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Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

8:50 a.m. today

Wilmington's impressive biotech, life science entrepreneurial potential

Guest opinion: "I had an exciting adult field trip in my own town, within my own university, as I explored the world of biotechnology and life science business opportunities in Wilmington," writes UNCW professor Dr. Suzanne Altobello.

Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd

Updated 7:49 a.m. today

Premium Lock Report: Startup capital funding off to slower start in '16

CED Startups and emerging firms that the Council for Entrepreneurial Development defines as "entrepreneurial companies" are off to a slower start in 2016 when it comes to fundraising. That's according to data in the CED's new Innovators Report.

7:47 a.m. today

Premium Lock Closing books on 2015: $1.25B in NC capital + A tip of the cap to CED

Joan Siefert Rose The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is closing the 2015 financial books for startups and emerging companies in North Carolina with data about grants. The new information boosts the capital haul to more than $1.2 billion. Plus: here's a "thank you" to the CED for its Innovators Report.

6:43 a.m. today

Narratives for spreadsheets; Spiffy's $1.6M; RTP traffic warning; Ag biotech showcase winner

Triangle headlines In today's Triangle headlines, a wrapup of stories about RTP-related technology news: Automated Insights unveils new software for creating a spreadsheet narrative; startup Spiffy raises $1.6 million; a former transportation secretary offers advice to the Triangle; and a look at the winner of the N.C. Biotechnology Center's ag tech showcase winner.

12:49 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock NVCA embraces Fostering Innovation Act, says it will boost startup IPOs

Venture Capital     In an open leader to House of Representatives leaders, the chief executive officer of the National Venture Capital Association calls for passage of the "Fostering Innovation Act." Bobby Franklin says the bill would help more startups execute IPOs.

Updated 7:40 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock After filling venues, Moogfest sets dates for return to Durham in '17

Moogfest 2016 has wrapped and Downtown Durham is returning to normal after a weekend of techies roaming the streets looking for action. They found plenty, with interactive art installations - free for all - in every plaza, DJs spinning non-stop in local nightclubs and parks, and future technology being discussed and demonstrated all over town.

A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest

5:50 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part two of two.

5:45 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part one of two.

5:30 a.m. yesterday

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Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

6:27 p.m. Sunday

Premium Lock Can machines create humanlike music and art?

Will our "robot overlords" someday become creative enough to make music and art humans appreciate? The folks at Moogfest from Google Brain's Magenta project say that what they're really up to is using machine learning to create new tools artists can use to enhance their own expression.

Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest

Updated 5:19 p.m. Sunday

Premium Lock Moogfest:Use technology to make the world beautiful

The connection between the sound system used in the ancient Roman Coliseum and modern technology is closer than you might think, said music and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier at Moogfest Saturday afternoon.

Jaron Lanier with ancient mouth organ at Moogfest Jaron Lanier with ancient mouth organ at Moogfest

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Moogfest: Experts split on future prospects for humanity

Are we doomed if we don't become transhuman? Does an immortal creature exist now? Or iis our future limited only by our ability to imagine it?

Neil Harbisson Neil Harbisson

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Moogfest: How close are we to a holodeck?

What is the next step in virtual reality technology? It's "mixed reality," the merger of virtual reality with the real world, according to R. Benjamin Knapp, PhD, director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech during the "How Close Can We Get to a Holodeck event at Moog fest Friday morning.

R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech

May 20

Shark Tank's Chris Sacca talks HB2, entrepreneurship in Raleigh

The early Twitter, Instagram and Uber investor talks vulnerability, authenticity, diversity at fireside chat in Raleigh with HQ Raleigh's Brooks Bell. ExitEvent reports the story.

Talking startups Talking startups

Updated May 20

Moogfest: RTP should be a mashup of The Magic Kingdom and Tomorrowland

Research Triangle Park needs to become "a mashup of Tomorowland and the Magic Kingdom," Bob Geolas, president and CEO the Research Triangle Park Foundation told the audience at the Moogfest Future Cities panel discussion Thursday afternoon.

Moogfest Future Cities Panel  Moogfest Future Cities Panel

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Joe DeSimone's thrilling day: 'Wow. Humbling'

The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama

May 19

Want a new Tesla 3? Get a job at Raleigh startup Practichem

Practichem is looking to beef up its staff - and to make jobs more enticing the Raleigh-based startup is offering employees a Tesla 3. Caveat: Tesla 3s aren't available yet. Caveat 2: The $36,000 cars will be leased. Caveat 3: They may have to wait. More than 400,000 people have already placed orders for the all-electric car.

The new Tesla   The new Tesla

Updated May 19

Broad NC economic development bill 'on the table'

N.C. flag           Members of the Senate and the House have filed sprawling economic development bills that are a compendium of wish-lists from the North Carolina Chamber, the McCrory administration and bills that have fallen short of passage in prior legislative sessions.

Updated May 19

Moogfest takes over Bull City for next four days

Moogfest The Moogfest festival opening today features more than 250 artists at 17 walkable venues throughout Durham. During the day, there will be workshops from future-minded pioneers.

Updated May 18

Premium Lock NC lags the pack while SEC crowdfunding rules take effect

Crowdfunding  New SEC rules for crowdfunding of startups took effect Monday, action that drew praise from a leading Triangle attorney who focuses on venture capital. The National Venture Capital Association also salutes the kickoff. But in North Carolina, crowdfunding remains far from reality - and even a proposed bill is "a very conservative small step forward," Raleigh attorney Jim Verdonik tells WRAL TechWire.

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