1st Annual Blacks in Technology Entrepreneurship Week, November 6 – 13, 2011 Durham, NC

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1ST Annual Blacks in Technology Entrepreneurship Week, Durham NC

November 6 – 13, 2011 Durham, NC – The 1st Annual Blacks in Technology Entrepreneurship Week holds promise like no other. The theme for this year’s event is “Changing the Face of Technology” and focus’ on NC natives and residents who are indeed changing the face and landscape of technology entrepreneurship. Katrina M Harrell in connection with 100 Urban Entrepreneurs of NC will honor six extraordinary minority innovators in technology and entrepreneurship:

  • Wayne Sutton and [...]

Photo Gallery: Heroes, Villains and Special Effects from the Museum of Life and Science

Today at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC they held an exhibit focused on the science behind entertainment in the fields of special effects, make-up artistry, video game design, comic book art, and staged combat. My friend/partner and founder of TriOut Lawrence Ingraham had a booth setup for his iPhone and iPad kid application gaming business called Tantrum Apps. I stopped by the museum to show my support and got a chance to meet Dave L. @sonofalink and @TeddHuff as well as a chance to see a lot of awesome "Heroes, Villains and Special Effects".

Here's a list of the [...]

Startup lessons for entrepreneurs and businesses from Mark Cuban. Local Tech Wire Event notes & video

Yesterday I attended a Venture Capital Symposium hosted by Local Techwire that featured Mark Cuban @mcuban at the American Tobacco Complex, in Durham, NC. Other speakers included Mike Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation, Rich Lee, Founder & CEO of Hosted Solutions, Aaron Houghton, Co-founder, iContact, Mitchell Mumma, Partner of Intersouth Partners. The speakers participated in a panel then Mark Cuban delivered a very entertaining, honest and thought provoking keynote to about 250 entrepreneurs, venture capitalist and local media. Mark’s keynote and the panel discussion was about the [...]

14 Social Media Professionals to watch in 2010 from the Triangle, NC

If there's two things most of my friends and colleagues know about me is that I love living in the Triangle, NC area which includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and that I love technology/gadgets/social media. This area has one of the largest and smartest technology communities in the world and more than often I think is over looked by others.

A few weeks ago I saw a tweet from someone asking about what cities have strong social media communities and they were listing New York, Austin, Miami and the "Valley" which are worthy but don't forget about the Triangle area too. With more [...]

Announcing the Social Media Business Forum, 10/23 Durham, NC


The Social Media Business Forum will feature speakers from marketing companies, technology companies, and social networks discussing ways in which business communications have changed due to social media. We are planning sessions on internal and external communications methods for both B2B and B2C companies. There will be an estimated 200 people in attendance.

A few of the speakers announced are:

Announcing Triangle Tech week #TriTech

For those of you reside outside of NC we call the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas the Triangle and this week we having Triangle Tech week. Every day starting Monday August 3 thru August 8 there will be a different Technology/ social media/ geek event to attend. Also we're going to have a few special prizes for some of the attendees who make it all six events such as an iTunes gift card and more. To verify you attended all six pick up a card starting tonight at the Triangle Tweetup at Edge Office. The card will have all events dates listed. Next find one of the OurHashtag [...]

Social Media brings Dinosaurs back to life at the Museum of Life and Science

Today I attended the Dinosaur Trail exclusive Blogger/Tweeple Preview at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC.

The event was organized by Beck Tench, who manages the Museum Life and Science Twitter account (@lifeandscience). Beck reached out to the local Triangle, NC blogging and Twitter community, which is strong, for the exclusive preview event. And if you think bloggers and tweeple are not interested in dinosaurs, then you're wrong. Before the event began, tweets were tweeted, asking who's going, and everyone was excited to preview the new dinosaur trail.

Joining me was fellow [...]