Social Solutions Cited as a Leader in the Field of Youth Services Performance Management

Social Solutions was cited by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) as a leader in the field of youth services performance management. AYPF’s December 2012 report, Beyond the Numbers: Data Use for Continuous Improvement of Programs Serving Disconnected Youth, examines how three of the country’s leading youth services providers use data and Social Solutions’ Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software to manage program performance.

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Rami Essaid, Distil CEO, Names to Under30CEO’s List of 14 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in Washington, DC

Under30CEO names Distil CEO, Rami Essaid, to their list of entrepreneurs to watch in Washington, DC. Under30CEO launched a nationwide campaign to find and highlight the most promising entrepreneurs from across the United States. To qualify, entrepreneurs had to be under the age of 30 and one of the these requirements: revenue of $50,000-$10,000,000, over 10,000 users or have $50,000-$10,000,000 in funding.

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American Underground is Expanding to New Space in Durham

The American Underground at the American Tobacco Historic District, where we have our office, is fully leased and has a waiting list for new tenants. As a results, American Underground operator Capitol Broadcasting Company has announced it will expand in Downtown Durham. The 22,000 square foot space will be known at Underground @Main Street and serve as a hub for new and emerging technology businesses in Durham.

Read the full article on WRAL Tech Wire.

Now’s the Time to Start a Business

News & Observer guest columnist and VP of Product Engineering at Automated Insights, Joe Procopio, shares his thoughts on why he believes there is no better time to start a business in the Triangle. He shares his three primary reasons for his belief: 1) technologies such as cloud computing, standardized coding languages, plug-and-play tools and the Web make starting easier; 2) early stage funding options haves become more varied and accessible; and, 3) startup hubs are are converging.

Read the full column from the News & Observer.


Skin in the Game: For Startups, Investing, Sacrifice, Taking Risks are Essential

Special contributor Jason Parker repots from Startup Summit in Raleigh and talks with the Entrepreneur’s Panel about their greatest startup challenges and advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. The panel included Robbie Allen, founder and CEO of Automated Insights, Daniel Chalef, founder and CEO of KnowledgeTree, Luke Fishback, founder and CEO of PlotWatt, and Matt Williamson, co-founder and CEO of Windsor Circle.

Read the full article on WRAL Tech Wire.

Health Care Startup Finds Success Despite Public Sector Obstacles

Huffington Bost blogger Joe Van Brussel takes a look at Axial Exchange and the company’s ability to overcome a lack of government interest in the startup’s technology solution. Axial Exchange has developed software and mobile apps for doctors, patients and all parties involved in a patient’s care to ensure that patient information travels efficiently to all parties.  Axial CEO Jooanne Rohde says of the government policies that don’t make it easy for smaller health care companies to get involved in the market, “It’s a David and Goliath story. The government needs to change their procurement policies. Everything is written from the perspective of a big company, and it shuts out new innovation.”

Read the full article on the Huffington Post.