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Chris Heivly and David Neal are rebranding the Durham-based startup accelerator as "The Startup Factory" as part of a strategy to broaden its appeal to new companies and possible investors in those emerging ventures.
A two-day mixture of business, beer, music and fun combines "Pitch Day" from the Triangle Startup Factory, a series of parties and concerts and a TED-like series of discussions about the "next big thing" put on by the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce.
New Bull City: In the second of a three-part interview with Capitol Broadcasting Company CEO Jim Goodmon - a driving force in the rebirth of Durham - talks about what he believes were the keys to the two-decade project. "There's no magic here," he says. The factors include hard work, an active creative class and an increasing diverse population.
Eight months after opening its startup space, HUB Raleigh needs to change its name. Learn what prompted the change and what HUB Raleigh is doing about it.
The crackdown on what critics have called "patent trolls" includes five executive actions and seven recommendations that require congressional action. A White House commission report said more than 100,000 companies were threatened with infringement last year by patent-assertion entities - companies whose sole business is to obtain patents and use them to obtain royalties from businesses that make or use products and services.
New Bull City series: What was the "secret sauce" that ignited the rebirth of Durham over the past 20 years? There's no secret or even a mystery to the recipe, says Capitol Broadcasting CEO Jim Goodmon, who has helped lead the efforts in recreating Durham. He cites hard work, the city's diversity and a community spirit as making up the foundation for the "New Bull City." But he started with no master plan. He just needed a place for his Durham Bulls to play baseball.
Over the past two weeks, Jason Parker and WRALTechWire has taken an in-depth look at the past and present of Durham - a reborn city. And the future appears to be bright for what we have called "The New Bull City." But as Parker writes in today's installment, there are challenges to be overcome.
New Bull City, Day Ten: Over the past two decades, Durham's entrepreneurial community has flourished as new and rebuilt infrastructure combined with the city's talent and rich culture ignited a spark that turned into a flame. But a persistent lack of funding - the oxygen for startups - remains hard to find and thus is a limiting factor on further growth. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker examines the funding situation.
New Bull City: Talk to some Durham residents or visitors and they often will say the cultural appeal of downtown hasn't lost its history - or flavors - as more businesses, new and rebuilt buildings, and more technology firms flock to the city's center.
New Bull City, Day Nine: Over the past two decades, Durham's downtown has been reborn with technology startups helping spark the rebirth. But what's ahead over the next two decades? Can the city maintain its momentum? WRALTechWire's Jason Parker reports on Durham's future.
New Bull City, Day Eight: In 1988, Durham had just four total life science companies. Now the city has 92 firms and counting. Read how the life sciences took root in the "City of Medicine" as WRALTechWire's report about the rebirth of Durham continues.
As WRALTechWire continues its multi-part series about "The New Bull City," today's report focuses on the culture of creativity at the heart of a rebirth dating back two decades. A "Creative Vitality Index" documents Durham's growth beyond tech and medicine.
The New Bull City: A former tobacco building now houses several life science related firms, and space once used to process tobacco now offers research space. The history of the Venable center reflects Durham,s transition from a tobacco town to a tech hub.
New Bull City: Durham's rise as a technology and life sciences hub owes something to the city's emergence as a food town. A Durham venture capitalist explains.
The New Bull City: So what really is at the heart of Durham's rebirth over the last two decades? Steel and concrete of new and rebuilt buildings or people? It's people who give meaning to all the infrastructure, finds WRALTechWire's Jason Parker.