RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Plenty of startup-related news filled the headlines last week on TechWire. The news cycle covered NC TECH’s 2020 Tech Awards program, NC IDEA’s 2020 Ecosystem Summit, the latest startup fundraises, and more.

Here’s a quick recap:

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, IBM’s Tim Humphrey win NC Tech Beacon awards

A big day for Triangle women in tech: Hundreds tune in xElle Ventures pitch event

NC TECH honors startups, several firms, individuals with annual awards.

New ‘Home Swap’ program aims to help buyers, sellers make deals faster, easier

NC IDEA spells out aggressive agenda for Black Entrepreneurship Council

How do we ‘reset’ ecosystems? Empathy and equality are crucial, says Fed official

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s startup aims to organize your contacts

Bandwidth, Credit Suisse, Stratifyd, LearnPlatform,, Lex Loci earn NC TECH awards

IBM keeps up ‘cloud’ attack with acquisition of application management tech startup

Deloitte Tech Fast 500 includes 8 NC firms from Triangle, Charlotte

Get Spiffy rolls out another new product: Digital Service for auto dealers

Apple slashes app store fees to 15% for new small business program – won’t apply to Epic

Gig East Virtual Summit 2020 underway featuring wide variety of speakers, subjects

Triangle’s start-up ecosystem fosters the birth and growth of businesses of all types

How do we achieve greater board diversity? Here are solutions to make this happen

Epic can now add real-time facial expressions to Fortnite, other games (+ watch a video of tech works)

Triangle startups land 6 of 7 $50,000 NC IDEA grants

Charlotte fintech startup targeting philanthropic sector raises millions in new funding

In the LimeLight: The Launch Place picks 8 startup finalists for Big Launch Challenge

Loading Dock breaks ground for new coworking center in Wake Forest

Bright side of COVID: 7 factors reshape economy, create opportunities, UNC expert says

‘Entrepreneurs will lead the recovery from challenging times,’ says NC IDEA’s top exec at Summit

Looking for meetups & tech user groups? Here’s our guide to 152 in the Triangle

Triangle headliners: Previewing 50 webinars & events coming up rest of this month

NC headliners: Previewing 30+ statewide events & deadlines through Nov. 30

On the horizon: Previewing 90 events & deadlines for your December calendar

Triangle gene editing startup AgBiome spins off group to life science portfolio firm

Startup Spotlight: What a Biden presidency might mean for tech world

NC IDEA’s virtual Ecosystem Summit kicks off today

Triangle’s coworking market keeps changing – our Startup Guide offers latest info

Startup Rewind: From latest deals to more funding sources, headlines from Nov. 9-15