RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Yes, Apple’s $1 billion campus news dominated last week but there was still plenty of startup-related news in the Triangle. Here’s a look back at headlines from April 26-30.

Donald Thompson: Want your employees, clients, investors to trust you? Lead with facts, act with empathy 

Study: Durham ranks No. 2, Raleigh No. 7 as best cities to start a business

Teaching Startup: How to scale your startup without spending a fortune

Raleigh artificial intelligence firm AURA lands $50M contract with US Army

NC IDEA awards $10,000 grants to 19 North Carolina startups – here’s the list

Durham legal tech startup Courtroom5 is 2021 Founders of Color Showcase finalist

Two Validic solutions for personal health data receive security certification

UK firm acquires Cary startup that uses AI to improve safety in childbirth

Raleigh’s K4Connect selected for National Association of Realtors’ ‘scale-up’ program

Free shopping return service ReturnQueen expands to Triangle

The ‘blank check’ IPO rage among investors is cooling

Triangle Startup Guide adds more COVID-19 relief, new accelerator information

Startup Rewind: From augmented reality to Chris Evans’ latest startup – a look back at April 19-23 headlines