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Jun 29, 2018

Children’s Museum Enters Virtual Reality Realm

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 29, 2018

The Children’s Museum of Wilmington recently launched a new permanent exhibit that incorporates a virtual reality experience to help children see inside the human body.   Among the displays in the museum’s “The Science of You” exhibit, the VR system lets users travel virtually through a bloodstream “to see how blood cells distribute oxy ...

Jun 29, 2018

Tapping Tech Talent

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 29, 2018

Is finding tech workers and tech services a challenge in the Wilmington area?   One new arrival in the business community is staking its success on the premise that the local market is underserved.   Pennsylvania-based PS Solutions has opened an expansion office here and is promoting its capabilities in programming, software development and contract IT servic ...

Jun 25, 2018

Wilmington Startup And Creator Of Smart Pet Bed Raises $100,000

By Sissy Rodriguez, posted Jun 25, 2018

Petrics Inc., a pet health company based in Wilmington that develops digital products and software, has raised $100,000 in debt from two investors, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, the startup still aims to raise an additional $400,000. Founded in 2015, the firm creates apps and smart devices with t ...

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Reverse Mortgage Can Be Helpful but Beware of Pitfalls

Posted Jul 2, 2018
Most homeowners of retirement age have seen the pitches – often colorful brochures that arrive in the mail – promising to solve their cash-flow problems by tapping the equity in their homes.
 
A so-called reverse mortgage is a special kind of loan, available only to people in their sixties and older.
 
The “reverse” part means that, ins...read entire article
Jun 1, 2018

Tool Tackles School Violence

By David Dean, posted Jun 1, 2018

A Wilmington technology company is looking to play a major role in preventing tragedies like the recent school shootings in Florida and Texas.   Ten8Tech has partnered with the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence (NCPCV) to launch ProText My School, a text-based system giving students an anonymous way to send information about bullying and possi ...

May 30, 2018

Software Development Company Expands To Wilmington

By Jenny Callison, posted May 30, 2018

A Pennsylvania-based software developer has established an office in Wilmington and is offering its technology services to companies of all sizes in the Carolinas. PS Solutions, located in University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), provides programming and software development and contract IT services. It can also p ...

May 25, 2018

Wilmington Sees Rise In Tech Job Postings

By Jenny Callison, posted May 25, 2018

In April, Wilmington was one of the best areas in the state with regard to growth in tech jobs postings, according to a monthly report issued this week by the NC TECH Association. Most tech jobs posted were in the Triangle, but Wilmington was the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) outside the tech-heavy Triangle with the greatest percentage increase, at 13.6 percent. T ...

Apr 17, 2018

There is good news in North Carolina’s technology job sector. Available tech jobs in North Carolina as a whole were up slightly in March 2018 over the same month in 2017, according to the April IT Job Postings Report released Tuesday by NC Technology Association, known as NC TECH. The not-so-good news?  Wilmington did not share in that growth. Wilmington c ...

Apr 12, 2018

Two Wilmington technology startups will be swimming with the sharks in early May, the NC Technology Association (NC Tech) announced Thursday in a news release. Brain injury assessment company Sportgait and Ten8Tech, an instant-communications company, are two of the six young ventures invited to be part of Startup Showcase at NC Tech’s State of Technology conferenc ...

Apr 6, 2018

Startup Hits Major Milestones

By Cece Nunn, posted Apr 6, 2018

A Wilmington-based startup reached a revenue milestone of $5 million in 2017. Connected Investors, the first tenant of incubator tekMountain, announced the achievement recently, saying the company has grown since 2014 to 14 employees. The company had a record-breaking first quarter in terms of revenues and profitability this year, said Bill Brinkley, COO of Connected I ...

Apr 6, 2018

Startups In The Region Are Grant Semifinalists

By Cece Nunn, posted Apr 6, 2018

Startups in Wilmington and Hampstead are among 25 semi-finalists of the NC IDEA SEED grant cycle, hoping to win $50,000 grants, according to news reports in March. Semi-finalists were invited to submit a full proposal, with recipients expected to be announced in early May. The Durham-based NC IDEA is a private foundation that supports entrepreneurs. The Wilmington se ...

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