Start-Ups 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 Google Backs Durham Program Connecting Women-Led Start-ups With Capital http://wunc.org/post/google-backs-durham-program-connecting-women-led-start-ups-capital <p></p><p>A new program in Durham is seeking to help female entrepreneurs close the gender gap in securing startup money.</p><p></p><p>Google is putting up $15,000 to fund the new organization called <a href="http://www.soartriangle.co/">Soar</a>, which will help women-led start-ups connect with venture capitalists and similar businesses that have gotten funding.</p><p></p><p>The non-profit Kauffman Foundation says only 5 percent of all venture capital goes to fund women-led start-ups, even though companies with female leaders are found to be more efficient and bring in bigger returns.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:01:40 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32574 at http://wunc.org Google Backs Durham Program Connecting Women-Led Start-ups With Capital Startup Hub Goes Regional In Expansion To Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/startup-hub-goes-regional-expansion-raleigh <p>A new hub for startup businesses in Raleigh is set to open this fall.&nbsp;</p><p>Durham-based<a href="http://www.americanunderground.com/"> American Underground</a> says it's opening space enough for 25 startups on Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh.&nbsp; The company sells affordable commercial space to Durham entrepreneurs in exchange for connecting them with investors and providing other support. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:25:42 +0000 Will Michaels 20423 at http://wunc.org Startup Hub Goes Regional In Expansion To Raleigh ACC Students Battle Business Skills In 'Startup Madness' http://wunc.org/post/acc-students-battle-business-skills-startup-madness <p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Collegiate entrepreneurs from schools like Pitt, Florida State, Clemson and NC State gathered in Raleigh Wednesday for a different kind of ‘March Madness.’&nbsp; These business-minded students were not on a basketball court.&nbsp; Instead, they were bouncing around a working prototype in hopes of winning a big check and a foot in the start-up world.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:03:26 +0000 Leoneda Inge & Laura Candler 12734 at http://wunc.org Business Incubation http://wunc.org/post/business-incubation <p>It's hard to start a business, but a model of support has emerged to help entrepreneurs get their foot in the door. Business incubators give fledgling start-ups the resources and infrastructure they need to get off the ground. Host Frank Stasio talks about giving new businesses what they need to succeed with JT Vaughn, the founder of a green technology incubator called <a href="http://cherokeechallenge.com/">The Cherokee Challenge</a>, and Adam Klein, chief strategist for the <a href="http://www.americanunderground.com/">American Underground</a>.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:58:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 4071 at http://wunc.org March Madness for College Start-Ups http://wunc.org/post/march-madness-college-start-ups <p>It’s March Madness for college basketball fans.&nbsp; But teams of student entrepreneurs gathered in Durham this week for Start-up Madness.<br><br><strong>Niki Kohari:</strong>&nbsp; Can you guys feel the March Madness in the air!<br> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:50:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3034 at http://wunc.org March Madness for College Start-Ups Enhancing Raleigh's Innovative Spirit http://wunc.org/post/enhancing-raleighs-innovative-spirit <p>The city of Raleigh, NC State University, and private companies are holding a one-day Innovation Summit today. Their goal is to enhance the capitol city’s reputation as a place for tech startups.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3439 at http://wunc.org