RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Here’s a recap of startup community related headlines from WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 9:

Durham’s M&F Bank joins Citi program for ‘more equitable’ lending

Morrisville services firm Kymanox puts new cash to work with acquisition

Deadline to apply for Big Launch Challenge is fast approaching

Roots run deep: Meet Gig East’s Brittany Smith

Durham clinical trial startup Velocity adds new execs for European expansion

Raleigh startup Advanced Chemotherapy lands $4M grant for pancreatic cancer research

War on ‘Big Tech’ isn’t just talk – this could help develop more ‘tech clusters,’ say UNC experts

Pest warfare: Triangle’s AgBiome submits combination product to EPA for review

‘Big Tech’ antitrust legislation will hit small business too, think tank warns

New NC law changes hiring, firing processes – here’s what’s happening

Durham startup focusing on quantum computing and drug discovery raises $2M

Charlotte’s BatteryXchange charging forward with new Winston-Salem State partnership

Startup Grind’s NC reboot: Seeking director in Triangle, program paused in W-S

Donald Thompson: Productivity is a leadership superpower – here’s how to master it

Triangle cybersecurity firm SilverSky acquires a startup, plans more acquisitions

Raleigh air purification manufacturer Oransi to open new facility, merges with Va. firm

How to build a checklist for sales growth – a key for startup success

Startup Grind is seeking new leadership for Triangle chapter

Triangle Startup Guide expands resources section with new angel investor info