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Wild Pitch Wednesday with Shyft Auto, Raleigh Founded Announces UNC Scale School

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Wed, March 17, 11am

Shyft Auto helps reduce chaos at automotive repair shops while giving consumers an Amazon-like experience for service. Shyft’s technology helps repair shops offer contactless solutions to their customers, while increasing retention, revenue, and satisfaction scores. The Shyft Auto team was a recipient of the NC Idea Seed Grant and the winner of one of the top startups at the NC Tech Awards in 2020.


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Raleigh Founded recently announced that it is partnering with the UNC Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler to help businesses within the community scale more effectively through the Scale School. The UNC Scale School is a program designed to help developed entrepreneurs scale their companies to the next levels of growth and success. To apply for the Raleigh Founded scholarship, please fill out the application form below.


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TAMPA – Relocation. While Tampa has seen an influx of startups and large corporations flocking to town due to its affordability, accessibility to New York and work-life balance, Procoto co-founder Michael Otis decided to relocate from Atlanta to the Bay area for an even simpler reason. Read more.

AUSTIN – New market expansion. AlertMedia Inc., an Austin-based company that provides emergency communications for businesses and other organizations, has secured a $400 million investment from Austin-based Vista Equity Partners. Get the deets.

CHAPEL HILL – Supporting small. The pandemic has hit small businesses especially hard. But this UNC-Chapel Hill professor is determined to change that. Enter Brij, a centralized online platform where consumers can support their favorite local shops and restaurants. Tech it out.

ATLANTA – Creative connections. From their Atlanta Tech Village office, entrepreneurs Ifrah Khan and Connor Ford are rethinking virtual learning. Clubba, the live virtual after-school club for kids, brings small groups of kids together with creative college students to teach new skills in a social and fun way. Learn more.

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