Technology

Nov 20, 2018

Report: Untappd Ranked Fastest Growing Tech Company In The State

By Johanna Cano, posted About 13 hours ago

Wilmington-based software company Untappd ranked as the fastest growing technology company in North Carolina for 2018. The company ranked No. 53 overall in the 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, which ranks companies in the country based on three-year revenue growth and considers companies in technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy sectors. &l ...

Nov 16, 2018

Two Wilmington Businesses Win NC TECH Awards

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 16, 2018

Two Wilmington-based companies are among the winners of the NC TECH Awards announced Thursday night, which recognizes North Carolina companies for their contribution to the technology industry and the community. KWIPPED received the Use of Technology award in the e-commerce category and myBeeHyve was chosen as one of the Top 10 Startups to Watch. myBeeHyve’s win w ...

Nov 16, 2018

Info Junkie: A. Kevin Lackey

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 16, 2018

A. Kevin Lackey Business Development Manager, Brunswick Business & Industry Development In his role with Brunswick County’s economic development group, Kevin Lackey uses technology to help him juggle multiple responsibilities. “I am all for heavy lifting upfront for better efficiencies and product on the back end,” he says. “Currently I a ...

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Reducing Risk Can Build Value

Posted Nov 16, 2018
Building a successful business and minimizing risk may seem like opposite strategies but, typically, they go hand in hand.

Once a business matures past the early, sometimes-chaotic stages of development, business owners often turn toward actions that can protect them from the unexpected. Common examples of risk mitigation include purchasing life insurance on owners’ lives and ...read entire article
Nov 9, 2018

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal in 2015, Cary-based analytics software company SAS worked to connect the International Organization for Migration with the sheet metal roofing the organization needed to help house thousands of displaced residents. Susan Ellis, the company's director of brand and corporate social innovation, aimed to tell the story th ...

Nov 9, 2018

Health Care, Fintech Innovations On The Way, Experts Say

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 9, 2018

Various forms of technology will phase out old technological practices both in health care and financial technology to advance the industries. That was the message in two discussions Friday at the annual Cucalorus Connect conference, which was on its second day of events and break-out sessions for five different tracks: Healthtech, Fintech, Gigtech, Brew Community ...

Nov 8, 2018

Cucalorus Connect Kicks Off With Tech Talks

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 8, 2018

Technology is changing the way people work, find work and how companies operate, according to speakers during the annual Cucalorus Connect conference. Cucalorus Connect is underway with a host of events and talks scheduled throughout the two-day technology and entrepreneurship conference, which takes place Thursday and Friday at Cape Fear Community College's Union S ...

Nov 6, 2018

The 24th annual Cucalorus Festival begins in Wilmington this week with films, stage performances by artists such as Superchunk and Connect, a two-day conference on technology and entrepreneurship that is now in its fourth year. The Cucalorus Festival will start Tuesday night at tekMountain with “10X10 Challenge” where 10 local startups will be paired with pr ...

Nov 1, 2018

Local Startup Is A Finalist For NC IDEA Grant

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 1, 2018

iCruits, a Wilmington-based startup that provides a platform for employment recruitment, is one of the 11 finalists for the fall 2018 NC IDEA SEED grant, program organizers announced this week. The grant, which is up to $50,000 per company, is from NC IDEA, a private foundation that aims to support North Carolina-based entrepreneurs. iCruits was founded in 2016 by it ...

Oct 19, 2018

Storm Updates Flew On Social Media

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Oct 19, 2018

Robert McIntosh, owner of Coastal Cell Phone Repair in Wilmington, made a lot more “friends” than he expected during Hurricane Florence.   On the Tuesday before Florence made landfall Sept. 14, McIntosh assumed control of a Facebook group begun two years ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew by a friend, Jonathan Ward, a photographer who used the soc ...

Oct 18, 2018

CloudWyze Gets Its First Government Contract

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 18, 2018

Cloudwyze landed its first government contract with the goal of expanding the company’s market reach in the state and delivering wireless internet service to rural regions. The $2 million contract was approved by Nash County at the county's board of commissioners meeting Sept. 17, according to the county's agenda. The Leland-based company is expect ...

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