Friday, October 31, 2014

Blackstone NC Sponsoring 16th Annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum

DURHAM, N.C. & ATLANTA, GA. -- The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of North Carolina (Blackstone NC), a Triangle-based business cultivator focused on growing opportunity and strengthening economic development, is continuing its support of potential high-growth life sciences companies by sponsoring the 16th Annual Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum November 11–13 in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and is recognized as the Southeast region's premier life sciences and medical technology investor conference, providing a showcase for some of the most promising bioscience and medical technology companies in the organization’s seven-state region.

Latest Version of Red Hat Software Collections Now Generally Available

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, recently announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.2, delivering the latest, stable versions of essential development tools, dynamic languages, and open source databases all on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The third installment of Red Hat Software Collections now includes vital open developer tools, such as GCC 4.9, Maven and Git, and, for the first time, makes the Eclipse IDE available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. In addition, Red Hat is offering Dockerfiles for many of the most popular software collections, aiding in the rapid creation and deployment of container-based applications.

Tresata to Expand Charlotte Headquarters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tresata Inc, one of the fastest growing big data and analytics companies in the country, announced today an expansion of its footprint in Charlotte with a new office and plans to add 25 new jobs in the next fiscal year. “In just three years, Tresata has become one of the fastest growing companies in the state,” said Governor Pat McCrory in his congratulatory message. “Tresata has shown that with the right focus, energy, teamwork and support, a successful technology startup can thrive in any part of the country, especially Charlotte and North Carolina.”

North Carolina to Lead National Innovation Community

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina will lead a National  Innovation Community, a coalition of 25 states and counting that will collaborate to bring innovative ideas and practices to government technology.  The Community was established as a resource for technology leaders who sought to replicate the success of North Carolina’s Innovation Center (iCenter). It will be led by State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes.

Governor McCrory Welcomes Alevo Energy to North Carolina

CONCORD, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory was in Concord for Alevo Energy’s opening of its new facility October 28th. Alevo Energy, an energy service provider that uses a combination of innovative battery technology and smart data analytics to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the grid delivery system, says it plans to create 2,500 jobs initially and invest $1 billion in the state, with more expected to come over the long term. No state or local incentives were used to help make this project possible.

Yadkin Bank Named Community Bank of the Year

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In recognition of its dedication to improving business owners' access to capital in order to grow and create jobs, Yadkin Bank (NYSE: YDKN) has been named North Carolina Community Bank of the Year. The award exemplifies Yadkin Bank's stature as one of the country's most successful lenders in the State Small Business Credit Initiative, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Yadkin Bank has enrolled more than $52 million in loans into the initiative, ranking it 12th in the country in terms of dollar volume. These loans have supported the creation or retention of more than 1,850 North Carolina jobs.