Nov 29, 2023

Employers Engineer Local Group To Boost Tech Workforce

By Audrey Elsberry, posted About 17 hours ago

The Tech Talent Collaborative has been quietly building Wilmington’s skilled tech workforce since 2022. The collaborative is hosted by Cape Fear Collective and is co-chaired by John Gillespie of MegaCorp Logistics, Kate Groat of Live Oak Bank and Lisa Leath of Vantaca. More than a dozen Wilmington tech employers comprise the rest of the group. Tech Talent Colla ...

Nov 17, 2023

Tech Startup Brews Growth

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Nov 17, 2023

One word defining the following year for software company Ohanafy is “trust,” CEO Ian Padrick said.  The software startup, which has tapped into the craft beverage management market, is growing with help from its nearly $3 million capital raise this summer. The Wilmington-based company has since expanded its staff to 30 employees, overhauled its softwar ...

Nov 16, 2023

CareYaya Launches Art Therapy Program Using AI-generated Images

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Nov 16, 2023

If Pope Francis wearing a puffer jacket does not ring a bell, you may be unfamiliar with the power and realism of AI-generated images. AI-generated images have swept the internet since the 2021 and 2022 launches of image generation software DALL-E and Midjourney. In March, a photo created by Midjourney went viral appearing to show the Pope on a stroll in a long, wh ...

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The Pie Chart of Deception

Posted Dec 13, 2022
When selecting charities to support, don’t fall into the trap of using the Pie Chart of Deception (see graphic) to compare organizations. Focusing solely on this chart to determine an organization’s effectiveness will mislead you!

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Nov 2, 2023

Wilmington Businesses Take Home NC Tech Awards

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Nov 2, 2023

The NC Tech Association held its annual NC Tech Awards Gala on Wednesday, celebrating the state’s tech sector in various categories including biotech, IT and fintech. Wilmington had a healthy presence in the finalists’ announcement and was represented by six companies, one CEO and one CIO. Three Wilmington companies and one local company’s CIO brought ...

Oct 27, 2023

Wilmington IT Service Provider Merges With Charlotte Peer

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Oct 27, 2023

Charlotte-based T2B Tech Solutions and Wilmington-run franchise CMIT Solutions are merging, absorbing T2B under the CMIT umbrella, but co-led by the owners of the two businesses.  David Usher, former owner of CMIT Wilmington and T2B’s founders David Hughes and Chris Mallery will lead the new version of CMIT, with the addition of T2B’s clients and employ ...

Oct 20, 2023

Telios CEO Talks Shift To AI

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Oct 20, 2023

Gareth Harte had the idea that changed his scope of business during a game of cornhole.  Harte is the founder and CEO of Telios, a Wilmington-based startup that provided an email service that used blockchain technology to protect user privacy. The tech entrepreneur was playing corn hole at Seven Mile Post, a local bar on Market Street, alongside his former employer ...

Oct 19, 2023

NC Tech Innovation Index Reveals Wilmington's Tech Chops

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Oct 19, 2023

Wilmington is making a name for itself in the tech industry, but it continues to grow in the shadow of the Research Triangle. NC Tech released its annual Tech Innovation Index on Thursday, showing little change year over year. The ranking considers the stars of the tech industry in the state to be Durham-Chapel Hill, Raleigh-Cary and Charlotte. But Wilmington continues ...

Oct 13, 2023

A series of classes held at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship aim to teach small business owners how to use AI over the course of four weekly sessions. The AI series is a partnership between UNCW’s College of Science and Engineering, Lapetus Solutions Inc., a healthcare AI company based in Wilmington, ...

Sep 27, 2023

The NC Tech Association announced on Wednesday individual winners for its 2023 NC Tech Awards, including one winner representing a longstanding Wilmington-based business.   Reeds Jewelers Chief Information Officer Arthur Phidd won Chief Information Officer of the Year for the private sector, NC Tech announced. Phidd will be honored at the statewide group's aw ...

Sep 15, 2023

Startup Banks On User Needs

By Emma Dill, posted Sep 15, 2023

Wilmington tech startup Raleon announced last month it had raised $3.8 million in funding during its seed round.  The Web3 engagement platform has plans to use that capital to drive its growth in Web3 spaces and to fuel an expansion into more traditional Web2 online platforms, according to Raleon CEO and co-founder Nathan Snell.  “The $3.8 million in ...

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