RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Our weekly recap of startup-related headlines includes these 18 headlines from the week of Feb. 8-12:

In COVID crisis, many top-flight higher ed institutions turn to Chapel Hill firm to ‘reimagine’ international programs

Durham startup is developing Apple Watch app to help autistic children

What’s a SPAC? And why are they the hottest deals going on Wall Street?

What’s a SPAC, part 2: Is going public this way really a good idea for your firm?

‘Real criminal justice reform:’ Carrboro firm led by ex-prosecutors helps offenders get second chances

Remember your meds: Durham firms aims to be ‘home health platform’ with smart dispensing tech

Durham investment firm 8 Rivers promotes chief operating officer to CEO

Raleigh startup focusing on new chemotherapy, drug delivery tech lands another $2.5M

Colin Kaepernick swept up in SPAC craze – special purpose acquisition company, a means to take companies public

Want a better AI assistant? A chattier chatbot? This Raleigh startup promises more, smarter answers

Talking teams, strategy and bias with Keith Pigues, CEO of Luminas Strategy

Teaching Startup: How new, emerging ventures develop investor relationships

Durham-based 410 Medical wins Entrepreneurial Company of Year award

Triangle life science firm Bioventus gears up for IPO, looking to raise $125M or more

Startup Spotlight: 29 emerging companies across NC share $1.5M in One NC Small Business Program grants

David Gardner: Are Big Tech companies becoming too powerful?

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