Press Releases


From electricity to life science, startups showcase future

May 05, 2018

Charlotte-based Botsplash is a software as a service messaging platform aimed at improving communications between consumers and businesses. It’s “Omni-channel” platform works across multiple digital channels. The AI and machine learning tech behind Botsplash helps agents understand customer’s needs and content they want. “It’s all about forecasting,” said CEO, Aru Anavekar.

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State of Tech Startup Showcase

Apr 06, 2018

State of Tech Startup Showcase Six North Carolina tech startup companies will pitch/demo their technologies in front of 500+ business and technology leaders at this year's State of Technology event. We had a great response of applicants - the review committee aimed to select a diverse range of companies with innovative solutions. We are pleased

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botsplash combines human flexibility and AI

Mar 25, 2018

Customer service is critical to just about any business. When it’s good, it keeps clients happy. When it’s bad, it drives them to the competition. And as Aru Anavekar has seen firsthand: Technology plays a big role. With many years of experience in the online compare marketplace and lending industry, Anavekar, 35, saw how outdated processes hindered businesses

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Selects 25 Semi-Finalists

Mar 21, 2018

The record-breaking 185 submissions translated to the most geographically diverse applicant pool since the program’s inception, and for the first time, more than half of the submissions (almost 60%) came from outside of the Triangle region, with one-third of North Carolina’s 100 counties represented. The program also experienced a healthy increase

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