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Mar 19, 2021

Sales Forecasting With AI

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 19, 2021

A Wilmington entrepreneur who knew all too well the struggles that sales managers face when it comes to sales forecasting has created a software tool that provides business forecasting using artificial intelligence.   Phil Everhart is the founder and president of SmartFox Technologies, a company he started in 2019 and whose product launched in October. He developed ...

Feb 19, 2021

Lapetus Zooms In On Asian Market

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 19, 2021

While Lapetus Solutions is a startup based in Wilmington, much of its growth and market has been focused across the world in the Asian continent.   The company uses technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and facial recognition software to create products that predict life events for businesses including life insurance and wealth management co ...

Jan 29, 2021

Wilmington Startups Selected For Venture Connect 2021

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 29, 2021

At least three local companies have been chosen to participate in this year’s Venture Connect 2021 hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, according to an announcement Friday. Electronic Lab Logs, opiAID and SmartFox Technologies will present their  ideas in front of an audience of investors, sponsors and fellow entrepreneurs at the virtual con ...

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How Vacation Rental Operations Have Changed

Posted Mar 18, 2021
The vacation rental market has made a few twists and turns along its journey over the last two decades. The industry has grown exponentially, with independent hosts, small property management companies, large property management agencies, vendors, and service providers all carving out a defined role within the ecosystem. This blog post will compare how physical space, guest expectations, marketing...read entire article
Jan 22, 2021

New Year Tech Outlook

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 22, 2021

Shifts brought on by the pandemic starting last year, including working from home, remote learning, video conferencing and expanded capabilities in services such as banking, will continue to influence businesses and technology.   Local tech leaders discuss what’s in store for 2021, including trends and things to watch for when it comes to technology and entrep ...

Dec 22, 2020

Wilmington Firm Receives $2.9M Investment

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 22, 2020

Jurassic Capital has invested $2.9 million in Wilmington-based Performance Culture, a performance-management software company. Performance Culture was co-founded by Melissa Phillippi and Dallas Romanowski and has 11 employees. The investment will enable Performance Culture to grow, and having Jurassic as an investor was a strategic fit, said Phillippi, who is leading ...

Dec 18, 2020

Top Tech Stories Of 2020

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 18, 2020

Entrepreneurial endeavors in the technology industry did not slow down this year, and the Wilmington region saw notable companies growing and making their names known throughout the region and the country.   Possibly the most noteworthy tech news of the year was the successful IPO for local fintech company nCino.   In July, the company went public with stocks ...

Nov 20, 2020

The VR Way To Train

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 20, 2020

The problem: Corporate training is not effective due to slide presentations, classroom-style settings and Zoom meetings that create low engagement. The solution: providing employee training through immersive virtual reality. That is a quick snapshot of Jenson8 provided by founder Jena Davidson during a presentation introducing and welcoming the England-based company to Wil ...

Nov 17, 2020

Untappd Partners With Hospitality Industry Platform

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 17, 2020

Wilmington-based Untappd has partnered with SevenRooms to bring more tools to the hospitality industry as a means to boost business and sales in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the partnership, Untappd, through its Untappd for Business segment, will open up avenues for customer discounts to SevenRooms' guest management platform to e ...

Oct 16, 2020

A Canadian firm recently acquired Wilmington-based LogicBay Corp. Pluribus Technologies Inc. announced this week the completion of the acquisition of LogicBay through its portfolio company, The Learning Network, according to a news release. Pluribus acquires small, profitable software companies and provides them with a platform for growth, the release stated. ...

Oct 16, 2020

Connect Focus: Social Justice

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 16, 2020

After years of running Cucalorus Connect, an annual conference that explored the intersection of technology and startups with social justice and humanity, Cucalorus is shifting the conference to focus more on conversations around pressing social issues and less on technology.   The current events surrounding racial injustice encouraged Cucalorus planners to approach ...

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