Posts tagged “Startups”

Updated April 19, 2013

Premium Lock The big show: Tech Jobs Under Big Top packs food, fun - and recruiting

Slide show: WRALTechWire Insider Joe Procopio takes a camera to Thursday night's "Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" to offer our readers an inside view of the event where companies make pitches to hire new workers.

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Updated April 18, 2013

Premium Lock  G1 Therapeutics raising $1M after nabbing SBIR grant

G1 Therapeutics University of North Carolina spin out G1 Therapeutics is on track to raise $1 million. The company has raised $457,902 in financing so far.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Cleantech accelerator launches in RTP; applications due by May 1

Cleantech Open The Cleantech Open, an eight-year program launched in Silicon Valley, is expanding to the Triangle. An introductory program is set for Thursday evening. Applications from startups for $10,000 in seed capital are due by May 1.

April 17, 2013

Premium Lock 'Cloud' computing growth means more expansion for startup 6fusion

6fusion, the "cloud" computing technology startup based at N.C. State's Centennial Campus, is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific as demand for cloud-related services continues to grow.

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Updated April 17, 2013

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WRALTechWire The new WRALTechWire launches today with an expanded lineup of exclusive technology, life science, venture financing, mergers and acquisitions along with insightful opinion and analysis. Our Insiders will get the best news, analysis and commentary every business day. Join today!

Updated April 17, 2013

Premium Lock Appia secures $5M in debt financing for sales, marketing expansion

Appia  Durham-based Appia, a fast-growing firm that works with mobile service providers, publishers and advertisers to attract new customers, secures $5 million in debt financing and will use the capital for expansion efforts.

Updated April 17, 2013

Premium Lock 2013 is make-or-break year for Triangle's startup party

The Startup Blog: We need the entrepreneurs to make more of their own noise. And by that I mean we need at least six massive successes if this region is to really capitalize on its potential as the "Hypiest Startup Hub in the southeast."

Will Raleigh-Durham capitalize on its startup potential? Will Raleigh-Durham capitalize on its startup potential?

Updated April 16, 2013

Premium Lock N.C. A&T startup's bioadhesive from manure paves way for cleantech roads

Farmers already use manure as fertilizer but hog farms produce too much hog waste to use it all. Most of the waste ends up stored in lagoons. But Daniel Oldham, a civil engineering student at North Carolina A&T University, has spent the last two years researching an alternative. The result is a process that turns hog waste into a bioadhesive that can replace adhesives used in an array of products such as book bindings, construction materials and roads.

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April 15, 2013

Premium Lock Georgetown team wins top prize in annual Kenan-Flagler VC event

Venture capital A team of student investors from Georgetown University took home the first-place prize over the weekend in the 16th annual Venture Capital Investment Competition.

April 15, 2013

Premium Lock Nano industry experts share advice on successful path to commercialization

Nanotech conference Panelists at Nanotech Commercialization conference point out that too often, entrepreneurs ignore the basics, such as determining specifically how their company is going to make money. "Developing a marketing plan is just as important as developing research and development," says one executive.

Updated April 12, 2013

Premium Lock From ivory towers to real startups: Triangle universities produce more entrepreneurs

The Startup Blog: These days, the Triangle's three major universities all have large and robust programs that cater to today's student entrepreneur. This is the result of years of change internally, the fruits of which are now being exposed to the general public.

Refresh Innovations' contact solution wins Duke challenge Refresh Innovations' contact solution wins Duke challenge

April 11, 2013

Premium Lock North Carolina showcases advances but still faces challenges in commercializing nanotech

Until the private sector can ramp up commercialization, the academic and public sector will continue to lead the nano sector. At the Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference in Winston Salem, a variety of North Carolina and national leaders in nano discussed innovations, funding trends and networked towards the goal of growing the nano sector nationwide. Challenges remain.

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Updated April 11, 2013

Premium Lock New plant tech startup AgBiome raises $14M in venture financing

AgBiome AgBiome, an agricultural science startup co-founded by Metabolon CEO John Ryals and two professors at UNC-Chapel Hill among others, raises $14.5 million in financing from several VC firms as it gears for product launch.

Updated April 11, 2013

Premium Lock Attention, NC entrepreneurs: Google, top VCs looking to fund 'Glass' ideas

Google plus top-tier venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins are looking to fund startups with up to $2 million for projects focusing on Google's wearable computer known as Glass.

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April 10, 2013

Premium Lock Aviation, sustainability, crowdfunding, manufacturing top InnoVenture program

InnoVenture 2013 next month in Greenville, S.C. will focus on aviation, sustainability, manufacturing innovations, intelligent transportation, and crowdfunding

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Updated April 10, 2013

Premium Lock Advanced Animal Diagnostics raises $6M in new funding

AAD Intersouth Partners, Novartis and other investors pour $6 million in new funding into Durham-based Advanced Animal Diagnostics for launch of two products.

April 8, 2013

Premium Lock Raleigh-based StepLeader launches mobile weather app

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.

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April 8, 2013

Premium Lock Biobanks offer new hope to startups, researchers - and those who are ill

Philanthropic Investing 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.

April 8, 2013

Premium Lock Nanotech commercialization conference to showcase NC's advances

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.

Nano particles at Liquidia. Nano particles at Liquidia.

Updated April 8, 2013

Premium Lock Attention, entrepreneurs: Look before you leap into that MBA

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.

Are MBAs really for entrepreneurs? Are MBAs really for entrepreneurs?

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