Sep 21, 2018

Jackson Attends Tech Leadership Event

By Staff Reports, posted About 21 hours ago

Terence Jackson, COO of JCG Consulting Group, attended the Growth Leadership Accelerator Silicon Valley Experience.   The leadership tour included sessions at the offices of Intel, Google and Pinterest with the opportunity to interact with representatives from other Silicon Valley companies, according to a news release.   Jackson is a founding member of the G ...

Sep 21, 2018

WordPress Conference Cancels Due To Hurricane   

By Staff Reports, posted About 21 hours ago

WordCamp Wilmington was among the events canceled because of Hurricane Florence.   The two-day event was scheduled to start Sept. 22 at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station and feature seminars, networking events and a keynote talk.   This was to be the third year the conference took place in the Port City.   Attendees who had already purc ...

Aug 24, 2018

Gaming App To Present At CED

By David Dean, posted Aug 24, 2018

For StoolDuel founder and CEO Erik Horbacz, his entrepreneurial journey began much like so many other innovators and small business owners.   “A seed of an idea got planted in my brain, and I had to start scratching,” he said of the 2015 beginnings of his social impact gaming startup.   His scratching has guided the Wilmington startup through deve ...

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Summer is the New Holidaze

Posted Jun 1, 2018
We all know the scene. 

Nov. 1 strikes, eggnog starts flowing and our social calendars start to fill with holiday parties. We make our favorite indulgent foods and eat the leftovers all week. We have access to treats almost 24/7 from leftover Halloween candy (on sale!) to Aunt Pat’s famous coconut haystack cookies. 

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Jul 27, 2018

Can Wilmington Be An AI Hub?

By David Dean, posted Jul 27, 2018

As companies such as Amazon invest millions in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, some people in Wilmington are looking at the potential of the Port City to become an AI hub.   Julian Keith, chairman of the University of North Carolina Wilmington psychology department, is one of the individuals behind an ongoing series of AI meetings at the UNCW ...

Jul 26, 2018

Local Startup Raises $835,000 Toward $1.4M Goal

By Chris Roush, posted Jul 26, 2018

Concussion management company SportGait Inc., based in Wilmington, has raised $835,000 in a private equity offering, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Wilmington-based company raised the money from 17 investors. It had initially raised $205,000 in November 2017. SportGait is looking to raise an additional $360,000 to mee ...

Jul 5, 2018

It's not all about the beer at Ironclad Brewery. The brewery/tap room and regular host of events recently expanded into a new business segment: venture capital. Ironclad Brewery, 115 N. 2nd St. in downtown Wilmington, has operated its brewery/tap room and event venue business since 2014, with 33 percent year-over-year revenue growth and projections for continued ...

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 ...

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 ...

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