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 ...

Oct 3, 2022

Wilmington Firms Launch Cybersecurity App Tool

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 3, 2022

Four Wilmington firms have teamed up with the goal of addressing cybersecurity and helping prepare workplaces against cyber threats, according to a press release Monday. Atlantic Computer Services, Leath HR Group and PS Solutions have joined forces with the employee engagement app WorkTok to provide resources and education through the new tool Cyber Tok. Through the ...

Sep 29, 2022

Wilmington Startups Make NC TECH Awards List

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 29, 2022

Wilmington companies are being recognized by the NC TECH Awards, an annual statewide technology awards program, according to a press release Thursday. Apiture was named a finalist in the fintech and insurtech company category, and Essential Personnel is one of the top tech startups to watch. This awards program recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for ...

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JC Lyle
Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

A Surprising Source of Leveraged Dollars

Posted Aug 31, 2022
In the nonprofit world, leveraging resources is critical to our success. We identify funding opportunities and other types of support that can be used to attract even more resources and make every dollar go further. Leveraging requires us to build meaningful partnerships and persistently piece together the support needed to help each family. entire article
Sep 27, 2022

Vantaca Receives Funding To Accelerate Growth

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 27, 2022

Wilmington-based Vantaca has received an investment, which the company said it will use to drive more growth, according to a press release Tuesday. The community management software company received an undisclosed amount from JMI Equity, a private equity firm based in California and Maryland that is focused on investing in software companies. Vantaca and JMI official ...

Sep 16, 2022

Bridging The Digital Divide

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 16, 2022

Recognizing that tech skills translate to high-paying jobs in a growing tech career field, the city, along with community partners, will launch a new project to skill workers and pair them with local employers.   DigitalBridge Wilmington will provide training, access and connection to in-demand jobs for Wilmington residents wanting an entry into a digital career. As ...

Sep 12, 2022

Cybersecurity Firm Receives $22M Investment

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 12, 2022

SaaS Alerts, a Wilmington-based cybersecurity startup, has received a $22 million investment from private equity firm Insight Partners, according to a news release. This funding is aimed at accelerating the company’s growth within the burgeoning digital security industry. The local startup’s service is built for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to protect ...

Aug 19, 2022

Tapping Brewery Software

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 19, 2022

­­­With a background in banking and technology and an interest in breweries, Natalie Waggett, and a team of Wilmington locals, have started Ohanafy, a software startup with a product for the beverage industry.   Waggett describes her endeavor with the startup as a passion project that turned into a passion product.    Her years of working as ...

Aug 17, 2022

The city of Wilmington will meet new job demands in the region by equipping workers with digital skills that support higher-paying careers and the digital economy. At its meeting Tuesday night, city council unanimously voted to use $2.5 million of American Rescue Plan Act funding to launch DigitalBridge Wilmington, “a partnership working with employers to cre ...

Aug 4, 2022

NCino Names New Exec Leaders

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 4, 2022

Wilmington-based nCino has announced new appointees to its executive leadership team.  SimpleNexus-founder Matt Hansen was named chief product officer, responsible for managing nCino’s global product development and engineering organization. Hansen founded SimpleNexus in 2011, a subsidiary of nCino, and was its CEO for over a decade.  There, Hansen &l ...

Jul 15, 2022

Area's Tech Talent On The Rise

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 15, 2022

While many industries continue to experience a worker shortage, in the past few years the technology field in Wilmington has seen an increase in talent, as revealed in a recent LinkedIn workforce report.   The report found that Wilmington ranks No.11 in the U.S. with 27.6% in growth in tech talent from 2019 to 2022, joining other North Carolina cities including Ashe ...

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Going Beyond the Resumé

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