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The hometown for the University of North Carolina is launching a startup hub, joining Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh, Cary and Charlotte in efforts to help nurture new businesses.
Clinical studies on a lifesaving gene therapy are looking good for Jude Samulski, Ph.D., who was recruited to the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1993 with nearly $250,000 in grant funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
Nobel Prize winning scientist Oliver Smithies and UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp along with Wake Forest University's Anthony Atala will soon become "charter fellows" in the National Academy of Inventors.
STENCIL, or Students and Teachers Employing New Criteria in Learning, offers a cloud-based tool kit to help school officials predict if a student is a drop-out risk.
CED's "Start Something" Blog: Charlie Farrell, a long-time financial executive at automotive news website Edmunds.com, is the new CFO at BuyStand.com. He likes what he sees at the Durham-based startup.
CED's "Start Something" Blog: Triangle life-science companies won four of the five major awards at SEBIO. Jason Parker talked with Jeff Clark of Aurora Funds, who won the top individual honor.
UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and Wake Forest are teaming up with several other universities to offer online undergraduate courses for credit and that can be taken at a member university where a student isn't enrolled.
CED's "Start Something" Blog: If launching a new product, said Maxwell, the key is to find and identify a particularly well defined narrow universe of buyers. In other words, "why sell to multiple segments when you can sell to a real narrow market successfully," says venture capitalist Scott Maxwell.
"Underground Summer is a bridge from the excellent programs that the Universities have established," said John Austin, Director of Groundwork Labs, "This experience will enable the students to experience the broader entrepreneurial community in the Triangle."
At the Startup Summit, four founders and CEOs of emerging companies share their secrets to building potentially successful ventures - from investing their own money to being brave enough to take risks.
UNC-Chapel Hill is set to host its first-ever Global Entrepreneurship Week in conjunction with Triangle Entrepreneurship Week, occurring Nov. 12-18, 2012.
Arcot Rajasekar, chief scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute, is principal investigator for a three-year project, "DataBridge - A Sociometric System for Long-Tail Science Data Collections."
A new whitepaper, "Moving Beyond Plato Versus Plumbing: Toward Individualized Education and Career Passways for All North Carolinians," explores the value of education in preparing for future jobs.
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute has won a competitive five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for continued work in math and statistics research and education.
A recent UNC graduate has launched an educational software startup to provide a cloud-based solution to what has been called the biggest crisis in American education.
Morphormics, which specializes in medical image enhancement, is acquired by California-based Accuray.