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Jan 17, 2020

Startups To Watch In 2020

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 17, 2020

As technology becomes increasingly more embedded into our everyday lives, some Wilmington startups are utilizing the medium to further provide solutions in relation to health, business, education and more.   From tackling opioid addiction to getting kids to do their chores, Jim Roberts, founder of Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington, and Diane Durance, director ...

Dec 20, 2019

Vantaca Logs Into Growth

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 20, 2019

Dave Sweyer, who has had a presence in the Wilmington real estate industry for many years as founder of Sweyer Property Management and Community Association Management Services, is further delving into the industry with Vantaca, a software company that has seen recent growth.   “We currently serve about 1 million homeowners who access our portals to make payme ...

Dec 10, 2019

Vantaca Moves To MegaCorp's Former Headquarters

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 10, 2019

Wilmington-based startup Vantaca is now occupying MegaCorp Logistics’ former headquarters at 7040 Wrightsville Ave. in a move that will allow the company to continue to grow. “It's set up for us perfectly, so we will be able to ultimately probably hire up to a hundred people and operate out of that office," said Dave Sweyer, CEO of Vantaca. Vanta ...

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How to Avoid A Nightmare Holiday Party

Posted Nov 18, 2019
“Have fun but not TOO much fun,” said my mother 1,000 times in my life. It’s a great quote for anyone hosting or attending a company-sponsored holiday party this season. There are lots of reasons to throw an end-of-year party: you want to show employees you appreciate them, you want folks to let loose and enjoy each other and it’s a great chance to share a summary of this y...read entire article
Nov 22, 2019

A Wilmington-based startup recently received recognition and others are raising money. SWELL Systems Inc. was announced as a winner of the “Top 10 Startups to Watch” category at the 2019 NC TECH Awards Thursday night in Durham. SWELL Systems is a software company that developed SWELLEnterprise, a cloud-based application for small businesses that manages c ...

Nov 15, 2019

When it comes to or marketing technology, knowns as martech, Jennifer Manocchio said during a Cucalorus Connect Conference session Friday, marketers can be overwhelmed with the number of platforms currently available. Manocchio, president of Sweeney, a Cleveland-headquartered marketing agency with a location in Wilmington, led a talk Friday on martech, what some ex ...

Nov 15, 2019

Cucalorus Connect: Innovation Can Help Save The Beach

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 15, 2019

An unwelcome visitor arrived in 2011 on the beaches of Punta Cana, a private resort community in the Dominican Republic. Brown seaweed called sargassum covered the white sand of the main tourist attraction and kept visitors away, harming what is usually a thriving industry. Jake Kheel, vice president of Fundación Grupo Puntacana, said the problem forced his no ...

Nov 15, 2019

Digital Human Helps Hearts

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 15, 2019

This year’s Cucalorus Connect Conference brings in speakers from Wilmington and all over the world to discuss how innovative technology can address economic, personal, health and societal issues.   Two topics at the conference, from Nov. 14-15 at the Brooklyn Arts Center, include how two Wilmington organizations are using artificial intelligence and the latest ...

Nov 15, 2019

MADE: Mounting An Expansion

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 15, 2019

Grunt Touch Inc. 207 Antilles Court, Suite H, Wilmington No. of employees: 5 Year founded: 2016 Top local official: Brandon M. Noel, founder and CEO Company description: Grunt Tough is a software and traditional manufacturing company; products are made and distributed out of its Wilmington facility. It is service-disabled veteran-owned and currently has an ...

Nov 6, 2019

Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and a Maryland-based firm today announced a collaboration to produce a low-cost, high-quality type of nuclear fuel that can be used by the military and NASA. It's called TRi-structural ISOtropic (TRISO) particle nuclear fuel. The companies, Wilmington-based GNF and X-energy, have signed a teaming agreement for the purpose of develop ...

Oct 23, 2019

With Recent Acquisitions, Hiring, EMS LINQ Grows

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 23, 2019

With two recent acquisitions and employee growth, EMS LINQ Inc., a Wilmington-headquartered software company, is aiming for further growth. EMS LINQ, which provides an education resource management platform for K-12 schools and districts, in September acquired SRC Solutions Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company that developed an online registration suite for schools called ...

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