Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

2:14 p.m. Friday

Premium Lock In wake of 2 big deals, Raleigh IoT wireless startup Able Device lands $300K (+ video)

Able Device, a Raleigh-based startup focusing on wireless technology to securely control Internet of Things devices, has raised $300,000 from investors. The Startup Factory was among its early backers.

11:23 a.m. Friday

On management: Sageworks founder talks about mistakes, market readiness, risks of VC

Brian Hamilton In an address as part of N.C. State's Executive Leadership Series, Brian Hamilton, the founder and chair of software firm Sageworks shares what he has learned - from successes to mistakes. "I think it's important for anyone starting a business to give themselves some latitude to make mistakes and fail," he says.

10:02 a.m. Friday

NCSU researchers develop tech to remotely curve plastics with light (+ video)

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

2:58 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Fundings: Raleigh software firm seeks $1M; agbio startup lands $1.5M

Venture Capital     A pair of startups - a Raleigh software firm and a Mooresville agbio venture - are making news with investment disclosures.

Updated 11:16 a.m. Thursday

Windsor Circle's CEO on pivot, layoffs: 'Buck stops with me'

When news broke that Windsor Circle, one of the Triangle's best-known emerging entrepreneurial companies, had laid off nearly half its staff, CEO and co-founder Matt Williamson didn't duck media questions. "Buck stops with me," he says. Some senior staff also were reduced to consulting roles, but Williamson insists the company;s culture hasn't been damaged.

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8:32 a.m. Thursday

RTP's UVision 360 looking for votes in startup showdown

UVision 360 Led by CEO Allison London Brown, UVision is focused on the development of a gynecological tool that will change the way the doctors view and operate in the endometrial cavity.

Updated 7:54 a.m. Thursday

Community colleges demo their power in workforce development

In a display of community college impact on jobs and the economy, representatives of nine CCs put on a far-reaching display Wednesday in Wilson. The president of Wilson Community College talks about the show, jobs, technology and more.

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7:15 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside the Windsor Circle pivot: Why the change, why the layoffs?

Windsor Circle co-founder and CEO Matt Williamson explains why the company is changing its focus to larger customers - and why the move meant the layoffs affecting nearly half the firm's staff.

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Updated 3:56 p.m. Wednesday

Having a baby? UNC REX unveils an app to help with that

A new app is giving new meaning to the term "push" when it comes to giving birth. Hoping to provide pregnant mothers with help and advice at any time, UNC REX Healthcare is launching a mobile app that provides on-demand access to a wide variety of information and educational tools and pushes out notifications.

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Updated 9:26 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock After $4M fund raiser, what's next for health data startup Bivarus?

Dave Levin Health data analytics startup Bivarus CEO Dave Levin, a Triangle life science marketing veteran, talks with WRAL TechWire about what his plans are for growing the Durham company after raising $4 million in new capital. The round was led by Hatteras Ventures. And Levin plans to immediately boost hiring by up to 15 people.

7:01 a.m. Wednesday

Gates Foundation-backed AgBiome earns first product OK from FDA

AgBiome, the startup focusing on improvements in crop science and backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has received EPA approval for its first fungicide product.

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Updated 9:53 a.m. Tuesday

NCSU researchers seek partners for opportunities to utilize composite metal foams

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a range of composite metal foams (CMFs) that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport - and they're now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications. To that end, the researchers are issuing a comprehensive overview and new data on their CMFs.

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7:36 a.m. Tuesday

Chris Heivly: Customer or investor - which do you love more?

Chris Heivly Allocating your time based on this decision could be the most important decision for your company. Every founder has a daily struggle on how to allocate his or her time. Is this you?

7:17 a.m. Monday

Field set for WRAL TechWire Awards - vote today

WRAL TechWire Awards Voting opens today for WRAL TechWire's fifth annual awards with three finalists named across 12 categories. Six awards go to individuals, six to companies with honors split into two groups: Established and growing enterprise plus startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies.

5:45 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 63 headlines not to be missed, part three

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 three.

5:40 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 63 headlines not to be missed, part two

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

5:30 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 63 headlines not to be missed, part one

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

5:20 a.m. Monday

WTW wants to hear from you - Send WTW your news, views

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.

March 18

Find 'Freedom' from online distraction with Durham-made app

Social media Do you struggle to stay focused online? There's an app for that, and its designers hope it can help social media addicts be more productive.

March 17

Chris Heivly: How do you tame your inner critic?

Chris Heivly If you think that you are the only one with that nagging voice in your head that reminds you daily that you are not equipped to being a startup founder, let me be the first one to tell you that you are in the majority not the minority. You are special but in this you are not unique.

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