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Posts tagged “Universities”

Updated 2:17 p.m. Wednesday

Duke and UNC-CH MBA programs to host FoodCon

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to host FoodCon Next Tuesday, Duke's Fuqua School of Business will host the second annual FoodCon, designed to showcase latest trends in food science and agriculture.

Updated 1:47 p.m. Wednesday

New Alexandria Center to change RTP's innovation, physical landscape

New plans for the Alexandria Center for Science, Technology and Agriculture have been released, and they include a world-class life science incubator and an in-house venture fund.

Alexandria Center - RTP Alexandria Center - RTP

Updated 12:03 p.m. Wednesday

Institute for Emerging Issues to host Raleigh Discovery Forum for young entrepreneurs

Institute for Emerging Issues Discovery Forum 2015 North Carolina State University's Institute for Emerging Issues is set to host the Raleigh Discovery Forum on December 1st. The event gives young social entrepreneurs the chance to pitch business concepts and a shot at $10,000 in seed funding.

Tags: NCSU, Startups
7:46 a.m. Tuesday

Global Entrepreneurship Week: a success at UNC-Chapel Hill

Global Entrepreneurship Week wound down this weekend. After 23 events, organizers and participants reflect on the experience. Some were so excited, they produced their own teaser music video.

Tags: UNC-CH, Events
November 19

Dhoop Energy team wins Duke's Hult Prize pitch contest

Dhoop Energy wins Duke Hult Prize Pitch Contest Dhoop Energy, a startup founded by a team of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke University advances to regional final to compete for $1 million prize to implement and scale development of a solar-powered unit for street vendors in urban slums.

Tags: Events, Duke
November 18

From Chapel Hill to Kenya: UNC Student Saves Lives With GreenChar

ExitEvent UNC student who runs GreenChar, maker of sustainable charcoal and energy-related products in Africa, headlines Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

November 17

Lessons from the 2015 Innovative Women's Conference

NC State organizes Innovative Women's Conference Last week, 161 women attended the second annual Innovative Women's Conference held in Raleigh through the North Carolina State University Jenkins MBA program. Here are the key takeaways from the event.

Tags: Events, NCSU
November 16

MCNC names winners of North Carolina Research and Education Network Awards

MCNC Last week, MCNC, the operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network, announced the winners of the organization's annual awards at a conference in Winston-Salem, N.C.

November 16

Sixteen teams to pitch social enterprise ideas at Hult Prize event at Duke on Wednesday

A student team prepares for their Hult Prize pitch at Duke University Sixteen teams are set to pitch social enterprise concepts to a panel of judges at Duke University on Wednesday, November 18. The contest is a regional event and the first step toward winning $1 million through the Hult Prize, which aims to address population issues in urban environments.

November 9

Duke researchers at Durham Innovation District achieve breakthrough in understanding heart disease

A Duke Medicine research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease. The team operates out of the Durham Innovation District.

Tags: Duke, Genomics
November 6

UNC-Chapel Hill's RENCI and Georgia Tech to lead big data effort to solve social issues in American South

RENCI logo RENCI and Georgia Tech to partner and co-direct $10 million initiative to apply big data analysis to address and solve social issues in the American South.

November 6

Can efficiency save our natural resources?

Mike Walden In this editorial, Dr. Mike Walden explores whether efficiency gains could reduce natural resource depletion. In the end, suggests Walden, you decide.

Updated October 30

Premium Lock ChopTix wants to create mobile market for scalping event tickets

Deon McCormick, who played football for Duke University and coached there after he graduated in 2007, always noticed the same thing as he traveled from stadium to stadium: the number of scalpers selling tickets to the games. McCormick, who prefers calling them "professional sellers," says at one big game "I saw 100-plus outside that stadium. I thought, 'wow,' there is a huge market here."

ChopTix provides a mobile market for last minute ticket sales ChopTix provides a mobile market for last minute ticket sales

October 29

Premium Lock NCSU Index of NC leading economic indicators declines again

Dr. Michael Walden The NCSU IIndex of North Carolina leading economic indicators, (the "Index"), a forecast of the economy's direction four to six months ahead, declined by 0.8% in September. This continued a downward trend in the Index, which has dropped in eight of the past twelve months. A similar national decline may be partly responsible.

October 28

Premium Lock Chapel Hill-based Golden Bell Partners Fund II raises $140.8M

Chapel Hill-based Golden Bell Partners Fund II, one of two pooled investment funds created by former head of Duke University Investment Management Co., (DUMAC) Edward Hutchinson, has raised $140,850,000 in equity from six investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Golden Bell Partners founder Edward Hutchinson Golden Bell Partners founder Edward Hutchinson

Updated October 27

Premium Lock Entrepreneurship overcame depression for Mati founder

On the heels of being selected as one of three Durham American Underground startups to participate in a Silicon Valley program, Mati Energy has closed a deal with Harris Beverages that will significantly expand the energy drink's availability.

Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy

October 23

Premium Lock Spellings to head UNC system, Biomedical scholars named, Charlotte, Raleigh 2,3 in Metro wage disparity

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: UNC names former Secretary of Education to head university system; UNC School of Medicine researcher get Biomedical Scholars Award; Raleigh wage inequality third in the nation. Charlotte landed at number 2. Atlanta is at Number 10.

October 23

Premium Lock Three NC universities in Up to Us competition

Up to Us competition Up to Us, a nationwide campus competition that gives young leaders a voice on fiscal issues, begins its fourth year this week. The expanding non-partisan program includes student teams from 73 colleges and universities in 28 states across the country including three in North Carolina.

Updated October 20

Premium Lock American Underground sending the most startups to Silicon Valley tech campus

The participating Triangle startup execs posed for the photo on the rooftop patio of the American Underground@Main. They are (l to r):Tyler Sickel, Business Development MATI; Tatiana Birgisson, Founder & CEO MATI; Brandon Magsamen, CEO CrowdTunes; Deon McCormick, CEO ChopTix. The American Underground@Main is sending three startup founders to Silicon Valley, Nov. 2-6, for a special "exchange" program -- the most of any of the hubs participating from around the world.

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