Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.