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Picture this: three to five early-stage companies stand before a group of panelists, ready to pitch their ideas to an audience at Packard Place. It’s not a real investor pitch, but it’s the trial run prior to getting there. The lessons learned in this space just might change the course of Charlotte’s next startup success.

PitchBreakfast has offered a support system for Charlotte’s technology startup scene for the last five years. Founded in 2013 by Vic Howie, what began as TechBreakfast…

ICOs, or initial coin offerings, are the new way for companies all over the world to raise money. This is how it is impacting Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley companies raise more money than companies anywhere else in the world. Companies here raised $26.6 billion in 2017, double the amount of the next U.S. metropolitan area. Likewise, Silicon Valley has more venture capitalists than anywhere else in the world. In fact, many companies make the pilgrimage to Silicon Valley to be closer to VCs, gaining…

An index of Silicon Valley's largest tech stocks gained slightly on Thursday, buoyed by a handful of strong performers.

The Bloomberg Silicon Valley High Tech Index climbed 0.35 percent as seven of its 13 members posted gains. HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) was the index's top performer, gaining 1.04 percent in regular trading. Shares jumped further after-hours on strong earnings.

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) climbed 1.02 percent, followed by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), up 0.89 percent. Facebook (NASDAQ:…

Leawood Capital, a strategic growth and transaction consultant, is raising $25 million for its Leawood Capital Mezzanine Fund LP, according to regulatory filings.

Leawood Capital has offices at 5251 W. 116th Place in Leawood. The company set up the Leawood Capital Mezzanine Fund LP in February 2017.

According to the firm's website, the fund will invest in private, closely held companies with consistent cash flow that are expanding but want to limit ownership dilution. Here are other investment…

MBA students at the University of Texas at Austin will soon have the run of a cutting-edge academic building that can carry them into the fast-moving world of 21st-century business.

The McCombs School of Business on Thursday hosted a grand opening for Robert B. Rowling Hall at the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Guadalupe Street.

The 497,500-square-foot Rowling Hall will be home to the MBA program as well as the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization program.…