Posts tagged “Startups”

Updated September 18, 2013

Premium Lock 'Full Steam Ahead Awards' returns to honor N.C.'s tech leaders

WRALTechWire will host its second "Full Steam Ahead Awards" celebration on Oct. 24 at the Full Steam Brewery in Durham. Ten individual leaders and five companies will be honored at the free event. We also will be recognizing several life-time achievement winners. Save the date!

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Updated September 18, 2013

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center to host showcase for eight ag biotech statrtups

Agbio Leaders of eight fast-emerging North Carolina agricultural biotechnology companies will pitch their wares to investors and other interested observers October 10 at the 2013 Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.

Updated September 18, 2013

Premium Lock 'Great to be back:' CED's top executive returns from sabbatical

Joan Siefert Rose In a blog post, CED President Joan Siefert Rose contrasts the environment for entrepreneurs in North Carolina and the U.S. with that facing entrepreneurs in Europe. There's quite a difference, she writes.

September 17, 2013

Premium Lock It's official: Novella becomes Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company

Novella The marriage between Quintiles and Novella Clinical became official Monday when the deal in which Quintiles acquired its nearby rival closed.

Updated September 17, 2013

Premium Lock Startup showtime: NC IDEA touts its stars to angels, other investors

The Durham-based economic development group puts on an event in conjunction with a Angel Capital Association meeting and the annual CED Tech Venture conference to show off emerging ventures it believes have the potential to become successful enterprises. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story, including snapshots on the 10 firms that were in the showcase.

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Updated September 17, 2013

Premium Lock Home, sweet CEO home: Startup Social draws 200 to exec's private turf

So why open his home to entrepreneurs? "I like the Social because I come out of it feeling that I'm not alone as an entrepreneur," says BoostSuite CEO Aaron Houghton, who lives in Chapel Hill. "Everyone else out there is working really hard, too."

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Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock CED unveils mobile app for Tech Venture event

"Give up the paper and download the app," says the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. It's launching a mobile app to help Tech Venture event attendees replace a conference program - and make tracking down information a lot more mobile.

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Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock RTP startup bioMASON wins $670,000 in global Green Challenge

BioMASON, a startup based in the Triangle that developed technology utilizing microorganisms to grow cement-based materials for use in construction projects, is the big winner in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. CEO Ginger Dosier received the check for the winnings from

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Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock New SE Bio executive director aims to help life science startups land funding

With the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual Tech Venture conference this week and Southeast BIO's own conference coming up in less than two months, Suzanne Cantando has to hit the ground running in her new job as executive director for the life science organization.

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Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Wilmington startup Next Glass uncorks wine selection software

There's no universal language for wine but now there's software. WRALTechWire Insiders can read our exclusive report about how startup Next Glass aims to change how consumers choose and buy wine.

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September 16, 2013

Premium Lock News in review: What made headlines in WRALTechWire

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL Tech Wire for the week of Sept. 9-15.

Updated September 13, 2013

Premium Lock Venture capital events to showcase NC's best, brightest

Scores of startups, several emerging growth firms with big plans, and investors from around the country will gather in Raleigh next week for NC IDEA's "Grant Showcase" and the CED's annual Tech Venture conference. It's an opportunity for North Carolina entrepreneurs to shine.

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September 13, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle Entrepreneurship Week closes as it began - with a bang

For the third year running, Triangle Entrepreneurship Week brought together entrepreneurs and community support organizations in an effort to promote the region's successes and dig into the meat and potatoes of growing a successful startup.

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Updated September 13, 2013

Premium Lock Going for green: Three startups pitch sustainability business plans

bioMASON, HomeWellness, and Platinix, the three Cherokee-McDonough Challenge finalists, pitch the potential they see in what they believe are disruptive technologies that their companies are building.

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September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Innovation Summit pushes Raleigh forward as startup hub; now comes the hard part

The Inside Story from WRALTechWire columnist Joe Procopio: Good ideas were plentiful but also some of the same ideas that have been stated and restated in what is not a new pursuit. The differentiator, of course, is what is done with these ideas, and that's where the conference stopped just short. WRALTechWire Insiders can access the whole story.

DeLisa Alexander (left, writing), red hat, leads a conversation in the big ideas breakout session. DeLisa Alexander (left, writing), red hat, leads a conversation in the big ideas breakout session.

September 11, 2013

Premium Lock Tech commercialization firm picks American Tobacco complex for HQ

8 Rivers Capital, which works with companies to help develop and take new technology to market, signs a lease for more than 12,000 square feet of space at the American Tobacco Historic District.

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Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Intersouth 'sorry' to veteran Cantando go but 'happy to see her advance'

Suzanne Cantando Long before some VC firms generated buzz by hiring people to promote their firms and portfolios, Intersouth Partners brought on board Suzanne Cantando to handle media relations for itself and its investments. After a decade, Cantando has left to lead Southeast BIO, and the dean of N.C.'s VCs wishes her well. WRALTechWire subscribers get the inside story.

September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Innovation Fund North Carolina launches to award $1.2M to high-tech startups

Innovation Fund North Carolina The new fund is a demonstration project called Innovation Fund America, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The project enables community colleges to provide earliest seed-stage capital to startups.

Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock e-Nicotine Technology, founded in Chapel Hill but now based in Utah, raises $3.8M

A smoking cessation device from e-Nicotine Technology promises better delivery of nicotine to the "deep lung." WRALTechWire Insiders can read about eNT's plans for its series A funding.

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Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Inside Triangle Entrepreneurship Week: Making the pitch

The third Triangle Entrepreneurship Week kicked off Monday with entrepreneurs and potential investors talking about startup business opportunities. We have photos.

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