Posts tagged “Startups”
Privately held StepLeader, which works with media outlets to enable delivery of video and other data, is teaming with Weather Decision Technologies for real-time weather application.
Biobanks are just one of the high-value ways that non-profit disease-fighting foundations showed Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit attendees they are helping academic researchers and bioscience companies get the job done.
North Carolina's nanotech sector is diversified. Products incorporating nanotech are most likely going to be an input to another industry's products such as coatings, carriers, composites, communications or catalysis. Drug delivery (carrier) also uses coatings. Aerospace uses coatings and composites. IT and Communications devices use nanotech and microelectronics. The next generation of batteries and the energy industries are using nano for catalysis. N.C. firms will showcase their advances at a commercialization conference this week in Winston-Salem.
Opinion: My Wall Street Journal article about why I discourage students who want to become entrepreneurs from doing an MBA provoked a far stronger reaction than I expected. The vast majority of the emails and comments were in agreement -- including from business-school professors. What shocked me were the angry online comments, Tweets, and emails from a few MBA students--because of their lack of professionalism. So it is clear that this issue is highly contentious.
As the Gates Foundation showed with its $10 million in RTP-based Liquidia Technologies, life science startups are finding funding support through philanthropic organizations. The first Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit showcases the potential of a new investment source.
Software firm Smashing Boxes has doubled its revenue and headcount in the last year, growth driven by demand for mobile applications. "Initially, I thought it would be a small niche thing,"says CEO Nick Jordan. "One or two projects, go to the next one."
The first Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit will bring some 200 leaders of regional life science companies and national disease foundations to Chapel Hill April 3 and 4 to explore alliances bearing new opportunities.
The Startup Blog: Chill-N, a nitrogen ice cream startup from the University of Miami , takes top honors at Startup Madness 2013, which as an event is its own sprouting success story.
The Research Triangle Foundation brought new energy to a tired research park Tuesday night with its new entrepreneur and innovator event called #RTP180, which showcased the Triangle's entrepreneurial diversity.
As the Southeast Venture Conference closed in Charlotte, the startup community action didn't end. The first ExitEvent Startup Social in the Queen City draws a larger than expected crowd at startup hub Packard Place where entrepreneurs and investors mixed over a few adult beverages,
Durham startup Thryv has software that allows users to plan workouts and track progress over time. This personal fitness record can be shared with the user's network of friends, teammates or trainers.