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Crowdfunding is Dead…At Least for Now

If you haven’t heard, the North Carolina Senate voted down a series of measures that included intrastate crowdfunding, putting to rest a two-year battle to change laws to allow unaccredited investors in the state to fund North Carolina businesses. Today’s news – along with an announcement that fast-growing, national headline-grabbing real estate crowd lending startup GROUNDFLOOR will move to the more progressive Georgia – are blows to our region’s entrepreneurial community. Two barometers of thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems are the ability to fund and grow businesses from startup to profitable companies, and governmental support for that process. Though the Triangle continues to...

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The Real Deal’s Plan to get Triangle Money off the Sidelines and into Startups

There’s no Mark Cuban, but tonight’s Real Deal Triangle event is the closest this region might get to a local Shark Tank. Conceived by a pair of local business consultants and the trio of founders at Royalty Exchange, the first-time event at CAM Raleigh is inspired by the popular televised pitch event, but with a mission critical to the growth of this region’s startup community. Their goal is to get people who’ve never invested in startup companies before to make their first deal. And live. And if it works, they’ll take the event on the road. Co-founders Robert Williams...

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108 Reasons to Rethink N.C. Startup Capital

Joan Siefert Rose has spent six years as president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, considered the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the country. She previously worked in commercial and public broadcasting. No capital for startups in North Carolina? I can give you more than 100 reasons to think otherwise. The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) recently released its 2013 Innovators Report showing that investment in tech, life science, and advanced materials companies in the state was more robust and diverse than you might imagine. We found that 108 separate funders did 260 deals in North Carolina...

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