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State of Startups: What’s happening in life sciences across NC

Joan Siefert Rose, the former longtime leader of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, now leads LaunchBio, a national nonprofit. From that role, Rose now tracks the state’s life science sector. And in the latest report about the State of Startups series assessing the entrepreneurial economy across North Carolina Rose talks about the biotech sector. Is startup activity slowing? Not necessarily, she says, but she is seeing changes. “My current title is CEO of LaunchBio,” she explains, noting the role she assumed in February of this year “This is a national nonprofit that is a partner with the BioLabs co-working...

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State of Startups: Who is doing what at NC Research Campus

Editor’s note: A new burst of business at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is drawing renewed attention to what all is happening at billionaire David Murdock’s creation. Barry Teater offers an update in the latest “State of Startups” report. On Tuesday, Teater reported in detail about NCRC’s progress. Other stories in the series are linked with this post. KANNAPOLIS – Health-focused research carried out on the North Carolina Research Campus ranges from mapping the genetic pathways of strawberries, blueberries, oats and broccoli to developing nanotechnology-based hand sanitizers, to studying how exercise and plant-based flavonoids affect the immune...

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State of Startups: NC Research Campus ‘coming of age’

Editor’s note: In the latest of WRAL TechWire’s State of Startups series that examines the North Carolina entrepreneurial ecosystem from the coast to the mountains, writer Barry Teater reports on what’s happening at the N.C. Research Campus. The dream of billionaire David Murdock has taken root and in recent months has enjoyed a renewed surge in growth. So what’s happening? Here’s a look. KANNAPOLIS – N.C. Research Campus comes of age, prepares for more growth When dignitaries visit the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, north of Charlotte, they are given commemorative red bricks inscribed with the phrase, “Honoring...

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State of Startups: A look at 2-year-old StartCharlotte

Editor’s note: Charlotte’s startup ecosystem is being given a boost by a young organization, StartCharlotte, which has as its mission to be “a voice” for the community. WRAL TechWire’s Jason Parker takes a look at the group as part of WTW’s continuing State of Startup series. CHARLOTTE – StartCharlotte offers community resources to connect and celebrate as the group certainly did at a boisterous 2017 celebration last week during which the group handed out awards. “Our hope is to be a voice for the Charlotte startup community,” said Juan Garzón, the executive director of StartCharlotte. “When someone moves to Charlotte...

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