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Tech Legends: AgTechInventures: Karen LeVert — coming full circle

Editor’s note: This is the next in a series of interviews from WRAL TechWire featuring “Legends – The men and women who helped create and build North Carolina’s technology and life science ecosystem.”  These leaders will join Jim Goodnight, Monica Doss, Dennis Dougherty, Charles Hamner and Venessa Harrison as...

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Veteran commercialization exec Karen LeVert to lead NC IDEA board

Karen LeVert, a veteran commercialization executive, is the new board char at NC IDEA. The Durham-based economic foundation also names three board members while two current members step down. NC IDEA announced the changes Tuesday and also unveiled an updated website. LeVert has been a member of the board for the past two years. New members are Peyton Anderson, Greg Brown and Patti Gillenwater. “The leadership and guidance of our Board enables us to advance the Foundation’s mission and vision,” said Thom Ruhe, CEO of NC IDEA, in a statement. “Our newest members are distinguished members of North Carolina’s...

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CED Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs: Karen LeVert

Karen LeVert, right, and her mother Eunice mingle with the crowd at the CED’S 20th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards program in Durham on Wednesday night. Karen, president of Southeast TechInventures, received the CED’s Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs award for her company’s efforts to help accelerate the commercialization of research and technology developed at several universities. “I was very surprised to receive the award,” said LeVert, who launched Southeast TechInventures in 2003. “We are just three years old, but we are about where we are supposed to be.” For an LTW profile of STI, see:...

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