Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

March 15

Time runs short for TechWire Awards nominations; 100+ nominees so far

WRAL TechWire's annual awards WRAL TechWire will announce its annual TechAward winners on April 25, and more than 100 execs as well as companies have already been nominated. Don't see someone on the list whom you think is deserving? Or a company that should be recognized? Then make your nomination soon. Time is running out.

March 14

Premium Lock The secret sauce behind First Flight Venture Center's success is ...

What factors are helping make the First Flight Venture Center become such a success in the Triangle as a hub for entrepreneurship? NC COIN Executive Director Joe Magno takes a look.

A snapshot inside First Flight A snapshot inside First Flight

March 14

Time running out for WRAL TechWire Awards nominations

WRAL TechWire's annual awards Time is running out to make nominations for our fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, we're making some "early bird" tickets available for reservation. Don't miss your chance to nominate a winner - and to attend our celebration, which will be hosted at Google Fiber's new HQ in Raleigh.

March 13

Premium Lock Inside First Flight Venture Center: A different kind of startup hub

Startup hubs are a booming business across the Triangle, but one of the oldest is flourishing despite the competition. It's the First Flight Venture Center. President Andy Schwab, who also is an active angel investor, explains why in an exclusive Q&A.

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March 13

Joe Procopio's The Show: How to build relationships with investors

Veteran entrepreneur, author and blogger Joe Procopio talks with WedPics founder and CEO Justin Miller about how to build relationships with investors in the latest episode of "The Show."

March 13

WTW week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, 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 three.

March 13

WTW's week in review: 60 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.

March 13

WTW's week in review: 60 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.

March 13

Speak up: We want 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.

Updated March 10

Host of Triangle execs, entrepreneurs head for SXSW '17

Triangle executives and entrepreneurs are heading to Austin for the South by Southwest festival 2017, which formally opens on Friday.

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March 10

NC PACES (crowdfunding) update: Regulators propose groundbreaking rules for local offerings by NC companies

Crowdfunding  The Securities Division of the North Carolina Secretary of State (the "Division") announced significant revisions to rules that implement the NC PACES Act. Here's a review from Benji Jones, an attorney at Smith Anderson in Raleigh who is involved closely with crowdfunding issues.

Updated March 10

Premium Lock First Flight Venture Center is soaring as RTP startup hub

New data show just how big the impact First Flight Venture Center is having on the Triangle's entrepreneurial community: More than $20 million in funding generated in 2016 by 37 companies who employ more than 160 people. And Andy Schwab, the Center's president, is quite proud. He shares his thoughts about First Flight, its mission, and its uniqueness as a startup hub.

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Updated March 10

Nominations open for WRAL TechWire Awards

WRAL TechWire's annual awards Nominations are now open for our fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, we're making some "early bird" tickets available for reservation. Don't miss your chance to nominate a winner - and to attend our celebration, which will be hosted at Google Fiber's new HQ in Raleigh.

March 9

Greensboro-based Guerrilla RF seeks to raise $1.9 million

Guerrilla RF Greensboro-based Guerrilla RF wants to raise $1.9 million in shares in a private stock offering, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Updated March 8

Latest Teamworks software wins: ACC tourneys

The lists of leagues, teams and organizations continues to grow for Durham collaborative software firm Teamworks. The latest user is the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is using Teammworks to help coordinate the ACC men's basketball tournament underway in New York. Former Duke athlete Zach Maurides, Teamworks founder and president, talks with WRAL TechWire about the firm's blossoming success.

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Updated March 8

Premium Lock Cofounders Capital rapidly emerging as Triangle VC power player

Looking for investors? There's one VC firm in the Triangle that's making deals with startups at a remarkable pace: Cofunders Capital. Here's an inside look at the firm, what it's looking for in startups, and some advice about how to go looking for cash.

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March 8

Coastal startup SynShark seeks to raise $500,000

SynShark SynShark, a bioscience company based near Wilmington that is developing a method to extract specialty chemicals from tobacco, plans to raise $500,000 using debt and stock options.

March 7

Premium Lock Report: Size of crowd, not amount of money raised, is key to crowdfunding success (+ abstract)

Crowdfunding  When it comes to crowdfunding for startups, turns out the size of the "crowd" - i.e. number of investors - is more important to financial success than the amount of money raised. So says a paper from N.C. State's Poole College of Management. Plus: Read the full paper abstract.

March 7

NVCA backs US-Canada move 'empowering women entrepreneurs and business leaders'

In all the frenzy about Russia, North Korea, Obamacare and border security, you may have missed news from the Trump and Trudeau administrations about diversity and equality. The National Venture Capital Association didn't and is throwing its support behind a new initiative.

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