Technology

Jul 22, 2020

Local Startup Selected To Present At NC TECH Conference

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 22, 2020

A Wilmington startup will be featured in this week’s NC TECH State of Technology conference, which is being held virtually this year. SmartFox Technologies, founded by its president Phil Everhart, is one of six startups in the state chosen for the Startup Showcase event in which companies demo and pitch to an audience. The company has developed the SmartFox Pri ...

Jul 17, 2020

Fostering A Startup Ecosystem

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 17, 2020

A study recently revealed that the startup ecosystem in Wilmington is growing, showing that the region’s entrepreneurs and support systems are gaining recognition on a global scale.   Startup Genome, a research and policy advisory organization, ranked Wilmington tied in the 90-100 spot in its “Top 100 Emerging Ecosystems” study.   “As ...

Jul 9, 2020

Wilmington-based startup incubator tekMountain is investing $50,000 as part of a partnership with Genesis Block, a coworking and collaboration initiative that is developing a technology platform to promote Black entrepreneurs and small businesses.   According to a news release, the new platform will help identify Black-owned businesses regionally, provide coll ...

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The CIE: Distanced, Not Disengaged

Posted Jul 29, 2020
Summer is often a more relaxed time of year for the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – but, not this summer. We’re social distancing and out of the public eye with networking events, and our parking lot at 803 South College Road is mostly empty, but we’re busier than ever.
 
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Jul 1, 2020

tekMountain, the Wilmington coworking space with the goal of supporting local startups, is closing its physical space for the “foreseeable future” and transitioning to a virtual phase because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an announcement. Lauren Henderson, the chief financial officer of CastleBranch, a Wilmington company that owns tekMountain, se ...

Jun 19, 2020

What's Next For Next Glass

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 19, 2020

Since its acquisition of Untappd in 2016, Wilmington-headquartered Next Glass Inc. has seen growth, including having more than 100 employees, about 8 million app users and being named the fastest growing technology company in the state in 2018 by Deloitte.   This year marks a notable shift for the firm. In April, Next Glass announced it had received an undisclosed i ...

Jun 11, 2020

Next Glass Seeks European Expansion

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 11, 2020

After gaining a strategic investment and a new CEO earlier this year, Next Glass Inc., the parent company of Untappd, is seeking expansion in the European market. Last week, Wilmington-based Next Glass announced it had hired Alison Hawkins as chief financial officer, Chris Herron as chief technology officer and Tom Maneschijn as vice president of European operations. ...

Jun 4, 2020

Drawn by the area's low cost of living and quality of life, a California-headquartered software company recently opened an office in Wilmington. TCS Healthcare Technologies, which provides software for managed care organizations, such as health insurance providers, recently opened an office at 401 Chestnut St. While the company will maintain its Auburn, Californi ...

May 22, 2020

WorkTok Aids Communication

By Johanna Cano, posted May 22, 2020

More than 50% of employees in the U.S. have left their place of work in the past five years, and about 75% say they don’t plan on staying with their current employer for more than five years, according to a 2019 iHire survey, an online platform for job recruitment. Of course, many people leave their job for better opportunities, including higher pay and career adv ...

May 21, 2020

BIZTALK: What Untappd's Been Up To

By Staff Reports, posted May 21, 2020

Untappd CEO Trace Smith joined BizTalk on Thursday to talk about the Wilmington-based tech company’s recent changes, including investment from a growth equity firm. Smith also discussed COVID-19 impacts on the beer ratings app and future plans for the company. View the full conversation below.   ...

May 19, 2020

A Wilmington company developing non-opioid solutions for pain relief is the first-place winner of the inaugural NC BIONEER Venture Challenge, according to an announcement Tuesday. Isosceles Pharmaceuticals Inc. took the top award of the challenge that aims to enhance life sciences and biotechnology business ventures in the region. Isosceles Pharmaceuticals is a compa ...

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