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RTP incubator opens doors to showcase start-up companies

The Research Triangle Park-based start-up hub First Flight Venture Center opened its doors Monday to showcase companies that have office or lab space at the center, such as one start-up that wants to commercialize environmentally friendly bricks made using bacteria. […]

April 2nd, 2013|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Congressman Price visits startup sector at First Flight

First Flight Venture Center to showcase firms for congressman's visit By WRAL Tech Wire Mar. 28, 2013 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —Technology incubatorFirst Flight Venture Center is getting a post-Easter visit from Congressman David Price. On April 1 at 10 a.m., Price is scheduled to hear presentations from BaseTrace, a [...]

FFVC Nabs Two 40 Under 40 Awards

The 40 Under 40 awards recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. […]

March 26th, 2013|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

NC IDEA Semi-Finalists include 2 FFVC Companies

Life-Sciences Companies Among NC IDEA Grant Semi-Finalists By Jeremy Summers, NCBiotech Writer March 4, 2013 This week, NC IDEA announced the 30 semi-finalists for its spring 2013 grant cycle and several biotech and life-sciences startups are in the running for some crucial early-stage funding. The organization, which is committed to [...]

First Flight Venture Center Celebrates 20 Years of Success

North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell and Bob Creeden, Executive Director of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network will headline the First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) “Night of Stars” Gala dinner. on May 3rd, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This event will be hosted at the beautiful RTP Headquarters building at 12 Davis Drive in the Research Triangle Park. […]

April 18th, 2012|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Schwab Appointed President of First Flight Venture Center

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - First Flight Venture Center has appointed Dr. Andrew Schwab as President of First Flight Venture Center. Schwab has served in an interim capacity since the passing of former Executive Director John Draper, in early summer. Schwab is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years operational [...]

September 24th, 2011|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Triangle Business Journal People Spotlight: Andrew Schwab

As president of First Flight Venture Center in Research Triangle Park, Schwab is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of a 16,000-square-foot facility that houses fledgling companies that are looking to grow. […]

April 15th, 2011|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Dignify Therapeutics Locates Offices in RTP at First Flight Venture Center

Dignify Therapeutics, a virtual  drug development company, has established its offices in Research Triangle Park at the First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a well-known incubator of startup companies in the Triangle area. […]

January 28th, 2014|Client Release, CLIENTS, Dignify Therapeutics, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Alumni bioMason Featured in News & Observer

A bioMason brick is created by bacteria – not an oven – over a five-day process. Company CEO Ginger Krieg Dosier said the bricks, like conventional bricks, have a mineral smell. […]

January 20th, 2014|ALUMNI, bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

FFVC’s Nova Synthetix Grabs Finalist Slot in Cleantech Open Competition

Nova Synthetix of Chapel Hill, Bio-Adhesive Alliance of Greensboro and Tethis of Raleigh are in the Southeast Region Finals of the Cleantech Open, a cleantech accelerator. Trash 2 Cash Energy, based in Tampa, Fla. and Fiveworx of Knoxville, Tenn. are the other finalists. […]

October 19th, 2013|ALUMNI, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Schwab, bioMason, Neuse River grab nominations – WRAL TechWire Full Steam Ahead Awards

WRALTechWire will host its second “Full Steam Ahead Awards” celebration on Oct. 24 at the Full Steam Brewery in Durham. Ten individual leaders and five companies will be honored at the free event. We also will be recognizing several life-time achievement winners. Save the date! […]

October 17th, 2013|ALUMNI, bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Panacea Solutions and NIRvana Sciences selected as semi-finalists in NC Idea

NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected 24 semi-finalists from across the state in its 16th grant cycle to-date. […]

October 1st, 2013|Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS, NIRvana, Panacea|

First Flight Clients Novosynthetix and Advanced Animal Diagnostics in NC Bio Showcase

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —Leaders of eight fast-emerging North Carolina agricultural biotechnology companies will pitch their wares to investors and other interested observers Oct. 10 at the 2013 Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase. North Carolina is home to more than 80 ag biotech companies, including headquarters and installations for five of the [...]

September 24th, 2013|Client Media Coverage, FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Panacea Solutions featured at CED Tech Venture

It should come as no surprise that CED’s annual Tech Venture Conference featured an array of companies offering business software solutions. But this year, a handful of companies pitched software focused on food. […]

September 20th, 2013|Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS, Panacea|

bioMason Wins EUR 500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

This is the largest annual worldwide competition for sustainable entrepreneurs who can instigate change. The challenge is looking for products or services that combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. […]

September 16th, 2013|ALUMNI, bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

bioMason to Pitch Richard Branson Sept. 12 – 17

bioMASON has been selected as a finalist in the Post Code Lottery Green Challenge and will pitch to Richard Branson Sept 12-17th in Amsterdam. There are 5 finalists competing for 500,000 Euros. "We are very, very honored and excited to be chosen for this Challenge", says Ginger Dosier, bioMason CEO.  "This is [...]

September 2nd, 2013|ALUMNI, bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

bioMason Featured in Cherokee Challenge

Cherokee-McDonough Challenge finale to showcase three startups By WRALTechWire RALEIGH, N.C. — Three Triangle startups will unveil their business plans and field questions as part of the of the 2013 Cherokee-McDonough Challenge, a business accelerator designed to find, fund and develop high-impact environmental startups. The finale of the Challenge will [...]

August 29th, 2013|BaseTrace, Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS|

Excelerate Health Ventures Raises $5.1M

A new health care angel fund out of Durham, Excelerate Health Ventures, has announced the initial closing of a $5.1 million round. Dubbed the Physician Fund, it’s a professionally managed health care angel fund, with investments from a network of physicians, dentists, health care executives and angel investors. […]

BaseTrace Captures NC IDEA Spring 2013 Award

NC IDEA Awards $220,000 in Grants Bringing Total Funding Mark to Over $2.9 Million Funds to serve as catalyst for young, high-growth technology startups DURHAM, NC – June 13, 2013 - NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it [...]

June 13th, 2013|BaseTrace, Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS, PRESS RELEASES|

Advanced Animal Diagnostics – FFVC Grad – Raises $6M

Congrats to the Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) team! Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD), a developer of rapid, on-farm diagnostics to improve animal health and productivity, announced today that it closed a $6 million tranche of Series B financing from Intersouth Partners, Novartis Venture Funds and private investors. Funds will be used to launch AAD’s [...]

April 10th, 2013|ALUMNI, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

The Online Music Network (Zenph Online) raises more money

First Flight veterans Zenph Online Music Network are back in the fundraising game, this time with $512,000 in debt and derivatives issued to three investors.  Please see article from the Triangle Biz Journal here: The team has seen substantial growth for their game-changing on-line music lesson platform which connects industry educators [...]

April 3rd, 2013|Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS, Zenph Online|

Congressman Price visits startup sector at First Flight

First Flight Venture Center to showcase firms for congressman's visit By WRAL Tech Wire Mar. 28, 2013 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —Technology incubatorFirst Flight Venture Center is getting a post-Easter visit from Congressman David Price. On April 1 at 10 a.m., Price is scheduled to hear presentations from BaseTrace, a [...]

NC IDEA Semi-Finalists include 2 FFVC Companies

Life-Sciences Companies Among NC IDEA Grant Semi-Finalists By Jeremy Summers, NCBiotech Writer March 4, 2013 This week, NC IDEA announced the 30 semi-finalists for its spring 2013 grant cycle and several biotech and life-sciences startups are in the running for some crucial early-stage funding. The organization, which is committed to [...]

Camras Vision Receives Phase I

Camras Vision, FFVC client, was recently awarded two grants (yay team)! Camras Vision is an opthalmic medical device company that has created a revolutionary device, the Camras Shunt, to treat glaucoma in a safe and effective manner. It has the potential to usurp the drug and surgical markets by being [...]

February 21st, 2013|Camras, Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS|

FFVC Client CertiRx Raising Funds

CertiRx Corp. trying to raise $600K Lauren K. Ohnesorge, Staff Writer Triangle Business Journal Aug 17, 2012, 3:01pm EDT Medical technology startup CertiRx Corp. is raising $600,000 in equity, according to security filings. Five investors have invested about $300,000 in the latest round so far, filings indicate. The round is expected [...]

August 17th, 2012|CertiRx, Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS|

CertiRx Looks for Dollars

CertiRx goes into medications to show how to spot counterfeit drugs By Frank Vinluan - MedCity News June 3, 2011 4:12 pm Few medical technology companies make their sales pitches by showing the glowing television commercial of someone else’s technology. But Tom Mercolino routinely fires up an IBM ad to [...]

June 3rd, 2011|CertiRx, Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS|