product marketing at Raleigh-based apps developer StepLeader. But in September 2011, he and a partner launched their own company, GetZeek, through which they hoped to capitalize on mobile coupons. The business failed, and Davis has chosen to share his story of what he calls "the underbelly" of business startups.

GetZeek - a good idea gone bad GetZeek - a good idea gone bad

May 22, 2013

Premium Lock Australian health institute embraces SAS Visual Analytics

SAS The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has implemented SAS Visual Analytics with the goal of making more informed decisions about health, welfare and community services.

Updated May 22, 2013

Premium Lock A rising tide of new entrepreneurs gives big lift to Durham's future

In this latest installment of the "New Bull City" series, WRALTechWire's Jason Parker takes an inside look at a host of emerging startups that are adding additional sparks to Durham's technology surge over the past two decades.

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May 22, 2013

Premium Lock Cheers! Durham's Mystery Brewing wins $50,000 in CNBC's Crowd Rules

Erik Myers built Mystery like a tech startup, raising $50,000 on Kickstarter and another $250,000 in private seed money. He blogs, he markets well, and he's everywhere - and in that, Mystery Brewing and companies like it deserve to be in the same sentence as Triangle Startup Factory graduates, NC IDEA winners, and, you know, all those other startups from Durham that landed on a CNBC reality show. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story.

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Updated May 21, 2013

Premium Lock ArchiveSocial, a new Durham success story, brings home international award

Bringing order to the chaos of social media record keeping is the goal of Durham-born and based startup ArchiveSocial. An example of the New Bull City's emerging reputation as a home for successful tech startups, the company came home a winner in the "Top 50" competition put on by TiE organization. And its CEO is thankful for the support his firm has received from others across its home town.

Anil Chawla with an award won in 2013 Anil Chawla with an award won in 2013

Updated May 21, 2013

Premium Lock Durham 1999 to today: From a 'zip code destination' to boom town built on tech pillars

New Bull City, Day Two: One can't appreciate a revitalized Durham today without looking back to the late '90s and remembering a desolate city center. But the Internet boom coupled with the rebuilding of the city's infrastructure and the love of several entrepreneurs for the Bull City triggered a perfect storm of development that turn dead town into boom town.

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Updated May 20, 2013

Premium Lock From tobacco town to tech hub: Durham's rise from humble beginnings

In just over a decade, the city of Durham's population has exploded 46 percent to more than 233,000 - and that's an estimate from two years ago. The New Bull City is a vibrant combination of technology and culture yet one that is proud of a long and eventful history. Here's a look back at the beginnings and its evolution on which Durham today is built.

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Updated May 20, 2013

Premium Lock Durham's saga of progress: From tobacco town to technology hub

"New Bull City" is the title of a multi-part series beginning today about the remarkable transition of Durham from a town of tobacco, textiles and manufacturing to a "City of Medicine" and now a rapidly growing technology hub. From its historic past to what appears to be a promising future, the remarkable saga of Durham will unfold daily for WRALTechWire Insiders.

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