RESEARCH TRAINGLE PARK – Here’s a recap of startup news from across North Carolina for the week of Aug. 2-8:

No more plastic water bottles? NC startup’s tech delivers pure H2O without the plastic


Thom Ruhe: ‘North Carolina is made for this moment’

Raleigh startup InsureLife raises seed round, secures two distribution agreements

Talking about E.A.S.T. – entrepreneurship, the arts, science, and technology – at Gig East Exchange

Graduating out of the Exchange: North State Consulting

Raleigh medtech advisory firm Veranex acquires West Coast consultancy

Donald Thompson: Talking leadership and values with Matt Sheehan of Exhale, Primo and Redbox

Raleigh Insurtech company Synchrono Group raises $3.18M, is hiring

Why entrepreneurs stop innovating – make sure success doesn’t spoil you

8 teams advance in RTI International’s $5M Forethought challenge

Entrepreneurs, take note: Here’s another form to file – BE-13 survey on foreign direct investment

EY names Southeast Entrepreneurs of the year – here are their portraits

Startup Guide updates: First Flight adds pitch practice plus other events – and we want your feedback

Startup Rewind: Recapping a busy week across NC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem