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April 4, 2013
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April 16, 2013
Robotics startup ARiCON opens in Ventureprise

Robotics startup ARiCON aims to change the way commercial buildings are built and it's taking its first step by setting up shop in Charlotte business incubator Ventureprise.


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Founded in 2009, Agingo was created to help people and companies navigate to information directly in a private and trusted way. We provide technology which delivers a personalized and shared navigation experience while making the Internet a safer and more trusted place. Our trusted Internet based navigation model enhances the customer to company relationship and helps people navigate life together. This company develops technologies which save time, protects privacy, and helps companies build a more direct, personal, and protected relationship with their cusomers. We believe it is fun to build things which help people and that the best ideas are yet to come.


Ants4Hire, LLC was founded in 2010 with a vision for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses meet their Project Management and Web Hosting Management needs. Founder and lead project management consultant, Amanda E. Hall, PMP#96952 is dedicated to quality customer service, education and training for the entrepreneur/small business community and driven to apply her experience in a tangible, effective and efficient methodology to help other entrepreneurs see their vision become reality within the terms of scope, schedule, cost and quality.

Ants4Hire can provide a wide range of business consulting services from internet property development, web hosting and support, project administration/training through full scale Project Management delivery.

For more information or to get started today, contact Amanda@Ants4Hire.Com


Untitled-21.pngAppian International Research
Appian provides consulting and operational support in pharmaceutical product development. The company grew out of the contract pharmaceutical research industry. Dr. Grier Harris, Appian's President, has worked in clinical trials since 1986 in most areas within the industry - from basic medical research to large scale international clinical trials. Appian utilizes a team of highly experienced professionals to help companies meet their product approval goals.

By incorporating state-of-the art information technology and management methods, Appian is able to provide these services in a fraction of the time and well below the traditional costs associated with outsourced development programs. Appian has developed strong relationships with many individuals and organizations that provide contract research services, from opinion leader consultants to their network of international contract research organizations. In doing so, Appian creates an atmosphere of collaborative efforts into which a company can bring their program to achieve maximum results with minimum effort and cost.


Untitled-19.pngBlue Nano, Inc.
Blue Nano is a nanomaterials manufacturer that develops high quality, cost effective and reliable nano-focused industrial solutions in the highest volumes available anywhere. We serve universities, independent research labs and OEM manufacturers in a wide variety of sectors ranging from automotive to energy to healthcare. While the materials produce have endless uses, Blue Nano focuses its nanomaterials into energy applications, more specifically solar, batteries and catalysts.


Untitled-18.pngBusiness Policy Solutions
Business Policy Solutions LLC (BPS) develops software solutions that speed the development of enterprise software applications. BPS Rules" is used by both software developers and business users to implement business logic changes in real time through a graphical user interface. BPS Rules simplifies the development of applications for the Microsoft .NET platform through its user-friendly software solutions template and logic generation. The result is a drastic reduction in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Software solution providers and in-house software development teams can save their customers money by implementing system change requests in hours or minutes rather than weeks. The logic authoring component of BPS Rules is a desktop application which can be connected to Microsoft SharePoint for version control. The business applications can be built on multiple Microsoft .NET user interface technologies including Win Forms, Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and HTML5. Web applications can be hosted on Windows servers or developed for the cloud.


Untitled-14.pngC5 Insight
Customer Connect and StreamLogic have merged to become C5 Insight. They deliver technologies that accelerate business relationships. Their clients turn to them to utilize their unique LUCK" process to improve their customer, prospect, employee, vendor and partner relationships. Their team of experts focus on Collaboration, Document Management, Business Intelligence and Intranet Sites (using SharePoint); Customer Relationship Management (using Microsoft CRM and Salesforce.com); e-commerce and NextWeb website development (using DotNetNuke and AbleCommerce). They are a Microsoft Gold Certified partner


Untitled-17.pngCalyptix Securtiy
Calyptix Security has developed a comprehensive Internet security appliance for small and mid-sized businesses. The Access EnforcerTM guards the gateway to the Internet with a range of cutting edge cyber defense techniques including an email filter, a dynamic firewall, an intrusion prevention system, secure remote network access via VPN and a platform for implementing corporate-wide IT policies such as instant messaging.

The Access EnforcerTM will compete in the recently emerging Unified Threat Management market, one of the fastest growing segments within IT with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 40% for each of the next 3-5 years.


Untitled-13.pngCamber Ridge, LLC
Camber Ridge, LLC was established to meet the growing needs of the automotive industry. The goal of the company is to pull together teams of industry players to develop resources bigger than what a single player can realize, thereby increasing the capabilities of all. We are a "catalyst for synergy", helping our members become leaner and more competitive through access to world class facilities.


Countervail Corporation is engaged in the development and commercialization of antidotes to military nerve agents and pesticides. In pre-clinical studies, Countervail's drug, AverTox", has been shown to be effective in significantly improving survivability to exposure as well as afford protection against the delayed neuropathy caused by these toxins.


Frontline Consulting Services
Frontline Consulting Services Inc., with world headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a Systems Integration and Product Development company that helps businesses globally to utilize technology and improve their core business process. Our solutions comprise a broad range of advanced products and services designed to enable companies to run the business, deploy products and business intelligence tools on a global basis. A member of Oracle Partner Network, FCS designs, builds and deploys world-class solutions on the Oracle Platform. FCS has extensive experience in the fields of Mobile Platform Applications, Enterprise Applications, Business Process Integration, Product & Application Development, Enterprise Application Integration, EDI/ B2B Services and Business Process Outsourcing. Strategic verticals for FCS include Consumer Goods, Retail, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Insurance, Energy, Utilities, Public Sector and Higher Education.


Untitled-12.pngGroup Five Sales, Inc
Group Five Sales, Inc. is an event marketing company which is evolving to embrace the Internet. Their focus is to help companies and their agencies improve their results in the event marketing arena. They have a software system that uses the Internet in such a way that allows the evaluation of a proposed event sponsorship in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes. The evaluation provides specific information in relation to the company's marketing goals. They work in diverse fields within the event marketing industry, although just as the industry is 60 percent sports marketing, they are spending more than half of the involvement in the sports marketing segment.


Untitled-10.pngProformance Logo Products and Apparel
Proformance Logo Products and Apparel is committed to providing companies with exceptional service, a great selection of logo apparel brands and styles, high quality embroidery and the most competitive pricing in the Charlotte area. They offer custom imprinted merchandise for every need.


Untitled-16.pngReveille Technologies, Inc.
Reveille Technologies, Inc. is a global IT services company that provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide, utilizing a highly customized, cost efficient delivery model that combines onsite-offsite operations.


Untitled-9.pngSchleich N.A. Inc.
Anywhere's a playground! The Schleich collection of figures and accessories has amazingly accurate detail and helps children learn and develop through imaginative play. Every Schleich figurine is made of the most natural and accurate renditions of the animals, people, historical periods, and fantasy worlds they represent and is painted by hand - meaning every toy is absolutely unique. Schleich is available in over 70 countries world-wide and represents a truly World Toy that needs no translation or instruction - only imagination and the time to play slowly and freely. Visit us at www.schleich-s.com.


Untitled-8.pngSmall Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) helps small business owners (and those interested in starting a business) meet the challenges of today's business environment, manage that ever-changing world, and plan for the future of their business. They do this by providing management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses throughout North Carolina. Their mission is to help North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs within the state. Most of their services are free of charge, and all SBTDC services are confidential.


Untitled-5.pngTuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas (TNIC)
Tribal non-profit organization serving the Tuscarora people in Mecklenburg, Robeson and surrounding counties; implementing self-enrichment programs to achieve success in the lives of the Tribal community.


University Research Park
University Research Park is a 2800 acre research and business park established in 1966 to benefit UNC Charlotte and economic development in north Mecklenburg County. Approximately 200 companies are located in 80 buildings containing 10 million square feet within the Park. Over 20,000 employees are engaged in product research, technology research, information processing and other business and financial operations within the Park. URP affords its occupants convenient access to UNC Charlotte, Interstate highways 85 and 77, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Concord Regional Airport.


Untitled-6.pngWhitley Financial, LLC
Whitley Financial, LLC offers investment management to clients on a personal level as well as implementing retirement plans through their employer. We have successfully maintained consistent positive returns on investment utilizing the equity markets as well as the private investment sector. We always have an exit strategy that includes marketing all or a portion of our holdings for profit once a venture is successfully sustaining itself. We are currently overweight debt securities for our retail clients producing equity-like returns.