Posts tagged “Startups”

Updated May 21, 2013

Premium Lock Durham 1999 to today: From a 'zip code destination' to boom town built on tech pillars

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.

American Tobacco Campus  American Tobacco Campus

Updated May 20, 2013

Premium Lock From tobacco town to tech hub: Durham's rise from humble beginnings

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.

Downtown Durham draws growing population Downtown Durham draws growing population

Updated May 20, 2013

Premium Lock Durham's saga of progress: From tobacco town to technology hub

"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.

The New Bull City The New Bull City

Updated May 17, 2013

Premium Lock Triangulate, the 'digital doorway' for Triangle, goes live

"Triangulate will help us better organize the entrepreneurial network," says Joan Siefert Rose, president of the CED. "It helps us find each other, and it also helps people outside of the region look at the Triangle."

A sample from Triangulate A sample from Triangulate

Updated May 17, 2013

Premium Lock Angels stress need for cooperation in reviewing Triangle deals

As angel investors become increasingly important to the Triangle startup community, more than 30 of them gather to discuss how they can work together more closely in performing due diligence on potential deals. We also have snapshots of four major regional groups.

Angel Investors Angel Investors

May 16, 2013

Premium Lock IBM to offer up 'Jeopardy!' winner Watson to software startups

Doctor Watson International Business Machines Corp. will offer its Watson technology, which beat humans in "Jeopardy!," as a building block for startup companies making business software.

May 15, 2013

Premium Lock The New Bull City: An in-depth series coming to WRALTechWire

From a tobacco town to a city of medicine to a technology hub - that's the saga of Durham. Beginning next week, WRALTechWire will launch a multi-day, in-depth report titled "The New Bull City" that will tell the stories behind Durham's rebirth and what's coming next.

New Bull City series coming from WRALTechWire New Bull City series coming from WRALTechWire

Updated May 14, 2013

Premium Lock Will lightning strike again for veteran entrepreneur Brian Handly at StepLeader?

Brian Handly As the Raleigh-based apps developer raises its first venture funding, its CEO Brian Handly talks about what's coming next at StepLeader. He has big, big plans. Handly also discusses the state of fundraising, which can be quite difficult these days.

Updated May 14, 2013

Premium Lock Raleigh app developer StepLeader lands $4.4M in first fund raiser

The Raleigh-based startup, which is a spinout from Capitol Broadcasting's New Media Group, raises its first round of venture funding with two local firms participating. Its CEO invests as well. And the company has big growth plans. WRALTechWire Insiders can get the full story.

StepLeader's weather app StepLeader's weather app

Updated May 14, 2013

Premium Lock Chapel Hill drug startup Cempra lands $70M licensing deal

Cempra  Cemrpa is a long way yet from proving its new antibiotic compound will be an effective, FDA-approved drug, but the compound has already delivered the company a $10 million payday with millions more possibly to come. WRALTechWire Insiders get the details.

Updated May 14, 2013

Premium Lock Time running out to save 50% on WRALTechWire Insider membership

WRALTechWire at Facebook The introductory 50-percent off deal to become an Insider at WRALTechWire expires on May 16. Sign up today for accesses to in-depth exclusive news and much more - such as up to $900 in savings on tech-related offers from our partners.

May 13, 2013

Premium Lock Red-hot Raleigh startup WedPics hauls in $1.1M in funding

As more people download their app to post wedding photo albums, the WedPics team should consider having a party themselves. But there's no honeymoon at hand for CEO Justin Miller and his growing team. WRALTechWire Insiders get all the details in an exclusive interview with Miller.

Wedding photo app WebPics is cashing in on demand Wedding photo app WebPics is cashing in on demand

Updated May 13, 2013

Premium Lock New Triangle venture capital firm slowly emerging from shadows

Dollar sign       The two co-founders of the Triangle's newest venture capital firm won't talk - yet - about what they are doing. But we have some salient details about who they are, their focus, and what this means for the capital-starved southeast.

Updated May 13, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle politician tries to accelerate crowdfunding; bill passes first hurdle

Tom Murry Rep. Tom Murry, a businessman and Republican from Morrisville, along with three others, is pushing legislation to help entrepreneurs raise money while the SEC wrestles with implementation of the JOBS Act that was passed last year. Read about the bill, who backs it - and which Republican is a powerful opponent.

Updated May 9, 2013

Premium Lock Quintiles goes public; shares surge early, close up 5.3%

Quintiles            The Durham pharmaceuticals services provider began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "Q" this morning, and shares jumped 10 percent. Founder and chairman Dennis Gillings will ring the NYSE opening bell on Friday.

Updated May 9, 2013

Premium Lock Square 1 executive is leaving to launch new venture in Triangle

Square 1 Bank  A senior executive at venture capital services bank Square 1 has decided to launch his own venture. WRALTechWire Insiders get the details.

Updated May 8, 2013

Premium Lock Durham aims to create own South by Southwest with 'Paradoxos' event

The Bull City, along with help from other partners from across the Triangle, is looking to create a southeast version of SXSX, the music, film, tech and interactive festival that has become an incredibly popular event to showcase Austin, Texas. WRALTechWire Insiders can learn more about the upcoming "Paradoxos."

Will Paradoxos become the SXSW for the Triangle? Will Paradoxos become the SXSW for the Triangle?

Updated May 7, 2013

Premium Lock Score one for Sqord: Durham startup lands spot in Chicago Tech Stars

Convincing kids to live a more active lifestyle is not just a game at Durham startup Sqord. It means better lives. And the Durham startup's founders are banking their financial futures on their emerging business. The team has just landed more funding and a major boost for its hopes. WRALTechWire Insiders can learn the inside story about Sqord's march toward success.

Sqord wants to get kids excited about staying fit Sqord wants to get kids excited about staying fit

Updated May 7, 2013

Premium Lock Charlotte's startup community is booming, survey finds

The Business Innovation & Growth Council's second survey of the entrepreneurial community in the Queen City uncovers more new and emerging ventures. Plus, companies are looking to hire hundreds this year. We've got the numbers.

Startups, not just a sculpture downtown, add glitz in Charlotte Startups, not just a sculpture downtown, add glitz in Charlotte

Techwire Inside Partners
The Skinny: A Blog by Rick Smith