Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”
WRAL TechWire earlier today published an appreciation of veteran entrepreneur, investor and economic development leader Dave Rizzo. His role in entrepreneurship dates back some two decades. Here are two stories from WRAL TechWire's archives that help put Rizzo's accomplishments in perspective.
North Carolina's startup community has come a long, long way since the dark days of the "dot com" bust in 2002. In 2015, startups and emerging companies raised more investment capital than in any year since the boom's pinnacle. While success has many fathers, as the saying goes, one leader deserves a big share of the credit for the revival and the remarkable state of startups today across the state. His name is Dave Rizzo. Here's the backstory - and an appreciation.
Answered prayers? Recently blessed for its work by the Pope, Bamboo Therapeutics, a recently launched life sciences venture focusing on gene therapy to treat deadly childhood neurological disorders, has raised nearly $50 million from investors. CureDuchenne Ventures LLC, a venture philanthropy organization, is among the backers.
A group of startups focusing on virtual reality known as RTP Virtual Reality is teaming up with the American Underground for a series of demos to demonstrate what has been touted as the next wave in interactive entertainment. Several Triangle firms already are making plays in the VR space.
The economic development group NC IDEA will undergo a major transition under its new CEO Thom Ruhe, evolving into a private foundation. While the Durham-based group will continue to offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants annually to startups, its mission will broaden with the goal of boosting entrepreneurship, Ruhe tells WRAL TechWire in the first of a three-part Q&A.
Investors greet what on the surface appears to be good news for Triangle-based TransEnterix with a seesaw day of trading for the developer of robotic surgery technology. Does good news on FDA filing and capital funding end takeover rumors?
The Institute for Emerging Issues at NCSU hosted a two-day Emerging Issues Forum earlier this week to explore what technology automation and robotics means for future workers. Jim Roberts, who leads the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW), found much to be positive about.
A National Science Foundation-supported conference at NCSU over the next two days will explore the creation of a roadmap toward developing a national Internet of Things strategy. Here's a preview of what's going on.
Does HQ Raleigh's Big News Involve Charlotte's Packard Place? A Charleston Campus? Similar messaging on social media by startup hubs in Raleigh and Charlotte hint at big news for the state's startup ecosystem this week.
NC IDEA will launch its next round of awarding up to $50,000 in non-dilutive grants to startups on Feb. 15. Entrepreneurs can learn more about the program at a series of state-wide meetings. and webinars.
Amid the doom and gloom about a possible jobless future due to technology automation and robotics, a team of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - The Zebracorns - remain excited about the future.
Novan Therapeutics, a high-profile emerging pharmaceutical firm backed by big-name investors in the Triangle with a focus on developing new dermatology treatments, has a new chairman. But his name is a familiar one. Another well-known name leaves the board in the shuffle.
More than 50 emerging life science startups will have the chance to make their case for investment to possible backers at the CED's Life Science Conference next month. The CED announced its selections early Monday.
The 10th annual Southeast Venture Conference, which is the largest such event put on in the region, is set for March 16-17 in Tysons Corner, Va. Highlighting the program is a host of speakers ranging from startups and entrepreneurs to venture capitalists. Among the headliners: The founder of 500 Startups.