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.   ...

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Unemployed? Put Yourself On A Well-Planned Financial ‘Diet’

Posted May 30, 2020
Unemployment is on everyone’s mind, with millions suddenly out of a job in the fallout of the global coronavirus pandemic. If you are among those who are having to cope with an abrupt loss of income, you know it’s time for tough choices. Some guidance may be helpful in deciding what to do first—and what not to do if you can help it.
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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 ...

May 14, 2020

Wilmington Startup Wins NC IDEA Grant

By Johanna Cano, posted May 14, 2020

One Wilmington startup is among the recipients of a grant through the NC IDEA SEED program, according to a news release Thursday. Electronic Lab Logs, which developed a cloud-based platform for laboratory maintenance, replacing the use of paper logs, has been awarded $50,000. “This group of companies demonstrates the vibrancy and resiliency of entrepreneurship ...

May 5, 2020

Wilmington-based LifeGait Raises $170K Out Of $500K Goal

By Johanna Cano, posted May 5, 2020

Wilmington-based LifeGait, the parent company of SportGait and other entities, has raised $170,001 in equity, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The money was raised through six investors in a round of funding that started in December. LifeGait uses technology to develop health and safety products. Its entities include SportGait, Senio ...

Apr 23, 2020

Investors Pour Money Into Next Glass; New CEO Named

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 23, 2020

Next Glass Inc., the parent company of Untappd, has received a strategic investment from a Boston-based equity firm that officials say will accelerate the Wilmington-based company's growth. Next Glass also named Trace Smith as CEO, replacing Kurt Taylor, company founder, after Taylor stepped down from the role. Providence Strategic Growth, an affiliate of Provide ...

Apr 2, 2020

Wilmington software company Electronic Lab Logs and entrepreneur Airlie Wedemeyer are semifinalists for the 2020 Spring NC IDEA SEED Grant program, according to an announcement this week. NC IDEA Foundation, a private foundation that seeks to support entrepreneurs in the state, announced Tuesday the 27 semifinalists from all over the state for the current cycle. Elec ...

Mar 20, 2020

Cashing In Wellness

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 20, 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice if, after finally running that 5K you have been preparing for many months, you not only get the reward of accomplishment but also currency to purchase items at health and fitness stores? A team at New Hanover Regional Medical Center has been working on a project for the past two years to make that a reality.   NHRMC is developing a health a ...

Feb 21, 2020

Coffee Connects Entrepreneurs

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 21, 2020

With plenty of coffee on hand, the Wilmington chapter of 1 Million Cups launched this month, with the goal of connecting and providing resources to entrepreneurs in the region.   1 Million Cups is a free, national program, established by the Kauffman Foundation that meets every Wednesday.   It’s based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions ...

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