Extraordinary Ventures http://wunc.org en Durham Fund Raises $26 Million For Start-Ups http://wunc.org/post/durham-fund-raises-26-million-start-ups <p></p><p>Tech start-ups in the Triangle received welcome news this week. Durham-based Bull City Venture Partners plans to invest some $26 million in projects throughout the mid-Atlantic.</p><p>The group began raising funds more than a year ago and has already invested in one Raleigh-based digital media initiative. Co-founder David Jones says the mid-Atlantic is an area ripe with innovation, but investors often need convincing.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:15:17 +0000 WUNC News 37397 at http://wunc.org Durham Fund Raises $26 Million For Start-Ups Small Business Model Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Work http://wunc.org/post/small-business-model-helps-young-adults-autism-find-work <p></p><p></p><p>It is high school graduation season and most young adults are preparing for life in college or in the workplace.&nbsp; Landing a job in this economy continues to be hard for millions of people. &nbsp;But what if you have autism?</p><p>There’s a community in Chapel Hill that has come up with several small business models that ease young people with autism into the adult world of work and self-sufficiency.&nbsp;</p><p>If you talk to a parent who has a young child with autism, the conversation will eventually lead to “The Cliff.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:39:27 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36668 at http://wunc.org Small Business Model Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Work Some With Developmental Disabilities Find Entrepreneurial Success In Triangle http://wunc.org/post/some-developmental-disabilities-find-entrepreneurial-success-triangle <p>In a traditional labor market, Ewan Toscano might be considered "hard to employ." But he's part of group of young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities who have a proven track record -- not only of employment -- but of entrepreneurship in the Triangle.&nbsp;</p><p>Toscano really likes his job, saying, "<span style="line-height: 1.5;">I work at </span>EV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for two hours four days a week.I make twelve candles.&nbsp; I love my job.&nbsp; I see my friends."</span></p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge & Carol Jackson 29479 at http://wunc.org Some With Developmental Disabilities Find Entrepreneurial Success In Triangle