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Scot Wingo’s 2017 List of Triangle “Tweeners”

Welcome to the 2017 Tweener list. 2016 was busy in the land of the Tweeners. Here are some highlights: Definition of Triangle Tweener Triangle Tweeners are companies based out of the Triangle with at least $1M in sales or 10 people. They generally are technology companies (mostly around software)...

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Archive Social Hits the Jackpot of All Clients: President Obama and The White House

The White House wasn’t necessarily on the list of potential customers when Archive Social started up in Durham four years ago. Though the startup was building a social media archiving tool it thought was superior to every other option out there for cities and governments, it seemed hard to believe that the President of the United States might use its services. But that was before a social media archive became an important tool for preserving the Obama administration’s legacy for decades to come, and before the president’s social media team made headlines for plans to make that archive available to the public....

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Triangle Startup Factory Graduates Five Companies – Then What?

Triangle Startup Factory will release five completely and robustly accelerated companies out into the wild tomorrow. They are Alekto, Offline Media, AIP, PopUp, and Able Device, and I can assure you that they’ve all been ridiculously busy molding their companies into viability. It’s a big deal. TSF’s Chris Heivly and Dave Neal pull in investors from all over the country, there’s a huge turnout, and it’s a one-of-a-kind event here in the Triangle. Also yeah, sorry, the thing is sold out. So tomorrow, starting at TSF’s Pitch Day, you’ll hear a whole lot more about these five companies and...

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Triangle Startup Factory Pitch Day is the End of the Beginning

Amazingly, before last night I had never had a conversation longer than five minutes with Dave Neal, a serial CEO and the other half of Chirs and Dave from Triangle Startup Factory. I’m sorry it took so long, but I glad I finally did it. Turns out he’s awesome. Over beers at Tyler’s at ATC, we talked about tomorrow’s TSF Pitch Day, where the first class of six makes a big splash and then gets tossed out into the wild. Except that they don’t. Which is what we mostly talked about. But first we talked about the scope and...

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NC IDEA Announces Spring 2012 Grant Winners

The bad news is that it looks like the best kept secret for North Carolina startups is no longer best kept. NC IDEA was hammered with deserving applications for their Spring 2012 grant award that gives up to $50K to deserving startups. The good news is that there’s an evolution taking place, because the quality of this year’s crop was higher than they’d ever seen. “This was, by far, the hardest selection process to date,” said NC IDEA President Dave Rizzo, who I caught up with yesterday. “We could have easily given out another three or four grants, and...

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