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

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.”

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.

Unintended Lessons

Steve Blank

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

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.

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.

New Web Developers Debut at Codeup’s Demo Day

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News For three months Josee Farmer drove daily from North Austin to San Antonio to learn how to become a web developer at Codeup. “It She recently relocated from North Carolina to Texas and she wanted to get into the technology industry. […] The post New Web Developers Debut at Codeup’s Demo Day appeared first on SiliconHills.

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.

Silicon Alley vs. Valley: Who Has More Tech Startup Cred?

ReadWriteStart

Although cities like Chicago, Austin, and North Carolina's Research Triangle have produced a number of Web-based businesses in recent years, the New York's startup scene is growing exponentially.

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.

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.".

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

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.

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.

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Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

It doesn’t surprise me that I feel down and flat as I sit here in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport on my way to Lexington, Kentucky on day 16 of a 19 day trip. Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. Since we finished the final draft a few weeks ago, I’ve given several talks where depression came up as I’ve woven my own experience with depression into the short (less than 15 minute) version of my story.

Startup Opportunity: Volvo iLabX Accelerator – Capital and Mentors

The Startup Magazine

The program takes place at the VFS headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina USA, but any company from any region or country can, and should, apply.

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.

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.

Furniture CEO Finds Balance between Success and Staying Grounded

Hearpreneur

OFM manufactures, distributes, and provides wholesale school furniture from their headquarters – North Carolina. Blake Zalcberg is chief executive officer for OFM , a family-owned office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler headquartered in North Carolina.

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.

[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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

[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.

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Episode 5: Profit And Social Media Strategies With Cyndi Thomason And Brent Robinson

Mike Michalowicz

Show Summary. Cyndi Thomason, certified Profit First Professional bookkeeper, and Brent Robinson, founder of Modthink, join Episode 5 of the Profit First Podcast. Cyndi and Brent discuss driving profit in social media. Our Guests.

Episode 103: How to Become a Profitable Amazon Seller With Cyndi Thomason, Christine Cobb, and Ellen Britt

Mike Michalowicz

in Economics from North Carolina State University (where she graduated Cum Laude), along with over 25 years of experience in administrative business systems, Cyndi Thomason is a senior-level executive with the proven ability to achieve significant results through leadership, teamwork and individual initiative. Also Available On. Show Summary. In today’s episode with Cyndi, Christine, and Ellen, we discover exactly how to become profitable as an Amazon Seller.

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.

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Why You Should Show Up

YoungUpstarts

Six months after I got back from my Disney internship, I applied to intern at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina. by Jessica Ekstrom, founder and CEO of Headbands of Hop e.

The 5 Best Cities to Start a Business

Business Plan Blog

2 – Raleigh, North Carolina.

Community Relations And The Small Business

YoungUpstarts

TJ Saunders writes for various business and higher education blogs such as Ohio U and U of North Carolina. by TJ Saunders. If you own a small business, good public relations is essential to its success. You can’t expect to realize profits without the community’s support of your company.

Bad Boys and the Fab Five: Business Lessons from Basketball History

Up and Running

By beating the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four round, The Fab Five entered the championship game again, this time to face the University of North Carolina, a team they knew they could beat.

You Need To Prepare To Manage Your People

YoungUpstarts

Though a quarter of 194 investors surveyed in June by North Carolina State University have been a victim of fraudulent companies, the study also discovered what careful investors look out for to protect themselves. by Matt Straz, founder & CEO of Namely.

Stop Fighting What You Don’t Love And Outsource The Nonessential

YoungUpstarts

If there’s a snowstorm in North Carolina that knocks out FedEx or UPS deliveries for several days (which actually happened last month), I can just transfer orders to our production facility in Los Angeles.

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.

The Importance of Trademarking

Up and Running

A primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive mark is one where the goods or services do not originate in the place identified in the mark—for example, a clothing line called “London” that makes clothes in North Carolina.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Feld Thoughts

I had an amazing day on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. I attended the Bank of America Technology Stars of the Future awards ceremony for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. If you’ve been following along on this blog, you know that I’m chairman of NCWIT (the National Center for Women & Information Technology ). I’m proud of a lot of things that NCWIT does, but after attending the Aspirations in Computing awards I think it has moved to the top of my list.

After 20 years: Updating the Berkus Method of valuation

Berkonomics

Valuations are higher in Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach, New York and the North Carolina corridor than in Oklahoma City, Kansas City or Miami. Well, it had to happen.

Getting out of the building…by staying in the building!

Steve Blank

Other incubators and accelerators in the health tech space include Health WildCatters in Dallas, RockHealth in Silicon Valley, Iron Yard in North Carolina, HealthBox Accelerator, Athena Health MDP in Boston and others.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

New Hampshire: Portsmouth New Mexico: Albuquerque New York: Brooklyn Ithaca Manhattan North Carolina: Asheville Charlotte Durham Ohio: Athens Cincinnati, The Brandery, 1141 Vine St. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

Floods, Water Quality in Central Texas/NC/FL and Crowdfunding A Solution.

Austin Startup

‘Never Waste A Crisis’ Stages of Varuna Development In the last few months flood related water quality issues have ravaged Austin (more below), North Carolina , Florida , and many other states/countries outside the US.

What is an L3C?

Up and Running

Currently, you can form an L3C in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, and in the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

5 Simple Steps for Do-It-Yourself Search Engine Optimization

Duct Tape Marketing

For instance Chapel Hill, North Carolina is also referred to as part of the Triangle Area of North Carolina, and Central North Carolina. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Aaron Houghton – Enjoy!

The Impact of Understanding Customer Acquisition Costs and Customer Lifetime Value

Duct Tape Marketing

Dan Kraus is the founder and president of Leading Results , a marketing consulting agency based in Concord, North Carolina. The Impact of Understanding Customer Acquisition Costs and Customer Lifetime Value written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.