Posts tagged “Startups”

February 21, 2014

Premium Lock More topline speakers, big crowd = Entrepreneur event you should attend

Venture Capital If you are an entrepreneur looking for investors or you are a person of worth casting about for a possible deal, then you need to be among the more than 200 people attending the Entrepreneurs' Series event next week where the topic is the 2014 deal climate.

Updated February 20, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh startup to deliver live content to mobile devices based on geography

Capitol Broadcasting has patented technology to deliver video and other content to mobile devices based on geography and licensing requirements. A new company, TotalCast, is working with partners to enable broadcasters and content providers such as sports leagues to reach their audiences who are on the go or surfing the net.

An early version of TotalCast technology An early version of TotalCast technology

Updated February 20, 2014

Premium Lock Analysts: Facebook takes out a threat in buying WhatsApp - but cost is 'staggering'

The social media world and Wall Street are all abuzz about Facebook's whopping $19 billion cash-and-stock deal for rapidly growing WhatsApp. Analysts are all over the map on the deal. What does this mean for Facebook and for social media?

A sample from WhatsApp A sample from WhatsApp

Updated February 20, 2014

Premium Lock Kiss-and-tell exclusive: Why Google just loves the Triangle

From Google's selection of the Triangle as part of its Tech Hub network to demonstrating Google Glass here first to picking the Triangle as a possible site for Google Fiber, the Internet giant keeps intensifying its love affair with our region/ Why? In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire, the head of Google's entrepreneur effort explains why.

Mary Grove, left, checks out new Underground @Raleigh Mary Grove, left, checks out new Underground @Raleigh

February 19, 2014

Premium Lock Royalty Exchange enters patent market through new partnership

Royalty Exchange Royalty Exchange says the addition of IP and patent royalties to the listings of music and entertainment assets is part of the company's long-term objective of offering a wide range of royalty revenue streams, including film, TV, books, solar energy, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals.

Updated February 18, 2014

Premium Lock Underground @Raleigh gives another high-tech charge to downtown's rebirth

The latest addition to the breathtaking rebirth of Downtown Raleigh is nearly 5,000 square feet of renovated space in a 100-year-old building on Fayettevillle Street Mall. There, more than 10 companies are building apps, software and technology on which many uf us may rely in our daily lives. High-tech being developed in shared office space known as American Underground @Raleigh. Join us for an exclusive photo tour - and meet some of the people who are building parts of New Raleigh's future.

Welcome to Underground @Raleigh Welcome to Underground @Raleigh

Updated February 18, 2014

Premium Lock Triangle Entrepreneurship Week rebrands as 'Forward Triangle'

Jon Leonardo and Sarah Wechsberg, who launched Triangle Entrepreneurship Week to bring more attention and resources to Triangle startups, have linked up with a new organization, Forward City. Future events will be known as Forward Triangle, the two announced Tuesday. Leonardo is president of the new group.

TEW co-founders Jon Leonardo and Sarah Wechsberg TEW co-founders Jon Leonardo and Sarah Wechsberg

Updated February 18, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA defends $250,000 grant to CED, but how will money be spent as organization reboots?

The economic development group NC IDEA is funneling $250,000 to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development to help the CED implement a strategic shift. But what does that mean? The CED isn't talking. Meanwhile, its lead person on last year's big data project - called TriangulateNC - has left. Plus, not everyone in the Triangle startup community endorses the NC IDEA grant. WRALTechWire takes an in-depth look at what's happening with the CED in an exclusive story for our Insiders.

Walk into CED's HQ, see the motto Walk into CED's HQ, see the motto

February 18, 2014

Premium Lock PurThread strikes development deal with Kodak for infection-fighting materials

The Durham-based company will work with the photo and chemical giant to develop antimicrobial technology for use on hard and soft surfaces. They are targeting military and healthcare markets. The companies also for the first time discuss what Kodak's proprietary agent contains.

PurThread CEO Lisa Grimes PurThread CEO Lisa Grimes

Updated February 17, 2014

Premium Lock Turn your photos into works of art: Raleigh startup Photofy has an app for that

Startup Photofy offers users a way to personalize and photos with words, designs and text. "It's Photoshop meets Shutterstock with professional content," says the president of the Raleigh-based firm. WRALTechWire reports the details for our Insiders in this exclusive interview.

A sample of photos turned into art by Photofy A sample of photos turned into art by Photofy

Updated February 17, 2014

Premium Lock ExitEvent news: Mobile app Yillio now touting U.S. Open

ExitEvent Raleigh mobile app startup Yillio, which made a splash with its Super Bowl launch last month, announced today its second major event partnership, this time targeting the 400,000 visitors expected to visit Pinehurst and Southern Pines for the PGA Tour's U.S. Open Championship in June.

Updated February 17, 2014

Premium Lock News from ExitEvent: Group tackles problem of few females in startups

ExitEvent Laura Baverman, editor of ExitEvent, says a group of female entrepreneurs are hoping to help more women launch startups in the Triangle.

February 17, 2014

Premium Lock Kickstarter is hacked; some customer data is disclosed

Kickstarter Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler said in a blog post that hackers accessed usernames, email addresses, phone numbers and passwords. The passwords are encrypted, but the company said it's possible for a hacker to guess a weak or obvious password. It recommended that users change their passwords.

February 17, 2014

Premium Lock Rising stars with backing from Biotech Center to present at CED event

Three young bioscience companies started with funding and other help from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will be presenters at the Innovation Showcase Feb. 26 during the 2014 CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh

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February 17, 2014

Premium Lock News in review: Top stories as reported in WRALTechWire last week

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL Tech Wire last week.

February 14, 2014

Premium Lock Job fair by Chris Heivly could be preview of Startup Factory in St. Louis

The co-founder of The StartupFactory puts on one of his "Jobs Under the Big Top" events in St. Louis and draws a sell-out crowd. Was he testing the waters about expanding the Factory there?

The Startup Factory The Startup Factory

Updated February 12, 2014

Premium Lock Hot social media software startup Expion charts expansion course with new chair, funding

Social media software firm Expion's business has grown through clients such as Coca-Cola, Mattel and ClearChannel. And the Raleigh firm formed by a former IBMer has aggressive plans for new growth. Read what new chairman Bryan Weiner and a new investment brings to the company. WRALTechWire Insiders get the details in this exclusive story.

Expion CEO Peter Heffring Expion CEO Peter Heffring

Updated February 12, 2014

Premium Lock How does your startup make news? Meet the press at the Underground

Tech news roundup It's a cliche but true: Entrepreneurs are always looking for money. There's a second cliche that's just as true: Entrepreneurs are always looking for publicity. Well, the positive kind, anyway. So how does your company generate some press? Two upcoming events could help.

February 12, 2014

Premium Lock Lulu unveils new self-publishing product, activity lineup: Lulu Jr.

Hey, kids and parents: Lulu wants you. The Raleigh-based self-publishing firm is expanding its product portfolio with Lulu Jr., which will focus on children's books, wall art and book-making kits.

Lulu Jr.  Lulu Jr.

Updated February 12, 2014

Premium Lock Social media firm Expion adds chairman, who also leads '7-figure' investment; company will up headcount 'over 50%'

Bryan Wiener, a veteran entrepreneur and tech executive, is joining Raleigh-based Expion as the company's chairman. He also is the lead investor in a new round of capital for the firm, which claims IBM, Mattel, Coca-Cola and Clear Channel as clients. The company says it will be hiring as a result of the funding.

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