RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – A busy week Aug. 17-23 was with WRAL TechWire reporting on 20 different headline news makers across our state. Here’ s our recap:

Raleigh AI startup Diveplane lands multiple kudos in top tech industry report

Asheville startup Ecobot acquires WetForm, a wetland delineation software platform

Curbside pickup app Swipeby launches crowdfunding campaign to fuel ‘national expansion’

Durham life science startup IMMvention shines in LaunchBio Big Pitch competition

Durham startup Dualogics sells platform for producing therapeutic antibodies

Raleigh-based startup unveils tracking wristband for kids in parks, zoos

Active in COVID-19 research, Triad clinical services firm Javara lands $4.6M

With FDA clearance in hand, Greenville med device startup raises $2M, wants $5M more

Facebook offers $40M in grants to Black-owned businesses with 50 or fewer employees

Kenan Insights: Can social entrepreneurship deliver Impact?

Selling concepts: Realizing the full potential of your ideas 

Raleigh Founded’s name change triggered by lawsuit — but rebrand was long overdue, say founders

11 investors back Durham fintech startup LoanWell with $715,000

Parking startup VADE, founded by NCSU, UNC-Chapel Hill students, closes on $500K seed round

Under new president, First Flight Venture Center doesn’t let pandemic clip its wings

Here’s how startups can capitalize on opportunities for free legal services

Startup Spotlight: IDEA Fund Partners doesn’t miss a beat despite pandemic

Raleigh Founded’s Jason Widen riffs on new name, evolving mission and the future of co-working

Plant-based protein startup Impossible announces new round of funding as it leans into retail

New podcast ‘Founder Shares’ offers insights into how startups are born, grown