Posts tagged “Startups”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.