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Black entrepreneurs pitch startups to investors at Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange event

Friday marked the seventh annual Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange event at American Underground in Durham. Nationwide, Black entrepreneurs typically receive disproportionately less funding for startups. With a microphone, PowerPoint presentations, and big ideas, Black entrepreneurs presented their startup companies to a room of investors. With businesses focused...

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Tech on Tap Conversations: Optimal Solar’s Dr. Reginald Parker

Dr. Reginal Parker is the CEO and founder of Optimal Solar and the winner of the 2018 Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange: Black Founders Demo Day, which took place at American Underground in Durham, NC. Dr. Parker talks about the tangible and invaluable things that he walked away with after the, Google sponsored, exchange week and how those intangible things will continue to pay dividends long into the future. Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange Week is a networking and mentorship retreat, bringing together companies in all stages of their life cycle.

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Tech on Tap: Fidelity chooses the Triangle, Morehead Planetarium celebrates “First Man,” LaunchBio, Kanye and Trump change music

The top stories on WRAL Techwire include stories about Fidelity Investments, the Morehead Planetarium at UNC, LaunchBio in Durham and the Triangle’s first Augmented Reality mural in downtown Raleigh. The conversation teaser is with the winner of the Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange: Black Founders pitch event and the team takes a deep dive into what was going on during Kanye’s recent visit to the White House and how that could change the music industry for the artist and the consumer.

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