Feb 16, 2024

Gadgets Boost Area’s Biotech

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Feb 16, 2024

Wearable technology is nothing new.  Smartwatches hit the consumer market about 20 years ago and continue to evolve as companies compete to release the most all-encompassing product. As wearable technology becomes commonplace in everyday life, biometric sensing technology tracks all kinds of data – not just your 10,000 steps.  “AI is starting to ...

Feb 14, 2024

Wilmington startup Ohanafy released its latest supply chain feature last week in its continued effort to shift from the bespoke craft brewery market to the larger beverage industry. On Feb. 9, Ohanafy announced its software for beverage importers. The company, built on Salesforce, announced another new feature for distributors in December. The importer solution entails ...

Feb 12, 2024

Lumos, a fiber optic internet provider based in High Point, announced on Monday that it completed the engineering for its $56 million project in New Hanover County.   The project, first announced in April, includes plans to build 655 miles of fiber optic technology in portions of Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Ogden, Myrtle Grove, Castle Hayne and Wrightsboro, accordin ...

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5 Reasons to Build Custom Franchise Software

Posted Mar 14, 2022

Having a robust franchise management software is often required in order to scale your growing franchise business to the next level. But it can be hard to determine if and when to build your own custom franchise software, or if you should continue using an out-of-the-box solution.

In this article, we will discuss 5 reasons why you should build your own custom franchise management entire article

Feb 9, 2024

Biotechnology Venture Challenge Applications Open

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Feb 9, 2024

The 2024 N.C. Biotech Venture Challenge started taking applications last week and is open to biotechnology startups throughout Southeastern North Carolina. The challenge began in Wilmington in 2020 and provides a platform for startups to pitch their companies and participate in a two-month mentoring period. First, there is a regional competition, where startup ...

Feb 8, 2024

North Carolina is one of the states leading the country’s technology sector. Wilmington reflects many glowing North Carolina statistics but local tech leaders maintain that workforce is a pain point. The North Carolina Tech Association released its State of the Industry report at its conference in Charlotte on Feb. 2. Ted Abernathy, workforce and strategy con ...

Jan 29, 2024

Wilmington Biotech Company Copes With Insurance Rate Hikes

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jan 29, 2024

Sam McCall, co-founder of SeaTox Research Inc., said rising insurance rates on his biotechnology equipment are making it difficult to stay in coastal North Carolina.   After he and his wife’s Wilmington-based biotech company turned 10 last year, McCall said the biggest cost that concerns him is insurance. And rates keep increasing.   Earlier this month, ...

Jan 19, 2024

Startups Prep Their Pitches

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jan 19, 2024

If you’ve ever watched Shark Tank, you’ve seen what happens on stage at a pitch contest.   A hungry entrepreneur with five minutes to make or break their fate urges an audience of investors to believe in their business enough to bet millions of dollars on it.  As a slew of regional pitch contests draws nearer, some Wilmington founders have ...

Jan 12, 2024

Wilmington Startup To Bring Its Tech To Alaska

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jan 12, 2024

Wilmington-based biotech startup, OpiAID, is finalizing a deal with the state of Alaska to deploy its addiction recovery software using biometric data. The startup first inked a contract with the state through an Alaska-based health care innovation accelerator Health TIE in November, said OpiAID Founder and CEO David Reeser. Now, he’s received the funds for the pr ...

Jan 11, 2024

Wilmington Fintech Company Prepares To Launch New AI Tool

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jan 11, 2024

Wilmington-based nCino introduced its latest artificial intelligence offering, Automated Insights, in a webinar Jan. 10. The product consists of an AI model scraping existing data in a customer’s loan portfolio to create a dashboard. That dashboard displays a simplified analysis in the form of a handful of statistics. “This technology (is) going to have a ...

Jan 10, 2024

A Brunswick County company that produces supplies for law enforcement and first responders nationwide has acquired a California emergency medical supply firm. Officials with Leland-based firm Tri-Tech Forensics announced their acquisition of Hartwell Medical on Tuesday. The acquisition will expand Tri-tech’s emergency medical supply offerings and will “enhan ...

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