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Dec 22, 2020

Wilmington Firm Receives $2.9M Investment

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 22, 2020

Jurassic Capital has invested $2.9 million in Wilmington-based Performance Culture, a performance-management software company. Performance Culture was co-founded by Melissa Phillippi and Dallas Romanowski and has 11 employees. The investment will enable Performance Culture to grow, and having Jurassic as an investor was a strategic fit, said Phillippi, who is leading ...

Dec 18, 2020

Top Tech Stories Of 2020

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 18, 2020

Entrepreneurial endeavors in the technology industry did not slow down this year, and the Wilmington region saw notable companies growing and making their names known throughout the region and the country.   Possibly the most noteworthy tech news of the year was the successful IPO for local fintech company nCino.   In July, the company went public with stocks ...

Nov 20, 2020

The VR Way To Train

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 20, 2020

The problem: Corporate training is not effective due to slide presentations, classroom-style settings and Zoom meetings that create low engagement. The solution: providing employee training through immersive virtual reality. That is a quick snapshot of Jenson8 provided by founder Jena Davidson during a presentation introducing and welcoming the England-based company to Wil ...

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Building A Health Care Innovation Certificate: It’s A Team Effort

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Over a year ago, University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) began efforts of educating health care professionals and College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) faculty on how to build a new innovative business, and solve a real time health care problem. As usual, we did this in our silos of our organizations. Realizing that true successful innov...read entire article
Nov 17, 2020

Untappd Partners With Hospitality Industry Platform

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 17, 2020

Wilmington-based Untappd has partnered with SevenRooms to bring more tools to the hospitality industry as a means to boost business and sales in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the partnership, Untappd, through its Untappd for Business segment, will open up avenues for customer discounts to SevenRooms' guest management platform to e ...

Oct 16, 2020

A Canadian firm recently acquired Wilmington-based LogicBay Corp. Pluribus Technologies Inc. announced this week the completion of the acquisition of LogicBay through its portfolio company, The Learning Network, according to a news release. Pluribus acquires small, profitable software companies and provides them with a platform for growth, the release stated. ...

Oct 16, 2020

Connect Focus: Social Justice

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 16, 2020

After years of running Cucalorus Connect, an annual conference that explored the intersection of technology and startups with social justice and humanity, Cucalorus is shifting the conference to focus more on conversations around pressing social issues and less on technology.   The current events surrounding racial injustice encouraged Cucalorus planners to approach ...

Oct 15, 2020

Two Wilmington companies have been recognized by the N.C. Technology Association as part of its 2020 TECH Awards. Fintech startup Apiture is a finalist in the “Industry Driven” category for fintech and in the “Best Tech Company To Work For” category. Health technology company OpiAID has been named one of the Top 10 Startups to Watch Winners in th ...

Oct 1, 2020

How Two Wilmington Tech Companies Achieved Their Exit

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 1, 2020

For two Wilmington tech companies, getting a successful exit was a matter of building relationships, growing the business to attract potential investors and finding the right fit. That was discussed by Todd John, founder of PlayerSpace, Trace Smith, CEO of Next Glass and Jennifer Turnage, co-founder and CEO of myBeeHive and co-founder of xElle Ventures at today’s ...

Sep 29, 2020

Wilmington Firm Acquires Arizona-based Software Provider

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 29, 2020

EMS LINQ INC (LINQ) of Wilmington, an administrative software solution for K-12 schools and districts, announced it has acquired Colyar Technology Solutions, an Arizona-based school nutrition management software provider. "The partnership brings together industry leading solutions that empower schools and state agencies to streamline the management of their child n ...

Sep 25, 2020

Local Internet Access Expands

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 25, 2020

Recent project announcements by two local internet service providers aim to pave the way for expanding internet access in the region, a technology necessity highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ATMC, a member-owned communications cooperative with headquarters in Shallotte, received a $21.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand high-speed inter ...

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