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From diapers to whiskey: Raleigh entrepreneur on new liquor startup

October 19, 2018 | Abby Phillips

The serial entrepreneur behind a diaper technology startup is tackling a new challenge – liquor – and investors are betting $3.6 million that he can disrupt that industry, too. Scott Bolin, CEO of new intellectual property holding…
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Improved Nature Raises $3m Funding for Plant-Based Protein

October 1, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Improved Nature, a North Carolina-based meat alternative ag-tech firm, has obtained $3 million in an investment round led by Concentric Capital. Using proprietary process, Improved Nature creates plant-based meat alternative products, including Pork-Free Cutlets, Beef-Free Country-Fried Steak, and…
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Improved Nature beefs up alternative plant-based meat substitute efforts with $3M

September 17, 2018 | Abby Phillips

GARNER – Garner-based Improved Nature has raised more than $3 million, according to an SEC filing. The company offers alternative plant-based meat substitutes made from non-GMO sustainably-sourced plant-based soy proteins. “We believe it’s the small acts which…
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2019 Best Tech Startups in Raleigh

September 13, 2018 | Abby Phillips

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Raleigh, North Carolina. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape…
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Turning Competition into Collaboration

September 6, 2018 | Abby Phillips

It’s February 1992. Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are playing what feels like a never-ending game packed with suspense and agony. There’s almost no time left on the clock, and the score is neck and neck.…
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Camras Vision Continues History of Success of SEBIO Early Stage Competition Winners

August 20, 2018 | Abby Phillips

amras Vision, a North-Carolina base company developing a novel ocular implant to address refractory glaucoma, is the latest example of fundraising success among winners of Southeast BIO’s Early Stage Competition- now in its 20th year. The…
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Raleigh entrepreneur takes on a new challenge — an on-demand car-wash service

August 16, 2018 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH  Scot Wingo has launched four businesses, sold two, brought one to public offering and is now working on his fourth, Get Spiffy, an on-demand car-washing service. Wingo, who lives in Raleigh, talks about the…
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Sepsis: First Response

August 13, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Sepsis: First Response Sepsis: First Response is an educational video and training module that provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel with the tools to rapidly identify and begin treating sepsis cases in the field, as well…
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Tethis Inc. Names Robin Weitkamp Chief Executive Officer

August 1, 2018 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tethis Inc., a leading biomaterials company, today announced it has appointed longtime chemicals and materials executive Robin Weitkamp as Chief Executive Officer. Weitkamp will be based in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Weitkamp joins Tethis…
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‘Explorer’ Wingo Talks Challenges, Choices in Growing Spiffy with $9M in New Funding

July 19, 2018 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Just as explorers once raced to find cities of gold, entrepreneurs like Scot Wingo are battling each other to win the race to market dominance for on-demand vehicle maintenance. “One of the…