Dec 16, 2022

Tech Trends In The New Year

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 16, 2022

Each year brings a new focus for entrepreneurs who are either looking to ideate, grow their venture, find investors or all the above. For the communities supporting them, it’s important to keep up with trends.    The Greater Wilmington Business Journal checked in with two local organization leaders who work together with entrepreneurs: Jim Roberts, founde ...

Dec 16, 2022

TOP STORY OF THE YEAR: A Backyard Energy Revolution

By Johanna F. Still, posted Dec 16, 2022

The future of the nation’s – and world’s – energy security and carbon-free grid is being pioneered in New Hanover County. It may sound lofty, but GE Hitachi is undertaking ambitious projects with transformative potential. GE Hitachi’s October expansion reveal was the largest private jobs announcement out of New Hanover County this year, ami ...

Nov 18, 2022

Email For A Web3 World

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 18, 2022

The goal of decentralizing email, which holds important private information for many users, is what drove three former Live Oak Bank employees to develop their own email service, Telios.   A rising concern for many of the 4 billion email users who engage with big tech companies on a daily basis is online privacy. Personal and work emails largely use Google, Apple an ...

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Preventing Fraud During the Holidays

Posted Dec 7, 2022
Holiday shopping, like most shopping these days, has moved online, and that poses unique risks, according to a new AARP survey. More than 75% of U.S. consumers reported that they have experienced some kind of fraud and a similar share of consumers failed a entire article
Nov 16, 2022

Data Science Startup OpiAID Receives $50,000 Grant To Scale

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 16, 2022

A Wilmington startup with the goal of addressing the opioid epidemic has received funding to scale faster. OpiAID has been selected as one of seven innovative companies in the state to receive the NC IDEA SEED grant from the private foundation NC IDEA. The $50,000 grant is awarded to “innovative startups with a proven concept — even if they are not yet pr ...

Nov 8, 2022

To provide banks with more insight into their customer’s behaviors as they use their digital platforms, Wilmington-based Apiture has partnered with Raleigh-based Pendo to launch a new tool, according to a press release. The tool called Data Engage launched Tuesday and helps “banks and credit unions expand the use of their digital banking platform,” the ...

Oct 21, 2022

A jolt of jobs and investment is coming to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy campus in Castle Hayne. The company plans to expand its operation at 3901 Castle Hayne Road by about 500 jobs in the next five years, according to an announcement Friday afternoon. The jobs have an average salary of $131,000. Additionally, officials ceremonially broke ground Friday on a new $200 mil ...

Oct 21, 2022

Cybersecurity Firm Ramps Up

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 21, 2022

Armed with a recent $22 million investment, Wilmington-based SaaS Alerts plans to foster its growth by investing in R&D and its sales efforts.   In September, the cybersecurity startup announced the private equity firm Insight Partners, which focuses on investing in growth-stage tech, software and internet businesses, had funded the company with goals of acceler ...

Oct 21, 2022

INFO JUNKIE: Linda Whited

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 21, 2022

Linda Whited Career Counselor/Founder, Time to be Career Savvy  As a career counselor helping people with career transitions, Whited describes herself as a connector, so she loves “using technology to help me facilitate a connection for a client, find a new friend or fun restaurant or make some fun plans to go to a festival or event.”   She regu ...

Oct 12, 2022

Many businesses, from small to large operations, can benefit from learning about cybersecurity to better protect their everyday functions.   This is why this week’s Cybersecurity Conference was designed to address a broad range of audiences, said Ulku Clark, director of the Center for Cyber Defense Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. &nb ...

Oct 5, 2022

Wilmington-based internet service provider CloudWyze is receiving about $18.4 million in grant funding to expand internet access to rural areas of the state, according to a press release Wednesday. The N.C. Department of Information Technology selected the Wilmington-based company as part of the 2022 Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant progra ...

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