RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Here’s our regular Monday review of headlines about entrepreneurial companies from last week.

NC Secretary of State: New business formation ‘gone through the roof’ in 2021


Study: North Carolina is 9th best state to start a business

Charlotte AI startup Anduin raises $14M seed round, led by Revolution Ventures

Raleigh startup Element451 is growing quickly after $3M raise, expanding to more colleges

There’s more restaurant recovery in Johnston County than in Wake County, Facebook data shows

Debate on medical marijuana leaves NC hemp farmers, CBD owners, in waiting game

Here’s how Delta-8’s popularity is dividing NC’s fledgling hemp industry

As NC debates medical marijuana, people are getting high on hemp—it’s legal (sort of)

Charlotte VC: ‘Veteran entrepreneurs are prime candidates for success’

Tenax Therapeutics pulls in $10M two weeks after naming new CEO

Charlotte startup LDR Dates joins Techstars Atlanta cohort

Durham scientist reformulates Pop’s ‘secret BBQ sauce’ to revive family tradition, business

That’s cool: Durham’s Phononic secures $50M strategic investment from Goldman Sachs

Quantum computing startup with executive office in Cary raises $15M, launches first-generation computer

A primer on quantum computing with Rob Hays, CEO of Atom Computing

We need skilled workers – America’s ‘Documented Dreamers’ deserve a chance to stay

Your network is your net worth – here are best practices for digital networking 

WeWork expands ‘On Demand’ program to Raleigh, Durham locations

Flush with funding, AI startup led by NCSU professor is hiring in the Triangle

Tim Tebow signs on with Charlotte startup Clean Juice, to appear in national spots

Graduating out of the Exchange: Shyft Auto

Lessons learned and shared: What I did when my startup was stuck in neutral

Startup Spotlight: Climate Service CEO sees ‘uptick in demand across all sectors’ due to growing risks

AI data security with backing from Bill Gates, Peyton Manning, is going public through a SPAC