Posts tagged “Startups”

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?

April 5, 2013

Premium Lock RTP drug firm Chimerix looks to go public April 11

Chimerix drug pipeline as cited in IPO filing. Chimerix, the antiviral drug company that filed for an initial public offering of stock last month, plans to go public next week.

April 5, 2013

Premium Lock Venture philanthropy: An emerging source for life science funding

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.

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Updated April 5, 2013

Premium Lock Cloud services firm Green Cloud raises $5.6M

Green Cloud Technologies Infrastructure-as-a-Service firm Green Cloud Technologies, which recently expanded into RTP, raises $5.6 million to support its growth plans.

April 2, 2013

Premium Lock Venture philanthropy projects vie for $90K grants

Philanthropy Philanthropy projects that show innovation in creating revenue can apply for grants from the Alliance for Global Good.

April 2, 2013

Premium Lock NC IDEA picks 30 semi-finalists for latest round of grants

NC IDEA Economic development group NC IDEA has selected 30 startups from across the state as semi-finalists for non-dilutive grants of up to $50,000.

Updated April 1, 2013

Premium Lock Smashing Boxes' software biz rides surge in mobile, tablet use

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."

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April 1, 2013

Premium Lock First Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit coming this week

Philanthropy 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.

March 28, 2013

Premium Lock Music software startup Online Music Network raises $500K

ZOEN Online Music Network, a startup that aims deliver music lessons over the Internet, is raising money again with a $512,292 in new funding, according to securities filings.

Updated March 28, 2013

Premium Lock First Flight Venture Center to showcase firms for congressman's visit

First Flight Venture Center Five companies with very different messages to tell will make presentations during visit by Congressman David Price.

March 28, 2013

Premium Lock Startup Madness isn't mad at all: These ACC 'teams' ooze biz potential

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.

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