Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

It was big news in Charlotte, North Carolina where AvidXchange announced the groundbreaking on a new headquarters complex in the N.C. A few years after Amy and I moved to Boulder, Mike and Cindy sold their first company and moved to North Carolina. The post Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina? Investments avidxchange bain capital ventures charlotte fintech Foundry Group Glue north carolina praeger

Unintended Lessons

Steve Blank

We started in North Carolina eating BBQ and enjoying the Southern culture, went through Washington D.C

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Ardent 1: Supercomputers Get Personal

Steve Blank

We were on the University of North Carolina campus to meet with Fred Brooks and Henry Fuchs. Get Out of Building Our trip to North Carolina was part of a year long effort to get out of the building to understand our market, customers and their applications.

Idea Generation Session Vomit Bags? Barf Brainstorming?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Books & Reviews Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Idea Generation Innovation brainstorming Chronicle Online Cornell Cornell ILR School Creativity emotion idea convergence ideas Jack Goncalo Jennifer Mueller Mary Catt Shimul Melwani University of North Carolina University of PennsylvaniaIdeas can make you sick. Okay, not sick exactly, but a word many of us would associate with new and different — high quality ideas — is “vomit.”

Techstars Foundation Accelerate Equity

Feld Thoughts

Studios – building community wealth through entrepreneurship in North Carolina Sistahbiz – membership organization for Black women entrepreneurs HBCUvc – directing how capital is formed and distributed to increase opportunities for Black and Latinx innovators.

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Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink

SiliconHills

SpareFoot, the Austin-based online self-storage marketplace, announced Thursday plans to acquire SiteLink, a software maker for the self-storage industry, founded in 1996 and based in Raliegh, North Carolina. As part of the deal, Cove Hill Partners, a private equity firm in Boston, will acquire a majority stake in the combined company. The financial terms of […]. The post Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Preschool2me Lands Seed Stage Funding to Expand its Preschool Communications Platform

SiliconHills

In 2012, Kapil Rjurkar founded Preschool2me in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company started out as a side project, Rjurkar said. Rjurkar wanted to be able to keep tabs on his son at his preschool so he created an app that allowed him to connect with his son’s school. The app is an interactive communications platform […]. The post Preschool2me Lands Seed Stage Funding to Expand its Preschool Communications Platform appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Arkansas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. In Rhode Island and South Carolina , if you have four (4) or more employees you must carry workers’ compensation insurance. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

How to Be Ready for What’s Next

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Be Ready for What’s Next written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Chuck Swoboda. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Chuck Swoboda, author, speaker, podcast host, and the Innovator-in-Residence at Marquette University.

6 Personal Assessment Tools To Optimize Career Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development.

The Hedgehog, Fox, Eagle And The Ostrich: Studying Leadership Through Fables

YoungUpstarts

Jan-Benedict Steenkamp is the Knox Massey Distinguished Professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

North Carolina. With its moderate climate and the renowned Research Triangle of Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, it is not surprising that North Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country. North Carolina keeps its labor costs low due to having the smallest union workforce in the country. North Carolina is also one of the top states in the country for venture capital investment. by Lewis Robinson.

Q2 2020 Quarterly Update

Version One Ventures

They’re working with the state of North Carolina and Raleigh-based Wake Forest Baptist Health to distribute 1,000 of its at-home antibody test kits to a random sampling of citizens to track the virus and immunity over time. Happy Canada Day & Happy (early) Fourth of July!

My Mom’s Haiku Project

Feld Thoughts

Yes, I was in Charlotte, North Carolina at the time. I love a Haiku My mother is an artist Haikus in winter. My mom has started a haiku project. She takes haikus that friends write and turns them into a collage. Following is a haiku I wrote after my mom sent me an email asking me for one. I’m on the board of AvidXchange and this likely was written the night before the one board meeting a year I attend in person.

Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

Recently, the New York and North Carolina legislatures considered a new law written by Auto Dealer lobbyists that would make it illegal for Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. Yet when Tesla provided consumers with a direct sales alternative, the rent seekers – the National Auto Dealers Association turned its lobbyists loose on State Legislatures robbing consumers in North Carolina, New York and Texas of choice in the marketplace.

What Are The Statutes Of Limitations And Why Are They Important? 

YoungUpstarts

3 years – Arkansas; District of Colombia; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; Montana; New Hampshire; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Vermont; Washington; Wisconsin . 6 years – Maine; North Dakota; .

5 Cities for Ambitious Women in Business in 2020 and Beyond

Austin Startup

Raleigh, North Carolina Following closely in second is North Carolina’s Raleigh, thanks to a solid all-round performance. Where should the next generation of female businesswomen settle to make the most of their talents?

Never Mind the Valley: Here's Research Triangle

ReadWriteStart

But the concentration of tech research and development extends beyond the bounds of just the research park itself, and the surrounding Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary, North Carolina metro areas are commonly labeled together as the Research Triangle, or "The Triangle.". Forbes recently named The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as "America's Most Entrepreneurial Campus.".

Using Video at Every Stage of The Customer Journey

Duct Tape Marketing

Ben is a co-founder and executive producer of Storyboard Media, a B2B marketing, and video production firm in North Carolina. Ben is a co-founder and executive producer of Storyboard Media, a B2B marketing, and video production firm in North Carolina.

Adding Value: How Solar Panels Help the Value of Your Real Estate

The Startup Magazine

Some of the most active solar panel markets in the United States are California, North Carolina, and Arizona. Nearly 17 percent of California’s power comes from solar, and North Carolina has more than 8,000 installations. These days, it’s become trendy to save the world. Entrepreneurs in renewable energy initiatives are making an impact with their disruptive innovations, particularly with ideas that change the way we both work and live.

4 Simple Ways Retailers Can Boost Curb Appeal

YoungUpstarts

When the town of Maggie Valley, North Carolina was experiencing a rapid decline in tourism a few years ago, they called in a consultant to help them regain some of the foot traffic that was becoming increasingly elusive.

Interplay Learning?—?Helping the Skilled Trades Rebuild a Bigger and Better Workforce

Austin Startup

Interplay recently partnered with the Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center, an organization that helps people in the Charlotte, North Carolina community access high-potential, family-sustaining skilled trade careers at no cost to them. Interplay Learning?—?Helping

Company Looks Globally to Smooth Out Seasonality

The Entrepreneurial Mind

DryCorp , located in Willmington, North Carolina, manufactures products that help waterproof other products. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Dr. Roy Archambault: DryCorp. DryCorp, which was founded by Dr. Roy Archambault, developed its first line of products to waterproof casts, bandages, ostomies, and prosthetics using a rubber sleeve. The product allows patients to swim, bathe, shower, and to receive hydrotherapy without any damage to the medical product protected by the sleeve.

You’ll Need At Least Two of These Four Qualifications to Get Hired By a Venture Firm

Hunter Walker

Hiring for many roles in SF, North Carolina or Remote Disclaimer: I’ve never been hired by a venture firm. Ok, now that’s out of the way, here’s the advice I give folks who have 2–3 years of work experience and are looking to get an entry-level role at a venture firm (typically called an Analyst or Associate). “Hi, Hi, thanks for reaching out.

Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

Recently, the New York and North Carolina legislatures considered a new law written by Auto Dealer lobbyists that would make it illegal for Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. Yet when Tesla provided consumers with a direct sales alternative, the rent seekers – the National Auto Dealers Association turned its lobbyists loose on State Legislatures robbing consumers in North Carolina, New York and Texas of choice in the marketplace.

4 Ways Search Engine Optimization Can Help Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Suppose you own a small HVAC business in Charlotte, North Carolina. The internet is a big place, with more websites being created every single minute. It is easy to feel that your small business’ website will be swallowed up and forgotten, which is why search engine optimization, or SEO, is crucial to boost your online visibility. What exactly is search engine optimization?

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Furniture CEO Finds Balance between Success and Staying Grounded

Hearpreneur

OFM manufactures, distributes, and provides wholesale school furniture from their headquarters – North Carolina. With the state of North Carolina being the furniture capital of the world, Hickory and High Point the main producers, we sat down with Blake to learn more about how this location impacts his business as well as more information on his company, methods for combating stress, and leadership values. Furniture is big business no matter how you look at it.

[US] Rutgers Partners H360 Capital And NJIT To Attract Tech Companies To Newark

YoungUpstarts

Charlotte, North Carolina-based H360 Capital is focused on companies developing ‘market disrupting’ technologies and, through its “Big Ideas Initiative: B2i” will invest up to US$50,000 in 20 technology start-ups in the Newark area.

“Coming for the Content, Staying for the Community” Started With Video Games (Or Maybe Religion?) But Will Define Media This Decade

Hunter Walker

Hiring for many roles in SF, North Carolina or Remote Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash. Watching a half dozen French Resistance soldiers standing around debating whether Taco Bell is “authentic” teaches you some things.

6 Tools To Assess Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development. Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests.

What Is Unemployment Insurance?

Up and Running

North Carolina: $223.00. In North Carolina, the first $22,300 is the base wage, and it’s taxed at a rate of 1 percent. percent, while in North Carolina, the range can be from 0.6 percent in North Carolina means $1,104.24 Do you know your company unemployment insurance tax rate? It’s different for each business, and it changes every year. Did you know that your unemployment insurance tax rate is the only tax you have control over?

[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

” 50 startups have been selected – representing a broad cross section of the south, with companies from eight southern states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – to present and compete for the title of “Southland’s Most Innovative Startup” during the conference, with the winner walking away with a US$10,000 prize.

Is Loneliness a Side Effect of Working Remotely?

Transformify - Recruiting

Despite being based in North Carolina, Resume Genius has full-time staff working in diverse locations such as Britain, Taiwan, and Poland. Sam Johns is a human resources specialist at Resume Genius.

[Event] Sandbox Global Summit Gathers Young Innovative Minds in Lisbon

YoungUpstarts

Tiphani Montgomery (from North Carolina) is passionate about learning new ways to teach single mothers about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and how to love themselves. The recently concluded Sandbox Global Summit which took place over the weekend saw some of the brightest young minds gather in Lisbon, Portugal and engage in discussions over ideas that (one day may) change the world.

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Everyone’s Business: Five good business articles from March 11-15

Up and Running

In case you weren’t aware, the technology war between Apple and Samsung is becoming even more interesting than Duke vs. North Carolina. Every Friday, we’ll be aggregating a few great articles from the week. Entrepreneur talked with Indiegogo ‘s Slava Rubin about some of the myths of entrepreneurship. . Likeable Media founder Carrie Kerpen wrote an article in Inc.

Risk Management Issues in Healthcare

Board Effect

Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s survey considered the responses of 825 board directors and C-suite executives from around the world. It seems that the healthcare industry gets more complex every year.

Why you should pay attention to these 8 emerging tech hubs

The Next Web

But have you heard of what’s going on in Cyprus, Sweden or North Carolina? Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s also part of the North Carolina Research Triangle , one of the most prominent U.S. This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog. TransferWise is the clever new way to transfer money between countries, from the people the people who built Skype and PayPal.

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6 Tools To Drive You To Promote Yourself In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development. Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests.

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Dr. Briggs E Cook: 4 Tips For Balancing A Successful Career And Family

YoungUpstarts

I’m a plastic surgeon located in North Carolina, currently serving as the Medical Director of Pure Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa. Hi, my name is Dr. Briggs E. Cook. Between work and five kids at home with my wife, Kia, days can be pretty long. Adding to the difficulty is dealing with twins diagnosed with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Association with Strep). They require extra medical attention throughout the year.

How To Pick A Lifestyle Consistent With Your Passion

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development. Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests.

The 5 Best Cities to Start a Business

Business Plan Blog

2 – Raleigh, North Carolina. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you will want to launch your startup in a fertile environment with ample funding and quality of life (for good employees and good prospects likely seek out this characteristic in determining where they will put down their roots). To gauge the health of small-business lending in each city, NerdWallet analyzed business loans made by community banks in 2012.

CED Venture Conference 2010

Feld Thoughts

If you happen to live in North Carolina or regularly attend the CED Venture Conference (the Southeast US’s longest running early stage company financing conference), come say hello to me on April 21st. I’ll be spending the day at the conference and am speaking on a panel from 1:30pm to 2:45pm.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere – Show No. 16: Wayne Sutton and Dave Kashen

Steve Blank

— Wayne set his sights on entrepreneurship when he was a teen, working in the tobacco fields of North Carolina: I remember working in the tobacco field one morning. North Carolina is big basketball country, a big basketball world like ACC, Duke, UNC. Silicon Valley’s pay-it-forward culture means that others will help when you’re starting up. Yet this same network of connected people affects who gets funded, how startup teams form, and who gets hired. .