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Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

11:55 a.m. today

Peter Diamandis's 'Bold' a reminder of how entrepreneurs will control the world's fate

Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa: Just as an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs that ruled the Earth and made way for small furry mammals, a new wave of planetary disruptions is about to occur. The new asteroid is called "exponential technology."

10:04 a.m. today

SXSWedu selects Lea(R)n as finalist in 2015 LAUNCHedu competition

2015 LAUNCHedu Competition The Triangle-based edtech company continues to gain steam and has been chosen as one of 10 global education startups to present in March at the SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.

7:37 a.m. today

NC IDEA to open next grant cycle in two funding categories

The not-for-profit organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina will open its 19th grant cycle on Feb. 9 and also has a series of information sessions scheduled throughout the state next month to encourage applicants across diverse funding stages.


2:37 p.m. yesterday

Crowdfunding bill introduced at General Assembly

Crowdfunding Three House Republicans wasted no time in trying to get crowdfunding for startups passed in North Carolina, introducing a bill at the General Assembly on Wednesday.

11:52 a.m. Tuesday

Groundwork Labs looking for startup applicants

Groundwork Labs Groundwork Labs is a program to help early stage startups reach their next goal. We share many characteristics of an accelerator: mentoring, connections, and advice over an intense two to four month period. But we do not take an equity stake or make an investment. We offer our program at no charge through the support of NC IDEA, a not for profit whose mission is helping startups in North Carolina.

9:18 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Four startups land $150,000 from Innovation Fund NC

Innovation Fund North Carolina Four early-stage startups, including one in the Triangle, have been awarded $150,000 in funding from the Innovation Fund North Carolina. The group has now provided nearly $600,000 in loans and grants over the past two years.

Updated 8:50 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Asheville startup Plum Print lands $1M in financing

Plum Print, a startup focused on turning children's artwork into prints, books and more, has landed $1 million in new financing.

Plum Print process Plum Print process

6:14 a.m. Monday

Use Internet of Things for tipping? Yes, say Triangle entrepreneurs

ExitEvent's new logo Payments startup MiPayWay unveils tech, sets launch. The Wake Forest venture has developed a patent-pending beacon technology and app, says ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

5:51 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Last week's headlines

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

5:49 a.m. Monday

Tech news to go: WTW goes fully mobile with new app

Now, the coverage you've come to expect online at and in your morning and afternoon email, is delivered in a format designed especially for Android users. Download the app for free today in the Google Play store.

New app for WRAL TechWire New app for WRAL TechWire

5:48 a.m. Monday

Are you making news? Share it with WRAL TechWire

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.

Updated January 23

What an opening: Box shares soar 70% in Wall Street debut

Wall Street Box Inc. shares soared 56 percent in their stock market debut, after the online storage provider raised $175 million in its initial public offering.

January 23

Moogfest coming to Durham? That's what rumor mill is saying

Moog Fest  If the Moogfest does come to Durham and it's anything like Asheville's version, it would include presentations by brainiacs from the likes of MIT and IBM, talks by futurists from the world's top institutes, live demonstrations of electronic musical instruments, virtual reality devices and other next-generation technologies. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman reports.

Updated January 23

Raleigh startup offering air filter service raises $1.2M

RTP Capital, Silicon Valley-based Azure Capital and several angel investors provide startup funding for Raleigh-based FilterEasy. it's goal: Deliver air filters to subscribers' home when it's time to change them out. For homeowners, the regular changing of filters will save energy costs, the startup says.

Change your filers and save, says startup Change your filers and save, says startup

January 23

Crowdfunding event: From startups' insight to legal hurdles to finding other funding

Executive Exchange The speakers' lineup for WRAL TechWire's crowdfunding event keeps growing - and there's more on the agenda than what crowdfunding means for startups as well as entrepreneurs. The Executive Exchange program also will address other funding opportunities from angel investing to N.C. state-provided matching grants. CED's Joan Siefert Rose also will present.

January 22

Premium Lock Early stage deals remain focus, says Square 1 Bank CEO

Square 1 Bank   Square 1 Bank sees opportunities for growth in later-stage venture capital business as the entire industry shifts more money that way, but CEO Doug Bowers stresses that early-stage deals remain top priority. By the way, the Durham bank is continuing to hire.

January 22

Premium Lock Just who is driving for Uber? And why? You might be surprised

Uber's XL service  So you decide to try Uber or Lyft as an alternative to taxi or mass transit or a limo. Just who are these independent contractors that you are relying on for a safe, affordable trip? A new survey profiles Uber's drivers - who they are and why they drive for Uber. You'll find the results interesting.

Updated January 21

Premium Lock UNC launches $5M venture fund to boost startups, research

Golden egg hunt for investors The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is giving a funding boost to startup companies formed around research conducted at the school. The goal is to get UNC-based research commercialized.

January 21

What a RIoT! Making the Internet of Things a reality in North Carolina

The Internt of Things is becoming reality as a big crowd found out Tuesday night. Billed as the 2015 IoT Kickoff Extravaganza, the festivities included 11 companies displaying their hands-on Internet of Things (IoT) products, five speakers, and a giant, portable 106' radio tower, welcoming attendees as they entered the ballpark.

This tower provides links in IoT This tower provides links in IoT

January 21

Designer Alexander Julian is MC for 'Shark Tank' competition

Award-winning designer Alexander Julian is the master of ceremonies for the "Shark Tank" startup competition being put on by Rocky Mount-based SpringBoard NC. Three judges also are named for the contest.

Shark Tank by SpringBoard NC Shark Tank by SpringBoard NC

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