Institute Insights: Is Chinese Venture Capital Booming or Pausing?

Friday, January 24, 2020 

China’s venture capital funding has contracted significantly since mid-2018. According to Christian Lundblad, director of research at the Kenan Institute, this is a byproduct of U.S. trade policy, some domestic Chinese investment policy and the usual ups and downs in a developing market.

Institute Insights: Pay, Employment and Dynamics of Young Firms

Friday, January 17, 2020 

Prevailing data suggests that young firms pay employees less than their more mature counterparts. But does a closer look at the data tell a different story?

Institute Insights: Venture Capital: Growth, Globalization and Governance

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 

Venture capital has existed since the 1970s, expanding and becoming more institutionalized year after year. But its growth in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has been unprecedented.

NCGrowth Fall Showcase: Going Wild in Asheboro

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 

Twice each year, NCGrowth showcases its clients, recent projects and upcoming work in a unique place. On Dec. 13, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro hosted the event. Attendees learned about Asheboro, Randolph County and the broader Triad economy, and recent NCGrowth projects – and got to visit with some of the zoo’s animal inhabitants.

Institute Insights: Preparing Entrepreneurship Students for the Future

Monday, December 9, 2019 

Five of the top 10 skills identified for business success are entrepreneurial skills, making entrepreneurship education relevant not just for would-be startup owners, but for general business students as well.

Inaugural Software Growth & Investment Symposium: Funding the Triangle’s Burgeoning Tech Ecosystem

Thursday, December 5, 2019 

In partnership with Vista Equity Partners, NCIF hosted the inaugural Software Growth & Investment Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The event brought together members of the Triangle’s burgeoning tech ecosystem to learn from leading software executives and their investors about proven approaches to scaling from $10 million to $100 million annual recurring revenue.

Institute Insights: Corporate Responsibility and Irresponsibility

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 

Does practicing corporate social responsibility (CSR) bestow any benefits on how a firm is perceived by the public?

NCGrowth: High Point Immersive

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 

On Nov. 19, NCGrowth visited High Point, North Carolina, to learn more about the city’s unique legacy, recent developments and future revitalization efforts.