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