Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

Updated 2:40 p.m. yesterday

Black Wall Street, American Underground taking students to White House SXSL festival

The White House Fourteen students from historically black colleges and universities in the Triangle region will take part in the White House South by South Lawn (SXSL) event on Monday thanks to support from Black Wall Street and the American Underground.

2:11 p.m. yesterday

'Results Junkies Tech Tour' rolling into Wilmington

Paul Singh, one of the 500 Startups accelerator program and an active investor, is bringing his 2016 Results Junkies Tech Tour to Wilmington next week.

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8:35 a.m. yesterday

Bunker Labs: Making NC a hub of veteran entrepreneurship

Bunker Labs A video montage of leaders in the veteran entrepreneurship movement locally and nationally telling the story of Bunker Labs' growth and efforts so far.

Updated 7:57 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Personal pivot: From venture capitalist to CEO at ShiftWizard

Joe Velk, a veteran investor with career stops at Intersouth Partners, Contender Capital and a co-manager of the North Carolina Enterprise Fund, has made a personal career pivot: From investor to CEO, taking over as the top exec at Morrisville startup ShiftWizard. In an exclusive interview, Velk talks with WTW about his career change, how it came about, and how his experience as a VC will help him as a CEO.

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Updated 7:52 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Morrisville startup ShiftWizard raises $3M, names VC veteran as CEO

ShiftWizard ShiftWizard, a web-based work force scheduling solution, has raised $3 million in its first round of venture capital. The startup also has a new CEO - veteran venture capital investor Joe Velk.

Updated 6:01 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Durham's Viamet Pharma raises $12M, wants much more

Viamet Pharmaceuticals, which put off a planned IPO earlier this year, has raised new capital from investors - but far less than its $48 million target.

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5:38 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Filings: Three Triangle, Conover startups raising cash

money Three startups in the Triangle and another in Conover are raising new funding, according to a review of recent SEC filings.

Updated 3:38 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock RTP's Cloud Pharma tries crowdfunding for Zika, ALS research

Cloud Pharmaceuticals, which is using the collective power of the cloud to research and develop new drugs, is turning to crowdfunding in an attempt to generate capital for research into ALS and the Zika virus.

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9:31 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Longfellow lands 2nd tenant at Imperial Center, nears adding 3rd

Longfellow Real Estate Partners has added a second tenant to its massive 180,000 square foot Exchange Place building in RTP. Negotiations are currently underway to add a third. Longfellow is quite busy as it also is preparing to build two mixed-use buildings in its Durham Innovation District project.

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Updated 7:31 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Inside mobile health trends: The future is on your phone

As industries increasingly rely on mobile technologies to meet demands of a changing audience, health care has lagged behind. But the push to catch up is on, Triangle digital health executives say at WRAL Tech Wire's Executive Exchange event focusing on emerging trends in digital health.

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2:12 p.m. Tuesday

Charlotte music tech startup seeking to raise $10M

Vertigo Vertigo Media, ​a Charlotte-based music technology company, has filed to raise $10 million in financing, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

1:06 p.m. Tuesday

Wake County team wins NC DataJam prize money

The winning team in the NC DataJam at CityCamp NC is led by Wake County Information Services (IS) department with their NC Food Inspector project.

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12:40 p.m. Tuesday

RTP medical diagnostics startup BioMedomics wins innovation contest

​BioMedomics, a medical diagnostics company in Research Triangle Park, won first place among 30 start-up companies competing in an innovation contest at an industry conference in Boston.

Frank Wang, Ph.D., works with BioMedomics testing device. Frank Wang, Ph.D., works with BioMedomics testing device.

Updated 6:11 a.m. Tuesday

Valencell, Validic present at FDA digital health event

Raleigh-based Valencell and Durham-based Validic, two startups that are emerging as global leaders in mobile health technology, demonstrated their respective advances at an FDA expo at the invitation of the FDA and co-sponsor Consumer Technology Association. Last week, Valencell took home the "small business of the year" entrepreneur award from the CTA. Executives from both firms also are taking part in "The Future of Mobile Health" from WRAL TechWire on Tuesday.

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Updated 11:51 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Former SAS exec Jim Davis leaves Informatica

Jim Davis, the former chief marketing officer at SAS who left the company last year, has stepped down from Informatica, which recruited him for a similar role. In an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire, Davis explains what led to the latest career move - and what he might do next. Could he return to SAS?

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Updated 8:15 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Long-time SAS CTO retires, in 'stealth mode' for startup

Armistead Sapp, a long-time senior executive and chief technology officer at SAS, is launching his own startup focusing on "radically open source" with a likely Internet of Things angle after stepping away from the Cary software giant. So who replaced him at SAS?

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Updated 7:05 a.m. Monday

Joe Procopio: Revenge is an awesome motivator, especially in startup

Joe Procopio This is one of those things no one talks about until you bring it up, but then when you do, everyone knows exactly what you're talking about and totally agrees with you: Revenge is an awesome motivator, especially in startup, says veteran entrepreneur, author and blogger Joe Procopio.

5:25 a.m. Monday

64 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 3

Triangle headlines Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

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