Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”
Joe Magno, who earlier in his life founded, built, turned around and sold companies, formed an economic development plan for New York in 1995. Now he has to lead a nanobio plan for North Carolina. Read about his thoughts on building the nanobio industry in North Carolina.
Visitor after visitor at two recent technology events stopped in their tracks as they encountered PRSONAS - a striking, interactive hologram who welcomed them. While not a full-size moving Data from Star Trek, "Charity" is a life-size mannequin with a hologram head, a very human voice and a touchscreen for interaction. Charity and her follow-on Angeline are the creation of Chuck Rinker, a former NASA engineer and Electronic Arts game director. PRSONAS are now headed to market in a new, even more interactive release. WRALTechWire delivers the exclusive story with two more to follow.
Emerging technology companies in Durham, Raleigh, RTP, Summerfield and Wake Forest land non-dilutive grants from economic development group NC IDEA. The organization has now handed out more than $3 million in grants since 2006.
Struggling to find a way to market for her hospital-infection fighting invention, Durham entrepreneur Ginny Porowski looked for help. Her search led to Groundwork Labs in Durham and then to Edison Nation Medical in Charlotte. Now her "GoGowns" have a distribution deal. Is financial success next? WRALTechWire Insiders can access the exclusive story.
Making denim is an environmentally dirty process. Startup MeFiver has developed a novel textiles technology that cleans up that process and results in sustainable apparel sourced and manufactured entirely within the United States. WRALTechWire has the inside story.
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If there is anything more valuable to an entrepreneur launching a new venture than the idea driving a new company, it is networking - not financing. As the potential big hit story of GoGowns - a creation of a registered nurse in Durham - clearly shows, making the right connections can open the doors of success. Just ask Ginny Porowski.
High tech growth by itself won't be enough to kickstart North Carolina's economy. What the state needs is innovation across the broader state economy. WRALTechWire takes an in-depth look at the new "Tracking Innovation report" from the N.C. Department of Commerce.
North Carolina's economy falls squarely in the middle of the pack compared to other states, according to a new state report tracking the state's progress across a wide range of economic measures. The North Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday released the Tracking Innovation report, a snapshot of the state's performance across 38 economic indicators. Read more about the findings.
The Triangle's two major cancer centers didn't make the list, but GSK lines up six other major global research institutions to collaborate on research into new ways to fight cancer using a mix of drugs. It's the "new wave" of research, a GSK spokesperson says.
A two-year business relationship that began at a business conference led to Wednesday's news that RTI is partnering with an Indiana-based semiconductor firm to develop new packaging technology that enables smaller, faster semiconductor chips. Using a proprietary "Quilt" concept, RTI could soon enable 'More Than Moore' devices. The deal is the latest in RTI's efforts to advance semiconductor development and performance.
Ginny Porowski, a registered nurse turned entrepreneur, is meeting a true pain point for hospitals and patients with her "GoGown," a disposable gown designed to protect patients and staff from infections. She recently landed a licensing deal for GoGown after signing on to work with Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator in Charlotte. Porowski met Edison through John Austin at Groundworks Labs in Durham. In the first of a three-part story, WRALTechWire offers its Insiders a detailed account of how GoGowns went from dream to reality.
How can photographs be turned into a painting even a professional artist might admire for a full palet of color and swirling brush strokes? Alien Skin in Raleigh offers new software designed to help turn amateur shooters into a Monet or Picasso - with a few strokes of the keyboard and a mouse. WRALTechWire talks with the mastermind behind the new program in an exclusive interview.
Biochemtex, which is a partner in a joint venture with Novozymes, says it will build the biofuels plant and create 65 jobs over three years. The company could receive $300,000 from the state's One North Carolina if it meets objectives.
Durham-based biotech startup Scioderm, which in April disclosed $16 million in venture funding and was awarded fast-track status for its lead drug candidate, now is adding veteran executives to its board of directors.