Technology

Feb 7, 2020

Apple Trip Highlights Education, Tech

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 7, 2020

Local leaders say conversations will continue at home after a meeting at Apple Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, California, last month.   Education and technology were the focus of a series of meetings held Jan. 14 between more than a dozen area representatives and the technology giant’s employees.   “We learned a lot about the directions that tech ...

Feb 6, 2020

ILM Welcomes California Car-sharing Startup Turo

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 6, 2020

The Wilmington International Airport is the first U.S. commercial airport to welcome peer-to-peer car rental startup Turo, allowing Turo users to operate at its premises. Last month Turo received a permit with ILM, granting Turo’s platform users curbside access at the airport. With Turo, car owners can list their car on the Turo app, allowing them to rent out t ...

Jan 29, 2020

CloudWyze Raises $650K, Aims For $2M

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 29, 2020

A Wilmington-based technology company has raised $650,000 in equity from nine investors, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. CloudWyze, based at 720 N. Third St. in downtown Wilmington, filed the Form D on Jan. 24 with the intention of eventually raising $2 million.  Founded in 2012, CloudWyze offers internet and other technology ser ...

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The Busyness Mindset - Too Busy To Lead?!

Posted Feb 4, 2020

Let’s face it. We live in a time that glorifies the state of “busyness”. It seems that the most common response to, “How are you?” is “Busy”.

With some people, it is all about perception. They confuse busyness with success. They want to feel, and for others to view them as being successful − so they boast about how many hours they w...read entire article

Jan 29, 2020

KWIPPED Launches Equipment Financing Software

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 29, 2020

Wilmington's KWIPPED Inc. has launched a new product, APPROVE, a software tool that brings the online B2B equipment marketplace startup into the software as a service field.   APPROVE is an equipment financing solution that facilitates the financing process for marketplace equipment lenders, buyers and sellers, according to a news release.   The product w ...

Jan 28, 2020

Heavy Hitter Buys PlayerSpace

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 28, 2020

A major player in the health and wellness industry purchased Wrightsville Beach-based sports management software firm PlayerSpace, according to a recent announcement. The buyer, Daxko of Birmingham, Alabama, offers tech and payment options to member-based fitness programs and facilities all over the world, a news release stated.  The PlayerSpace team, led b ...

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 ...

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 ...

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